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Stavanger Oilers

  • Nickname: Oilers
  • Year of foundation: 2001
  • Colours: white, yellow, black
  • Club status: active
  • Address: Stavanger Ishockeyklubb - Oilers
    Gunnar Warebergs gt 13
    4021 Stavanger
  • Phone: +47 51 53 08 14
  • Fax: +47 51 20 78 82
  • Email: post@oilers.no, kjetil.garvik@oilers.no
  • WWW: Stavanger Oilers
 
Stavanger Oilers is major league affiliate of: Stavanger Oilers 2

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Season 2014-2015

Club teams
 
Recent gamesseason 2014-2015
Sep. 06 14 | 17:30Stavanger Oilers - HC Ocelari Trinec2-3
Sep. 23 14 | 19:45SC Bern - Stavanger Oilers0-2
Oct. 07 14 | 19:45Stavanger Oilers - SC Bern5-2
Current rosterseason 2014-2015
# Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GHenrik Holm06.09.1990187 cm82 kgright
GRuben Smith15.04.1987182 cm75 kgleft
DJoakim Hjelm23.04.1992182 cm86 kgleft
DJohannes Johannesen01.03.1997181 cm82 kgright
DMats Larsen Mostue25.01.1989180 cm80 kgright
DNick Plastino20.02.1986180 cm90 kgright
DDaniel Bøen Rokseth15.08.1991185 cm85 kgleft
DHenrik Solberg15.04.1987190 cm100 kgleft
DDennis Løvold Sveum27.11.1986185 cm82 kgleft
DAdrian Veidemann14.04.1983188 cm89 kgleft
FLukas Andersen David03.10.1989188 cm79 kgright
FRudolfs Balcers08.04.1997180 cm75 kgleft
FChristian Dahl Andersen02.09.1980191 cm86 kgleft
RWJean-Michel Daoust24.11.1983170 cm70 kgright
FKristian Forsberg05.05.1986185 cm90 kgright
FSnorre Hallem22.02.1979188 cm96 kgleft
FMartin Blakseth Huse12.06.1989182 cm80 kgleft
FStian Høygård28.03.1987180 cm92 kgleft
LWDan Kissel25.01.1987175 cm81 kgleft
FTommy Kristiansen26.05.1989190 cm96 kgright
LWPeter Lorentzen02.09.1983185 cm87 kgleft
FPetter Røste Fossen16.02.1991183 cm84 kgleft
FJosh Soares06.02.1982180 cm88 kgleft
FMathias Trettenes08.11.1993180 cm76 kgleft
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Pål Kristian Guldbrandsen23.05.1977Assistant Coach
Petter Thoresen25.07.1961Head Coach

* no longer in the club

DNB Arena Stavanger

DNB Arena Stavanger logo
  • Adress: Ishockeyveien 1
    Stavanger, 4021, Norge
  • Phone: +47 9090 9090
  • Email: arenacash@oilers.no
  • Capacity: 4500
  • Opened in: 2012
 

Stavanger Oilers were established as a company team by Finnish expatriate workers in 2000. However, it quickly developed plans for establishing itself as an elite club, partly as a reaction to the poor economic management of Viking Hockey, which had traditionally been the dominant hockey club in Stavanger. The key man behind the club's establishment was the Finnish business man Hartti Kristola, who withdrew his economic support from Viking to focus on Oilers.

By the time Stavanger Oilers played their first official game, in the autumn of 2001, the club had already attracted players from the higher echelons of Finnish hockey, as well as a number of former Norwegian national team players. These played alongside amateur local players in what could only be characterised as an uneven side. Still, Stavanger Oilers, starting at the bottom of the league system, met inferior opposition in their first few seasons. They went through the 2001/02 season unbeaten, scoring 304 goals. The club top scorer, Finnish forward Jari Kesti, scored or assisted on 226 of them.

The 2002/03 went almost as well, as Oilers went through their first 18 games unbeaten. Ahead of the season, the team was strengthened by even more Finnish imports, as well as two of Viking Hockey's star players, Tommy Edlund and Thomas Kristensen. The club's first-ever loss came away against Gjøvik, and it was followed by another loss the next day by the same team. Oilers also got beaten by local rivals Bergen, who were the first team to defeat Oilers in Siddishallen. However, Oilers still secured first place at the end of the season, with Bergen finishing second. Star player Jari Kesti scored 150 points from Oilers 296 goals, and he was joined in the top scorer lists by his countrymen Tomi Suoniemi and Jarkko Ollikainen, who both scored more than 100 points. Promotion to the GET-ligaen was secured courtesy of five victories in the qualification play-offs, with the only defeat coming against Bergen in a penalty shoot-out.

The team was further strengthened ahead of its first season in the GET-ligaen, as further Finnish players and some young Norwegian talents joined Oilers. The start of the season was impressive, with Lillehammer beaten 5-1 in the opening match, followed by a 10-0 away win at Manglerud Star in the second match. The first defeat came at home against fellow promoters Bergen. At the end of the season, Oilers finished 6th in the table. Again, Jari Kesti was the club top scorer, for the third season in a row. In the playoffs, Oilers beat Trondheim by three games to one in the quarter finals, winning the final game in sudden death in front of a sell-out crowd of 2600 people in Siddishallen. Teemu Kohvakka scored the deciding goal with only 14 seconds left of the first period of sudden death. In the semi finals, Oilers were beaten by Storhamar in three straight games.

The second elite season saw two of the best players leave the club: Jari Kesti signed for Vålerenga and Christian Dahl Andersen went to Swedish side Arboga. Both were to come back during the same seasons, after unsuccessful stints in their new clubs. Meanwhile, owner Hartti Kristola withdrew his financial backing, and a local business executive, Tore Christensen, took over control of the club. Oilers' performances varied throughout the season, and after a humiliating loss against bottom side Bergen, Matti Riekkinen decided to resign as the team coach. He was replaced by Swede Gunnar Johansson in January 2005. The team finished the season in 7th place, losing against Vålerenga in the play-off quarter finals.

The new head coach brought a new profile in player recruitment, and Sweden replaced Finland as the main market for new players. Ahead of the 2005/06 season, Swedish players Bengt Höglund, Martin Johansson and Fredrik Sundin were brought in, along with the Norwegian national team player Snorre Hallem. The strategy was successful, as the club enjoyed its best season so far, finishing in 4th place in the GET-ligaen. In the playoffs, Oilers beat Sparta Warriors by four games to two in the quarter finals. The semi finals against second-placed Stjernen turned into a thriller, with each team winning their home games until Oilers decided the series through a 2-1 victory in the seventh and final game of the series, away at Stjernehallen. However, the first-ever play-off final featuring a hockey team from Stavanger ended in a humiliating defeat in four straight games against Vålerenga.

The team was further strengthened for the 2006/07 season, with the recruitment of players such as Henric Höglund from Stjernen and Norwegian national team players Marius Trygg and Lars Peder Nagel, which saw Oilers start the season as one of the favourites for the title. However, at the end of the season, they finished in 3rd place, which was still the club's best result to date. This was the third time that a team from Stavanger had won the bronze medals in the league, with Viking winning the bronze twice in the past. At the end of the season, past players Jari Kesti and Tomi Suoniemi were also honoured, as their respective shirt numbers, #7 and #22, were officially retired by the club. In the playoffs Comet were beaten by four games to two in the quarter finals, while Oilers lost to Storhamar Dragons by the same score-line in the semi finals.

Notable players:

Retired Numbers:

07 Jari Kesti
22 Tomi Suoniemi

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Vålerenga-Stavanger in the Norwegian finals

BothVålerenga Ishockey and Stavanger Oilers won game seven of the semi finals to qualify for the GET-ligaen finals.

Vålerenga beat Storhamar 2-1 in the decisive game while Stavanger got a 6-2 win over Lillehammer.

The first final will be played on Friday.

(02 Apr 2014)
 

Ljubljana vs. Stavanger test postponed

HDD Olimpija Ljubljana and the Norwegian champion Stavanger Oilers were scheduled to face each other on Sunday, 12 August 2012 but as the Norwegians can't come earlier than Monday, 13 August the game was postponed until Tuesday, 14 August (19.15h). Both teams will participate also in the pre-season tournament in Bled (Rudi-Hiti-Sommercup, 16-19 August).

(03 Aug 2012)
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Fast factsseason 2014-2015
Leagues

Stavanger Oilers participates in season 2014-2015: Champions Hockey League, GET Ligaen, U20 Denmark, U20 Elite (NOR), U18 Elite (NOR)

 
 
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