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Frisk Tigers
Frisk Tigers
League GET-ligaen
Founded 5 February 1922
History IF Frisk
Asker Hockey
IF Frisk Asker
Arena Askerhallen
City Asker, Norway
Team Colors Green, Red and White
Head Coach Vacant
Team Captain Flag of Norway Henrik Ødegaard

The Frisk Tigers are the ice hockey division of IF Frisk Asker, a Norwegian sports club whose members also participate in football. Officially, the hockey section is registered as IF Frisk Asker - Ishockey, but the club usually refers to itself as the Frisk Tigers or simply Frisk. They are based in the municipality of Asker and play their home games in Askerhallen. Their team colours are green, red and white; originally these were orange and blue.

The Frisk Tigers are currently members of the highest Norwegian ice hockey league, Eliteserien (or GET-ligaen for sponsorship reasons). They have won the Norwegian Ice Hockey Championship three times, most recently in 2002, and the League Championship five times, last in the 2007–08 season. Before the 2000s, the Tigers' most successful period was in the 1970s, during which they won all their previous titles.


Frisk is one of the oldest ice hockey clubs in Norway dating back to 1935. For most of the early years the club did alright, playing mostly in the lower regional leagues. In 1968 the club was set for a great new era. Farmer Bjørn Mortensen wished to give something back to the community by building an indoor ice rink in Asker. It was the first of its kind in the Oslo area, and gave the club a tremendous lift.

Askerhallen was opened on 31 August 1969, and led to a series of events that would bring Frisk to the pinnacle of Norwegian Ice Hockey in only a few years. In Asker the facilities was first class, but playing material scarce. In Oslo, a club called Tigrene, had the exact opposite problems, so the two clubs decided to merge. Frisk immediately rose to become one of the top teams in the league.

In May 1972 disaster struck, as the Askerhallen was badly damaged in a fire. Mortensen however wished to continue his commitment, and have the arena rebuilt. The new Askerhallen was opened in 1973.

The seventies proved to be the most successful years for Frisk. Winning the Norwegian championships in 1975 and 1979.

Through the eighties Frisk stayed in the top flight, and excelled at producing talented hockey-players. Led by inspirational coach Barry Smith they made a new appearance in the play off finals in 1986. On the most however they failed to make any real impact and economical problems led the club into recession and finally relegation in the mid nineties. A merger with local club Holmen, under the name of Asker Hockey proved unsuccessful and in 1995 Frisk was back in the top league on their own feet.

With local backing and gaining popularity the club went into the new millennium as one of the best teams in the league. In 2002 Frisk could finally celebrate their third Norwegian championship, after beating the Storhamar Dragons in a very exciting final.

After having accomplished the mission, Frisk did not manage to rebuild the same drive, and for the next few seasons results slowly deteriorated. Still having one of the best youth academies in Norwegian hockey Frisk work hard to rejoin the uppermost echelons with limited resources.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Tigers. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Frisk Tigers seasons.

Norwegian Champions Regular Season Champions Promoted Relegated
Season League Regular season[1] Postseason
2005–06 Eliteserien 42 16 17 7 2 139 151 50 7th Lost in Quarter-finals, 0–4 (Storhamar)
2006–07 Eliteserien 44 19 15 8 2 157 169 74 4th Lost in Quarter-finals, 3–4 (Sparta)
2007–08 Eliteserien 44 29 6 3 6 205 142 93 1st Lost in Finals, 2–4 (Storhamar)
2008–09 Eliteserien 45 14 19 6 6 129 144 62 7th Lost in Quarter-finals, 1–4 (Vålerenga)
2009–10 Eliteserien 48 12 28 4 4 121 181 51 9th 1st in Qualifying for Eliteserien

Current rosterEdit

As of 30 March 2010.[2][3]

# Player Catches Born Place of birth
1 Flag of Norway Rasmus Stenebråten R 18.02.1988 Fredrikstad, Norway
35 Flag of Sweden Jimmy Danielsson L 13.05.1982 Insjön, Sweden
# Player Shoots Born Place of Birth
3 Flag of Norway Erik Follestad Johansen L 22.06.1989 Asker, Norway
5 Flag of Norway Andreas Øksnes L 02.12.1990 Norway
12 Flag of Norway Erik Russwurm L 10.11.1984 Oslo, Norway
14 Flag of Canada.svg Blake Cosgrove L 03.04.1986 Chilliwack, Canada
24 Flag of Norway Marius Gundersrud L 13.10.1990 Asker, Norway
25 Flag of Norway Patrik Bovim R 24.04.1988 Norway
42 Flag of Norway Henrik Ødegaard (C) L 12.02.1988 Asker, Norway
48 Flag of Norway Sebastian Skaar L 10.08.1985 Oslo, Norway
# Player Shoots Born Place of Birth
2 Flag of Sweden Johan Erkgärds L 12.11.1989 Sweden
4 Flag of Sweden Anders Lusth L 16.07.1983 Sandviken, Sweden
8 Flag of Norway Joakim Flaten (A) L 12.07.1986 Bærum, Norway
9 Flag of Norway Per Ferdinand Stensund L 04.03.1987 Asker, Norway
11 Flag of Canada.svg René Corbet L 25.06.1973 Victoriaville, Canada
16 Flag of Sweden David Nyström R 21.02.1980 Stockholm, Sweden
18 Flag of Norway Fredrik Rålm R 15.09.1989 Asker, Norway
20 Flag of Norway Fredrik Lystad-Jacobsen L 15.02.1990 Asker, Norway
26 Flag of Norway Petter Kristiansen L 13.05.1985 Asker, Norway
29 Flag of Norway Robin Dahlstrøm L 29.01.1989 Oslo, Norway
32 Flag of Sweden Magnus Svensson R 18.01.1986 Sweden
39 Flag of Norway Knut Bitustøyl R 21.11.1986 Asker, Norway
40 Flag of Norway Ken André Olimb L 21.01.1989 Oslo, Norway


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Notes and references Edit

  1. Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, OTW—Overtime/Shootout wins, OTL—Overtime/Shootout losses, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points
  2. (Norwegian) Spillere. Retrieved on 2010-03-30.
  3. Team roster. Retrieved on 2010-03-30.

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