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I.K. Comet was an ice hockey club based in Halden, Norway and played in the GET-ligaen. They played their home games in Halden Ishall. Their team colours were green, black and white.

History Edit

Ishockeyklubben Comet was founded in 1961. Without a rink of their own, and struggling in the shadow of local greats Sparta Warriors and Stjernen the club found it hard to get a breakthrough. In 1988 they got their own arena, Halden Ishall, and settled in the second highest league for most of the nineties.

In 1997 however an economic crisis forced the club to withdraw, and start again in the third division. Helped on by Swedish businessman Siwert Hjalmarsson the club again found its feet, and started to climb in the standings. In the spring of 2004 Comet had their greatest day so far, when, after beating Hasle/Løren in the final qualifying game, secured promotion to the top league.

The problems surrounding their arena however put dark clouds on the horizon. With its 1200 capacity and limited facilities Halden Ishall is not of GET-ligaen standards.

In 2008 I.K. Comet reached the semi-finals for the first time after upsetting derby rivals Sparta in seven games of the quarter-finals. (4-2 in games)

In October 2009, the club went bankrupt after a long period of financial troubles.

Former Players Edit

Flag of Finland
  • Timo Hakanen
Flag of Norway
  • Tor Sønju Bårnes
  • Jo Magnus Hegg
  • Jesper Hoel
  • Inge Stokvik
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  • Peter Andersson
  • Magnus Eriksson
  • Mattias Gudmundsson
  • Mattias Guter



Ice hockey in Norway

GET-Ligaen:      IK CometFrisk TigersFuruset HockeyLillehammer IKSparta WarriorsStavanger OilersStjernenStorhamar DragonsTrondheim Black PanthersVålerenga Hockey

Norwegian Division 1:      Lørenskog IKManglerud Stars ILGjøvik HockeyGruner ILHasle/Løren ILRosenborg IHKBergen IKKongsvinger IL
Norwegian National TeamWomen's Norwegian National Team
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