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Modo Hockey
Modo
League Elitserien
Founded 1921
History Alfredshems IK
1921–1963
Modo AIK
1964–86
Modo Hockey
1987–present
Arena Swedbank Arena
City Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Team Colors Red, black, white, green
General Manager Flag of Sweden Markus Näslund
Head Coach Flag of Sweden Ulf Samuelsson
Captain Flag of Norway Ole-Kristian Tollefsen
Swedish Champions 1979, 2007

Modo Hockey is an ice hockey club in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The home arena was earlier Kempehallen, built in 1964, but from the 2006–07 season the men's team plays at the Swedbank Arena.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1921 as Alfredshems IK, but was later renamed after the main sponsor, industrial corporation Mo och Domsjö AB (commonly abbreviated Modo). Modo Hockey became Swedish champions in 1979. The team had a hard time coming back to this level however, until in 1994 when the club reached the finals with a young team with stars like Peter Forsberg, who just had reached tremendous international fame for his play in the Lillehammer Olympics, and Niklas Sundström. However, they lost the finals to Malmö IF.

MODOhockey

Former Logo

Since then, Modo has been one of the teams to count on in Elitserien, reaching the finals again in 1999, 2000 and 2002, but never winning it, until 14 April 2007, when they again became Swedish champions.

Örnsköldsvik is quite a small town, but Modo has managed to raise several promising talents went on to play in the NHL. Peter Forsberg and Niklas Sundström belong to these, as do Markus Näslund and twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin. Anders Hedberg was one of the first Swedes to succeed in the NHL, back in the 1970s. During the NHL conflict in 2004–05 there were a few foreign NHL players representing the team, including Canadian Adrian Aucoin, American Dan Hinote and Czech František Kaberle (who also played for the team before he joined the NHL).


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Preceded by
Skellefteå AIK
Swedish ice hockey champions
1979
Succeeded by
Brynäs IF
Preceded by
Färjestads BK
Swedish ice hockey champions
2007
Succeeded by
HV71
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