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Esbjerg IK
Esbjerg IK
City: Esbjerg, Denmark
League: Danish Division 1
Founded: 1964
Home Arena: Esbjerg Skøjtehal (4,195 seats)
Franchise history
1964-present: Esbjerg IK

Esbjerg IK is an ice hockey team in Esbjerg, Denmark. They play in the Danish Division 1, the second level of ice hockey in Denmark. They have played their home games at Esbjerg Skøjtehal since 1976.

HistoryEdit

Esbjerg IK was founded on November 4, 1964. Prior to their foundation, Esbjerg SK had served as the city's hockey team. With five Danish championships, and ten runner-ups, they are one of the most successful Danish clubs.

They took part in the IIHF European Champions Cup several times. In the 1969-70 season, the club was defeated by EV Füssen 6-1, and 9-2. In the 1988-89 European Cup, they participated in a group with HC Dosza Ujpest, Dynamo Berlin, and CSKA Moscow. They lost 4-2 to Ujpest, 8-3 to Berlin, and 21-1 to Moscow. Esbjerg also participated in the IIHF Continental Cup in 1998 and 2005.

After the 2004-05 season, the professional license of the club was taken over by the football club, Esbjerg fB.r. The new team competes in the AL-Bank Ligaen as EfB Ishockey, while Esbjerg IK only consists of a youth department and amateurs department.

AchievementsEdit

  • Danish champion (5): 1969, 1988, 1993, 1996, 2004
  • Danish runner-up (8): 1965, 1968, 1972, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997
  • Danish Cup winner (1): 1993

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