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Kiruna IF
Kiruna IF logo
City: Kiruna, Sweden
League: Flag of Sweden.svg Hockeyettan
as of the 2014–15 season
Division: Norra
Founded: 1988
Home Arena: Lombiahallen
Franchise history
1988–2007: Team Kiruna IF
2007–present: Kiruna IF


Kiruna IF is an ice hockey club based in Kiruna, Sweden. As of the 2014–15 season, they play in Hockeyettan (formerly named Division 1), the third level of ice hockey in Sweden. Their home arena is the Lombiahallen.

The club was founded in 1988 as Team Kiruna IF, a merger of the hockey departments of Kiruna AIF and IFK Kiruna. They made their debut playing in Division 1 when it was the second tier of Swedish hockey. Following the 2002–03 season, the club voluntarily withdrew from the second-tier league Allsvenskan due to financial problems. They have competed in the third-level league Hockeyettan (formerly named Division 1) since the 2003–04 season.

In June 2014, Kiruna IF announced that they would play the 2014–15 season with rainbow-coloured match jerseys to support the LGBT community, becoming the first LGBT-certified sports club in Sweden.[1][2][3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Press Release". Kiruna IF. 27 June 2014. http://www.svenskalag.se/teamdata/files/2384/KIF_pressrelease_engelska.pdf. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  2. Boylen, Rory (26 June 2014). "Sweden’s Kiruna IF to wear rainbow-colored jersey next season in support of LGBTQ community". The Hockey News. http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/swedens-kiruna-if-to-wear-rainbow-colored-jersey-next-season-in-support-of-lgbtq-community/. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  3. Mooney, Harrison (27 June 2014). "Swedish hockey team to wear rainbow jersey in support of LGBT rights". Yahoo! Sports. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/puck-daddy/swedish-hockey-team-to-wear-rainbow-jersey-in-support-of-lgbt-rights--photo-183057060.html. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  4. Milliken, Alice (27 June 2014). "Sweden: Hockey team to support LGBT community with rainbow coloured jerseys next season". Pink News. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/06/27/sweden-hockey-team-to-support-lgbt-community-with-rainbow-coloured-jerseys-next-season/. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 

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