This website contains the latest Storhamar Hockey news. The page is dynamic with the lates news at the top.
June 19th 2017
Robin Dahlstrøm signs a two year deal with Storhamar Hockey
Norwegian national team power forward, Robin Dahlstrøm, has signed a two year deal with the «Yellows». The 29 year old has played many years in both the Norwegian GET league, the Swedish Elite League and in Allsvenskan, and last season he started in the GET-league for Lørenskog, went to AIK Solna in Allsvenskan for the better part, and ended up in Danish side Herning Blue Fox.
The Oslo native weighs in at 100 kg’s and is reckoned as a power forward with goal scoring skills.
-When Dahlstrøm became available we just had to act, Head of sports department Sjur Rakstad-Larsen says in a statement, and continues. -We thought we were through with our existing pool of forwards, but coach Söderstöm felt that we would be even more complete by adding Robin.
Robin Dalstrøm is no stranger to Storhamar since he’s played for different of the club’s opponents during the years. He’s originally from VIF Hockey, went to Frisk Asker for many years due to schooling, continued in Sparta Warriors where he also became Norwegian Champion, took a stroll over the border for his Swedish league campaign continuing spells in IF Troja-Ljungby, Örebro HK, Djurgårdens IF, HC Vita Hästen, back to Norway and Lørenskog, and then the already mentioned latest season in all three Scandinavian countries.
Robin Dahlstrøm’s career stats can be seen here (Eliteprospects), and we wish him a warm welcome to Hamar and Storhamar.
June 14th 2017
Patrik Bäärnhielm retires
Patrik Bäärnhielm and Storhamar Hockey have agreed to terminate Patrik’s contract which lasted for another season. The Swedish born veteran with a Norwegian citizenship feels that it’s time for him to let younger guns take his spot in the roster. The 33 year old D-man didn’t have the best of seasons last year, and after some time’s consideration both parties felt that this was the right thing to do. Patrik’s also had a job in the club’s marketing staff, but that’s also something he’ll give up to others.
Bäärnhielm ended up playing 158 games for Storhamar, including the «ground breaking» Champions Hockey League campaign in the autumn of 2015. His best season was the first one, in 2014/15 when he recorded an impressive +38 rating including the playoffs racking up 9 goals and 29 assists. In total for the club he scored 12 goals and added 43 assists, a total of 55 points.
Patrik is now ready for his next chapter in life, he will probably retire from top level hockey, and we thank him for his contribution in Storhamar over the last 3 years. Best of luck in the future to you and your family, Patrik.
June 2nd 2017
Victor Svensson signs one year deal
Victor Svensson, a Swedish 27 year old Karlskrona native, has signed a deal with Storhamar for the 2017/18 campaign. He comes to Hamar from a five year long spell in Allsvenskan for Oskarshamn in which he’s played under newly signed Storhamar coach Fredrik Söderström. Svensson is regarded as a skilled two-way centerman, a kind of player that coach Söderström was looking for to complete his skater pool in the team. The 1989 born Swede is also reckoned as a leader both on and off the ice, and he was assistant captain in Oskarshamn for the last four seasons.
We welcome Victor Svensson to Hamar and Storhamar Hockey. Stats from Eliteprospects can be seen here.
The photo is through the courtesy of ikoskarshamn.se.
May 24th 2017
The hero has returned
Storhamar’s most successful player of all time, Patrick Thoresen, has returned to the club after an impressive career containing play in the NHL for Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers, six successful seasons in the KHL winning two Gagarin cup titles, one for Salavat Yulaev and another for SKA St. Petersburg, two seasons in the Swiss elite league for Lugano and for Zürich, and of course also three seasons in the Swedish Elite league for his beloved Djurgården. We also remember him being the first (and so far only) Norwegian player ever to be selected into the All Star team of the World Championships after his monstrous 18 points (7+11) in the 8 game campaign in Stockholm during May 2012 – ending up 2nd in the points list only surpassed by Evgeni Malkin who had 19 points (11+8) in 10 games.
The 34 year old veteran has signed a one season deal with Storhamar containing a December option to opt out for another league. Thoresen states that he wants to have that back-up plan in order in case he – at that point in the season – feels that his motivation would rather take him to a higher rated league. He has been playing abroad for so many years that he doesn’t know if he’s quite ready to end that part of his career yet.
Patrick made his senior debut in Storhamar as a 15 year old, and he played two full seasons for the A-team before moving to Canada and junior hockey «across the pond». During his 2nd season as a senior our #41 actually racked up an impressive 45 points in 40 games (18+27), and we all know his accomplishments after that. His return to the Norwegian domestic league, the GET league, will be a huge boost for Storhamar as a club, Hamar as a hockey city, the league itself, the sponsors and of course for TV2 as the main broadcaster. We just can’t wait to see him back in the yellow strip.
Welcome home, Patrick.
May 19th 2017
Joey Tenute won’t return for the upcoming season
Storhamar Hockey and Joey Tenute have agreed to terminate the rest of Tenute’s contract which originally lasted for two more seasons. Joey’s first season wasn’t up to expected standard, mostly due to a series of injuries that disabled him to play or to play at the level he wanted. The club has released a statement which says that both parties have come to terms, an agreement in which Storhamar Hockey have to compensate the player for a non-given sum which equals for approximately 3 months pay.
We hereby want to thank Joey Tenute for his contribution in Storhamar and wish him and his family all the best for the future.
May 18th 2017
Kjetil Martinsen signs a two-year deal for Storhamar
Oslo native Kjetil Martinsen has signed a two year contract with Storhamar Hockey. The 24 year old comes from a Championship winning Stavanger Oilers in which he played the latter part of last season. Before that Martinsen has had spells in Manglerud Star, Lillehammer I.K., Tønsberg Vikings and Frisk Asker. His native club is Vålerenga where he spent his junior years and also had his senior debut.
-I chose Storhamar since they showed big interest from the get-go and also looked to give me an offensive role in the team, something that I appreciate, Martinsen says in a statement.
We welcome Kjetil Martinsen to the Storhamar family.
May 16th 2017
Veteran Skadsdammen continues while others are out
Storhamar Hockey have come to terms with club legend Eirik Skadsdammen for another season. The Lunnersætra native has played a total of 848 official games for Storhamar during 18 seasons, a total that puts him 2nd overall in the club’s history and just surpassed by legend Pål Johnsen’s mind blowing 964. Skadsdammen will hopefully pass the 900 mark in the spring of 2018.
The «moose hunter» is mostly known for his physical presence on the ice doing his best work along the boards, to create plays for his linemates, but still the 35 year old has racked up an impressive 543 points in the yellow and blue strip, 258 goals and 285 assists.
While re-signing Skadsdammen, the club also announced that new contracts won’t be signed with Hamar natives Martin Gran and Martin Blakseth Huse, and earlier in May young Storhamar bred D-man Magnus Eikrem Haugen announced that he would leave the «Yellows» for a new and career refreshing chapter with Stjernen Hockey from Fredrikstad.
During April the club also informed that Alexander Reichenberg (to Sparta Praha), Erik de la Rose (to unknown) and Daniel Hermansson (to unknown) won’t be wearing the Storhamar jersey during next season.
May 13th 2017
Storhamar Hockey sign D-man Emil Frøshaug
Storhamar Hockey have signed Norwegian Emil Frøshaug on a one year deal. The 185 cm / 93 kg defender is an Oslo native and has played for Manglerud Star and lately in Lørenskog.
The 23 year old has played a few National team games for Norway during his career, having 3 A-team caps under his belt and also two World Championships for the U20 team. He is until now reckoned as one of the upcoming D-men in Norwegian hockey.
-I’m really looking forward to playing in Storhamar, Frøshaug says, and continues. -What I have to offer is physical play and solid play in defence. I also like the fact that I have come to a club with a big fan base and lots of people in the stands.
We hereby wish Emil Frøshaug a warm welcome to Hamar.
May 6th 2017
Storhamar Hockey re-sign former veteran
Andersson first came to Storhamar from Swedish side Skåre during the summer of 2010, and he continuously played for the club until the spring of 2016 recording 113 points (30+83) in 266 games.
We welcome Jimmy back to Storhamar.
May 3rd 2017
Steffen Thoresen makes a comeback in Storhamar Hockey
Norwegian and Hamar native, Steffen Thoresen, has come to terms with Storhamar on a 2+1 year deal. The younger brother of former NHL’er and KHL’er Patrick Thoresen played for Storhamar’s A-team during the early stages of his career making his debut in 2004, and he left the club after the 2006/2007-season. The 31 year old comes from a four year spell in Lørenskog.
Thoresen is an experienced two-way grinder, a sort of player that any team needs, and many people in the building will be happy to see him back in the yellow strip.
We welcome you back to Hamar, Steffen.
April 28th 2017, updated May 5th 2017
Fredrik Söderström new head coach in Storhamar
Storhamar Hockey have signed 39 year old Swedish born Fredrik Söderström as new head coach. Söderström is a Leksand native and comes to Hamar after having spent the last 6 years as head coach of Allesvenskan team Oskarshamn. The Swede, who has signed a two year deal with Storhamar, has been coaching since 1997 and is looking forward to his first coaching experience abroad.
-I want us to play hockey with speed, and also the kind in which our player’s skills come into play, he says, and continues. -It’s also important to build up the team character, so that we can be proud of our efforts after every game, win or lose. About Norwegian hockey he says; -I know that Norwegian hockey has taken some positive leaps forward these last years, and I have coached Norwegian players in Sweden as well. -I also have a player in Storhamar, Henrik Zettergren, whom I coached as a junior in Leksand.
Söderström will use the next few days to get to know the people in the organization, the players in the team that are living in town and the team staff. And he will also have a voice in the ongoing player’s signings process.
Update May 5th:
Coach Söderström has found his assistant coach in Jeff Jakobs, a 28 year old fellow Swede who coached Swedish division 1 team Borlänge last season. Jakobs has signed a 1+1 year deal as assistant coach in Storhamar.
We wish Fredrik Söderström and Jeff Jakobs a warm welcome to the Storhamar family.