VIK Västerås HK

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VIK Västerås HK
VIK Västerås HK
Greatest successes
Club information
history Västerås IK (1913–1999)
Västerås IK Ungdom (1999–2005)
VIK Västerås HK (since 2005)
Location Västerås , Sweden
Club colors black yellow
league Hockeyettan
Venue ABB Arena North
capacity 5,800 seats
executive Director Eklund is different
Head coach Mats Waltin
Season 2017/18 1st place group West Hockeyettan

The VIK Västerås Hockey Klubb is a Swedish ice hockey club from Västerås , which plays in the second-rate Allsvenskan . The team, which has played in the highest Swedish league for 34 seasons, plays its home games in the 5800-seat ABB Arena North .


Västerås HK player, 2008

The club emerges from Västerås IK , which was founded in 1913 and in which an ice hockey department was launched in 1939. In 1947 the first ascent to the Allsvenskan, at that time the top division in Sweden. In the following years, the team moved between the first and second division before they could establish themselves in the first class in the second half of the 1950s.

In 1970 Västerås IK had to relegate from Allsvenskan. After a reform of the Swedish league system five years later, the club came into one of the newly created four second division seasons. In 1980 VIK disbanded and split up into individual clubs for each sport, so that, among other things, Västerås IK Hockey was created as an independent club.

In 1988 VIK Hockey managed to return to the top division, which has now been carried out under the title "Elitserien". In the debut season 1988/89 the team had to relegation, but managed to stay in the league. In the following years she established herself in the first division and partially qualified for the championship finals. In 1999, the junior team separated under the name "Västerås IK Ungdom" from the main club.

In June 2000, the team was withdrawn from the game operation due to the bankruptcy of VIK Hockey, the license was transferred to the previous junior team and the club entered the third division as "Västerås IK Ungdom". In 2000 and 2001 the newly founded club won the division 2 championship but missed promotion to the second division. This goal was only achieved in 2003, so the club played in the Allsvenskan until 2017. In 2005 the club finally merged with Västerås HC to form today's “VIK Västerås HK”.

Home ground

The home games of VIK Västerås HK are played in the 5800-seat ABB Arena Nord , which was built in 1965 and was called Rocklundahallen until 2007 .

Well-known former players

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Historik Klubben VIK Hockey ( Memento from April 10, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on April 17, 2014
  2. a b, Förklaring till namnet VIK ( memento of October 11, 2007 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on April 17, 2014