Icelandic Men's Hockey League

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Hertz deild karla
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Icelandic Men's Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded1991;30 years ago (1991)
No. of teams4
Country Iceland
Most recent
champion(s)
Skautafélag Akureyrar (22nd title)
Most titles Skautafélag Akureyrar (22 titles)
Official website www.ihi.is

The Icelandic Men's Hockey League, also known as Hertz deild karla for sponsorship reasons, is an ice hockey league in Iceland. As of the 2017–2018 season, it has four active teams. [1] Its current champion is Skautafélag Akureyrar. It is run by Ice Hockey Iceland. [2]

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History

Hockey was first played in Iceland in around 1950, on ponds and rivers. The weather made it very hard to play, so Icelandic hockey did not develop for some time. In 1987, the first outdoor ice arena was built with an artificial surface, and a second was built three years later. The first indoor arena was built in 1997, and a second was built in 2000.

The league was formed in 1991, originally with three teams. The league season usually starts at the beginning of October and ends in March/April. As of 2018, there are three teams competing in the league.

Current teams

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Teams currently participating in the Hertz-deild karla
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Skautafélag Akureyrar Víkingar Akureyri Skautahöllin á Akureyri
Skautafélag Reykjavíkur Reykjavík Skautahöllin í Laugardal
Ungmennafélagið Fjölnir Reykjavík Skautasvellið í Egilshöll

Former teams

League Champions

Titles by team

TitlesClubYears
22 Skautafélag Akureyrar 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021
5 Skautafélag Reykjavíkur 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2009
1 Björninn 2012
1 Esja Reykjavík 2017

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