Club name: MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik
Year of foundation: 1921
Arena name: Swedbank Arena
Capacity: 7 600
Built in year: 2006
Club Address: MODO Hockey, Box 49, 891 21 Ornskoldsvik
Arena Adress: Swedbank Arena, Box 49, 891 21 Ornskoldsvik
Phone: + 46 660 759 00
Fax: + 46 660 759 96
Chairman of the board: Anders Kallstrom, since 2007
President/General Manager: Jerry Haggstrom, since 2004
Team Manager: Erik Holmberg, since 2006
Head coach: Harald Luckner, since 2005 ( third season)
National champions: (2) 1979 & 2007
ECC Media manager: Fredrik Ostman, Box 49, 891 21 Ornskoldsvik.
Phone: + 46 660 759 06, Mobile: +46 70 606 95 92
Team colours: Red Jerseys, black pants. Away: White jersey, black pants.
Official club website: www.modohockey.se/
Official association website: www.swehockey.se/
Official league website: www.hockeyligan.se
MODO Season Notes
++ After losing the three last games before the Christmas break, MODO Hockey won the two games before New Year at home. MODO Hockey won over Lulea by 5-2 (Per Age Skroder made 4 points in this game) and over Brynas by 3-2.
++ MODO Hockey's defencemen Per Hallberg and Mattias Timander is still sidelined due to injuries but the are getting closer to a come back.
++ MODO signed Latvian defender Atvars Tribuncovs for the remainder of the season. He came from Lada Togliatti, Russia.
++ Defensemen Mattias Timander and Tommy Wargh are injured and listed day-to-day. Meanwhile new forward Ronald Petrovicky is sidelined for up to four weeks due to a broken rib.
++ Defenseman Jens Westin made his debut on October 15. He is born in 1989.
++ Goaltender Karol Krizan, had his fourth shutout of the season when MODO defeted Sodertalje with 0-4 on Nov. 1. In the same game, Patrick Yetman scored in his fourth consecutive game.
++ Defensemen Hans Jonsson played his 500th game for MODO on October 30th. He is the eighth player to reach the milestone.
++ Patrick Yetman, a Canadian who was never drafted by any NHL-team, has started his career in MODO in a fantastic way with three goals and one assist in his first three games at the end of October.
++ Defenseman Victor Hedman and forward Tobias Forsberg were nominated to the Swedish U20 team for the upcoming Four Nations tournament in Finland.
++ On October 12th MODO signed Slovakian Ronald Petrovicky. He played for Pittsburgh in NHL last season and has a total of 342 NHL games with 41 goals and 51 assists. He will arrive to MODO on October 24.
++ On October 4, Magnus Wernblom scored a hat-trick, his fifth goal in five games. He now has to score only six goals to become the top goal scorer in MODO history. Per Lundqvist has scored 257, and Magnus has 252 goals.
++ On October 4, 16 year old defencemen Victor Hedman received the award for the best junior defencemen in MODO Hockey 2006/2007.
++ Defenseman Adam Andersson was released. The 24-year old was not able to secure a spot among the top-six defenseman and will go elsewhere for ice time.
++ Forward Kristian Kuusela left MODO to return to his native Finland, but he will have a reunion with his former teammates at the ECC. Kuusela is now with Finnish champion, Karpat Oulu, who will also be at the ECC in St. Petersburg.
++ MODO is one of two newcomers to the ECC this season. Also in its first appearance is Russia's Metallug.
++ Despite being in one of the smaller markets, MODO has more players in the NHL than any other Sweden team. In total there are 25 players who have played both in MODO and in the NHL including Markus Naslund, Samuel Påhlson and the Sedin twins.
++ MODO has an upper secondary ice hockey school with ice hockey on the schedule for three or four mornings. 21 current players have attended this school.
MODO's ECC Roster
MODO Roster Changes
Roster Additions: Magnus Wernblom (Skelleftea); Per Hallberg (Zug-SUI); Fredrik Warg (Timra); Jari Tolsa (Espoo-FIN); Marcus Jonasen (Almtuna); Victor Hedman (MODO Jrs.); Tobias Forsberg (MODO Jrs.); Niklas Svedberg (MODO Jrs.), Patrick Yetman (Storhamar-NOR), Ronald Petrovicky (Wilkes-Barre-AHL).
Roster Subtractions: Tobias Enstrom (Atlanta-NHL); Justin Morrison (Frolunda); Kristian Kuusela (Karpat-FIN); Zdenek Blatny (unknown); Miloslav Horava (Severstal-RUS); Robert Dome (unknown); Tobias Viklund (Skelleftea); Niklas Ohman (Rogle); Mattias Hellstrom (Bjorkloven); Mikael Pettersson (Grenoble-FRA); Tommy Enstrom (Rogle); Magnus Gastrin (Bjorkloven) Johan Nilsson (Bofors)