MODO Hockey

Club information

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
Email: fredrik.ostman@modohockey.se
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

30

M. Zajkowski

Goalkeeper

11.07.1983

SWE

176

80

60

Karol Krizan

Goalkeeper

05.06.1980

SVK

178

84

1

Niklas Svedberg

Em. GK

04.09.1989

SWE

181

64

2

Jens Westin

Defence

29.06.1989

SWE

181

83

3

M. Timander

Defence

16.04.1974

SWE

188

107

5

Hans Jonsson

Defence

02.08.1973

SWE

188

96

8

Oscar Hedman

Defence

21.04.1986

SWE

184

96

23

A. Tribuncovs

Defence

14.10.1976

LAT

188

100

35

Pierre Hedin

Defence

19.02.1978

SWE

186

93

41

Victor Hedman

Defence

18.12.1990

SWE

196

96

9

M. Wernblom

Forward

03.02.1973

SWE

184

93

10

Per-Age Skroder

Forward

04.08.1978

NOR

180

92

13

Marcus Jonasen

Forward

12.01.1984

SWE

193

98

15

A. Salomonsson

Forward

19.12.1973

SWE

184

88

18

Peter Oberg

Forward

03.08.1982

SWE

178

90

19

Jari Tolsa

Forward

20.04.1981

SWE

183

84

20

Oscar Steen

Forward

20.07.1982

SWE

177

81

22

Patrick Yetman

Forward

16.10.1980

CAN

178

80

24

N. Sundstrom

Forward

06.06.1975

SWE

183

88

26

R. Petrovicky

Forward

15.02.1977

SVK

182

88

29

A. Molinder

Forward

23.02.1987

SWE

184

77

39

Per Svartvadet

Forward

17.05.1975

SWE

187

92

79

Fredrik Warg

Forward

03.05.1979

SWE

186

90



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)

 

2007-08 Schedule

Sept. 25

vs. Djurgarden

W 5-4

Sept 27

@ Mora

L 3-4

Sept. 29

vs. Timra

L 1-4

Oct. 1

@ Brynas

W1-0

Oct. 4

vs. Lulea

W 6-4

Oct. 6

@ Linkoping

L 2-7

Oct. 8

vs. Sodertalje

W 4-3

Oct. 11

@ Frolunda

L 2-4

Oct. 13

@ Farjestad

W 3-2

Oct. 16

vs. HV 71

L 3-4

Oct. 20

@ Skelleftea

L 0-2

Oct. 22

vs Skelleftea

W 2-0

Oct. 25

@ HV 71

L 2-3

Oct. 27

vs. Farjestad

W 1-0

Oct. 30

vs. Frolunda

W 2-1

Nov. 1

@ Sodertalje

W 4-0

Nov. 3

vs. Linkoping

W 2-0

Nov. 15

@ Lulea

W 3-2

Nov. 17

vs. Brynas

L 2-3

Nov. 20

@ Timra

L 1-2

Nov. 22

vs. Mora

L 2-3

Nov. 24

@ Djurgarden

L 1-4

Nov. 26

vs. Timra

W 2-0

Nov. 29

@ Djurgarden

L 2-4

Dec. 1

vs. Frolunda

L 1-2

Dec. 4

@ Mora

W 4-3

Dec. 6

vs. Farjestad

W 5-3

Dec. 8

@ Sodertalje

L 1-4

Dec. 18

vs. Linkoping

L 0-5

Dec. 20

@ Skelleftea

L 2-3

Dec. 28

vs. Lulea

W 5-2

Dec. 30

vs. Brynas

W 3-2

Jan. 3

@ HV 71

W 3-2

Jan. 5

@ Timra

W 6-3

Jan. 7

vs. Djurgarden

W 5-4

 

 

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