Frederikshavn White Hawks
The Frederikshavn White Hawks are a Danish professional ice hockey team playing in the top Danish ice hockey league currently called the AL-Bank Ligaen. The team is based in the town of Frederikshavn on the east coast of Northern Jutland, the White Hawks were founded in 1964 and have won the Danish title twice and have been runners-up three times. They beat SønderjyskE in the final series, but lost the final in five games to the reigning champions Herning. 2008/092009 saw them seeded 7th, if not for the bankruptcy of Hvidovre they would have finished 8th and probably faced Herning and forced their local rivals AaB out of the finals by 1 goal differential. However Hvildovres bankruptcy left a slot for AaB and put the White Hawks up a place to face Rødovre again in the quarter finals. This was a close series with the White Hawks winning three games over the much favored Rødovre, and pushing them to game 7 again. Rødovre won game 7 fairly easily, but the moment was really Rødovres overtime win in game 4.
Rødovre went on to lose the finals to SønderjyskE who beat Herning in the finals. 2009/10 The 09/10 season was a Jekyll and Hyde one for The White Hawks, despite this they finished the regular season in a very impressive 3rd behind the 2 favorites SønderjyskE & AaB. 3rd giving them home advantage in the finals they choose to play Rødovre again for the 3rd straight year. Some experts doubted they could progress saying The White Hawks cant win away so all Rødovre needs to do is win 1 game away and they will win the series. This series would turn out to be classic, Rødovre won the first 2 games despite the White Hawks dominating the first. The series was decided with the White Hawks away win in the 4th game. Andersen had tried to score in game 3 after Rødovre pulled their keeper but just missed, in game 4 he made sure of his aim, the White Hawks went on to win a close game 5 and game 7 easily. They were put out in the semifinals after just 4 games by a dominant SønderjyskE who progressed to easily beat AaB in the finals in only 4 games to another championship.
The White Hawks lost the playoff to Herning and finished 2009/10 in 4th
The term Danish Realm refers to the relationship between Denmark proper, the Faroe Islands and Greenland—three countries constituting the Kingdom of Denmark. The legal nature of the Kingdom of Denmark is fundamentally one of a sovereign state. The Faroe Islands and Greenland have been part of the Crown of Denmark since 1397 when the Kalmar Union was ratified, legal matters in The Danish Realm are subject to the Danish Constitution. Beginning in 1953, state law issues within The Danish Realm has been governed by The Unity of the Realm, a less formal name for The Unity of the Realm is the Commonwealth of the Realm. In 1978, The Unity of The Realm was for the first time referred to as rigsfællesskabet. The name caught on and since the 1990s, both The Unity of The Realm and The Danish Realm itself has increasingly been referred to as simply rigsfællesskabet in daily parlance. The Danish Constitution stipulates that the foreign and security interests for all parts of the Danish Realm are the responsibility of the Danish government, the Faroes received home rule in 1948 and Greenland did so in 1979.
In 2005, the Faroes received a self-government arrangement, and in 2009 Greenland received self rule, the Danish Realms unique state of internal affairs is acted out in the principle of The Unity of the Realm. This principle is derived from Article 1 of the Danish Constitution which specifies that constitutional law applies equally to all areas of the Danish Realm, the Constitutional Act specifies that sovereignty is to continue to be exclusively with the authorities of the Realm. The language of Denmark is Danish, and the Danish state authorities are based in Denmark, the Kingdom of Denmarks parliament, with its 179 members, is located in the capital, Copenhagen. Two of the members are elected in each of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The Government ministries are located in Copenhagen, as is the highest court, in principle, the Danish Realm constitutes a unified sovereign state, with equal status between its constituent parts. Devolution differs from federalism in that the powers of the subnational authority ultimately reside in central government.
The Self-Government Arrangements devolves political competence and responsibility from the Danish political authorities to the Faroese, the Faroese and Greenlandic authorities administer the tasks taken over from the state, enact legislation in these specific fields and have the economic responsibility for solving these tasks. The Danish government provides a grant to the Faroese and the Greenlandic authorities to cover the costs of these devolved areas. The 1948 Home Rule Act of the Faroe Islands sets out the terms of Faroese home rule, the Act states. the Faroe Islands shall constitute a self-governing community within the State of Denmark. It establishes the government of the Faroe Islands and the Faroese parliament. The Faroe Islands were previously administered as a Danish county, the Home Rule Act abolished the post of Amtmand and these powers were expanded in a 2005 Act, which named the Faroese home government as an equal partner with the Danish government
IIHF European Women's Champions Cup
IIHF European Womens Champions Cup was a European competition of Womens Ice Hockey clubs, organized annually by the International Ice Hockey Federation since 2004 till 2015. The format of competition included two phases of groups followed by a final tournament for four teams. The competition was created in 2004, at the time as the similar competition for mens hockey teams. The first winner was the Swedish club AIK IF and this team gained the following three tournaments. Since 2009, the IIHF European Womens Champions Cup was dominated by the Russian womens teams
The Esbjerg Energy is a Danish professional ice hockey team based in Esbjerg, playing in the Metal Ligaen, the top tier of Danish ice hockey. The club was founded in 2005 and play their games in the Granly Hockey Arena which has a capacity of 4,200 spectators. Until 2004 the team played under the name of E. I. K, but due to financial instability at the club, the professional license was transferred to Esbjerg fB. In early 2013 after spending eight seasons under the umbrella Esbjerg fB, season, 2013–2014 In the clubs first season under new ownership, the club appointed Mark Pederson as the new head coach. The Canadian, a former NHL player and successful coach in numerous ice hockey leagues. Out of the clubs eight foreigners of the season, only one returned to the club. Among the foreigners who left to new clubs,3 out of the 8 were top 5 on the team. In Pedersons first season as the head coach, he led the team to the playoffs. Three of the players including, Kirill Starkov, Tyler Mosienko and Dennis Jensen were suspended and fined after admitting to betting on their own team.
After losing two key first liners due to suspension, Esbjerg was eliminated in the quarterfinal by local rivals SønderjyskE Ishockey. Season, 2014–2015 In his second season as coach, Pedersen added key players Andrew Clark, Mark Derlago and Scott Howe to the club. Pedersen managed to lead the club to the finals as they sweeped Odense, in the quarterfinals, though the club was once again eliminated by SønderjyskE who defended their title for the third straight year. Season, 2015–2016 For the 2015–16 season, Pedersen managed to keep several dominant core players, at the conclusion of the regular season, Esbjerg finished at a strong third place and were put up against seventh place Rødovre in the quarterfinals. Esbjerg defeated Rødovre in six games, three of which ended in overtime and advance to the semifinals, in the semifinals, Esbjerg faced local rivals SønderjyskE, the three time defending champions who had eliminated Esbjerg, in the previous two seasons. Esbjerg managed to win the series in seven games, the first time they had defeated SønderjyskE in a seven game-series since 2006, Esbjerg than went on to defeat Herning, 4–2 in a high scoring final, to win their first title since 2004
Herning Blue Fox
Herning Blue Fox is a Danish professional ice hockey team based in Herning, playing in the Metal Ligaen, the top tier of Danish ice hockey. The club was founded in 1947 and play their games in the KVIK Hockey Arena which has a capacity of 4,105 spectators. The club has won the Danish championship 16 times with the last title coming in 2012, season, 2015–2016 After the departure of long time head coach Todd Bjorkstrand, Herning signed Mario Simioni to take helm of the club. Simioni led the team to the playoffs where they would face the fifth ranked Odense Bulldogs in the quarterfinals, Herning started the series strong with a 2–1 victory at home, though Odnese would even it up in game two, with a 3–0 shutout victory. Herning came back strong in game three as they dominated Odnese in a 6–1 road win, game four was a 2–1 victory to Odense, again evening up the series. Odnese took their first lead of the series as they won five in overtime 2–1. Herning evened up the series in six with a 2–1 victory on the road.
Herning would win the series, with a series clinching 2-1 overtime win in seven to move on to the semis. The semifinals saw the Herning Blue Fox facing the second ranked Frederikshavn White Hawks, game one resulted in a 3–1 home win for the White Hawks. In game two Herning came out victorious in a blowout 7–1 win, the White Hawks would regain the series lead with a 5–2 win in game three. In game four Herning evened up the series with a 5–2 win, the White Hawks won game five 5–3 as they took back the series lead, though game six saw Herning shutout the White Hawks in a 2–0 win. Herning defeated the White Hawks 3–1 in game seven to clinch a spot in the leagues final, in the finals Herning Blue Fox was set to clash with the Esbjerg Energy. In game one, Esbjerg came out victorious in a 3–2 home win, though Herning would go on to win three straight games to take a 3–1 series lead. Esbjerg would go on to win three games to win the finals, their first since 2004. After his first season with Herning, Simioni left the club to join the staff of the Hamburg Freezers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany as an assistant to Serge Aubin.
Season, 2016–2017 In May 2016, Herning Blue Fox successfully signed former head coach Todd Bjorkstrand, Bjorkstrand returned to club after leaving in 2014 to coach the Graz 99ers of the Erste Bank Hockey League. This is a partial list of the last five completed by Herning Blue Fox. Updated November 24,201622 Todd Bjorkstrand, C, 1988–2002 Frans Nielsen Peter Regin Frederik Andersen Nicklas Jensen Oliver Bjorkstrand Official website
The Odense Bulldogs are a professional ice hockey team based in Odense, Denmark. They currently play in Bryggeriet Vestfyens Arena in the Bolbro area, as a part of the best Danish league Metal Ligaen, the team was founded in 1978 and was promoted to the top league in 1991. Odense Bulldogs has never won Metal Ligaen, but achieved three silver medals and their latest trip to the finals was in the 2011–12 season, where they faced Herning Blue Fox. In that final series, they got the leads 2–0 and 3–1 and they have won the annual tournament cup four times, last time in the 2015–16 season. After having been in the league for eight years Odense Bulldogs acquired Mario Simioni, for the 2000–01 season Simioni retired as hockey player and was named head coach of the team. Under Simioni, Odense Bulldogs went to the finals for the first time in history in 2001–02. In the 2002–03 season, Simioni took the bulldogs to their playoff final in two years, but again ended up losing this time to Herning Blue Fox.
Mario Simioni coached Bulldogs for one year, before traveling to Germany and SønderjyskE. It would take Odense Bulldogs 9 years before returning to the playoff finals, though leaving Odense Bulldogs for the 07–08 season, Pär Johansson returned to Odense Bulldogs and was named Assistant Coach under Head Coach Dean Fedorchuk for the 08–09 and 09–10 seasons. After losing the Bronze medal game and missing the playoffs for the 08–09 and 09–10 seasons, in his first year as Head Coach for the 10–11 season Johansson did not get Bulldogs to the playoffs and had to settle for an number eight spot. Winning the first two round by a score of 8–0, Odense Bulldogs headed to the finals against Herning Bluefox undefeated, after getting the lead 2–0 and 3–1 in games, Odense Bulldogs had a chance to win their first championship ever at home. Not only did Odense bulldogs lose the first elimination game, following a game seven loss in the 2011–12 season and another bronze game loss in 2012–13, Pär Johansson left the club mid January 2014.
Henrik Benjaminsen and Odense Bulldogs alumni Mads True coached Odense Bulldogs for the reminder for the season, season, 2014–2015 After firing their old coach, Bulldogs acquired headcoach Brad Gratton from Rødovre Mighty Bulls. Among their eight foreigners was 1st round pick by the Nashville Predators, keyplayers such as Canadian winger Dale Mitchell and Center Ryan McDonough was acquired. Odense dominated a huge part of the season with a 12-game winning streak. They lost many of their last games of the season, resulting in a 4th place, after a long struggle, the club and the former captain Morten Andreasen, finally agreed to terms and released him from his contract. Andreasen signed with his old club, Rødovre Mighty Bulls, Odense Bulldogs was the most scoring team, with 191 goals for in 45 games. Odense was the 4th worst defensive team, letting up 154 Goals against, an overall goal, by the administration and coaches, was to stay among the top four best teams in the league, giving them home advantage in the playoff
Copenhagen, Danish, København, Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. Copenhagen has an population of 1,280,371. The Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants, the city is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand, another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road, originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a centre of power with its institutions, defences. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century and this included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Later, following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing, since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure.
The city is the cultural and governmental centre of Denmark, Copenhagens economy has seen rapid developments in the service sector, especially through initiatives in information technology and clean technology. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö. With a number of connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterized by parks, promenades. Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark. Copenhagen is home to the FC København and Brøndby football clubs, the annual Copenhagen Marathon was established in 1980. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, the Copenhagen Metro serves central Copenhagen while the Copenhagen S-train network connects central Copenhagen to its outlying boroughs. Serving roughly 2 million passengers a month, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, the name of the city reflects its origin as a harbour and a place of commerce.
The original designation, from which the contemporary Danish name derives, was Køpmannæhafn, meaning merchants harbour, the literal English translation would be Chapmans haven. The English name for the city was adapted from its Low German name, the abbreviations Kbh. or Kbhvn are often used in Danish for København, and kbh. for københavnsk. The chemical element hafnium is named for Copenhagen, where it was discovered, the bacterium Hafnia is named after Copenhagen, Vagn Møller of the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen named it in 1954. Excavations in Pilestræde have led to the discovery of a well from the late 12th century, the remains of an ancient church, with graves dating to the 11th century, have been unearthed near where Strøget meets Rådhuspladsen
A suburb is a residential area or a mixed use area, either existing as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. In some areas, such as Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and a few U. S. states, new suburbs are routinely annexed by adjacent cities. In others, such as Arabia, Canada and much of the United States, Suburbs first emerged on a large scale in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of improved rail and road transport, which led to an increase in commuting. Suburbs tend to proliferate around cities that have an abundance of adjacent flat land, the English word is derived from the Old French subburbe, which is in turn derived from the Latin suburbium, formed from sub and urbs. The first recorded usage of the term in English, was made by John Wycliffe in 1380, in Australia and New Zealand, suburbs have become formalised as geographic subdivisions of a city and are used by postal services in addressing. In rural areas in both countries, their equivalents are called localities, the terms inner suburb and outer suburb are used to differentiate between the higher-density suburbs in proximity to the city center, and the lower-density suburbs on the outskirts of the urban area.
The term middle suburbs is used, Suburbs, in this sense, can range from areas that seem more like residential areas of a city proper to areas separated by open countryside from the city centre. In large cities such as London, suburbs include formerly separate towns and villages that have been gradually absorbed during a growth and expansion. In the United States and Canada, suburb can refer either to an residential area of a city or town or to a separate municipality or unincorporated area outside a town or city. The earliest appearance of suburbs coincided with the spread of the first urban settlements, large walled towns tended to be the focus around which smaller villages grew up in a symbiotic relationship with the market town. The word suburbani was first used by the Roman statesman Cicero in reference to the large villas, as populations grew during the Early Modern Period in Europe, urban towns swelled with a steady influx of people from the countryside. In some places, nearby settlements were swallowed up as the city expanded.
The peripheral areas on the outskirts of the city were generally inhabited by the very poorest, by the mid-19th century, the first major suburban areas were springing up around London as the city became more overcrowded and unsanitary. A major catalyst in suburban growth came from the opening of the Metropolitan Railway in the 1860s, the line joined the capitals financial heart in the City to what were to become the suburbs of Middlesex. Harrow was reached in 1880, and the line extended as far as Verney Junction in Buckinghamshire, more than 50 miles from Baker Street. Unlike other railway companies, which were required to dispose of surplus land, in 1912, it was suggested that a specially formed company should take over from the Surplus Lands Committee and develop suburban estates near the railway. However, World War I delayed these plans and it was only in 1919, with expectation of a housing boom. The term Metro-land was coined by the Mets marketing department in 1915 when the Guide to the Extension Line became the Metro-land guide and this promoted the land served by the Met for the walker and the house-hunter
Denmark men's national ice hockey team
The Danish national mens ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Denmark. The team is controlled by Danmarks Ishockey Union, as of 2007 the Danish team was ranked 12th in the IIHF World Rankings. After not qualifying for a championship since 1949, Denmark surprised many in 2003 by finishing in 11th place. Their coach is Swedish Janne Karlsson who replaced Per Bäckman, Denmark once held the record for the largest loss when they were defeated by Canada in 1949, 47–0, only being surpassed by New Zealand who were defeated by Australia 58–0 in 1987. In 2003, Denmark was back in the pool of the IIHF World Championships after 54 years. The Danish national hockey team scored two historic, unexpected upsets in Tampere, defeating the United States 5–2 on 26 April 2003, Denmark has remained in the top division ever since. At the 2010 World Championships Denmark finished 8th place, which is their best ever placing to date, the feat was repeated in 2016. Head coach, Janne Karlsson Players from Denmark who have played in the NHL Players from Denmark to be drafted in the NHL Updated 23 May 2010