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Södertälje SK
Södertälje Sportklubb, also known as Södertälje SK and often referred to as SSK, is a Swedish professional ice hockey club playing in HockeyAllsvenskan, the second highest level of pro hockey in Sweden. Södertälje were charter members of Elitserien when the league was founded in 1975 and have since played 24 seasons in the league (1975–1978, 1980–1981, 1983–1992, 1996–1998, 2001–2006, 2007–2011). Södertälje SK's fan club is known as Supporterklubben
Södertälje SK
CitySödertälje, Sweden
LeagueHockeyAllsvenskan
Founded22 February 1902
Home arenaScaniarinken
ColorsNavy, white, yellow
   
Head coachNiclas Falk
Franchise history
1902-presentSödertälje Sportklubb
Championships
Playoff championships1925
Le Mat Trophy1931, 1941, 1944, 1953, 1956, 1985
History
Södertälje SK was founded on 22 February 1902 and originally practiced gymnastics, track and field athletics, soccer, tug of war and speed skating. In 1907, a bandy section was established and the 1910's and 1920's saw the club scoring successes in competitive cyccling. In January and February 1925, the club started practicing ice hockey.[1][2]
The club had played more seasons (74) in the Swedish ice hockey top division until Djurgårdens IF matched that feat in the 2014–15 SHL season. They are the team that's spent the most consecutive seasons in the top division, with 53 consecutive seasons between 1925–1978. Södertälje SK have won the Swedish ice hockey championship seven times (1925, 1931, 1941, 1944, 1953, 1956, and 1985). The team has played in the Swedish Hockey League for a combined total of 24 seasons while it was referred to by its previous name, Elitserien.
Södertälje finished the 2004–05 Elitserien season in 8th place and, in the following playoffs that season, advanced to the semifinals. This was the team's best performance in Elitserien since 1989. In the 2005–06 season, however, they were relegated to Allsvenskan (now known as HockeyAllsvenskan). In 2007 the team qualified for Elitserien again. In the 2007–08 season the team finished ninth in Elitserien and thus missed the playoffs but were automatically qualified for the following Elitserien season.
From 2009 to 2011, during Södertälje's three latest seasons in the Elitserien, the team appeared in the Kvalserien three years in a row. In the respective Elitserien seasons they finished 12th and 11th. In both 2009 and 2010 the team survived Kvalserien and thus managed to stay in Elitserien. However, in 2011, things went worse. Prior to the last round, both Södertälje and Modo had 17 points. In the final round of the 2011 Kvalserien, both teams met each other in Fjällräven Center for a game that directly decided which team would be relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan. Södertälje lost the game 0–2 and thus were relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan. After Södertälje's failure to stay in Elitserien, Södertälje's then head coach Peter Popovic was forced to leave the club. Johan Strömwall became Södertälje's new head coach.[3]
Season-by-season
This is a partial list of the five past completed seasons. For a more complete list, see List of Södertälje SK seasons.
SeasonLevelDivisionRecordAvg.
home
atnd.
NotesRef.
PositionW-T-L
W-OT-L
2012–13Tier 2HockeyAllsvenskan2nd29–7–2–143,644[4]
Elitserien qualifiers6th2–0–1–74,026[5]
2013–14Tier 2HockeyAllsvenskan12th16–6–6–243,036[6][7]
2014–15Tier 2HockeyAllsvenskan14th10–10–5–273,033[8]
HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers6th3–0–1–62,941Relegated to Hockeyettan[9]
2015–16Tier 3HockeyAllsvenskan East1st of 1219–0–0–32,422[1]
Allettan South2nd of 89–1–1–33,168[2]
Playoffs5–1–0–23,278Round 1: won 2–0 in games vs Halmstad HF
Round 2: won 2–1 in games vs Piteå HC
Round 3: won 2–1 in games vs Kristianstads IK
[3]
HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers1st of 66–2–0–23,857Promoted to HockeyAllsvenskan[4]
2016–17Tier 2HockeyAllsvenskan14th of 1413–4–3–322,650[5]
HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiersTBDTBDTBD[6]
Players
Current roster
Updated November 1, 2020.[10][11]
#NatPlayerPosS/GAgeAcquiredBirthplace
28Emil AlbaCL232020Stockholm, Sweden
63Axel AnderssonDR212020Järna, Sweden
81Emil AronssonCL252020Stockholm, Sweden
9Matthew BaileyCL302020Oakbank, Manitoba
25Christopher BengtssonCL272019Stockholm, Sweden
30Fredrik BergvikGL262019Stockholm, Sweden
80Ludwig BlomstrandLWL282017Uppsala, Sweden
17Evan BouchardDR212020Oakville, Ontario
19Lucas CarlssonCR272013
24Jacob Dahlström (A)RWR282020Stockholm, Sweden
15Oscar Eklund (C)DL322020Stockholm, Sweden
16Samuel FagemoRWR212020Göteborg, Sweden
41Alexander FalkDL282020Stockholm, Sweden
87Hugo GustafssonCL212018Södertälje, Sweden
35Filip GustavssonGL232020Skellefteå, Sweden
26Anton HeikkinenLWL202020Nässjö, Sweden
18Andreas Hjelm (A)DL332019Stockholm, Sweden
-Sebastian HöglundCL282015
74Rasmus KahilainenLWL212020Stockholm, Sweden
33Måns Lindbäck (A)RWR242016Kalmar, Sweden
21Henrik MalmströmDL222017
95
Nick OlesenLWL252019Frederikshavn, Denmark
23Bobbo PeterssonDL292019Karlskrona, Sweden
50Alexander SahlinGL302015Gävle, Sweden
44Lukas VejdemoCL252020Stockholm, Sweden
Board of directors
Management
Sports
Head Coach: Mats Waltin
Kit and Medical
Former coaches
References
  1. ^ "Historia" (in Swedish). Södertälje SK. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Stort grattis SSK 117 år i dag" (in Swedish). Södertälje SK. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  3. ^ Daniel Grefve (2011-04-15). "Han ska ta SSK tillbaka till elitserien". Sportbladet (in Swedish).
  4. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2012–13: HockeyAllsvenskan: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  5. ^ "SHL: 2012–13: Kval till Elitserien: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  6. ^ "2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  7. ^ "2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan: Team statistics: Attendance". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  8. ^ "2014–15 HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  9. ^ "2014–15 Kval till HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  10. ^ "2013-14 Truppen" [Squad] (in Swedish). Södertälje Sportklubb. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  11. ^ "Södertälje SK roster". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
External links
Preceded by
IK Göta
Swedish ice hockey champions
1925
Succeeded by
Djurgårdens IF
Preceded by
IK Göta
Swedish ice hockey champions
1931
Succeeded by
Hammarby IF
Preceded by
IK Göta
Swedish ice hockey champions
1941
Succeeded by
Hammarby IF
Preceded by
Hammarby IF
Swedish ice hockey champions
1944
Succeeded by
Hammarby IF
Preceded by
Hammarby IF
Swedish ice hockey champions
1953
Succeeded by
Djurgårdens IF
Preceded by
Djurgårdens IF
Swedish ice hockey champions
1956
Succeeded by
Gävle Godtemplares IK
Preceded by
AIK
Swedish ice hockey champions
1985
Succeeded by
Färjestads BK
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