, 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
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
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.
Board of directors
- Chairman of the Board: Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd
- Board Member: Patrik Walle
- Board Member: Håkan Söderberg
- Board Member : Jan Päkkilä
- Board Member: Joakim Gustafsson
- Board Member: Peter Onstrand
- Board Member: Per Hallberg
- Board Member: Firial Saado
Head Coach: Mats Waltin
Kit and Medical
- ^ "Historia" (in Swedish). Södertälje SK. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
- ^ "Stort grattis SSK 117 år i dag" (in Swedish). Södertälje SK. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
- ^ Daniel Grefve (2011-04-15). "Han ska ta SSK tillbaka till elitserien". Sportbladet (in Swedish).
- ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2012–13: HockeyAllsvenskan: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- ^ "SHL: 2012–13: Kval till Elitserien: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- ^ "2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- ^ "2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan: Team statistics: Attendance". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- ^ "2014–15 HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- ^ "2014–15 Kval till HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- ^ "2013-14 Truppen" [Squad] (in Swedish). Södertälje Sportklubb. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
- ^ "Södertälje SK roster". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
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