2015–16 Hockeyettan season

The 2015–16 Hockeyettan season is the second season that the third tier of ice hockey in Sweden has been organized under that name. The regular season began on 20 September 2015 and end on 14 February 2016, to be followed by promotion and relegation playoffs.[1]

2015–16 Division 1 season
LeagueHockeyettan
SportIce hockey
Duration20 September 2015 – 14 February 2016 (postseason 2 April)
Number of teams48
Promoted to HockeyAllsvenskanSödertälje SK
Västerviks IK
Hockeyettan seasons

FormatEdit

The clubs meet each team from their starting groups twice, home and away. The top four teams from each group form two new groups of eight. Teams 1–4 from Hockeyettan North and East form Allettan North, while teams 1–4 from Hockeyettan South and West form Allettan West. Each of these Allettan groups then plays an additional home-and-away series. Meanwhile, the remaining eight teams in each starting group play each other again in a continuation series.

The winner of each Allettan group qualifies directly for the 2016 HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers. Teams 2–5 in the Allettan groups, along with teams 1–2 from the continuation groups, play a playoff to fill the remaining two spots in the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers. Teams 7–8 from the continuation groups are forced to re-qualify for Hockeyettan against teams from Division 2.[1]

Participating teamsEdit

Hockeyettan North Hockeyettan East Hockeyettan West Hockeyettan South
AIK Hockey Härnsösand
Brunflo IK
Kalix UHC
Kiruna IF
Kovlands IF
Piteå HC
SK Lejon
Sollefteå HK
Tegs SK
Vännäs HC
Örnsköldsvik HF
Östersunds IK
Hammarby IF
Haninge Anchors IF
Huddinge IK
Hudiksvalls HC
IF Vallentuna BK
Sollentuna HC
Södertälje SK
Tierps HK
Visby/Roma HK
Väsby IK HK
Wings HC Arlanda
Åker/Strängnäs HC
Borlänge HF
Enköpings SK
Forshaga IF
Grästorps IK
IFK Arboga IK
Kumla HC Black Bulls
Köping HC
Lindlövens IF
Mariestad BoIS HC
Skövde IK
Surahammars IF
Tranås AIF
Halmstad HF
HC Dalen
Helsingborgs HC
IF Troja/Ljungby IF
Kallinge/Ronneby IF
Kristianstads IK
Mörrums GoIS IK
Nybro Vikings IF
Tyringe SoSS
Varberg HK
Vimmerby HC
Västerviks IK

Autumn seasonEdit

Hockeyettan NorthEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Östersunds IK 22 18 2 0 2 110 33 +77 58 Advance to Allettan North
2 Piteå HC 22 18 0 2 2 107 40 +67 56
3 Kiruna IF 22 15 3 1 3 97 44 +53 52
4 Kalix HC 22 13 1 2 6 78 47 +31 43
5 Örnsköldsvik HF 22 12 3 1 6 74 58 +16 43 Advance to Hockeyettan North (spring)
6 Sollefteå HK 22 8 2 1 11 57 71 −14 29
7 SK Lejon 22 8 0 4 10 57 71 −14 28
8 Vännäs HC 22 8 0 2 12 47 74 −27 26
9 Tegs SK 22 7 1 1 13 69 81 −12 24
10 Kovlands IshF 22 4 3 1 14 48 87 −39 19
11 Brunflo IK 22 3 1 1 17 52 105 −53 12
12 AIK Hockey Härnösand 22 2 0 0 20 40 125 −85 6
Source: [1]

Hockeyettan EastEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Södertälje SK 22 19 0 0 3 115 37 +78 57 Advance to Allettan South
2 Visby/Roma HK 22 14 2 2 4 85 58 +27 48
3 Huddinge IK 22 13 3 1 5 91 52 +39 46
4 Hudiksvalls HC 22 11 4 2 5 85 51 +34 43
5 Åker/Strängnäs HC 22 8 4 1 9 86 79 +7 33 Advance to Hockeyettan East (spring)
6 Hammarby IF 22 9 1 4 8 73 75 −2 33
7 IF Vallentuna BK 22 8 3 2 9 66 75 −9 32
8 Haninge Anchors HC 22 7 3 4 8 77 77 0 31
9 Väsby IK 22 6 2 3 11 60 69 −9 25
10 Sollentuna HC 22 6 1 4 11 55 77 −22 24
11 Wings HC Arlanda 22 6 0 2 14 63 92 −29 20
12 Tierps HK 22 0 2 0 20 38 152 −114 4
Source: [2]

Hockeyettan WestEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Borlänge HF 22 16 0 1 5 90 47 +43 49 Advance to Allettan North
2 Kumla HC 22 13 4 0 5 80 51 +29 47
3 Mariestad BoIS HC 22 14 2 1 5 73 55 +18 47
4 Tranås AIF 22 14 0 3 5 76 49 +27 45
5 Lindlövens IF 22 13 1 2 6 67 48 +19 43 Advance to Hockeyettan West (spring)
6 IFK Arboga IK 22 10 3 2 7 71 67 +4 38
7 Skövde IK 22 11 1 2 8 74 66 +8 37
8 Forshaga IF 22 7 2 3 10 60 71 −11 28
9 Enköpings SK 22 7 2 0 13 68 92 −24 25
10 Köping HC 22 4 1 1 16 49 90 −41 15
11 Grästorps IK 22 3 2 1 16 48 74 −26 14
12 Surahammars IF 22 2 0 2 18 45 91 −46 8
Source: [3]

Hockeyettan SouthEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Västerviks IK 22 16 4 1 1 97 42 +55 57 Advance to Allettan South
2 IF Troja/Ljungby 22 16 2 1 3 81 33 +48 53
3 Vimmerby HC 22 13 2 3 4 63 49 +14 46
4 Kallinge-Ronneby IF 22 12 2 2 6 79 55 +24 42
5 Kristianstads IK 22 12 1 3 6 84 65 +19 41 Advance to Hockeyettan South (spring)
6 HC Dalen 22 6 4 3 9 64 74 −10 29
7 Halmstad HF 22 8 1 3 10 53 67 −14 29
8 Helsingborgs HC 22 5 3 4 10 58 87 −29 25
9 Tyringe SoSS 22 3 6 3 10 55 65 −10 24
10 Nybro Vikings IF 22 6 1 1 14 56 85 −29 21
11 Varberg HK 22 3 3 1 15 58 94 −36 16
12 Mörrums GoIS IK 22 3 0 4 15 48 80 −32 13
Source: [4]

Spring seasonEdit

Allettan NorthEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Borlänge HF 14 8 3 0 3 42 28 +14 30 Advance to HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers
2 Tranås AIF 14 7 0 6 1 51 42 +9 27 Advance to playoffs
3 Östersunds IK 14 7 1 2 4 44 34 +10 25
4 Piteå HC 14 6 2 0 6 53 46 +7 22
5 Kiruna IF 14 5 3 1 5 39 42 −3 22
6 Mariestad BoIS HC 14 5 1 1 7 39 42 −3 18
7 Kalix HC 14 3 1 2 8 38 58 −20 13
8 Kumla HC 14 3 1 0 10 28 42 −14 11
Source: [5]

Allettan SouthEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Västerviks IK 14 11 1 0 2 49 25 +24 35 Advance to HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers
2 Södertälje SK 14 9 1 1 3 46 33 +13 30 Advance to playoffs
3 IF Troja/Ljungby 14 6 2 3 3 42 38 +4 25
4 Huddinge IK 14 6 3 0 5 38 30 +8 24
5 Visby/Roma HK 14 6 1 1 6 39 41 −2 21
6 Kallinge-Ronneby IF 14 5 1 2 6 39 39 0 19
7 Vimmerby HC 14 2 1 0 11 34 54 −20 8
8 Hudiksvalls HC 14 1 0 3 10 31 58 −27 6
Source: [6]

Hockeyettan North (spring)Edit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Örnsköldsvik HF 14 12 1 0 1 70 29 +41 45 Advance to playoffs
2 Vännäs HC 14 10 0 1 3 47 32 +15 35
3 SK Lejon 14 7 1 1 5 54 46 +8 29
4 Tegs SK 14 4 4 2 4 55 51 +4 25
5 Sollefteå HK 14 5 1 1 7 53 46 +7 24
6 Kovlands IshF 14 4 1 2 7 38 46 −8 18
7 Brunflo IK 14 4 1 1 8 41 59 −18 16 Advance to Hockeyettan qualifiers
8 AIK Hockey Härnösand 14 0 1 2 11 29 78 −49 4
Source: [7]

Hockeyettan East (spring)Edit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Åker/Strängnäs HC 14 8 3 1 2 69 39 +30 38 Advance to playoffs
2 Hammarby IF 14 10 0 1 3 52 32 +20 37
3 Haninge Anchors HC 14 8 2 2 2 56 34 +22 34
4 Väsby IK 14 6 2 0 6 53 48 +5 25
5 IF Vallentuna BK 14 5 1 1 7 43 39 +4 23
6 Sollentuna HC 14 4 1 4 5 35 44 −9 20
7 Wings HC Arlanda 14 3 3 3 5 41 42 −1 19 Advance to Hockeyettan qualifiers
8 Tierps HK 14 0 0 0 14 26 97 −71 0
Source: [8]

Hockeyettan West (spring)Edit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Lindlövens IF 14 9 2 1 2 55 28 +27 39 Advance to playoffs
2 Skövde IK 14 7 1 2 4 50 36 +14 30
3 Enköpings SK 14 8 1 0 5 49 41 +8 29
4 IFK Arboga IK 14 6 1 0 7 38 28 +10 26
5 Forshaga IF 14 6 1 1 6 45 45 0 25
6 Köping HC 14 4 3 0 7 34 54 −20 20
7 Grästorps IK 14 5 0 3 6 37 47 −10 19 Advance to Hockeyettan qualifiers
8 Surahammars IF 14 2 0 2 10 30 59 −29 8
Source: [9]

Hockeyettan South (spring)Edit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Kristianstads IK 14 8 2 1 3 45 38 +7 36 Advance to playoffs
2 Halmstad HF 14 7 1 0 6 43 41 +2 28
3 Tyringe SoSS 14 7 0 3 4 38 26 +12 27
4 Nybro Vikings IF 14 6 3 0 5 42 36 +6 26
5 HC Dalen 14 5 1 0 8 47 47 0 23
6 Helsingborgs HC 14 5 0 3 6 43 51 −8 22
7 Varberg HK 14 3 3 2 6 32 38 −6 18 Advance to Hockeyettan qualifiers
8 Mörrums GoIS IK 14 3 2 3 6 43 56 −13 16
Source: [10]

PlayoffsEdit

Round 1Edit

Tranås 2–0 SkövdeEdit

Östersund 2–1 VännäsEdit

Piteå 2–1 LindlövenEdit

Kiruna 2–0 ÖrnsköldsvikEdit

Södertälje 2–0 HalmstadEdit

Troja/Ljungby 2–0 HammarbyEdit

Huddinge 1–2 KristianstadEdit

Visby/Roma 2–0 Åker/SträngnäsEdit

Round 2Edit

Östersund 1–2 KristianstadEdit

Södertälje 2–1 PiteåEdit

Tranås AIF 0–2 Visby/RomaEdit

Troja/Ljungby 2–0 KirunaEdit

Round 3Edit

Södertälje – KristianstadEdit

IF Troja/Ljungby – Visby/Roma HKEdit

HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiersEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Södertälje SK (P) 10 6 2 0 2 39 24 +15 22 Qualify for the 2016–17 HockeyAllsvenskan season
2 Västerviks IK (P) 10 6 1 2 1 34 23 +11 22
3 IF Troja/Ljungby 10 4 1 1 4 38 30 +8 15 Qualify for the 2016–17 Hockeyettan season
4 IF Sundsvall (R) 10 3 1 2 4 23 29 −6 13
5 Asplöven HC (R) 10 3 1 1 5 35 35 0 12
6 Borlänge HF 10 2 0 0 8 20 48 −28 6
Source: [11]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Hockeyettan qualifiersEdit

Each qualifying group pitted the two last teams from each spring series against challengers from Division 2. The teams met in a double round-robin tournament. Only the first place team automatically qualified for play in the 2016–17 Hockeyettan season. The Swedish Ice Hockey Association then selected second and third placed teams from the qualifying groups for play in Hockeyettan on a geographical basis, to ensure the geographical distribution of the teams in the four groups for the following season.

NorthEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Brunflo IK 6 5 0 0 1 27 13 +14 15 Qualify for the 2016–17 Hockeyettan season
2 AIK-Hockey Härnösand (R) 6 3 1 0 2 23 12 +11 11 Qualify for the 2016–17 Division 2 season
3 Bodens HF 6 2 0 0 4 15 26 −11 6
4 Överkalix IF 6 1 0 1 4 13 27 −14 4
Source: [12]
(R) Relegated

EastEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Nacka HK 10 10 0 0 0 50 27 +23 30 Qualify for the 2016–17 Hockeyettan season
2 Wings HC Arlanda 10 6 1 0 3 40 26 +14 20 Selected for play in the 2016–17 Hockeyettan season to maintain group geography
3 IFK Tumba IK (P) 10 6 0 1 3 38 28 +10 19
4 Tierps HK (R) 10 4 0 0 6 25 32 −7 12 Qualify for the 2016–17 Division 2 season
5 Rimbo IF 10 1 1 0 8 27 42 −15 5
6 Bålsta HC 10 1 0 1 8 21 46 −25 4
Source: [13]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

WestEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Surahammars IF 10 7 1 2 0 46 22 +24 25 Qualify for the 2016–17 Hockeyettan season
2 Grästorps IK 10 5 1 4 0 45 33 +12 21 Selected for play in the 2016–17 Hockeyettan season to maintain group geography
3 Valbo HC (P) 10 3 3 1 3 36 35 +1 16
4 Grums IK 10 2 2 0 6 27 31 −4 10 Qualify for the 2016–17 Division 2 season
5 IFK Munkfors 10 2 1 2 5 28 53 −25 10
6 Avesta BK 10 2 1 0 7 37 45 −8 8
Source: [14]
(P) Promoted

SouthEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Varberg HK 10 7 2 1 0 36 16 +20 26 Qualify for the 2016–17 Hockeyettan season
2 Hanhals IF (P) 10 4 2 2 2 40 29 +11 18 Selected for play in the 2016–17 Hockeyettan season to maintain group geography
3 Olofströms IK 10 4 1 1 4 26 30 −4 15 Qualify for the 2016–17 Division 2 season
4 Mjölby HC 10 4 0 0 6 28 41 −13 12
5 Bäcken HC 10 2 1 2 5 24 36 −12 10
6 Mörrums GoIS IK (R) 10 3 0 0 7 36 38 −2 9
Source: [15]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "SERIEBESTÄMMELSER och VERKSAMHETSPLAN Säsongen 2015/2016" (PDF). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-19.