2017–18 Damehåndboldligaen

The 2017–18 Damehåndboldligaen (known as HTH GO Ligaen for sponsorship reasons) is the 82nd season of Damehåndboldligaen, Denmark's premier handball league. Nykøbing Falster Håndboldklub are the defending champions.

Damehåndboldligaen
Season2017–18
Champions LeagueKøbenhavn Håndbold
Odense Håndbold
EHF CupTeam Esbjerg
FC Midtjylland Håndbold
Nykøbing Falster Håndboldklub
Viborg HK
Matches played132
Goals scored6,613 (50.1 per match)
Top goalscorerNorway Ida Bjørndalen Karlsson
(168 goals)
Biggest home win19 goals:
OHC 35–16 AJA
Biggest away win17 goals:
OHC 18–35 KBH
RIN 16–33 OHC
Highest scoring71 goals:
NFH 36–35 RAN
2016-17
2018-19
All statistics correct as of 27 April 2018.

Team informationEdit

Team. Town Arena Capacity
Aarhus United Aarhus Ceres Arena Stadionhal 1.200
Ajax København København Bavnehøj-Hallen 1.000
FC Midtjylland Ikast Ikast-Brande Arena 2.850
København Håndbold København Frederiksberghallen 1.468
Nykøbing Falster Håndboldklub Nykøbing Falster POWER ARENA 1.300
Odense Håndbold Odense Odense Idrætshal 2.256
Randers HK Randers Arena Randers 3.000
Ringkøbing Håndbold Ringkøbing Rofi-Centret 1.100
Silkeborg-Voel KFUM Silkeborg Jysk Arena 3.000
Team Esbjerg Esbjerg Blue Water Dokken 2.549
Team Tvis Holstebro Holstebro Gråkjær Arena 3.250
Viborg HK Viborg Viborg Stadionhal 3.000

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 København Håndbold 22 17 1 4 618 532 +86 35 Championship play-offs + advance to Champions League
2 Odense Håndbold 22 16 1 5 602 508 +94 33 Championship play-offs
3 FC Midtjylland 22 15 0 7 550 488 +62 30
4 Nykøbing F. Håndboldklub 22 13 3 6 623 573 +50 29
5 Team Esbjerg 22 14 0 8 559 526 +33 28
6 Viborg HK 22 12 3 7 562 516 +46 27
7 Silkeborg-Voel KFUM 22 11 2 9 598 573 +25 24
8 Randers HK 22 9 2 11 514 516 −2 20
9 Team Tvis Holstebro 22 8 2 12 538 578 −40 18
10 Aarhus United 22 5 2 15 478 547 −69 12
11 Ringkøbing Håndbold 22 2 1 19 505 616 −111 5
12 Ajax København 22 1 1 20 466 640 −174 3 Relegation play-off
Updated to match(es) played on 27 March 2018. Source: [1][2]
Rules for classification: 1.) Points in head-to-head matches amongst tied teams; 2.) Goal difference in head-to-head matches amongst tied teams; 3.) Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams; 4.) Points in all matches; 5.) Goal difference in all matches.[1]

! In the 2017-18 season, no teams will be directly relegated as the league expands to 14 teams from the 2018-19 season. The last placed team of the regular season will play a best of three relegation playoff against 1. division's third-placed team (as both the winner and the runner-up of 1. division will be automatically promoted to the 2018–19 Damehåndboldligaen). Like the men's league, the championship play-offs will include 8 teams.[2]

ResultsEdit

In the table below the home teams are listed on the left and the away teams along the top.

Home \ Away AAR AJA FCM KBH NFH OHC RHK RIN SIL ESB TTH VHK
Aarhus United 19–17 19–25 23–29 20–31 22–23 21–24 24–20 32–26 16–26 19–22 24–25
Ajax København 20–30 22–31 23–34 27–39 23–33 21–28 22–27 20–24 19–26 27–26 20–27
FC Midtjylland 32–18 38–22 24–21 26–22 24–17 28–22 34–29 23–26 22–25 32–26 34–25
København Håndbold 31–20 33–28 23–21 27–24 24–24 25–32 38–26 26–21 24–23 33–32 26–17
Nykøbing Falster Håndbold 36–21 36–24 26–19 23–31 28–27 36–35 31–21 28–25 26–23 25–25 30–30
Odense Håndbold 24–18 35–16 17–24 18–35 28–31 30–20 31–22 25–24 33–23 36–24 30–29
Randers HK 19–19 31–16 20–22 28–26 29–23 20–23 21–20 29–29 19–22 23–24 21–25
Ringkøbing Håndbold 22–22 26–19 19–22 28–30 21–28 16–33 20–21 25–26 22–29 22–36 15–21
Silkeborg-Voel 29–26 30–22 27–16 26–30 31–27 23–31 26–23 35–27 23–24 25–26 25–25
Team Esbjerg 30–24 30–27 24–19 27–23 24–26 18–27 23–18 29–27 27–34 26–20 24–27
TTH Holstebro 19–25 24–15 21–32 28–20 26–26 19–28 18–21 29–26 36–33 22–35 23–36
Viborg HK 17–16 22–22 23–20 26–29 33–21 25–29 19–20 35–24 25–30 28–21 22–12
Source: [3]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Championship playoffsEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification KBH ESB NFH RAN
1 København Håndbold 6 5 0 1 167 140 +27 12 Advance to semi-finals 25–26 31–26 28–16
2 Team Esbjerg 6 4 0 2 161 151 +10 8 28–30 28–23 30–25
3 Nykøbing Falster Håndboldklub 6 3 0 3 150 153 −3 7 22–23 28–27 24–19
4 Randers HK 6 0 0 6 127 161 −34 0 22–30 20–22 25–27
Updated to match(es) played on 28 April 2018. Source: DHF
Rules for classification: See Tiebreakers

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification OHC VHK FCM SIL
1 Odense Håndbold 6 5 1 0 171 135 +36 13 Advance to semi-finals 25–20 31–22 32–21
2 Viborg HK 6 3 0 3 156 148 +8 6 24–29 26–29 30–18
3 FC Midtjylland 6 2 0 4 140 150 −10 5 21–27 18–20 24–25
4 Silkeborg-Voel 6 1 1 4 141 175 −34 3 27–27 29–36 21–26
Updated to match(es) played on 28 April 2018. Source: DHF
Rules for classification: See Tiebreakers

ChampionshipEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Date Home team in the 1st match & 3rd match Home team in the 2nd match Results
1st match 2nd match 3rd match 1st match 2nd match 3rd match
5 May 8 May 12 May København Håndbold Viborg HK 18–24 25–31 27–26
5 May 8 May 12 May Odense Håndbold Team Esbjerg 20–27 21–24 32–23

! Best of three matches. In the case of a tie after the second match, a third match is played. Highest ranking team in the regular season has the home advantage in the first and possible third match.

3rd placeEdit

Date Home team in the 1st match & 3rd match Home team in the 2nd match Results
1st match 2nd match 3rd match 1st match 2nd match 3rd match
18 May 22 May 26 May Team Esbjerg Viborg HK 28–19

! Best of three matches. In the case of a tie after the second match, a third match is played. Highest ranking team in the regular season has the home advantage in the first and possible third match.

FinalEdit

Date Home team in the 1st match & 3rd match Home team in the 2nd match Results
1st match 2nd match 3rd match 1st match 2nd match 3rd match
19 May 22 May 27 May København Håndbold Odense Håndbold 28–25

! Best of three matches. In the case of a tie after the second match, a third match is played. Highest ranking team in the regular season has the home advantage in the first and possible third match.

Relegation PlayoffEdit

! Best of three matches. In the case of a tie after the second match, a third match is played. Highest ranking team in the regular season has the home advantage in the first and possible third match.

Date Home team in the 1st match & 3rd match Home team in the 2nd match Results
1st match 2nd match 3rd match 1st match 2nd match 3rd match
21 April 25 April 28 April Ajax København SønderjyskE 21–23 22–35 38–26

Top goalscorersEdit

As of matches played on 21 April 2018[4][5]

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Player of the Month
Player Club
September   Natasja Clausen Ringkøbing
October   Maria Fisker Randers
November   Mia Rej København
Januar   Louise Burgaard Midtjyllland
February   Line Uno Viborg
March   Annette Jensen Holstebro
April   Kathrine Heindahl Odense

Number of teams by regionsEdit

Region No. teams Teams
Midtjylland 8 Aarhus United, Silkeborg-Voel KFUM, FC Midtjylland Håndbold, Randers HK Ringkøbing Håndbold, Viborg HK, TTH Holstebro
Syddanmark 2 Team Esbjerg, Odense Håndbold
Sjælland 1 Nykøbing Falster Håndboldklub
Hovedstaden 2 København Håndbold, Ajax København

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LIGAREGLEMENT" (in Danish). DHF. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Få overblik: Sådan er ligastrukturen ændret til den nye håndboldsæson" (in Danish). tv2.dk. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Kampprogram - HTH GO Ligaen" (in Danish). Divisionsforeningen. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Topscorere for pulje" [Top scorers for league] (in Danish). DHF. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Spiller-score" [Goalscorers] (in Danish). Divisionsforeningen. Retrieved 10 September 2017.

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