2017–18 HockeyAllsvenskan season

The 2017–18 HockeyAllsvenskan season is the 13th season that the second tier of Swedish ice hockey has operated under that name. The series consists of 14 teams playing a regular season in which each team plays each other team four times, twice at home and twice away. This is followed by a series of promotion and relegation tournaments, with the teams finishing first through eight participating in promotion playoffs, and the teams finishing 13th and 14th forced to requalify to avoid relegation to the Hockeyettan.[2]

2017–18 HockeyAllsvenskan season
LeagueHockeyAllsvenskan
SportIce hockey
Duration2017–2018 (regular season)
Number of teams14
Average attendance2,705 (regular season)
TV partner(s)C More[1]
First placeTimrå IK
Top scorerEmil Molin (Modo)
Promoted to SHL[2]Timrå IK
Relegated to HockeyettanIF Troja/Ljungby
HockeyAllsvenskan seasons

Participating teamsEdit

Team City Arena Capacity
AIK Stockholm Hovet 8,094
Almtuna IS Uppsala Metallåtervinning Arena 2,800
IF Björklöven Umeå T3 Center 5,400
BIK Karlskoga Karlskoga Nobelhallen 6,300
Leksands IF Leksand Tegera Arena 7,650
Modo Hockey Örnsköldsvik Fjällräven Center 7,600
IK Oskarshamn Oskarshamn Arena Oskarshamn 3,346
IK Pantern Malmö Malmö Isstadion 5,800
Södertälje SK Södertälje AXA Sports Center 6,200
Timrå IK Timrå NHK Arena 6,000
Tingsryds AIF Tingsryd Nelson Garden Arena 3,400
IF Troja/Ljungby Ljungby Ljungby Arena 3,620
HC Vita Hästen Norrköping Himmelstalundshallen 4,280
Västerviks IK Västervik Plivit Trade-hallen 2,500

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Timrå IK 52 26 7 7 12 134 99 +35 99 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan finals
2 Leksands IF 52 26 3 7 16 147 114 +33 91
3 AIK 52 23 6 4 19 149 128 +21 85 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs
4 Almtuna IS 52 21 6 7 18 135 143 −8 82
5 IF Björklöven 52 20 6 8 18 136 133 +3 80
6 IK Pantern 52 18 10 5 19 138 140 −2 79
7 IK Oskarshamn 52 19 7 8 18 148 159 −11 79
8 Södertälje SK 52 19 6 6 21 130 141 −11 75
9 HC Vita Hästen 52 18 6 7 21 119 137 −18 73
10 Modo Hockey 52 19 7 1 25 134 123 +11 72
11 Tingsryds AIF 52 18 5 7 22 125 136 −11 71
12 BIK Karlskoga 52 16 8 7 21 126 149 −23 71
13 Västerviks IK 52 19 3 6 24 133 142 −9 69 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers
14 IF Troja/Ljungby 52 14 8 8 22 142 152 −10 66
Updated to match(es) played on 7 March 2018. Source: [1]

Post-seasonEdit

FinalsEdit

The top two teams from the regular season will meet in a best-of-five tournament, with the winner advancing directly to the SHL qualifiers, and the losing team forced to play an additional playoff.[2] The matches began on 9 March and finished on 13 March.

Timrå IK vs. Leksands IFEdit

9 March Timrå IK 4–3 OT Leksands IF NHK Arena Recap  
Filip Hållander 1 – pp – 11:18 First period 3:26 – Jon Knuts 1
Jonathan Dahlén 1 – 12:09 Second period 11:34 – psJohan Porsberger 1
Johannes Kinnvall 1 – 4:14 Third period 15:07 – Austin Madaisky 1
Michael Parks 1 – 6:35 First overtime period No scoring
Henrik Haukeland (28 saves / 31 shots) Goalie stats Robin Rahm (27 saves / 31 shots)
11 March Leksands IF 1–2 Timrå IK Tegera Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 11:58 – Jonathan Dahlén 2
16:35 – Erik Karlsson 1
Oskar Lang 1 – 19:55 Third period No scoring
Robin Rahm (21 saves / 23 shots) Goalie stats Henrik Haukeland (27 saves / 28 shots)
13 March Timrå IK 4–1 Leksands IF NHK Arena Recap  
Johannes Kinnvall 2 – 3:08
Jonathan Dahlén 3 – 9:09
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Jonathan Dahlén 4 – pp – 5:04
Erik Karlsson 2 – 16:36
Third period 9:31 – Filip Johansson 1
Henrik Haukeland (16 saves / 17 shots) Goalie stats Tex Williamsson (26 saves / 30 shots)
Timrå won series 3–0


HockeyAllsvenskan playoffsEdit

Teams 3–8 from the regular season will play a single round-robin tournament, with teams 3–5 getting home-ice advantage. The season is then over for all but the winning team, which advances to the meet the loser of the HockeyAllsvenskan finals in a playoff to the SHL qualifiers.[2] Teams also started with bonus points based on their position in the regular season standings. Team 3 began with three points, team 4 with two points, and team 5 with one point.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 IK Oskarshamn (Q) 5 3 1 1 0 19 7 +12 12 Advance to Playoff to the SHL qualifiers
2 Södertälje SK 5 4 0 0 1 16 11 +5 12 Return to HockeyAllsvenskan for the 2018–19 season
3 IF Björklöven 5 2 2 0 1 16 12 +4 11
4 AIK 5 1 1 1 2 12 14 −2 9
5 Almtuna IS 5 0 1 1 3 10 20 −10 5
6 IK Pantern 5 0 0 2 3 12 21 −9 2
Source: [2]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated

Playoff to the SHL qualifiersEdit

In the playoff to the SHL qualifiers (Swedish: Play Off inför direktkval till SHL), the losing team from the HockeyAllsvenskan finals will meet the winning team from the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs in a best-of-three series that will be played on 20 March, 22 March and 24 March. The winning team will advance to the SHL qualifiers.

Leksands IF vs. IK OskarshamnEdit

20 March Leksands IF 5–4 OT IK Oskarshamn Tegera Arena Recap  
Johan Porsberger 1 – 9:45 First period 18:19 – ppMarcus Björk 1
No scoring Second period 14:27 – Arsi Piispanen 1
Daniel Pietta 1 – 0:14
Oskar Lang 1 – sh – 3:34
Patrick Mcnally 1 – 12:25
Third period 14:08 – Mikael Kuronen 1
18:42 – Marcus Björk 2
Daniel Pietta 2 – pp – 12:53 First overtime period No scoring
Robin Rahm (26 saves / 30 shots) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (33 saves / 38 shots)
22 March IK Oskarshamn 4–1 Leksands IF Arena Oskarshamn Recap  
Jonas Engström 1 – 12:50
Jonas Engström 2 – 15:03
First period No scoring
Lucas Elvenes 1 – 8:32 Second period No scoring
Marcus Björk 3 – pp2 – 19:50 Third period 14:26 – Emil Bemström 1
Christoffer Rifalk (32 saves / 33 shots) Goalie stats Robin Rahm (25 saves / 29 shots)
24 March Leksands IF 4–0 IK Oskarshamn Tegera Arena Recap  
Matt Carey 1 – pp – 11:32
Anton Öhman 1 – pp – 18:43
First period No scoring
Martin Karlsson 1 – 18:33 Second period No scoring
Oskar Lang 2 – en – 17:39 Third period No scoring
Tex Williamsson (21 saves / 21 shots) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (40 saves / 43 shots)
Leksands IF won series 2–1


SHL qualifiersEdit

Two teams from the HockeyAllsvenskan and two teams from the SHL will play a best-of-seven series, with the winner qualifying for play in the 2018–19 SHL season. The winner of the HockeyAllsvenskan finals will meet team 14 from the SHL, while the winner of the playoff to the SHL qualifiers will meet team 13 from the SHL.[2] Mora IK was the first team to win their series, 4–1, to qualify for continued SHL play. Timrå would then win their series, 4–3, to qualify for the SHL for the first time since 2012–13.

Karlskrona HK vs. Timrå IKEdit

25 March Karlskrona HK 2–1 OT Timrå IK Telenor Arena Karlskrona Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Bobbo Petersson 1 – pp – 6:45 Third period 11:44 – Marcus Hardegård 1
Filip Cruseman 1 – 1:48 First overtime period No scoring
Johan Holmqvist (31 saves / 32 shots) Goalie stats Henrik Haukeland (23 saves / 25 shots)
27 March Timrå IK 0–1 Karlskrona HK NHK Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 10:54 – Joachim Rohdin 1
No scoring Third period No scoring
Henrik Haukeland (10 saves / 11 shots) Goalie stats Johan Holmqvist (22 saves / 22 shots)
29 March Karlskrona HK 2–5 Timrå IK Telenor Arena Karlskrona Recap  
No scoring First period 0:08 – Anton Wedin 1
4:37 – ppAlexandre Lavoie 1
9:40 – Jacob Olofsson 1
Joel Kellman 1 – 3:04
Emil Larsson 1 – 3:17
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 3:37 – Johannes Kinnvall 1
17:42 – enJonathan Dahlén 1
Johan Holmqvist (18 saves / 22 shots) Goalie stats Henrik Haukeland (20 saves / 22 shots)
31 March Timrå IK 2–4 Karlskrona HK NHK Arena Recap  
Jonathan Dahlén 2 – 8:20 First period 19:47 – Mattias Karlsson 1
Marcus Hardegård 2 – pp – 8:34 Second period 11:28 – Filip Cruseman 2
12:15 – Mattias Guter 1
No scoring Third period 19:44 – en – Filip Cruseman 3
Henrik Haukeland (30 saves / 33 shots) Goalie stats Johannes Jönsson (28 saves / 30 shots)
2 April Karlskrona HK 1–3 Timrå IK Telenor Arena Karlskrona Recap  
No scoring First period 13:48 – Vilmos Galló 1
Mattias Guter 2 – 14:57 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 4:27 – Jacob Olofsson 2
5:36 – Jonathan Dahlén 3
Johannes Jönsson (14 saves / 17 shots) Goalie stats Henrik Haukeland (39 saves / 40 shots)
4 April Timrå IK 4–3 Karlskrona HK NHK Arena Recap  
Johan Persson 1 – pp – 8:32 First period 0:50 – ppMattias Guter 3
Anton Wedin 2 – 13:47 Second period 10:42 – Mattias Guter 4
Marcus Hardegård 3 – 7:38
Jacob Olofsson 3 – 14:29
Third period 4:01 – Marcus Paulsson 1
Henrik Haukeland (17 saves / 20 shots) Goalie stats Johan Holmqvist (21 saves / 25 shots)
Johannes Jönsson (1 save / 1 shot)
6 April Karlskrona HK 0–2 Timrå IK Telenor Arena Karlskrona Recap  
No scoring First period 0:44 – Vilmos Galló 2
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 8:10 – Jonathan Dahlén 4
Johannes Jönsson (18 save / 20 shot) Goalie stats Henrik Haukeland (36 saves / 36 shots)
Timrå IK won series 4–3


Mora IK vs. Leksands IFEdit

26 March Mora IK 2–5 Leksands IF Smidjegrav Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 4:56 – Johan Porsberger 1
David Kaše 1 – 4:31 Second period 1:55 – Alex Friesen 1
13:26 – Filip Johansson 1
John Persson 1 – 19:36 Third period 15:52 – Jon Knuts 1
18>:09 – en – Johan Porsberger 2
Christian Engstrand (14 saves / 18 shots) Goalie stats Tex Williamsson (34 saves / 36 shots)
28 March Leksands IF 2–3 Mora IK Tegera Arena Recap  
Austin Madaisky 1 – pp – 8:45 First period 10:03 – ppAndrew Rowe 1
No scoring Second period 6:46 – ppMichael Haga 1
Mattias Ritola 1 – pp – 6:27 Third period 16:05 – Jacob Nilsson 1
Tex Williamsson (24 saves / 27 shots) Goalie stats Christian Engstrand (26 saves / 28 shots)
30 March Mora IK 2–0 Leksands IF Smidjegrav Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Alexander Hilmerson 1 – 12:13 Second period No scoring
Emil Aronsson 1 – 13:03 Third period No scoring
Christian Engstrand (25 saves / 25 shots) Goalie stats Tex Williamsson (21 saves / 23 shots)
1 April Leksands IF 1–2 Mora IK Tegera Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 8:54 – Mathias Bromé 1
No scoring Second period 0:24 – Andrew Rowe 2
Martin Karlsson 1 – 14:26 Third period No scoring
Tex Williamsson (21 saves / 23 shots) Goalie stats Christian Engstrand (38 saves / 39 shots)
3 April Mora IK 3–1 Leksands IF Smidjegrav Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Emil Aronsson 2 – 10:18 Second period 18:32 – ppEmil Bemström 1
Mathias Bromé 2 – pp – 3:25
John Persson 2 – pp – 11:37
Third period No scoring
Christian Engstrand (29 saves / 30 shots) Goalie stats Tex Williamsson (17 saves / 20 shots)
Mora IK won series 4–1


HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiersEdit

Västervik and Troja/Ljungby, teams 13 and 14 from the regular season, were forced to defend their spots in HockeyAllsvenskan in the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers (Swedish: Kval till HockeyAllsvenskan). Joining the two HockeyAllsvenskan teams were four challengers from third-tier league Hockeyettan, the winner of the Hockeyettan Finals (Borlänge HF) and the three surviving teams from the Hockeyettan playoffs.[2]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Västerviks IK (Q) 10 6 1 2 1 32 19 +13 22 Qualify for the 2018–19 HockeyAllsvenskan season
2 VIK Västerås HK (P, Q) 10 5 1 1 3 28 24 +4 18
3 IF Troja/Ljungby (R) 10 4 1 1 4 39 28 +11 15 Qualify for the 2018–19 Hockeyettan season
4 Huddinge IK 10 3 2 0 5 20 31 −11 13
5 Borlänge HF 10 3 1 0 6 27 32 −5 11
6 Piteå HC 10 2 1 3 4 21 33 −12 11
Source: [3]
(P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "C More förlänger med hockeyallsvenskan". Aftonbladet. 21 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Seriebestämmelser 2017/18" (PDF). Swedish Ice Hockey Association.