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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

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

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

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

Timrå IK won series 4–3


Mora IK vs. Leksands IFEdit

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.