2019–20 HockeyAllsvenskan season

The 2019–20 HockeyAllsvenskan season was the 15th season that the second tier of Swedish ice hockey has operated under that name. The series consisted of 14 teams playing a regular season in which each team played each other team four times, twice at home and twice away. This was 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] However, after the regular season, on 15 March 2020 the Swedish Ice Hockey Association (SIHA) cancelled the post-season due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden. No teams will be promoted nor relegated to or from HockeyAllsvenskan, and the next season of HockeyAllsvenskan will feature the same teams.[3][4]

2019–20 HockeyAllsvenskan season
LeagueHockeyAllsvenskan
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 2019 – March 2020 (regular season)
Number of teams14
Total attendance948,589
Average attendance2,606
TV partner(s)C More[1]
First placeIF Björklöven
Top scorerJonathan Johnson (Modo)
HockeyAllsvenskan seasons

Björklöven won the regular season with a record-setting 121 points, beating the previous record of 109 points.

Participating teamsEdit

Team City Arena Capacity
AIK Stockholm Hovet 8,094
Almtuna IS Uppsala Gränby Ishall 2,800
IF Björklöven Umeå A3 Arena 5,400
BIK Karlskoga Karlskoga Nobelhallen 6,300
Karlskrona HK Karlskrona NKT Arena Karlskrona 5,050
Kristianstads IK Kristianstad Kristianstads ishall 2,300
Modo Hockey Örnsköldsvik Fjällräven Center 7,600
Mora IK Mora Jalas Arena 4,500
Södertälje SK Södertälje Axa Sports Center 6,200
Timrå IK Timrå NHK Arena 6,000
Tingsryds AIF Tingsryd Nelson Garden Arena 3,400
HC Vita Hästen Norrköping Himmelstalundshallen 4,280
Västerviks IK Västervik Plivit Trade-hallen 2,500
Västerås IK Västerås ABB Arena Nord 4,902

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 IF Björklöven 52 36 5 3 8 179 94 +85 121 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan finals
2 Modo Hockey 52 35 1 4 12 205 130 +75 111
3 Timrå IK 52 29 8 4 11 178 116 +62 107 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs
4 BIK Karlskoga 52 28 4 6 14 191 144 +47 98
5 Västerås IK 52 22 5 8 17 150 142 +8 84
6 HC Vita Hästen 52 20 8 5 19 145 131 +14 81
7 Södertälje SK 52 19 9 6 18 155 150 +5 81
8 Västerviks IK 52 16 7 6 23 121 151 −30 68
9 Mora IK 52 14 8 6 24 130 166 −36 64
10 Tingsryds AIF 52 12 10 6 24 128 156 −28 62
11 Karlskrona HK 52 14 6 6 26 116 158 −42 60
12 Almtuna IS 52 13 6 8 25 126 163 −37 59
13 Kristianstads IK 52 13 5 6 28 128 166 −38 55 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers
14 AIK 52 10 1 9 32 97 182 −85 41
Updated to match(es) played on 6 March 2020. Source: [1]

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

The following shows the top ten players who led the league in points, at the conclusion of matches played on 6 March 2020.[5] If two or more skaters are tied (i.e. same number of points, goals and played games), all of the tied skaters are shown.

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
  Jonathan Johnson Modo Hockey 52 29 50 79 +28 32
  Jonathan Dahlén Timrå IK 51 36 41 77 +29 42
  Patrik Karlkvist Modo Hockey 52 30 38 68 +25 24
  Albin Lundin Timrå IK 52 26 42 68 +26 28
  Adam Tambellini Modo Hockey 37 28 35 63 +25 51
  Fredrik Forsberg BIK Karlskoga 52 32 21 53 +7 12
  Tor Immo BIK Karlskoga 51 26 27 53 +13 38
  Nick Olesen Södertälje SK 50 28 23 51 +14 68
  Ludwig Blomstrand Södertälje SK 49 28 22 50 +15 36
  Alex Hutchings IF Björklöven 51 19 28 47 +20 50

Leading goaltendersEdit

The following shows the top ten goaltenders who led the league in goals against average, provided that they have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, at the conclusion of matches played on 6 March 2020.[6]

Player Team GP TOI W T L GA SO Sv% GAA
  Joe Cannata IF Björklöven 41 2478:41 33 0 8 71 6 93.81 1.72
  Victor Brattström Timrå IK 45 2707:00 33 0 12 96 3 91.41 2.13
  Viktor Kokman HC Vita Hästen 37 2199:44 19 0 18 87 4 89.80 2.37
  Arvid Söderblom Tingsryds AIF 32 1865:03 16 0 14 74 2 92.41 2.38
  Erik Hanses Modo Hockey 25 1378:23 16 0 6 55 2 90.60 2.39
  Jesper Myrenberg Västerås IK 29 1647:30 17 0 12 66 1 91.92 2.40
  Tanner Jaillet Karlskrona HK 29 1665:58 12 0 15 67 3 91.40 2.41
  Tim Juel BIK Karlskoga 30 1742:09 19 0 10 73 2 91.48 2.51
  Linus Lundin Modo Hockey 25 1369:29 16 0 8 59 3 90.34 2.58
  Alexander Sahlin Södertälje SK 30 1743:06 16 0 13 79 0 90.99 2.72

Post-seasonEdit

FinalsEdit

The top two teams from the regular season met 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]

IF Björklöven vs. Modo HockeyEdit

10 March IF Björklöven 3–4 2OT Modo Hockey A3 Arena Recap  
Fredric Andersson 1 – pp – 3:08
Alexander Wiklund 1 – pp – 10:28
First period No scoring
Olle Liss 1 – pp – 8:22 Second period 3:45 – ppHenrik Björklund 1
12:35 – Adam Tambellini 1
No scoring Third period 9:57 – Mattias Norlinder 1
No scoring Second overtime period 14:28 – Magnus Häggström 1
Joe Cannata 35 saves / 39 shots Goalie stats Patrik Bartošák 54 saves / 57 shots
12 March Modo Hockey 0–3 IF Björklöven Fjällräven Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 3:40 – Fredric Weigel 1
17:57 – ppTyler Vesel 1
No scoring Third period 15:14 – Alex Hutchings 1
Patrik Bartošák 39 saves / 42 shots Goalie stats Joe Cannata 33 saves / 33 shots


HockeyAllsvenskan playoffsEdit

Teams 3–8 from the regular season played a single round-robin tournament, with teams 3–5 getting home-ice advantage. The season would then be over for all but the winning team, which would advance to 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 Timrå IK 1 1 0 0 0 8 3 +5 6 Advance to Playoff to the SHL qualifiers
2 Västerås IK 1 1 0 0 0 5 2 +3 4 Return to HockeyAllsvenskan for the 2020–21 season
3 Södertälje SK 1 1 0 0 0 8 6 +2 3
4 BIK Karlskoga 1 0 0 0 1 3 8 −5 2
5 Västerviks IK 1 0 0 0 1 6 8 −2 0
6 HC Vita Hästen 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 −3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 11 March 2020. Source: [2]

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 would meet the winning team from the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs in a best-of-three series. The winning team would advance to the SHL qualifiers.

SHL qualifiersEdit

Two teams from the HockeyAllsvenskan and two teams from the SHL would play a best-of-seven series, with the winner qualifying for play in the 2020–21 SHL season. The winner of the HockeyAllsvenskan finals would meet team 14 from the SHL, while the winner of the playoff to the SHL qualifiers would meet team 13 from the SHL.[2]

HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiersEdit

Teams 13 and 14 from the regular season would defend their spots in HockeyAllsvenskan in the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers (Swedish: Kval till HockeyAllsvenskan) against the four best teams from Hockeyettan.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "C More förlänger med hockeyallsvenskan". Aftonbladet. 21 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Seriebestämmelser 2017/18" (PDF). Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  3. ^ "Svenska Ishockeyförbundets styrelse har enhälligt beslutat att avsluta säsongen 2019/2020 - Svenska Ishockeyförbundet". www.swehockey.se. Archived from the original on 2020-03-16.
  4. ^ "Svenska Ishockeyförbundets styrelse har enhälligt beslutat att avsluta säsongen 2019/2020" [The Swedish Ice Hockey Association's Board of Directors unanimously decided to end the 2019/2020 season]. Via TT (in Swedish). TT Nyhetsbyrån. 15 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Statistik - Spelare 2019/2020" [Statistics - Players: Summary] (in Swedish). HockeyAllsvenskan. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Statistik - Målvakter 2019/2020" [Statistics - Goalkeepers: Summary] (in Swedish). HockeyAllsvenskan. Retrieved 8 December 2019.