2019–20 SDHL season

The 2019-20 SDHL Season was the 13th season of the Swedish Women's Hockey League (SDHL). The season began in September 2019 and ended in February 2020.[1][2] The playoffs began a week after the end of the regular season, but the finals were cancelled due to the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak.[3]

2019–20 SDHL season
LeagueSweden SDHL
SportIce hockey
Duration
  • Scheduled for:
  • September 2019 – February 2020
  • (Regular season)
  • February – March 2020
  • (Playoffs)
Average attendance178
Regular season
Season championsHV71
Season MVPLara Stalder
Top scorerLara Stalder (Brynäs IF)
Playoffs
SDHL seasons
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HV71 were regular season champions, and due to face Luleå HF/MSSK in the finals. Göteborg HC and Modo Hockey finished at the bottom of the table, but were able to avoid relegation to Damettan in the Playoffs to the SDHL.[4][5]

Brynäs IF defender Lara Stalder led the league in points with 71 and was named league MVP.[6] The highest attended match of the season came on 24 November 2019, with 3622 spectators turning out to watch Linköping HC host Luleå HF/MSSK.

Regular seasonEdit

Each team plays 36 games, with three points being awarded for winning in regulation time, two points for winning in overtime or shootout, one point for losing in overtime or shootout, and zero points for losing in regulation time. At the end of the regular season, the team that finishes with the most points is crowned the league champion.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 HV71 36 32 1 1 2 170 52 +118 99 Qualification to Quarter-finals
2 Luleå HF/MSSK 36 24 4 1 7 141 61 +80 81
3 Brynäs IF 36 21 4 3 8 140 99 +41 74
4 Djurgårdens IF 36 21 1 4 10 96 77 +19 69
5 AIK 36 14 3 1 18 73 97 −24 49
6 SDE Hockey 36 11 4 4 17 68 88 −20 45
7 Linköping HC 36 10 3 4 19 73 107 −34 40
8 Leksands IF 36 10 3 3 20 91 133 −42 39
9 Modo Hockey 36 7 3 3 23 66 116 −50 30 Qualification to Relegation playoffs
10 Göteborg HC 36 2 2 4 28 52 140 −88 14
Source: SDHL.se
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored


StatisticsEdit

Scoring LeadersEdit

The following shows the top ten players who led the league in points, at the conclusion of the regular season.[7] 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
  Lara Stalder Brynäs IF 36 42 29 71 +36 41
  Kennedy Marchment HV71 36 32 32 64 +48 8
  Petra Nieminen Luleå HF/MSSK 36 25 30 55 +33 43
  Katerina Mrazova Brynäs IF 34 15 36 51 +35 18
  Sidney Morin HV71 36 15 34 49 +49 8
  Kaitlyn Tougas HV71 36 14 35 49 +40 10
  Denisa Křížová Brynäs IF 34 20 27 47 +33 24
  Hanna Olsson HV71 34 21 25 46 +29 10
  Michela Cava Brynäs IF 36 23 22 45 +14 26
  Ronja Savolainen Luleå HF/MSSK 36 20 21 41 +39 49

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 the regular season.[8]

Player Team GP TOI W T L GA SO Sv% GAA
  Alba Gonzalo HV71 25 1454:03 23 0 2 33 7 93.24 1.36
  Sara Grahn Luleå HF/MSSK 23 1388:27 18 0 5 38 6 92.87 1.64
  Lindsey Post SDE Hockey 19 1102:02 10 0 9 37 3 94.16 2.01
  Samantha Ridgewell Djurgården IF 22 1268:19 14 0 6 43 1 91.96 2.03
  Meeri Räisänen AIK 26 1503:59 12 0 13 61 4 92.42 2.43
  Ellen Jonsson Brynäs IF 22 1227:01 17 0 4 51 1 88.46 2.49
  Eveliina Suonpää Linköping HC 31 1849:21 11 0 20 79 1 90.89 2.56
  Sofia Reideborn SDE Hockey 18 1072:33 5 0 12 50 3 92.05 2.80
  Agnes Åker Brynäs IF 16 938:40 8 0 7 45 1 89.73 2.88
  Klara Peslarova Modo Hockey 24 1400:20 8 0 16 70 2 90.75 3.00

SDHL AwardsEdit

2019–20 SDHL awards
Award Recipient(s) Team
Guldhjälmen Lara Stalder Brynäs IF
SDHL MVP Petra Nieminen Luleå HF/MSSK
Best Goaltender Lindsey Post SDE Hockey
Best Defender Sidney Morin HV71
Best Forward Lara Stalder Brynäs IF
Elite Prospect Award Maja Nylén Persson Brynäs IF
Best Equipment Manager Carina Marnéus Luleå HF/MSSK
Leading Playmaker Kateřina Mrázová Brynäs IF

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jervis, Adrian (13 September 2019). "The craziest ever summer in women's hockey". A Brit on Thin Ice. Archived from the original on 6 May 2021. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  2. ^ Foster, Meredith (13 September 2019). "SDHL ready for landmark season". The Ice Garden. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  3. ^ "SDHL-säsongen 2019/20 är över". SDHL.sv (in Swedish). March 2020. Archived from the original on 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  4. ^ Olausson, Robin (26 February 2020). "Båda SDHL-lagen segrade i kvalet". HockeySverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Jervis, Adrian (1 March 2020). "MODO Hockey and Gothenburg HC win qualification playoffs". A Brit on Thin Ice. Archived from the original on 15 August 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  6. ^ Olausson, Robin (5 March 2020). "Storstjärnan historisk – förste SDHL-spelaren att vinna Guldhjälmen". HockeySverige (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Statistik spelare 2019/2020". SDHL.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Statistik målvakter 2019/2020". SDHL.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 January 2021.

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