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Linköpings Hockey Club, often known by its initials LHC, or colloquially among its fans as Cluben, is an ice hockey team based in Linköping, Sweden that plays in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL; formerly Elitserien).

Linköpings HC
Linköpings HC Logo.svg
CityLinköping
LeagueSwedish Hockey League
Founded4 August 1976
Home arenaSaab Arena
Capacity: 8,500
ColorsBlue, white and red
              
General managerFredrik Emvall
Head coachDan Tangnes
CaptainNiklas Persson

Linköping's women's football team, Linköpings FC, is affiliated with and financially backed by Linköpings HC. On October 3, 2008, the club announced that the elite men's and women's teams of local volleyball club Team Valla would also become affiliated with Linköpings HC, under the name Linköpings Volleyboll Club.[1]

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HistoryEdit

Linköpings HC first played in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL; formerly Elitserien) in the 1999–2000 season, and has been in the top division since the 2001–02 season. They have reached the playoffs eight times. LHC reached the final for the first time in 2006–07, where they lost to Modo Hockey. In the 2007–08 season, Linköpings HC advanced to the final again, this time against HV71; they lost and won the silver medal.

Season-by-seasonEdit

Season Level Division Record Avg.
home
atnd.
Notes
Position W-T-L
W-OT-L
For seasons prior to 2008–09, see List of Linköpings HC seasons.
2008–09 Tier 1 Elitserien 2nd 26–13–16 7,467
Swedish Championship playoffs 3–4 7,526 Lost in quarterfinals, 3–4 vs Skellefteå
2009–10 Tier 1 Elitserien 3rd 27–8–20 6,899
Swedish Championship playoffs 5–7 7,856 Won in quarterfinals, 4–3 vs Frölunda
Lost in semifinals, 1–4 vs Djurgården
2010–11 Tier 1 Elitserien 5th 22–5–9–19 6,676
Swedish Championship playoffs 3–4 7,315 Lost in quarterfinals, 3–4 vs Skellefteå
2011–12 Tier 1 Elitserien 10th 17–7–7–24 6,903
2012–13 Tier 1 Elitserien 5th 27–9–19 6,287
Swedish Championship playoffs 5–5 8,364 Won in quarterfinals, 4–1 vs HV 71
Lost in semifinals, 1–4 vs Skellefteå
2013–14 Tier 1 SHL 9th 20-11-24 6,697
Swedish Championship playoffs 5–7 7,138 Won in quarterfinals, 4–3 vs Frölunda
Lost in semifinals, 1–4 vs Skellefteå
2014–15 Tier 1 SHL 4th 26-11-18 5,850
Swedish Championship playoffs 5–6 7,417 Won in quarterfinals, 4–2 vs HV 71
Lost in semifinals, 1–4 vs Skellefteå
2015–16 Tier 1 SHL 3rd 23-16-13 6,125
Swedish Championship playoffs 2-4 7,076 Lost in quarterfinals, 4–2 vs Växjö Lakers

PlayersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LHC och Team Valla blir LVC" (in Swedish). Linköpings HC. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
  2. ^ "Linköpings Hockey Club - Truppen" (in Swedish). lhc.eu. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  3. ^ "Linköping - Team Roster". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2015-01-20.

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