Luleå Hockey/MSSK are a professional ice hockey team in the Swedish Women's Hockey League (SDHL). They play in Luleå, a port city in northeastern Sweden, at Coop Norrbotten Arena. The team is the most successful club in SDHL history, having been regular season champions for four consecutive years, 2015–2019, and winning the Swedish Championship six times in eight years, 2016 to 2023.
|Home arena||Coop Norrbotten Arena|
|Colors||Red, black, white, yellow|
|General manager||Klas Gustafsson|
|Head coach||Jens Själin|
|Regular season titles||6 (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023)|
|Playoff championships||6 (2016, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023)|
The team was formed in 2015, after a merger between Luleå HF and Munksund Skuthamn SK (MSSK). In October 2016, the club set an SDHL attendance record with 3,150 spectators for a match against Norrland rivals Modo Hockey.
After winning the Swedish Championship in 2018, they played against that year's Isobel Cup winners, the Metropolitan Riveters of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL), in the first-ever Champions Cup of women's ice hockey. Luleå won the match 4-2. In November that year, the club again set a new record for SDHL attendance, with 6,220 spectators for a match against AIK IF.
Season-by-season results Edit
This is a list of all seasons completed by Luleå Hockey/MSSK, since the team was founded in 2015.
Code explanation: GP—Games played, W—Wins, OTW—Overtime wins, T—Overtime losses, L—Losses, GF—Goals for, GA—Goals against, Pts—Points. Top Scorer: Points (Goals+Assists)
|Season||League||Regular season||Post season results|
|2015-16||SDHL||1st||36||27||2||2||5||161||60||87||M. Karvinen 79 (37+42)||Won Championship, 2-1 (Linköping HC)|
|2016-17||SDHL||1st||36||32||0||0||4||168||52||96||M. Karvinen 70 (30+40)||Lost semi-finals, 0-2 (HV71)|
|2017-18||SDHL||1st||36||29||3||2||2||160||58||95||M. Karvinen 68 (30+38)||Won Championship, 2-1 (Linköping HC)|
|2018-19||SDHL||1st||36||30||1||1||4||166||52||93||J. Hiirikoski 63 (19+44)||Won Championship, 3-2 (Linköping HC)|
|2019-20||SDHL||2nd||36||24||4||1||7||141||61||81||P. Nieminen 55 (25+30)||Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic|
|2020-21||SDHL||1st||36||32||1||1||2||159||52||99||M. Cava 66 (29+37)||Won Championship, 3-0 (Brynäs IF)|
|2021–22||SDHL||3rd||36||21||4||4||7||131||79||75||P. Nieminen 55 (26+29)||Won Championship, 3-2 (Brynäs IF)|
|2022–23||SDHL||1st||32||27||3||0||2||140||39||87||N. Tulus 56 (22+34)||Won Championship, 3-0 (Brynäs IF)|
Players and personnel Edit
2023–24 roster Edit
Coaching staff and team personnel
- Head coach: Jens Själin
- Assistant coach: Oskar Häggström
- Physical therapist: Johanna Olofsson
- Equipment manager: Carina Marnéus
Team captains Edit
- Emma Eliasson, 2015–2017
- Jenni Hiirikoski, 2017–present
Head coaches Edit
Franchise records and leaders Edit
- As of 24 March 2023
Regular season Edit
- Most goals in a season: Michelle Karvinen, 37 (2015–16)
- Most assists in a season: Jenni Hiirikoski, 44 (2018–19)
- Most points in a season: Michelle Karvinen, 79 (2015–16)
- Most points in a season, defenseman: Jenni Hiirikoski, 63 (2018–19)
- Best save percentage in a season, over ten games played: Frida Axell, .944 (2022–23)
- Best goals against average in a season, over ten games played: Frida Axell, 1.00 (2022–23)
- Most games played, skater: Jenni Hiirikoski, 239
- Most games played, goaltender: Sara Grahn, 114
- Most shutouts in a career: Sara Grahn, 24
- Most penalty minutes in a career: Ronja Savolainen, 251
Scoring leaders Edit
The top-ten point-scorers (goals + assists) of Luleå Hockey/MSSK from the 2015–16 season through the 2022–23 season.
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; = 2023–24 Luleå HF/MSSK player
|Josefine Høegh Persson||W||230||62||87||149||0.65|
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