Rögle BK (Rögle Bandyklubb) is a Swedish professional ice hockey club from Ängelholm that has been playing in the SHL since the 2015–16 season. Rögle has previously played in the SHL (previously named Elitserien) in 19921996, 20082010, and briefly in 2012–13.

Rögle BK
Rogle BK logo.svg
CityÄngelholm
LeagueSwedish Hockey League
Founded18 December 1932
Home arenaCatena Arena
(Capacity: 5,150)
Colors   
General managerChris Abbott
Head coachCam Abbott
CaptainMattias Sjögren
Websiteroglebk.se
Championships
Regular season titles(1) (2022)
Challenge CupsChampions Hockey League (1) (2022)
Le Mat Trophy(0)
Current season

They won the Champions Hockey League in 2022

HistoryEdit

Rögle BK was founded on 18 December 1932 as a Swedish bandy club, which is why the team is named "Rögle Bandyklubb" (or "bandy club"). The club was actually Scanian district champions in bandy in 1948. The club's ice hockey team played in the top Swedish league, at that time Division I, from 1966 to 1969, and again, in Elitserien as it was called at the time, between 1992–93 and 1995–96. After another twelve years in the second-tier division HockeyAllsvenskan, the team was promoted back to Elitserien after finishing second in the 2008 Kvalserien. Rögle BK began the 2008–09 Elitserien season surprisingly well, and after the first 18 rounds the team found itself at a top position, only goals behind leading Linköpings HC. However, Rögle BK finished eleventh in the 2008–09 Elitserien season and therefore had to play in the 2009 Kvalserien to stay in Elitserien, which they achieved after finishing second in Kvalserien for the second time in a row. In 2009–10 they ended last in the standings and had to play in the 2010 Kvalserien, where they subsequently failed to re-qualify for Elitserien and were relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan.

Rögle briefly returned to Elitserien after finishing second in the 2012 Kvalserien, becoming the first team to claim an Elitserien spot after winning the HockeyAllsvenskan playoff round to earn the last spot in the Kvalserien. However, after finishing last in the 2012–13 Elitserien season, Rögle had to play in the 2013 Kvalserien to stay in Elitserien, but the team failed to re-qualify and were relegated back to the second-tier league HockeyAllsvenskan; Rögle's return to Elitserien lasted for only one season.

The 2021–2022 season saw the club winning the Champions Hockey League by defeating Tappara from Finland, 2–1, in the final game in Ängelholm on 1 March 2022.[1]

On 14 December 2022, the club announced its plans of starting a women's team for the 2023–2024 season, beginning with playing in the WDHL.[2]

Season-by-season recordEdit

This list features the five most recent seasons. For a more complete list, see List of Rögle BK seasons.

List of Rögle seasons
Season Level Division Record Avg.
home
atnd.
Notes Ref.
Position W-T-L
W-OT-L
2014–15 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 4th 22–6–7–17 3,008 [3]
Playoffs 1st 2–3–0–0 2,421 [4]
SHL qualifiers 4–0–0–1 4,939 Won 4–1 in games vs Västerås IK
  Promoted to the SHL
[5]
2015–16 Tier 1 SHL 11th 16–4–6–26 4,305 [6]
2016–17 Tier 1 SHL 13th 12–4–3–33 3,790 [7]
SHL qualifiers 4–0–0–0 4,626 Won 4–0 in games vs BIK Karlskoga [8]
2017–18 Tier 1 SHL 11th 16–4–5–27 4,069 [9]
2018–19 Tier 1 SHL 9th 20–4–7–21 4,424 [10]
Eighth-finals 0–0–1–1 5,051 Lost 0–2 vs HV71 [11]
2019–20 Tier 1 SHL 3rd 25–10–7–17 4,848 [12][13]
- 0–0–0–0 0 Finals canceled due to covid-19 [14]

Players and personnelEdit

Current rosterEdit

No. Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
28   Anton Bengtsson C L 29 2019 Nässjö, Sweden
14   Jakob Bondesson D L 22 2017 Kristianstad, Sweden
67   Leon Bristedt (A) LW L 27 2018 Stockholm, Sweden
43   Olli Palola RW R 34 2020 Oulu, Finland
34   Adam Edström C L 22 2020 Hammarö, Sweden
19   Melker Eriksson C L 22 2019 Olofström, Sweden
16   Lucas Ekeståhl Jonsson D L 26 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
18   Dennis Everberg RW L 31 2019 Västerås, Sweden
12   Brady Ferguson LW L 28 2020 Lewisville, Texas, United States
91   Adam Tambellini LW L 28 2020 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
32   Thimo Nickl D R 21 2021 Klagenfurt, Austria
22   Samuel Jonsson D L 24 2017 Ängelholm, Sweden
7   Erlend Lesund D L 28 2019 Oslo, Norway
65   Christoffer Rifalk G L 26 2019 Kalix, Sweden
36   Filip Karlsson (L) C L 26 2021 Ängelholm, Sweden
37   Johan Gustafsson G L 30 2020 Köping, Sweden
15   Simon Ryfors C L 25 2015 Stockholm, Sweden
11   Mattias Sjögren (C) C L 35 2018 Landskrona, Sweden

Updated 17 January 2021[15][16]

Team captainsEdit

Honored membersEdit

Rögle BK retired numbers
No. Player Position Career No. retirement
1 Kenth Svensson G 1970–1987
9 Lennart Åkesson F 1950–1964
13 Roger Elvenes C 1984–2000
19 Kenny Jönsson D 1991–1995, 2004–2009
25 Stefan Elvenes F 1985–1995, 1997–2000
26 Jakob Johansson C 1999–2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gustav Tägtström (1 March 2022). "Rögle CHL-mästare" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  2. ^ svenska (14 December 2022). "Rögle startar damlag". SVT Sport. Retrieved 17 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Allsvenskan: 2014–15: Allsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Allsvenskan: 2014–15: Allsvenskan Playoffs". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  5. ^ "SHL: 2014–15: SHL qualifiers". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  6. ^ "SHL: 2015–16: SHL". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  7. ^ "SHL: 2016–17: SHL". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  8. ^ "SHL: 2016–17: SHL qualifiers". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  9. ^ "SHL: 2017–18: SHL". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  10. ^ "SHL: 2018–19: SHL". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  11. ^ "SHL: 2018–19: Eighth-finals". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  12. ^ "SHL : 2019-20". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Publikrekord i SHL - Rögle en av de som ökade mest". Rögle. 5 April 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  14. ^ "SHL begär att SM-slutspelet ställs in". SHL. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Rögle BK roster". Rögle BK (in Swedish). Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  16. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Rögle". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2019-06-04.

External linksEdit