Södertälje Sportklubb, also known as Södertälje SK and often referred to as SSK, is a Swedish professional ice hockey club playing in HockeyAllsvenskan, the second highest level of pro hockey in Sweden. Södertälje were charter members of Elitserien when the league was founded in 1975 and have since played 24 seasons in the league (1975–1978, 1980–1981, 1983–1992, 1996–1998, 2001–2006, 2007–2011). Södertälje SK's fan club is known as Supporterklubben
|Founded||22 February 1902|
|Colors||Navy, white, yellow|
|Head coach||Niclas Falk|
|Le Mat Trophy||1931, 1941, 1944, 1953, 1956, 1985|
Södertälje SK was founded on 22 February 1902 and originally practiced gymnastics, track and field athletics, soccer, tug of war and speed skating. In 1907, a bandy section was established and the 1910s and 1920s saw the club scoring successes in competitive cycling. In January and February 1925, the club started practicing ice hockey.
The club had played more seasons (74) in the Swedish ice hockey top division until Djurgårdens IF matched that feat in the 2014–15 SHL season. They are the team that's spent the most consecutive seasons in the top division, with 53 consecutive seasons between 1925–1978. Södertälje SK have won the Swedish ice hockey championship seven times (1925, 1931, 1941, 1944, 1953, 1956, and 1985). The team has played in the Swedish Hockey League for a combined total of 24 seasons while it was referred to by its previous name, Elitserien.
Södertälje finished the 2004–05 Elitserien season in 8th place and, in the following playoffs that season, advanced to the semifinals. This was the team's best performance in Elitserien since 1989. In the 2005–06 season, however, they were relegated to Allsvenskan (now known as HockeyAllsvenskan). In 2007 the team qualified for Elitserien again. In the 2007–08 season the team finished ninth in Elitserien and thus missed the playoffs but were automatically qualified for the following Elitserien season.
From 2009 to 2011, during Södertälje's three latest seasons in the Elitserien, the team appeared in the Kvalserien three years in a row. In the respective Elitserien seasons they finished 12th and 11th. In both 2009 and 2010 the team survived Kvalserien and thus managed to stay in Elitserien. However, in 2011, things went worse. Prior to the last round, both Södertälje and Modo had 17 points. In the final round of the 2011 Kvalserien, both teams met each other in Fjällräven Center for a game that directly decided which team would be relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan. Södertälje lost the game 0–2 and thus were relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan. After Södertälje's failure to stay in Elitserien, Södertälje's then head coach Peter Popovic was forced to leave the club. Johan Strömwall became Södertälje's new head coach.
This is a partial list of the five past completed seasons. For a more complete list, see List of Södertälje SK seasons.
|HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers||6th||3–0–1–6||2,941||Relegated to Hockeyettan|||
|2015–16||Tier 3||HockeyAllsvenskan East||1st of 12||19–0–0–3||2,422|||
|Allettan South||2nd of 8||9–1–1–3||3,168|||
|Playoffs||—||5–1–0–2||3,278||Round 1: won 2–0 in games vs Halmstad HF
Round 2: won 2–1 in games vs Piteå HC
Round 3: won 2–1 in games vs Kristianstads IK
|HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers||1st of 6||6–2–0–2||3,857||Promoted to HockeyAllsvenskan|||
|2016–17||Tier 2||HockeyAllsvenskan||14th of 14||13–4–3–32||2,650|||
Board of directorsEdit
- Chairman of the Board: Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd
- Board Member: Patrik Walle
- Board Member: Håkan Söderberg
- Board Member : Jan Päkkilä
- Board Member: Joakim Gustafsson
- Board Member: Peter Onstrand
- Board Member: Per Hallberg
- Board Member: Firial Saado
- Club Director: Mats Pernhem
- General Manager: Mats Waltin
- Marketing Manager: Fredrik Aminoff
- Ticket Manager: Jenny Palm
Kit and MedicalEdit
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- "Stort grattis SSK 117 år i dag" (in Swedish). Södertälje SK. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
- Daniel Grefve (2011-04-15). "Han ska ta SSK tillbaka till elitserien". Sportbladet (in Swedish).
- "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2012–13: HockeyAllsvenskan: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- "SHL: 2012–13: Kval till Elitserien: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- "2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- "2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan: Team statistics: Attendance". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- "2014–15 HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- "2014–15 Kval till HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
- "2013-14 Truppen" [Squad] (in Swedish). Södertälje Sportklubb. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
- "Södertälje SK roster". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23.