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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 the "SSK Support".

Södertälje SK
Södertälje SK Logo.svg
CitySödertälje, Sweden
LeagueHockeyAllsvenskan
Founded1902
Home arenaScaniarinken
ColorsNavy, white, yellow
              
Head coachUlf Lundberg
Franchise history
1902-presentSödertälje Sportklubb
Championships
Playoff championships1925
Le Mat Trophy1931, 1941, 1944, 1953, 1956, 1985

HistoryEdit

Södertälje SK was founded in 1902 and have played hockey since 1925. The club has also competed in association football, bandy, and ice skating, amongst others. They have played more seasons (74) in the highest Swedish ice hockey league than any other club, though Djurgården will match that feat in the 2014–15 SHL season. They have won the Swedish 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.[1]

Season-by-seasonEdit

This is a partial list of the five past completed seasons. For a more complete list, see List of Södertälje SK seasons.

Season Level Division Record Avg.
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Position W-T-L
W-OT-L
2012–13 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 2nd 29–7–2–14 3,644 [2]
Elitserien qualifiers 6th 2–0–1–7 4,026 [3]
2013–14 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 12th 16–6–6–24 3,036 [4][5]
2014–15 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 14th 10–10–5–27 3,033 [6]
HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers 6th 3–0–1–6 2,941   Relegated to Hockeyettan [7]
2015–16 Tier 3 HockeyAllsvenskan East 1st of 12 19–0–0–3 2,422 [1]
Allettan South 2nd of 8 9–1–1–3 3,168 [2]
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
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HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers 1st of 6 6–2–0–2 3,857   Promoted to HockeyAllsvenskan [4]
2016–17 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 14th of 14 13–4–3–32 2,650 [5]
HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers TBD TBD TBD [6]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated November 23, 2013.[8][9]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
13   Fredric Andersson (C) F L 31 2012 Gnesta, Sweden
24   Johan Andersson C L 32 2012 Nynäshamn, Sweden
9   Sebastian Bengtsson C L 25 2012
8   Mike Bergin D L 31 2012 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17   Emil Billberg RW/C L 31 2011 Stockholm, Sweden
77   Tomas Bokros D R 30 2013 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
52   Lucas Carlsson C/RW R 25 2013
14   Robert Carlsson (A) LW/C L 42 2012 Södertälje, Sweden
27   Jacob Dahlström W R 26 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
71   Philip DeSimone C L 32 2013 East Amherst, New York, United States
17   Jonas Engström LW L 28 2009 Södertälje, Sweden
10   Damien Fleury RW R 33 2012 Caen, France
33   Linus Fröberg C/LW L 26 2013 (loan) Karlstad, Sweden
28   Jesper Frödén LW R 25 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
19   Jason Gregoire LW/C L 30 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
59   Adam Hansen D L 25 2013
3   Daniel Henningsson D L 24 2013
43   Sebastian Idoff G L 28 2011 Malmö, Sweden
54   Dan Iliakis D R 37 2013 Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
20   Johan Jonsson (A) D L 34 2012 Västerås, Sweden
55   Patrik Kallmert W L 24 2013 Stockholm, Sweden
37   Niklas Lundström G L 26 2013 (loan) Värmdö, Sweden
25   Jake Marto D L 33 2013 Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
96   David Pastrnak RW R 23 2013 Havirov, Czech Republic
51   Robin Press D R 24 2012
46   Aleksander Rindal D R 30 2013 Lillehammer, Norway
6   Fredrik Sonntag D L 32 2011 Nynäshamn, Sweden
22   Jesper Thörnberg W L 28 2013 Jönköping, Sweden
15   Mario Trabucco RW R 32 2013 Caracas, Venezuela
57   Mattias Wigley C/LW L 25 2012

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

ManagementEdit

SportsEdit

  • Head Coach:   Mats Waltin

Kit and MedicalEdit

Former coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Daniel Grefve (2011-04-15). "Han ska ta SSK tillbaka till elitserien". Sportbladet (in Swedish).
  2. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2012–13: HockeyAllsvenskan: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  3. ^ "SHL: 2012–13: Kval till Elitserien: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  4. ^ "2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  5. ^ "2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan: Team statistics: Attendance". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  6. ^ "2014–15 HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  7. ^ "2014–15 Kval till HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  8. ^ "2013-14 Truppen" [Squad] (in Swedish). Södertälje Sportklubb. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  9. ^ "Södertälje SK roster". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23.

External linksEdit