Södertälje SK

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

Södertälje SK
Södertälje SK Logo.svg
CitySödertälje, Sweden
LeagueHockeyAllsvenskan
Founded22 February 1902
Home arenaScaniarinken
ColorsNavy, white, yellow
     
Head coachNiclas Falk
Franchise history
1902-presentSödertälje Sportklubb
Championships
Playoff championships1925
Le Mat Trophy1931, 1941, 1944, 1953, 1956, 1985

HistoryEdit

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.[1][2]

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.[3]

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.
home
atnd.
Notes Ref.
Position W-T-L
W-OT-L
2012–13 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 2nd 29–7–2–14 3,644 [4]
Elitserien qualifiers 6th 2–0–1–7 4,026 [5]
2013–14 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 12th 16–6–6–24 3,036 [6][7]
2014–15 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 14th 10–10–5–27 3,033 [8]
HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers 6th 3–0–1–6 2,941   Relegated to Hockeyettan [9]
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
[3]
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 1, 2020.[10][11]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
28   Emil Alba C L 24 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
63   Axel Andersson D R 21 2020 Järna, Sweden
81   Emil Aronsson C L 25 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
9   Matthew Bailey C L 30 2020 Oakbank, Manitoba
25   Christopher Bengtsson C L 27 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
30   Fredrik Bergvik G L 26 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
80   Ludwig Blomstrand LW L 28 2017 Uppsala, Sweden
17   Evan Bouchard D R 21 2020 Oakville, Ontario
19   Lucas Carlsson C R 27 2013
24   Jacob Dahlström (A) RW R 28 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
15   Oscar Eklund (C) D L 33 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
16   Samuel Fagemo RW R 21 2020 Göteborg, Sweden
41   Alexander Falk D L 28 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
87   Hugo Gustafsson C L 21 2018 Södertälje, Sweden
35   Filip Gustavsson G L 23 2020 Skellefteå, Sweden
26   Anton Heikkinen LW L 21 2020 Nässjö, Sweden
18   Andreas Hjelm (A) D L 33 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
-   Sebastian Höglund C L 29 2015
74   Rasmus Kahilainen LW L 21 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
33   Måns Lindbäck (A) RW R 25 2016 Kalmar, Sweden
21   Henrik Malmström D L 22 2017
95   Nick Olesen LW L 25 2019 Frederikshavn, Denmark
23   Bobbo Petersson D L 29 2019 Karlskrona, Sweden
50   Alexander Sahlin G L 30 2015 Gävle, Sweden
44   Lukas Vejdemo C L 25 2020 Stockholm, Sweden

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. ^ "Historia" (in Swedish). Södertälje SK. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Stort grattis SSK 117 år i dag" (in Swedish). Södertälje SK. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
  3. ^ Daniel Grefve (2011-04-15). "Han ska ta SSK tillbaka till elitserien". Sportbladet (in Swedish).
  4. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2012–13: HockeyAllsvenskan: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  5. ^ "SHL: 2012–13: Kval till Elitserien: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  6. ^ "2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan: Overview". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  7. ^ "2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan: Team statistics: Attendance". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  8. ^ "2014–15 HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  9. ^ "2014–15 Kval till HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  10. ^ "2013-14 Truppen" [Squad] (in Swedish). Södertälje Sportklubb. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  11. ^ "Södertälje SK roster". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
IK Göta
Swedish ice hockey champions
1925
Succeeded by
Djurgårdens IF
Preceded by
IK Göta
Swedish ice hockey champions
1931
Succeeded by
Hammarby IF
Preceded by
IK Göta
Swedish ice hockey champions
1941
Succeeded by
Hammarby IF
Preceded by
Hammarby IF
Swedish ice hockey champions
1944
Succeeded by
Hammarby IF
Preceded by
Hammarby IF
Swedish ice hockey champions
1953
Succeeded by
Djurgårdens IF
Preceded by
Djurgårdens IF
Swedish ice hockey champions
1956
Succeeded by
Gävle Godtemplares IK
Preceded by
AIK
Swedish ice hockey champions
1985
Succeeded by
Färjestads BK