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Timrå IK is a Swedish ice hockey team from Timrå. After failing the 2019 SHL qualifiers, Timrå has been relegated for play in the second-tier league, HockeyAllsvenskan, in the 2019–20 season. Previous seasons in the top Swedish division include 1956–57 to 1975–76, 1977–78, 1981–82, and 2000–01 to 2012–13.

Timrå IK
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CityTimrå, Sweden
LeagueHockeyAllsvenskan
Founded1942
Home arenaNHK Arena
ColorsRed, white
         
General managerJörgen Wahlberg
Club manager
Kent Norberg
Sports manager
Head coachFredrik Andersson
CaptainHampus Larsson
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Franchise history
1942–1963Wifsta/Östrands IF
1963–1966Wifsta/Östrand–Fagerviks IF
1966–1990Timrå IK
1990–1994Sundsvall/Timrå Hockey
1994–1995ST Hockey
1995–presentTimrå IK

HistoryEdit

The club origins from Wifstavarfs GIF, founded in 1921, Wifstavarvs IK, founded in 1928, and Östrands IF, founded in 1931. Both clubs started playing ice hockey in 1938 and in the summer of 1942 they merged into Wifsta/Östrands IF, more commonly called W/Ö. W/Ö made its first Swedish Championship appearance in 1943. The championships were played independently from the national league at the time.

Five seasons later, 1948–49 the team was accepted for play in the national league system in Sweden. Starting in third league, Wifsta/Östrands IF won nine out of ten games and directly advanced to second league or Division II Norra (North Division).

In the spring of 1956, having spent seven seasons facing teams like Brynäs IF, Mora IK and Leksands IF, W/Ö qualified for the top national league on March 10, 1956 as the top league, Division I, nicknamed Allsvenskan by many, was expanded from 6+6 to 8+8 teams, a North and South Division.

In 1963, the local club Fagerviks GF was absorbed and W/Ö was renamed Wifsta/Östrand–Fagerviks IF or simply WÖF.

Starting with the 1958–59 season, W/Ö was playing its home games on an artificial ice rink. Some years later an ice arena was built, and WÖF played its first indoor season 1965–66 under the roof of what is now NHK Arena. Just one year later, the lengthy name Wifsta/Östrand–Fagerviks IF was finally replaced by Timrå IK as of 1966–67.

Timrå IK continued to play successful hockey and stayed in the top league in Sweden until Elitserien was formed in 1975. Having finished last of the 10 teams, the club received their first relegation and was demoted after 20 years in the top league. Back in second league for the 1976–77 season, Timrå stood undefeated in all 22 games and qualified for promotion again. However, it did not last. Two one-year visits in Elitserien 1977–78 and 1981–82 ended in low results and relegation.

 
Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson in Timrå IK's primary jersey

Many winters later, still in second league, an effort to regain the status of old times was made. On May 22, 1990, the collaboration Sundsvall/Timrå Hockey was formed with the nearby club IF Sundsvall Hockey. Still no success, and just a few years after, the joint Main/Farm team relationship was ended.

Some confusion followed when the former Timrå club was named ST Hockey during the 1994–95 season, but is since April 6, 1995 known as Timrå IK yet again.

After qualifying for the Kvalserien in 2000, the Red Eagles finally earned promotion to Elitserien on April 14, 2000, and returned to Elitserien after 18 years of absence. Almost three years later, March 1, 2003, Timrå IK played the Swedish Championship playoffs for the first time since 1974.

In the 2007–08 season Timrå IK moved up Anton Lander and Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson from the junior teams. Despite both being only 16 years old at the time, their game was a success. They were both offered, and signed, professional hockey contracts with the club.

In the 2012–13 season, Timrå finished eleventh in the regular season and therefore had to play in the 2013 Kvalserien to stay in the top-tier league, but the team finished outside the top two spots and was relegated to the second-tier league HockeyAllsvenskan for the first time since the 1999–2000 season.

After playing five seasons in HockeyAllsvenskan, Timrå were able to earn a promotion to the SHL following the conclusion of the 2017–18 HockeyAllsvenskan season. Some of the key players during the season and the subsequent promotion playoffs were Jonathan Dahlén, Vilmos Galló, Anton Wedin and goaltender Henrik Haukeland.[1]

  1. 1 Victor Brattstrom (G)
  2. 89 Niklas Svedberg (G)

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Season-by-season recordEdit

The first five years: 1937–38 to 1941–42Edit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins (2 Pts), L = Losses, T = Ties (1 Pt), Pt(s) = Point(s), GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, WIK = Wifstavarvs IK, ÖIF = Östrands IF

Season Club GP W L T Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1937–38 WIK 11 7 2 2 16 27 17 (Provincial series)
(not completed)
Won Provincial Championships
Lost 1st Round (Hermes), Swedish Championships
1937–38 ÖIF 8 2 4 2 6 24 19 (Provincial series)
(not completed)
Quarter-finals of Provincial Championships
1938–39 WIK 12 8 2 2 18 53 13 3rd, Provincial series Finals of Provincial Championships
(Swedish Championships of 1939 was cancelled)
1938–39 ÖIF 12 3 8 1 7 21 43 4th, Provincial series (did not start in Provincial Championships)
1939–40 WIK 10 9 1 0 18 45 11 (Provincial series)
(not completed)
Finals of Provincial Championships
1939–40 ÖIF 9 4 4 1 9 18 21 (Provincial series)
(not completed)
Quarter-finals of Provincial Championships
1940–41 WIK 6 5 1 0 10 22 6 1st, Provincial series Won Provincial Championships
(Swedish Championships of 1941 was temporarily
closed for the Provincial champions)
1940–41 ÖIF (did not start in
Provincial series)
Semi-finals of Provincial Championships
1941–42 WIK 1 1 0 0 2 3 1 (Provincial series)
(not completed)
(did not start in Provincial Championships)
1941–42 ÖIF 3 2 0 1 5 11 7 (Provincial series)
(not completed)
Finals of Provincial Championships

Joint forces and lower divisions: 1942–43 to 1955–56Edit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins (2 Pts), L = Losses, T = Ties (1 Pt), Pt(s) = Point(s), GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1942–43 5 4 0 1 9 22 6 (Provincial series)
(not completed)
Won Qualification (Nyland)
Lost 1st round (Göta), Swedish Championships
1943–44 (Provincial series
was cancelled)
Won 1st Qualification (Nyland)
Won 2nd Qualification (Skellefteå)
Won 1st Round (Brynäs)
Lost Quarterfinal (Nacka), Swedish Championships
1944–45 3 3 0 0 6 24 7 (Provincial series)
(not completed)
Won 2nd Qualification (Strand)
Won 1st Round (Skellefteå)
Lost Quarterfinal (Hammarby), Swedish Championships
1945–46 4 4 0 0 8 37 11 1st, Provincial series Won Qualification (Nyland)
Won 1st Round on w/o (Skellefteå)
Won 2nd Round (Atlas Diesel)
Lost Quarterfinal (Södertälje), Swedish Championships
1946–47 2 2 0 0 4 29 2 (Provincial series)
(not completed)
Won 1st Round (Warpen)
Won 2nd Round (Hofors)
Lost Quarterfinal (Södertälje), Swedish Championships
1947–48 (Provincial series
was cancelled)
Won 1st Qualification (Piteå)
Won 2nd Qualification (Nyland)
Lost 1st Round (Clemensnäs), Swedish Championships
1948–49 10 9 1 0 18 96 23 1st, Uppsvenska
North Division 3
Won Qualification 1 (Sandviken)
Won Qualification 2 (Malung)
Promoted to Division 2
(Swedish Championships of 1949 was cancelled)
1949–50 10 5 3 2 12 47 37 3rd, North Division 2 Lost Qualification (Piteå), Swedish Championships
1950–51 10 7 3 0 14 67 40 2nd, North Division 2 Won Qualification (Nyland)
Won 1st Round (Bofors)
Lost 2nd Round (AIK), Swedish Championships
(The last open Championships)
1951–52 10 5 4 1 11 44 41 4th, North Division 2 (Swedish Championships of 1952 was cancelled)
1952–53 10 5 4 1 11 38 44 3rd, North Division 2 Did not qualify
1953–54 12 2 8 2 6 48 71 5th, North Division 2 Did not qualify
1954–55 10 4 4 2 10 43 36 4th, North Division 2 Did not qualify
1955–56 10 9 1 0 18 72 14 1st, North Division 2 Won Qualification 1 (Clemensnäs)
Lost Qualification 2 (Mora)
Won Extra qualification (Tranås)
Promoted to Division 1

Top division: 1956–57 to 1974–75Edit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins (2 Pts), L = Losses, T = Ties (1 Pt), Pt(s) = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1956–57 14 6 7 1 13 53 58 4th, North Division 1 Did not qualify
1957–58 14 7 5 2 16 59 53 4th, North Division 1 Did not qualify
1958–59 14 4 6 4 12 47 50 5th, North Division 1 Did not qualify
1959–60 14 5 8 1 11 61 53 4th, North Division 1 Did not qualify
1960–61 14 8 4 2 18 52 38 3rd, North Division 1 Did not qualify
1961–62 21 9 11 1 19 64 75 2nd, North Division 1 8th, Swedish Championships series (8 teams)
1962–63 21 9 10 2 20 64 76 4th, North Division 1 8th, Swedish Championships series (8 teams)
1963–64 21 10 10 1 21 80 77 6th, North Division 1 3rd, Kvalserien (8 teams)
1964–65 26 9 10 7 25 103 99 5th, North Division 1 2nd, Kvalserien (4 teams)
1965–66 21 10 9 2 22 91 78 3rd, North Division 1 Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–2 (Brynäs)
1966–67 21 9 7 5 23 89 88 5th, North Division 1 Did not qualify
1967–68 21 5 12 4 14 61 77 6th, North Division 1 Did not qualify
1968–69 21 8 10 3 19 80 96 5th, North Division 1 Did not qualify
1969–70 20 9 9 2 20 95 86 5th, North Division 1 1st, Kvalserien (4 teams)
1970–71 28 11 11 6 28 105 122 4th, North Division 1 5th, Swedish Championships series (8 teams)
1971–72 28 15 8 5 35 120 92 3rd, North Division 1 3rd, Swedish Championships series (8 teams)
(16 pts, behind Brynäs (24 pts) and Leksand (19 pts))
1972–73 28 8 14 6 22 94 118 4th, North Division 1 8th, Swedish Championships series (8 teams)
1973–74 35 22 11 2 46 170 134 2nd, North Division 1 2nd, Swedish Championships series (8 teams)
(26 pts, behind Leksand (32 pts))
1974–75 30 18 7 5 41 156 95 4th, North Division 1 Lost in Semifinals, 1–2 (Brynäs)
Won 3rd place games, 2–1 (Skellefteå)

Elitserien and below: 1975–76 to 1998–99Edit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins (2 Pts), L = Losses, T = Ties (1 Pt), BP = Bonus points (awarded mid-season for Fortsättningsserien teams from 1986–87 to 1998–99), Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T BP Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1975–76 36 7 24 5 19 134 181 10th, Elitserien Relegated to Division 1
1976–77 22 22 0 0 44 167 50 1st, North Division 1 Won in Play Off 1, 2–0 (Strömsbro)
Won in Play Off 2, 2–1 (Mora)
2nd, Kvalserien (4 teams)
Promoted to Elitserien
1977–78 36 5 27 4 14 102 180 9th, Elitserien 4th, Kvalserien (5 teams)
Relegated to Division 1
1978–79 24 21 2 1 43 165 68 1st, North Division 1 Won in Play Off 1, 2–0 (Hammarby)
Lost in Play Off 2, 1–2 (Södertälje)
1979–80 27 23 1 3 49 194 94 1st, North Division 1 Lost in Play Off 1, 1–2 (Hammarby)
1980–81 27 23 2 2 48 195 69 1st, North Division 1 Won in Play Off 1, 2–1 (Strömsbro)
Won in Play Off 2, 2–0 (Örebro)
2nd, Kvalserien (4 teams)
Promoted to Elitserien
1981–82 36 10 22 4 24 106 182 10th, Elitserien Relegated to Division 1
1982–83 32 24 4 4 52 204 74 3rd, Allsvenskan (Play Off 1 required for Fortsättningsserien teams only)
Won in Play Off 2, 2–0 (Piteå IF)
Won in Play Off 3, 2–1 (Örebro)
4th, Kvalserien (4 teams)
1983–84 32 15 11 6 36 168 122 8th, Allsvenskan Did not qualify for Kvalserien (4 teams)
1984–85 32 18 9 5 41 170 122 1st, North Fortsättningsserien Lost in Play Off 1, 0–2 (Mora)
1985–86 32 12 15 5 29 135 171 8th, Allsvenskan Did not qualify for Kvalserien (4 teams)
1986–87 32 15 16 1 31 169 178 8th, Allsvenskan Did not qualify for Kvalserien (4 teams)
1987–88 32 20 11 1 7 48 163 124 1st, North Fortsättningsserien Won in Play Off 1, 2–0 (Mora)
Lost in Play Off 2, 1–2 (Väsby)
1988–89 32 20 9 3 7 50 159 93 2nd, North Fortsättningsserien Won in Play Off 1, 2–1 (Huddinge)
Lost in Play Off 2, 1–2 (Vita Hästen)
1989–90 32 21 9 2 7 51 146 104 2nd, North Fortsättningsserien Lost in Play Off 1, 1–2 (Örebro)
1990–91 32 21 8 3 7 52 168 134 2nd, North Fortsättningsserien Lost in Play Off 1, 0–2 (Väsby)
1991–92 36 20 12 4 44 178 110 9th, Allsvenskan Did not qualify for Kvalserien (4 teams)
1992–93 32 26 6 0 6 58 165 76 1st, North Fortsättningsserien Won in Play Off 1, 2–0 (Roma)
Lost in Play Off 2, 1–2 (Mora)
1993–94 32 21 9 2 6 50 145 87 2nd, North Fortsättningsserien Lost in Play Off 1, 0–2 (Hammarby)
1994–95 32 18 12 2 5 43 147 101 3rd, North Fortsättningsserien Did not qualify for Kvalserien (4 teams)
1995–96 32 24 5 3 7 58 144 82 1st, North Fortsättningsserien Won in Play Off 1, 2–1 (Hammarby)
Lost in Play Off 2, 1–2 (Rögle)
1996–97 32 25 5 2 7 59 163 73 1st, North Fortsättningsserien Lost in Play Off 1, 0–2 (Nyköping)
1997–98 32 19 9 4 42 125 71 5th, Allsvenskan (Play Off 1 required for Fortsättningsserien teams only)
Won in Play Off 2, 2–0 (Boden)
Won in Play Off 3, 2–0 (Lidingö)
5th, Kvalserien (6 teams)
1998–99 42 29 10 3 61 191 81 4th, Allsvenskan (Play Off 1 required for Fortsättningsserien teams only)
Won in Play Off 2, 2–0 (Kumla)
Lost in Play Off 3, 0–2 (Mora)

Elitserien: 1999–2000 to 2012–2013Edit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins (3 Pts), L = Losses, T = Ties (1 Pt), OTW = Overtime or Shootout wins (1 Pt), Pt(s) = Point(s), GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T OTW Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1999–2000 46 29 9 8 4 99 169 99 631 1st, SuperAllsvenskan 1st in Kvalserien (6 teams)
Promoted to Elitserien
2000–01 50 16 21 13 6 67 136 156 699 9th, Elitserien Did not qualify
2001–02 50 10 29 11 5 46 99 158 767 12th, Elitserien 1st in Kvalserien (6 teams)
2002–03 50 26 16 8 4 90 155 138 880 3rd, Elitserien Won in Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Luleå)
Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (Västra Frölunda)
2003–04 50 21 20 9 2 74 117 124 903 6th, Elitserien Won in Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Linköping)
Lost in Semifinals, 1–4 (Färjestad)
2004–05 50 26 13 11 4 93 159 118 1005 3rd, Elitserien Lost in Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Djurgården)
2005–06 50 16 24 10 1 59 104 128 794 9th, Elitserien Did not qualify
2006–07 55 22 21 12 4 82 129 136 1021 5th, Elitserien Lost in Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Modo)
2007–08 55 23 23 9 5 83 134 136 785 5th, Elitserien Won in Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Modo)
Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (HV71)
2008–09 55 19 24 12 7 76 152 142 728 8th, Elitserien Lost in Quarterfinals, 3–4 (HV71)
2009–10 55 18 19 18 3 75 138 150 620 8th, Elitserien Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–4 (HV71)
2010–11 55 17 25 13 9 73 140 165 856 10th, Elitserien Did not qualify
2011–12 55 10 31 14 8 52 115 183 680 12th, Elitserien 1st in Kvalserien
2012–13 55 12 30 13 8 57 100 127 496 11th, Elitserien Kvalserien:
Relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan

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