Södertälje SK

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Södertälje SK
Södertälje SK Logo.svg
City Södertälje, Sweden
League HockeyAllsvenskan
Founded 1902
Home arena Scaniarinken
Colors Navy, white, yellow
              
General manager Mats Waltin
Head coach Mats Waltin
Captain -
Franchise history
1902-present Södertälje Sportklubb
Championships
Playoff championships 1925
Le Mat Trophy 1931, 1941, 1944, 1953, 1956, 1985

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".

History

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-season

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 Decrease 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 Increase 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]

Players

Current roster

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

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
13 Sweden Andersson, FredricFredric Andersson (C) F L 29 2012 Gnesta, Sweden
24 Sweden Andersson, JohanJohan Andersson C L 30 2012 Nynäshamn, Sweden
9 Sweden Bengtsson, SebastianSebastian Bengtsson C L 23 2012
8 Canada Bergin, MikeMike Bergin D L 29 2012 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Sweden Billberg, EmilEmil Billberg RW/C L 29 2011 Stockholm, Sweden
77 Slovakia Bokros, TomasTomas Bokros D R 28 2013 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
52 Sweden Carlsson, LucasLucas Carlsson C/RW R 23 2013
14 Sweden Carlsson, RobertRobert Carlsson (A) LW/C L 40 2012 Södertälje, Sweden
27 Sweden Dahlström, JacobJacob Dahlström W R 24 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
71 United States DeSimone, PhilipPhilip DeSimone C L 30 2013 East Amherst, New York, United States
17 Sweden Engström, JonasJonas Engström LW L 26 2009 Södertälje, Sweden
10 France Fleury, DamienDamien Fleury RW R 31 2012 Caen, France
33 Sweden Fröberg, LinusLinus Fröberg C/LW L 24 2013 (loan) Karlstad, Sweden
28 Sweden Frödén, JesperJesper Frödén LW R 23 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
19 Canada Gregoire, JasonJason Gregoire LW/C L 28 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
59 Sweden Hansen, AdamAdam Hansen D L 23 2013
3 Sweden Henningsson, DanielDaniel Henningsson D L 22 2013
43 Sweden Idoff, SebastianSebastian Idoff G L 26 2011 Malmö, Sweden
54 Canada Iliakis, DanDan Iliakis D R 35 2013 Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
20 Sweden Jonsson, JohanJohan Jonsson (A) D L 32 2012 Västerås, Sweden
55 Sweden Kallmert, PatrikPatrik Kallmert W L 22 2013 Stockholm, Sweden
37 Sweden Lundström, NiklasNiklas Lundström G L 24 2013 (loan) Värmdö, Sweden
25 United States Marto, JakeJake Marto D L 31 2013 Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
96 Czech Republic Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak RW R 21 2013 Havirov, Czech Republic
51 Sweden Press, RobinRobin Press D R 22 2012
46 Norway Rindal, AleksanderAleksander Rindal D R 28 2013 Lillehammer, Norway
6 Sweden Sonntag, FredrikFredrik Sonntag D L 30 2011 Nynäshamn, Sweden
22 Sweden Thörnberg, JesperJesper Thörnberg W L 26 2013 Jönköping, Sweden
15 Canada Trabucco, MarioMario Trabucco RW R 30 2013 Caracas, Venezuela
57 Sweden Wigley, MattiasMattias Wigley C/LW L 23 2012

Board of directors

  • Chairman of the Board: Sweden Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd
  • Board Member: SwedenPatrik Walle
  • Board Member: Sweden Håkan Söderberg
  • Board Member :Sweden Jan Päkkilä
  • Board Member: SwedenJoakim Gustafsson
  • Board Member: Sweden Peter Onstrand
  • Board Member: Sweden Per Hallberg
  • Board Member: Firial Saado

Management

Sports

  • Head Coach: Sweden Mats Waltin

Kit and Medical

Former coaches

References

  1. ^ Daniel Grefve (2011-04-15). "Han ska ta SSK tillbaka till elitserien" (in Swedish). Sportbladet. 
  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 links

  • Södertälje SK official website
  • Blue Lightnings fan club website
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
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