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 (19751978, 19801981, 19831992, 19961998, 20012006, 20072011). Södertälje SK's fan club is known as Supporterklubben

Södertälje SK
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

History

Södertälje SK was founded in 1902 and have played hockey since 1925. The club has also competed in association football, bandy, Tennis 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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Notes Ref.
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
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
HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers TBD TBD TBD

Players

Current roster

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 29 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 directors

  • 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

Management

  • Club Director: Mats Pernhem
  • General Manager: Mats Waltin
  • Marketing Manager: Fredrik Aminoff
  • Ticket Manager: Jenny Palm

Sports

  • Head Coach: Mats Waltin

Kit and Medical

  • Kit Manager: Anders Kellerstam
  • Kitman: Lars Bergström
  • Physio: Walter Skeppar
  • Team Doctor: Tomas Hopfgarten

Former coaches

  • Head Coach: 06/07, 07/08, 08/09 Leif Strömberg
  • Head Coach: 09/10, 10/11 Peter Popovic
  • Assistant Coach: Peter Larsson
  • Assistant Coach: Jörgen Bemström
  • Goalkeeper Coach: Stefan Lahde

References

  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.
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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