2013–14 Division 1 season (Swedish ice hockey)
|Number of teams||53|
|Division 1 seasons|
The 2013–14 season of Division 1, the third tier of ice hockey in Sweden, began on 11 September 2013. The league features 53 teams (a contraction from the 56 of the 2012–13 season), divided into five geographical groups. This is another change from past seasons, which featured six groups, lettered A through F. This season, however, groups A and B have been merged into Division 1 Norra ("North"). As with previous years, groups C through F play until the new year, when the top four teams from each group will move into two new groups, Allettan Mellan ("central") and Allettan Södra ("south"), while the remaining teams play a continuation series in the original groups. Division 1 North, however, continues playing in the same group until the conclusion of the regular season. At that point, the best-ranked teams of Division 1 North, Allettan Central, and Allettan South will continue to the playoffs. The four teams that survive the playoffs will continue to the 2014 HockeyAllsvenskan qualifier (Swedish: Kvalserien till HockeyAllsvenskan). Meanwhile, the teams with the poorest records in Division 1 Norra, as well as the continuation groups C through F, will play in qualifiers to retain their spots in Division 1 for the 2014–15 season.
The Swedish Ice Hockey Association (SIHA) is planning another contraction of Division 1 down to 48 teams for the 2014–15 season. Two teams from Division 1 North, three teams from each of the continuation groups of Division 1 C, D and E, and four teams from the Division 1 F continuation group will have to participate in the Division 1 qualifier groups. Only one team from each of those groups will qualify for play in the 2014–15 season, meaning that ten teams will be relegated to Division 2. However, the SIHA will automatically promote five teams that fail to promote to Division 1 to give 48 teams for the 2014–15 season.
- Svenska Ishockeyförbundet. Division 1D Overview.
- "Seriebestämmelser och verksamhetsplan: Säsongen 2013/2014" (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-07-02.