Elitserien (bandy)

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This article is about the Swedish bandy league since the 2007–08 season. For the Elitserien and Allsvenskan leagues until the 2007-08 season, see Allsvenskan and Elitserien (bandy).
Elitserien
Most recent season or competition:
2013–14 Elitserien (bandy)
Sport Bandy
Founded 2007
No. of teams 14
Country  Sweden
Most recent champion(s) Sandvikens AIK (play-off winner 2014)
Related competitions Allsvenskan (bandy)

The Elitserien (literally, "The Elite League") (Swedish: Elitserien i bandy) is since the 2007–08 season the highest bandy league in Sweden. It consist of 14 teams. The season ends with one final game in March. The final was held at Studenternas IP in Uppsala until 2012 and from 2013 the final is played at Friends Arena in Solna.

Season structure[edit]

The season starts with a regular season comprising 14 teams and 26 rounds. Every team play against each of the other teams twice, one time at home and one time away.

The first eight teams qualify for the quarter finals in the paly-off which decides which team will be the Swedish champion. Team eleven to fourteen plays a qualification round against teams from Allsvenskan. During the first few years, the last two teams were automatically relegated to Allsvenskan without the possibility for re-qualification until next year.

Teams[edit]

Current teams (2014–15 season)[edit]

Team Location Home stadium
Bollnäs GIF Bollnäs Sävstaås IP
Broberg/Söderhamn Bandy Söderhamn Hällåsen
Edsbyns IF Edsbyn Svenska Fönster Arena
Hammarby IF Stockholm Zinkensdamms IP
IFK Kungälv Kungälv Skarpe Nord
Ljusdals BK Ljusdal Gamla Idrottsparken
Kalix BF Kalix Kalix IP
Sandvikens AIK Sandviken Göransson Arena
IK Sirius Uppsala Studenternas IP
Vetlanda BK Vetlanda Sapa Arena
Villa Lidköping BK Lidköping Sparbanken Lidköping Arena
IFK Vänersborg Vänersborg Arena Vänersborg
Tillberga IK Västerås ABB Arena
Västerås SK Västerås ABB Arena

Teams through the years[edit]

The number denotes the place in that year's end stand of the regular league before the championship play-off, while a blank space means the club was not playing in Elitserien that year.
A gold background means the club became Swedish champion that year following the championship play-off, a silver background means the club was the runner-up for the championship.

Team 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15
Bollnäs GIF 9 9 3 2 3 5 10 TBD
IF Boltic (BS BolticGöta)[a] 14
Broberg/Söderhamn Bandy 8 7 8 6 8 6 7 TBD
Edsbyns IF 2 1 5 3 5 4 5 TBD
Falu BS 14 13
GAIS 9 9 11 wd[b]
Gripen Trollhättan BK 11 12
Hammarby IF 4 6 1 5 7 1 1 TBD
HaparandaTornio Bandy 9 13
Kalix BF 13 12 TBD
Katrineholm Värmbol BS 14
IFK Kungälv 11 12 10 6 10 9 TBD
Ljusdals BK 13 14 TBD
IFK Motala 7 13 14
Örebro SK 14
Sandvikens AIK 1 4 2 1 1 3 2 TBD
IK Sirius 12 3 7 7 11 11 13 TBD
Tillberga IK 13 11 14 TBD[c]
Vetlanda BK 6 5 10 9 12 12 8 TBD
Villa Lidköping BK 5 10 4 4 2 2 3 TBD
IFK Vänersborg 10 8 11 12 10 7 6 TBD
Västerås SK 3 2 6 8 4 8 4 TBD
Notes
  1. ^ BS BolticGöta was created by a merger of the two clubs IF Boltic and IF Göta. After the 2007/08 season the name IF Boltic is used again for the new club.
  2. ^ GAIS had qualified for play in Elitserien for the 2014–15 season but choose to withdraw.[1]
  3. ^ Tillberga IK replaced GAIS, since GAIS choose to withdraw.[2]

Previous winners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Politikerna knäckte elitklubben" (in Swedish). Idrottens Affärer. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tillberga spelar i Elitserien 2014/15". Swedish Bandy Association. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

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