|Based in||Huddinge, Sweden|
|Colours||Red, white, blue|
Huddinge IK, or Huddinge Hockey, is a Swedish ice hockey team from Huddinge, a southern suburb of Stockholm. The team is currently playing in the third highest league in Sweden, Division 1. In the middle of the 1990s a girls´ and ladies´ section in floorball was founded, from which the senior ladies´ team advanced in 2008 to the highest level league, Elitserien.
- Founded: 1950
- Home arena: Björkängshallen (capacity 2,505)
- Uniform colors: Red, white, blue
- Swedish Championships won: 0 (2 boys under 16 Swedish Championships, 1992 and 1999)
Originally started up as an ice hockey section of Huddinge IF for the 1946/47 season, refounded as an own club on January 8, 1950. The team advanced to the second level league in 1966, and in seasons 1975/76-78/79, 81/82-96/97 and 2002/03 (21 seasons) the club has participated in the qualifications for the Elitserien, never making it all the way. No other club, which has never made it all the way, has done so more times than Huddinge. A qualification play off game in 1989 versus Timrå IK was decided by a winning goal for Timrå 1:14 into the third overtime period, and was by then the second longest Swedish hockey game ever played, the longest in the two highest divisions. The game is still among the top 10 longest games.
The last time the team was close to advancing, in the 1992-93 season, they moved their home game versus neighbors AIK to the Globe Arena and reached their spectator record of 12,487, then the fourth largest, but now the tenth largest record for any Swedish club. The larger ones being Frölunda HC - 31,144, HV 71 - 18,884, Djurgårdens IF - 18,070, Leksands IF - 17,319, AIK - 17,098, Färjestads BK - 15,274, Brynäs IF - 15,009, Mora IK - 13.850 and Malmö Redhawks - 13.247. Four of the clubs have gained their new records at outdoor event games, Malmö built a new arena in later days, and Mora's record was set in a game facing Dalecarlia neighbors Leksands IF in the Globe Arena. Huddinge's attendance record is the sixth highest set indoors.
They won the game (5-3). The away game versus AIK, about a month later, was tied 3-3, and had a spectator number of 13,124. For 15 years, these two games between AIK and Huddinge in 1993 were the two Swedish national games outside of the top division and the Swedish Championship competitions with the largest spectator numbers, but in November 2008 that record was lost to IF Malmö Redhawks.
In the 1999/2000 and 2004/05 seasons, the team has been relegated to the present third level league, division 1, but both times there has been an instant comeback. In the 2007/08 season the team had to play a relegation league to remain in HockeyAllsvenskan and didn't make it, but was re-promoted in the middle of the summer on the relegation of Nyköpings Hockey. In the 2008/09 season, however, Huddinge once more had to play the relegation league and didn't make it, and in the 2009/10 season Hudinge won their division 1 and Alletta leagues but lost two straight games in the play offs for the qualification league, to Olofströms IK. With neighbors AIK promoted for the 2010/11 Elitserien, this made the 2010/11 HockeyAllsvenskan the first time ever with no team from the Stockholm area in the second level league icehockey.
In 2010/11 and 2012/13 Huddinge reached the final qualification league, Kvalserien, for HockeyAllsvenskan promotion, but didn't make it all the way. During the NHL lockout in the 2012/13 season, goaltender Jhonas Enroth practised with the club and played two games, before signing with second tier league team Almtuna IS, playing there until the NHL started. He went on to play in the national team, winning the World Championships in Stockholm, the first time the club had a player in the national team who had played in the club the same season. He was the second player with NHL experience to play competitive games for Huddinge. The first one beig Greg Mauldin, who Huddinge had on loan from IK Oskarshamn late in the 2006/07 season.
The team is most renowned as a "plant school" for the more established teams in the area. Famous Swedish ice hockey players such as Michael Nylander, Jan Mertzig, Mattias Norström have been fostered on the team. Among the 2012/13 World Champions, five players had played in Huddinge. Except for Jhonas Enroth, also Elias Fälth, Dick Axelsson, Staffan Kronwall and Niklas Persson. Persson never in the senior team. Kronwall the only one not fostered in the club. The assisting coach Rikard Grönborg was also a previous Huddinge player. It should of course also bo noted that the legendary supplies responsible Anders "Pudding" Weiderstål is from Huddinge.
In the 1953/54 season, when the club entered the third level league for the first time, it had a tremendously big name in Swedish ice hockey history on the team - Lars Ljungman, the Swedish ice hockey player who has scored the most goals in the same national game, 12 goals when Sweden beat Belgium 24-1 in the 1947 World Championships in Prague.