List of Frölunda HC seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Frölunda ice hockey franchise of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The list documents the season-by-season records of the Frölunda franchise from 1944 to present, including post-season records. The Frölunda franchise was founded in 1944 as an ice hockey section in Västra Frölunda IF. They reached the premier division of Swedish ice hockey in 1959,[1] and were charter members of Elitserien when the league was founded in 1975. In 1984 the ice hockey section became an independent franchise known as Västra Frölunda HC, they shortened their name to Frölunda HC in 2004. Since 1995 the team has been marketing them self as the Frölunda Indians.

Frölunda have won the national championship title three times, in 1965, 2003, and 2005. They have also been runner-ups for the title seven times. In their 65-year history, Frölunda have made thirty-one post-season appearances while playing in the highest division.[1] They have an overall regular season record in Elitserien and the SHL of 636 wins, 562 losses, and 288 games that have gone to overtime, which ranks fifth in the all-time standings.

Seasons[edit]

Swedish Playoffs Champions Regular Season Champions Promoted Relegated
Season League Division Regular Season[2] Post Season Results[2]
Finish GP W L T GF GA Pts Finish GP W L T GF GA Pts
1943–44 No games played[3]
1944–45 Season not completed[4]
1945–46 Gothenburg B 3rd 3 1 2 0 4 19 2
1946–47 Gothenburg A 2nd 3 1 1 1 21 12 3
1947–48 Gothenburg 2nd 5 4 1 0 20 8 8
1948–49 No games played[5]
1949–50 Gothenburg B 1st 3 3 0 0 16 4 6
1950–51 Gothenburg 1 1st 4 4 0 0 29 9 8
1951–52 Division 3 South 3rd 5 3 2 0 19 27 6
1952–53 Division 3 South 5th 8 2 6 0 22 40 4
1953–54 Gothenburg 1 1st 4 4 0 0 46 8 8
1954–55 Division 3 South A 2nd 10 6 3 1 38 19 13
1955–56 Division 3 South A 2nd 10 7 2 1 54 27 15
1956–57 Division 3 South C 1st 5 5 0 0 41 4 10
1957–58 Division 2 West B 2nd 14 8 2 4 61 33 20
1958–59 Division 2 South B 1st 14 11 3 0 73 37 22 1st 6 3 1 2 19 14 8
1959–60 Division 1 South 7th 14 4 10 0 54 104 8
1960–61 Division 2 West B 1st 14 14 0 0 171 35 28 1st 6 5 1 0 30 17 10
1961–62 Division 1 South 2nd 14 9 4 1 93 39 19 2nd[6] 7 6 0 1 33 21 13
1962–63 Division 1 South 1st 14 12 2 0 96 42 24 5th 7 3 3 1 33 28 7
1963–64 Division 1 South 1st 14 11 2 1 91 41 23 4th 7 4 3 0 29 25 8
1964–65 Division 1 South 1st 14 11 2 1 78 39 23 1st 14 12 2 0 72 39 24
1965–66 Division 1 South 2nd 21 14 6 1 132 72 29 Won in Quarterfinals, 2–0[7] (Modo)
Won in Semifinals, 2–1 (Djurgården)
Lost in Finals, 1–2 (Brynäs)
1966–67 Division 1 South 3rd 21 13 4 4 119 64 30 Won in Quarterfinals, 2–0 (Mora)
Won in Semifinals, 2–1 (Södertälje)
Lost in Finals, 0–2 (Brynäs)
1967–68 Division 1 South 4th 21 10 7 4 91 58 24 3rd 7 3 3 1 22 23 7
1968–69 Division 1 South 2nd 21 16 5 0 124 63 32 3rd 7 4 2 1 34 20 9
1969–70 Division 1 South 4th 14 8 5 1 57 46 17 2nd 14 8 4 2 62 39 18
1970–71 Division 1 South 4th 14 9 4 1 71 48 19 8th 14 3 10 1 38 65 7
1971–72 Division 1 South 1st 14 11 3 0 77 34 22 6th 14 5 9 0 55 50 10
1972–73 Division 1 South 4th 14 5 6 3 49 47 13 3rd 14 6 3 5 53 45 17
1973–74 Division 1 South 2nd 14 9 4 1 66 36 19 7th 21 6 11 4 72 80 16
1974–75 Division 1 7th 30 16 11 3 134 118 35
1975–76 Elitserien 7th 36 14 18 4 154 153 32
1976–77 Elitserien 8th 36 12 19 5 150 174 29
1977–78 Elitserien 6th 36 17 10 9 158 122 43
1978–79 Elitserien 5th 36 18 14 4 157 129 40
1979–80 Elitserien 3rd 36 19 14 3 153 137 41 Won in Semifinals, 2–1 (Björklöven)
Lost in Finals, 2–3 (Brynäs)
1980–81 Elitserien 4th 36 18 14 4 149 149 40 Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–2 (AIK)
1981–82 Elitserien 7th 36 14 15 7 132 123 35
1982–83 Elitserien 7th 36 12 18 6 135 160 30
1983–84 Elitserien 10th 36 8 20 8 129 195 24
1984–85 Division 1 South 1st 18 16 2 0 132 51 32
Allsvenskan[8] 3rd 14 7 5 2 72 63 16 Won in Play off 2, 2–1 (Mora)
Lost in Play off 3, 1–2 (Västerås)
1985–86 Division 1 South 1st 18 15 2 1 107 50 31
Allsvenskan 4th 14 5 4 5 58 48 15 Lost in Play off 2, 1–2 (Västerås)
1986–87 Division 1 South 1st 18 16 1 1 113 45 33
Allsvenskan 3rd 14 10 4 0 73 40 20 Lost in Play off 1, 0–2 (Väsby)
1987–88 Division 1 South 1st 18 15 2 1 130 48 31
Allsvenskan 1st 18 14 4 0 106 69 28 Lost in finals,[8] 2–3 (Skellefteå)
Kvalserien[9] 3rd 6 2 4 0 28 30 4
1988–89 Division 1 South 1st 18 15 2 1 127 48 31
Allsvenskan 2nd 18 13 4 1 97 56 27 Lost in finals, 2–3 (Västerås)
Kvalserien 1st 6 5 1 0 40 20 10
1989–90 Elitserien 10th 40 13 25 2 154 202 28
1990–91 Elitserien 12th 22 3 13 6 59 97 12
Allsvenskan 1st 18 13 3 2 82 51 28 Lost in finals, 1–3 (Leksand)
Kvalserien 1st 6 5 1 0 32 18 10
1991–92 Elitserien 5th 40 17 12 11 149 139 45 Lost in Quarterfinals, 2–3 (Brynäs)
1992–93 Elitserien 11th 22 8 12 2 67 74 18
Allsvenskan 1st 18 14 2 2 91 40 30 Won in finals, 3–0 (Huddinge)
1993–94 Elitserien 4th 40 18 14 8 122 117 44 Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–3 (Djurgården)
1994–95 Elitserien 11th 22 6 11 5 63 70 17
Allsvenskan 2nd 18 12 4 2 106 50 26 Won in finals, 3–2 (Rögle)
1995–96 Elitserien 2nd 40 20 10 10 130 95 50 Won in Quarterfinals, 3–2 (Leksand)
Won in Semifinals, 3–1 (Modo)
Lost in Finals, 1–3 (Luleå)
1996–97 Elitserien 7th 50 17 16 17 134 133 51 Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–3 (Luleå)
1997–98 Elitserien 4th 46 17 14 15 136 107 49 Won in Quarterfinals, 3–0 (Brynäs)
Lost in Semifinals, 1–3 (Färjestad)
1998–99 Elitserien 7th 50 19 23 8 148 136 70 Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–3 (Modo)
1999–00 Elitserien 3rd 50 25 15 10 155 131 89 Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Modo)
2000–01 Elitserien 8th 50 21 22 7 155 139 72 Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Färjestad)
2001–02 Elitserien 5th 50 23 19 8 181 150 81 Won in Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Djurgården)
Lost in Semifinals, 1–4 (Modo)
2002–03 Elitserien 1st 50 29 11 10 162 97 103 Won in Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Modo)
Won in Semifinals, 4–2 (Timrå)
Won Swedish Championship, 4–0 (Färjestad)
2003–04 Elitserien 3rd 50 24 16 10 160 116 89 Won in Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Djurgården)
Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (HV71)
2004–05 Elitserien 1st 50 33 8 9 180 96 112 Won in Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Luleå)
Won in Semifinals, 4–1 (Djurgården)
Won Swedish Championship, 4–1 (Färjestad)
2005–06 Elitserien 2nd 50 28 14 8 169 130 96 Won in Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Brynäs)
Won in Semifinals, 4–3 (Linköping)
Lost in Finals, 2–4 (Färjestad)
2006–07 Elitserien 9th 55 22 24 9 167 162 76
2007–08 Elitserien 6th 55 23 22 10 159 157 82 Lost in Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Färjestad)
2008–09 Elitserien 3rd 55 25 29 10 144 130 91 Won in Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Luleå)
Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (HV71)
2009–10 Elitserien 7th 55 22 22 11 155 156 78 Lost in Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Linköping)
2010–11 Elitserien 9th 55 19 24 12 128 158 74
2011–12 Elitserien 5th 55 22 17 16 140 113 90 Lost in Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Brynäs)
2012–13 Elitserien 6th 55 21 21 12 123 126 84 Lost in Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Luleå)
2013–14 SHL 2nd 55 29 15 11 153 123 102 Lost in Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Linköping)
Elitserien/SHL Totals 5th 1486 636 562 288 4810 4493 2017 (1975–2014, includes regular season only)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Between 1922 and 1975 the highest division in Swedish ice hockey was Division 1.
  2. ^ a b Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Tied games, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points
  3. ^ Västra Frölunda IF started their ice hockey section. The team would compete in the Gothenburg Class 2 division. Due to the mild weather the season never started. 1944 is acknowledged as the clubs year of birth.
  4. ^ The 1944-45 season was abandoned due to mild weather. All results were annulled. Frölunda did not play any games since the season was abandoned before their première.
  5. ^ No games played due to mild weather.
  6. ^ Between 1962 and 1965 the Swedish Championships were played as a round-robin tournament, consisting of the four best teams from Division 1 South and North. The teams faced each other twice playing one home game each. In 1966 and 1967 the championship was played as a best-of-three playoff, with quarterfinals, semifinals, final, and one bronze medal game. In 1968 the format was changed back to a round-robin tournament, this format lasted until 1975 when Elitserien was founded.
  7. ^ The result of the playoff series with Frölunda's result first no matter of the outcome, followed by opposite team in parenthesis.
  8. ^ a b Between the 1982-83 and 1986-87 season, Allsvenskan was a continuation league for the winners and runner-ups of the four Division 1 divisions, North, East, West, and South. Between the 1987-88 and 1995-96 season, Allsvenskan consisted of the winners and runner-ups of the four Division 1 divisions and the two last placed teams after 22 rounds in Elitserien. The winner and runner-up of Allsvenskan played a best of five final for promotion to Elitserien, except for the 1986-87 season when the winner was automatically promoted.
  9. ^ Between the 1987-88 and 1995-96 season, Kvalserien was a continuation league for the losing team of the Allsvenskan final and the three winners of Play off 3. The four teams played each other twice, one at home and one on the road. The winner of Kvalserien won promotion to Elitserien.

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