Södertälje SK

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Södertälje SK
Södertälje SK Logo.svg
City Södertälje, Sweden
League HockeyAllsvenskan
Founded 1902
Home arena AXA Sports Center
Colors Red, Navy, white
              
General manager Per Nygårds
Head coach Anders Sörensen
Captain Fredric Andersson
Franchise history
1902-present Södertälje Sportklubb
Championships
Playoff championships 1925
Le Mat Trophy 1931, 1941, 1944, 1953, 1956, 1985

Södertälje Sportklubb, also known as Södertälje SK and often referred to as SSK, is a Swedish professional ice hockey club playing in HockeyAllsvenskan. Södertälje were charter members of Elitserien when the league was founded in 1975 and have since played 24 seasons in the league (1975–1978, 1980–1981, 1983–1992, 1996–1998, 2001–2006, 2007–2011). Södertälje SK's fan club is known as the "Blue Lightnings".

History[edit]

Södertälje SK was founded in 1902 and have played hockey since 1925. The club has also competed in association football, bandy, 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[edit]

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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Position W-T-L
W-OT-L
2008–09 Tier 1 Elitserien 12th 12–15–28 3,817 [2]
2009 Elitserien qualifier 1st 6–1–2–1 4,497
2009–10 Tier 1 Elitserien 11th 14–14–27 3,644 [2]
2010 Elitserien qualifier 1st 5–1–4–0 4,678
2010–11 Tier 1 Elitserien 11th 20–2–7–26 4,230 [2]
2011 Elitserien qualifier 3rd 4–2–1–3 3,795 Decrease Relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan
2011–12 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 9th 22–2–6–22 3,232 [2]
2012–13 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 2nd 29–7–2–14 3,644 [2]
2013 Elitserien qualifier 6th 2–0–1–7 4,026
2013–14 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 12th 16–6–6–24 3,036 [3]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated November 23, 2013.[4][5]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
13 Sweden Andersson, FredricFredric Andersson (C) F L 25 2012 Gnesta, Sweden
24 Sweden Andersson, JohanJohan Andersson C L 27 2012 Nynäshamn, Sweden
9 Sweden Bengtsson, SebastianSebastian Bengtsson C L 19 2012
8 Canada Bergin, MikeMike Bergin D L 26 2012 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Sweden Billberg, EmilEmil Billberg RW/C L 26 2011 Stockholm, Sweden
77 Slovakia Bokros, TomasTomas Bokros D R 25 2013 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
52 Sweden Carlsson, LucasLucas Carlsson C/RW R 20 2013
14 Sweden Carlsson, RobertRobert Carlsson (A) LW/C L 36 2012 Södertälje, Sweden
27 Sweden Dahlström, JacobJacob Dahlström W R 21 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
71 United States DeSimone, PhilipPhilip DeSimone C L 27 2013 East Amherst, New York, USA
17 Sweden Engström, JonasJonas Engström LW L 23 2009 Södertälje, Sweden
10 France Fleury, DamienDamien Fleury RW R 28 2012 Caen, France
33 Sweden Fröberg, LinusLinus Fröberg C/LW L 21 2013 (loan) Karlstad, Sweden
28 Sweden Frödén, JesperJesper Frödén LW R 19 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
19 Canada Gregoire, JasonJason Gregoire LW/C L 25 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
59 Sweden Hansen, AdamAdam Hansen D L 20 2013
3 Sweden Henningsson, DanielDaniel Henningsson D L 19 2013
43 Sweden Idoff, SebastianSebastian Idoff G L 23 2011 Malmö, Sweden
54 Canada Iliakis, DanDan Iliakis D R 32 2013 Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
20 Sweden Jonsson, JohanJohan Jonsson (A) D L 29 2012 Västerås, Sweden
55 Sweden Kallmert, PatrikPatrik Kallmert W L 19 2013 Stockholm, Sweden
37 Sweden Lundström, NiklasNiklas Lundström G L 21 2013 (loan) Värmdö, Sweden
25 United States Marto, JakeJake Marto D L 28 2013 Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
96 Czech Republic Pastrnak, DavidDavid Pastrnak RW R 18 2013 Havirov, Czech Republic
51 Sweden Press, RobinRobin Press D R 19 2012
46 Norway Rindal, AleksanderAleksander Rindal D R 24 2013 Lillehammer, Norway
6 Sweden Sonntag, FredrikFredrik Sonntag D L 27 2011 Nynäshamn, Sweden
22 Sweden Thörnberg, JesperJesper Thörnberg W L 23 2013 Jönköping, Sweden
15 Canada Trabucco, MarioMario Trabucco RW R 27 2013 Caracas, Venezuela
57 Sweden Wigley, MattiasMattias Wigley C/LW L 20 2012

Board of Directors[edit]

Management[edit]

Sports[edit]

Kit and Medical[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel Grefve (2011-04-15). "Han ska ta SSK tillbaka till elitserien" (in Swedish). Sportbladet. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Official Statistics". Swedish Ice Hockey Association (Svenska ishockeyförbundet). 
  3. ^ "2013–14 HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 
  4. ^ "2013-14 Truppen" [Squad] (in Swedish). Södertälje Sportklubb. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  5. ^ "Södertälje SK roster". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 

External links[edit]

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