Division 2 (Swedish ice hockey)

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Division 2
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1941
Country Sweden Sweden
Promotion to Hockeyettan
Relegation to Division 3

Division 2 is the fourth tier of ice hockey in Sweden. It previously operated as the second-level league from 1941[citation needed] to 1975, and the third-level league from 1975 to 1999.

Format[edit]

The league is divided into 11 regional groups. The top teams in Division 2 are promoted to the third-level Hockeyettan, while the bottom teams are relegated to the fifth-level Division 3.

Groups:

  • Stockholm norra
  • Stockholm södra
  • Norra A
  • Norra B
  • Norra C
  • Norra D
  • Södra A
  • Södra B
  • Södra C
  • Västra A
  • Västra B

History[edit]

Division 2 was the second highest level of ice hockey in Sweden until 1975, when it became the third tier due to the formation of Elitserien (now called the SHL). After Allsvenskan was spun off into a separate second-tier league in 1999, Division 2 became the fourth tier.

List of seasons as second tier[edit]

Year # of
clubs
# of
groups
First place Promoted to first tier Relegated to lower tier
1941–42 18 3 UoIF Matteuspojkarna (north)
IF Aros (central)
IFK Mariefred (south)
IFK Mariefred
UoIF Matteuspojkarna
none
1942–43 26 4 Brynäs IF (north)
IF Aros (central)
Nacka SK (east)
Årsta SK (south)
Brynäs IF
Nacka SK
IFK Stockholm
1943–44
1944–45
1945–46
1946–47
1947–48
1948–49
1949–50
1950–51
1951–52
1952–53
1953–54
1954–55
1955–56
1956–57
1957–58
1958–59
1959–60
1960–61
1961–62
1962–63
1963–64
1964–65
1965–66
1966–67
1967–68
1968–69
1969–70
1970–71
1971–72
1972–73
1973–74
1974–75

See also[edit]