2012–13 HockeyAllsvenskan season

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2012–13 HockeyAllsvenskan season
League HockeyAllsvenskan
Sport Ice hockey
Duration 12 September 2012 – 5 April 2013
Number of teams 14
Average attendance 3,227
TV partner(s) Viasat
First place Leksands IF
Top scorer Evan McGrath (IKO)
Promoted to SEL Örebro HK
Leksands IF
HockeyAllsvenskan seasons

The 2012–13 HockeyAllsvenskan season was the 8th season of the HockeyAllsvenskan (14th including seasons under the name "Allsvenskan"), the second-highest level of ice hockey in Sweden. The regular season began on 12 September 2012 and ended on 2 March 2013, with the following playoffs and Kvalserien tournaments running until 5 April 2013.[1][2][3] Leksands IF, following a season marked by financial instability and scandal, secured first place in the regular season standings, and continued to the qualification round for the 2013–14 SHL/Elitserien season, along with second-place Södertälje SK, third place VIK Västerås HK, and playoff winner Örebro HK. Meanwhile, 13th- and 14th-ranked Tingsryds AIF and Karlskrona HK were forced to defend their places in HockeyAllsvenskan for the 2013–14 season.

This HockeyAllsvenskan season is notable for the participation of players from the National Hockey League during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.

HockeyAllsvenskan had an average attendance of 3,227 spectators in 2012–13, comfortably the highest attendance of any second-tier league in Europe (beating the 2nd Bundesliga with 2267), also making HockeyAllsvenskan the eighth most attended European hockey league. It was a 23.8 percent increase over the 2011–12 season's attendance average.[4]

Participating teams[edit]


Team Location 2011–12
finish
Arena Capacity Notes
Almtuna IS Uppsala 11th Gränbyhallen 2,562
Asplöven HC Haparanda D1 Arena Polarica 1,200 Promoted from 2011–12 Division 1
BIK Karlskoga Karlskoga 3rd Nobelhallen 6,300 Formerly "Bofors IK Karlskoga"
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm SEL Hovet 8,094 Demoted from 2011–12 Elitserien
Karlskrona HK Karlskrona D1 Telenor Arena 3,464 Promoted from 2011–12 Division 1
Leksands IF Leksand 2nd Tegera Arena 7,650
Malmö Redhawks Malmö 7th Malmö Arena 12,500
Mora IK Mora 8th FM Mattsson Arena 4,500
IK Oskarshamn Oskarshamn 6th Arena Oskarshamn 3,424
Södertälje SK Södertälje 9th AXA Sports Center 6,130
Tingsryds AIF Tingsryd 12th Nelson Garden Arena 3,650
IF Troja/Ljungby Ljungby 10th Sunnerbohov 3,700
VIK Västerås HK Västerås 4th ABB Arena 5,800
Örebro HK Örebro 1st Behrn Arena 5,150

Participating locked-out NHL players[edit]

Skaters
Name Pos Club NHL-club GP P G A
Mikael Backlund F Västerås Calgary 23 30 12 18
Patrik Berglund F Västerås St. Louis 30 32 20 12
Chris Butler F Karlskrona Calgary 5 0 0 0
Cam Fowler D Södertälje Anaheim 13 7 2 5
Carl Gunnarsson D Örebro Toronto 9 4 0 4
Carl Hagelin D Södertälje NY Rangers 8 11 5 6
Patric Hörnqvist F Djurgårdens IF Nashville 10 5 2 3
Marcus Johansson F Karlskoga Washington 16 18 8 10
Anze Kopitar F Mora Los Angeles 30 34 10 24
Gabriel Landeskog F Djurgårdens IF Colorado 17 14 6 8
Mark Letestu F Almtuna Columbus 6 4 4 0
Mike Lundin D Almtuna Ottawa 7 4 0 4
Brendan Mikkelson D Västerås Tampa Bay 17 7 3 4
Douglas Murray F Djurgårdens IF San Jose 14 3 1 2
Mason Raymond F Örebro Vancouver 1 1 1 0
Matt Read F Södertälje Philadelphia 20 24 6 18
Bobby Ryan F Mora Anaheim 10 13 10 3
Mike Santorelli F Tingsryd Florida 4 1 0 1
Goalies
Name Pos. Club NHL-club GP SAVE%
Jhonas Enroth G Almtuna Buffalo 15 .917
Viktor Fasth G Tingsryd Anaheim 12 .942

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Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Leksands IF (P) 52 31 5 6 10 177 122 +55 109 Qualified for Elitserien qualifiers
2 Södertälje SK 52 29 7 2 14 157 114 +43 103
3 VIK Västerås 52 28 5 4 15 146 110 +36 98
4 BIK Karlskoga 52 30 3 0 19 161 127 +34 96 Qualified for playoffs
5 Djurgårdens IF 52 26 3 8 15 152 124 +28 92
6 Örebro HK (P) 52 26 4 3 19 154 123 +31 89
7 IK Oskarshamn 52 22 4 3 23 157 152 +5 77
8 Mora IK 52 20 7 2 23 139 147 −8 76
9 Malmö Redhawks 52 20 3 5 24 151 150 +1 71
10 IF Troja/Ljungby 52 20 3 3 26 124 162 −38 69
11 Asplöven HC 52 17 4 4 27 138 186 −48 63
12 Almtuna IS 52 15 2 7 28 118 143 −25 56
13 Tingsryds AIF (R) 52 14 4 6 28 108 143 −35 56 Qualified for HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers
14 Karlskrona HK 52 11 1 2 38 107 186 −79 37
Source: [1]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Statistics[edit]

Average attendance[edit]

Club Home attendance[6]
Average Total
Djurgårdens IF 6,184 160,789
Malmö Redhawks 5,794 150,631
Leksands IF 5,000 129,991
Södertälje SK 3,644 94,747
Örebro HK 3,618 94,073
VIK Västerås HK 3,326 86,481
Mora IK 3,099 80,583
Karlskrona HK 2,890 75,148
BIK Karlskoga 2,467 64,148
IK Oskarshamn 2,268 58,975
Tingsryds AIF 2,092 54,389
IF Troja/Ljungby 1,866 48,503
Almtuna IS 1,504 39,108
Asplöven HC 1,431 37,200
League 3,227 1,174,766

Post-season[edit]

Playoff series[edit]

Teams 4–7 qualified for a playoff series (Swedish: PlayOff-serien, in previous seasons called förkvalserien), in which all the teams played each other home-and-away. The winner, Örebro HK advanced to the qualifiers to Elitserien, which was renamed the SHL prior to the following season.

The teams started the playoffs with points based on their performance in the regular season. 7th-place IK Oskarshamn started with one point, 6th-place Örebro HK with two, 5th-place Djurgårdens IF with three, and 4th-place BIK Karlskoga with four.


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Örebro HK 6 4 0 1 1 23 16 +7 15 Advance to Elitserien qualifiers
2 BIK Karlskoga 6 3 0 0 3 19 22 −3 13 Return to HockeyAllsvenskan for the 2013–14 season
3 Djurgårdens IF 6 2 1 0 3 22 20 +2 11
4 IK Oskarshamn 6 2 0 0 4 20 26 −6 7
Source: [2]

Elitserien qualifiers[edit]

The 2013 Elitserien qualifiers (Swedish: Kvalserien) determined which teams would participate in the 2013–14 season of Elitserien (which would be renamed the SHL during the 2013 offseason). The two teams with the worst records from the 2012–13 Elitserien season (Timrå IK and Rögle BK), along with the three best teams from the 2012–13 HockeyAllsvenskan season (Leksands IF, Södertälje SK, and VIK Västerås HK) and the winner of the HockeyAllsvenskan playoff series (Örebro HK) all played each other twice, once home and once way. Örebro and Leksand finished first and second, and were thus promoted to what would become the SHL. Timrå and Rögle were therefore relegated and would play in the 2013–14 HockeyAllsvenskan season.

2013 Kvalserien GP W T L OTW/SOW OTL/SOL GF GA DIF PTS
1 Örebro HK 10 6 4 0 2 2 29 16 +13 24
2 Leksands IF 10 7 1 2 0 1 36 19 +17 22
3 Timrå IK 10 4 3 3 2 1 30 30 0 17
4 VIK Västerås HK 10 3 2 5 1 1 19 23 –4 12
5 Rögle BK 10 2 1 7 1 0 18 27 –9 8
6 Södertälje SK 10 2 1 7 0 1 16 33 –17 7

Legend:   Qualified for the 2013–14 SHL season;   Play in the 2013–14 HockeyAllsvenskan season


HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers[edit]

The two teams ranked 13th and 14th after the regular season, Tingsryds AIF and Karlskrona HK, were forced to play in the Kvalserien qualification series to defend their spots in HockeyAllsvenskan. They played a double round-robin tournament against the four playoff winners from third-tier Division 1 (IF Björklöven, HC Vita Hästen, Huddinge IK, and Piteå HC). The series began on 12 March 2013 and ended on 5 April 2013.

Umeå-based IF Björklöven, who were Swedish champions in 1987 and were in Sweden's top hockey league as recently as 2001, finished first in the standings, resulting in their return to HockeyAllsvenskan three years after their 2010 demotion to Division 1 due to financial difficulties.[7][8]

The second and final spot in HockeyAllsvenskan was decided dramatically in the final round. Karlskrona went into the final round one point ahead of Tingsryd in the standings. Each team ended up losing their final match in game winning shots, resulting in Tingsryd being demoted to the 2013–14 Division 1 season.


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 IF Björklöven (P) 10 7 0 0 3 26 19 +7 21 Qualified for HockeyAllsvenskan for the 2013–14 season
2 Karlskrona HK 10 5 1 1 3 31 27 +4 18
3 Tingsryds AIF (R) 10 4 1 3 2 29 26 +3 17 Qualified for Division 1 for the 2013–14 season
4 HC Vita Hästen 10 4 1 1 4 31 28 +3 15
5 Huddinge IK 10 2 2 0 6 28 32 −4 10
6 Piteå HC 10 2 1 1 6 19 32 −13 9
Source: [3]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to 2012-2013 Hockeyallsvenskan season at Wikimedia Commons