2013–14 HockeyAllsvenskan season

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2013–14 HockeyAllsvenskan season
League HockeyAllsvenskan
Sport Ice hockey
Number of teams 14
Total attendance 1,097,855
Average attendance 3,016
TV partner(s) Viasat
First place Malmö Redhawks
Top scorer Joey Tenute (MIF)
Promoted to SHL Djurgårdens IF
Relegated to Division 1 IF Troja/Ljungby
HockeyAllsvenskan seasons

The 2013–14 HockeyAllsvenskan season began on 12 September 2013[1] and included 14 teams. IF Björklöven, Swedish champions in 1987, rejoined the league, following a three-year stint in Division 1 (now named Hockeyettan) after their near-bankruptcy in 2010.[2][3] They replaced Tingsryds AIF, who were demoted to Division 1 following a third-place finish in the 2013 HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers. Also new to the league were Timrå IK and Rögle BK, both of whom were demoted from Elitserien (now called the SHL), replacing Leksands IF and Örebro HK who were promoted up to the SHL in their stead.

The 2013–14 HockeyAllsvenskan was covered by media partner Viasat, who purchased the rights to the league in 2011.[4]

Format[edit]

In the regular season, each team plays every other team twice at home and twice away, which gives each team a 52-game schedule. Following the regular season, the two teams with the worst records are forced to play a qualification tournament (Swedish: Kvalserien till HockeyAllsvenskan) to avoid demotion to Sweden's third-tier league, Division 1 (now named Hockeyettan). The teams that finished 4th–7th advanced to a double-round robin playoff series, the winner of which joined the top three teams in the SHL qualifiers, where they will have a chance to qualify for promotion to the Swedish Hockey League, in competition with the two teams with the worst records from the 2013–14 SHL season.

Participating teams[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity
Almtuna IS Uppsala Metallåtervinning Arena 2,800
Asplöven HC Haparanda Arena Polarica 1,500
IF Björklöven Umeå T3 Center 5,400
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Hovet 8,094
BIK Karlskoga Karlskoga Nobelhallen 6,300
Karlskrona HK Karlskrona Telenor Arena Karlskrona 3,464
IF Malmö Redhawks Malmö Malmö Arena 13,000
Mora IK Mora FM Mattsson Arena 4,514
IK Oskarshamn Oskarshamn Arena Oskarshamn 3,346
Rögle BK Ängelholm Lindab Arena 5,150
Södertälje SK Södertälje AXA Sports Center 6,130
Timrå IK Timrå E.ON Arena 6,000
Troja/Ljungby Ljungby Sunnerbohov 3,700
VIK Västerås HK Västerås ABB Arena Nord 4,920

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
1 Malmö Redhawks 52 30 5 5 12 160 113 +47 105 Advance to SHL qualifiers
2 VIK Västerås 52 26 9 4 13 134 104 +30 100
3 Djurgårdens IF 52 23 8 11 10 152 111 +41 96
4 BIK Karlskoga 52 25 5 9 13 158 120 +38 94 Advance to playoffs
5 Karlskrona HK 52 25 3 4 20 154 119 +35 85
6 Mora IK 52 19 9 5 19 154 133 +21 80
7 Rögle BK 52 21 6 5 20 131 141 −10 80
8 Timrå IK 52 18 6 10 18 124 125 −1 76
9 IK Oskarshamn 52 19 4 6 23 134 157 −23 71
10 Almtuna IS 52 14 9 9 20 117 132 −15 69
11 Asplöven HC 52 18 6 3 25 126 153 −27 69
12 Södertälje SK 52 16 6 6 24 124 147 −23 66
13 IF Troja/Ljungby 52 8 9 9 26 111 166 −55 51 Advance to HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers
14 IF Björklöven 52 13 4 3 32 112 170 −58 50
Source: [1]


Post-season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

A playoff series (Swedish: PlayOff-serien, in previous seasons Förkvalserien) was played between the teams ranked fourth through seventh in the regular season. They played a double round-robin tournament, with the winner (Rögle BK) continuing to the qualifiers for the 2014–15 SHL season. The teams were allocated points before the start of the playoffs based on their position in the regular season standings. BIK Karlskoga were given four points, Karlskrona HK were given three points, Mora IK were given two points and Rögle BK were given one point.


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Rögle BK 6 4 2 0 0 21 11 +10 16 Advance to SHL qualifiers
2 Karlskrona HK 6 3 1 1 1 23 15 +8 12 Return to HockeyAllsvenskan for the 2014–15 season
3 BIK Karlskoga 6 1 0 1 4 13 23 −10 4
4 Mora IK 6 1 0 1 4 18 26 −8 4
Source: [2]


SHL qualifiers[edit]

Main article: 2014 Kvalserien
2014 Kvalserien GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA +/– Pts
Örebro HKk 10 6 2 2 1 1 32 21 +11 21
Djurgårdens IFk 10 5 1 4 1 0 31 26 +5 17
Rögle BKe 10 4 3 3 2 1 32 29 +3 17
Malmö Redhawkse 10 4 2 4 1 1 25 27 –2 15
AIKe 10 3 2 5 0 2 21 23 –2 11
VIK Västerås HKe 10 2 2 6 1 1 19 34 –15 9

k – qualified for 2014–15 SHL season; e – qualified for 2014–15 HockeyAllsvenskan season


HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers[edit]

Teams ranked 13th and 14th after the regular season, IF Troja/Ljungby and IF Björklöven, were forced to defend their spots in the league in the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers (Swedish: Kvalserien till HockeyAllsvenskan). They played a double round-robin tournament against the four playoff winners from the third-tier Division 1. IF Björklöven successfully defended their HockeyAllsvenskan spot while IF Troja/Ljungby were relegated to Division 1 at the expense of HC Vita Hästen.


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
1 HC Vita Hästen (P) 10 6 2 1 1 44 28 +16 23 Qualify for play in the 2014–15 HockeyAllsvenskan season
2 IF Björklöven 10 6 0 3 1 31 23 +8 21
3 IF Troja/Ljungby (R) 10 4 2 0 4 31 26 +5 16 Qualify for play in the 2014–15 Hockeyettan season
4 Tingsryds AIF 10 3 1 2 4 31 26 +5 13
5 Kallinge-Ronneby IF 10 3 0 0 7 25 38 −13 9
6 Piteå HC 10 2 1 0 7 24 37 −13 8
Source: [3]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Svenska Ishockeyförbundet. Schedule and Results. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  2. ^ Wahlberg, Malin; Norberg, Linus (2013-04-05). "Björklöven tillbaka i allsvenskan". Sportbladet (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  3. ^ Pär Andersson and TT (2010-05-24). "Björklöven lever - undviker konkurs". Expressen (in Swedish). expressen.se. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  4. ^ Expressen: Viasat storsatsar på Hockeyallsvenskan. 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2013-07-02.