2015–16 HockeyAllsvenskan season

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2015–16 HockeyAllsvenskan season
League HockeyAllsvenskan
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 11, 2015 – February 28, 2016 (regular season)
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) TV4 Group
First place AIK
Top scorer Marcus Nilsson (BIK)
Promoted to SHL Leksands IF
Relegated to Hockeyettan Asplöven HC
IF Sundsvall
HockeyAllsvenskan seasons

The 2015–16 HockeyAllsvenskan season was the 11th season since the second tier of ice hockey in Sweden was renamed. The league features 14 teams, each playing each other four times, for a total of 52 regular season games.[1] The season began on 11 September 2015 and the regular season ended on 28 February 2016, followed by promotion and relegation tournaments until 2 April.[2]

Participating teams[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity
AIK Stockholm Hovet 8,094
Almtuna IS Uppsala Metallåtervinning Arena 2,800
Asplöven HC Haparanda Arena Polarica 1,500
IF Björklöven Umeå T3 Center 5,400
BIK Karlskoga Karlskoga Nobelhallen 6,300
Leksands IF Leksand Tegera Arena 7,650
Mora IK Mora FM Mattsson Arena 4,514
IK Oskarshamn Oskarshamn Arena Oskarshamn 3,346
IK Pantern Malmö Malmö Isstadion 5,800
IF Sundsvall Hockey Sundsvall Gärdehov 2,500
Timrå IK Timrå E.ON Arena 6,000
Tingsryds AIF Tingsryd Nelson Garden Arena 3,400
VIK Västerås HK Västerås ABB Arena Nord 4,902
HC Vita Hästen Norrköping Himmelstalundshallen 4,280

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 AIK 52 28 9 3 12 176 125 +51 105 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan finals
2 Tingsryds AIF 52 26 9 5 12 141 111 +30 101
3 IK Oskarshamn 52 26 4 6 16 134 129 +5 92 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs
4 Leksands IF 52 24 3 7 18 152 145 +7 85
5 BIK Karlskoga 52 20 8 7 17 171 154 +17 83
6 Mora IK 52 20 6 6 20 143 132 +11 78
7 Almtuna IS 52 18 8 8 18 143 143 0 78
8 Timrå IK 52 19 8 4 21 120 120 0 77
9 VIK Västerås HK 52 20 3 9 20 147 148 −1 75
10 IK Pantern 52 21 2 6 23 119 117 +2 73
11 HC Vita Hästen 52 15 10 7 20 126 129 −3 72
12 IF Björklöven 52 20 2 8 22 141 160 −19 72
13 Asplöven HC 52 13 7 6 26 135 165 −30 59 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers
14 IF Sundsvall 52 8 7 4 33 106 176 −70 42
Source: [1]


Post-season[edit]

Finals[edit]

In the HockeyAllsvenskan finals (Swedish: HockeyAllsvenska finalen), the first and second place teams from the regular season will meet in a best-of-five series, where the winner will advance to the SHL qualifiers, and the losing team will continue to a playoff to the SHL qualifiers. The matches were held on 1 March, 3 March, 5 March, and then 7 March and 9 March.[2]

AIK vs. Tingsryd AIF[edit]

AIK won series 3–2


HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs[edit]

In the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs (Swedish: slutspelsserien), teams 3–8 meet in a single-round robin tournament. Teams 3–5 will have an extra game on home-ice. The matches will be held on 2–10 March. Teams will also start with bonus points based on their position in the regular season standings. Team 3 will begin with three points, team 4 with two points, and team 5 with one point.

The winner of the group advances to the playoff to the SHL qualifiers.[2]


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Leksands IF (Q) 5 3 0 0 2 18 11 +7 11 Advance to Playoff to the SHL qualifiers
2 Mora IK 5 3 1 0 1 12 10 +2 11 Return to HockeyAllsvenskan for the 2016–17 season
3 BIK Karlskoga 5 3 0 0 2 17 12 +5 10
4 IK Oskarshamn 5 2 0 1 2 12 16 −4 10
5 Timrå IK 5 2 0 0 3 12 15 −3 6
6 Almtuna IS 5 1 0 0 4 10 17 −7 3
Source: [2]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.


Playoff to the SHL qualifiers[edit]

In the playoff to the SHL qualifiers (Swedish: Play Off inför direktkval till SHL), the losing team from the HockeyAllsvenskan finals meets the winning team from the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs in a best-of-three series that were played 12 March and 15 March. The winning team advances to the SHL qualifiers.[2]

Tingsryd AIF vs. Leksands IF[edit]

Leksands IF won series 2–0


SHL qualifiers[edit]

In the SHL qualifiers (Swedish: Direktkval till SHL), the winners of the HockeyAllsvenskan finals and the playoff to the SHL qualifiers are paired against teams 13 and 14 from the 2015–16 SHL season. Each pair plays a best-of-seven series, with the winner qualifying for play in the 2016–17 SHL season, and the loser playing in the 2016–17 HockeyAllsvenskan season. These series began on 19 and 20 March, and will be completed by 1 April at the latest.[2] Karlskrona HK was the first team to win their series, 4 games to 1, to qualify for their second season in the SHL. Leksands IF would then win their series, 4 games to 3, to get promoted to the SHL.

Karlskrona HK vs. AIK[edit]

Karlskrona HK won series 4–1


Modo Hockey vs. Leksands IF[edit]

Leksands IF won series 4–3


HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers[edit]

Asplöven and Sundsvall, teams 13 and 14 from the regular season, will be forced to defend their spots in HockeyAllsvenskan in the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers (Swedish: Kvalserien till HockeyAllsvenskan). Joining the two HockeyAllsvenskan teams will be four challengers from third-tier league Hockeyettan, the winner of AllEttan North (Borlänge HF), the winner of AllEttan South (Västerviks IK), and the two surviving teams from the Hockeyettan playoffs (IF Troja/Ljungby and Södertälje SK).

These six teams will play a double round robin tournament from 10 March to 2 April. Teams 1 and 2 from this tournament are qualified for the 2016–17 HockeyAllsvenskan season, while teams 3–6 will play in the 2016–17 Hockeyettan season.[2]


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Södertälje SK (P) 10 6 2 0 2 39 24 +15 22 Qualify for the 2016–17 HockeyAllsvenskan season
2 Västerviks IK (P) 10 6 1 2 1 34 23 +11 22
3 IF Troja/Ljungby 10 4 1 1 4 38 30 +8 15 Qualify for the 2016–17 Hockeyettan season
4 IF Sundsvall (R) 10 3 1 2 4 23 29 −6 13
5 Asplöven HC (R) 10 3 1 1 5 35 35 0 12
6 Borlänge HF 10 2 0 0 8 20 48 −28 6
Source: [3]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "SERIEBESTÄMMELSER och VERKSAMHETSPLAN: Säsongen 2015/2016" (PDF). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-19.