2016–17 HockeyAllsvenskan season

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2016–17 HockeyAllsvenskan season
League HockeyAllsvenskan
Sport Ice hockey
Duration 2016 – 2017 (regular season)
Number of teams 14
Total attendance 959,914[1] (regular season)
Average attendance 2,637[1] (regular season)
TV partner(s) TV4 Group
First place Mora IK
Top scorer Victor Ejdsell (BIK)
Promoted to SHL Mora IK
Relegated to Hockeyettan VIK Västerås HK
HockeyAllsvenskan seasons

The 2016–17 HockeyAllsvenskan season was the 12th season since the second tier of ice hockey in Sweden was renamed. The league featured 14 teams, each playing each other four times, for a total of 52 regular season games.[2]

Participating teams[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity
AIK Stockholm Hovet 8,094
Almtuna IS Uppsala Metallåtervinning Arena 2,800
IF Björklöven Umeå T3 Center 5,400
BIK Karlskoga Karlskoga Nobelhallen 6,300
Modo Hockey Örnsköldsvik Fjällräven Center 7,600
Mora IK Mora Smidjegrav Arena 4,514
IK Oskarshamn Oskarshamn Arena Oskarshamn 3,346
IK Pantern Malmö Malmö Isstadion 5,800
Södertälje SK Södertälje AXA Sports Center 6,200
Timrå IK Timrå NHK Arena 6,000
Tingsryds AIF Tingsryd Nelson Garden Arena 3,400
Västerviks IK Västervik Plivit Trade-hallen 2,500
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 Mora IK (P) 52 31 4 4 13 162 117 +45 105 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan finals
2 BIK Karlskoga 52 27 7 2 16 161 110 +51 97
3 Västerviks IK 52 25 5 5 17 138 117 +21 90 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs
4 IK Pantern 52 22 7 9 14 136 124 +12 89
5 AIK 52 23 5 6 18 148 137 +11 85
6 Timrå IK 52 22 7 3 20 130 121 +9 83
7 Tingsryds AIF 52 22 6 4 20 139 121 +18 82
8 Almtuna IS 52 22 3 5 22 149 136 +13 77
9 IK Oskarshamn 52 16 6 9 21 123 140 −17 69
10 HC Vita Hästen 52 16 6 7 23 117 128 −11 67
11 IF Björklöven 52 20 1 5 26 137 181 −44 67
12 Modo Hockey 52 16 7 4 25 133 155 −22 66
13 VIK Västerås HK (R) 52 17 4 6 25 114 142 −28 65 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers
14 Södertälje SK 52 13 4 3 32 106 164 −58 50
Source: [1]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.


Post-season[edit]

Finals[edit]

In the HockeyAllsvenskan finals (Swedish: HockeyAllsvenska finalen), the first and second place teams from the regular season met in a best-of-five series, where the winner advanced to the SHL qualifiers, and the losing team continued to a playoff to the SHL qualifiers. The matches were held on 5 March, 7 March and 9 March.

Mora IK vs. BIK Karlskoga[edit]

Mora IK won series 3–0


HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs[edit]

In the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs (Swedish: Slutspelsserien), teams 3–8 met in a single-round robin tournament. Teams 3–5 had an extra game on home-ice. The matches were held on 6–14 March. Teams also started with bonus points based on their position in the regular season standings. Team 3 began with three points, team 4 with two points, and team 5 with one point.

The winner of the group advanced to the playoff to the SHL qualifiers.


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 AIK (Q) 5 4 0 1 0 19 10 +9 14 Advance to Playoff to the SHL qualifiers
2 Västerviks IK 5 3 1 0 1 17 9 +8 14 Return to HockeyAllsvenskan for the 2017–18 season
3 IK Pantern 5 2 0 0 3 11 15 −4 8
4 Tingsryds AIF 5 2 0 0 3 9 17 −8 6
5 Timrå IK 5 1 1 0 3 18 19 −1 5
6 Almtuna IS 5 1 0 1 3 8 12 −4 4
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 met the winning team from the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs in a best-of-three series that were played on 16 March, 18 March and 20 March. The winning team advanced to the SHL qualifiers.

BIK Karlskoga vs. AIK[edit]

BIK Karlskoga won series 2–1


SHL qualifiers[edit]

In the SHL qualifiers (Swedish: Direktkval till SHL), the winners of the HockeyAllsvenskan finals and the playoff to the SHL qualifiers were paired against teams 13 and 14 from the 2016–17 SHL season. Each pair played a best-of-seven series, with the winner qualifying for play in the 2017–18 SHL season, and the loser playing in the 2017–18 HockeyAllsvenskan season. These series began on 22 and 23 March, and were completed by 1 April. Rögle won their series, 4–0, to secure continued SHL play. Mora then won their series, 4–2, to qualify for SHL play for the first time since the 2007–08 season.

Leksands IF vs. Mora IK[edit]

Mora IK won series 4–2


Rögle BK vs. BIK Karlskoga[edit]

Rögle BK won series 4–0


HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers[edit]

Västerås and Södertälje, teams 13 and 14 from the regular season, were forced to defend their spots in HockeyAllsvenskan in the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers (Swedish: Kvalserien till HockeyAllsvenskan). Joining the two HockeyAllsvenskan teams were four challengers from third-tier league Hockeyettan, the winner of the Hockeyettan Finals (Huddinge IK) and the three surviving teams from the Hockeyettan playoffs.


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Södertälje SK 10 6 1 2 1 31 23 +8 22 Qualify for the 2017–18 HockeyAllsvenskan season
2 IF Troja/Ljungby (P) 10 7 0 0 3 28 20 +8 21
3 Kristianstads IK 10 5 1 1 3 31 23 +8 18 Qualify for the 2017–18 Hockeyettan season
4 VIK Västerås HK (R) 10 3 3 0 4 23 28 −5 15
5 Huddinge IK 10 3 0 2 5 31 32 −1 11
6 Visby/Roma HK 10 1 0 0 9 21 39 −18 3
Source: [3]
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2016–17: HockeyAllsvenskan: Team Statistics: Attendance". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 19, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2015.