List of Frölunda HC seasons
This is a list of seasons completed by the Frölunda ice hockey franchise of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The list documents the season-by-season records of the Frölunda franchise from 1944 to present, including post-season records. The Frölunda franchise was founded in 1944 as an ice hockey section in Västra Frölunda IF. They reached the premier division of Swedish ice hockey in 1959, and were charter members of Elitserien when the league was founded in 1975. In 1984 the ice hockey section became an independent franchise known as Västra Frölunda HC, they shortened their name to Frölunda HC in 2004. Since 1995 the team has been marketing them self as the Frölunda Indians.
Frölunda have won the national championship title four times, in 1965, 2003, 2005, and 2016. They have also been runners-up for the title seven times. In their 65-year history, Frölunda have made thirty-one post-season appearances while playing in the highest division. They have an overall regular season record in Elitserien and the SHL of 636 wins, 562 losses, and 288 games that have gone to overtime, which ranks fifth in the all-time standings.
|Swedish Playoffs Champions||Regular Season Champions||Promoted||Relegated|
|Season||League||Division||Regular Season||Post Season Results|
|1943–44||No games played|
|1944–45||Season not completed|
|1948–49||No games played|
|1954–55||Division 3||South A||2nd||10||6||3||1||38||19||13|
|1955–56||Division 3||South A||2nd||10||7||2||1||54||27||15|
|1956–57||Division 3||South C||1st||5||5||0||0||41||4||10|
|1957–58||Division 2||West B||2nd||14||8||2||4||61||33||20|
|1958–59||Division 2||South B||1st||14||11||3||0||73||37||22||1st||6||3||1||2||19||14||8|
|1960–61||Division 2||West B||1st||14||14||0||0||171||35||28||1st||6||5||1||0||30||17||10|
|1965–66||Division 1||South||2nd||21||14||6||1||132||72||29||Won in Quarterfinals, 2–0 (Modo)
Won in Semifinals, 2–1 (Djurgården)
Lost in Finals, 1–2 (Brynäs)
|1966–67||Division 1||South||3rd||21||13||4||4||119||64||30||Won in Quarterfinals, 2–0 (Mora)
Won in Semifinals, 2–1 (Södertälje)
Lost in Finals, 0–2 (Brynäs)
|1979–80||Elitserien||3rd||36||19||14||3||153||137||41||Won in Semifinals, 2–1 (Björklöven)
Lost in Finals, 2–3 (Brynäs)
|1980–81||Elitserien||4th||36||18||14||4||149||149||40||Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–2 (AIK)|
|Allsvenskan||3rd||14||7||5||2||72||63||16||Won in Play off 2, 2–1 (Mora)
Lost in Play off 3, 1–2 (Västerås)
|Allsvenskan||4th||14||5||4||5||58||48||15||Lost in Play off 2, 1–2 (Västerås)|
|Allsvenskan||3rd||14||10||4||0||73||40||20||Lost in Play off 1, 0–2 (Väsby)|
|Allsvenskan||1st||18||14||4||0||106||69||28||Lost in finals, 2–3 (Skellefteå)|
|Allsvenskan||2nd||18||13||4||1||97||56||27||Lost in finals, 2–3 (Västerås)|
|Allsvenskan||1st||18||13||3||2||82||51||28||Lost in finals, 1–3 (Leksand)|
|1991–92||Elitserien||5th||40||17||12||11||149||139||45||Lost in Quarterfinals, 2–3 (Brynäs)|
|Allsvenskan||1st||18||14||2||2||91||40||30||Won in finals, 3–0 (Huddinge)|
|1993–94||Elitserien||4th||40||18||14||8||122||117||44||Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–3 (Djurgården)|
|Allsvenskan||2nd||18||12||4||2||106||50||26||Won in finals, 3–2 (Rögle)|
|1995–96||Elitserien||2nd||40||20||10||10||130||95||50||Won in Quarterfinals, 3–2 (Leksand)
Won in Semifinals, 3–1 (Modo)
Lost in Finals, 1–3 (Luleå)
|1996–97||Elitserien||7th||50||17||16||17||134||133||51||Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–3 (Luleå)|
|1997–98||Elitserien||4th||46||17||14||15||136||107||49||Won in Quarterfinals, 3–0 (Brynäs)
Lost in Semifinals, 1–3 (Färjestad)
|1998–99||Elitserien||7th||50||19||23||8||148||136||70||Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–3 (Modo)|
|1999–00||Elitserien||3rd||50||25||15||10||155||131||89||Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Modo)|
|2000–01||Elitserien||8th||50||21||22||7||155||139||72||Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–4 (Färjestad)|
|2001–02||Elitserien||5th||50||23||19||8||181||150||81||Won in Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Djurgården)
Lost in Semifinals, 1–4 (Modo)
|2002–03||Elitserien||1st||50||29||11||10||162||97||103||Won in Quarterfinals, 4–2 (Modo)
Won in Semifinals, 4–2 (Timrå)
Won Swedish Championship, 4–0 (Färjestad)
|2003–04||Elitserien||3rd||50||24||16||10||160||116||89||Won in Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Djurgården)
Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (HV71)
|2004–05||Elitserien||1st||50||33||8||9||180||96||112||Won in Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Luleå)
Won in Semifinals, 4–1 (Djurgården)
Won Swedish Championship, 4–1 (Färjestad)
|2005–06||Elitserien||2nd||50||28||14||8||169||130||96||Won in Quarterfinals, 4–0 (Brynäs)
Won in Semifinals, 4–3 (Linköping)
Lost in Finals, 2–4 (Färjestad)
|2007–08||Elitserien||6th||55||23||22||10||159||157||82||Lost in Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Färjestad)|
|2008–09||Elitserien||3rd||55||25||29||10||144||130||91||Won in Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Luleå)
Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (HV71)
|2009–10||Elitserien||7th||55||22||22||11||155||156||78||Lost in Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Linköping)|
|2011–12||Elitserien||5th||55||22||17||16||140||113||90||Lost in Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Brynäs)|
|2012–13||Elitserien||6th||55||21||21||12||123||126||84||Lost in Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Luleå)|
|2013–14||SHL||2nd||55||29||15||11||153||123||102||Lost in Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Linköping)|
|2014–15||SHL||2nd||55||23||15||17||145||120||97||Won in Quarterfinals, 4–3 (Luleå)
Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (Växjö)
|2015–16||SHL||2nd||52||30||15||7||169||112||104||Won in Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Djurgården)
Won in Semifinals, 4–2 (Luleå)
Won Swedish Championship, 4–1 (Skellefteå)
|Elitserien/SHL Totals||4th||1593||689||592||312||5124||4725||2218||(1975–2014, includes regular season only)|
- Between 1922 and 1975 the highest division in Swedish ice hockey was Division 1.
- Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Tied games, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points
- Västra Frölunda IF started their ice hockey section. The team would compete in the Gothenburg Class 2 division. Due to the mild weather the season never started. 1944 is acknowledged as the clubs year of birth.
- The 1944-45 season was abandoned due to mild weather. All results were annulled. Frölunda did not play any games since the season was abandoned before their premiere.
- No games played due to mild weather.
- Between 1962 and 1965 the Swedish Championships were played as a round-robin tournament, consisting of the four best teams from Division 1 South and North. The teams faced each other twice playing one home game each. In 1966 and 1967 the championship was played as a best-of-three playoff, with quarterfinals, semifinals, final, and one bronze medal game. In 1968 the format was changed back to a round-robin tournament, this format lasted until 1975 when Elitserien was founded.
- The result of the playoff series with Frölunda's result first no matter of the outcome, followed by opposite team in parenthesis.
- Between the 1982-83 and 1986-87 season, Allsvenskan was a continuation league for the winners and runners-up of the four Division 1 divisions, North, East, West, and South. Between the 1987-88 and 1995-96 season, Allsvenskan consisted of the winners and runners-up of the four Division 1 divisions and the two last placed teams after 22 rounds in Elitserien. The winner and runner-up of Allsvenskan played a best of five final for promotion to Elitserien, except for the 1986-87 season when the winner was automatically promoted.
- Between the 1987-88 and 1995-96 season, Kvalserien was a continuation league for the losing team of the Allsvenskan final and the three winners of Play off 3. The four teams played each other twice, one at home and one on the road. The winner of Kvalserien won promotion to Elitserien.
- "Official Website". Svenska Hockeyligan AB. Archived from the original on March 27, 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2007.
- "Official Statistics". Swedish Ice Hockey Associatione. Retrieved April 1, 2008.
- "Statistics Database". Frölunda Hockey Club. Retrieved May 6, 2007.
- "Elitserien All-time standings" (PDF). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 21, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2007.
- "Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg (SEL)". The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 1, 2008.
- Szemberg, Szymon (1994). Västra Frölunda 50 År (in Swedish). Sweden: Sportförlaget. ISBN 978-91-88540-34-8.