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2018–19 HockeyAllsvenskan season
League HockeyAllsvenskan
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 2018 – March 2019 (regular season)
Number of teams 14
Average attendance 2,713 (regular season)
TV partner(s) C More[1]
First place AIK
Top scorer Nicolai Meyer (SSK)
Promoted to SHL[2] Leksands IF
IK Oskarshamn
Relegated to Hockeyettan IK Pantern
HockeyAllsvenskan seasons

The 2018–19 HockeyAllsvenskan season is the 14th season that the second tier of Swedish ice hockey has operated under that name. The series consists of 14 teams playing a regular season in which each team plays each other team four times, twice at home and twice away. This is followed by a series of promotion and relegation tournaments, with the teams finishing first through eight participating in promotion playoffs, and the teams finishing 13th and 14th forced to requalify to avoid relegation to the Hockeyettan.[2]

Participating teams[]

Team City Arena Capacity
AIK Stockholm Hovet 8,094
Almtuna IS Uppsala Gränby Ishall 2,800
IF Björklöven Umeå A3 Arena 5,400
BIK Karlskoga Karlskoga Nobelhallen 6,300
Karlskrona HK Karlskrona NKT Arena Karlskrona 5,050
Leksands IF Leksand Tegera Arena 7,650
Modo Hockey Örnsköldsvik Fjällräven Center 7,600
IK Oskarshamn Oskarshamn Be-Ge Hockey Center 3,346
IK Pantern Malmö Malmö Isstadion 5,800
Södertälje SK Södertälje AXA Sports Center 6,200
Tingsryds AIF Tingsryd Nelson Garden Arena 3,400
HC Vita Hästen Norrköping Himmelstalundshallen 4,280
Västerviks IK Västervik Plivit Trade-hallen 2,500
VIK Västerås HK Västerås ABB Arena Nord 4,902

Regular season[]

Standings[]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 AIK 52 30 5 9 8 172 116 +56 109 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan finals
2 IK Oskarshamn 52 28 5 4 15 158 103 +55 98
3 Västerås HK 52 26 6 3 17 155 126 +29 93 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs
4 Leksands IF 52 25 5 5 17 145 128 +17 90
5 BIK Karlskoga 52 23 6 6 17 146 135 +11 87
6 Modo Hockey 52 24 4 6 18 143 134 +9 86
7 Karlskrona HK 52 21 4 6 21 140 142 −2 77
8 Västerviks IK 52 16 11 6 19 136 130 +6 76
9 Södertälje SK 52 19 6 4 23 143 151 −8 73
10 IF Björklöven 52 16 6 8 22 122 146 −24 68
11 IK Pantern 52 16 6 5 25 116 159 −43 65
12 Tingsryds AIF 52 15 4 8 25 116 146 −30 61
13 Almtuna IS 52 15 7 2 28 128 160 −32 61 Advance to the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers
14 HC Vita Hästen 52 10 5 8 29 103 147 −44 48
Updated to match(es) played on 8 March 2019. Source: [1]
  • Note: IK Pantern decided to withdraw from the league on 31 May 2019, due to financial problems.[3]

Post-season[]

Finals[]

The top two teams from the regular season will meet in a best-of-five tournament, with the winner advancing directly to the SHL qualifiers, and the losing team forced to play an additional playoff.[2]

AIK vs. IK Oskarshamn[]

11 March AIK 5–1 IK Oskarshamn Hovet Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Garry Nunn 1 – 1:06
Garry Nunn 2 – 3:49
Sam Marklund 1 – 6:28
Garry Nunn 3 – 15:35
Éric Castonguay 1 – pp – 18:14
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 8:55 – ppJoakim Thelin 1
Erik Källgren (27 saves / 28 shots) Goalie stats Adam Åhman (22 saves / 27 shots)
13 March IK Oskarshamn 3–1 AIK Be-Ge Hockey Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 5:37 – Sam Marklund 2
Joakim Hillding 1 – 6:20
Nicklas Heinerö 1 – 16:55
Joakim Hillding 2 – en – 19:35
Third period No scoring
Christoffer Rifalk (26 saves / 27 shots) Goalie stats Johannes Jönsson (33 saves / 35 shots)
15 March AIK 2–3 IK Oskarshamn Hovet Recap  
Jesper Frödén 1 – pp2 – 15:14
Sam Marklund 3 – pp2 – 15:33
First period 4:40 – Nicklas Heinerö 2
No scoring Second period 4:30 – ppJoakim Hillding 2
19:59 – Joakim Thelin 2
No scoring Third period No scoring
Johannes Jönsson (22 saves / 25 shots) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (42 saves / 44 shots)
17 March IK Oskarshamn 3–4 OT AIK Be-Ge Hockey Center Recap  
No scoring First period 0:55 – Jesper Frödén 2
Joakim Thelin 3 – pp – 6:11
Robin Söderqvist 1 – 10:10
Second period 17:36 – Christian Sandberg 1
Alex Hutchings 1 – pp – 12:02 Third period 8:50 – Jacob Dahlström 1
No scoring First overtime period 2:37 – Jesper Frödén 3
Christoffer Rifalk (25 saves / 29 shots) Goalie stats Johannes Jönsson (20 saves / 23 shots)
19 March AIK 1–4 IK Oskarshamn Hovet Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 0:19 – shFiliph Engsund 1
12:56 – John Dahlström 1
Oscar Nord 1 – 18:49 Third period 5:30 – sh – John Dahlström 2
17:41 – enJonas Engström 1
Johannes Jönsson (21 saves / 25 shots) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (37 saves / 38 shots)
IK Oskarshamn won series 3–2


HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs[]

Teams 3–8 from the regular season will play a single round-robin tournament, with teams 3–5 getting home-ice advantage. The season is then over for all but the winning team, which advances to the meet the loser of the HockeyAllsvenskan finals in a playoff to the SHL qualifiers.[2] 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.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Leksands IF (Q) 5 3 2 0 0 21 7 +14 15 Advance to Playoff to the SHL qualifiers
2 Västerås HK 5 3 1 0 1 14 9 +5 14 Return to HockeyAllsvenskan for the 2019–20 season
3 BIK Karlskoga 5 2 0 1 2 12 10 +2 8
4 Modo Hockey 5 2 0 1 2 13 12 +1 7
5 Västerviks IK 5 1 0 1 3 10 18 −8 4
6 Karlskrona HK 5 0 1 1 3 9 23 −14 3
Updated to match(es) played on 20 March 2019. Source: [2]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Playoff to the SHL qualifiers[]

In the playoff to the SHL qualifiers (Swedish: Play Off inför direktkval till SHL), the losing team from the HockeyAllsvenskan finals will meet the winning team from the HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs in a best-of-three series. The winning team will advance to the SHL qualifiers.

AIK vs. Leksands IF[]

22 March AIK 1–2 Leksands IF Hovet Recap  
No scoring First period 2:35 – Jon Knuts (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Mathias From (1) – 19:25 Third period 18:30 – Martin Karlsson (1; ENG)
Erik Källgren (17 saves / 18 shots) Goalie stats Axel Brage (36 saves / 37 shots)
24 March Leksands IF 7–2 AIK Tegera Arena Recap  
Daniel Gunnarsson (1; PPG) – 7:32
Martin Karlsson (2) – 12:32
First period 4:51 – Jesper Frödén (1)
Daniel Gunnarsson (2; PPG) – 7:15
David Rundqvist (1) – 10:17
Lucas Nordsäter (1) – 18:59
Second period No scoring
Mattias Ritola (1) – 0:54
Thomas Valkvæ Olsen (1) – 1:17
Third period 10:09 – Garry Nunn (1; PPG)
Axel Brage (30 saves / 32 shots) Goalie stats Erik Källgren (27 saves / 34 shots)
Leksands IF won series 2–0


SHL qualifiers[]

Two teams from the HockeyAllsvenskan and two teams from the SHL played a best-of-seven series, with the winners qualifying for play in the 2019–20 SHL season and the losers qualifying for play in the 2019–20 HockeyAllsvenskan season. The winner of the HockeyAllsvenskan finals met team 14 from the SHL, while the winner of the playoff to the SHL qualifiers met team 13 from the SHL.[2] Mora IK and Leksands IF faced each other for the third consecutive year, in these qualifiers.

For the first time since 2013 and for the first time since the current SHL qualifier format was introduced in 2015, both SHL teams (Timrå IK and Mora IK) failed to re-qualify for the SHL and thus were relegated. IK Oskarshamn and Leksands IF qualified for the SHL by winning their respective series. IK Oskarshamn promoted to the top-tier league for the first time in the club's history.

Timrå IK vs. IK Oskarshamn[]

27 March Timrå IK 5–4 2OT IK Oskarshamn NHK Arena Recap  
Gustav Nielsen (1) – 8:26 First period 3:03 – Filiph Engsund (1)
9:56 – Markus Modigs (1)
Hampus Larsson (1) – 2:17 Second period 8:15 – Janne Kivilahti (1)
Marcus Hardegård (1; PPG) – 12:41
Vilmos Galló (1; EA) – 19:47
Third period 18:15 – Joakim Thelin (1)
Johannes Salmonsson (1; PPG) – 2:27 Second overtime period No scoring
Niklas Svedberg (26 saves / 30 shots) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (39 saves / 44 shots)
29 March IK Oskarshamn 3–2 OT Timrå IK Be-Ge Hockey Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Joakim Hillding (1) – 3:01 Second period No scoring
Jonas Engström (1; PPG) – 17:26 Third period 12:19 – Filip Hållander (1)
19:19 – Anton Wedin (1; EA)
Jonas Engström (2) – 7:01 First overtime period No scoring
Christoffer Rifalk (32 saves / 34 shots) Goalie stats Niklas Svedberg (38 saves / 41 shots)
31 March Timrå IK 4–3 OT IK Oskarshamn NHK Arena Recap  
Johannes Kinnvall (1; PPG) – 7:11 First period 3:29 – Markus Modigs (2)
Henrik Törnqvist (1; PPG) – 16:33 Second period 19:57 – Jonas Engström (3; PPG)
Filip Hållander (2) – 4:44 Third period 17:16 – Oskar Nilsson (1; EA)
Johannes Kinnvall (2; PPG) – 15:09 First overtime period No scoring
Niklas Svedberg (29 saves / 32 shots) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (38 saves / 42 shots)
2 April IK Oskarshamn 5–2 Timrå IK Be-Ge Hockey Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Matias Sointu (1) – 14:22 Second period 18:59 – Gustav Nielsen (2)
Matias Sointu (2) – 1:52
John Dahlström (1) – 7:17
Jonas Engström (4; PPG) – 11:18
John Dahlström (2) – 14:03
Third period 13:09 – Filip Hållander (3)
Christoffer Rifalk (21 saves / 23 shots) Goalie stats Niklas Svedberg (23 saves / 28 shots)
4 April Timrå IK 4–1 IK Oskarshamn NHK Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Henrik Törnqvist (2) – 2:44
Filip Hållander (4; PPG) – 8:33
Second period 14:01 – Filiph Engsund (2)
Filip Hållander (5) – 13:28
Henrik Törnqvist (3; PPG, ENG) – 17:46
Third period No scoring
Niklas Svedberg (22 saves / 23 shots) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (28 saves / 31 shots)
6 April IK Oskarshamn 5–4 OT Timrå IK Be-Ge Hockey Center Recap  
Joakim Hillding (2) – 10:02
Joakim Hillding (3; PPG) – 12:19
First period No scoring
Nicklas Heinerö (1) – 11:11 Second period 0:51 – Anton Wedin (2)
17:56 – Rickard Palmberg (1)
Joakim Thelin (2) – 11:24 Third period 15:12 – Hampus Larsson (2)
19:07 – Rickard Palmberg (2; EA)
Joakim Thelin (3) – 6:06 First overtime period No scoring
Christoffer Rifalk (33 saves / 37 shots) Goalie stats Niklas Svedberg (34 saves / 39 shots)
8 April Timrå IK 0–3 IK Oskarshamn NHK Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 15:23 – Jonas Engström (5)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 8:58 – Matias Sointu (3)
18:33 – John Dahlström (3; ENG)
Victor Brattström (33 saves / 35 shots) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (42 saves / 42 shots)
IK Oskarshamn won series 4–3


Mora IK vs. Leksands IF[]

28 March Mora IK 3–5 Leksands IF Jalas Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 4:24 – Jon Knuts (1; SHG)
19:25 – Linus Persson (1)
Sebastian Hartmann (1) – 13:36 Second period 0:34 – Daniel Gunnarsson (1)
1:37 – Anton Karlsson (1)
John Persson (1) – 7:15
Matt Bailey (1) – 11:22
Third period 19:23 – Martin Karlsson (1; ENG)
Janne Juvonen (21 saves / 25 shots) Goalie stats Axel Brage (35 saves / 38 shots)
30 March Leksands IF 4–3 Mora IK Tegera Arena Recap  
Mattias Ritola (1; PPG) – 0:58 First period No scoring
Thomas Valkvæ Olsen (1; PS) – 4:32
Jesper Ollas (1) – 9:26
Second period 11:02 – Viktor Amnér (1)
16:03 – Jonathan Carlsson (1)
Anton Karlsson (2) – 3:37 Third period 7:40 – Ryan Johnston (1)
Axel Brage (21 saves / 24 shots) Goalie stats Janne Juvonen (32 saves / 36 shots)
1 April Mora IK 5–2 Leksands IF Jalas Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Kevin Gagné (1) – 0:21
Oskar Svanlund (1) – 1:22
Mathias Bromé (1; PPG) – 5:04
Andrew Rowe (1; PPG) – 6:10
Second period No scoring
Mathias Bromé (2; ENG) – 18:17 Third period 13:48 – David Rundqvist (1)
17:42 – Filip Johansson (1)
Christian Engstrand (24 saves / 26 shots) Goalie stats Axel Brage (19 saves / 22 shots)
Jonas Arntzen (7 saves / 8 shots)
3 April Leksands IF 2–1 Mora IK Tegera Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Thomas Valkvæ Olsen (2) – 4:32 Second period 6:18 – Mathias Bromé (3)
Johan Porsberger (1; PPG) – 16:51 Third period No scoring
Axel Brage (24 saves / 25 shots) Goalie stats Christian Engstrand (39 saves / 41 shots)
5 April Mora IK 2–3 OT Leksands IF Jalas Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 13:35 – Anton Karlsson (3)
Spencer Abbott (1) – 0:30
Nils Carnbäck (1) – 15:41
Third period 12:17 – Thomas Valkvæ Olsen (3)
No scoring First overtime period 3:08 – August Berg (1)
Christian Engstrand (30 saves / 33 shots) Goalie stats Axel Brage (36 saves / 38 shots)
Leksands IF won series 4–1


HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers[]

Teams 13 and 14 from the regular season will defend their spots in HockeyAllsvenskan in the HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers (Swedish: Kval till HockeyAllsvenskan). [2]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 HC Vita Hästen (Q) 10 7 0 0 3 30 21 +9 21 Qualify for the 2019–20 HockeyAllsvenskan season
2 Kristianstads IK (P, Q) 10 5 2 1 2 30 21 +9 20
3 Almtuna IS (R) 10 6 0 1 3 38 21 +17 19 Qualify for the 2019–20 Hockeyettan season
4 Tranås AIF 10 4 1 0 5 26 35 −9 14
5 Hudiksvalls HC 10 2 2 1 5 21 28 −7 11
6 Bodens HF 10 1 0 2 7 15 34 −19 5
Updated to match(es) played on 14 April 2019. Source: [3]
(P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
  • Note: Almtuna IS, despite their sporting relegation, were offered and accepted IK Pantern's spot in HockeyAllsvenskan, after Pantern decided to withdraw from the league in May 2019 due to that club's financial struggles.[4][3]

References[]

  1. C More förlänger med hockeyallsvenskan. Aftonbladet (21 September 2016).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Seriebestämmelser 2017/18. Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Till alla medlemmar", IK Pantern, 31 May 2019. Retrieved on 7 June 2019. (Swedish) 
  4. "Ja till HockeyAllsvenskan", Almtuna IS, 31 May 2019. Retrieved on 7 June 2019. (Swedish)