Swedish Hockey League

About

Swedish Hockey League

Swedish Hockey League
Current Season 2022-2023
Established
Sport Categories Ice_Hockey
Location
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The SHL (or Swedish Hockey League, Swedish: Svenska hockeyligan) is a Swedish ice hockey league, and the highest division of the Swedish ice hockey system. The league currently consists of 12 teams, though an expansion to 14 teams is planned for the 2015–16 season. The league was founded in 1975, and while Swedish ice hockey champions have been crowned though various formats since 1922, the title, as well as the Le Mat Trophy, have been awarded to the winner of the SHL playoffs since the league's inaugural 1975–76 season. As of 2010–11, the SHL was the world's most evenly matched professional ice hockey league. During the 2011–12 season, the SHL was the most well attended hockey league in Europe, averaging 6,385 spectators per match, however in 2013–14, the SHL was third best in Europe, with an attendance average of 5,978. The league was founded in 1975 as Elitserien (in English often called the Swedish Elite League or SEL), and initially featured 10 teams, though this was expanded to 12 for the 1987–88 season. The league was renamed the SHL in 2013, and in 2014, a number of format changes were announced, including an expansion to 14 teams to be finalized prior to the 2015–16 season, and a new format for promotion from and relegation to HockeyAllsvenskan, the second tier league.

Schedules

17 Sep 2022
Luleå HF vs HV71
29 Sep 2022
Timrå IK vs HV71
06 Oct 2022
Örebro HK vs HV71
13 Oct 2022
Rögle BK vs HV71
15 Oct 2022
HV71 vs Brynäs IF
29 Oct 2022
HV71 vs Luleå HF
26 Nov 2022
Brynäs IF vs HV71
29 Nov 2022
HV71 vs Timrå IK
03 Dec 2022
HV71 vs Rögle BK
08 Dec 2022
HV71 vs Örebro HK
05 Jan 2023
HV71 vs Brynäs IF
07 Jan 2023
Rögle BK vs HV71
21 Jan 2023
Örebro HK vs HV71
28 Jan 2023
HV71 vs Luleå HF
31 Jan 2023
HV71 vs Timrå IK
02 Feb 2023
Timrå IK vs HV71
18 Feb 2023
Luleå HF vs HV71
23 Feb 2023
HV71 vs Örebro HK
28 Feb 2023
HV71 vs Rögle BK
04 Mar 2023
Brynäs IF vs HV71

Standings

Team MP W D L GD PTS