Name
Swedish Hockey League

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Established
1975 (44 years old)

First Recorded Event
2015-02-21

Sport
Ice Hockey

Location
Sweden

Gender
Male

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Last Edit
Ovokx: 16 Feb 2019
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Latest Results
28 Feb 19 Djurgårdens IF  -  Luleå HF
23 Feb 19 Malmö Redhawks  -  Skellefteå AIK
21 Feb 19 Skellefteå AIK  -  Luleå HF
16 Feb 19 Frölunda HC  -  Skellefteå AIK
21 Feb 15 Skellefteå AIK 5 - 2  Djurgårdens IF
21 Feb 15 HV71 2 - 4  Linköpings HC
21 Feb 15 Modo Hockey 2 - 4  Luleå HF
21 Feb 15 Örebro HK 4 - 2  Frölunda HC
21 Feb 15 Brynäs IF 1 - 3  Färjestad BK
21 Feb 15 Växjö Lakers 2 - 1  Leksands IF

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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.

Schedule
1415 Season 1819 Season

Teams

Brynäs IF
-10

Djurgården
-11

Färjestad
-11

Frölunda H
-11

HV71
-11

Karlskrona
-11

Linköpings
-11

Luleå HF
-11

Malmö Redh
-11

Modo Hockey
-11

Örebro HK
-10

Rögle BK
-11

Skellefteå
-11

Växjö Lakers
-11

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