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
zag: 15 Jan 2019
Site
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Upcoming Events
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21 Feb Skellefteå AIK 5 - 2  Djurgårdens IF Skellefteå Kraft
21 Feb HV71 2 - 4  Linköpings HC Kinnarps Arena
21 Feb Modo Hockey 2 - 4  Luleå HF Fjällräven Center
21 Feb Örebro HK 4 - 2  Frölunda HC Behrn Arena
21 Feb Brynäs IF 1 - 3  Färjestad BK Gavlerinken Arena
21 Feb Växjö Lakers 2 - 1  Leksands IF Vida Arena

Description

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

Teams

Brynäs IF

Djurgården

Färjestad

Frölunda H

HV71

Karlskrona

Linköpings

Luleå HF

Malmö Redh

Modo Hockey

Örebro HK

Rögle BK

Skellefteå

Växjö Lakers

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