1978–79 Elitserien season

The Elitserien - 1978/79 season was the fourth season of the Swedish Elitserien. Swedish champion while newly promoted Örebro IK relegation for the first time in club history the MoDo AIK directly back to the second division.

  • 2.1 tournament tree
  • 2.2 Swedish Champion

Regular Season


The ten teams in the Elitserien first played in 36 regular season games against each other. While the first four teams for the play- offs qualified, the last placed rose directly from the Division I and the last but one had to compete for the league against the best second division in the Kvalserien. For a win, each team was given two points, a draw there was a point and a defeat.

Final Table

Sp = Matches, W = Wins, D = drawn, L = Loss, OTS = Overtime wins, OTN = Overtime defeat, SOS = Penalty victories, SON = Penalty defeat


The play-offs were held in the mode " Best-of- Three".

Tournament tree

Swedish Champion

Goalkeepers: Peter Holmqvist, Sune Ödling

Attacker: Ulf Hansson, Mikko Leinonen, Roger Lindström, Assar Lundgren, Per Lundqvist, Leif Maght, Lars Molin, Per Nilsson, Ulf Norberg, Lars Nyberg, Tommy Själin, Malte Steen, Ulf Thors

Head Coach: Tommy Sandlin

All- Star team


  • Guldpucken ( best Swedish player) - Anders Kallur, Djurgårdens IF