Swedish Hockey League

The Svenska Hockey ligands ( 1975-2013 Elitserien i Ishockey ) is the highest division for Swedish hockey clubs. The winner of the play-offs is a Swedish champion. The former name Elitserien was also used for other sports, but Hockey Championship is considered the most well known. However, in order to give themselves a unique identity, the decision of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association, the Svenska Ishockeyförbundet, in June 2013, renaming the league in Svenska Hockey ligands.


From 1922 until the founding of the Elitserien 1975, there were various competitions, in which the Swedish championship was played. The Elitserien itself has undergone multiple changes over the years. In principle, the cup starts with a main round, which is played after the three - point rule. The two teams that have collected the fewest points at the end of the Main Round must deliver against the best teams of the next - lower league ( HockeyAllsvenskan ) qualifiers.

The Svenska Hockey ligand consists of twelve teams battling it out five games against each other during the main round. Here, six teams have 28 home games and 27 away games and the other teams 27 home games and 28 away games. A team which has more home games, has the following season less home games, unless they descend.

On the playoff round take part the best eight teams in the main round. You determine the Best -of -Seven mode Swedish champions, which is then awarded the Le -Mat Cup.

Teams 2013/14

Former champions

Master since the foundation of Elitserien


After a season of Elitserien a number of awards are presented annually:

  • The Guldhjälmen (German Goldener Helm ) for the Most Valuable Player
  • The Honkens Trofé for the Best Goalkeeper
  • Håkan Loob Trophy for the top scorer
  • An award for the Rookie of the Year
  • Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy for the most valuable player of the playoffs
  • The Guldpipa (Eng. Golden Whistle ) for the best referee