Name
Swedish Hockey League

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Established
1975 (46 years old)

First Recorded Event
2010-09-15

Current Season
2021-2022

API Football ID
47

Sport
Ice Hockey

Location
Sweden

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
SHL

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Upcoming Events
28 Oct 21 Brynäs IF  - Linköpings HC
28 Oct 21 Frölunda HC  - Djurgårdens IF
28 Oct 21 Luleå HF  - Färjestad BK
28 Oct 21 IK Oskarshamn  - Leksands IF
28 Oct 21 Rögle BK  - Skellefteå AIK
28 Oct 21 Timrå IK  - Örebro HK
28 Oct 21 Växjö Lakers  - Malmö Redhawks
28 Oct 21 Brynäs IF  - Linköpings HC
28 Oct 21 Växjö Lakers  - Malmö Redhawks
28 Oct 21 Frölunda HC  - Djurgårdens IF

Latest Results
26 Oct 21 Malmö Redhawks 1 - 6  Skellefteå AIK
26 Oct 21 IK Oskarshamn 1 - 2  Rögle BK
26 Oct 21 Malmö Redhawks 1 - 6  Skellefteå AIK
23 Oct 21 Skellefteå AIK 2 - 3  IK Oskarshamn
23 Oct 21 Örebro HK 4 - 3  Djurgårdens IF
23 Oct 21 Leksands IF 2 - 3  Växjö Lakers
23 Oct 21 Rögle BK 3 - 1  Luleå HF
23 Oct 21 Malmö Redhawks 4 - 3  Frölunda HC
23 Oct 21 Linköpings HC 3 - 0  Brynäs IF
23 Oct 21 Skellefteå AIK 2 - 3  IK Oskarshamn

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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.

Seasons

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

Teams

Brynäs IF

Djurgårdens IF

Färjestad BK

Frölunda HC

IK Oskarshamn

Leksands IF

Linköpings HC

Luleå HF

Malmö Redhawks

Örebro HK

Rögle BK

Skellefteå AIK

Timrå IK

Växjö Lakers

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