2012-04-20 00:31:00 | Okategoriserat
Hockeyligan.se would like to congratulate to Brynäs IF that clinched the clubs first gold since 1999 on Thursday. Thanks to 2-0 at home against Skellefteå, the team from Gävle won the series 4-2 and got to celebrate the achivement of being Swedish Champions for the 13:th time in their history.
2012-04-09 22:42:00 | Okategoriserat
Skellefteå has reached the finals for the second consecutive season. The team from Västerbotten won an exciting series against AIK, the first series in the playoffs that went all the way to seven games. Skellefteå won 5-3 at home in the decider and will face Brynäs in the finals.
On the other end, Roger Melin, that has brought AIK to the semis two seasons in a row, will now move on in his coaching career and return to his former club Linköping. It's yet to be decided who'll replace Melin in AIK.
2012-04-04 09:54:00 | Brynäs IF
For the first time since 1999, Brynäs IF from Gävle has clinched the finals in the playoffs! After a 4-2 win in game 5, the 4-1 series win was written to the history books.
Brynäs penalty killing against Färjestad was superb, not one single goal against was allowed. After the first overtime win for reigning champions Färjestad, Brynäs won four straight games. In all of these games, Jakob Silfverberg scored points - and when he does so in the playoffs, Brynäs wins.
Brynäs also scored the first goal in all five games against Färjestad, and is without doubt a worthy candidate to being Swedish champions this spring.
2012-04-02 10:57:00 | Brynäs IF
Andreas Dackell, team captain of Brynäs IF, if forced to end his active career following a knee injury. He's been troubled by the injury during the whole season but yet tried a comeback in the playoffs, a comeback that didn't succeded.
"It feels strange of course. Hockey is something I've been playing all my life, but everything has a limit", Andreas Dackell told the clubs website. "It hurts a lot and simply doesn't work to play games anymore".
The 39-year old Dackell will now be supporting his teammates rinkside.
2012-04-02 09:47:00 | Djurgårdens IF
After 35 straight seasons in the highest league - reaching 12 finals and winning 6 titles - Djurgårdens IF will be playing in HockeyAllsvenskan next season, the division below Elitserien. Saturdays loss to Leksand, 0-2, means that the capitals are seven points behind behind Rögle on second place with two game days remaining of Kvalserien - a mathematical impossibility.
"There will probably be a complete darkness the upcoming week but we'll of course have to regroup and start to plan for a quick return", coach Charles Berglund told the clubs website.
"I’ve not been involved it in personally but I know that the club has been working with the hypothesis that relegation could turn into reality, and that's what we're going to work with so that we can have a good summer and get a team together that can return as quickly as possible", Berglund continued.
With two game days remaining of Kvalserien, Timrå and Rögle have the possibility to collect their tickets to Elitserien on Thursday. Timrå IK needs one single point against Leksand while Rögle needs three against Örebro.