Allmänna Idrottsklubben Ishockeyförening
(abbreviated AIK IF
, AIK Ishockey
or AIK Hockey
, often simply referred to as AIK
) is the ice hockey
section of the sports club Allmänna Idrottsklubben
based in Stockholm
. Both of AIK's senior teams play professionally in Sweden's top-level leagues, with the men's team playing in Elitserien
and the women's team in Riksserien
In the team's year history, AIK has played 66 seasons in Sweden's top division, the Elitserien
. They have won the Le Mat Trophy
, as Elitserien champions seven times (in 1934, 1935, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1982, and 1984) and have been runners-up an additional six times (in 1930, 1936, 1940, 1968, 1978, and 1981).
AIK's home games are usually played at the Hovet arena
, but some of the more popular games (such as the local derby
games against their Stockholm rival, Djurgårdens IF
) may be played at the Ericsson Globe
, which has a larger capacity of 13,850.
Early years (1921–1977)
AIK's ice hockey section was formed in 1921 by Anton Johansson. The team's first competition was non-championship series, which they won. However, just two years later, in 1923, the section was shut down,
AIK participated in its first season in the......