Björklöven Ice Hockey Club has been cleared of all suspicion of match-fixing by The Swedish Ice Hockey Association in connection with a game played against Mora on Monday. The association has made public its findings following a thorough investigation into the matter.
"The investigation shows that deviations in betting odds movements occurred from manual error at a betting company. As a result, there is no suspicion whatsoever that Björklöven or any individual within Björklöven participated in match-fixing", states Abbe Törsleff, Swedish Ice Hockey Association's Head of Security.
He continues: "We are grateful for the cooperation we received from all parties in recent days. I am glad that together we have come to these conclusions and the facts means we can free Björklöven from all suspicion of irregularities".
Today's announcement, as well as yesterday's statement from Police that it is closing its investigation into the matter, have both come as a huge relief to Björklöven . "We are Björklöven, and we'll rise again. Now it's time to look forward and focus on the challenges ahead, such as the upcoming game against AIK. I want to thank all those who have stood by our side through this, says Anders Blomberg, CEO of Björklöven.
He drew attention to the wave of support he felt this week. "I know that there are so many Björklöven fans around Sweden that are behind us. Now, perhaps more than ever, everyone at the club needs that support. I hope and believe that this will only make the club stronger and that it brings us together, says Blomberg.