Hockeyallsvenskan delaying start of ice-hockey autumn season

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Swedish ice hockey's second-highest league is postponing the start of its autumn season to an as yet undefined date, Swedish Radio's sports department reports.

The decision was made because Hockeyallsvenskan hopes to be able to attract larger crowds and sell more tickets later in the autumn.

Its first game of the season was originally scheduled for 11 September.

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Update: The league has since officially confirmed the delay to the Sports department.