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Inter-National League (INL)
- League status: Not active
- Administered by: Österreichischen Eishockeyverbandes
- Head manager: Dieter Kalt
- Year of start: 2012
- WWW: http://www.eishockey.at
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|20 Nov 2016 |||Luka Kraigher (D)||HK Slavija Ljubljana||HDD Jesenice|
|23 Oct 2016 |||Dustin Wood (D)||EHC Lustenau||HSC Csíkszereda (SC Miercurea Ciuc)|
|22 Oct 2016 |||Andrej Zidan (F)||HDD Jesenice||HK MK Bled|
|04 Oct 2016 |||Denis Rakovic (D)||HDD Jesenice||HK MK Bled|
Seven club teams from Austria and Slovenia join forces to play a competition with 36 games for each team plus play-offs one tier below the EBEL league
In 2013/14 season, Italian teams join the league. Total of 15 teams play a round-robin before being split into three groups. Top 5 teams compete for home advantage for play-off in the Master Round, the remaining 10 teams are split into two groups. Top team from each group advances to the play-offs, second-placed teams play a "best-of-five" series for the last play-off place.
After 2013-14 season ITA clubs abandon league.
After 2015-16 season league was closed with the launch of Alps Hockey League between ITA,AUT teams and Slovenian HDD Jesenice
- Serie A shrinks to 8 teams (18 Aug 2015)
- INL and Elite A to merge? (24 Jun 2014)
- Acroni Jesenice withdraws from Inter-National League (31 Aug 2012)
- New Inter National League to replace Austrian Nationalliga and Slohokej (16 Jul 2012)
Triglav and Bled give up on INL
The patrol of Slovenian teams in the next Inter-National League dropped to three as only Jesenice, Celje and Slavija will partecipate. Triglav Kranj and Bled decided to partecipate only in domestic league.
"We have currently only nine players plus the juniors left in the roster. With such a young team not worth to play in INL, because we can't be competitive. So we decided to play only in the domestic league" explained Triglav coach Gorazd Drinovec
INL expands to 16 clubs
The Inter-National League has expanded to 16 clubs for this season, joining the league will be Austrian sides EC Kitzbühel and HC Steelers Kapfenberg. However, Italian club HC Merano will not be taking part. The league is made up of six Austrian clubs, six Slovenian and four Italian.(09 May 2014)
INL playoff pairings chosen
The Inter-National-League (INL), joint competition of teams from Austria, Italy and Slovenia, has a fixed schedule for the upcoming quarterfinals. Jesenice beat Caldaro 4:3ot in the decisive game for the last playoff ticket. Immediately afterwards, the first teams picked their opponent for quarterfinals. The pairings are: Gherdeina – Jesenice, Appiano – Bregenzerwald, Egna – Feldkirch, Zell am See – Lustenau. All best-of-five series start on March 1.(27 Feb 2014)
Dornbirn and Zell am See agree about cooperation
The Austrian clubs Dornbirner EC of the EBEL and EK Zeller Eisbären of the new second-tier Inter-National League (INL) become partners. Both teams want to work close together regarding youth hockey but also players of both senior teams will have the chance to play in either EBEL or INL.(14 Aug 2012)