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  • League status: Active
  • English name: Erste Bank Ice Hockey League
  • Administered by: Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
  • Year of start: 1965
  • WWW: http://www.erstebankliga.at/

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Recent transfersShow all transfers»
17 Apr 2014 | Nick Ross  (D) Asiago HockeyarrowHC TWK Innsbruck
17 Apr 2014 | Jeremy Dehner  (D) JokeritarrowEC Red Bull Salzburg
17 Apr 2014 | Alexander Cijan  (F) Mora IKarrowEC Red Bull Salzburg
17 Apr 2014 | Kim Strömberg  (F) HC BolzanoarrowKlagenfurter AC
League leaders |  season 2013-2014 all time stats
# Player name Pos Team GP G A P PIM +/-
1.John HughesCEC VSV542461851815
2.Derek RyanCEC VSV543846845021
3.Luciano AquinoRWDornbirner EC5330497937-14
4.Francois FortierLWUPC Vienna Capitals532833611921
5.Jason UlmerCEHC LIWEST Linz541641572419
6.Adam HavlikFOrli Znojmo53183856697
7.Benoit GrattonCUPC Vienna Capitals4912415312314
8.Justin DonatiFHC TWK Innsbruck5423295226-15
9.Frank BanhamRWSAPA Fehervar AV195420315134-8
10.Tyler DonatiRWHC TWK Innsbruck5318335110-13
Show all stats for season 2013-2014
League standings stage:

GROUP: A – Pick-Round

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1EC Red Bull Salzburg10621136:18 19 (+2)
2HC Bolzano10421327:22 14 (+1)
3UPC Vienna Capitals10221523:32 13 (+4)
4Orli Znojmo10502332:26 12
5EC VSV10312431:35 10
6EHC LIWEST Linz10300718:34 9 (+3)

All teams qualify for playoffs. The best placed team chooses his quarterfinal opponent from teams ranked 5 - 8. Second placed and third placed team follow, picking from remaining teams.

GROUP: B – Qualification Round

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1SAPA Fehervar AV1910800232:21 17 (+1)
2Klagenfurter AC10501433:22 15 (+4)
3Dornbirner EC10420433:27 15 (+3)
4Moser Medical Graz 99ers10411434:32 13 (+2)
5HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana10400630:37 8
6HC TWK Innsbruck10201719:42 5

Top two teams qualify for playoffs.

GROUP: Regular season

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1UPC Vienna Capitals44264212160:103 62
2EHC LIWEST Linz44255212160:119 62
3EC Red Bull Salzburg44272312152:107 61
4HC Bolzano44241712135:126 57
5Orli Znojmo44223613144:122 56
6EC VSV44233216164:139 54
7Klagenfurter AC44139418119:130 48
8Dornbirner EC44138419144:151 46
9Moser Medical Graz 99ers44154718110:127 45
10SAPA Fehervar AV1944126719119:147 43
11HC TWK Innsbruck4473430106:181 24
12HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana446333298:159 21

After 44 rounds of regular season, the league splits into top and bottom six, with teams playing another single round-robin against teams in the same group. Points are nullified and bonus points awarded in each group (4, 3, 2, 1, 0 and 0 based on position).

Last updated: 04 Mar 2014, 22:11

From 2011/12 season onwards:

After double round-robin (home and away twice), top 6 teams form a separate group and play a single round-robin to detemine final standings for play-offs. Other teams form another group and play a single round-robin to determine two clubs who join top 6 for playoffs. Points from regular season do not count towards the intermediate stage. Bonus points (4, 3, 2, 1 etc.) are awarded based on standings after regular season.


Top eight teams qualifies for playoffs.

No relegation.

  • from 1900 to 2003: Eishockey Liga
  • from 2003 to present: EBEL

The Austrian Championships has been held since 1923, the league in it's current form has existed since 1965. Since 2006 also non Austrian teams are allowed to play in the league. Today teams from Slovenia, Czech Republic Hungary and Croatia also plays in the league.

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Villach fires John Hughes

VSV Villach announces club has immediately fired Canadian forward John Hughes after the defeat against Bolzano that ended the season. Several witnesses confirmed that John Hughes has extensively celebrated on the evening before the game. The existing contract has been terminated and the club withdrawn the offer of a contract for next season to EBEL Top Scorer

(31 Mar 2014)

Good news for Bolzano

As both EBEL and HC Bolzano confirmed today via press releases, negotiations about a possible league change by the Italian side were long yesterday but in the end Bolzano made a huge step towards EBEL by finally accepting all the financial conditions by the Austrian-based multi-national league. Now the other 11 teams of the league will have to make a vote until Monday but everything looks like EBEL has 12 teams next year. We keep you updated with a long article after the decision.

(05 Jul 2013)

Bolzano not in EBEL?

Italian team HC Bolzano wasn't able to deliver financial guarantees until the deadline this morning at 10.00 CET to join EBEL. Still the Austrian based league gave them another chance to give complete information until 16.00 CET of the same day. It is not yet known if Bolzano had success and there was no official confirmation about the outcome of the negotiations. Eurohockey.com keeps you updated.

(04 Jul 2013)

KAC secures outdoor games

KAC Klagenfurt of EBEL will play three outdoor games during the 2013/14 season. As the venue they have chosen the stadium in Klagenfurt, but dates are not yet fixed.

Depending on the finishing work at the stadium, the club will soon announce possible dates and opponents. Expected to find the matches between December 22 and January 9.

(01 Jul 2013)

Olimpija Ljubljana has a million debts

In today's interview for "Slovenske Novice" the manager of Olimpija Ljubljana Matjaz Sekelj said the club currently has a debt of around one million euros. Almost half of which are tax debts with tax office, the rest are with players and banks. Club is evaluating a possible cooperation with Medvescak Zagreb, recently joined KHL

(10 Jun 2013)

Don Jackson confirmed at Salzburg

The rumour it's now confirmed by Red Bulls: former Eisbaren Berlin coach Don Jackson is the new headcoach of Austrian team. The 56-year-old American has enjoyed a very successful six-year stint as head coach of the Eisbären Berlin, winning 5 DEL titles, the last three consecutive and an European Trophy. In Salzburg he replaces Pierre Pagé, who left the team after six seasons, three EBEL titles and a Continental Cup, to join Red Bull München.

Couriously Jackson come to Berlin in 2007 replacing Pierre Pagé as head coach and subsequently taking the Eisbären to five German championship titles (DEL).

(03 Jun 2013)

Mladi Jesenice withdrawn its application for re-joining EBEL

Mladi Jesenice pulls back its request to join EBEL for next season for lacking of financial support by the city and local sponsor.
According to Jesenice President Miha Rebolj: It seems there are, unfortunately, more political interests elsewhere than in the development of the sport that made the city of Jesenice known everywhere. The support of local people, staff, parents and children involved in our categories proves that we are on the right track. We do not have time for political intrigue set on a sound basis, and we will build a successful sports story onwards"

(30 May 2013)

Jamie Lundmark wins MVP

Journalists in Austria have decided. Jamie Lundmark of KAC is named "Ron Kennedy Trophy" winner, trophy awarded for MVP of EBEL. Jamie won the award with 56 total points, 27 more than second placed Derek Ryan of Villach and 28 more than Vienna goalie Matthew Zaba. This season Lundmark played 63 games for KAC and recorded 65 points (33 goals, 32 assists, +21 plus/minus).

(03 Apr 2013)

Pierre Page’s era as Salzburg coach over

Pierre Page will cease to be the head coach of Red Bull Salzburg. It was officially announced after they lost in the semifinal series to Vienna Capitals 4-2. Nevertheless he will stay with Red Bull as Sports Director of Red Bull Salzburg and Red Bull Munich.

(27 Mar 2013)

Matrin Stloukal leaves Znojmo

HC Orli Znojmo and their head coach Martin Stloukal have decided to go separate ways. Team announced that in the upcoming season Stloukal will no longer be on the Czechs' bench. Club president Ohera said: "Our views and philosophy parted, so we'll continue our struggle with a new head coach."

(09 Mar 2013)
13 Apr 2014EC Red Bull Salzburg - HC Bolzano2-3 OT
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Fast factsseason 2013-2014

Canada gets past Slovakia, USA dispatches Denmark

The Canucks beat Slovakia after a 1 goal deficit, Denmark without a chance against favourite USA. Read more»

USA, Canada, Finland and Sweden get wins on 3rd day of Tournament

While the first Shootout win of the Tournament goes to Sweden, Teams USA, Canada and Finland beat opponents in regulation and can prepare for the knock-out stage. Read more»

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