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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»
27 May 2015 | Daniel New  (D) Binghamton SenatorsarrowMoser Medical Graz 99ers
27 May 2015 | Tyler Spurgeon  (F) Hockey ThurgauarrowHC TWK Innsbruck
27 May 2015 | Fabian Weinhandl  (G) SV RenonarrowEC Red Bull Salzburg
27 May 2015 | Dave Liffiton  (D) IF Malmö RedhawksarrowHC TWK Innsbruck
League leaders |  season 2014-2015 all time stats
# Player name Pos Team GP G A P PIM +/-
1.Andrew KozekFEHC LIWEST Linz50312354480
2.Andrew SarauerLWSAPA Fehervar AV1949213253550
3.Rob HiseyCEHC LIWEST Linz50133952620
4.Brett SterlingLWEC Red Bull Salzburg472228501000
5.Brian LeblerFEHC LIWEST Linz50321749600
6.Thomas RafflFEC Red Bull Salzburg48242448220
7.Ryan DuncanFEC Red Bull Salzburg49183048100
8.Chris D’AlviseFDornbirner EC45232447240
9.John HughesCEC Red Bull Salzburg50113647180
10.Jamie ArnielCDornbirner EC50202646260
Show all stats for season 2014-2015
League standings stage:

GROUP: A – Pick Round

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1EC Red Bull Salzburg8620031:16 20 (+4)
2EHC LIWEST Linz8600226:14 15 (+3)
3Orli Znojmo8230320:19 10
4SAPA Fehervar AV198310418:20 8
5UPC Vienna Capitals8103416:27 6 (+1)
6EC VSV8003511:26 5 (+2)

GROUP: B – Qualification Round

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1HC Bolzano8411228:22 15 (+4)
2Klagenfurter AC8500331:17 13 (+3)
3Moser Medical Graz 99ers8411224:17 13 (+2)
4Dornbirner EC8402222:20 11 (+1)
5HC TWK Innsbruck8220413:23 8
6HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana810079:28 2

GROUP: Regular season

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1EC Red Bull Salzburg4426459165:112 65
2EHC LIWEST Linz44217313155:113 59
3EC VSV44224117132:119 53
4Orli Znojmo44213416157:132 52
5UPC Vienna Capitals44231416119:117 52
6SAPA Fehervar AV1944205118141:139 51
7HC Bolzano44165221119:122 44
8Klagenfurter AC44152819114:137 42
9Moser Medical Graz 99ers44162521120:132 41
10Dornbirner EC44172223121:147 40
11HC TWK Innsbruck44133523110:134 37
12HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana4412422695:144 34
Last updated: 01 Mar 2015, 21:19

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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Vienna Capitals fired coach Tom Pokel

The last place in the pick up round and a disappointing season are the reasons cited by Vienna Capitals to announce the firing of American coach Tom Pokel, EBEL champion last season on Bolzano Foxes bench. "We need to shake the team before the playoffs" said Capitals GM Franz Kalla.
The new coach is Giacinto "Jim" Boni, former coach of Capitals from 2003 to 2007, in the last seasons working as Sports Manager at current DEL champion ERC Ingolstadt

(24 Feb 2015)

Don MacAdam new coach of Bolzano

Bolzano Foxes found the replacement for coach Mario Simioni, fired last week: it's Canadian Don MacAdam, this season on Caldaro bench in Serie A. MacAdam left Caldaro after team failed to reach playoffs

(10 Feb 2015)

Bolzano Foxes fired coach

Mario Simioni is no longer the coach of Bolzano Foxes after the current EBEL champion missed the top six and will play the Qualification round.
"The dismissal of coach Simioni, who did not meet the expectations of the club in carrying out its tasks, it is a necessary consequence that comes for the good of HC Bolzano, and the players" says sports director and CEO Dieter Knoll.
The new coach will be appointed in next days, rumours are about a return of former coach Adolf insam

(06 Feb 2015)

KAC fire coach four games into the season

Austrian powerhouse Klagenfurter AC fired head coach Martin Stloukal and assistant coach Gerald Ressmann just four games into the new season. The record title holder in Austrian history lost three of their opening four games, conceding a 0-9 loss to Linz at home in their last game on Thursday. That was KACs biggest loss in club history.

(27 Sep 2014)

Mario Simioni at Bolzano

Italo-canadian Mario Simioni is the new headcoach of Bolzano Foxes. Simioni not coached last season after a successful career in Denmark, where he won 4 titles and 3 national cup during his eight-years stay at SønderjyskE.
"We trust in Mario - says CEO Dieter Knoll - and we believe they will be able to recreate that atmosphere of compactness and unity that has brought many good results last season. He has qualities of great motivator and worker"

(05 Aug 2014)

Marty Raymond leaves SAPA Fehervar

Canadian Marty Raymond announces he leaves immediately his charge as SAPA Fehervar headcoach because of late payment of bonus from 2013-2014 season. Former assistant coaches Rob Pallin and Sille Tamás are the candidates to replace Raymond

(25 Jul 2014)

Tom Pokel is the new head coach of Vienna Capitals

Vienna Capitals announces American Tom Pokel as new head coach. Pokel, 46, sensetionally won EBEL with beginner Bolzano Foxes and was Italy head coach at last IHWC in Minsk where Blue Team can't avoid relegation. Philippe Horsky will remain as assistant
"The Capitals are one of the top team where to work, so it was a chance you have to take absolutely. I've noticed that the fans are one hundred percent behind their team, I'm really looking forward to the great atmosphere" said Pokel

(25 May 2014)

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)
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