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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»
11 Feb 2016 | Matt Fornataro  (F) Moser Medical Graz 99ersarrowManchester Monarchs
06 Feb 2016 | Juuso Riksman  (G) HC Val Pusteria (HC Pustertal)arrowEC Red Bull Salzburg
03 Feb 2016 | Robin Weihager  (D) Krefeld PinguinearrowEC VSV
02 Feb 2016 | Travis Roche  (D) MODO HockeyarrowEHC LIWEST Linz
League leaders |  season 2015-2016 all time stats
# Player name Pos Team GP G A P PIM +/-
1.Andrew KozekFEHC LIWEST Linz48372461270
2.John HughesCEC Red Bull Salzburg46174461380
3.Colton Yellow HornLWOrli Znojmo49272956280
4.Ryan DuncanFEC Red Bull Salzburg50154055340
5.Brett McLeanCEHC LIWEST Linz48114455400
6.Jamie LundmarkFKlagenfurter AC50193049260
7.Roman TomasLWOrli Znojmo50193049340
8.Peter PucherCOrli Znojmo4984048120
9.Brett SterlingLWEC Red Bull Salzburg443017471050
10.Manuel GeierFKlagenfurter AC50212647220
Show all stats for season 2015-2016
League standings stage:


# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1EC Red Bull Salzburg6210325:24 14 (+6)
2Orli Znojmo6303023:22 14 (+2)
3EHC LIWEST Linz6210319:19 12 (+4)
4UPC Vienna Capitals6301216:16 11 (+1)
5Dornbirner EC6122120:21 9
6HC Bolzano6120321:22 7


# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1EC VSV7502021:12 23 (+6)
2Klagenfurter AC6310221:18 15 (+4)
3HC TWK Innsbruck6310220:14 11
4Moser Medical Graz 99ers6211213:17 10 (+1)
5Fehervar AV197111419:22 8 (+2)
6HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana601149:20 3

GROUP: Regular season

# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1EC Red Bull Salzburg44265310168:112 91
2EHC LIWEST Linz44236411137:107 85
3Orli Znojmo44224315157:116 77
4UPC Vienna Capitals44206216125:102 74
5HC Bolzano44204515120:111 73
6Dornbirner EC44212615126:108 73
7EC VSV44212516120:106 72
8Klagenfurter AC44184616139:142 68
9Fehervar AV1944146420105:123 58
10Moser Medical Graz 99ers4414442294:123 54
11HC TWK Innsbruck4411252698:152 42
12HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana444533285:172 25
Last updated: 06 Feb 2016, 14:04

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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Also HC Pustertal wants to join EBEL

After Ritten Sport expressed their wish to join EBEL a few weeks ago, another Italian team has now officially applied to partcipate in this central european league. HC Pustertal Wolves has applied to join EBEL in the 2016/2017 season. The Wolves would be the second Italian team in the league, as HC Bolzano is already in the midst of its third season in EBEL. All thee Italian clubs have the permission from the Italian federation to play in Austria's top league. A decision on which clubs join Erste Bank Eishockey Liga will be taken within the 5th of April.

(12 Feb 2016)

EBEL: Pick and Qualifying Round kick off today

In EBEL the first chapter of the regular season has ended and now the teams enter the intermediate stage. Salzburg, Linz, Znojmo, Vienna, Bolzano and Dornbirn fight for a spot in the Champions Hockey Leaue and the right to pick the opponent in the quarter finals. In the Qualifying Round Klagenfurt, Villach, Fehervar, Graz, Innsbruck and Ljubljana battle for the remaining two playoff spots.

(22 Jan 2016)

Ritten wants to join EBEL

Rittner 'Buam', Italian champion of 2014, has requested to leave Serie A and applied to join Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in the 2016/2017 season. Ritten would be the second Italian team in the Austrian based league, as the Bolzano Foxes already play in this competition. Biggest obstacles for the South Tyroleans to become the league's 13th member are their arena, which only offers space to approximately 2000 spectators, and the geographic proximity to Bolzano.

(15 Jan 2016)

Tayor Vause is Bolzano’s last roster cut

With the signing of defenceman Branden Bell, the Bolzano Foxes had to make one roster move to fulfill EBEL's point system obligations. It was thought to be a hard chioce, but in the end it was made easy in a unfortunate way. Taylor Vause is out for weeks because of a hand injury and has been removed from the Italian record champion's roster.

(15 Jan 2016)

EBEL: Foxes add NHL-experienced defenceman

Italian EBEL-club HC Bolzano Foxes has signed 32-year-old defenceman Brendan Bell. The blueliner can look back at 102 games in NHL and 530 in AHL, as well as three Spengler Cup appearances for Team Canada.
With this addition, Bolzano will have to release one forward, with Brodie Reid, Alex Foster and Nick Palmieri being the most probable candidates for the roster cut.

(08 Jan 2016)

EBEL: Hannu Järvenpää to coach the Red Devils

Hungarian club Székesfehérvár AV19, currenty on 9th place in EBEL, has hired Hannu Järvenpää as the new head coach. The 52-year-old from Finland, who has coached in EBEL since the 2009/2010 season, replaces Rob Pallin. Järvenpää is well known in the league as former bench boss of Ljubljana and Villach, where he was fired two months ago.

(07 Jan 2016)

Coaching news in EBEL

HC Innsbruck, currently ranked 11th in EBEL, fired head coach Christer Olsson. Aisstant coach Pierre Beaulieu will act as interim head coach for the Sharks.

In the meantime, record champion Klagenfurter AC decided to extend the contract with interim coach Alexander Mellitzer. The 35-year-old Austrian will stay bench boss also for the remainder of the current season.

(25 Dec 2015)

KAC fire head coach Doug Mason

Austrian record champion Klagenfurter AC has released Doug Mason from his duties as head coach of the team. It is the club's second coaching change in two years, after Mason has been signed during the last season. Alexander Mellitzer is acting as interim coach until new personell is hired.

(01 Dec 2015)

Graz 99ers fire head coach

The Graz 99ers reacted to their poor start in EBEL by releasing Todd Björkstrand from his duties as head coach and GM. Assistant coach Ivo Jan has been promoted to the position of head coach and will try to bring his team out of last place. Teppo Kivelä will continue in his role as assistant coach.

(05 Oct 2015)

EBEL: Rafael Rotter suspended 8 games

28 year old Austrian winger Rafael Rotter, member of the Vienna Capitals, has been handed an 8 game suspension by DOPS, EBEL's department of player safety. The incident happened during the Caps' home game against Olimpija Ljubljana, leading to a concussion of Guillaume Desbiens. The detailed reasons behind the ban are being explained in DOPS' official video release.

(29 Sep 2015)
07 Feb 2016EHC LIWEST Linz - Dornbirner EC3-4 OT
07 Feb 2016Klagenfurter AC - HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana7-3
07 Feb 2016HC TWK Innsbruck - Moser Medical Graz 99ers0-3
07 Feb 2016EC Red Bull Salzburg - Orli Znojmo4-1
07 Feb 2016HC Bolzano - UPC Vienna Capitals5-2
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Fast factsseason 2015-2016

Italy and Great Britain remain perfect, await final showdown

On Day Two of the Olympic Pre-Qualfication tournament in Cortina, Italy, both the host nation and Great Britain celebrated their second win. They will play a real final on Sunday evening to determine a spot in the next round, whereas the ... Read more»

Dominant Hungarians & Poles set up Sunday showdown

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