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|18 Sep 2019 |||Zan Markic (F)||HK Triglav Kranj||HDD Jesenice|
|18 Sep 2019 |||Martino Soracreppa (C)||unknown||Fassa Falcons|
|18 Sep 2019 |||Daniel Spimpolo (D)||HC Bolzano Academy||Fassa Falcons|
|18 Sep 2019 |||Luca Biondi (F)||HC Bolzano Academy||Fassa Falcons|
regular season followed by a master round as well as a qualification round, before heading into the playoffs.
The three national federations of Italy, Austria and Slovenia had a starting gun with a recent general agreement signed during the IIHF-World Championship in Moscow. Eight Italian Clubs - seven Teams of the former Serie A and one of Serie B -, seven Austrian clubs- five teams from the former INL and two farm teams of the EBEL and one club from Slovenia
- Clayton Beddoes appointed new coach of Italy (30 Sep 2017)
SV Renon won Supercoppa
Third consecutive Supercoppa for SV Renon: Italian champion easily won 7-2 against Coppa Italia holder SV Caldaro in the first official trophy in Italy. With 5 victories Renon is the major winner of the trophy(14 Sep 2019)
Alps Hockey League announces teams for the upcoming season
The preparations for the upcoming Alps Hockey League season are already in full swing. For the 2019/2020 season, a total of 19 entries have been received in time. The applications of these 19 teams were also confirmed by the respective national associations from Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Thus, in addition to the existing 17 teams of the previous season, the Vienna Capital Silver and Steel Wing Linz will also be part of the Alps Hockey League. The championship mode will be determined at the AHL-Forum on the 1st of June.
EC "Die Adler" Stadtwerke Kitzbühel
EHC Alge Elastic Lustenau
EK Die Zeller Eisbären
Red Bull Hockey Juniors
Vienna Capital Silver
Steel Wing Linz
HC Fassa Falcons
HC Gherdeina Valgardena.it
HC Val Pusteria
Hockey Club Milano Bears
Migross Supermercati Asiago Hockey
S.G. Cortina Hafro
Wipptal Broncos Weihenstephan
HDD SIJ Acroni Jesenice
HK SZ Olimpija
Renon confirms domination in Italy
SV Renon/Ritten won the fourth consecutive Italian title (the fifth in last six years) by beating Asiago in a dramatic overtime. After eliminating Wipptal Broncos in the semifinals, Renon won 4-3 finals' game #1 in Asiago, losing 6-2 after the regular time at home game #2. Having won a game each, the teams played a decisive overtime, decided by a goal of Latvian forward Olegs Sislannikovs after 77 minutes.
The Italian League is played by the eight teams competing in the Alps Hockey League with the Alps League games between Italian teams until the end of December using as a qualification round. The fourth best placed teams played and home/away semifinals and finals.
For the second consecutive season Renon realizes the domestic double, having won Supercoppa Italiana and the domestic title
Ivo Jan will coach Slovenia
Vipiteno Broncos head coach Ivo Jan will coach Slovenia national team keeping his job at the Italian team competing in Alps Hockey League.
Matjaz Kopitar, father of Los Angeles superstar Anze, was originally supposed to coach the Slovenian national team, but he cancelled the contract accepting a scout role at Los Angeles Kings.
The 43-year-old signed a 1+1 year contract, heading Slovenia at the 2019 World Championship Division I in Astana against Belarus, South Korea, Lithuania, Hungary and Kazakhstan
Italian Hockey League Elite started today
The Italian teams partecipating at Alps Hockey League started today the battle for qualification at Final Four, scheduled in next February, to assign the Italian title.
The eight teams were splitted in 2 groups, South A and B, with homa and away games scheduled between December 26 and January 6. The games count both for Alps Hockey League and the Serie A, this season called Italian Hockey League Elite. The first two teams for each group will advance to Final Four of February 10-11 to assign the title
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Group South A: SV Renon/Ritten, HC Val Pusteria/Pustertal, SG Cortina, Fassa Falcons
Group South B B: Asiago Hockey 1935, HC Egna, HC Gherdeina, SSI Vipiteno Broncos
Renon confirms title in Italy
The champions of last four years decided title in Italy during the last weekend at Palaodegar in Asiago: champion Renon won 3-2 against home side Asiago with a comeback from 0-2, confirming the title of Serie A, the third in last four season, earning a place for next Continental Cup. This seaon Italian champion was decided in a semifinals/final between the best four teams after the end of Alps Hockey League regular season. In the semifinals Renon won 5-2 against SG Cortina, while Asiago defeated 3-1 Val Pusteria(23 Jan 2017)
Tom Barasso new coach at Asiago
Asiago Hockey announced the appointment of former NHLer Tom Barasso as new headcoach, Barasso, 51, had his first experience as headcoach last season at Valpellice Bulldogs, when he replaced Canadian Pat Curcio, winning a National Cup, the second ever trophy for the club, and loosing at game #7 playoffs quarterfinals against Asiago(21 Jul 2016)
Nik Zupančič to coach Jesenice
HDD Jesenice announces the head coach for the next season in the newly formed Alps Hockey League: national team coach Nik Zupančič will be back on club bench after leaving in 2015 to take the lead of the national team, promoted to Elite Division last April. He will remain also on Slovenia bench.
"I don't see problems in combining the two positions, I can say that it is good for the coach to constantly be in the rhythm of work. My duties at the club will not interfere with the representative and vice versa - says Zupancic.
Jesenice is the only Slovenan club playing in Alps League
- Youngest player: Leonhard Ludwig Hasler (16 years)
- Oldest player: Dan Tudin (41 years)
- Shortest player: Kai Terence Hämmerle (156 cm)
- Tallest player: Jakob Rabanser (200 cm)
- Nationalities: Austria (125), Belgium (1), Canada (20), Croatia (1), Czech Republic (3), Denmark (1), Estonia (1), Finland (4), Germany (3), Hungary (2), Italy (128), The Netherlands (1), Norway (1), Slovenia (55), Serbia (1), Slovakia (2), Sweden (18), Ukraine (1), USA (11)