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Erste Liga

  • League status: Active
  • Administered by: Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation
  • Head manager: Szőke Álmos
  • Year of start: 2008
  • WWW: http://www.ersteliga.hu/
 

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18 Sep 2018 | Maxim Veshutkin  (F) HK TambovarrowGyergyói HK
17 Sep 2018 | Gert Karitnig  (D) UPC Vienna Capitals IIarrowEC Die Adler Stadtwerke Kitzbühel
12 Sep 2018 | Áron Könczei  (F) Ferencvárosi TCarrowretired
12 Sep 2018 | Brock Beukeboom  (D) Cincinnati CyclonesarrowFehérvári Titánok

The games played between the Hungarian teams count towards the Hungarian National Championship in the OB I bajnokság. The Romanian teams also compete in the Romanian National Championship Liga Naţională.

Regular season: 4 home and away round robin (48 matches per team, 168 matches in total)
Season starts on 7. september, regular season ends on 25. february
Regular season 1 to 4 qualifies for playoff

play-off starts on 3. march, last fixture in playoff on 26. march
Semifinals: best of 5
Final: best of 7

regular season: 3x20 mins, if tied: 5 mins overtime, than shootout
playoff: 3x20 mins, if tied: 10 mins overtime, than shootout

home players: players with passport of the country where the team comes from
max. 5 foreign players on the gamesheet
no naturalization during the season
players (double citizens as well) can use only one passport during the season (the one with which they are registered for the league)

  • from 2008 to 2017: MOL Liga
  • from 2017 to present: Erste Liga

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Erste Liga expands to 11 teams

- ersteliga.hu

The Erste Liga has expanded from nine teams during the 2017-18 season to 11 team for the upcoming 2017-18 season. There will be four new teams in the league as Vasas, DEAC, KMH and Gyergyói HK will be additions to the league. The Hungarian Ice Hockey Federations and the league has approved this. MAC Budapest and DVTK Jegesmedvék will be only playing in the Slovak Extraliga, thus the ERSTE Liga will have 11 teams.


Vasas, DEAC, KMH and Gyergyói HK have successfully applied to joining the ERSTE Liga and have the support of the Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation.

The league currently has 13 teams, Corona Brasov Wolves, Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák, DEAC, DVTK Jegesmedvék, Fehérvári Titánok, Ferencvárosi TC, Gyergyói HK, KMH Budapest, MAC Budapest, SC Csíkszereda, UTE, Vasas HC and the Vienna Capitals.

Of these 13 teams MAC Budapest and DVTK Jegesmedvék did not apply to participate in the upcoming season. There were be 11 teams competing for the championship during the 2018-19 season.

(23 Jun 2018)
 

DVTK Jegesmedvék Miskolc win Hungarian Cup

Erste Liga champion DVTK Jegesmedvék Miskolc win its second Hungarian Cup, after two consecutive finals lost, by beating 4-0 Ujpest Budapest in the final, played at home rink. DVTK played its sixth final in the last seven editions of the tournament. In the semifinals, DVTK beat easily 5-1 Ferencvarosi, while Ujpest surprisingly won 5-4 at overtime against MAC Budapest, ewinner of last edition

(20 Jan 2018)
 

MOL Liga Awards announced

At the eve of playoffs finals between reigning champion DVTK Miskolc and MAC Budapest, MOL Liga announced the awards for the season:
despite the season finished at the quaterfinals for his club Dunaujvaros, Canadian foraward Kevin Dansereau was elected Best Forward thanks to 71 points marked (34 goals and 37 assists).
League rookie Sean Escobedo (MAC Budapest) win the Best Defender award, while his teammate Bence Bálizs was chosen as Best Goalie, same honour he received two seasons ago

(12 Mar 2017)
 

New year, new coach at Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák

Lee Gilbert is no longer the coach of Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák: the recent poor results of the team in MOL Liga cost the Canadian the position. He was replaced by Finnish Heikki Mälkiä who was inactive last season after winning the Inter-National League with Lustenau. Hunor Strenk remains as assistant

(02 Jan 2017)
 

Leo Gudas new coach at Miercurea Ciuc

Czech Leo Gudas, 51, is the new coach of Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc. He replaces Canadian Tom McCarthy, resigned last week.

(24 Nov 2016)
 

Jason Morgan back to Hungary

Two days after he was fired from Orlik Opole in Poland, Canadian coach Jason Morgan found a new bench in Debrecen, replacing Russian coach Evgeny Mukhin. fired during his third season at the club. Morgan won MOL Liga title last season with DVTK Miskolc

(07 Nov 2016)
 

DVTK Miskolc hires Stana as goalie coach

MOL Liga champion DVTK Miskolc announced former goalie Rastislav Stana as new goalie coach. Stana,36, retired after 2014-15 season after a career in North America, Sweden, Russia and Czech Republic. Although he has won just one national title, in 2013-2014 with Kosice, he was the gaolie of historic World Championship title won by Slovakia in 2002. He will work in Miskolc with former Sapa Fehervar junior teams goalie coach Tamás Farkas

(21 Jul 2016)
 

Sapa Fehervar win Hungarian Cup

Sapa Fehervar beats 4-1 MOL-Liga champion and Cup holder DVTK Miskolc to win 2015-16 Hungarian Cup in the rematch of last year final. Debreceni takes the bronze after 4-3 OT victory over MAC Budapest

(28 Mar 2016)
 

DVTK Miskolc changes coach

Current MOL Liga champion DVTK Jegesmedvék Miskolc announces a change on the bench: coach Peter Mayer was fired despite the team is leading the table, one point ahead MAC Budapest.
"There have been problems inside the team, so we had to change and move on, because we need new impulses" - said President of DVTK Miskolc Egri István

"Because we are in the first place, I have no reason to be ashamed of. What happened is part of a long process: I could not find a common language with the team" commented Mayer who will stay in the club coaching staff.

Mayer was replaced by Canadian Jason Morgan, until now on the bench of junior team, at his first assignment as senior coach

(03 Jan 2016)
 

Nove Zamky won’t play in MOL Liga next season

Slovakia Hockey Federation does not allow HC Nove Zamky to play in MOL Liga anymore. "Thursday after I spoke with the President of the Federation, it became clear that there is no chance to play in MOL League - said Ferenc Sucharda - so I immediately informed the league. Now we will work to return in MOL Liga in 2016." Nove Zamky entered into MOL Liga in 2012-13, winning the title in 2013-2014 season. MOL Liga has currently 9 teams, with the addition of MAC Budapest and SAPA Fehervar 2 for the next season

(26 Jun 2015)
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