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|13 Aug 2022 |||Nicholas Schilkey (F)||Iserlohn Roosters||IF Björklöven|
|13 Aug 2022 |||Hayden Shaw (D)||Trois-Rivières Lions||Nürnberg Ice Tigers|
|13 Aug 2022 |||Martin Schymainski (F)||Iserlohn Roosters||Krefelder EV|
|12 Aug 2022 |||Oskar Östlund (G)||Augsburger Panther||Sheffield Steelers|
|1.||Luke Green||D||Nürnberg Ice Tigers||0||0||0||0||0|
the league works independently. It is completly owned and operated by its member
teams. Each team must fulfill the DEL's basic requirements to remain in the league:
The League format depends on the number of participating teams. Primarily, the DEL
had 18 original members in the 1994-95 inaugural season. In 2010-11, the DEL
operated with 14 clubs. Usually, the teams are playing four times against each other
during the regular season (2 home and 2 away).The DEL only admits one team of the 2nd Bundesliga (2nd Division) per season to
the league, unless the league strength falls below fourteen. In that case two teams could
be accepted. Since the 2006-07 season, no DEL team can be automatically relegated.
A team can only lose its league status through non-compliance with the leagues regulations.
The champion of the 2nd Division is allowed to promote to the DEL in case it fullfills the
basic league requirements (i.e. an arena that meets DEL standard)
- 2021-2022: Eisbären Berlin
- 2020-2021: Eisbären Berlin
- 2018-2019: Adler Mannheim
- 2017-2018: EHC Red Bull München
- 2016-2017: EHC Red Bull München
- 2015-2016: EHC Red Bull München
- 2014-2015: Adler Mannheim
- 2013-2014: ERC Ingolstadt
- 2012-2013: Eisbären Berlin
- 2011-2012: Eisbären Berlin
- 2010-2011: Eisbären Berlin
- 2009-2010: Hannover Scorpions
- 2008-2009: Eisbären Berlin
- 2007-2008: Eisbären Berlin
- 2006-2007: Adler Mannheim
- 2005-2006: Eisbären Berlin
- 2004-2005: Eisbären Berlin
- 2003-2004: Frankfurt Lions
- 2002-2003: Krefeld Pinguine
- 2001-2002: Kölner Haie
- 2000-2001: Adler Mannheim
- 1999-2000: München Barons
- 1998-1999: Adler Mannheim
- 1997-1998: Adler Mannheim
- 1996-1997: Adler Mannheim
- 1995-1996: Düsseldorfer EG
- 1994-1995: Kölner Haie
is Germany's elite professional ice hockey league.
The DEL was formed as a replacement for the Ice hockey
Bundesliga in 1994 modeled on the North American National Hockey League (NHL).
DEL postpones start of season
The start of the new season in the German top league DEL, scheduled for November, has been postponed again. It can start in the second half of December at the earliest.
The players' union is disappointed.
Adler Mannheim wins DEL finals
Adler Mannheim beat Red Bull München in overtime tonight to win the German DEL final series 4-1 after losing game one.
Thomas Larkin scored the title-winning goal at 73:37.(26 Apr 2019)
Tyler Beskorowany signs for Nürnberg
After the injury suffered by Andreas Jenike and the ongoing unavailability of Jochen Reimer, the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers have added today Tyler Beskorowany to their roster. The 25-year old Canadian, who last year successfully played for Düsseldorf, has now come back to the DEL after a beginning of the season split between the AHL and the ECHL. Selected by the Dallas Stars in the 2008 NHL Draft, he was elected "Goalie of the year" during his stint with Düsseldorfer EG, being one of the best goalkeepers of the entire league. His contract will be valid until the end of the present season.(02 Dec 2015)
Hamburg without Wolf for several weeks
DEL club Hamburg Freezers announced that their forward David Wolf is out for at least a couple of weeks. The 26 year old left winger suffered a torn hamstring in the Freezers' 1-6 away defeat against Kölner Haie, making that loss even more bitter for the Nothern Germans.(17 Nov 2015)
Munich without two top players for weeks
Injuries are continuing to be a serious problem for several championship contenders in Germany's DEL. Red Bull Munich have to play without their starting goalie Danny aus den Birken - who is also a regular in the German national team - and forward Steve Pinizzotto - who is their best plus/minus player of the current season - during the next weeks. Both players suffered leg injuries this week and a date for their return is not yet scheduled. Now a total of 7 regulars are out with injuries for the Red Bulls.(25 Oct 2015)
Mannheim climbing in DEL standings
Adler Mannheim are continuing their upwards trend in Germany's top professional hockey league. Following a 5-point weekend, the current DEL champions were able to beat vice champions ERC Ingolstadt in a rematch of last season's playoffs finals by a score of 3-1.
This was the 3rd consecutive win for Mannheim who are now 6th while Ingolstadt stays 14th - dead last - in the league after losing 5 league matches in a row, bringing the total of losses in official competitions to six combined with losing in CHL round of last 16.(21 Oct 2015)
DEL injury report
Two DEL players suffered long-time injuries this weekend during wins against Straubing.
Mannheim defender Dennis Reul is expected to miss up to 4 months with a shoulder injury that requires surgery. The injury happened during the Eagles' 4-1 away win in Sraubing on Friday. It was Reul's first appearance after a four week absence due to injury.
Augsburg forward Mike Iggulden is out for 8 weeks with a knee injury after a check in the 4-3 win of the Panthers against Straubing on Sunday. Surgery is not required.(21 Oct 2015)
Nuremberg Ice Tigers lead the DEL
With a 3-2 victory against reigning champions Adler Mannheim, the Ice Tigers are now the new leaders of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. For the Franconians is the first win in Mannheim since 2010. The Eisbären Berlin and the Straubing Tigers follow in the leading table after having been both defeated today.(04 Oct 2015)
Mannheim star signing Marcel Goc out 3-4 weeks
DEL top summer signing Marcel Goc who returned to Adler Mannheim for the third time in his career after playing for Pittsburgh and St. Louis in the NHL last season is out for 3 to 4 weeks. According to his club the forward suffered a lower body injury in the away loss to Red Bull Munich (2-4) on Sunday. His first DEL weekend wasn't yet impressive with 0 points in 2 games and a -1 rating.(16 Sep 2015)
Krämmer gets two year extension in Hamburg(14 Sep 2015)
- Youngest player: Veit Oswald (17 years)
- Oldest player: Patrick Reimer (39 years)
- Shortest player: Nicolas Appendino (171 cm)
- Tallest player: Oliver Mebus (206 cm)
- Nationalities: Belarus (1), Canada (91), Croatia (1), Czechia (6), Denmark (7), Finland (7), France (1), Germany (206), Italy (3), Kazakhstan (1), Latvia (2), Norway (3), Russia (1), Slovenia (4), Switzerland (2), Sweden (4), USA (40)