Cergy-Pontoise Jokers, the regular season champion of French Division 1, will play in Magnus Ligue in the next season, as determined by the Head Office of the Federation after reviewing the dossier presented by the club. In the same way HC Epinal is promoted to Division 1 from Division 2 and Reims and Poitiers will play in Division 2, coming from Division 3. Châlons asked to be relegated in Division 3(26 Apr 2020)
After communicating the renewal of the contract for the next season, Gap Rapaces announces that Luciano Basile will no longer be the coach for 2019-20. In a short press release the club cites "numerous disagreements and internal conflicts" and reports that former assistant Eric Blais will be the new headcoach.(13 Apr 2019)
Italo-Canadian Basile left the club after 5 seasons, with two titles of Ligue Magnus and a League Cup won. He was named French League Coach of the Year in 2008-09, 2009-10, 2012-13, 2014-15
HC Mulhouse announces Swedish coach Christer Eriksson will continue to work at club as General Manager, leaving the role of coach to Yorick Treille, 38, one of most representative players of French hockey in the last 2 years. Treille retires immediately as player to start the new career behind the bench. Mulhouse is currently 11th in the standing, with just a victory after 15 rounds of Ligue Magnus(03 Nov 2018)
The current Ligue Magnus champion Gap Rapaces was knocked out in the first round of playoffs by Boxers Bordeaux in just 4 games, losing 4-3 game #4. Gap finished third in the regular season and faced 6th seed Bordeaux, being eliminated at quarterfinals after two titles and a semifinals in the last 3 years.
Rouen leading 3-1 against Angers while it's 2-2 in the series between Mulhouse and Grenoble and Amiens and Lyon.
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(01 Mar 2018)
Lyon HC won the Coupe de France by beating 2-0 Les Rapaces de Gap in front of 11.500 spectators at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris-Bercy. A deflection by Norbert Abramov at 34:37 and an empty goal by Canadian Dave Labrecque at 58:56 give Lyon the first trophy in its history. Latvian goalie Maris Jucers was named MVP of the final.
(28 Jan 2018)
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The Magnus Ligue game between Lyon and Epinal was stopped after first period due a failure of refrigeration machinery. The club announced also the next game versus Strasbourg, scheduled for Sunday, was cancelled assuring ensuring they are doing everything they can to fix the failure as soon as possible(30 Sep 2017)
Announced as new coach of Chamonix Pioniers at the end of July, Italo-Canadian coach Santino Pellegrino left the team citing familiar reasons.(06 Aug 2017)
Chamonix is now looking for a new coach
After the validation od Financial Commission of Magnus Ligue, Les Ducs de Dijon lost their licence for playing in Magnus Ligue and the club didn't submit neither guarantees to play in Division 1, so the Federation decided to demote the club in Division 2, the third level of French hockey.(22 Jul 2017)
Chamonix, relegated after the last season, is bring back in Magnus even if without the fusion with Morzine-Avoriaze, that will compete in Division 3.
Cergy-Pontoise will replace Chamonix in Division 1
The merge between Morzine-Avoriaz and Chamonix, occurred last summer, should have created a more competitive team in Magnus Ligue, according to the purpose of management: but things did not go just like that: last after the regular season with just 13 points, Morzine-Chamonix Pionniers were relegated in the Division 1 with a round still to play in the relegation round, played along with Strasbourg, Dijon and Nice(15 Mar 2017)
After a brilliant 2015-16 season, when team finished 2nd in the standing and lost in playoofs semifinals, Gamyo Epinal, currently 8th in the standing, fired coach Stephane Barin, replacing him with Canadian Brad Gratton, who coached mainly in Denmark during the career. Gratton left Odense Bulldogs after last season, with a Danish Cup won with the club(26 Dec 2016)