Swiss League

The Swiss League is the second tier of the main professional ice hockey league in Switzerland, behind the National League. The winners of this league each season play a best-of-seven series against the bottom team of the NL and, if they win, they are promoted, while the National League team is relegated to the Swiss League.

Swiss League
Current season, competition or edition:
2019–20 Swiss League season
FormerlyNational League B
1947–2017
Swiss League
2017–present
SportIce hockey
Founded1947
No. of teams12
Country  Switzerland
Most recent
champion(s)
SC Langenthal
TV partner(s)SRG, Teleclub
Promotion toNational League
Relegation toMySports League
Related
competitions
National League
Official websitewww.swissleague.ch

Prior to the 2017–18 season, the league was formerly called National League B.[1] The league attendance in 2018–19 was about 2,700 spectators.

Current teams

Team Location Arena Capacity Founded Joined league
CityCanton
HC Ajoie Porrentruy Jura Patinoire de Porrentruy 4,300 1973 2000
HC La Chaux-de-Fonds La Chaux-de-Fonds Neuchâtel Patinoire des Mélèzes 7,200 1919 2001
GCK Lions Küsnacht Zurich Eishalle Küsnacht 2,200 1932 2000
EHC Kloten Kloten Zurich Swiss Arena 7,719 1934 2018
SC Langenthal Langenthal Berne Schoren Halle 4,500 1946 2002
EHC Olten Olten Solothurn Kleinholz Stadion 6,500 1934 1994
HC Sierre Sierre Valais Patinoire de Graben 4,500 1933 2019
HCB Ticino Rockets Biasca Ticino Raiffeisen BiascArena 3,800 1987 2016
HC Thurgau Weinfelden Thurgau Güttingersreuti 3,200 1989 2006
EHC Visp Visp Valais Lonza Arena 5,150 1941 1999
EHC Winterthur Winterthur Zurich Zielbau Arena 3,000 1929 2015
EVZ Academy Zug Zug Bossard Arena / Academy Arena 7,015 / 1,500 2016 2016

Former Teams

See also

References


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