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Alps Hockey League
Alps Hockey League.png
Sport Ice hockey
Founded [[May 21, 2016[1]]]
CEO Peter Schramm[2]
Inaugural season 2016–17
No. of teams 18
Continent Europe
Most recent champion(s) Olimpija (1st title)
Most championship(s) Ritten Sport
Asiago
Olimpija
(1 title each)
Official website Official website
Related competitions Austrian Hockey League
Inter-National League
Serie A

The Alps Hockey League (AlpsHL) is a professional ice hockey league based in Central Europe. The league is made up of teams from Austria, Italy and Slovenia.[3] The league was established as a result of a merger between Serie A and the Inter-National League.

Formation[]

The Alps Hockey League was founded in spring 2016, and is a joint venture between the Austrian Ice Hockey Association, the Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio, and the Ice Hockey Federation of Slovenia. The three national governing bodies have stated that they are keen to ensure that the league is both of a high standard, and financially viable in the long term.[2] In addition, the league has also stated that it is open to teams from other nations, including the Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia.[4]

Regarding players, each team can sign a maximum four foreign born players. The AlpsHL operates a points based system similar to that of the EBEL, with each team having 16 points at their disposal.[5] As a result of this, the league aims to focus on the development of young players from the participating countries.[6]

2019–20 teams[]

In the 2019–20 season, the AlpsHL consisted of 18 teams, nine of which were based in Austria, seven in Italy, and two in Slovenia.[7] Hockey Milano Rossoblu were the league's most recent expansion team, joining in 2018 after replacing HC Neumarkt-Egna who withdrew due to financial difficulties.[8] However, after only one season, they withdrew from the league.[7]

Austria

Italy

Slovenia

Alps Hockey League seasons[]

Season Champions Runners-up Series
2016–17 Flag of Italy Ritten Sport Flag of Italy Asiago Hockey 1935 4–1
2017–18 Flag of Italy Asiago Hockey 1935 Flag of Italy Ritten Sport 4–3
2018–19 Flag of Slovenia HK Olimpija Flag of Italy HC Pustertal Wölfe 4–3
2019–20 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

References[]

  1. Alps Hockey League, è ufficiale (Italian) (May 21, 2016). Retrieved on June 6, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 AHL offiziell vorgestellt - Einschreibefrist endet am 15. Juni (German) (May 30, 2016). Retrieved on June 6, 2016.
  3. Red Bulls schicken B-Team in die Alps Hockey League (German) (June 6, 2016). Retrieved on June 6, 2016.
  4. Tommaso Teofoli illustra i dettagli dell’Alps Hockey League (Italian) (June 9, 2016). Retrieved on June 10, 2016.
  5. Start der neuen Alps Hockey League (German) (May 30, 2016). Retrieved on June 6, 2016.
  6. Neue Liga präsentiert (German) (May 30, 2016). Retrieved on June 6, 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Olimpija bo branjenje alpske krone začela doma, Jesenice k "neznanki" (sl). Siol (23 July 2019). Retrieved on 23 July 2019.
  8. "ALPS HOCKEY LEAGUE HEADS INTO THE THIRD SEASON", erstebankliga.at, July 5, 2018. Retrieved on July 10, 2018. 

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