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Liga Nacional de Hockey Hielo
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1972
Inaugural season [[1972–73]]
No. of teams 5
Country(ies) Flag of Spain Spain
Most recent champion(s) Txuri Urdin (2018–19)
Most championship(s) Jaca (14 titles)
TV partner(s) LaLigaSports
Official website RFEDH
Related competitions Liga Nacional Femenina

The National Ice Hockey League (Spanish: Liga Nacional de Hockey sobre Hielo) is the top men's ice hockey league in Spain. Its governing body is the Real Federación Española de Deportes de Hielo (RFEDH; Royal Spanish Federation of Ice Sports).

History

Liga Nacional de Hockey Hielo was established in 1972 as the Superliga Española de Hockey Hielo. There were six founding teams which participated in the first season, 1972–73: Real Sociedad, CH Jaca, CH Valladolid, CG Puigcerdà, CH Madrid and CF Barcelona.[1]

The league was composed of eight teams, but due to financial problems in almost all clubs, the league has reduced the number of participants year after year until only six today. The clubs still competing for the championship are the ones who have more history in the championship and number of followers.

Competition

Format

The regular season of Liga Nacional de Hockey Hielo takes place between September and November, with every team playing each other three times (two in home and one away or one home and two away) for a total of 15 matches. Points are awarded according to the following:

  • 3 points for a win
  • 2 points for a win in extra time
  • 1 point for a loss in extra time
  • 0 points for a loss

Playoffs and relegation

Upon completion of the regular season, the top four teams play in the championship playoffs. There are no promotions from 2ª División unless a team from 1ª División is relegated due to economic constraints.

2018–19 season teams

Team City Stadium Capacity 2018–19 season
Txuri Urdin Donostia (San Sebastián) Txuri Urdin Izotz Jauregia 650 1st, Champions
Puigcerdà Puigcerdà Pista de Gel de Puigcerdà 1,456 2nd, Runners-up
Barcelona Barcelona Palau de Gel 1,256 3rd, Semifinals
Majadahonda Majadahonda Pista de hielo La Nevera 350 4th Semifinals
Jaca Jaca Pabellón de Hielo 1,900 5th

Champions by season

(1) Under 20 category

(2) Under 21 category

Titles by team

Club Titles Year
Jaca 13 1984, 1991, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
CHH Txuri Urdin 12 1976, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2017, 2018, 2019
CH Casco Viejo Bilbao (CH Vizcaya) 6 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983.
CG Puigcerdà 5 1986, 1989, 2006, 2007, 2008
FC Barcelona 5 1987, 1988, 1997, 2002, 2009
Real Sociedad 3 1973, 1974, 1975
CD Hielo Bipolo 2 2013, 2014
Majadahonda HC 1 1998

References

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