2000–01 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season

The DEL 2000/01 season was the seventh season of the German Ice Hockey League. The regular season began on September 8, 2000 and ended on 18 March 2001 the play- off round was played from 23 March 2001. German masters were the Adler Mannheim.

  • 2.1 Final Table
  • 2.2 Rankings
  • 3.1 Play -off tree
  • 3.2 quarterfinals
  • 3.3 Semi-finals
  • 3.4 final



The sporty relegated mosquitoes food remained in the league, as a descent of the corporation to the 2nd Bundesliga for legal reasons, was not possible. This was decided by the Court of Arbitration of the German Ice Hockey Federation after a complaint by the mosquitoes. The Star Bulls Rosenheim sold their corporation prior to the season in the second division Iserlohn Roosters. New in the league also was the champion of the 2nd Bundesliga, Dusseldorf EC.

* As Star Bulls Rosenheim

Mode and rules

Biggest change over the previous year was the abolition of the descent, so the league was held in a closed game mode. The top eight teams in the preliminary rounds qualified directly for the play- offs, while for the remaining teams, the season was ended prematurely.

Preliminary round

Final Table

Abbreviations: Sp = Matches, W = Wins, SOS = Wins after the shootout, SON = Losses after the shootout, L = Losses, (M) = titleholder, (N) = newbie Closed = direct qualification for the play- offs, = season: Explanations



Play-off - tree

All play-off rounds were played in the mode " Best of Five"


The quarter-final was played from 23 March 2001. The best-placed team in the main round, the Adler Mannheim, met the eighth-placed Berlin Capitals, the second-place Kölner Haie on the Seventh Hannover Scorpions, the third party titleholder Munich Barons, on the sixth placed Revierlöwen Oberhausen as well as the fourth-placed Nuremberg Ice Tigers on the Kassel Huskies, who had finished the main round in fifth place.


The semi-finals were held from April 3. The highest ranked team in the first round still remaining met the schlechtplatzierteste while the Zweitbestplatzierte the first round hit the Drittbestplatzierten.


The final series was played from April 14th. The Adler Mannheim had because of their better placement in the main round of the first home law.

In order for the Adler Mannheim were the fifth time in their history German masters.

Squad of the German Master

Goalkeepers: Mike Rosati, Robert Mueller, Helmut de Raaf

Defender: Bradley Bergen, Andy Roach, Christian Luke, Francois Groleau, Stéphane Richer, Yves Racine, Dennis Seidenberg, Michael Bakos

Attacker: Gordon Hynes, Mark Etz, Dave Tomlinson, Steve Junker, Wayne Hynes, Devin Edgerton, Ron Pasco, Mark Pederson, George Hessel, Todd Hlushko, Mike Stevens Jan Alston, Jean -François Jomphe, Daniel Hilpert, Chris Straube, Jackson Penney

Head Coach: Bill Stewart