2011–12 DEL season

The DEL 2011/12 season was the 18th season since the founding of the German Ice Hockey League, the highest league in the German Ice Hockey. The main session started on 16 September 2011. The League consisted of 14 teams. The finale ended on 24 April 2012 with the sixth title win for the Polar Bears Berlin.

For the season 2011/12 DEL presented a new corporate design, including a new logo and a trailer movie in 3D, to be played in the future in all DEL games.

  • 4.1 Qualification
  • 4.2 Play-off Tree
  • 4.3 quarterfinals
  • 4.4 Semi-finals
  • 4.5 final


The Master of the 2nd Bundesliga 2011 Ravensburg Tower Stars had applied for a DEL - license, the license was not issued on the basis of economic and infrastructural deficiencies.



As in previous years, a double round was played. The top six teams qualified directly for the play- offs, the teams ranked 7-10 played in best-of -three series two more play-off participants. The quarter-final series were played in the mode Best of Seven, semifinals and finals in the Best of Five mode.

Preliminary round

Abbreviations: Sp = Matches, W = Wins, OTS = Wins after Overtime, SOS = Wins after the shootout, OTN = Losses after Overtime, SON = Losses after the shootout, L = Losses, Pts = Points, GD = Goal, GT = Goals against, Str = penalties, (M) = titleholder


  • Direct qualification for the play- offs
  • First Play -off round
  • Finished season



The qualifying matches were played in the mode " Best of Three" and took place on 14 and 15 March 2012.

HR = Main Round

Play-off - tree


The quarter-final matches have been played in the " Best of Seven" mode and took place on the 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 28th and 30th of March.

HR = Main Round


The semi-finals were held in the " Best of Five" mode and took place on April 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th 2012.

HR = Main Round


The finals were held in the " Best of Five" mode and took place on April 15th, 18th, 20th, 22nd and 24th 2012.

HR = Main Round