National League B

The National League B (formerly National League B) according to the National League A is the second highest ice hockey league in Switzerland. You currently consists of ten teams.

For three seasons ( 2006/07-2008/09 ), the Swiss U20 national team per season played a game against each club. The youth team played themselves out of competition and could neither stay, nor participating in the playoffs. The national team of Swiss ice hockey always enjoyed doing hospitality at the stadium of the opponent and offered prior to each game to young players who were otherwise engaged in their parent club.

The playout can not take place because the target size of the league consists of twelve teams and the Swiss Amateur champion must displace as a potential climber no team.

Acting Swiss B- Master is the Lausanne HC.

Mode

In the season 2006/ 07 a new scoring is the National League A has been introduced. The season is divided into two parts; a qualification and a final round. In qualifying for the 2012/13 season playing eleven clubs five times against any opponent (two double rounds and a single round ), so that each team completed 50 games. During the seasons 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/ 12, the league consisted of only ten clubs. Consequently, 45 rounds were discharged.

After qualifying the best eight teams determine the Swiss B- champions in play-off style that plays against the loser of the playout of the National League A is the rise. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will be played on the mode best -of-seven.

Participant

In the 2013/14 season following ten teams will be represented:

Former teams

Since the renaming of the National League B National League B in 2007 following associations also were represented in the League:

  • EHC Biel (until 2008)
  • EHC Chur (until 2008)
  • HC Martigny (until 2008)
  • HC Neuchâtel Young Sprinters (until 2009)
  • Lausanne HC ( 2013 )
  • HC Sierre (until 2013)
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