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|27 May 2020 |||Patrik Imre (D)||Fehérvári Titánok||Ferencvárosi TC-Telekom|
|26 May 2020 |||Eric Neiley (F)||Atlanta Gladiators||Gyergyói HK|
|21 May 2020 |||Krisztian Pal Szabo (F)||Fehervar AV19||Gyergyói HK|
|15 May 2020 |||Andrei Markov (D)||Debreceni EAC||Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk|
|1.||Josh Shalla||LW||HSC Csíkszereda||35||28||39||67||34||22|
|2.||Hugo Turcotte||C||Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák||44||31||28||59||58||23|
|3.||Keegan Dansereau||RW||Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák||44||24||34||58||18||21|
|4.||Brett Switzer||C||Ferencvárosi TC-Telekom||42||25||32||57||20||33|
|5.||Cody Fowlie||RW||CSM Brasov||43||30||24||54||54||25|
|6.||Jakub Ižacký||F||Debreceni EAC||43||19||35||54||117||14|
|7.||Tihamer Becze||F||HSC Csíkszereda||36||20||33||53||52||25|
|8.||Gergő Nagy||F||Ferencvárosi TC-Telekom||44||24||28||52||55||25|
|9.||Adrián Tóth||F||Ferencvárosi TC-Telekom||44||16||33||49||30||27|
|10.||Rasmus Kulmala||F||Ferencvárosi TC-Telekom||41||25||23||48||24||28|
Due to Coronavirus emergency the league stopped on 11.03.2020 after the semifinals: Ferencvarosi Budapest and Miercurea Ciuc Sport Club are declared the Erste League champion, and the bronze medalists Gheorgheni HK and UTE Ujpest.
The games played between the Hungarian teams count towards the Hungarian National Championship in the OB I bajnokság. The Romanian teams also compete in the Romanian National Championship - Liga Naţională de Hockey.
Deadline of presentation of player entry form (At least 20 players + 2 goalkeepers)
10 August 2019
Regular season: 2 home and 2 away round robin, each team (36 matches per team, 180 matches in total)
Season starts on 13 September 2019, regular season ends on 17 January 2020
The first five places will continue in the \"Masterround\" upper house and the last five will continue in the \"Qualificationround\" lower house. This phase will run from 21 January to 19 February, 2020. The playoffs begin with the quarter-finals on 22 February
14th day before the last day of regular season (midnight)
Minimum of eligible players at the beginning of the each game
13 players + 2 goalkeepers at least 2 of them U23
(from season 2020/2021 at least 3 of them U23
Maximum of eligible players at the beginning of the each game
20 players + 2 goalkeepers at least 2 of them U23
(from season 2020/2021 at least 3 of them U23)
Maximum number of import players
Overtime in the regular season and in the middle round
sudden victory – 5 minutes, 3 on 3, according to Competition Rules
tie after overtime: shootout, according to Competition Rules
Overtime in PO
sudden victory – additional periods, 4 on 4, according to Competition Rules
Plus points for the Middle Round
5 teams in Master round: 6-3-2-1-0
5 teams in Qualifications round: 6-4-2-1-0
The first 8 ranked teams of the middle round qualify for the playoff.
The quaterfinal pairs are formed by choosing (the 1-3. of middle round choose from the 5-8.)
Quaterfinals are a best-of-7 series.
Quaterfinals procedure: H-H-A-A-(H)-(A)-(H)
Accroding to the ranking of the middle round: 1-4 and 2-3.
Semifinals are a best-of-7 series.
Semifinals procedure: H-H-A-A-(H)-(A)-(H)
Winners of the semifinals. Home game advantage is decided by the middle round rankings.
Finals are a best-of-7 series.
Finals procedure: H-H-A-A-(H)-(A)-(H)
In the playoff, in those positions that are not decided by direct duels. The ranks shall be decided by the ranking of the regular season
The M4 Sport continues to broadcast matches from the championship every Monday. In addition to Friday to Monday play days, there will be regular matches during the week. This year, too, there will be a big plant at the end of the year: every day from 26 to 30 December
- from 2008 to 2017: MOL Liga
- from 2017 to present: Erste Liga
- 2019-2020: HSC Csíkszereda
- 2019-2020: Ferencvárosi TC-Telekom
- 2018-2019: Ferencvárosi TC-Telekom
- 2017-2018: MAC Budapest
- 2016-2017: DVTK Jegesmedvék
- 2015-2016: DVTK Jegesmedvék
- 2014-2015: Miskolci JJSE
- 2013-2014: HC Nové Zámky
- 2012-2013: Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák
- 2011-2012: Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák
- 2010-2011: HSC Csíkszereda
- 2009-2010: Vasas HC Budapest Stars
- 2008-2009: HC Csikszereda (HC Miercurea Ciuc)
Fehervar win Hungarian Super Cup
EBEL team Fehervar AV19 Szekesfehervar win the first edition of Hungarian Super Cup by beating Erste Liga champion Ferencvarosi 4-3 at Tüskecsarnok Arena in Budapest
Gamesheet here(31 Aug 2019)
Erste Liga expands to 11 teams
The Erste Liga has expanded from nine teams during the 2017-18 season to 11 team for the upcoming 2017-18 season. There will be four new teams in the league as Vasas, DEAC, KMH and Gyergyói HK will be additions to the league. The Hungarian Ice Hockey Federations and the league has approved this. MAC Budapest and DVTK Jegesmedvék will be only playing in the Slovak Extraliga, thus the ERSTE Liga will have 11 teams.
Vasas, DEAC, KMH and Gyergyói HK have successfully applied to joining the ERSTE Liga and have the support of the Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation.
The league currently has 13 teams, Corona Brasov Wolves, Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák, DEAC, DVTK Jegesmedvék, Fehérvári Titánok, Ferencvárosi TC, Gyergyói HK, KMH Budapest, MAC Budapest, SC Csíkszereda, UTE, Vasas HC and the Vienna Capitals.
Of these 13 teams MAC Budapest and DVTK Jegesmedvék did not apply to participate in the upcoming season. There were be 11 teams competing for the championship during the 2018-19 season.(23 Jun 2018)
DVTK Jegesmedvék Miskolc win Hungarian Cup
Erste Liga champion DVTK Jegesmedvék Miskolc win its second Hungarian Cup, after two consecutive finals lost, by beating 4-0 Ujpest Budapest in the final, played at home rink. DVTK played its sixth final in the last seven editions of the tournament. In the semifinals, DVTK beat easily 5-1 Ferencvarosi, while Ujpest surprisingly won 5-4 at overtime against MAC Budapest, ewinner of last edition(20 Jan 2018)
MOL Liga Awards announced
At the eve of playoffs finals between reigning champion DVTK Miskolc and MAC Budapest, MOL Liga announced the awards for the season:
despite the season finished at the quaterfinals for his club Dunaujvaros, Canadian foraward Kevin Dansereau was elected Best Forward thanks to 71 points marked (34 goals and 37 assists).
League rookie Sean Escobedo (MAC Budapest) win the Best Defender award, while his teammate Bence Bálizs was chosen as Best Goalie, same honour he received two seasons ago
New year, new coach at Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák
Lee Gilbert is no longer the coach of Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák: the recent poor results of the team in MOL Liga cost the Canadian the position. He was replaced by Finnish Heikki Mälkiä who was inactive last season after winning the Inter-National League with Lustenau. Hunor Strenk remains as assistant(02 Jan 2017)
Leo Gudas new coach at Miercurea Ciuc(24 Nov 2016)
Jason Morgan back to Hungary
Two days after he was fired from Orlik Opole in Poland, Canadian coach Jason Morgan found a new bench in Debrecen, replacing Russian coach Evgeny Mukhin. fired during his third season at the club. Morgan won MOL Liga title last season with DVTK Miskolc(07 Nov 2016)
DVTK Miskolc hires Stana as goalie coach
MOL Liga champion DVTK Miskolc announced former goalie Rastislav Stana as new goalie coach. Stana,36, retired after 2014-15 season after a career in North America, Sweden, Russia and Czech Republic. Although he has won just one national title, in 2013-2014 with Kosice, he was the gaolie of historic World Championship title won by Slovakia in 2002. He will work in Miskolc with former Sapa Fehervar junior teams goalie coach Tamás Farkas(21 Jul 2016)
Sapa Fehervar win Hungarian Cup(28 Mar 2016)
DVTK Miskolc changes coach
Current MOL Liga champion DVTK Jegesmedvék Miskolc announces a change on the bench: coach Peter Mayer was fired despite the team is leading the table, one point ahead MAC Budapest.
"There have been problems inside the team, so we had to change and move on, because we need new impulses" - said President of DVTK Miskolc Egri István
"Because we are in the first place, I have no reason to be ashamed of. What happened is part of a long process: I could not find a common language with the team" commented Mayer who will stay in the club coaching staff.
Mayer was replaced by Canadian Jason Morgan, until now on the bench of junior team, at his first assignment as senior coach(03 Jan 2016)
|17 Jan 2020||Vasas HC - KMH Budapest||3-1|
- Youngest player: Tamás Miklós Antek (16 years)
- Oldest player: Kurtis McLean (39 years)
- Shortest player: Tamas Gajdo (158 cm)
- Tallest player: Tamas Laday (200 cm)
- Nationalities: Belarus (1), Canada (38), Croatia (1), Czech Republic (3), Finland (11), Hungary (160), Italy (1), Latvia (1), Romania (60), Russia (13), Slovenia (2), Serbia (1), Slovakia (7), Sweden (2), USA (8)
- Highest win: Ujpesti TE - CSM Brasov