2009–10 NLA season

The 2009–10 National League A season was the third ice hockey season of the National League A since the reorganization of the Swiss league. Prior to the season, no promotion and relegation occurred between the National League A and National League B as a result of NLA club Biel's victory over Lausanne in the prior season's relegation playoff.

2009–10 National League A season
LeagueNational League A
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 11, 2009 –
March 6, 2010
Number of games50
Number of teams12
TV partner(s)SRG SSR idée suisse, Teleclub
Regular season
Best recordBern
Runners-upGenève-Servette
Top scorerRandy Robitaille
(HC Lugano)
Playoffs
Semi-Finals #1 championsSC Bern
  Semi-Finals #1 runners-upKloten Flyers
Semi-Finals #2 championsGenève-Servette HC
  Semi-Finals #2 runners-upEV Zug
National League A Championship
ChampionsSC Bern
  Runners-upGenève-Servette HC
National League A seasons

FormatEdit

The regular season schedule consists of a double round-robin, each of the league's twelve teams playing the other eleven four times apiece, twice at home and twice on the road. Each team plays an additional six games against three opponents, which are schedules based upon the previous season's standings. At the conclusion of the regular season, the top eight teams are entered into the playoffs; the bottom four enter a relegation playoff, commonly called the playout. Each playoff and playout series is contested in a best-of-seven fashion. The loser of the playout plays a best-of-seven series against the National League B champion for a place in the 2010–11 National League A.

Team overviewEdit

Location of the 2009–10 National League A teams
Team City Arena Capacity
HC Ambrì-Piotta Quinto Valascia 7,000
SC Bern Bern PostFinance Arena 17,131
EHC Biel Biel Eisstadion Biel 7,000
HC Davos Davos Vaillant Arena 7,080
HC Fribourg-Gottéron Fribourg Patinoire Saint-Léonard 7,125
Genève-Servette Geneva Patinoire des Vernets 6,837
Kloten Flyers Kloten Kolping Arena 7,624
HC Lugano Lugano Resega 8,000
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Rapperswil Diners Club Arena 6,000
SCL Tigers Langnau Ilfis Stadium 6,500
ZSC Lions Zürich Hallenstadion 11,700
EV Zug Zug Eishalle Herti 6,780

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA P
SC Bern 50 29 5 5 11 154 117 102
Genève-Servette 50 28 6 5 11 166 113 101
EV Zug 50 29 4 3 14 165 125 98
HC Davos 50 27 6 3 14 181 124 96
Kloten Flyers 50 22 9 3 16 163 138 87
ZSC Lions 50 24 3 6 17 185 165 84
HC Fribourg-Gottéron 50 18 4 6 22 145 160 68
HC Lugano 50 17 6 4 23 153 166 67
EHC Biel 50 16 3 5 26 134 182 59
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 50 16 2 2 30 129 154 54
SCL Tigers 50 14 2 5 29 141 192 51
HC Ambrì-Piotta 50 8 2 5 35 107 187 33

League leadersEdit

ScoringEdit

Name Team GO G A P PIM PPT?
  Randy Robitaille HC Lugano 50 16 48 64 72 4
  Josh Holden EV Zug 46 30 33 63 48 10
  Hnat Domenichelli HC Lugano 50 27 35 62 16 13
  Damien Brunner EV Zug 47 23 34 57 22 7
  Patrik Bärtschi ZSC Lions 49 25 28 53 34 6
  Tony Salmelainen Genève-Servette 50 26 26 52 14 2
  Stacy Roest Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 49 15 37 52 26 5
  Mathias Seger ZSC Lions 47 8 43 51 80 2
  Thomas Déruns Genève-Servette 50 18 32 50 44 4
  Juraj Kolník Genève-Servette 46 26 22 48 83 5

GoaltendersEdit

Name Team G Min GT GAA Min/GT SO S W
  Tobias Stephan Genève-Servette 48 2914 100 2.1 29 3 34 14
  Marco Bührer Bern 43 2609 94 2.2 28 6 28 14
  Leonardo Genoni Davos 46 2937 117 2.4 25 2 33 16
  Jussi Markkanen Zug 44 2653 109 2.5 24 5 27 17
  Ronnie Rüeger Kloten Flyers 46 2805 122 2.6 23 1 28 18
  Daniel Manzato Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 46 2715 132 2.9 21 5 17 29
  Ari Sulander Lions 24 1451 69 2.9 21 1 12 12
  David Aebischer Lugano 46 2751 139 3.0 20 2 23 22
  Sébastien Caron HC Fribourg-Gottéron 45 2689 135 3.0 20 1 19 26
  Reto Berra Biel 37 2116 114 3.2 19 3 16 19

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinalz Semifinals Final
         
1. SC Bern 4
8. HC Lugano 0
1. SC Bern 4
5. Kloten Flyers 0
4. HC Davos 2
5. Kloten Flyers 4
1. SC Bern 4
2. HC Servette Genève 3
2. HC Servette Genève 4
7. HC Fribourg-Gottéron 3
2. HC Servette Genève 4
3. EV Zug 2
3. EV Zug 4
6. ZSC Lions 3

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