2010–11 Austrian Hockey League season

The 2010–11 Austrian Hockey League was a season of the Austrian Hockey League (known as Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (or EBEL league) for sponsorship reasons). The 2010-11 season ended with an exciting victory in game 7 of the championship finals for the EC Red Bull Salzburg team.

2010–11 Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
LeagueErste Bank Eishockey Liga
SportIce hockey
Number of teams10
Regular season
WinnersEC KAC
Top scorerFrancois Fortier
Austrian Hockey League seasons

TeamsEdit

Team City/Area Arena Capacity Founded Joined EBEL
Red Bull Salzburg   Salzburg Eisarena Salzburg 3,600 1977
Graz 99ers   Graz Eisstadion Graz Liebenau 4,050 1999
EC KAC   Klagenfurt Stadthalle Klagenfurt 5,500 1909
Black Wings Linz   Linz Keine Sorgen Eisarena Linz 3,800 1992
Vienna Capitals   Vienna Albert Schultz Eishalle 4,500 2000
Villacher SV   Villach Villacher Stadthalle 4,800 1923
Acroni Jesenice   Jesenice Dvorana Podmežakla 6,000 1948 2006/07
Olimpija Ljubljana   Ljubljana Dvorana Tivoli 4,500 1929 2007/08
SAPA Fehérvár AV 19   Székesfehérvár Ifjabb Ocskay Gábor Ice Hall 3,600 1960 2007/08
KHL Medveščak Zagreb   Zagreb Dom Sportova / Arena Zagreb 6,000 / 15,024 1961 2009/10

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

R Team GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 EC KAC 54 36 12 6 190 159 78
2 Red Bull Salzburg 54 33 19 2 206 181 68
3 Vienna Capitals 54 31 18 5 200 162 67
4 Villacher SV 54 28 20 5 180 167 63
5 Black Wings Linz 54 26 21 7 156 166 59
6 Graz 99ers 54 27 23 4 164 153 58
7 Olimpija Ljubljana 54 24 25 5 165 197 53
8 KHL Medveščak Zagreb 54 23 25 6 171 171 52
9 SAPA Fehérvár AV 19 54 21 26 7 162 203 49
10 Jesenice 54 20 25 9 161 196 49

Individual statisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

The following players led the league in points at the conclusion of the regular season.[1]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Francois Fortier Vienna Capitals 51 48 36 84 +30 61
Benoit Gratton Vienna Capitals 45 27 46 73 +23 247
Rok Ticar Jesenice 54 24 44 68 +8 16
John Hughes Olimpija Ljubljana 53 16 48 64 -6 28
Balazs Ladanyi SAPA Fehérvár AV 19 54 22 38 60 -1 20
Robert Sabolič Jesenice 54 33 26 59 -4 64
Ryan Kinasewich KHL Medveščak Zagreb 49 30 29 59 +22 16
Derek Damon Villacher SV 53 24 33 57 +9 158
Thomas Koch Red Bull Salzburg 49 23 34 57 +15 34
Michael Raffl Villacher SV 50 26 29 55 +25 62

Leading goaltendersEdit

The following goaltenders led the league in goals against average at the end of the regular season.[2]

Player Team GP Min SOG SVS GA SV% GAA
Andy Chiodo EC KAC 41 1,776:07 946 867 79 .916 2,67
Adam Hauser Vienna Capitals 28 1,425:18 744 680 64 .914 2,69
Bernhard Starkbaum Villacher SV 54 1,895:32 1101 1015 86 .922 2,72
Fabian Weinhandl Graz 99ers 54 3,251:47 1625 1475 150 .908 2,77
Alex Westlund Black Wings Linz 52 2,775:01 1503 1374 129 .914 2,79
Robert Kristan KHL Medveščak Zagreb 52 2,844:18 1782 1649 133 .925 2,81
Reinhard Divis Red Bull Salzburg 35 1,630:42 945 868 76 .919 2,83
Jürgen Penker Vienna Capitals 34 1,672:44 947 868 79 .917 2,83
Michal Fikrt Jesenice 20 1,195:49 599 539 60 .900 3,01
René Swette EC KAC 54 1,510:39 813 733 80 .902 3,18

PlayoffsEdit

The EC Red Bull Salzburg team won the season, after beating the EC KAC 4-3 in the final series. Game 7 ended with an exciting overtime goal by the Red Bulls, giving them the league championship for the second year in a row, with a final game score of 3-2.

After the regular season, the standard of 8 teams qualified for the playoffs. In the playoff games the better placed team at the end of the regular season will have the right to play at home first. In the quarterfinals the 1st ranked team will play against the 8th ranked team, 2nd vs 7th, 3rd vs 6th, 4th vs 5th - each in a best-of-seven series.

In the semifinals the four winners of the quarterfinals will play as follows: the best ranked club (in the regular season) of the four semifinalists will play against the worst ranked club, the second best ranked club against the second worst ranked club - each in a best-of-seven series. The two winners of the semifinals will play a best-of-seven series in the final round.

If a playoff game is undecided at the end of the regular time after a 17 minutes break a 20-minute "Sudden Victory Overtime" will be played. Should the game still be undecided after the first overtime period after another 17 minutes break a second 20-minute "Sudden Victory Overtime" will be played and so on until the deciding goal is scored. Each team may only use four skaters; however, at least three skaters must be used.

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  1   EC KAC 4  
8   KHL Medveščak 1  
  1   EC KAC 4  
  4   Villacher SV 1  
2   Red Bull Salzburg 4
  7   Olimpija Ljubljana 1  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   1   EC KAC 3
  2   Red Bull Salzburg 4
  3   Vienna Capitals 4  
6   Graz 99ers 0  
  2   Red Bull Salzburg 4
  3   Vienna Capitals 3  
4   Villacher SV 4
  5   Black Wings Linz 1  

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spieler Statistik". Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.
  2. ^ "Spieler Statistik: Torhüter". Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.