2017–18 Metal Ligaen season

The 2017–18 Metal Ligaen season was the 61st season of ice hockey in Denmark. The season got extended from 10 to 11 teams by including Hvidovre Fighters. It is Hvidovre's first season in the league since the 2012–13 season. It is also the first time ever that the league consists of 11 teams.

2017–18 Metal Liagen season
LeagueDenmark Metal Ligaen
SportIce Hockey
Duration8 September 2017 – 16 April 2018
Number of games275 (50 per team)
Number of teams11
TV partner(s)TV 2 Sport
Regular season
Playoffs
Finals
Metal Ligaen seasons

TeamsEdit

Teams licensed to play in the Metal Ligaen 2017–18

Team Arena Capacity
Aalborg Pirates Gigantium Isarena 5,000
Esbjerg Energy Granly Hockey Arena 4,200
Frederikshavn White Hawks Scanel Hockey Arena 4,000
Gentofte Stars Gentofte Skøjtehal 1,160
Herlev Eagles DFDS Seaways Arena 1,740
Herning Blue Fox KVIK Hockey Arena 4,105
Hvidovre Fighters Allan Villadsen Ishockey Arena 2,000
Odense Bulldogs Odense Isstadion 3,280
Rungsted Seier Capital Saxo Bank Arena 2,460
Rødovre Mighty Bulls Rødovre Skøjte Arena 3,600
SønderjyskE Ishockey SE Arena 5,000

Regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Herning Blue Fox 50 30 8 4 8 193 124 +69 110 Qualification to Quarter-finals
2 Aalborg Pirates 50 28 4 3 15 156 111 +45 95
3 Frederikshavn White Hawks 50 24 3 6 17 172 129 +43 84
4 Rødovre Mighty Bulls 50 23 8 2 17 151 128 +23 87
5 Esbjerg Energy 50 23 6 5 16 151 130 +21 86
6 Rungsted Seier Capital 50 21 6 3 20 154 142 +12 78
7 Odense Bulldogs 50 22 2 7 19 141 149 −8 77 Qualification to Play-in
8 Gentofte Stars 50 18 4 8 20 108 134 −26 70
9 SønderjyskE 50 18 4 7 21 135 143 −8 69
10 Herlev Eagles[a] 50 10 4 2 34 107 186 −79 36
11 Hvidovre Fighters 50 6 3 5 36 92 184 −92 29
Updated to match(es) played on 27 February 2018. Source: Metal Ligaen
Notes:
  1. ^ Herlev Eagles were deducted four points due to bad economi.[1]

Play-offsEdit

  Wild-card round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                     
  1 Herning Blue Fox 4  
10 Herlev Eagles 1  
7 Odense Bulldogs 1     1 Herning Blue Fox 4  
10 Herlev Eagles 3     6 Rungsted Seier Capital 1  
4 Esbjerg Energy 4
  9 SønderjyskE 1  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first and second round)   1 Herning Blue Fox 1
  2 Aalborg Pirates 3
  2 Aalborg Pirates 4  
5 Frederikshavn White Hawks 0  
8 Gentofte Stars 1     2 Aalborg Pirates 4 Bronze medal game
9 SønderjyskE 3     3 Esbjerg Energy 3  
3 Rødovre Mighty Bulls 3   3 Esbjerg Energy 4g
  6 Rungsted Seier Capital 4     6 Rungsted Seier Capital 7g
g.^ ^ The score for third place is goals, not games.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dagen før sæsonstart: Ligaklub får pointstraf for økonomisk rod". sport.tv2.dk (in Danish). TV 2 Sport. Retrieved 7 September 2017.

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