2018–19 Austrian Hockey League season

The 2018–19 Austrian Hockey League season began on 14 September 2018 and ended on 24 April 2019.[1] The defending champion were HC Bolzano. On 24 April 2018, EC KAC won the Austrian Hockey Championship for the 31st time in their history.[2]

2018–19 Erste Bank Eishockey Liga
LeagueErste Bank Eishockey Liga
SportIce hockey
Duration14 September 2018 – 24 April 2019
Number of teams12
Regular season
Season championsGraz 99ers
Season MVPPeter Schneider
Top scorerPeter Schneider
Finals championsEC KAC
  Runners-upVienna Capitals
Austrian Hockey League seasons

Following the regular season, bottom placed KHL Medveščak Zagreb announced they would not be participating in the second phase of the season at the Qualifying round due to financial and scheduling difficulties on 28 January 2019.[3] The Qualifying round was reduced to a pool of 5 teams each playing 8 games.

TeamsEdit

Team City Arena Capacity
Dornbirn Bulldogs   Dornbirn Messestadion Dornbirn 4,270
Moser Medical Graz 99ers   Graz Merkur-Eisarena 4,126
HC TWK Innsbruck   Innsbruck Tyrolean Ice Arena 3,000
EC KAC   Klagenfurt Stadthalle Klagenfurt 4,945
EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz   Linz Keine Sorgen EisArena 4,863
EC Red Bull Salzburg   Salzburg Eisarena Salzburg 3,200
Vienna Capitals   Vienna Albert Schultz Eishalle 7,022
EC Panaceo VSV   Villach Stadthalle Villach 4,500
HC Orli Znojmo   Znojmo Hostan Arena 4,800
SAPA Fehérvár AV19   Székesfehérvár Ifjabb Ocskay Gábor Ice Hall 3,500
HCB Alto Adige Alperia   Bolzano Eiswelle 7,200
Medveščak Zagreb   Zagreb Dom Sportova & Arena Zagreb 5,000 & 15,000

StandingsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Rank Team GP W L OTW OTL Goals Diff. Pts
1 Graz 99ers 44 23 11 8 2 170:118 +52 87
2 Vienna Capitals 44 24 10 5 5 162:117 +45 87
3 EC KAC 44 22 12 7 3 146:96 +50 83
4 EC Red Bull Salzburg 44 21 14 4 5 181:125 +56 76
5 HC Bolzano 44 22 14 2 6 131:108 +23 76
6 Fehérvár AV19 44 19 14 6 5 166:148 +18 74
7 EHC Black Wings Linz 44 20 17 2 5 142:129 +13 69
8 Orli Znojmo 44 19 21 1 3 164:163 +1 62
9 Dornbirn Bulldogs 44 17 18 2 7 136:148 -12 62
10 HC TWK Innsbruck 44 13 19 8 4 148:164 -16 59
11 EC VSV 44 8 29 5 2 110:158 -48 36
12 KHL Medveščak Zagreb 44 6 35 0 3 78:260 -182 21

Placement roundEdit

Rank Team GP W L OTW OTL Goals Diff. Pts (Bonus)
1 Vienna Capitals 10 8 0 2 0 47:21 +26 32 (4)
2 Graz 99ers 10 6 3 0 1 32:28 +4 25 (6)
3 EC KAC 10 4 5 1 0 28:22 +6 16 (2)
4 Fehérvár AV19 10 4 6 0 0 26:31 -5 12 (0)
5 EC Red Bull Salzburg 10 2 5 1 2 23:39 -16 11 (1)
6 HC Bolzano 10 2 7 0 1 25:40 -15 7 (0)

Qualification roundEdit

Rank Team GP W L OTW OTL Goals Diff. Pts (Bonus)
1 EHC Black Wings Linz 8 3 2 0 3 25:32 -7 18 (6)
2 Orli Znojmo 8 4 3 1 0 37:23 +14 18 (4)
3 HC TWK Innsbruck 8 4 3 0 1 27:24 +3 14 (1)
4 EC VSV 8 4 4 0 0 18:18 0 12 (0)
5 Dornbirn Bulldogs 8 1 4 3 0 20:30 -10 11 (2)

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
P1 Vienna Capitals 4
Q2 Orli Znojmo 1
P1 Vienna Capitals 4
P5 EC Red Bull Salzburg 3
P4 Fehérvár AV19 2
P5 EC Red Bull Salzburg 4
P1 Vienna Capitals 2
P3 EC KAC 4
P2 Graz 99ers 4
Q1 EHC Black Wings Linz 2
P2 Graz 99ers 0
P3 EC KAC 4
P3 EC KAC 4
P6 HC Bolzano 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018-19 EBEL Standings and schedule". Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. 2017-05-04. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  2. ^ "2019 EBEL Playoffs" (in German). Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. 2019-04-20. Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  3. ^ "News about the future of KHL Medveščak Zagreb" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak Zagreb. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.

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