2020–21 EWHL season

The 2020–21 EWHL season was the seventeenth season of the European Women's Hockey League (EWHL) since the league’s creation in 2004. It was the second season since the league's administrative and organizational duties were transferred to the Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation (HIHF/MJSZ).[1]

2020–21 EWHL season
LeagueEuropean Women's Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Duration26 September 2020 – 21 February 2021
Number of games16 per team
Number of teams9
Regular Season
Season championsKMH Budapest
  Runners-upŠKP Bratislava
Top scorerHayley Williams (KMH Budapest)
Playoffs
Finals championsKMH Budapest
  Runners-upEHV Sabres
Seasons
← 2019–20
2021–22 →

KMH Budapest played a perfect season in which they won all sixteen games to claim the regular season title. KMH held steady in the playoffs, shutting out their opponents in both games on the way to winning the team's third consecutive EWHL Championship title.[2][3]

KMH Budapest players also dominated the league‘s individual statistics. KMH forward Hayley Williams narrowly beat out teammate Alexandra Huszák as top point scorer in the regular season, with 9 goals and 22 assists for 31 points in fifteen games played. Huszák was the EWHL top goal scorer, netting 18 goals in 13 games played. Eighteen year old Zsófia Tóth topped the goaltender statistics with a stellar .972 save percentage and 0.83 goals against average.[3]

TeamsEdit

Team Location Home venue Head coach
Aisulu Almaty   Almaty Baluan Sholak Sports Palace Alexander Maltsev
DEC Salzburg Eagles   Salzburg Eisarena Salzburg Johanna Ikonen
EHV Sabres Vienna   Vienna Erste Bank Arena Risto Kurkinen
EV Bozen Eagles   Bolzano PalaOnda Stefano Daprà
KMH Budapest   Budapest Tüskesátor Mika Väärälä
Lakers Kärnten   Villach Stadthalle Villach Günther Ropatsch
MAC Budapest   Budapest Kisstadion András Kis
Silesian Metropolis Katowice   Katowice Jantor Janów Tomasz Marznica
ŠKP Bratislava   Bratislava Ossiacher See Halle Tomáš Segíň

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season began on 26 September 2020 and ended on 21 February 2021. MAC Budapest were the regular season champions after playing a perfect season, in which they won all sixteen games in regulation time.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final Result
1 KMH Budapest 16 16 0 0 0 81 18 +63 48 Advanced to playoffs
2 ŠKP Bratislava 16 12 0 0 4 63 39 +24 36
3 EHV Sabres 16 11 1 0 4 57 29 +28 35
4 MAC Budapest 16 9 1 2 4 62 40 +22 31
5 Aisulu Almaty 16 7 1 2 6 55 39 +16 25 Did not advance
6 DEC Salzburg 16 6 1 0 9 42 67 −25 20
7 Metropolis Katowice 16 3 1 0 12 35 65 −30 11
8 Lakers Kärnten 16 2 1 0 13 31 83 −52 8
9 EV Bolzano 16 0 0 2 14 13 60 −47 2
Updated to match(es) played on 21 February 2021. Source: European Women's Hockey League[4]

Player statisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

The following players led the league in points at the conclusion of the regular season on 21 February 2021.[5][6]

Player Team GP G A Pts
1 Hayley Williams KMH Budapest 15 9 22 31
2 Alexandra Huszák KMH Budapest 13 18 12 30
3 Fanni Gasparics MAC Budapest 16 17 12 29
4 Annika Fazokas DEC Salzburg 16 17 10 27
5 Danielle Hartje ŠKP Bratislava 16 11 14 25
6 Karolina Późniewska Katowice 16 8 15 23
7 Emilie Brigham DEC Salzburg 16 12 9 21
8 Roxanne Rioux Aisulu Almaty 16 9 9 18
9 Kinga Jókai Szilágyi EHV Sabres 16 8 10 18
10 Kayla Nielsen EHV Sabres 14 9 8 17
11 Tatiana Ištocyová ŠKP Bratislava 16 5 12 17

GoaltendersEdit

The following goaltenders lead the league in save percentage at the conclusion of the season on 21 February 2021, while starting at least one third of matches.[6][7]

Player Team GP TOI W L SA GA SO SV% GAA
1 Zsófia Tóth KMH Budapest 7 363 6 0 177 5 1 .972 0.83
2 Selma Luggin EHV Sabres 10 581 8 2 311 11 3 .965 1.14
3 Maude Lévesque-Ryan KMH Budapest 9 537:37 9 0 195 13 2 .933 1.45
4 Carmen Lasis DEC Salzburg 16 945:35 7 9 761 59 1 .922 3.74
5 Nikola Zimková ŠKP Bratislava 6 360:00 5 1 133 11 0 .917 1.84
6 Darya Dmitriyeva Aisulu Almaty 10 569:13 4 6 257 23 3 .909 2.42
7 Anikó Németh MAC Budapest 16 930 10 6 394 37 4 .906 2.39
8 Jessica Ekrt EHV Sabres 7 378:56 4 2 177 17 0 .904 2.69
9 Agata Kosińska Metropolis Katowice 9 490:22 3 5 329 33 0 .900 4.04
10 Molly Jenkins Aisulu Almaty 7 399:53 4 2 149 15 1 .899 2.25

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinal Championship final
      
1 KMH Budapest 1
4 MAC Budapest 0
1 KMH Budapest 1
3 EHV Sabres 0
2 ŠKP Bratislava 1
3 EHV Sabres 0 Bronze medal game
2 ŠKP Bratislava 1
4 MAC Budapest 0

SemifinalsEdit

27 February 2021 (2021-02-27)
14:00
KMH Budapest  3–2
1–1 / 1–1 / 0–0 / 0–0
  MAC BudapestTüskesátor, Budapest
Game reference
Zsófia TóthGoaliesAnikó NémethReferees:
Gergely Korbuly
Márk Kókai
Linesmen:
Adrienn Paulheim
Bence Kövesi
0–12:24 – Gasparics (Odnoga, Gowie)
Escudero (SH) – 10:351–1
1–229:15 – Pázmándi (Pártos, Gasparics)
Williams (Huszák, Szamosfalvi) – 29:462–2
Alexandra Huszák
6 minPenalties6 min
40Shots32
February 27, 2021 (2021-02-27)
17:00
ŠKP Bratislava  3–4
2–1 / 1–1 / 0–1 / 0–1
  EHV SabresTüskesátor, Budapest
Game reference
Nikola ZimkováGoaliesSelma LugginReferees:
Barna Kis-Király
Bonifác Máhr-Stumpf
Linesmen:
Zóra Gottlibet
Bernadett Holzer
Hartje (L. Ištocyová) – 1:131–0
Hartje (L. Ištocyová, Vysokajová) – 9:132–0
2–118:23 – Hofbauer
2–220:27 – Edney (PS)
Vysokajová (T. Ištocyová) – 27:213–2
3–359:49 – Trummer (Jókai-Szilágyi, Nielsen) (PP)
3–461:41 – Trummer (PS)
14 minPenalties4 min
29Shots32

Bronze medal gameEdit

28 February 2021 (2021-02-28)
10:30
ŠKP Bratislava  1–0
0–0 / 1–0 / 0–0
  MAC BudapestTüskesátor, Budapest
Game reference
Nikola ZimkováGoaliesAnikó NémethReferees:
Bonifác Máhr-Stumpf
Márk Kókai
Linesmen:
Bence Kövesi
Zóra Gottlibet
Kapičáková (T. Ištocyová, Korenková) – 38:531–0
8 minPenalties6 min
24Shots23

Championship finalEdit

28 February 2021 (2021-02-28)
13:30
KMH Budapest  3–0
1–0 / 2–0 / 0–0
  EHV SabresTüskesátor, Budapest
Game reference
Zsófia TóthGoaliesSelma LugginReferees:
Barna Kis-Király
Gergely Korbuly
Linesmen:
Bernadett Holzer
Adrienn Paulheim
Somogyi (Ungár, Kiss-Simon) – 9:111–0
Tarnowski (Szamosfalvi, Tóth) (PP) – 28:162–0
Tarnowski (SH) – 39:443–0
16 minPenalties24 min
33Shots44

Player statisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

The following players led the league in playoff points.[8][9]

Player Team GP G A Pts
1 Danielle Hartje ŠKP Bratislava 2 2 0 2
1 Natasza Tarnowski KMH Budapest 2 2 0 2
1 Anja Trummer EHV Sabres 2 2 0 2
4 Fanni Gasparics MAC Budapest 2 1 1 2
4 Sofia Vysokajová ŠKP Bratislava 2 1 1 2
6 Lucia Ištocyová ŠKP Bratislava 2 0 2 2
6 Tatiana Ištocyová ŠKP Bratislava 2 0 2 2
6 Petra Szamosfalvi KMH Budapest 2 0 2 2

GoaltendersEdit

The following goaltenders recorded time in net during the playoffs.[10]

Player Team GP TOI W L SA GA SO SV% GAA
1 Zsófia Tóth KMH Budapest 2 125 2 0 74 2 1 .974 0.96
2 Anikó Németh MAC Budapest 2 123 0 2 63 3 0 .952 1.47
3 Nikola Zimková ŠKP Bratislava 2 122 1 1 55 4 1 .927 1.97
4 Selma Luggin EHV Sabres 2 119 1 1 62 6 0 .903 3.04

AwardsEdit

2020–21 All-Star TeamEdit

Sources: [3][11]

ReferencesEdit

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