Swiss League

  (Redirected from National League B)

The Swiss League is the second tier of the main professional ice hockey league in Switzerland, behind the National League. The winners of this league each season play a best-of-seven series against the bottom team of the NL and, if they win, they are promoted, while the National League team is relegated to the Swiss League.

Swiss League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019–20 Swiss League season
Swiss League logo.png
FormerlyNational League B
Swiss League
SportIce hockey
No. of teams12
Country  Switzerland
Most recent
SC Langenthal
TV partner(s)SRG, UPC
Promotion toNational League
Relegation toMySports League
National League

Prior to the 2017–18 season, the league was formerly called National League B.[1] The league attendance in 2018–19 was about 2,700 spectators.

Current teamsEdit

Team Location Arena Capacity Founded Joined league
City Canton
HC Ajoie Porrentruy   Jura Raiffeisen Arena 4,600 1973 2000
HC La Chaux-de-Fonds La Chaux-de-Fonds   Neuchâtel Patinoire des Mélèzes 7,200 1919 2001
GCK Lions Küsnacht   Zurich Eishalle Küsnacht 2,200 1932 2000
EHC Kloten Kloten   Zurich Swiss Arena 7,719 1934 2018
SC Langenthal Langenthal   Berne Schoren Halle 4,500 1946 2002
EHC Olten Olten   Solothurn Kleinholz Stadion 6,500 1934 1994
HC Sierre Sierre   Valais Patinoire de Graben 4,500 1933 2019
HCB Ticino Rockets Biasca   Ticino Raiffeisen BiascArena 3,800 1987 2016
HC Thurgau Weinfelden   Thurgau Güttingersreuti 3,200 1989 2006
EHC Visp Visp   Valais Lonza Arena 5,150 1941 1999
EHC Winterthur Winterthur   Zurich Zielbau Arena 3,000 1929 2015
EVZ Academy Zug   Zug Bossard Arena / Academy Arena 7,015 / 1,500 2016 2016

Former TeamsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Resolutions of the National League Assembly regarding the 2017–18 season" (in German). Swiss Ice Hockey Federation. June 21, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 47°25′05″N 7°04′40″E / 47.4181°N 7.0778°E / 47.4181; 7.0778