Serie A1 (italian roller hockey)

The main Italian clubs competition is the Serie A1 (english Serie A1 italian roller). It contains 14 teams.

Serie A1
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2021-22 Serie A1
Serie A1 logo.png
SportRoller Hockey
Founded1922; 100 years ago (1922)
No. of teams14
CountryItaly
ConfederationWSE
Most recent
champion(s)
Amatori Lodi (4th title)
(2020-21)
Most titlesHockey Novara (32 titles)
TV partner(s)Rai Sport
Relegation toSerie A2
International cup(s)European League
WS Europe Cup
Official websiteSerie A1

HistoryEdit

The italian championship was formed in 1922 by the first teams who subscribed to the newborn italian federation FIPR (Federazione Italiana Pattinaggio a Rotelle).

After 3 years the teams attending the national championship were divided into two different federations and none of them controlled by the fascist regime so that the national team wasn't representing nor being nominated by the regime.

The CONI's President Lando Ferretti decided to close both federations acting a forced merging of skating and hockey teams into the new FIPR supervising the programmed developing of the roller skating sport in Italy.

The "italian championship" turned into "National Division", new denomination adopted from 1928 to 1942. Season 1942 had been last played one before the Allied forces entered Italy during WW2.

At the end of the war the championship had been reestablished on a national basis changing the name and adopting Serie A as commonly used for the football national championship.

In 1982 the Serie A and Serie B teams decided to developing both championships by nominating a new organization in order to directly run press information and championship fixtures. This organization took same italian basketball name and purposes copying part of the name: Lega Nazionale Hockey Pista. Offices were settled in Monza up to season 1986-1987. At the beginning of season 1987-1988 offices moved to Milan just to find a closer location suitable to air and railway main transport stations. The board of direction opted for the Stazione Centrale, in Via Ponte Seveso, just 100 meters away the railway station.

The board decided to change "Serie A" and "Serie B" into "Serie A1" and "Serie A2", leaving "Serie B" for the lower inter regional championships - the former "Serie C".

Serie A1 and Serie A2 are still the names of the top italian championships, but the "Lega Nazionale Hockey Pista" is no more organizing them because FIHP decided to close the milanese offices in 2018.

Competition formatEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The first stage (stagione regolare) is played as a regular league with each of the 14 teams playing each other home and away. A win is worth 3 points and a draw one. The last three teams are relegated to the Serie A2.

Play-outEdit

The 11th and 12th placed teams face two teams from the Serie A2 in a best-out-of-3 series. The winners remain in the top league.

Championship play-offEdit

The first eight placed teams of the regular season fight for the championship in an elimination format in a best-out-of-3 series. The final is played in a best-out-of-5 format with the winner claiming the national championship.

ChampionsEdit

Wins by teamEdit

  • Extinct clubs in italics.
Nr Team Year
32 Hockey Novara 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
19 US Triestina/DPI Trieste 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967
7 Hockey Monza 1951, 1953, 1956, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1968
4 Roller Monza 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996
Follonica 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Forte dei Marmi 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
Amatori Lodi 1981, 2017, 2018, 2021
3 Amatori Vercelli 1983, 1984, 1986
Valdagno 2010, 2012, 2013
2 HC Sempione 1923, 1924
Amatori Modena 1957, 1960
Breganze 1976, 1979
Bassano 54 2004, 2009
1 HC Polese
Milan SHC
Edera Trieste
GSH Trissino
AFP Giovinazzo
Reggiana Hockey
Seregno Hockey
Primavera Prato
CGC Viareggio
1922
1935
1948
1978
1980
1982
1991
2003
2011

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