Slovenská hokejová liga
The Slovenská hokejová liga (Slovak Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league composed of ten (plus one) teams in Slovakia. It is the second-level ice hockey league in Slovakia. Prior to its 2019 name change, it used to be known as 1. Hokejova Liga (1HL), or St. Nicolaus 1HL due to a sponsorship agreement with spirits brand St. Nicolaus Trade.
|Current season, competition or edition:|
2021–22 Slovak 1. Liga season
|No. of teams||10+1|
|HK Spišská Nová Ves|
|Most titles||HK Spišská Nová Ves & HC '05 Banská Bystrica |
(both 4 titles)
|Promotion to||Slovak Extraliga|
|Relegation to||2. liga|
Each regular season Slovenská hokejová liga game is composed of three 20-minute periods, with an intermission of a maximum of 18 minutes between periods. If the game is tied following the 60-minute regulation time, a five-minute three-on-three sudden death overtime period is played. If a game still is tied after the overtime period, a shootout decides the game. In a shootout, the team that scores the most penalty shots out of five attempts wins the game. If the game is still tied after the first five penalty-shot rounds, the shootout continues round by round, until one team scores while the other team fails to score.
Ten clubs play in the 2020–21 Slovak 1. Liga season.
|HC 19 Humenné||Humenné||Humenné Ice Stadium||4,500|
|HC Topoľčany||Topoľčany||Topvar Aréna||3,400|
|HK Martin||Martin||Martin Ice Stadium||4,200|
|HK Skalica||Skalica||Skalica Ice Stadium||4,100|
|Vlci Žilina||Žilina||Garmin Arena||6,200|
|HK 95 Panthers Považská Bystrica||Považská Bystrica||Považská Bystrica Ice Stadium||2,400|
|HK Spišská Nová Ves||Spišská Nová Ves||Spiš Aréna||5,458|
|MHK Dubnica nad Váhom||Dubnica nad Váhom||Dubnica Ice Stadium||3,000|
|HK Trnava||Trnava||Trnava Ice Stadium||3,800|
|HK Levice||Levice||Levice Ice Stadium||2,400|
Slovak 1. Liga ChampionsEdit