Liga Nacional de Hockey Hielo
The National Ice Hockey League (Spanish: Liga Nacional de Hockey sobre Hielo) is the top men's ice hockey league in Spain. Its governing body is the Real Federación Española de Deportes de Hielo (RFEDH; Royal Spanish Federation of Ice Sports).
|Current season, competition or edition:|
2021–22 Liga Nacional de Hockey Hielo season
|No. of teams||5|
|FC Barcelona (2020–21)|
|Most titles||Jaca (14 titles)|
|Liga Nacional Femenina|
Liga Nacional de Hockey Hielo was established in 1972 as the Superliga Española de Hockey Hielo. There were six founding teams which participated in the first season, 1972–73: Real Sociedad, CH Jaca, CH Valladolid, CG Puigcerdà, CH Madrid and CF Barcelona.
Two years ago[when?], the league was composed of eight teams, but due to financial problems in almost all clubs, the league has reduced the number of participants year after year until only six today. The clubs still competing for the championship are the ones who have more history in the championship and number of followers.
The regular season of Liga Nacional de Hockey Hielo takes place between September and November, with every team playing each other three times (two in home and one away or one home and two away) for a total of 15 matches. Points are awarded according to the following:
- 3 points for a win
- 2 points for a win in extra time
- 1 point for a loss in extra time
- 0 points for a loss
Playoffs and relegationEdit
Upon completion of the regular season, the top four teams play in the championship playoffs. There are no promotions from 2ª División unless a team from 1ª División is relegated due to economic constraints.
|Txuri Urdin||Donostia (San Sebastián)||Txuri Urdin Izotz Jauregia||650||1st, Champions|
|Puigcerdà||Puigcerdà||Pista de Gel de Puigcerdà||1,456||2nd, Runners-up|
|Barcelona||Barcelona||Palau de Gel||1,256||3rd, Semifinals|
|Majadahonda||Majadahonda||Pista de hielo La Nevera||350||4th Semifinals|
|Jaca||Jaca||Pabellón de Hielo||1,900||5th|
Champions by seasonEdit
(1) Under 20 category
(2) Under 21 category
Titles by teamEdit
|Jaca||13||1984, 1991, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016|
|CHH Txuri Urdin||12||1976, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|CH Casco Viejo Bilbao (CH Vizcaya)||6||1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983.|
|CG Puigcerdà||6||1986, 1989, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2020|
|FC Barcelona||6||1987, 1988, 1997, 2002, 2009, 2021|
|Real Sociedad||3||1973, 1974, 1975|
|CD Hielo Bipolo||2||2013, 2014|