Until Sunday’s entry deadline all twelve currently active Erste Bank Eishockey Liga clubs have submitted entry for the upcoming 2017/18 campaign. In addition, KHL Medvescak Zagreb brought forward all required guarantees for a possible return.
On Sunday the first part of the regular season came to an end with the top trio in Qualification Round getting wins. In addition, Dornbirner Eishockey Club moved up one to start Qualification Round with one bonus point. Everything remained the same for the Pick Round places, though.
On Friday EC Red Bull Salzburg, EC-KAC and Moser Medical Graz99ers, who surprised leader UPC Vienna Capitals with a 3:1 win, were successful on the road. On the contrary EC VSV, EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz and Dornbirner Eishockey Club earned home wins.