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16 teams of three nations are ready to begin a new era in the international Ice hockey, starting the Alps Hockey League on September 17th. Eight Italian Teams, seven from Austria and one club of Slovenia take part in the perspective future project and fight in a maximum of 347 games for the first title. All AHL-news are already online at the brand new webpage www.alps.hockey.
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Internationality is also the big topic in communication of the Alps Hockey League. The latest news, previews and game reports will be published in the three languages English, German and Italian at our brand new website. The English version with the latest news is already reachable under www.alps.hockey, the German and Italian website will be published as of August 1st. Furthermore, the latest news of AHL are also published at our new facebook site https://www.facebook.com/AlpsHockey/

The new, official AHL-Logo is ready for your use. The three colors of the logo green, red, blue embody the three colors of the countries and therefore the internationality of the league.

Game Mode: The season is split in three phases. In the regular season the teams play in two full rounds against each other – 30 games per team. The first six teams qualify for the Master-Round in the second phase and have already a guaranteed ticket for the AHL-Playoffs.

Phase 1) Regular Season

The competition will be carried out in one group.

Please find the detailed schedule of the Regular Season here

Phase 2a): “ Master Round”:

The teams placed first to sixth of Phase 1 will play a round robin amongst them to decide the placements for the play-offs. The Points from the regular season will not be taken along. The first placed team receives six bonus points, the second placed team receives four bonus points, the third-placed team receives two bonus points and the fourth-placed team receives one bonus point. Teams placed in fifth and sixth after the regular season will not receive bonus points. During the Master Round the top 6 teams play for the privilege to pick their quarterfinal opponent.

Phase 2b): “Qualification Round A and Qualification Round B”:

The teams ranked on the places 7-16 are split in the second phase, the qualification round, into two groups of five teams. The Points from the regular season will not be taken along. The best placed team of each group receives six bonus points, the second best receives four bonus points, the third-best receives two bonus points and the next best team receives one bonus point. The last team after the Regular Season will not receive a bonus point in each group. The two winners of the qualification round groups assure the last tickets for the quarterfinals.

Phase 3) Playoffs

The eight qualified teams play out the champion. The first two playoff-series (quarterfinals and semifinals) are played in a “best-of-five” mode, the finals will be "best-of-seven". In the quarterfinals the first three teams have the right to pick their opponent of the teams ranked from 5-8.

Game Mode Overview:

Phase 1: Regular Season:

Teams

Games per team

16 Teams

30 Games


Phase 2: Master-Round / Qualification-Round:              


Master-Round

Qualification Round A

Qualification Round B

Teams

Games/Team

Teams

Games/Team

Teams

Games/Team

Top 6 Teams

10 Games

7/10/11/14/15

8

8/9/12/13/16

8

Top 3: right to pick

Winner qualifies for QF

Winner qualifies for QF


Phase 3: Playoffs:          


Quarter-Finals (Best of Five) / Semi-Finals (Best of Five) / Finals (Best of Seven-Series)

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