1994–95 DEL season

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1994-95 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Logo 1994.png
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Sport Ice Hockey
Number of teams 18
1994-95
Season champions Kölner Haie
DEL seasons

The 1994–95 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season was the inaugural season of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (English: German Ice Hockey League). The Kölner Haie (English: Cologne Sharks) the won the first DEL season to become German Champions.

The first season 1994-95 started with 18 teams, twelve from the old 1st Bundesliga, six from the 2nd Bundesliga.

The new league immediately attracted corporate sponsorship with the Krombacher Brewery featuring a prominent spot on the league logo.

Regular season[edit]

In the main round the 18 teams played a home-and-away schedule and, in regional groups, a second single round. After this, the play-off round of the last sixteen in the mode best of seven took place . The semi-finals and final were played in the mode best of five. The hope to be able to avoid the troubles of the old Bundesliga by stricter financial controls did not materialise in the first season. EC Hedos München, the Bundesliga's last champion, now renamed Mad Dogs Munich, folded on 18 December 1994.

Team GP Win Tie Lost OTL GF:GA Points
1. BSC Preussen 44 33 0 8 3 228:127 69
2. EV Landshut 44 31 3 8 2 187:98 67
3. Adler Mannheim 44 29 6 9 0 164:108 64
4. Krefelder EV 44 29 3 10 2 203:127 63
5. Düsseldorfer EG 44 29 4 10 1 196:128 63
6. Kölner Haie 44 28 2 12 2 185:125 60
7. Kassel Huskies 44 22 4 17 1 145:138 48
8. SB Rosenheim 44 20 7 16 1 131:124 48
9. Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 44 18 7 17 2 174:148 45
10. Frankfurt Lions 44 16 5 22 1 110:140 38
11. Kaufbeurer Adler 44 12 7 21 4 138:181 35
12. EHC 80 Nürnberg 44 11 9 23 1 151:187 32
13. Augsburger Panther 44 12 7 25 0 137:189 31
14. EC Hannover 44 13 4 26 1 120:177 31
15. ESG Sachsen Weißwasser 44 8 5 27 4 89:182 25
16. Ratinger Löwen 44 9 5 29 1 102:214 24
17. EHC Eisbären Berlin 44 10 2 32 0 136:229 22
18. Mad Dogs München folded

GP = Games Played; OTL = Overtime Loss; GF:GA = Goals for and against
Color code:     = Direct Playoff qualification,     = Playoff qualification round,     = No playoff

Playoffs[edit]

Since 16 teams qualified for the playoffs, and the Mad Dogs München folded, only the Eisbären Berlin did not participate. The first two rounds were played as a best-of-five, and the semifinals and finals as a best-of-seven.

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                       
1. BSC Preussen 4
16. Ratinger Löwen 0
1. BSC Preussen 4
9. Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 0
8. Starbulls Rosenheim 3
9. Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 4
1. BSC Preussen 1
6. Kölner Haie 3
3. Adler Mannheim 4
14. EC Hannover 1
3. Adler Mannheim 1
6. Kölner Haie 4
6. Kölner Haie 4
11. Kaufbeurer Adler 0
2. EV Landshut 2
6. Kölner Haie 3
2. EV Landshut 4
15. ESG Sachsen Weißwasser 0
2. EV Landshut 4
7. Kassel Huskies 0
7. Kassel Huskies 4
10. Frankfurt Lions 1
2. EV Landshut 3
4. Krefelder EV 2
4. Krefelder EV 4
13. Augsburger EV 1
4. Krefelder EV 4
5. Düsseldorfer EG 1
5. Düsseldorfer EG 4
12. EHC 80 Nürnberg 1

First round[edit]

Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
BSC Preussen Ratinger Löwen 4:0 4:0 9:2 4:3 4:1
EV Landshut ESG Sachsen Weißwasser 4:0 5:1 5:2 4:1 7:3
Adler Mannheim EC Hannover 4:1 8:2 6:1 2:4 6:1 8:4
Krefelder EV Augsburger EV 4:1 6:2 2:3 9:8 SO 7:6 5:2
Düsseldorfer EG EHC 80 Nürnberg 4:1 7:1 5:0 2:4 4:2 9:0
Kölner Haie Kaufbeurer Adler 4:0 5:1 4:3 5:1 8:2
Kassel Huskies Frankfurt Lions 4:1 6:5 4:3 2:5 5:3 2:1 OT
Starbulls Rosenheim Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 3:4 2:0 3:8 2:6 5:2 4:3 n.V. 3:6 5:6 OT

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Quarterfinals[edit]

Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
BSC Preussen - Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 4:0 5:1 4:1 3:2 OT 8:3
EV Landshut - Kassel Huskies 4:0 4:3 6:3 6:3 11:4
Adler Mannheim - Kölner Haie 1:4 3:4 2:3 5:3 2:7 0:6
Krefelder EV - Düsseldorfer EG 4:1 1:0 5:4 OT 3:9 5:3 4:1

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Semifinals[edit]

Game 1 2 3 4 5
BSC Preussen - Kölner Haie 1:3 3:1 2:5 1:5 0:3
EV Landshut - Krefelder EV 3:2 3:4 OT 2:5 6:2 3:2 5:0

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Finals[edit]

Game 1 2 3 4 5
EV Landshut - Kölner Haie 2:3 4:3 1:5 4:1 2:8 0:4

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

With the last game, the Kölner Haie became the first DEL Champion and German Champions for the 7th time in the club history.

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