1998–99 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season

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1998–99 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Logo 1997.svg
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Sport Ice Hockey
Number of teams 14
1998–99
Season champions Adler Mannheim
DEL seasons

The 1998–99 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season was the 5th season of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (English: German Ice Hockey League).

Adler Mannheim continued their dominance in German ice-hockey and became the DEL Champion for the third time in row, winning a German title for the fourth time in their history. The league had only 14 teams, as the Kaufbeurer Adler and Düsseldorfer EG were forced out due to financial reasons.

Regular season[edit]

The first 8 placed teams qualified for the playoffs.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF:GA Points
1. Nürnberg Ice Tigers 52 30 7 2 15 199:142 106
2. Eisbären Berlin 52 26 4 5 17 210:163 91
3. Adler Mannheim 52 24 5 7 16 208:182 89
4. Frankfurt Lions 52 25 5 4 18 184:168 89
5. Kölner Haie 52 21 9 7 15 182:159 88
6. EV Landshut 52 21 8 9 14 163:140 88
7. Krefeld Pinguine 52 23 7 4 18 183:159 87
8. Augsburger Panther 52 22 8 3 19 175:166 85
9. Kassel Huskies 52 24 4 4 20 165:145 84
10. Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 52 19 4 7 22 195:217 72
11. Hannover Scorpions 52 18 3 6 25 175:195 66
12. Starbulls Rosenheim 52 15 6 5 26 169:213 62
13. Berlin Capitals 52 12 4 8 28 146:205 52
14. Revierlöwen Oberhausen 52 10 0 3 39 148:254 33

GP = Games played, W = Win, OTW = Overtime Win, OTL = Overtime loss, L = Loss
    = Qualified for playoffs     = Season ended

Player Awards[edit]

Category Name Team Record
Most points Martin Jiranek Nürnberg Ice Tigers 69 Points
Most goals Jan Alston Adler Mannheim 33 Goals
Most assists John Chabot Frankfurt Lions 52 Assists
Best goalie Petr Bříza EV Landshut 2.51 Goals-Against-Average
Best defender Chris Snell Frankfurt Lions 51 Points

Playoff[edit]

The playoffs were played in a best-of-five mode.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
1 Nürnberg Ice Tigers 3
8 Augsburger Panther 2
1 Nürnberg Ice Tigers 3
4 Frankfurt Lions 0
4 Frankfurt Lions 3
5 Kölner Haie 2
1 Nürnberg Ice Tigers 2
3 Adler Mannheim 3
2 Eisbären Berlin 3
7 Krefeld Pinguine 1
2 Eisbären Berlin 1
3 Adler Mannheim 3
3 Adler Mannheim 3
6 EV Landshut 0

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals were played starting March 12, 1999.

Game 1 2 3 4 5
Nürnberg Ice Tigers Augsburger Panther 3:2 5:4 5:6 OT 5:1 1:2 OT 2:1
Eisbären Berlin Krefeld Pinguine 3:1 3:2 2:4 5:4 OT 6:5 OT
Adler Mannheim EV Landshut 3:0 2:0 5:3 5:2
Frankfurt Lions Kölner Haie 3:2 5:4 1:2 5:2 2:3 OT 4:3 OT

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were played starting March 26, 1999. The regular season best placed team left played against the worst, and the second best vs. third best.

Game 1 2 3 4 5
Nürnberg Ice Tigers Frankfurt Lions 3:0 5:1 3:2 2:1
Eisbären Berlin Adler Mannheim 1:3 2:4 0:6 2:1 OT 3:9

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Finals[edit]

The finals were played starting April 18 with the Nürnberg Ice Tigers playing home first, due to better regular season placement.

Game 1 2 3 4 5
Nürnberg Ice Tigers Adler Mannheim 2:3 2:1 OT 1:5 3:2 3:4 2:3

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

With the last game, Adler Mannheim continued their dominance in German ice-hockey and became the DEL Champion for the third time in row, winning a German title for the fourth time in their history.

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