1999–2000 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season

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1999–2000 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Logo 1997.svg
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Sport Ice Hockey
Number of teams 15
1999–2000
Season champions München Barons
DEL seasons

The 1999–2000 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season was the 6th season of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (English: German Ice Hockey League). An agreement was reached between DEL and the 1. Liga. With DEL being the top-level league, it would be known as the DEL - Die 1. Bundesliga, and the 1. Liga as the 2. Bundesliga. A new logo displaying the full name was introduced at the same time.

The regular season was played from September 10, 1999 until March 12, 2000; the playoffs started soon thereafter on March 17. The München Barons, who bought their license from the EV Landshut, became DEL champions.

A number of major changes were introduced this season. One change was the reintroduction of relegation. However, while the Moskitos Essen were to be relegated, they were granted a stay as the Starbulls Rosenheim had to retread due to finance issues.

The second change was that there would be no overtime played; in case a game ends in a tie after the regular periods, shootouts commenced.

Regular season[edit]

All teams played each other 4 times, for a total of 56 rounds. The first 8 placed teams qualified for the playoffs.

Team GP W SOW SOL L GF:GA Points
1. Kölner Haie 56 33 2 11 10 217:144 114
2. München Barons 56 31 5 6 14 208:155 109
3. Krefeld Pinguine 56 28 6 5 17 213:171 101
4. Kassel Huskies 56 28 2 9 17 168:137 97
5. Adler Mannheim 56 27 6 4 19 199:181 97
6. Berlin Capitals 56 24 9 7 16 183:172 97
7. Frankfurt Lions 56 24 8 4 20 190:175 92
8. Augsburger Panther 56 25 5 2 24 175:166 87
9. Hannover Scorpions 56 21 6 3 26 187:198 78
10. Nürnberg Ice Tigers 56 23 2 2 29 169:179 75
11. Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 56 18 5 9 24 160:185 73
12. Starbulls Rosenheim 56 19 5 4 28 168:201 71
13. Eisbären Berlin 56 21 2 3 30 181:193 70
14. Revierlöwen Oberhausen 56 10 9 3 34 141:201 51
15. Moskitos Essen 56 13 3 3 37 128:229 48

GP = Games played, W = Win, SOW = Shootout Win, SOL = Shootout Loss, L = Loss
    = Qualified for playoffs     = Continue play to determine relegation

Player Awards[edit]

Category Name Team Record
Most points Canada Jan Alston Adler Mannheim 74 Points
Most goals Russia Sergej Wostrikow Augsburger Panther 36 Goals
Most assists Sweden Peter Larsson Augsburger Panther 51 Assists
Best goalie Canada Andrew Verner Kölner Haie 0.922 save %
Best defender Canada Shane Peacock München Barons 52 Points

Relegation Round[edit]

In the relegation round, all teams played each other once and the points were added to the regular season standings.

Team GP W SOW SOL L GF:GA Points
1. Hannover Scorpions 68 26 9 4 29 257:245 100
2. Nürnberg Ice Tigers 68 29 3 3 33 169:179 96
3. Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 68 24 5 9 30 199:232 91
4. Starbulls Rosenheim 68 23 5 8 31 213:244 90
5. Eisbären Berlin 68 25 2 4 37 230:256 83
6. Revierlöwen Oberhausen 68 16 11 4 37 174:234 74
7. Moskitos Essen 68 15 5 3 45 167:282 58

GP = Games played, W = Win, SOW = Shootout Win, SOL = Shootout Loss, L = Loss
    = Qualified for next season     = Relegation

The Moskitos Essen should have been relegated. However, the Starbulls Rosenheim transferred their DEL license to the Iserlohner EC and pulled themselves voluntarily out of the league due to financial trouble. The matter went to court and the Moskitos won an order to stay in the league.[1]

Playoff[edit]

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

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
1 Kölner Haie 3
8 Augsburger Panther 0
1 Kölner Haie 3
6 Berlin Capitals 0
3 Krefeld Pinguine 1
6 Berlin Capitals 3
1 Kölner Haie 1
2 München Barons 3
2 München Barons 3
7 Frankfurt Lions 2
2 München Barons 3
4 Kassel Huskies 0
4 Kassel Huskies 3
5 Adler Mannheim 2

Quarterfinals[edit]

Quarterfinals started March 17, 2000

Game 1 2 3 4 5
Kölner Haie Augsburger Panther 3:0 4:2 4:2 5:3
München Barons Frankfurt Lions 3:2 2:3 5:0 3:0 3:5 4:1
Krefeld Pinguine Berlin Capitals 1:3 2:1 4:5 3:4 3:4
Kassel Huskies Adler Mannheim 3:2 3:1 0:4 0:2 7:1 7:2

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinals started April 1 with the regular season best placed team left played against the worst, and the second best vs. third best.

Game 1 2 3 4 5
Kölner Haie Berlin Capitals 3:0 2:1 5:1 4:1
München Barons Kassel Huskies 3:0 4:0 2:1 4:2

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Finals[edit]

Finals started Aprile 22nd, with the Kölner Haie playing home first, due to better regular season placement.

Game 1 2 3 4 5
Kölner Haie München Barons 1:3 5:3 2:3 0:3 3:4

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

With the last game, the München Barons became the DEL Champion, winning a German title for the first time in their history.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DEB will sich im «Fall Iserlohn» wehren, eishockey-magazin.de (de)