2001–02 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season

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2001–02 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Logo 2001.svg
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Sport Ice Hockey
Number of teams 16
2001–02
Season champions Kölner Haie
DEL seasons

The 2001–02 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season was the 8th season since the founding of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (English: German Ice Hockey League). The league also introduced a new logo, that will stay in use until the 2011-2012 season.

The Kölner Haie won the DEL Championship the second time in their history, making it the eighth time they held the German Champion title.

Relegation was reintroduced for this season and after a playdown the Berlin Capitals were relegated to the 2nd Bundesliga. This would not be the only teams leaving the league, as the DEL withdrew the license for the Moskitos Essen and Revierlöwen Oberhausen. The Revierlöwen Oberhausen were not able to provide an DEL-sized arena and the Moskitos Essen were insolvent.

Regular season[edit]

The first 8 placed teams qualified for the playoffs. The last two were heading for a playdown series to determine the team to relegate.

Team GP W SOW SOL L GF:GA Points
1. München Barons 60 33 10 2 15 182:138 121
2. Adler Mannheim 60 34 6 6 14 186:135 120
3. Krefeld Pinguine 60 34 6 4 16 210:162 118
4. Nürnberg Ice Tigers 60 31 7 4 18 180:134 111
5. Kassel Huskies 60 26 6 8 20 157:147 98
6. Kölner Haie 60 27 3 6 24 173:153 93
7. Eisbären Berlin 60 25 6 5 24 177:166 92
8. Augsburger Panther 60 23 8 6 23 185:189 91
9. DEG Metro Stars 60 23 8 3 26 143:139 88
10. Hannover Scorpions 60 21 4 7 28 180:201 78
11. Frankfurt Lions 60 20 7 2 31 156:199 76
12. Iserlohn Roosters 60 19 4 9 28 154:183 74
13. Revierlöwen Oberhausen 60 18 5 6 31 168:187 70
14. Moskitos Essen 60 18 3 8 31 163:195 68
15. Berlin Capitals 60 19 6 5 30 168:205 68
16. Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 60 18 2 10 30 134:183 68

GP = Games played, W = Win, SOW = Shootout Win, SOL = Shootout loss, L = Loss
    = Qualified for playoffs     = Season ended     = Relegation playdown

Playdown[edit]

The two lastplaced Berlin Capitals and Schwenninger Wild Wings played a playdown best-of-seven series to determine who will be relegated.

Game 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Berlin Capitals Schwenninger Wild Wings 3:4 0:5 2:1 6:3 1:5 3:2 1:4 5:7

The Berlin Capitals were to be relegated. Irrespective of their misfortunes on the ice, they would not have been able to join the DEL for the next season, as the league withdrew their license for non-compliance with the regulations.

Playoff[edit]

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

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
1 München Barons 3
8 Augsburg Panther 1
1 München Barons 2
6 Kölner Haie 3
3 Krefeld Pinguine 0
6 Kölner Haie 3
2 Adler Mannheim 2
6 Kölner Haie 3
2 Adler Mannheim 3
7 Eisbären Berlin 1
2 Adler Mannheim 3
5 Kassel Huskies 0
4 Nürnberg Ice Tigers 1
5 Kassel Huskies 3

Quarterfinals[edit]

Quarterfinals started on March 22, 2002 with the bestplaced München Barons playing the 8th placed Augsburger Panther; secondplaced Adler Mannheim playing 7th placed Eisbären Berlin; thirdplaced Krefeld Pinguine playing 6th placed Kölner Haie. A curiosity were the 4th placed Nürnberg Ice Tigers playing the 5th placed Kassel Huskies, as this was the same as in the previous season.

Game 1 2 3 4 5
München Barons Augsburger Panther 3:1 5:6 2:1 4:2 5:1
Adler Mannheim Eisbären Berlin 3:1 2:3 3:2 4:3 3:1
Krefeld Pinguine Kölner Haie 0:3 1:2 3:4 2:4
Nürnberg Ice Tigers Kassel Huskies 1:3 0:4 2:3 3:2 0:3

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals started April 1.

Game 1 2 3 4 5
München Barons Kölner Haie 2:3 2:1 2:3 3:4 5:2 1:2
Adler Mannheim Kassel Huskies 3:0 5:4 3:2 2:0

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Finals[edit]

The finals started April 12 with Adler Mannheim playing the first game home due to better regular season placement.

Game 1 2 3 4 5
Kölner Haie Adler Mannheim 3:2 0:4 3:2 4:2 1:3 2:1

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

The Kölner Haie were DEL Champions for the 2nd time and held the German Champion title for the 8th time in their club history.

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