Elite Women's Hockey League

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The Elite Women's Hockey League (EWHL) is an international competition for different European women's ice hockey clubs. Created in 2004 by International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the EWHL consists from several countries of Central Europe and is played in parallel to national championships.

History[edit]

THE EWHL was created in 2004 on the same principle as the Interliga (men's Ice Hockey). For its first season, the EWHL featured teams from Austria, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia. During the following seasons, women's teams from Slovakia (2005), Croatia (2006) and the Czech Republic (2007) joined the league. In 2008, the Italian and Hungarian teams gave way to two clubs from Germany. Since the 2010–11 season, the Netherlands women's national ice hockey team has participated in the EWHL.[1]

THE EWHL was mostly played in a championship format with home and away matches, with the exception of the 2005–06 season where the teams were distributed in two regional divisions followed by qualifying rounds. For the 2010–11 season, the regular season will be followed by a play-off between the four teams at the top of the league table.

Season 2010-11[edit]

Championship[edit]

Years Gold Silver Bronze Teams
2004  AUT
EHV Sabres Vienna
 SLO
HK Terme Maribor
 ITA
HC Agordo
8
2005–06  SVK
HC Slovan Bratislava
 SLO
HK Terme Maribor
 ITA
HC Eagles Bolzano
11
2006–07  SVK
HC Slovan Bratislava
 AUT
EC The Ravens Salzburg
 SLO
HK Terme Maribor
12
2007–08  CZE
HC Slavia Prague
 AUT
EC The Ravens Salzburg
 AUT
EHV Sabres Vienna
11
2008–09  CZE
HC Slavia Prague
 GER
OSC Berlin
 GER
ESC Planegg
8
2009–10  GER
ESC Planegg
 AUT
EC The Ravens Salzburg
 AUT
EHV Sabres Vienna
6
2010–11  AUT
EHV Sabres Vienna
 SVK
HC Slovan Bratislava
 GER
ESC Planegg
8
2011–12  AUT
EHV Sabres Vienna
 SVK
HC Slovan Bratislava
 BLR
HK Pantera Minsk
6
2012–13  BLR
HK Pantera Minsk
 AUT
EHV Sabres Vienna
 AUT
DEC Eagles Salzburg
6

Medal Table by Club[edit]

# Club Gold Silver Bronze Participations
1  AUT
EHV Sabres Vienna
3 1 2 8
2  SVK
HC Slovan Bratislava
2 2 0 8
3  CZE
HC Slavia Prague
2 0 0 2
4  GER
ESC Planegg
1 0 2 3
5  AUT
EC The Ravens Salzburg
0 3 0 7
6  SLO
HK Terme Maribor
0 2 1 5
7  BLR
HK Pantera Minsk
1 0 1 2
7  GER
OSC Berlin
0 1 0 1
8  ITA
EV Bolzano Eagles
0 0 1 1
9  ITA
HC Eagle Bolzano
0 0 1 4
10  ITA
HC Agordo
0 0 1 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Netherlands wishing to offer more competitive matches to their top Women players. Source: EWHL Website
  2. ^ http://www.mhkmartin.eu
  • This article incorporates information from the French and German Wikipedias.

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