2011–12 Ligue Magnus season

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2011–12 Ligue Magnus
League Ligue Magnus
Sport Ice hockey
Number of teams 14
Regular-season winner Dragons de Rouen
Playoffs winner Dragons de Rouen
Promoted to Division 1 Scorpions de Mulhouse
Relegated to Division 1 Bisons de Neuilly-sur-Marne
Ligue Magnus seasons

The 2011–12 Ligue Magnus season was the 91st season of the Ligue Magnus, the top level of ice hockey in France. Fourteen teams participated in the league, and Dragons de Rouen won both the regular season title, and the Coupe Magnus, the postseason championship that earned the team the title "Champions of France".[1][2] The Scorpions de Mulhouse were elevated to the league from Division 1 at the end of the season,[3][4] and the Bisons de Neuilly-sur-Marne were relegated to Division 1 after finishing the regular season with only three wins and losing the relegation playoff with the Ours de Villard-de-Lans.[5]

Rules[edit]

A win, whether in regulation, overtime, or shootout, is worth two points. A loss in overtime or shootout is worth one point. A loss in regulation is worth zero points. During the regular season, every team plays every other team twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 26 games each.[6] During the playoffs, the top four ranked teams automatically enter the quarterfinals, while the fifth through twelfth ranked teams play a preliminary series to determine the quarterfinalists. All preliminary, quarterfinal, and semifinal series are best of five, while the finals are best of seven.[2]

The bottom two ranked teams at the end of the regular season play a relegation series, best of five games, with the winner remaining in the Ligue Magnus, and the loser being relegated to Division 1.[2] The winner of Division 1 is elevated to the Ligue Magnus at the end of the season.[3]

Ranking[edit]

Teams are ranked by their point score, with ties broken as follows:

  1. Points scored in matches between the two teams
  2. Number of games lost by forfeit
  3. Number of goals scored in regulation between the two teams
  4. Goal differential, overall
  5. Goal differential in pool play
  6. Number of goals in all games in pool play

If there was a tie after these criteria, a playoff would be held on neutral ice.[6]

Regular season[edit]

Regular Season[7]
Team G W OTW OTL L Pts GF GA +/-
1st Dragons de Rouen 26 18 2 1 5 41 129 75 +54
2nd Ducs de Dijon 26 15 3 2 6 38 123 71 +52
3rd Chamois de Chamonix 26 15 3 1 7 37 99 74 +25
4th Diables Rouges de Briançon 26 13 2 5 6 35 91 78 +13
5th Ducs d'Angers[Note 1] 26 14 2 2 8 34 75 60 +15
6th Pingouins de Morzine-Avoriaz 26 14 1 4 7 34 86 69 +17
7th Brûleurs de Loups de Grenoble 26 14 1 2 9 32 90 75 +15
8th Gothiques d'Amiens[Note 2] 26 8 5 2 11 28 76 79 −3
9th Étoile noire de Strasbourg 26 12 1 2 11 28 89 81 +8
10th Dauphins d'Épinal 26 11 2 0 13 26 93 103 −10
11th Rapaces de Gap 26 6 3 3 14 21 79 99 −20
12th Drakkars de Caen 26 4 5 1 16 19 56 111 −55
13th Ours de Villard-de-Lans 26 4 1 2 19 12 72 129 −53
14th Bisons de Neuilly-sur-Marne 26 3 0 4 19 10 66 120 −54

Postseason[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Played 24 February through 3 March[1]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Played 6 through 13 March[1]

Semifinals[edit]

Played 16 through 24 March[1]

Coupe Magnus Final[edit]

Played 28 March through 10 April[1]

Relegation[edit]

Played 24 February through 3 March[1]

External links[edit]

  • Season on hockeyarchives.info

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angers is ranked above Morzine due to a 5–4 goal differential over the two games between the teams, each team winning one game.
  2. ^ Amiens is ranked above Strasbourg, due to winning both games played between the teams.
  1. ^ a b c d e f "Championnat de France 2011/12 : Ligue Magnus" (in French). Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Formule de la Ligue Magnus 2011–2012" (in French). www.hockeyfrance.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Formule de la Division 1 2011–2012" (in French). hockeyfrance.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Calendrier Play Offs D1" (in French). Hockeyfrance.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Calendrier Poule de maintien LM" (in French). hockeyfrance.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Règlement des Activités Sportives de la fédération française de hockey sur glace" (PDF). http://www.hockeyfrance.com/ (in French).  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ "Calendar and results". www.hockeyfrance.com (in French). Retrieved 29 April 2012.