2011–12 National League B season

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2011–12 National League B season
League National League B
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 9, 2011 -
February 7, 2012
Number of games 45
Number of teams 10
Regular Season
Season Champions Lausanne HC
Top scorer Jeff Campbell
(SC Langenthal)
Playoffs
Semi-Final champions Lausanne HC
  Semi-Final runners-up EHC Visp
Semi-Final champions SC Langenthal
  Semi-Final runners-up Chx-de-Fds
Swiss champion NLB
Champions SC Langenthal
  Runners-up Lausanne HC
National League B seasons

The 2011-2012 National League B Season was played from September 9, 2011 to February 7, 2012. The regular season was won by Lausanne HC with 105 points, 15 points ahead of the second place team, SC Langenthal. The playoffs were played from February 12 to March 27, 2012, with SC Langenthal defeating Lausanee HC to become Swiss Champions of NLB. Langenthal would later play HC Ambrì-Piotta in the league qualification series. Since Ambrì-Piotta would defeat Langenthal in the series, there was no changes to the NLA or NLB teams for the 2012-2013 seasons.

Regular season[edit]

The National League B regular season consists of 45 games, 2 double rounds playing each team twice, and a single round playing each team once.

Standings[edit]

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA Pts
1. Lausanne HC 45 31 9 4 1 186 115 102
2. SC Langenthal 45 27 13 1 4 157 110 87
3. HC La Chaux-de-Fonds 45 24 14 3 4 155 127 82
4. EHC Visp 45 22 17 4 2 170 150 76
5. EHC Basel Sharks 45 17 19 3 6 132 142 63
6. GCK Lions 45 19 22 2 2 122 134 63
7. EHC Olten 45 16 20 6 3 152 146 63
8. HC Ajoie 45 16 24 3 2 119 154 56
9. HC Thurgau 45 11 27 3 4 118 170 43
10. HC Sierre-Anniviers 45 9 27 4 5 114 177 40

Attendance[edit]

Team Games Total
Attendance
Average
Lausanne HC 23 110,354 4,798
EHC Visp 22 68,860 3,130
EHC Olten 23 69,506 3,022
Chx-de-Fds 23 57,201 2,487
SC Langenthal 23 43,539 1,893
HC Sierre 22 37,092 1,686
HC Ajoie 22 35,992 1,636
EHC Basel Sharks 23 29,003 1,261
HC Thurgau 22 20,614 937
GCK Lions 22 5,830 265
LEAGUE TOTAL 225 477,991 2,124

League Leaders[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Name Team GP G A P
Canada Campbell, JeffJeff Campbell SC Langenthal 45 30 38 6830
Canada Kelly, BrentBrent Kelly SC Langenthal 45 27 41 6827
Canada Charpentier, MarcoMarco Charpentier Chx-de-Fds 45 27 33 60
Austria Setzinger, OliverOliver Setzinger Lausanne HC 45 26 32 58
Switzerland Tschannen, StefanStefan Tschannen SC Langenthal 42 23 32 55
Switzerland Triulzi, LucaLuca Triulzi EHC Visp 44 20 31 51
Switzerland Brunold, AlainAlain Brunold EHC Visp 45 20 30 50
Canada Forget, DominicDominic Forget EHC Visp 44 20 30 50
Czech Republic Dolana, TomasTomas Dolana EHC Visp 45 18 32 50
Canada Cormier, DerekDerek Cormier HC Sierre 41 13 37 40

Playoffs[edit]

During the first round of the playoffs, National League regulations state that the top seeded team my play any team of its choice from the bottom 4 seeds. The next seeded team may then choose their opponent from the remaining 3 of the bottom 4 seeds and so on. The same rule applies for the Semi-Finals. During the playoffs, teams alternate venues game to game, with the highest seed playing home first.

Tournament Bracket[edit]

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Finals
                           
  1  Lausanne HC 4  
6  GCK Lions 1  
  1  Lausanne HC 4  
  4  EHC Visp 0  
2  SC Langenthal 4
  5  EHC Basel Sharks 0  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   5  Lausanne HC 2
  7  Langenthal 4
  3  Chx-de-Fds 4  
8  HC Ajoie 3  
  2  Langenthal 4
  3  Chx-de-Fds 3  
4  EHC Visp 4
  5  EHC Olten 1  

League Qualification[edit]

The champions of the National League B has the opportunity to play the losing team of a Play-Out tournament from the National League A to take their spot in the league. SC Langenthal took on HC Ambrì-Piotta in a 7-game series, losing 4-1 and remaining in the National League B.

HC Ambrì-Piotta vs. SC Langenthal[edit]

HC Ambrì-Piotta win series 4-1


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