2011–12 NLA season

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2011–12 National League A season
League National League A
Sport Ice hockey
Number of games 50
Number of teams 12
Regular Season
Best Record EV Zug
Runners-up HC Davos
Top scorer Damien Brunner
(EV Zug)
Playoffs
Semi-final #1 champions ZSC Lions
  Semi-final #1 runners-up EV Zug
Semi-final #2 champions SC Bern
  Semi-final #2 runners-up Fribourg-Gottéron
National League A Championship
Champions ZSC Lions
  Runners-up SC Bern
NLA seasons

The 2011–12 National League A season was the sixth ice hockey season of the National League A since the reorganization of the Swiss league. 12 teams participated in the league, which was won by EV Zug.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
1. EV Zug 50 24 8 10 8 173 131 98
2. HC Davos 50 27 7 3 13 155 117 98
3. Fribourg-Gottéron 50 26 6 4 14 156 120 94
4. Kloten Flyers 50 27 2 6 15 158 117 91
5. SC Bern 50 23 6 6 15 153 130 87
6. HC Lugano 50 21 5 6 21 152 150 79
7. ZSC Lions 50 19 8 4 19 136 129 77
8. EHC Biel 50 19 4 3 24 114 128 68
9. Genève-Servette HC 50 16 5 9 20 117 126 67
10. SCL Tigers 50 13 5 3 29 124 166 52
11. HC Ambrì-Piotta 50 10 6 7 27 102 153 49
12. Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 50 12 1 2 35 99 172 40

Attendance[edit]

Team Games Total
Attendance
Average Stadium
Capacity
SC Bern 25 394,475 15,779 17,131
ZSC Lions 25 190,625 7,625 10,700
Genève-Servette HC 25 169,225 6,769 7,382
HC Fribourg-Gottéron 25 165,900 6,636 6,900
EV Zug 25 156,625 6,265 7,015
Kloten Flyers 25 151,025 6,041 7,719
SCL Tigers 25 132,250 5,290 6,500
EHC Biel 25 118,725 4,749 7,000
HC Davos 25 113,600 4,544 7,080
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 25 103,375 4,135 6,200
HC Lugano 25 103,125 4,125 7,800
HC Ambri-Piotta 25 92,675 3,707 7,000
LEAGUE TOTAL 300 1,891,625 6,305

League Leaders[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Name Team GP G A P
Switzerland Brunner, DamienDamien Brunner EV Zug 45 24 36 60
Switzerland Sprunger, JulienJulien Sprunger HC Fribourg-Gottéron 49 27 24 51
Czechoslovakia Bednar, JaroslavJaroslav Bednar HC Lugano 45 16 34 50
Czechoslovakia Sykora, PetrPetr Sykora HC Davos 46 21 28 49
Canada Tambellini, JeffJeff Tambellini ZSC Lions 50 23 22 45
Canada Gamache, SimonSimon Gamache HC Fribourg-Gottéron 50 20 25 45
Finland Santala, TommiTommi Santala Kloten Flyers 47 9 35 44
Canada Ritchie, ByronByron Ritchie SC Bern 47 22 21 43
Switzerland Plüss, BennyBenny Plüss HC Fribourg-Gottéron 48 15 27 42
Canada McLean, KurtisKurtis McLean SCL Tigers 49 14 28 42

Playoffs[edit]

Tournament Bracket[edit]

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Finals
                           
  1  EV Zug 4  
8  EHC Biel 1  
  1  EV Zug 0  
  7  ZSC Lions 4  
2  HC Davos 0
  7  ZSC Lions 4  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   5  SC Bern 3
  7  ZSC Lions 4
  3  Fribourg 4  
6  HC Lugano 2  
  3  Fribourg 1
  5  SC Bern 4  
4  Kloten Flyers 1
  5  SC Bern 4  

Quarter-Finals Results[edit]

EV Zug (1) vs. EHC Biel (8)[edit]

EV Zug wins series 4-1


HC Davos (2) vs. ZSC Lions (7)[edit]

ZSC Lions win series 4-0


HC Fribourg-Gottéron (3) vs. HC Lugano (6)[edit]

HC Fribourg-Gottéron win series 4-2


Kloten Flyers (4) vs. SC Bern (5)[edit]

SC Bern win series 4-1


Semi-Finals Results[edit]

EV Zug (1) vs. ZSC Lions (7)[edit]

ZSC Lions win series 4-0


Fribourg-Gottéron HC (3) vs. SC Bern (5)[edit]

SC Bern win series 4-1


Finals Results[edit]

SC Bern (5) vs. ZSC Lions (7)[edit]

ZSC Lions win series 4-3


Playout[edit]

The bottom 4 teams of the National League A will compete in a losing team advances tournament to determine if they should stay in the League. The loser of this tournament will compete against the champions of the National League B to determine which league they will play in next season.

Tournament Bracket[edit]

Semi-Finals Finals
           
9 Genève 1
12 Lakers 4
11 Genève 4
12 Ambrì-Piotta 0
10 SCL Tigers 4
11 Ambrì-Piotta 0

Semi-Finals Results[edit]

Genève-Servette HC (9) vs. Rapperswil-Jona Lakers (12)[edit]

Rapperswil-Jona Lakers win series 4-1


SCL Tigers (10) vs. HC Ambrì-Piotta (11)[edit]

SCL Tigers win series 4-0


Finals Results[edit]

Genève-Servette HC (9) vs. HC Ambrì-Piotta (11)[edit]

Genève-Servette HC win series 4-0


Playdowns[edit]

Ambrì-Piotta would later defeat SC Langenthal, Champions of the National League B, 4-1 to remain in the National League A

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