2015–16 National League B season

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2015–16 National League B season
LeagueNational League B
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 11, 2015 – February 13, 2016
Number of games45
Number of teams10
Regular Season
Season ChampionsSC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
Top scorerPhilip-Michael Devos
(HC Ajoie)
Playoffs
Semi-Final championsSC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
  Semi-Final runners-upHC Red Ice
Semi-Final championsHC Ajoie
  Semi-Final runners-upEHC Olten
Swiss champion NLB
ChampionsHC Ajoie
  Runners-upSC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
National League B seasons

The 2015–16 National League B season was the 69th ice hockey season of Switzerland's second tier hockey league, the National League B.

HC Ajoie went on to win the championship by defeating SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers in the finals. This title is the team's second in its history since 1992 when they won their first National League B championship.

Teams[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity
HC Ajoie Porrentruy Patinoire de Porrentruy 4,300
HC La Chaux-de-Fonds La Chaux-de-Fonds Patinoire des Mélèzes 7,200
GCK Lions Küsnacht Eishalle Küsnacht 2,200
SC Langenthal Langenthal Schoren Halle 4,320
EHC Olten Olten Kleinholz Stadion 6,500
SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Rapperswil Diners Club Arena 6,200
HC Red Ice Martigny Forum d'Octodure 4,500
Hockey Thurgau Weinfelden Güttingersreuti 3,200
EHC Visp Visp Litternahalle 4,300
EHC Winterthur Winterthur Eishalle Deutweg 2,496

Regular season[edit]

The regular season started on September 11, 2015 and ended on February 13, 2016.[1]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 45 27 6 2 10 162 105 +57 95 Advance to Playoffs
2 SC Langenthal 45 26 3 6 10 164 122 +42 90
3 EHC Olten 45 22 6 8 9 178 124 +54 86
4 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds 45 23 6 2 14 157 125 +32 83
5 HC Ajoie 45 24 2 2 17 171 131 +40 78
6 EHC Visp 45 18 4 5 18 164 161 +3 67
7 HC Red Ice 45 17 3 4 21 113 128 −15 61
8 Hockey Thurgau 45 14 4 2 25 124 164 −40 52
9 GCK Lions 45 11 2 2 30 107 183 −76 39
10 EHC Winterthur 45 6 1 4 34 99 196 −97 24
Updated to match(es) played on 16 February 2016. Source: National League B
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) a higher number of wins in the regular time; 3) a higher number of wins in overtime and shootouts; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots.

Playoffs[edit]

The playoffs started on February 16, 2016 and ended on April 1, 2016.[2]

  Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Finals
                           
  1 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 4  
8 Hockey Thurgau 3  
  1 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 4  
  7 HC Red Ice 0  
2 SC Langenthal 2
  7 HC Red Ice 4  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   1 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 2
  5 HC Ajoie 4
  3 EHC Olten 4  
6 EHC Visp 3  
  3 EHC Olten 2
  5 HC Ajoie 4  
4 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds 2
  5 HC Ajoie 4  

League Qualification[edit]

In League Qualification series HC Ajoie were supposed to play against EHC Biel, but the series were cancelled after HC Ajoie have not handed in their application for a promotion to next year's NLA season.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spielpläne NLA und NLB bekannt". hockeyfans.ch. June 11, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "Playoffs 2016" (PDF). SIHF. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "HC Ajoie claims 2016 NLB Championship title and cancels League Qualification Series". swisshockeynews.ch. April 1, 2016. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Der HC Ajoie ist NLB-Meister!" (in German). Hockeyfans.ch. April 1, 2016. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Der HC Ajoie ist NL B Meister 2016" (in German). SIHF. April 2, 2016. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2016.

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