Erhardt Conference

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United Kingdom Erhardt Conference
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The Erhardt Conference is one of two conferences in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).
League Elite Ice Hockey League
Sport Ice Hockey
Founded 2012
No. of teams 5
Most recent United Kingdom Erhardt Conference champion(s) Cardiff Devils

The Erhardt Conference is one of two conferences in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) and comprises five teams. Its counterpart is the Gardiner Conference. It is named after the captain of the British 1936 Winter Olympics gold medal winning team Carl Erhardt and was introduced for the 2012–13 EIHL season. The Erhardt Conference Championship is played for over 32 regular season games, each team playing the other four teams eight times (four home and four away). The winner receives the Erhardt Trophy and is seeded in the top three (the exact seed dependent on the overall League Championship final standings) for the end-of-season Elite League Play-Offs. These 32 games also make up the total of 52 regular season games which decide the overall League Champions of the Elite Ice Hockey League.[1]


Belfast Giants Northern Ireland Belfast Odyssey Arena 8,300
Cardiff Devils Wales Cardiff Cardiff Arena 2,500
Coventry Blaze England Coventry SkyDome Arena 3,000
Nottingham Panthers England Nottingham National Ice Centre 6,900
Sheffield Steelers England Sheffield Motorpoint Arena 8,500


2012-13 Belfast Giants Nottingham Panthers
2013-14 Belfast Giants Sheffield Steelers
2014-15 Nottingham Panthers Sheffield Steelers
2015-16 Cardiff Devils Sheffield Steelers
2016-17 Cardiff Devils Belfast Giants


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