Latvian Hockey Higher League

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Optibet Hockey League
Countries  Latvia
Founded 1931
No. of teams 6
Most successful club HK Liepājas Metalurgs (7)

The Latvian Hockey Higher League (Latvian: Latvijas Virslīgas hokeja čempionāts), now called Optibet Hockey League due to sponsorship by Optibet, is the top tier league of ice hockey in Latvia currently comprising six teams. Previously it was also known as Latvian Open Hockey Championships (Latvijas atklātais čempionāts hokejā) and Samsung Premier League (2006–2008) for sponsorship reasons with Samsung.

Teams[edit]

Teams in 2017–18[edit]

Latvian Hockey League
Team City Arena Affiliate Team Founded
HK Kurbads Latvia Riga Kurbads ledus halle 1996
HK Liepāja Latvia Liepāja Liepājas Olimpiskā Centra ledus halle Dinamo Riga (KHL)
Liepāja Juniors (Latvia 1st)
2014
HK Mogo Latvia Riga Mogo ledus halle 2014
HK Prizma Riga Latvia Riga Volvo sporta centrs Prizma Riga U18 (Latvia U18)
HS Prizma/Pārdaugava U18 (Latvia U18)
1996
HS Rīga Latvia Riga Hokeja halle "Rīga" 1999
HK Zemgale/LLU Latvia Jelgava Jelgavas ledus halle 2001

Previous Teams[edit]

2016–17[edit]

2015–16[edit]

2014–15[edit]

2013–14[edit]

2012–13[edit]

2011–12[edit]

2010–11[edit]

2009–10[edit]

2008–09[edit]

2007–08[edit]

2006–07[edit]

2005–06[edit]

2004–05[edit]

2003–04[edit]

2002–03[edit]

2001–02[edit]

2000–01[edit]

League champions[edit]

Teams[edit]

Color Result
Gold Champion
Silver Runner-up
Green 3rd-4th
Blue 5th-8th
Violet 9th-12th
White Below the 12th location

1931/32–1941/42[edit]

Team 1932* 1933* 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942
US Rīga A 4 4 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1
RSK Riga 2
HK Daugavieši Riga 3
US Rīga B 4
Dinamo Riga A 1
RDKA Riga 2
Dinamo Riga B 3
ASK Rīga 5 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2
LSB Riga 2 5 4 5 3 3 3 3 3
Unions Rīga 1 1 5 3 5 4 4 4
RFK Riga 3 3 3 4 4
HK Kaiserwald 6 6
HK Olympia Liepājas 2 2
LTK Liepājas 3 2
ASK Liepājas 2
  • During the 1931-32 and 1932-33 season, there was a Riga and Liepāja zone, each of which played its tournament. The national champion was cleared up to meet the winners of both groups. Final points are highlighted.

1991/92–2009/10[edit]

Team 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Dinamo-Juniors Riga 1
HK Liepājas Metalurgs 1 2 1 1 3 3 2 3 1 1* 2
HK Ozolnieki/Monarhs 6 3
HK Liepājas Metalurgs-2 7 4
DHK Latgale 3 5 4 4* 5
SC Energija 4 6 7 6 7 8 6
SK Rīga/Profs-18 7
HK Ogre 8
ASK/Ogre 2 2 4 2 2 2*
HK Riga 2000 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 3*
HK Concept Riga 5
SK LSPA/Riga 5 6 4 5 9
HS Riga/Prizma-Hanza 10
SK Rīga 18 8 11
DHK Latgale-2 12
Tartu Big Diamonds 6
Vilki OP Riga 7** 3 3 5 4 5
ASK/Zemgale 4 6 7
HK Rīga 85 7
Prizma/Riga 86 8
SK Ozollapas 4 6 9
Stalkers/Juniors Daugavpils 6 6 5
Hokeja klubs Prizma/Prizma Riga/Latvijas bērzs 7 4 5
HK Lido Nafta Riga 7 7 4 2 2 2 3
HK Kandava 5
HK Nik's Brih Riga 4 2 1 1 2 1 1 3
Dinamo 81 Riga 4 3 4
Essamika Ogre/Juniors-82 5
Essamika Ogre/Latvijas Bērzs 11 1 4 6
HK Laterna Riga 5 6 3 5
DHL Riga 6
Vital Riga 8 5 5
Essamika Ogre A 8 3 2 2 3
Hanza Riga 7
Daugava Riga 8
Dinamo Juniors Riga 7 7 4 3
Riga Allianse 6 4
BHS Essamika Ogre 6
HK Sāga Ķekava Riga 1 5 10 12 9
RTU Hanza Riga 4 6 6 8 10
HK Talsi 12 12 14 12
HK Valmiera 9 10 9 15 13
BHS Riga 14 10 14
HK Smiltenes Vanagi 14 15 16 15
HK Dispeceri Riga/Mezgls 16
HK Pārdaugava Rīga A 2 1 5 3
Latvijas zelts Riga 2 4 5
Essamika Ogre B 13 9
HK Rīga 11
HK Dispeceri Riga 13 17 13
HK Seda Valmieras 17
Riga Sin 11 18
HK Vecmeistars Riga 5 9 8 19
Hokeja Centrs 1
LJS-Hanza Riga 11 16
HK Engure 11 15 18
HK Pārdaugava Rīga B 8 3
HK Sauriesi Riga 3
LSA Riga 6
HK Cesis Vendenieki 7
HK Ogres Lauktehnika 10
HK Plavinas NIK 12
HK Smiltene 13
HK Starts Broceni 14
  • Played only in the elimination games, as the regular season was played in the Belarusian Extraleague.
    • The last place was awarded due to a lack of appearance in 2001. The game scheduled for April 8th against HK Liepājas Metalurgs. The team had 27 points, which would rank 4th.

2010/11–[edit]

Team 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
HK Mogo 1 3 2
Kurbads Riga 2 2 2 1
HK Liepāja 3 1 4
HK Zemgale/LLU 5 5 5 3 4 5 3
HK Prizma Riga 7 8 6 1 5 4 6
HS Rīga 6 5
Ogre/Sāga 18 6
HASC Jūrmala 7
SMScredit.lv 4 4 1
Dinamo Juniors Riga 3 2 5
HK Daugavpils 6
HK Liepājas Metalurgs-2 1 1 3
HK Ozolnieki/Monarhs 2 2 4
HK Prizma Riga II 7 7
SK Rīga 17 7
SK Rīga 96 6 8
SC Energija 6 7
DHK Latgale 3 9
HS LSPA/Riga 8 10
HK Ogre 9

Titles by team[edit]

Titles Club Years
7 Liepājas Metalurgs 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
5 ASK Rīga 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939
5 HK Riga 2000 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
4 HK Nik's Brih Riga 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999
3 US Rīga 1937, 1940, 1942
2 Dinamo Riga/HK Pārdaugava Rīga 1941, 1993
2 Unions Rīga 1932, 1933
1 HK Sāga Ķekava Riga 1992
1 Hokeja Centrs 1994
1 LB/Prizma Riga 1997
1 Dinamo-Juniors Riga 2010
1 SMScredit.lv Riga 2013
1 HS Rīga/Prizma 2014
1 HK Mogo 2015
1 HK Liepāja 2016
1 Kurbads Riga 2017

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