National League A

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National League A
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016–17 NLA season

Nationalliga A

  • NDA
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1999
CEO Marc Furrer
No. of teams 12
Country Switzerland
Most recent
SC Bern (14)
Most titles HC Davos (31)
TV partner(s) SRG, Teleclub
National League B
Official website

National League A (NLA) is a professional ice hockey league in Switzerland. It is the top tier of the Swiss hockey league system and of the two-tier National League. Prior to the 2007–08 season, the league was officially called Nationalliga A (German), (French: Ligue Nationale A (LNA), Italian: Lega Nazionale A). The NLA has the most attended hockey club in Europe, SC Bern, and is also the most attended league within the same continent, averaging 7,026 spectators for the 2015–16 season.[1]

Season structure[edit]

During the regular season, each of the 12 teams play 50 games. The top eight teams after the regular season qualify for the playoffs to determine the Swiss champion in best-of-seven series. The bottom four teams in the standings play a relegation tournament, called playouts, in which each team retains their regular season points and play an additional 6 matches. Following those matches, the two bottom ranked teams will play each other in a best-of-seven series, with the loser then playing the winner of the National League B playoffs in a best-of-seven series for a spot in the successive NLA season.[2]

Current teams[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity
HC Ambrì-Piotta Ambrì Valascia 6,500
SC Bern Bern PostFinance-Arena 17,031
EHC Biel Biel/Bienne Tissot Arena 6,521
HC Davos Davos Vaillant Arena 6,800
Fribourg-Gottéron Fribourg BCF Arena 6,500
Genève-Servette HC Geneva Patinoire des Vernets 7,135
EHC Kloten Kloten Swiss Arena 7,719
Lausanne HC Lausanne CIG de Malley 7,600
HC Lugano Lugano Pista La Resega 7,800
SCL Tigers Langnau im Emmental Ilfis Stadium 6,000
ZSC Lions Zürich Hallenstadion 11,200
EV Zug Zug Bossard Arena 7,015

Past champions[edit]

Swiss National Championship Serie A (1909–1937)

Swiss International Championship Serie A (1916–1933)

  • 1916: Akademischer EHC Zürich
  • 1917: HC Les Avants
  • 1918: HC Bellerive Vevey
  • 1919: HC Rosey Gstaad
  • 1920: HC Rosey Gstaad
  • 1921: HC Rosey Gstaad
  • 1922: HC Château-d'Œx
  • 1923: EHC St Moritz
  • 1924: HC Château-d'Œx
  • 1925: HC Rosey Gstaad
  • 1926: no winner
  • 1927: HC Davos
  • 1928: HC Rosey Gstaad
  • 1929: HC Davos
  • 1930: HC Davos
  • 1931: HC Davos
  • 1932: HC Davos
  • 1933: Grasshopper-Club Zürich

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NLA mit Zuschauerrekord". 28 February 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Lovis, Frédéric (14 June 2013). "Les play-out de LNA seront modifiés". Le Matin. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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