Polska Hokej Liga

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Polska Hokej Liga
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016–17 Polska Hokej Liga season
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Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2013
Founder Polish Ice Hockey Federation
Inaugural season 2013–14
CEO Janusz Wierzbowski
No. of teams 10
Country Poland
Most recent
champion(s)
Cracovia (1nd title)
TV partner(s) TVP Sport
Related
competitions
Polish 1. Liga
Official website http://hokejfan.pl/phl (Polish)

The Polska Hokej Liga is the premier ice hockey league in Poland. Previously, it was known as the I Liga or Ekstraklasa from 1927–1999, and the Polska Liga Hokejowa from 1999–2013. In 2013, it was reorganized as a limited liability company and renamed the Polska Hokej Liga.

History[edit]

The championship started in 1927. At first it was a non-league system composed of regional tournaments. The tournaments had two stages. The best teams qualified to the final tournament, of which the winner was declared champion. In 1938, the Polish Ice Hockey Federation decided to reorganise the championship, by creating a league system. Those plans were abandoned due to outbreak of World War II.

The current structure of the league began in 1955.

Current Teams (2016–2017)[edit]

Teams currently in the Polska Hokej Liga.
Team City Arena Capacity
ComArch Cracovia Kraków Lodowisko im. Adama "Rocha" Kowalskiego 2,514
GKS Tychy Tychy Stadion Zimowy w Tychach 2,535
TatrySki Podhale Nowy Targ Nowy Targ Miejska Hala Lodowa w Nowym Targu 5,000
JKH GKS Jastrzębie Jastrzębie-Zdrój Jastor 1,986
Unia Oświęcim Oświęcim Hala Lodowa MOSiR Oświęcim 5,000
Polonia Bytom Bytom OSiR w Bytomiu 3,000
Orlik Opole Opole Toropol 3,000
Nesta Mires Toruń Toruń Lodowisko Tor-Tor 4,000
MH Automatyka Stoczniowiec 2014 Gdańsk Hala Olivia w Gdańsku 5,500
KH GKS Katowice Katowice Lodowisko Spodek 1,500
SMS U20 Sosnowiec Sosnowiec Stadion Zimowy w Sosnowcu 3,500

Medalists[edit]

(Warning! list isn't synonymous with a list of Polish Champions)

Year Winner 2nd place 3rd place Regular season
2014 KH Sanok GKS Tychy GKS Jastrzębie GKS Tychy
2015 GKS Tychy GKS Jastrzębie Podhale Nowy Targ GKS Jastrzębie
2016 Cracovia GKS Tychy Podhale Nowy Targ Cracovia

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