Slovenian Ice Hockey League

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The Slovenian Hockey League is the highest level ice hockey league in the country of Slovenia. The Championship phase is open only to Slovenian teams. During the regular season, HDD Jesenice and HK Olimpija competes in the Alps Hockey League.

History[edit]

The Slovenian Hockey league used to exist between 1991 and 2009, with the championship being held at the end as the playoffs. Over time some Slovenian teams entered the Austrian Hockey League, and joined in at the playoffs. In the 2007–08 season there was an issue, as a Croatian team, Medveščak, qualified for the play-offs. As the Slovenian Champion could only be a team from Slovenia, they did not take part in the play-offs. The following season, 2008–09, Medveščak played in the play-offs. In the case that they won the best Slovenian team would have been announced the Slovenian Champion and Medveščak would have been the league's champion. However, Medveščak was defeated in the play-offs.

The Slohokej League was established and played its first season in 2009–10, but was cancelled after the 2011–12 season.

Teams[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity Founded
2016–17 teams
Bled Slovenia Bled Bled Ice Hall 1,000 1999
Celje Slovenia Celje Golovec Ice Hall 500 1998
HDD Jesenice[b] Slovenia Jesenice Podmežakla Hall 4,500 2013
Maribor Slovenia Maribor Tabor Ice Hall 1,000 1993
HK Olimpija[b] Slovenia Ljubljana Tivoli Hall 4,000 2004
Slavija Slovenia Ljubljana Zalog Ice Hall 1,000 1964
Triglav Kranj Slovenia Kranj Zlato Polje Ice Hall 1,000 1968
Medveščak Zagreb II Croatia Zagreb Dvorana Velesajam 500 2003
Mladost Croatia Zagreb Dvorana Velesajam 500 1946
Zagreb Croatia Zagreb Dvorana Velesajam 500 1982
Former teams
Alfa Slovenia Ljubljana Zalog Ice Hall 1,000 2005
HDD Olimpija Slovenia Ljubljana Tivoli Hall 4,000 1928
HK Jesenice Slovenia Jesenice Podmežakla Hall 4,500 1948
Kranjska Gora Slovenia Kranjska Gora Podmežakla Hall 4,500 1961
Mladi Jesenice Slovenia Jesenice Podmežakla Hall 4,500 1999
Tivoli Slovenia Ljubljana Tivoli Hall 4,000 N/A
Medveščak Zagreb Croatia Zagreb Dom Sportova 6,500 1961
Red Star Serbia Belgrade Pionir Ice Hall 2,000 1946

^ b: Enters in the play-off stage.

Winners[edit]

Club Titles Years won
Olimpija
15
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
HK Jesenice
9
1992, 1993, 1994, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
HDD Jesenice
2
2015, 2017

Note: HK Jesenice was dissolved in 2012. In 2013, HDD Jesenice was founded.

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