Turkish Ice Hockey Super League

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Turkish Ice Hockey Super League
Turkey Hockey Logo2.png
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1993
No. of teams 6
Country Turkey Turkey
Most recent
champion(s)
Zeytinburnu BS (Istanbul)
Official website www.tbhf.org.tr%20tbhf.org.tr

The Turkish Ice Hockey Super League (Turkish: Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Süper Ligi, abbreviated TBHSL) is the highest level of ice hockey in Turkey. It is operated under the jurisdiction of the Turkish Ice Hockey Federation, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Unlike the National Hockey League, the Super League is not divided into conferences; teams compete in a single division. The league currently consists of six teams, from two different cities.

The champion of the league qualifies for the first round of IIHF Continental Cup.

History[edit]

The Bel-Pa Ice Rink hosted the first match ever played in compliance with the IIHF rules and regulations, at the end of 1989 between Ankara Tarım Kredi Spor and Istanbul Paten Kulübü teams.

As of January 1990, ice hockey in Turkey was operated under the jurisdicition of the Turkish Ski Federation, and the first official championship ever was organized among two teams from Ankara and two from Istanbul. Ankara Büyükşehir Belediyesi, İstanbul Paten Klübü, Ankara Atatürk Buz Hokeyi Takımı and İstanbul Boğaziçi Patinaj Klübü has participated to the championship and B.B. Ankara SK became the champion.

The rising interest in ice hockey effected the increasing number of players and then the teams. The Turkish Ice Hockey Federation was founded in 1991. Rino Ouellette, a Canadian diplomat in Ankara, who coached two teams consecutively, contributed much to the development of ice hockey sport in Turkey. A tournament, organized in 1992, laid the ground stone for the establishment of Turkey's first ice hockey league in 1993.

TBHSL seasons[edit]

2016–17 Season[edit]

The 2016–17 league season was sponsored again by "Didi".

Standings

The 2016–17 league ended with Zeytinburnu SK leading. The first four leading teams were promoted to play semi-finals.[1]

Place Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD P
1 Zeytinburnu SK 10 10 0 0 0 175 13 162 30
2 Erzurum BB GSK 10 8 0 0 2 79 24 55 24
3 Gümüş Patenler SK 10 4 1 0 5 37 62 −25 14
4 Buz Adamlar GSK 10 3 0 0 7 28 94 −66 9
5 Başkent Yıldızları BP BHSK 10 2 0 1 7 133 90 −57 7
6 Koç Üniversitesi SK 10 1 0 0 9 27 96 −69 3
2017 Playoffs

League leader played against the 4th ranked team, the runner-up against the third ranked. Zeytinburnu SK became 2016–17 league champion defeating Erzurum BB GSK by 2–0 in five final matches.[1]

Semi-finals Finals
February 25–26, 2017
 Zeytinburnu SK  2 (45)  
 Buz Adamlar GSK  0 (0)  
 
March 4–5, 2017
     Zeytinburnu SK  2 (27)
   Erzurum BB GSK  0 (3)
Third place
February 25–26, 2017 March 4–11, 2017
 Erzurum BB GSK  2 (13)  Gümüş Patenler SK  2 (19)
 Gümüş Patenler SK  0 (3)    Buz Adamlar GSK  1 (13)

2015–16 Season[edit]

The 2015–16 league season was sponsored by the iced tea brand "Didi" of the state-owned Turkish Tea Producers Corporation Çaykur, and named so Didi TBHSL.[2]

Teams

The clubs played in the 2015–16 season are listed below, alongside their home towns. The leagues matches were played in two groups, the East Division and the West Divisionp.[3]

East Division West Division
Club Home town Club Home town
BB Ankara SK Ankara Buz Korsanları SK Istanbul
Erzurum BB GSK Erzurum İzmir BB GSK Izmir
Erzurum Gençlik SK Erzurum Koç Üniversitesi SK Istanbul
Genç Ankaralılar SK Ankara Pars Buz Sporları SK Istanbul
Gümüş Patenler SK Ankara Zeytinburnu SK Istanbul
Standings

The 2015–16 league ended with İzmir BB GSK leading. The first four leading teams were promoted to play semi-finals.[1]

Place Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD P
1 İzmir BB GSK 10 8 1 0 1 133 20 113 26
2 Zeytinburnu SK 10 8 0 1 1 146 20 126 25
3 Erzurum BB GSK 10 7 0 0 3 94 29 65 21
4 Koç Üniversitesi SK 10 4 0 0 6 42 96 −54 12
5 Gümüş Patenler SK 8 0 0 0 8 22 132 −110 0
6 BB Ankara SK 8 0 0 0 8 15 155 −140 0
2016 Playoffs

League leader played against the 4th ranked team, the runner-up against the third ranked. Zeytinburnu SK became 2015–16 league champion defeating İzmir BB GSK by 3–2 in five final matches.[1]

Semi-finals Finals
April 16–17, 2016
 İzmir BB GSK  2 (42)  
 Koç Üniversitesi SK  0 (1)  
 
April 23–30, 2016
     İzmir BB GSK  2 (26)
   Zeytinburnu SK  3 (31)
Third place
April 12–16, 2016 April 23–24, 2016
 Zeytinburnu SK  3 (22)  Koç Üniversitesi SK  0 (2)
 Erzurum BB GSK  0 (8)    Erzurum BB GSK  2 (28)

2009–10 Season[edit]

Final Standings
Place Team GP' W T L PTS
1 Ankara University SK 10 8 1 1 25
1 Baskent Yildizlari SK 10 8 1 1 25
3 Kocaeli BB Kagitspor 10 6 1 3 19
4 Polis Akademisi 10 4 1 5 13
5 BB Ankara SK 10 2 0 7 6
6 Izmit Sirintepe SK 10 0 0 10 0
  • Kocaeli BB had to surrender three of its wins when it was discovered that a player was playing with an illegal transfer card. Therefore, for playoff standings, Kocaeli BB would take the 4th seed and Polis would take the 3rd seed.[4]
Teams
Club Home town Arena Founded Rank
Ankara University SK Ankara Bel-Pa 1948
Başkent Yıldızları Ankara Bel-Pa 2004
B.B. Ankara SK Ankara Bel-Pa 1978
Izmit Şirintepe SK Izmit Kocaeli 2000
Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt Izmit Kocaeli 2000
Polis Akademisi Ankara Bel-Pa 1996
2010 Playoffs
Semi-Finals
February 27, 2010
Finals
February 28, 2010
           
1 Ankara University 7
4 Kocaeli BB 2
1 Ankara University 7
2 Başkent Yıldızları 3
2 Başkent Yıldızları 8
3 Polis Akademsi 1
2010 All-Star Game

On March 13, 2010 the Super League All-Star Game will be held in Ankara at the Bel-Pa arena. The game will be televised on TRT and there will be a special guest appearance by Turkish Pop Star Nil Karaibrahimgil. After the game Nil Karaibrahimgil will be performing at a club in Ankara for the players and fans who attend the All-Star Game.

2008–09 Season[edit]

Teams

The clubs played in the 2008–2009 season are listed below, alongside their home towns.[5]

Club Home town Arena Founded Rank
Başkent Yıldızları Ankara Bel-Pa 2004 3rd
B.B. Ankaraspor Ankara Bel-Pa 1978 6th
İstanbul Paten Istanbul Galleria 1987 4th
Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt Izmit Kocaeli 2000 1st
Polis Akademisi Ankara Bel-Pa 1996 2nd
Anka SK Ankara Bel-Pa 1954 5th
Season structure

In the 2008–09 regular season, each team played 10 games. The four best teams at the conclusion of regular season proceed to the play-offs where semifinals and the final are all played. Games are played over 3 rounds. Higher-ranking teams play the first match at home. Teams are paired up for each round according to regular season results. The highest-ranking team will play against the lowest-ranking and second highest against the second lowest. Team which finishes the league in last position relegates to the Turkish Ice Hockey First League.

League starts at the end of December and finishes in early May. Games are mostly played on Saturday or Sunday.

The TBHSL's points system is different from the ice hockey leagues in Europe. 3 points are awarded for a win, 1 points for tie and 0 points for a loss.

Standings

[6]

Note: GF= Goals for, GA = Goals against

Team Games Won Lost Tied GF GA Points
1 Kocaeli B.B. 10 9 1 0 149 18 27
2 Polis Akademisi 10 8 2 0 141 28 24
3 Başkent Yıldızları 10 7 3 0 110 44 21
4 Istanbul Paten 10 3 7 0 21 104 9
5 Anka SK 10 2 8 0 28 153 6
6 B.B. Ankara 10 1 9 0 23 145 3

Ice hockey rinks[edit]

Currently, Turkish Ice Hockey Super League games are played by teams in four cities including Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Erzurum. ıce hockey rinks hosting the TBHSL are Silivrikapı Ice Skating Hall (seating capacity: 900) and Zeytinburnu Ice Rink (700) in Istanbul,[7] Ankara Ice Skating Palace (1,150) in Ankara,[8] Bornova Ice Sports Hall (1,751) in İzmir, Palandöken Ice Skating Hall (2,000) and Yakutiye Ice Skating Hall (3,000 and 500) in Erzurum.[9][10] Another olympic-sized ice hockey rink is Kocaeli B.B. Ice Arena (3,600) in İzmit.[11]

Hockey rinks in Turkey follow the IIHF specifications for ice surface dimensions of 60 m × 30 m (197 ft × 98 ft), and a corner radius of 8.50 m (27.9 ft).

Champions[edit]

Since the 1992–93 a regular Turkish national league is staged. In the first ever edition six teams competed and B.B. Ankara crowned themselves the champion, by winning all five games. This team earned most titles – seven in all. They battled out their last championship in the 2002–03 season. Polis Akademisi ve Koleji (Police Academy) won five championships and is the most successful team in recent years. Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt S.K. from Izmit was stopped after reigning from 2004.[12] Since the beginning of the Turkish Ice Hockey Super League, Ankara teams earned most titles. Apart from the teams based in Ankara, only İstanbul Paten and Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt has won the championship.

Performance by club[edit]

Club Champions Winning Years
B.B. Ankara SK
7
1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003
Polis Akademisi ve Koleji
6
2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Başkent Yıldızları
3
2011, 2012, 2013
Zeytinburnu BS
3
2015, 2016, 2017
Kavaklıdere B. SK
1
1996
Istanbul Paten K
1
1998
Gümüş Patenler
1
1999
Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt
1
2007
Ankara University SK
1
2010
İzmir BB GSK
1
2014

† Club has folded and is no longer operating.

IIHF Continental Cup[edit]

2016–17 Continental Cup – First Round – Group A
Team Country W L GF GA
Zeytinburnu BS  Turkey 3 0 32 6
Partizan Belhrade  Serbia 2 1 12 114
Irbis-Skate Sofia  Bulgaria 1 2 9 13
HC Bat Yam  Israel 0 3 10 30
2016–17 Continental Cup – Second Round – Group B
Team Country W L GF GA
Nottingham Panthers  England 3 0 28 4
HK Liepāja  Latvia 2 1 19 6
Zeytinburnu BS  Turkey 1 2 9 23
CH Jaca  Spain 0 3 7 30
2015–16 Continental Cup – First Round – Group A
Team Country W L GF GA
CSKA Sofia  Bulgaria 3 0 28 10
Zeytinburnu BS  Turkey 2 1 23 14
Partizan Belhrade  Serbia 1 2 14 17
Rishon Devils  Israel 0 3 6 30
2014–15 Continental Cup – First Group Stage – Group A
Team Country W L GF GA
CSKA Sofia  Bulgaria 3 0 32 7
CG Puigcerdà  Spain 2 1 27 5
HK Beostar  Serbia 1 2 23 17
İzmir BB GSK  Turkey 0 3 6 59
2013–14 IIHF Continental Cup

Did not participate.

2012–13 Continental Cup – First Group Stage – Group A
Team Country W L GF GA
HSC Csíkszereda  Romania 3 0 36 0
Başkent Yıldızları  Turkey 2 1 19 17
HK Vitez  Serbia 1 2 16 12
HC Metulla  Israel 0 3 1 43
2011–12 Continental Cup – First Group Stage – Group A[18]
Team Country W L GF GA
White Caps Turnhout  Belgium 2 0 21 3
Tartu Kalev-Välk  Estonia 1 1 13 7
Başkent Yıldızları  Turkey 0 2 3 27
HC Metulla  Israel 0 0 0 0

† HC Metulla withdrew from tournament in July, 2011

2010–11 Continental Cup – First Group Stage – Group A.[19]
Team Country W L GF GA
CH Jaca  Spain 2 0 22 1
Ankara University SK  Turkey 1 1 9 10
Bat Yam HC  Israel 0 2 3 23
Energija Elektrenai  Lithuania 0 0 0 0

† Energija Elektrenai were not able to compete in the tournament because their airline went bankrupt the day of their departure to Spain.

Turkish teams' Continental Cup results
Year Team Host W L PTS Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Final
1997–98 B.B. Ankara SK  Romania Miercurea-Ciuc 0 3 0 4th
1998–99 Istanbul Paten K  Romania Bucureşti 2 1 4 2nd
B.B. Ankara SK  Romania Miercurea-Ciuc 0 3 0 4th
1999–2000 Istanbul Paten K  Bulgaria Sofia 1 2 2 3rd
Gümüş Patenler SK  Bulgaria Sofia 0 3 0 4th
2000–01 Istanbul Paten K  Yugoslavia Belgrade 0 3 0 4th
B.B. Ankara SK  Bulgaria Sofia 2 1 4 4th
2001–02 Polis Akademisi  Turkey Ankara 2 1 4 2nd
B.B. Ankara SK  Bulgaria Sofia 2 1 4 2nd
2002–03 B.B. Ankara SK  Romania Gheorgheni 0 3 0 4th
2003–04 DNP
2004–05 DNP
2005–06 Polis Akademisi  Turkey Ankara 2 1 4 2nd
2006–07 Polis Akademisi  Serbia Belgrade 0 1 0 2nd
2007–08 Kocaeli B.B. Kağıt  Romania Miercurea-Ciuc 1 2 3 3rd
2008–09 DNP
2009–10 Polis Akademisi  Turkey Ankara 1 2 3 3rd
2010–11 Ankara University SK  Spain Jaca 1 1 3 2nd
2011–12 Başkent Yıldızları  Turkey Ankara 0 2 0 3rd
2012–13 Başkent Yıldızları  Romania Miercurea Ciuc 2 1 6 2nd
2013–14 DNP
2014–15 İzmir BB GSK  Bulgaria Sofia 0 3 0 4th
2015–16 Zeytinburnu BS  Serbia Belgrade 2 1 6 2nd
2016–17 Zeytinburnu BS  Bulgaria Sofia,
 Spain Jaca
4 2 12 1st 3rd

From 1999 to 2002, two clubs qualified for Turkey. Only one year (2000) did both Turkish clubs compete in the same Group.

  • DNP: Did Not Participate

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Federasyonu-2015-2016 Sezonu Erkekler Süper Lig – 1.Lig (in Turkish)
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  12. ^ Travnicek, Michal (2008-03-31). Hockey on the Rise. Luxembourg Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2008-05-20.
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  16. ^ "2013–2014 Sezonu TBHF Süper Ligi 1'incisi İzmir Büy. Bel. SK Oldu" (in Turkish). Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Federasyonu. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
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