Israeli League (ice hockey)

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Israeli League
Current season, competition or edition:
Sports current event.svg 2017–18 Israeli Hockey League season
2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Serbia - Israel (7).jpg
Sport Ice hockey
Founded1990
Inaugural season 1990–91
No. of teams10- Top Division (Senior A)
8- National Division (Senior B)
11- Amateur Division (Senior C/Senior C North)
CountryFlag of Israel.svg  Israel
Most recent
champion(s)
Rishon Devils (4th title)
Most titles Haifa Hawks (6 titles)
Official website israhockey.co.il

Israeli League is the top level ice hockey league of Israel.

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History

In 2017-2018, for the first time in the league's history, there were 3 senior divisions (A, B, C) with a total of 29 senior teams playing. The Haifa Hawks have won the most league titles, with six.

Teams

Champions

Titles by team

TitlesTeamYear
6 Haifa Hawks 1991, 1992, 1994, 2006, 2007, 2008
4HC Maccabi Amos Lod1998, 2001, 2004, 2005
4 Monfort Ma'alot 2000, 2002, 2003, 2010
4 Rishon Devils 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
3 HC Bat Yam 1995, 2016, 2018
2 HC Metulla 1999, 2011
2Lions Jerusalem1996, 1997
1 Ice Time Herzliya 2009
1 Maccabi Metulla 2012

See also

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References

  1. ""Maccabi Metulla Eggenbreggers" Champion of the Israeli Ice Hockey League season 2011 – 2012.[#1 27-04-2012]". Israhockey.co.il. 2012-04-29. Archived from the original on 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
  2. "HC Metula - Champion of Israel Ice Hockey Championship 2010-2011". Israhockey.co.il. 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
  3. "'Monfort' Maalot team is a Champion of Israel, the season of 2009-2010". Israhockey.co.il. 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2012-05-25.