Italian Hockey League - Serie A

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IHL - Serie A
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Lega Italiana Hockey su Ghiaccio
Sport Ice hockey
Founded1925
No. of teams7
Country Italy
Most recent
champion(s)
Asiago Hockey
Level on pyramid1
Relegation to Italian Hockey League - Serie B
Official website http://www.lihg.it/

Italian Hockey League - Serie A, formerly known as Serie A, is the top tier of professional ice hockey in Italy, which first began play in 1925. They are conducted under the authority of the Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio (FISG). The league initially merged with the Inter-National League to become the Alps Hockey League in 2016. [1] Italian teams in the Alps Hockey League also compete in the Italian Hockey League - Serie A.

Contents

The league was known as Elite.A during the 2013–14 season, [2] and as Italian Hockey League - Elite during the 2017-2018 season. [3]

Playing format

Points: Win 2 points - Tie 1 point

Serie A champions

¹ AC Milanese DG, Milan-Inter HC and Diavoli HC Milano are teams which were born from the disbanding of HC Milano & HC Diavoli Rossoneri Milano.
² HC Devils Milano adopted the name 'AC Milan Hockey' for the 1993-94 season.

Notable players

Foreigners

Italians

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References

  1. "AHL offiziell vorgestellt - Einschreibefrist endet am 15. Juni" (in German). May 30, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  2. "Clubs of Elite.A gathered in Verona yesterday" (in Italian). Elite.A. 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  3. "Le decisioni del Consiglio Federale: IHL – Serie A e Commissioni Campionati" (in Italian). 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2018-09-17.