|Current season, competition or edition:|
2019–20 Ligue Magnus season
|No. of teams||12|
|Most titles||Chamonix (30)|
|TV partner(s)||Sport en France, Fanseat|
|Relegation to||FFHG Division 1|
|Domestic cup(s)||Coupe de France|
Synerglace Ligue Magnus is the current name for the top men's division of the French ice hockey pyramid, established in 1906.The league operated under a variety of names before taking that of its championship trophy, the Magnus Cup, in 2004. The trophy was in turn named for Frenchman and IIHF founder Louis Magnus.
12 teams play a 44-game regular season. The schedule is fully balanced and there are no geographic conferences.Regulation wins are worth 3 points, as per international rules. The top 8 teams qualify for the Magnus Cup playoffs, with all series contested in a best-of-seven format. The remaining 4 teams play a 6-game round-robin, at the end of which the last-place team is relegated.
The Magnus Cup champions qualify for the following season's Champions Hockey League.All Ligue Magnus teams also take part in the French Cup.
Game night rosters must include at least 10 players who have spent 3 or more years in the French hockey system before the age of 21. French citizenship itself is not a requirement to qualify for non-import status, as long as the player meets the above criteria. Conversely, a citizen of France who was fully trained in a foreign country will count as an import regardless of his French citizenship.
On December 22, 2013, Grenoble and Briançon played an outdoor regular season game at Stade des Alpes, the home of former Ligue 1 soccer club GF38. A sellout attendance of 19,767 set a league record.
Another outdoor game took place on December 30, 2016, when Lyon hosted Grenoble at Parc OL, the home field of seven-time Ligue 1 champions Olympique Lyonnais. The event drew a record 25,182 attendance.
In 2016, the league signed its first naming rights deal with Saxoprint, the online printing subsidiary of German conglomerate Cewe, and became known as Saxoprint Ligue Magnus for the following two seasons.In 2018, mobile ice rink supplier Synerglace became the series' new title sponsor.
Select regular season and playoff games air on cable and broadband television channel Sport en France.
All league games can be streamed for a monthly subscription fee of approximately €10. The service, managed by Finnish company Fanseat, employed a man-operated main camera for the first three years, before shifting to PlaySight automated technology in 2019.
Hockey Dangles '16: Saxoprint Magnus Edition, an arcade-style mobile video game based on the league, was released for Android and iOS devices in September 2016.
|Hormadi||Anglet||Patinoire de la Barre||1969|
|Boxers||Bordeaux||Patinoire de Mériadeck||1999|
|Pionniers||Chamonix||Centre Sportif Richard Bozon||2016|
|Brûleurs de Loups||Grenoble||Patinoire Pole Sud||1963|
|Aigles||Nice||Patinoire Jean Bouin||1969|
|Dragons||Rouen||Patinoire de l'Île Lacroix||1982|
|Etoile Noire||Strasbourg||Patinoire Iceberg||2000|
|Scorpions||Mulhouse||Patinoire de l'Illberg||2005|
|1||Chamonix||30||1923, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1979|
|2||Rouen (earlier known as RHC (Rouen Hockey Club) and also known as Rouen Hockey Élite 76)||15||1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018|
|3||Club des Patineurs de Paris (also known as Ice Skating Club de Paris and Sports d'Hiver de Paris)||7||1908, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1920, 1921, 1922|
|4||Saint-Gervais||6||1969, 1974, 1975, 1983, 1985, 1986|
|5||Grenoble (earlier known as CSG Grenoble)||7||1981, 1982, 1991, 1998, 2007, 2009, 2019|
|6||Français Volants Paris||4||1936, 1937, 1938, 1989|
|7||Gap||4||1977, 1978, 2015, 2017|
|8||Stade Français Paris (also known as Rapides de Paris)||4||1932, 1933, 1934, 1935|
|9||AC Boulogne-Billancourt||3||1957, 1960, 1962|
|Racing Club de Paris||2||1950, 1951|
|Reims HC||2||2000, 2002|
|Amiens Somme||2||1999, 2004|
|Paris Université Club||1||1953|
|Hockey Club de Mulhouse||1||2005|
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In addition, Bob Gainey (Montreal Canadiens) and Brian Propp (Philadelphia Flyers) have played in the second tier of French hockey.
Cristobal Huet is a French former professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently a goalie coach for Lausanne HC of the National League (NL).
Joseph Francis Richard Sévigny is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Quebec Nordiques in the National Hockey League. He then moved to France to be coach of Chamonix HC (1989–90), Diables Rouges de Briançon (1990–91) and Angers (1994–95), and then returned to the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey. He is noted for being the last Montreal Canadien to wear #33 prior to Patrick Roy.
The Brûleurs de loups are a professional ice hockey team that play in Grenoble, France.
The Diables Rouges de Briançon(: Briançon Red Devils) is the ice hockey team of Briançon (Hautes-Alpes). Their home arena is the Patinoire René Froger.
Sébastien Bisaillon is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for Brûleurs de Loups of the French Ligue Magnus.
The 2004–05 Ligue Magnus season was the 84th regular season of the ice hockey elite league in France and the first to take the name of Ligue Magnus.
The 2009–10 Ligue Magnus season was the 89th regular season of the ice hockey elite league in France and the sixth season of the Ligue Magnus.
FFHG Division 1 is a semi-professional ice hockey league in France. It is the second of four levels of national ice hockey in France. The teams that end at the bottom of the table get relegated to FFHG Division 2 while the top get promoted to Ligue Magnus.
Anglet Hormadi Pays Basque is an ice hockey team in Anglet, France. They play in the Ligue Magnus, the highest level of ice hockey in France.
The 2010–11 Ligue Magnus season was the 90th season of the Ligue Magnus, the top level of ice hockey in France. 14 teams participated in the league, and Dragons de Rouen won their 11th league title.
The 2005–06 Ligue Magnus season was the 85th season of the Ligue Magnus, the top level of ice hockey in France. 14 teams participated in the league, and Dragons de Rouen won their eighth league title.
The 2006–07 Ligue Magnus season was the 86th season of the Ligue Magnus, the top level of ice hockey in France. 14 teams participated in the league, and Brûleurs de Loups de Grenoble won their fifth league title.
The 2008–09 Ligue Magnus season was the 88th season of the Ligue Magnus, the top level of ice hockey in France. 14 teams participated in the league, and Brûleurs de Loups de Grenoble won their sixth league title.
The Marcel Claret Trophy has been awarded to the most sportsmanlike team in the Ligue Magnus since 1981. The team with the fewest penalties during the regular season wins the trophy.
The 1975–76 Nationale A season was the 55th season of the Nationale A, the top level of ice hockey in France. Chamonix Hockey Club won their 29th league title.
The 1969–70 1re série season was the 49th season of the 1re série, the top level of ice hockey in France. Chamonix Hockey Club won their 25th league title.
The 1966–67 1re série season was the 46th season of the 1re série, the top level of ice hockey in France. Chamonix Hockey Club won their 23rd league title.
The 1954–55 1re série season was the 34th season of the 1re série, the top level of ice hockey in France. Chamonix Hockey Club won their 15th league title.
The 2011–12 Ligue Magnus season was the 91st season of the Ligue Magnus, the top level of ice hockey in France. Fourteen teams participated in the league, and Dragons de Rouen won both the regular season title, and the Coupe Magnus, the postseason championship that earned the team the title "Champions of France". The Scorpions de Mulhouse were elevated to the league from Division 1 at the end of the season, and the Bisons de Neuilly-sur-Marne were relegated to Division 1 after finishing the regular season with only three wins and losing the relegation playoff with the Ours de Villard-de-Lans.
Vojtěch Kloz is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman who plays for Anglet Hormadi Élite of the Ligue Magnus.