Meistriliiga (ice hockey)

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Meistriliiga
Current season, competition or edition:
Sports current event.svg 2020–21 EML season
Meistriliiga (ice hockey) logo.png
Sport Ice hockey
Founded1934
No. of teams5
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
Headquarters Tallinn, Estonia
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
Tartu Välk 494 (12th title)
Most titles Narva PSK (18 titles)
TV partner(s) Delfi TV
Official website eestihoki.ee

The Meistriliiga (EML), also known as the Coolbet Hokiliiga for sponsorship reasons, is the top-tier ice hockey league in Estonia. The league currently consists of five teams. [1]

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History

The league was formed in the 1990–91 season. Since 1945–46, Estonian teams had participated in the Estonian SSR Championship. Prior to the country's annexation and incorporation into the Soviet Union, the Estonian Championship had been contested in interwar Estonia from 1934 to 1940. In the 2017–18 season, the league was known as the Nordic Power Hokiliiga.

Narva PSK has dominated the league at the outset, winning the first six championships and eight of the first 11 seasons. Since winning their first title in 1997, Tartu Kalev-Välk has been the most consistently successful team in the Meistriliiga since the league started, having won a total of nine championships. HK Stars claimed four titles in five years from 2005 to 2009.

Teams

Current Teams

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Locations of the 2020–21 Meistriliiga teams
TeamCityArenaCapacityFounded
HC Panter Tallinn Škoda Ice Hall 500
2001
Narva PSK Narva Narva Ice Hall 1,300
1976
HC Everest Kohtla-Järve Kohtla-Järve Kohtla-Järve Ice Hall 2,000
2012
Tartu Välk 494 Tartu Lõunakeskus Ice Hall 600
1994
HC Vipers Tallinn Tondiraba Ice Hall 7,700
2002

Former Teams

TeamCityArenaCapacityFounded
Estonia Junior Team Viljandi Viljandi Ice Hall
1,000
1992
HC Tallinn Tallinn Škoda Ice Hall
1,000
2016
Tallinna HK Stars Tallinn Linnahall
4,200
2002
Tallinna KK-GMP Tallinn Škoda Ice Hall
1,000
2010
Kohtla-Järve Viru Sputnik Kohtla-Järve Kohtla-Järve Ice Hall
2,000
2003
HC Kalev/Viking Tallinn Tondiraba Ice Hall
7,700
2010

Title holders

Titles by team

TitlesTeamSeason
18 Narva PSK [A] 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2016, 2017
13 Kohtla-Järve HK Keemik [B] 1956, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989
12 Tartu Kalev-Välk [C] 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021
7 Tallinn Kalev 1934, 1937, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962
6 Dünamo Tallinn 1946, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1954
4 HK Stars 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
3 Dünamo Tartu 1947, 1955, 1957
3 HC Viking [D] 2013, 2014, 2018
2 Tartu ASK 1936, 1939
2 Tallinn Ekskavaator 1963, 1966
2 Tallinn LTM 1950, 1951
2 Tallinn Talleks 1978, 1981
2 Tallinn Tempo 1965, 1968
1 Sillamäe Kalev 1982
1 HC Panter 2004
1 Tallinn Taksopark 1964
1 Tallinn Sport 1940
1 Kohtla-Järve Viru Sputnik 2010
Notes
  1. ^
    Before 1999 as Narva Kreenholm, and 1999–2003 as Narva 2000.
  2. ^
    1952–1961 as Kohtla-Järve Kalev, 1961–1969 as Kohtla-Järve PK, 1969–1997 as Kohtla-Järve HK Keemik, 1997–2001 as Kohtla-Järve Central, and since 2004 as Kohtla-Järve HK Keemik.
  3. ^
    1994–2007 as Tartu Välk 494.
  4. ^
    2010–2014 as Viiking Sport.

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References

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