Name
Latvian Optibet Hockey League

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Established
1931 (90 years old)

First Recorded Event
2020-09-05

Current Season
2021-2022

API Football ID
26

Sport
Ice Hockey

Location
Latvia

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
Latvian Hockey Higher League

TV Rights
US - Hockey TV [2021]

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Upcoming Events
23 Oct 21 HK Prizma Riga  - Liepaja
23 Oct 21 HK Dinaburga  - HK Olimp Venta
23 Oct 21 HS Riga  - HK Mogo
27 Oct 21 HK Dinaburga  - HS Riga
27 Oct 21 HK Olimp Venta   - Zemgale
27 Oct 21 HK Mogo  - HK Prizma Riga
30 Oct 21 Zemgale  - HK Dinaburga
30 Oct 21 Liepaja  - HK Mogo
30 Oct 21 HK Olimp Venta   - HK Prizma Riga
03 Nov 21 HK Dinaburga  - Liepaja

Latest Results
21 Oct 21 HS Riga P - P  Liepaja
20 Oct 21 HK Mogo 10 - 0  HK Dinaburga
19 Oct 21 HK Prizma Riga P - P  Zemgale
16 Oct 21 HK Prizma Riga P - P  HS Riga
16 Oct 21 Liepaja 0 - 3  HK Olimp Venta
16 Oct 21 Zemgale 1 - 2  HK Mogo
13 Oct 21 Liepaja 2 - 3  Zemgale
12 Oct 21 HK Prizma Riga P - P  HK Dinaburga
12 Oct 21 HK Olimp Venta  2 - 1  HS Riga
09 Oct 21 HK Olimp Venta  1 - 3  HK Mogo

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The Latvian Hockey Higher League (Latvian: Latvijas Virslīgas hokeja čempionāts), also known as the Optibet Hockey League (Latvian: Optibet hokeja līga) since 2017 due to sponsorship by Optibet, is the top tier league of ice hockey in Latvia currently comprising seven teams. Previously it was also known as the Latvian Open Hockey Championships (Latvijas atklātais čempionāts hokejā) and the Samsung Premier League (Samsung Premjerlīga) from 2006 to 2008. The league was established in 1931.

HK Liepājas Metalurgs, which played in the league between 1999 and 2013, has been the most successful team of the tournament, having won seven titles.

Several former National Hockey League players have played in the league, including Latvians Kaspars Astašenko, Helmuts Balderis, Oskars Bārtulis, Viktors Ignatjevs, Artūrs Irbe, Aleksandrs Kerčs, Jānis Sprukts as well as imports Konstantin Pushkaryov, Rob Schremp.

Seasons

2020-2021

2021-2022

Teams

HK Dinaburga

HK Mogo

HK Olimp Venta

HK Prizma Riga

HS Riga

Liepaja

Zemgale

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