Name
German DEL

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Established
1994 (28 years old)

First Recorded Event
2020-12-17

Current Season
2021-2022

API Football ID
19

Sport
Ice Hockey

Location
Germany

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
Deutsche Eishockey Liga

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18 Jan 22 EHC Red Bull MĂ  - Augsburger Pant
18 Jan 22 Iserlohn Rooste  - NĂĽrnberg Ice T
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19 Jan 22 Bremerhaven  - Schwenninger
19 Jan 22 ERC Ingolstadt  - Eisbären Berli
19 Jan 22 Straubing Tiger  - Adler Mannheim
19 Jan 22 Grizzly Wolfsbu  - Bietigheim-Biss
20 Jan 22 Augsburger Pant  - Dusseldorf
21 Jan 22 Adler Mannheim  - Bremerhaven
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16 Jan 22 Schwenninger  -  Augsburger Pant
16 Jan 22 Adler Mannheim  -  Eisbären Berli
16 Jan 22 Iserlohn Rooste P - P  Augsburger Pant
16 Jan 22 Kolner 0 - 1  Dusseldorf
16 Jan 22 Bremerhaven  -  Grizzly Wolfsbu
16 Jan 22 EHC Red Bull MĂ  -  Krefeld Pinguin
16 Jan 22 Schwenninger P - P  ERC Ingolstadt
16 Jan 22 Bietigheim-Biss  -  Straubing Tiger
14 Jan 22 Krefeld Pinguin 3 - 1  Kolner
14 Jan 22 Straubing Tiger 5 - 1  Bremerhaven

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The Deutsche Eishockey Liga (for sponsorship reasons called "PENNY Deutsche Eishockey Liga") (German pronunciation: ; English: German Ice Hockey League) or DEL, is a German professional ice hockey league that was founded in 1994. It was formed as a replacement for the Eishockey-Bundesliga and became the new top-tier league in Germany as a result. Unlike the old Bundesliga, the DEL is not under the administration of the German Ice Hockey Federation.

In the 2016–17 season the league was the second-best supported in Europe, behind the Swiss National League A, with an average attendance of 6,198 spectators per game. Kölner Haie, Düsseldorfer EG and Eisbären Berlin all regularly attract over 15,000 fans for home games. In the DEL Winter Game, similar to the NHL Winter Classic, Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks) and Düsseldorf have played in front of crowds in excess of 40,000, notably in 2019 as Düsseldorf won in the RheinENERGIE Stadion.

As of the start of the 2020–21 DEL season, Adler Mannheim (Mannheim Eagles) are the defending champions from the 2018–19 DEL season, defeating the three-time defending champions EHC Red Bull München in a 4–1 series win in the DEL finals. The 2019–20 DEL season was ended after the regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at which point EHC Red Bull München had clinched the #1 seed for the DEL playoffs.

The DEL is known for having a great game day atmosphere with a few large modern arenas and other older, smaller venues. The German top flight is also known for producing NHL talents including Dominik Kahun from Red Bull München. Many of the German national team that took silver at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang played in the DEL while Red Bull Munich became the first German team to reach the Champions Hockey League final in 2019, losing to Frölunda HC. Ice hockey is growing as a sport in Germany and is seen as a popular alternative to football or handball.

Until 2020, there was no relegation from the DEL although a promotion/relegation with the DEL2 will be introduced from the 2020–21 season where the bottom placed DEL club will be replaced by the DEL2 champions.

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2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

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Adler Mannheim

Augsburger Pant

Bietigheim-Biss
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Bremerhaven

Dusseldorf

EHC Red Bull MĂ

Eisbären Berli

ERC Ingolstadt

Grizzly Wolfsbu

Iserlohn Rooste

Kolner

Krefeld Pinguin

NĂĽrnberg Ice T

Schwenninger

Straubing Tiger

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