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Elite Ice Hockey League

Elite Ice Hockey League

Number of clubs
10
Year of foundation
2003
Head Office Address
EIHL
53 Chandos Place, Covent Garden
London 0
United Kingdom
+44 7813 752293

League Management

General Manager
Todd Kelman
Head of Operations
Neil Black

Regular Season Games

Per Club
52
Total
260

Competition Format

Regular Season: Regular season is 52 games with 10 clubs split into two Conferences of five – Erhardt Conference and Gardiner Conference.
Challenge Cup: Two groups of five, followed by two-legged quarter-final and semi-final and one-off cup final.
Playoffs: Top eight seeds go through to a two-legged quarter-final (aggregate score). Winners progress to playoff finals weekend in April, currently held at the National Ice Centre. Semi-finals held on the Saturday and Grand Final on the Sunday.

Championship History

Last Five Season's Champions

2015–16 Sheffield Steelers
2014–15 Sheffield Steelers
2013–14 Belfast Giants
2012–13 Nottingham Panthers
2011–12 Belfast Giants


Most Winning Clubs

12 Nottingham Panthers
9 Sheffield Steelers
7 Coventry Blaze
5 Belfast Giants

League History

The Elite Ice Hockey League was formed in 2003 following the dissolving of the Superleague. It began as an eight-team league and there are now 10 teams from all four British home nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. There are also plans for expansion in the next few years. Ice hockey is the UK’s third most-watched winter sport after football and rugby union. The 10 teams participate in three competitions. The Monteith Bowl is awarded to the Elite League winners , who are the team with the most points over a 52-game season. Belfast Giants, Cardiff Devils, Coventry Blaze, Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers participate in the Erhardt Conference. This is named after Carl Erhardt, who captained Great Britain to their Olympic gold in 1936. Braehead Clan, Dundee Stars, Edinburgh Capitals, Fife Fleyers and Hull Stingrays play in the Gardiner Conference. This is named after Charlie Gardiner – the Edinburgh-born netminder who captained the Chicago Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup in 1934.

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Address

EIHL

Founded
2003
Address
EIHL
53 Chandos Place, Covent Garden
London 0
United Kingdom
+44 7813 752293