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Ligue Magnus

Ligue Magnus

Number of clubs
14
Year of foundation
2004
Head Office Address
FFHG
36 bis Rue Roger Salengro
Issy les Moulineaux 92130
France

League Management

General Manager
Eric Ropert
Head of Operations
Axel Escalle
Head of PR
Eric Ropert

Regular Season Games

Per Club
26
Total
182

Competition Format

Regular Season: All 14 teams play 2 games against other teams = 26 games.
Playoffs: Teams ranked 5 to 12 play a first round, best-of-5 series. Team ranked 1 to 4 directly entered quarter-finals, best-of-5 series. Semi-finals and Finals are best-of-7 series

Championship History

Last Five Season's Champions

2014–15 Rapaces de Gap
2013–14 Briançon Diables Rouges
2012–13 Rouen Dragons
2011–12 Rouen Dragons
2010–11 Rouen Dragons

Most Winning Clubs

30 Chamonix
13 Rouen Dragons
6 Grenoble
6 Saint Gervais
4 Patineurs de Paris

League History

The French Championship started in 1907, with Sporting Club de Lyon winning the first title. Most of the teams competing on the national stage came from the Paris area and the Alps during the pre-1968 Olympic Games era. It is during that time that Chamonix collected almost all of its 30 titles. Ice Hockey then widely spread all over the country, with some new places becoming powerhouses, most noticeably Rouen and Grenoble. The French Championship changed its name at the beginning of the 2004–05 season, becoming Ligue Magnus, a tribute to Louis Magnus, the French founder of the International Ice Hockey Federation back in 1908. The French league is run by the French Ice Hockey Association and consists of 14 teams. In 2013–14, Briançon ended the Rouen Dragons’ 4-year winning streak. It marked a special occasion for the Diables Rouges as they celebrated their 80th anniversary with the first title in their history. They also played in front of a crowd of 20,000 people in Grenoble, on 15 December 2013, for the first Ligue Magnus game ever played in a stadium.

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Address

FFHG

Founded
2004
Address
FFHG
36 bis Rue Roger Salengro
Issy les Moulineaux 92130
France