National League B

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National League B or Nationalliga B (German) or Ligue Nationale B (French) is the second tier of the main professional ice hockey league in Switzerland, behind National League A. The winners of this league each season play a best-of-seven series against the bottom team of National League A and, if they win, are promoted, while the National League A team is relegated to National League B.

The attendance in 2012–13 was about 3,500 spectators.

Current teams

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Participating teams

Current Teams

Team City Arena Capacity
HC Ajoie Porrentruy Patinoire de Porrentruy 4,300
EHC Basel Basel St. Jakob Arena 6,600
GCK Lions Küsnacht Eishalle Küsnacht 2,200
HC La Chaux-de-Fonds La Chaux-de-Fonds Patinoire des Mélèzes 7,200
SC Langenthal Langenthal Schoren Halle 4,320
SCL Tigers Langnau im Emmental Ilfis Stadium 6,500
Martigny Red Ice Martigny Forum d'Octodure 4,500
EHC Olten Olten Kleinholz Stadion 6,500
HC Thurgau Weinfelden Güttingersreuti 3,200
EHC Visp Visp Litternahalle 4,300

Former Teams

  • HC Forward-Morges - withdrawal at the end of the 2005–06 season
  • EHC Biel - promoted to National League A after the 2007–08 season
  • EHC Chur - withdrawal at the end of the 2007–08 season
  • Lausanne HC - promoted to National League A after the 2012-13 season
  • HC Sierre-Anniviers - bankruptcy at the end of the 2012-13 season

External links

See also

  • National League A
  • Swiss 1. Liga

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