2008-09 Deutsche Eishockey Liga Season
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2008-09 Deutsche Eishockey Liga Season
2008-09 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Logo 2001.svg
LeagueDeutsche Eishockey Liga
SportIce Hockey
Number of teams16
Regular season
Season championsEisbären Berlin
Top scorerJason Ulmer
Robert Hock
Finals
ChampionsEisbären Berlin
DEL seasons

The 2008-09 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season was the 15th season since the founding of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (English: German Ice Hockey Leagie). 16 Teams played after the 2. Bundesliga Champion, the Kassel Huskies received the license to play in the DEL. After 52 rounds and the play-off's, the Eisbären Berlin won its 4th German Championship in the last five years.

Teams

In accordance to the cooperation contract between the DEL and the German Ice Hockey Federation, and after concluding that necessary reforms where not done in the 2. Bundesliga, a decision was made not to have playdowns and no teams were relegated. However, after ensuring compliance with the DEL regulations, the 2. Bundesliga Champions, the Kassel Huskies, were allowed to enter the league on July 4, 2008,[1] expanding the league to 16 teams. This is also the first season where the Eisbären Berlin played in the brand new O2 World arena.

The number of regular seasons rounds was reduced to 52 from 56 in the previous season. The 6-best placed teams qualified for the playoffs, the teams in 7-10th position where to play a qualification round.

The average team budget was estimate at Euro EUR 5.24 million, raising the league total to Euro EUR 84.3 million from Euro EUR 78.7, mainly due to the addition of 1 team.

Regular season

Team GP W OTW SOW OTL SOL L Goals Points
1. Eisbären Berlin 52 31 1 4 0 2 14 214:143 105
2. Hannover Scorpions 52 30 2 1 3 2 14 173:151 101
3. DEG Metro Stars 52 24 2 3 3 3 17 159:134 88
4. Adler Mannheim 52 22 3 4 3 2 18 144:131 85
5. Sinupret Ice Tigers 52 23 6 1 1 1 20 153:142 85
6. Krefeld Pinguine 52 24 3 1 3 1 20 167:140 84
7. Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg 52 25 0 1 5 1 20 180:141 83
8. Hamburg Freezers 52 22 1 4 2 4 19 158:147 82
9. Frankfurt Lions 52 21 3 3 1 4 20 152:152 80
10. Augsburger Panther 52 24 1 1 2 2 22 156:178 80
11. Iserlohn Roosters 52 15 4 3 5 7 18 171:187 71
12. ERC Ingolstadt 52 18 3 1 4 2 24 144:155 68
13. Straubing Tigers 52 17 3 4 1 2 25 144:164 68
14. Kassel Huskies 52 15 2 6 2 2 25 147:171 65
15. Kölner Haie 52 15 4 0 5 5 23 147:166 63
16. Füchse Duisburg 52 9 3 3 1 0 36 118:225 40
GP = Games Played, W = Wins, OTW = Overtime win, SOW = Shootout win, OTL = Overtime loss, SOL = Shootout loss, L = Loss
Color code:    = Direct Playoff qualification,    = Playoff qualification round,    = No playoff

Playoffs

Playoff qualifications

The playoff qualifications were played between March 5 and 11, 2009 in the Best-of-five mode.

Series 1 2 3 4 5 RS
Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg - Augsburger Panther 3:1 1:2 4:1 1:0 4:3 OT - [2:2]
Hamburg Freezers - Frankfurt Lions 3:2 3:4 1:2 2:1 2:1 OT 4:2 [1:3]
RS = Regular season; OT = Overtime

Playoff brackets

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1. Eisbären Berlin 4
8. Hamburg Freezers 0
1. Eisbären Berlin 3
4. Adler Mannheim 1
4. Adler Mannheim 4
5. Sinupret Ice Tigers 1
1. Eisbären Berlin 3
3. DEG Metro Stars 1
2. Hannover Scorpions 4
7. Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams 2
2. Hannover Scorpions 2
3. DEG Metro Stars 3
3. DEG Metro Stars 4
6. Krefeld Pinguine 3

Quarterfinals

The quarterfinals were played in the Best-of-seven mode starting March 13 until March 26.

Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 RS
Eisbären Berlin - Hamburg Freezers 4:0 5:3 3:2 OT 7:2 4:1 - - - [3:1]
Hannover Scorpions - Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg 4:2 2:1 2:3 OT 2:3 4:3 OT 4:3 2:0 - [1:1]
DEG Metro Stars - Krefeld Pinguine 4:3 2:3 4:3 OT 1:2 5:4 OT 2:1 3:4 5:0 [3:1]
Adler Mannheim - Sinupret Ice Tigers 4:1 5:0 3:5 3:2 2:1 5:2 - - [0:4]
RS = Regular season; OT = Overtime

Semifinals

The semifinals were played in the Best-of-five mode, from March 29 to April 7, 2010.

Series 1 2 3 4 5 RS
Eisbären Berlin - Adler Mannheim 3:1 4:0 1:6 4:0 6:4 - [2:2]
Hannover Scorpions - DEG Metro Stars 2:3 5:2 2:4 6:3 3:4 OT 1:3 [1:1]
RS = Regular season; OT = Overtime

Finale

The finals were played in the Best-of-five mode, from April 9, 2010.

Series 1 2 3 4 5 RS
Eisbären Berlin - DEG Metro Stars 3:1 3:2 1:3 5:1 4:2 - [3:1]
RS = Regular season; OT = Overtime

The Eisbären Berlin won the title for the 4th time.

References


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