Slovak Extraliga

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Slovak Extraliga
2015–16 Slovak Extraliga season
Tipsport extraliga logo.jpg
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1994
CEO Vladimír Paštinský (Pro-Hokej a.s.)
Inaugural season 1993–94
No. of teams 10
Country(ies) Slovakia
Most recent champion(s) HK Nitra (1st title)
Most championship(s) HC Slovan Bratislava, HC Košice (8 titles)
TV partner(s) Sport 1
Official website tipsportextraliga.sk (Slovak)
Related competitions Slovak 1.Liga, Slovak 2.Liga

Slovak Extraliga (Slovenská Extraliga) is the name of the highest-level ice hockey league in Slovakia. As of 2009, it is ranked by the IIHF as the fifth strongest league in Europe and in 2012 it was ranked by The Hockey News as the sixth strongest league in the world behind the NHL, KHL, Elitserien, SM-liga and Czech Extraliga.[1] The name of the league is leased to sponsor and changes frequently. From 1993/94 to 1997/98 season it was called Extraliga, then the name changed to West Extraliga until the end of 2000/01 season. In 2001/02 its name was Boss Extraliga. Since 2002/03 season to 2004/05 the name changed to ST Extraliga and in 2005/06 to T-Com Extraliga. From January 16, 2007 the name changed to Slovnaft Extraliga when a general sponsor agreement with Slovnaft was signed,and from 2011-12 season is called Tipsport extraliga and Slovnaft-Play-Off .

The Slovak Extraliga is rooted in the Czechoslovak Extraliga. The 1993/94 was the first season of Slovak Extraliga as Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on January 1, 1993.

Clubs

2016–17 season

Team Name Location Venue Capacity Titles
HC Košice Košice Steel Aréna 8,378 8
HC ’05 Banská Bystrica Banská Bystrica Banská Bystrica Ice Stadium 2,841 0
HC Nové Zámky Nové Zámky Nové Zámky Ice Stadium 3,500 0
HK Dukla Trenčín Trenčín Pavol Demitra Ice Stadium 6,150 3
HK Nitra Nitra Nitra Aréna 3,600 1
HK Orange 20 Bratislava Vladimír Dzurilla Ice Stadium 3,500
HK Poprad Poprad Poprad Ice Stadium 4,500 0
HKm Zvolen Zvolen Zvolen Ice Stadium 5,372 2
MHC Mountfield Martin Martin Ice Stadium 4,200 0
MsHK Žilina Žilina Garmin Arena 6,200 1
ŠHK 37 Piešťany Piešťany EASTON Aréna 3,238 0

Names and sponsorship

Period Name Sponsor
1993–1997 Extraliga none
1997–2001 West Extraliga West
2001–2002 BOSS Extraliga BOSS
2002–2005 ST Extraliga Slovak Telekom
2005–2007 T-Com Extraliga T-Com
2007–2011 Slovnaft Extraliga Slovnaft
2011– Tipsport Extraliga Tipsport
2015– Tipsport Liga Tipsport

Champions

By Club

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
HC Slovan Bratislava 8 2 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012
HC Košice 8 7 1995, 1996, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015
HK Dukla Trenčín 3 4 1994, 1997, 2004
HKm Zvolen 2 4 2001, 2013
MsHK Žilina 1 0 2006
HK Nitra 1 0 2016

See also

References

External links

European Hockey Overview
Top-Level Leagues
International

Alps Hockey League - Balkan Ice Hockey League - BeNe League - European University Hockey League - Kontinental Hockey League - MOL Liga

National

Armenia - Austria - Belarus - Belgium - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bulgaria - Croatia - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Georgia - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Iceland - Italy - Kazakhstan - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Macedonia - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Romania - Serbia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Turkey - Ukraine - United Kingdom

Second-Level Leagues
Belarus - Balkan League - Belgium - Czech Republic - Denmark - England - Finland - France - Germany - Hungary - Iceland - Italy - Latvia - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Russia - Slovakia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Turkey
Third-Level Leagues
Austria - Czech Republic - Denmark - England - Finland - France - Germany - Hungary - Italy - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Russia - Scotland - Slovakia - Sweden - Switzerland
Fourth-Level and lower Leagues
Czech Republic (4, 5) - Finland (4, 5, 6, 7) - France - Germany (4, 5) - Hungary - Netherlands (4, 5, 6) - Norway (4, 5) - Poland - Russia - Sweden (4, 5, 6, 7, 8), Switzerland (4, 5, 6)
Cup Competitions
Cups

Belarus - Belgium - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bulgaria - Czech Republic - Denmark - East Germany - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Hungary - Italy - Kazakhstan - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Romania - Scotland - Serbia - Slovenia - Soviet Union - Spain - Switzerland - Ukraine - Yugoslavia

Supercups

Belgium - Estonia - Hungary - Italy - Poland - Netherlands - Slovenia - Spain

Defunct Leagues
Soviet Union - Russia - Czechoslovakia - Yugoslavia - West Germany - East Germany - Ireland - Luxembourg - Malta - Portugal - Alpenliga - Interliga - Inter-National League - North Sea Cup - Panonian League - Eastern European - Balkan League - Baltic League - Carpathian League - Slohokej Liga - English League - English National League - Scottish National League - British Hockey League - Ice Hockey Superleague - German Championship - Swedish Championship - Klass I - Svenska Serien - Elitserien - Swedish Division I - SM-sarja - Swiss National Championship - Swiss International Championship
Women's Leagues
International leagues

Elite Women's Hockey League - EWHL Super Cup - Low Countries Cup

National leagues

Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - Croatia - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Great Britain - Hungary - Iceland - Italy - Kazakhstan - Latvia - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Romania - Russia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Turkey

Defunct leagues

Czechoslovakia - Interliga

Junior Leagues
Austria - Belarus - Belgium - Bulgaria - Croatia - Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia) - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany (East Germany) - Great Britain - Hungary - Iceland - Italy - Kazakhstan - Latvia - Lithuania - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Romania - Russia (Soviet Union) - Serbia - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Turkey - Ukraine
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