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1997-98 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Sport Ice Hockey
1997-98
Season champions Adler Mannheim

The 1997-98 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season was the 4th season of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League).

Adler Mannheim became the DEL Champion for the second time in a row, winning a German title for the third time in their history. The season had it's share of instability. After the 15th regular season round, the Kaufbeurer Adler were insolvent and the Düsseldorfer EG left the league after season end.

Regular season Edit

As in the previous season two rounds/phases were played. In the first round, all teams played one home and one away game with each other for a total of 28 rounds. The first 6 placed teams continued playing for the playoff placements German: Meisterrunde). The 9 last placed teams had to fight it out for the last 2 playoff spots.

Phase I Edit

Team GP W T L OTL GF:GA Points
1. Adler Mannheim 2820215111:7443
2. Düsseldorfer EG 2820008113:8840
3. EV Landshut 2818217100:6439
4. Frankfurt Lions 2816417 92:7437
5. Eisbären Berlin 2815409 97:7934
6. Kölner Haie 2814419104:9433
7. Krefeld Pinguine 28142111 85:8431
8. Hannover Scorpions 28123211 88:9629
9. Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 28115210 98:10029
10. Berlin Capitals 28112411 73:8128
11. Kassel Huskies 28102313 82:8625
12. Nürnberg Ice Tigers 2892215 93:10722
13. Revierlöwen Oberhausen 2893116 81:10322
14. Augsburger Panther 28100216 78:10722
15. Starbulls Rosenheim 2831024 70:1387
16. Kaufbeurer Adler disqualified

GP = Games, W = Win, T = Tie, L = Loss, OTL = Overtime loss, GF:GA = Goals For : Goals Against
    = Continue play for playoff spots,     = Continue qualifications for last 2 playoff spots
,     = Disqualified</small>

Phase II - "Meisterrunde" Edit

Team GP W T L OTL GF:GA Points
1. Eisbären Berlin 48276114179:13961
2. Frankfurt Lions 48276114160:12661
3. Kölner Haie 48266214160:147460
4. Adler Mannheim 48263316170:14558
5. Düsseldorfer EG 48271218166:16457
6. EV Landshut 48254217148:11856

GP = Games, W = Win, T = Tie, L = Loss, OTL = Overtime loss, GF:GA = Goals For : Goals Against


Phase II - Edit

Two teams qualified for the playoff spots 7 and 8.

Team GP W T L OTL GF:GA Points
1. Hannover Scorpions 44226214160:14252
2. Berlin Capitals 44197414136:11949
3. Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 44195317157:14846
4. Kassel Huskies 44193418140:12845
5. Krefeld Pinguine 44186119126:14143
6. Nürnberg Ice Tigers 44184220126:14142
7. Augsburger Panther 44162224122:16036
8. Revierlöwen Oberhausen 44144125132:18433
9. Starbulls Rosenheim 4463035105:20415

GP = Games, W = Win, T = Tie, L = Loss, OTL = Overtime loss, GF:GA = Goals For : Goals Against
Color code:     = Playoff     = Season end

Round 1 Playoff Qualifications=Edit

The first round of playoff qualifications was played as a best-of-five series.

Game 1 2 3 4 5
Hannover Scorpions Revier Löwen Oberhausen 3:0 6:2 5:2 5:4
Berlin Capitals Augsburger Panther 1:3 3:2 1:3 0:2 1:4
Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings Nürnberg Ice Tigers 3:2 6:2 4:5 OT 5:2 2:4 6:2
Kassel Huskies Krefeld Pinguine 1:3 3:5 2:5 5:3 1:2

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Round 1 Playoff Qualifications=Edit

The second round of playoff qualifications was played as a best-of-three series.

Game 1 2 3
Hannover Scorpions Augsburger Panther 2:0 4:3 5:2
Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings Krefeld Pinguine 1:2 4:3 2:6 2:5

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

The Hannover Scorpions and Krefeld Pinguine qualified for the playoffs.


Playoff Edit

The playoffs were played in a best-of-five mode.

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  5  Eisbären Berlin 3  
7  Krefeld Pinguine 0  
  5  Eisbären Berlin 3  
  3  EV Landshut 0  
6  Kölner Haie 0
  3  EV Landshut 3  
    5  Eisbären Berlin 1
  1  Adler Mannheim 3
  4  Frankfurt Lions 3  
8  Hannover Scorpions 1  
4  Frankfurt Lions 0
  1  Adler Mannheim 3  
1  Adler Mannheim 3
  2  Düsseldorfer EG 0  

Quarterfinals Edit

Game 1 2 3 4 5
Eisbären Berlin Krefeld Pinguine 3:0 4:3 OT 4:3 n.V. 5:1
Frankfurt Lions Hannover Scorpions 3:1 4:3 OT 4:1 2:4 4:2
Kölner Haie EV Landshut 0:3 3:4 OT 1:9 4:3 SO
Adler Mannheim Düsseldorfer EG 3:0 7:2 4:3 6:1

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Semifinals Edit

Game 1 2 3 4 5
Eisbären Berlin EV Landshut 3:0 7:4 2:1 2:0
Frankfurt Lions Adler Mannheim 0:3 2:6 1:5 3:4 SO

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

Finals Edit

Game 1 2 3 4 5
Eisbären Berlin Adler Mannheim 1:3 0:2 2:4 8:7 1:4

OT = Overtime; SO = Shootout

With the last game, the Adler Mannheim became repeat DEL Champion and won the German Champion title for the 3nd time in the club history.

Player awards Edit

Category Name Team Record
Most points Flag of GermanyFlag of Canada.svg Mark MacKay Schwenninger ERC Wild Wings 57 Points
Best goalie Flag of the Czech Republic Petr Bříza EV Landshut 2.41 Goals-Against-Average
Best defender Flag of Canada.svg Marc West Revierlöwen Oberhausen 42 Points


Team PhotosEdit

ReferencesEdit


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