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Alpenliga
Alpenliga
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1991
No. of teams 16
Country(ies) Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Most recent champion(s) VEU Feldkirch (1998-99)

The Alpenliga was a professional international league which existed from 1991 to 1999. Participating teams came from Austria, Italy and Slovenia.

The Alpenliga existed for eight seasons before being replaced by the International Ice Hockey League in 1999.

In 1994-95 and 1995-96, the Alpenliga was part of a larger competition called the Six Nations Tournament (sometimes called Europäischer Ligacup or Coupe des Ligues Européennes), which pitted its top teams against members of the Atlantic League, another crossborder loop composed of French, Dutch and Danish clubs.

After 1999, the Alpenliga was replaced with the International Ice Hockey League (often shortened to Interliga), first contested 1999-2000. Eight clubs from Austria, Hungary and Slovenia including, HC Alba Volan, HK Acroni Jesenice, Dunaferr SE, Erste VEU Feldkirch, EC Klagenfurter, HK Olimpija, VSV Villach and WEV Wiener played the first season. The league winners were Villacher SV, and playoff champions were Klagenfurter EC.

After just one season, Austrian teams quit the International Ice Hockey League, and were replaced with Croatian clubs. Yugoslavian, Slovak and Polish organizations also made appearances over the years. The Interliga ceased operations following the 2006-07 season.

Participating teamsEdit

All those teams took part in the Alpenliga activities at least one season:

Alpenliga championsEdit

Alpenliga winners
1991-92 Flag of Italy HC Devils Milano
1992-93 Flag of Italy HC Alleghe
1993-94 Flag of Italy HC Bolzano
1994-95 Flag of Italy HC Bolzano ¹
1995-96 Flag of Austria VEU Feldkirch
1996-97 Flag of Austria VEU Feldkirch
1997-98 Flag of Austria VEU Feldkirch
1998-99 Flag of Austria VEU Feldkirch

¹ Was part of the Six Nations Tournament.


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