Swiss League

As the NZZ writes, EHC Basel applied for a promotion in the Swiss League. The SIHF, however, rejected this request.

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The Swiss League is shrinking: Because of the withdrawal of the EVZ Academy, the fact that there is no National League relegation this and next season and a potential withdrawal from the Ticino Rockets, there might be only eight teams left in a couple of years, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung writes.

Thus, according to the same source, three clubs from the MySports League applied for a promotion in the Swiss League, not on the ice but through bureaucracy: EHC Arosa, HC Valais Chablais and EHC Basel. While the former two apparently just checked out options, only Basel is determined and seriously working on a promotion.

The SIHF, however, rejected these requests. CEO Patrick Bloch tells the NZZ: "We didn't want to make a precedent case. We are bound to our rules and statutes."

EHC Basel's sports director Olivier Schäublin on the other hand is disappointed but still ready for a promotion: "We can still react until June. We have a budget and only need two imports to play in the Swiss League", he tells the newspaper.

( 17 April 2021 | mfa | Report an error )

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