The 2020/2021 Deutsche Eishockey Liga season is already underway, having started in the middle of December 2020. The 27th edition of the German competition was originally due to commence in November, however, the action on the ice rink finally managed to get started a month later than initially planned.
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Teams And Format
With a total of 364 matches to be played on the ice in a league format, last DEL season saw EHC Red Bull Munchen take the honours as champions, despite the campaign being ended prematurely. However, Adler Mannheim will be considered the defending champions as they managed to win the competition the year before.
There are 14 teams competing in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga this season, although they are split into two different conferences: North and South.
DEL North Conference Ice Hockey Teams
Düsseldorfer EG, Eisbaren Berlin, Fischtown Penguins, Grizzlys Wolfsburg, Iserlohn Roosters, Krefeld Pinguine and Kolner Haie.
DEL Teams From South Conference
Adler Mannheim, Augsburger Panther, EHC Red Bull Munchen, ERC Ingolstadt, Nurnberg Ice Tigers, Schwenninger Wild Wings and Straubing Tigers.
The ice hockey in Germany is going to be hugely competitive in this DEL edition, despite the fact that the ruling for relegation being postponed and reintroduced in the 21/22 Deutsche Eishockey Liga instead.
German ice hockey Squads will compete in a playoff bracket that features the top four teams from the two conferences following a best of three formats. The North will compete against each other in a knockout format, as will the teams from the South until one team from each conference is left standing. They will then compete against each other to be crowned the Deutsche Eishockey Liga Champion.
DEL 20/21 Predictions
Defending champions Adler Mannheim have already started off well and our prediction goes as they could certainly be one of the teams to consider winning the german ice hockey competition. The German team have played a handful of games already and are yet to taste defeat. However, the same can be said for two other ice hockey teams currently: the Schwenninger Wild Wings and Eisbaren Berlin, so our ice hockey betting tip here is to keep these 2 under control.
Top Ice Hockey Players From The DEL 19/20
When looking back on the previous Deutsche Eishockey Liga campaign, there were a number of top players to perform for their clubs. Wayne Simpson of the german ERC Ingolstadt ice hockey team was last season’s best player in regards to scoring totals as he managed to score two more points than Chad Costello. Costello has since left the Krefeld Pinguine ice hockey team and has the DEL for pastures new.
Having since left the Dusseldorfer EG ice hockey team for Eisbaren Berlin, Mathias Niederberger was statistically the best goaltender in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga last season, as he managed to achieve a save percentage of 93% across the matches he played.
DEL Players To Watch In 2021
This german ice hockey season has already seen a number of top players make a fast start to life in Germany’s top ice hockey league, with Kolner Haie’s Jon Matsumoto the top goalscorer through the first few opening matches.
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