2013–14 NLA season

The 2013–14 National League A season is the seventh ice hockey season of Switzerland's top hockey league, the National League A. Overall, it is the 76th season of Swiss professional hockey. It was won by ZSC Lions after beating Kloten Flyers 4-0 in the playoff final.

2013–14 National League A season
LeagueNational League A
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 12, 2013 –
March 3, 2014
Number of games50
Number of teams12
Regular Season
Best RecordZSC Lions
Runners-upFribourg-Gottéron
Playoffs
Semi-final #1 championsZSC Lions
  Semi-final #1 runners-upGenève-Servette HC
Semi-final #2 championsKloten Flyers
  Semi-final #2 runners-upFribourg-Gottéron
National League A Championship
ChampionsZSC Lions
  Runners-upKloten Flyers

Regular season

Teams

After the 2012–13 season, SCL Tigers were defeated by Lausanne HC of National League B, switching places with them. The number of teams stands at 12.

Team City Arena Capacity
HC Ambrì-Piotta Ambrì Valascia 7,000
SC Bern Bern PostFinance-Arena 17,131
EHC Biel Biel/Bienne Eisstadion Biel 7,000
HC Davos Davos Vaillant Arena 7,280
HC Fribourg-Gottéron Fribourg BCF Arena 6,800
Genève-Servette HC Geneva Patinoire des Vernets 7,382
Kloten Flyers Kloten Kolping Arena 7,719
Lausanne HC Lausanne CIG de Malley 9,244
HC Lugano Lugano Pista La Resega 8,250
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Rapperswil Diners Club Arena 6,200
EV Zug Zug Bossard Arena 7,015
ZSC Lions Zurich Hallenstadion 11,200

Regular season

Rank Team GP W L OTW OTL SOW SOL Goals Diff. Pts
1 ZSC Lions 50 32 9 1 2 0 6 167:111 56 106
2 Fribourg-Gottéron 50 25 18 2 0 2 3 151:147 4 86
3 Kloten Flyers 50 22 18 4 1 5 0 147:121 26 85
4 Genève-Servette HC 50 21 16 2 5 5 1 158:133 25 83
5 HC Lugano 50 23 18 2 3 3 1 142:114 28 83
6 HC Davos 50 22 20 1 1 5 1 151:133 18 80
7 HC Ambrì-Piotta 50 22 20 1 1 3 3 126:123 3 78
8 Lausanne HC 50 20 20 2 3 2 3 104:115 -11 74
9 SC Bern 50 19 22 3 3 1 2 126:129 -3 70
10 EV Zug 50 15 20 5 2 1 7 132:156 -24 66
11 EHC Biel 50 11 29 1 1 6 2 115:154 -39 50
12 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 50 9 31 1 3 1 5 117:200 -83 39

Playoffs

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
1 ZSC Lions 4
8 Lausanne HC 3
1 ZSC Lions 4
4 Genève-Servette HC 3
4 Genève-Servette HC 4
5 HC Lugano 1
1 ZSC Lions 4
3 Kloten Flyers 0
2 Fribourg-Gottéron 4
7 HC Ambrì-Piotta 0
2 Fribourg-Gottéron 2
3 Kloten Flyers 4
3 Kloten Flyers 4
6 HC Davos 2

Relegation round

Six games were played as part of the relegation round. Results from the regular season carried over.

Rank Team GP W L OTW OTL SOW SOL Goals Diff. Pts
1 SC Bern 56 22 25 3 3 1 2 147:148 –1 79
2 EV Zug 56 19 22 5 2 1 7 152:175 –23 78
3 EHC Biel 56 13 33 1 1 6 2 130:168 –38 56
4 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 56 12 34 1 3 1 5 136:223 –87 48

Final

The bottom two teams played in the final.

  • EHC Biel - Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 2:4 (3:2 OT, 1:3, 2:3, 4:3 OT, 1:4, 4:5)

Playouts

The bottom team from the relegation round, EHC Biel, played against HC Viège, the National League B champion, for the right to play in the 2014-15 NLA season.

External links

Christophe Bays

Christophe Bays (born March 28, 1991) is a Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with Genève-Servette HC of the National League A (NLA).

Bays made his National League A debut playing with Lausanne HC during the 2013–14 NLA season.

Jonas Siegenthaler

Jonas Siegenthaler (born 6 May 1997) is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Siegenthaler was rated as a top prospect, projected as a possible first round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, before he was selected 57th overall by the Capitals.

Josh Primeau

Josh Primeau (born November 14, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers of the National League (NL). Primeau holds a Swiss player license which allows him to play in the National League as a non-import player.

Primeau made his National League A debut playing with Lausanne HC during the 2013–14 NLA season.

Noah Rod

Noah Rod (born 7 June 1996) is a Swiss professional ice hockey player who currently serves as captain of Genève-Servette HC of the National League (NL). Rod was selected by the Sharks in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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