Volume 2 of promotions and relegation’s makes a stop in Deutschland.
German hockey always has pieces moving up and down and this season was no different. In the DEL, Red Bull München was led to a championship by 39-year-old Keith Aucoin who. had 63 points. SC Riessersee topped the DEL2 charts in points but as any classic champion would do, they got in financial shit and got relegated to the Oberliga instead of the nine win pathetic Bayreuth Tigers (lay off the brutal euros next season and rely on Canadians like winners do). Dutch club Tilburg Trappers once again dominated the Oberliga, while Harzer Falken and Miesbach couldn’t keep a puck out of their net to save their life. Tornado Niesky and Memmingen both continue to be the cream of the crop in the Regionaliga, Wilhelmshaven-Sande and Crocodiles Hamburg II will get their crack at the big boys next season.