European Inter-State Ice Hockey Leagues 1995-96

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IIHF Logo old [References: 1]

East European Hockey League 1995-96

Neman Grodno (BLR)2826111545753
Polimir Nowopolotsk (BLR)2822241756746
Belstal Schlobin (BLR)2815491138434
Junior Riga (LAT)28133121227429
Kiew (UKR)2812313948627
Ldinka KPI Kiew (UKR)2874179913618
Energija Elekranai (LIT)2863197715115
Junost Minsk (BLR)280226442232
[References: 2]

Cup of the Low Countries 1995-96

Cup of the Low Countries 1995-96PWDLGFGAPts
Phantoms Deurne (BEL)1816021597332
HYC VDV Herentals (BEL)1814041347528
HIJS Hoky Den Haag (NED)1811161408323
Griffoens Geel (BEL)1811071038422
SIJC Utrecht (NED)189181139119
IJHC Assen (NED)1891811211219
Red Eagles Den Bosch (NED)18711010311715
Chiefs Leuven (BEL)1860128012512
Amstel Tigers Amsterdam (NED)1850137313910
SIJ Leeuwarden (NED) #18001845168-2
[References: 2]

Note: # 2 Points deducted.

Alpen League 1995-96

Alpen League 1995-96PWDLGFGAPts
Pool East
HK Jesenice (SLO) (Q)10703603314
CE Wien (AUT) (Q)10604473512
HC Gardena (ITA)10505564410
HC Fassa (ITA)10505374710
HC Bled (SLO)1040638388
SG Brunigo (ITA)1030726486
Pool Central
KAC Klagenfurt (AUT) (Q)10901603118
Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO) (Q)10703603314
VSV Villach (AUT)10703603414
HC Bolzano (ITA)1040641488
HC Asiago (ITA)1020826614
HC Allegue (ITA)1010923632
Pool West
VEU Feldkirch (AUT) (Q)8602782512
HC Varese (ITA) (Q)8602382512
EHC Lustenau (AUT)840440318
HC 24 Milano (ITA)840444398
HC Devils Milano (ITA)800813430
[References: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
1997Olimpija Ljubljana4HC Jesenice2
1997CE Wien6HC Varese3
1997VSE Feldkirch5Olimpija Ljubljana3
1997CE Wien2KAC Klagenfurt1
1997VEU Feldkirch4CE Wien0
[References: 2]

Atlantic League 1995-96

Atlantic League 1995-96PWDLGFGAPts
Dragons Rouen (FRA) (C)10820772318
Flames Bleues Reims (FRA)1033439389
IK Esbjerg (DEN)832335408
IK Herning (DEN)1032538528
Gothiques Amiens (FRA)931528417
Tilburg Trappers (NED) +720522454
[References: 2]

Note: + 3 Games involving Tilburg Trappers unplayed.

Balkan League 1995-96

Balkan League 1995-96PWDLGFGAPts
HC Sportul Studenasc (ROM) (Q)1080216
HC Bucuresti (ROM) (Q)1080216
HC Crvena Zvezda Beograd (YUG)1070314
HC Slavia Sofia (BUL) (Q)104068
HC Vojvodina (YUG)102084
HC Levsky Sofia (BUL)101092
[References: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
1997HC Bucuresti5HC Crvena Zvezda3
1997HC Sportul Studentasc8HC Slavia Sofia3
3rd Place
1997HC Crvena Zvezda5HC Slavia Sofia1
1997HC Bucuresti8HC Sportul Studentasc2
[References: 2]


Phantoms Deurne of Belgium won the Cup of the Lowlands between the Top 4 Belgian and Top 6 Dutch teams in 1995-96, winning 16 of their 18 games. The Atlantic League (6 teams from France, Denmark and Netherlands) was won by Dragons Rouen of France with 18 points from 10 games, well ahead of second-placed Flames Bleues Reims, also France. The East European Hockey League played a 28-game schedule between 8 teams from Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania and was won convincingly by the Belarussian side Neman Grodno who won 26 of their games. The other two leagues, the Alpen League and Balkan League had Playoffs which were won by VEU Feldkirch (Austria) and HC Bucuresti (Romania) respectively.


European Inter-State Ice Hockey Leagues give teams in smaller countries a chance to compete at a higher level on a regular basis as well as playing in their own National Leagues. The East European Hockey League (Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania), Alpen League (Austria, Italy, Slovenia), Cup of the Lowlands (Belgium, Netherlands), Atlantic League (France, Netherlands, Denmark), and Balkan League (Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia) were the European Inter-State Leagues of 1996-97. Each of these countries had either competed in the World Championships in 1996, either in Pool A without qualifying for the Final Stages (Italy, Austria, France), Pool B (Latvia, Switzerland, Belarus, Denmark, Netherlands), Pool C (Ukraine, Slovenia, Romania) or Pool D (Lithuania, Yugoslavia, Belgium, Bulgaria).



[1] Seeklogo (2021) [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 29 May 2021]


[2] Horst Eckert (1997) Eishockey Almanack 97 International I.I.H.F. Yearbook 1996-97 pg. 81, 87, 128, 142, 178.


Thanks to Lenka Mulligan and Niall McEvoy

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