It has been official since mid-February that there will be two new NLB farmteams for next season. This could decrease the competition in the NLB even more, and would probably result in two groups in the standings. At the moment there are 3 teams in the standings that separate themselves from the rest and these teams are the GCK Lions, EHC Wintherthur and Hockey Thurgau. Wintherthur has joined the league for this season and clearly can’t keep up with the rest of the teams (24 points). The second team, the GCK Lions (36 points), which is the farmteam of the ZSC Lions and is also 14 points behind the next rank in the standings, Hockey Thurgau. Thurgau though is also 8 points behind the main field of the NLB teams.
4 teams that would have to change the league!
- GCK Lions (Farmteam ZSC Lions)
- Hockey Thurgau (Farmteam HC Davos from next season onwards)
- EVZ Academy (Farmteam EV Zug from next season onwards)
- Ticino Rockets (Farmteam of HC Ambri-Piotta and HC Lugano)
(EHC Winterthur not included, because they don’t have a partnership with a NLA team)
This is why we @swisshockeytrolls support this petiton to stop farmteams in the National League B! You can help to make this come true!