National League A

National League A
National League A
Current season or competition:
2011–12 National League A season
National-league-logo.svg
Formerly

Nationalliga A
1999-2007

  • NDA
    1916-1999
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1999
Commissioner Marc Furrer
No. of teams 12
Country(ies)  Switzerland
Most recent champion(s) HC Davos
Most titles HC Davos (30)
TV partner(s) SRG, Teleclub
Related competitions National League B
Official website www.nationalleague.ch


National League A (NLA) is a professional ice hockey league in Switzerland. It is the top tier of the Swiss hockey league system and of the two-tier National League. Prior to the 2007-08 season, the league was officially called Nationalliga A (German, French: Ligue Nationale A (LNA), Italian: Lega Nazionale A). Switzerland has the most attended hockey club in Europe, SC Bern, and also the most attended league.


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Season structure

During the regular season, each of the 12 teams play 50 games. The top eight teams after the regular season qualify for the playoffs to determine the Swiss champion in best-of-seven series'. The bottom four teams in the standings play a relegation tournament with the loser then playing the winner of the National League B playoffs in a best-of-seven series for a spot in the successive NLA season.


Current teams

NLA teams for the 2011-12 season.
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 7,080
HC Fribourg-Gottéron Fribourg BCF Arena 7,144
Genève-Servette HC Geneva Patinoire des Vernets 7,382
Kloten Flyers Kloten Kolping Arena 7,719
SCL Tigers Langnau i.E. Ilfis Stadium 6,500
HC Lugano Lugano Pista La Resega 7,800
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Rapperswil Diners Club Arena 6,100
EV Zug Zug Bossard Arena 7,015
ZSC Lions Zürich Hallenstadion 10,700


Past champions

Swiss National Championship Serie A (1909-1937)

  • 1909: HC Bellerive Vevey
  • 1910: HC La Villa Lausanne
  • 1911: Club des Pâtineurs de Lausanne
  • 1912: HC Les Avants
  • 1913: HC Les Avants
  • 1914: not played
  • 1915: not played
  • 1916: HC Bern
  • 1917: HC Bern
  • 1918: HC Bern
  • 1919: HC Bellerive Vevey
  • 1920: HC Bellerive Vevey
  • 1921: HC Rosey-Gstaad
  • 1922: EHC St. Moritz
  • 1923: EHC St. Moritz
  • 1924: HC Château-d’Œx
  • 1925: HC Rosey-Gstaad
  • 1926: HC Davos
  • 1927: HC Davos
  • 1928: EHC St. Moritz
  • 1929: HC Davos
  • 1930: HC Davos
  • 1931: HC Davos
  • 1932: HC Davos
  • 1933: HC Davos
  • 1934: HC Davos
  • 1935: HC Davos
  • 1936: Zürcher SC
  • 1937: HC Davos

Swiss International Championship Serie A (1916-1937)

  • 1916: Akademischer EHC Zürich
  • 1917: HC Les Avants
  • 1918: HC Bellerive Vevey
  • 1919: HC Rosey Gstaad
  • 1920: HC Rosey Gstaad
  • 1921: HC Rosey Gstaad
  • 1922: HC Château-d’Œx
  • 1923: EHC St Moritz
  • 1924: HC Château-d’Œx
  • 1925: HC Rosey Gstaad
  • 1926: HC Davos
  • 1927: HC Davos
  • 1928: HC Rosey Gstaad
  • 1929: HC Davos
  • 1930: HC Davos
  • 1931: HC Davos
  • 1932: HC Davos
  • 1933: Grasshopper-Club Zürich
  • 1934: HC Davos
  • 1935: HC Davos
  • 1936: HC Davos
  • 1937: HC Davos


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