At the league's conference call on 12 March, a decision was made to cancel the 2019/20 ice hockey season.
Due to official orders in the Canton of Ticino, the continuation of the season in the National League and Swiss League is no longer possible. The championship is also cancelled with immediate effect in the MySports League, the Womens League, at all junior levels and in all active and senior leagues of the Regio League.
EVZ CEO Patrick Lengwiler regrets the necessary measures: "This decision is a hard blow for all clubs, the league and partners. Not only for the teams, the staff and the organisation, but also for all the fans, sponsors and partners who were eagerly awaiting the climax of the championship, this is a great disappointment. I personally feel very sorry for all the people involved that we had to make this decision due to the spreading corona virus and the associated political orders. However, given the current developments, it is up to the league and the clubs to deal with the situation responsibly. The health of the fans, the teams and the staff is our top priority. We would like to thank everyone for their great support during the season and for their understanding in this difficult situation".
At the league meeting on Friday, 13.3., the league and clubs decided that there will be no Swiss champion or promoted or relegated clubs in the leagues of competitive sports in the 2019/20 season. Read more
The EVZ will now plan all further measures and steps and thanks for your patience and understanding.