LIVE on SPORT1: How the semi-final of the DEL playoffs works
The DEL play-off semi-final is imminent. The focus is on defending champions Red Bull Munich and the Olympic heroes. SPORT1 shows the playoffs LIVE on TV.
The DEL playoffs (LIVE on TV on SPORT1) go into the very hot phase with the semi-finals. SPORT1 will also broadcast the first four matches of the final series live.
Defending champions EHC Red Bull Munich, Eisbären Berlin and Adler Mannheim all won 4:1 in their quarter-final series.
The last semi-finalists are Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers from Nuremberg and the Cologne sharks (match 6 NOW LIVE on TV on SPORT1 and in LIVETICKER) – after five games Nuremberg had the lead with 3:2.
Top favourite is EHC Red Bull Munich, the defending champion also finished the regular season as the leader. The Munich-based team will therefore face the weakest main round team still in the semi-finals – either the Cologne sharks should they shoot the series against Nuremberg, or the Adler Mannheim.
Special attention will also be paid to German Olympic heroes such as Danny aus den Birken, Dominik Kahun (both Munich), Jonas Müller, Marcel Noebels (both Berlin) or Marcel Goc and David Wolf (both Mannheim).
SPORT1 shows which teams are in the semi-finals, all pairings and results (the playoffs’ schedule).
Overview of the semi-final pairings:
EHC Red Bull Munich (1) – Adler Mannheim (5)/Cologne sharks (6)Polar bears Berlin (2) – Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers (3)/Adler Mannheim (5)
SEMFINALE (Best of Seven):1. Matchday, Thursday, 29. March2. Matchday, Saturday, 31. March3. Matchday, Monday, 2. April4. Matchday, Wednesday, 4. April Additional dates (if necessary):5. Matchday, Friday, 6. April6. Matchday, Sunday, 8. April7. Matchday, Tuesday, 10. April/Wednesday, 11. April FINALE (Best of Seven):1. Matchday, Friday, 13. April2. Matchday, Sunday, 15. April3. Matchday, Tuesday, 17. April/Wednesday, 18. April4. Matchday, Friday, 20. April Additional dates (if necessary):5. Matchday, Sunday, 22. April6. Matchday, Tuesday, 24. April7. Matchday, Thursday, 26. April