Ice hockey: DEL-season opener at the earliest in November

For the late start to the season, at the earliest, at the beginning of November received all the 14 Clubs of the German ice hockey League, in spite of the contr

Ice hockey: DEL-season opener at the earliest in November

For the late start to the season, at the earliest, at the beginning of November received all the 14 Clubs of the German ice hockey League, in spite of the controversial necessary Salary reduction agreement, the licence. The DEL published on Thursday, your exam result with a slightly modified Playoff Format to at least six weeks after the back-shifted time, behind the still many question marks. What is the League not stated explicitly, was whether all professionals have signed up to the controversial obligation to waive 25 percent of their salary. The statement of the DEL-Executive Director, leaves room for speculation.

"All the players that were listed at the time of the license check in the squad, the clubs have signed the corresponding agreements," said Gernot Tripcke. According to dpa-information Clubs have made individual arrangements with players, including prominent players were the last to be ready to sign.

The DEL had tied the licensing of the Coronavirus-crisis to a reduction in player salaries. 25 percent of the agreed salary should be guaranteed to a variable, the total turnover of the club-coupled payment.

September to

The discussions proved to be difficult. More and more clubs, but it was known that Agreement was reached. On Thursday this, with a divided Berlin and Iserlohn. "This year's examination was in the times of Corona so demanding like never before," said the DEL Chairman Jürgen Arnold from the ERC Ingolstadt. On Tuesday, the League had presented for the first time a title sponsor to help the club, such as the Federal economic stimulus package.

That is actually for the 18. September-the season opener is not to hold and the hockey Fans until at least the beginning of November, have to wait, was no longer a Surprise. The background is the still existing prohibition of large-scale events. A specific date for the first DEL games after the demolition of the last season in March, is still to be determined. As for the 5. to 8. November is recognised in Krefeld, Germany Cup, could be moved to the start of the season even further to the rear.

Because the Clubs are heavily reliant on ticket revenue, the League to be allowed in front of an audience to start. A General concept of the Federal Ministry of health. "We have great hopes that it will be considered positive. On this Basis it is then up to the Clubs and arenas, to find local solutions,“ said Tripcke. The düsseldorf managing Director Stefan Adam also took the policy in the duty: "A more effective and solution-oriented dialogue between politics, administration and the professional sports organizations will be a critical success factor."

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 11:20

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