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    ECL 9 Lite: Preview

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    NHLGamers,

    Welcome to our season preview for the ECL 9 Lite Division! We are back after a long offseason and some games might already have been played, since the official start of the season was Tuesday. We hope you all are as excited as us about ECL 9 Lite and a new opportunity to battle it out for the title and promotion spots. ECL 9 Lite has six groups with 64 teams and in this preview you can find some info from five most interesting teams in each group. 

    Without further ado, let's get into the team previews for ECL 9 Lite:


    Group 1:

    no-logo.png Angry Cats

    New team that probably has the most experienced defense pairing in the division with @Ampuhaukka and @pelimies80 gliding on the blueline. Their roster is full with ECL veterans who will strive to help Angry Cats go far in the playoff race. One of the favourites to take the ECL 9 Lite title.

    no-logo.png Rosvosektori

    First established in Spring League where they finished eleventh in their group. After Spring League they have added @Jonza1990 (HatsiGaboom), @hulkamaania (FIN_Zeus) and @Malcom330. This is now the third team that @nessron has captained.

    SKA_Hokurit.png Hokurit

    Former SKA Hokurit. Lost their former point leader @MozjaTG who is now the captain of Pro team Sandstorm. Added couple of players from Dystopia and @jouni29 will try to replace Mozja- in a scoring role. In ECL 8 they lost to Dystopia in six games in the second round of the playoffs.

    Hundred_Acre_Wood.png Hundred Acre Wood

    A big portion of their players represented Blackdawgs in ECL 8. They had a decent run in the IS Cup where they finished fifth in their group.

    kouvola screaming eagles 500x500.png Kouvola Screaming Eagles

    They have new captain in @oSandello as @Dreamickie who has been excelling also in 1v1 tournaments steps down to an assistant captains role. Almost the same lineup as in ECL 8. In ECL 8 they lost to Farminaattori in five games in the first round of the playoffs.

     

    Group 2:

    no-logo.png Clumsy Penguins

    Team that was founded last summer and hasn’t participated in any tournaments. This team has a roster with many Pro experienced players and the teams core has been playing for Bellizzi in recent years.

    sulkavan sudet 500x500.png Sulkavan Sudet

    Sulkavan Sudet started their journey in Spring League where they finished outside of the playoffs. They also played in IS Cup where they finished fifth in their group. @Luokkala_ is starting his first ECL season but he is expected to score a lot of points for his team.

    Western_Express.png Western Express

    Lost their best scorer in ECL 8 (Lawner8_) but have added @Buffy from Synergy Hockey who had 26 points in 28 games in the last ECL 8 Elite season. In ECL 8 Lite they lost to Dystopia in five games at the third round of the playoffs.

    EV Duisburg.png EV Duisburg

    Have lost core pieces like @HerzogMagnus and @xXPsykoSkillsXx after last season (ECL 8 Pro) where they finished 13th in their group and were relegated after a series against Bone Breakers. Winners of ECL 6 Lite.

    no-logo.png WEREWOLVES HC

    Had an OK Spring League where they finished 12th in their group. Since then they have added @Alex28 and @Boernsoen who are going to be nice additions to their group.

     

    Group 3:

    ECL8 Lite - Saucer Hockey.png Saucer Hockey

    Last seasons quarterfinalist is coming to the ECL 9 Lite season with the same lineup as they had last year. Were very close to earning a promotion to Pro after losing to We Kings in seven games and just about coming short of the semifinals.

    Company_of_Geeks.png Company of Geeks

    Finished fifth in their group in SCL and lost to SPARTANS in seven games in the first round of the playoffs. Have lost a lot of players, for example @Rubituss, @cHIIMEERa and @Dercie after their succesful Spring League outing. They have added some players with one of them being @Horebag13 who is expected to produce some scoring. They have some experience from the Pro division.

    Clowns on Ice.png Clowns On Ice

    Lost @ProfaneKiss who was clearly their best scorer last season. In ECL 8 Pro they finished 14th in their group and were relegated after a relegation series against Pata Hellalla.

    Finnish Hockey Legends.png Finnish Hockey Legends

    Have lost @Hanzqa and both goalies @suitsukemestari and @vvesa93. @Eisenhugel who steps down from the captains spot will now play goaltender under command of new captain @KYLKISYOPA. In ECL 8 they lost to the eventual champion Oton Letkutemppu in five games in the second round of the playoffs.

    Huippupassi.png HUIPPUPASSI

    Former Rukoilevat Hinkkaajat is making a comeback. Almost the same lineup as they had year ago but they have added high caliber defender @taemtaem who represented Nordic Stars last season in the Pro division.

     

    Group 4:

    no-logo.png Last Period

    Same lineup as in ECL 8. Team plays a very defensive game as they are not a high powered offense but pride themselves in keeping their own net clear. @buzee_ is one of the best goaltenders in Lite. In ECL 8 they lost in the second round to Western Express in five games after finishing second in their regular season group.

    HanaaHC.png HanaaHC

    Participated in IS Cup but didn’t really get things going in that tournament. They have many Pro caliber players but that doesn’t necessarily guarantee success. @loncelot84 will make a comeback to ECL after missing ECL seasons 4-8.

    no-logo.png Breakers Of The Bone

    Practically the same team as Bone Breakers that played ECL 8 Pro last season and finished last in their group but still managed to maintain their Pro spot. Now they are starting fresh in the ECL 9 Lite with a new name.

    Nordic Nosebleed.png Nordic Nosebleed

    Swedish team that has remained almost unchanged since ECL Season 3. Have added @eliekamel87 who is going to help them be better in ECL 9. In ECL 8 they lost to Club Savage in five games in the first round of the playoffs.

    Elamam_Kiekko.png Elamam Kiekko

    @iRSPe, @Isoheppi (Britn1) & @Markogirl87 (Maexsa) have represented the club since ECL 3. Elamam Kiekko has improved their play every ECL season and in the last ECL they finished second in their group but were defeated by Farminaattori in six games in the second round of the playoffs. This might be the season when Elamam Kiekko finally gets far in the playoffs and earns a promotion.

     

    Group 5:

    Kaukosen_Luistin_logo.png Kaukosen Luistin

    Have had a lot of changes and three players are continuing from ECL 8 Lite. Kaukosen Luistin has added former Beast Hockey captain @Jaks_10 and former Finnish Snipers captain @Thimbaa to their roster. Participated in IS Cup and got only six points in twelve games. In ECL 8 KaLu lost to Saucer Hockey in six games in the second round of the playoffs.

    NearbirdFighters2.png Nearbird Fighters

    Their lineup has practically stayed the same for the duration of the teams history. Have improved every season and will now be serious contenders in Lite. Top 3 team in RCL even though those stats are arguably not comparable to ECL. In ECL 8 they lost to Beast hockey in six games in the second round of the playoffs.

    GCL4-EisbaerenRegensburg.png EBR eSports Official

    Formerly known as Eisbaeren Regensburg. They had an OK GCL 4 season where they lost to Deadly Phantoms HC in the first round of the playoffs. Now they have added @Hockeyboy1985 (lx_Ice_Rambo_xl), @LeroyLetsPlays and @Gregson91. Gregson especially will bring a lot of offense to the team.

    no-logo.png Syntax Error

    New team that has many Elite and Pro experienced players that have represented AIK Hockey and Gotham Knights for example. The skill level this team has will surely cause many Syntax Errors in the minds of other competing clubs. A contender for sure.

    Lucky Strike.png Lucky Strike

    Have added @miisolegend (Svenska_FaranJr) from Korpens Finest and many players from Puck Panthers where captains @Giinis and @kovisjimi have played previously. Last played in ECL 6 Lite where they finished sixth in their group.

     

    Group 6:

    Mockba 500x500.png Mockba

    MOCKBA is a team full of Perttilan Kommandot players from the last ECL season. They had an impressive FCL and were good in Spring League and IS Cup. Perttilan Kommadot have underachieved in the playoffs, will they go far this season or choke early in the playoffs?

    Old Farts 500x500.png Old Farts

    Old Farts were first in their ECL 8 Lite regular season group but still got eliminated in the second round of the playoffs in six games against Poston Fruits. Old Farts had a very disappointing IS Cup where they finished last in their group. Added @Enerfity to their roster and they are expected to perform well this season.

    Murohoki.png Murohoki

    A long term team that has been playing since ECL Season 2 and is now starting their first Lite season after always playing in Pro. @Malcowich is stepping down from the captains role and @Ubula (RuttuBerse) is the new leader for the team. Malcowich84 and @MovaaN are the last players left from previous seasons roster. One of their new recruits is @Fuhrer Vuorio who has been an effective player at Elite and Pro levels. They seem to still be looking for a defender as RuttuBerse has been seen posting in the recruitment thread eleven times since last April. In ECL 8 Pro they finished last in their group and were relegated.

    AfroDunk.png Afrodunk

    Former SKA. Had a good run in IS Cup where they finished fifth in their group. Their roster is almost the same as in ECL 8. In ECL 8 they lost to SKA Hokurit in five games in the first round of the playoffs.

    ukn.png UKnighted HC

    UKnighted HC has participated only in the first ECL season and is making its comeback. @Nr-0847, @exrelax and @Asche are players that are remaining from their original roster.

     


    It'll certainly be yet another exciting season, this time I believe we can surely say it'll be the most even Lite division that there has ever been. This is due to minimum difference in skill level as we have added the more casual ECL Neo and cut down on amount of teams playing in Lite.

    Anyways, who do you think will be a team to look out for in ECL 9 Lite?

    Have fun and see you on the ice!



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    no-logo.png Last Period

    Same lineup as in ECL 8. Team plays a very defensive game as they had run of twelve games in ECL 8 with only three goals against combined and they had 7-2-3 record in those games. @buzee_ is one of the best goaltenders in Lite. In ECL 8 they lost in the second round to Western Express in five games after finishing second in their regular season group.

    Wow, must be a world record losing 5 games when only conceding 3

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    2 minuuttia sitten, Mikka kirjoitti:

    Wow, must be a world record losing 5 games when only conceding 3

    Not bad :D Thanks for pointing that out, lackluster fact check by me.

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    3 tuntia sitten, Mikka kirjoitti:

    Wow, must be a world record losing 5 games when only conceding 3

    Yeah that was supposed to be max three goals combined from both teams in one game. Don't know where it went wrong :D

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    6 tuntia sitten, Mikka kirjoitti:

    Wow, must be a world record losing 5 games when only conceding 3

    It’s called ’EA help’. Big part of our tactic.

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    5 tuntia sitten, Tonimo92 kirjoitti:

    Yeah that was supposed to be max three goals combined from both teams in one game. Don't know where it went wrong :D

    Too much Levi and too much kalja.

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