Fixtures

DateRHome vs Away-
3 - 08:54 1 [5] ASC Corona Brasov vs FTC-Telecom [3] 4-2
3 - 05:23 1 [1] HSC Csíkszereda vs DVTK Jegesmedvék [8] 2-2
01/18 18:00 1 Gyori ETO HC vs Dunaujvarosi Acelbikak View
01/21 15:00 1 Fehervari Titanok vs MAC Budapest View
01/21 16:30 1 Gyergyoi HK vs ASC Corona Brasov View
01/23 15:30 1 ASC Corona Brasov vs HSC Csíkszereda View
01/24 17:40 1 Fehervari Titanok vs Dunaujvarosi Acelbikak View
01/27 17:00 1 DVTK Jegesmedvék vs ASC Corona Brasov View
01/27 17:30 1 Ferencváros vs Gyergyoi HK View
01/27 17:40 1 Fehervari Titanok vs HSC Csíkszereda View
01/27 18:00 1 Gyori ETO HC vs Ujpest View
01/28 17:30 1 HK Debreceni vs ASC Corona Brasov View

Results

Date R Home vs Away -
01/17 16:30 1 Gyergyoi HK vs Fehervari Titanok View
01/16 17:00 1 MAC Budapest vs Ujpest 2-3
01/16 16:30 1 [9] Gyori ETO HC vs DEAC [7] 0-1
01/15 16:30 1 HSC Csíkszereda vs Fehervari Titanok 8-6
01/15 16:30 1 ASC Corona Brasov vs DVTK Jegesmedvék 5-4
01/15 16:30 1 Gyergyoi HK vs Ferencváros 4-1
01/15 16:00 1 [10] Dunaujvarosi Acelbikak vs DEAC [7] 3-7
01/14 18:00 1 [5] MAC Ujbuda vs Gyori ETO HC [9] 4-1
01/14 16:30 1 [6] ASC Corona Brasov vs Fehervari Titanok [11] 8-1
01/14 16:30 1 [1] HSC Csíkszereda vs FTC-Telecom [3] 4-1
01/14 16:30 1 Gyergyoi HK vs DVTK Jegesmedvék 5-3
01/11 17:40 1 [11] Fehervari Titanok vs DVTK Jegesmedvék [8] 1-4

The Erste Liga (formerly the MOL Liga) is an international ice hockey league organized for clubs based in Hungary and Romania. It is sponsored by the Erste Bank Hungary.

The games played between the Hungarian teams count towards the Hungarian National Championship in the OB I Bajnokság. The Romanian teams also compete in the Romanian National Championship Liga Naţională.

History

In the first season, the league comprised six Hungarian teams and four Romanian teams. HC Csíkszereda went undefeated in the post-season to win the first MOL Liga title.

In 2009–10, the number of teams went down to five Hungarian and two Romanian teams. Following the regular season, they decided the winner in a final four system. The Budapest Stars met Újpesti TE in the final, after they beat SC Csíkszereda and DAB-Docler, respectively. Újpest started the match better, taking the lead just after one and a half minutes. However, the events took an U-turn and about two hours later, it was the Budapest Stars who lifted the trophy, after winning the match 3–1.

The 2010–11 MOL Liga season was the third edition of the international ice hockey championship for teams from Hungary and Romania. This season, nine teams participated, including defending champions Vasas Budapest Stars, the second team of Erste Bank Eishockey Liga outfit SAPA AV19 Székesfehérvár, and HSC Csíkszereda from Miercurea Ciuc

The 2011–12 MOL Liga season was the fourth edition of the international ice hockey championship for teams from Hungary and Romania. Following the withdrawal of Vasas HC, the field is composed of eight clubs this season, including five Hungarian and three Romanian. The regular season ran from 6 September 2011 to 20 January 2012. After the conclusion of the regular season, the six best ranked teams won the right to participate in the playoffs. The top two clubs had byes in the first round of the playoffs, while the remaining four teams were drawn together according to their final position in the regular season (3–6, 4–5). The winners of the match-ups advanced to the semifinals, where they met DAB-Docler and HSC Csíkszereda, respectively. Eventually, Miskolci JJSE beat HSC Csíkszereda and thus secured their spot in the finals, where they faced Dunaújváros, which won their duel in straight matches against Corona Fenestela Braşov. Dunaújváros enjoyed the home ice advantage in the best-of-seven series final, where they swept away Miskolc 4–0 and took the 2011–12 MOL Liga title, the first ever of its kind in the history of the club.

The 2012–13 MOL Liga season was the fifth season of the MOL Liga, a multi-national ice hockey league consisting of teams from Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. Seven teams participated in the league, and DAB-Docler won the championship. The league also served as the Hungarian Championship for 2012-13. DAB-Docler, the MOL Liga champion, was also the Hungarian national champion.

The 2013–14 MOL Liga season was the sixth season of the MOL Liga, and HC Nové Zámky won the title. The league is a multi-national ice hockey league consisting of teams from Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. Balázs Ladányi from DAB-Docler was the season's leading scorer with 63 points.

The 2014–15 MOL Liga season was the seventh season of the MOL Liga. The league is a multi-national ice hockey league consisting of teams from Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia. HC Nové Zámky were the defending Champions after defeating ASC Corona Braşov in the 2014 Championship, but they lost their championship to Miskolci Jegesmedvék in a 4–0 sweep against them.

The 2015–16 MOL Liga season was the 8th season of the MOL Liga. DVTK Jegesmedvék was the defending champion after defeating HC Nové Zámky in the 2014-2015 season. They successfully defended their title after sweeping MAC Budapest in the finals. The league is a multi-national ice hockey league consisting of teams from Hungary and Romania. A new team, Budapest based MAC Budapest, joined the league while Slovakian based, and previous season's finalist, HC Nové Zámky left.

The 2016–17 MOL Liga season was the 9th season of the MOL Liga. DVTK Jegesmedvék was the two-time defending champion after defeating MAC Budapest in the 2015-2016 season. They once again successfully defended their title after beating MAC Budapest in the finals, this time in 5 games (4-1). A new team from Serbia, the Belgrade based HK Beograd, joined the league.

In July 2017, MOL, who was formerly the league's naming sponsor, decided against renewing their sponsorship. From the 2017-18 season onwards, the league will be known as the Erste Liga. DVTK Jegesmedvék is the three-time defending champion after defeating MAC Budapest in the 2016-2017 season. A new team from Austria, the second team of Erste Bank Eishockey Liga outfit Vienna Capitals, joined the league while three clubs, Hungarian based Debreceni HK, Romanian based Dunărea Galați and Serbian based HK Beograd, all left the league.