All 14 German Hockey League Clubs Submit License Applications For '13-14 Season
The German Hockey League (DEL) revealed that all 14 clubs "have submitted their license application for the '13-14 season," according to the SID. The corresponding documents and security deposit of €100,000 ($133,000) "have been submitted on time by all clubs." Even the financially struggling Dusseldorf EG "has submitted its application." However, the club still needs about €2M ($2.7M) to cover its payroll for the '13-14 season of about €4M ($5.3M). The next step for the clubs "is to submit complete documents for the licensing process by May 24." The league's 20th anniversary season will start on Sept. 13 and ends with a possible finals game seven on April 30, 2014 (SID, 2/18).