Italian HC Bolzano To Join Austrian Hockey League EBEL For '13-14 Season
Italy-based HC Bolzano "will officially join Austria's top-flight hockey league, Erste Bank Eishockey Liga," at the start of the '13-14 season, according to the KURIER. The EBEL "will consist of 12 teams from five different countries during the '13-14 season." On Monday, the EBEL announced that the league's 11 clubs "have decided to admit HC Bolzano." The Italian club "fulfilled the league's requirements on Friday." HC Bolzano "will replace Croatian team Medveščak Zagreb, which left the EBEL to join the Russian KHL" (KURIER, 7/8).