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  1. The highest placed Austrian-based team in the final ranking will be awarded the Title „Austrian National Champion 2016/17“. The second best placed Austrian-based team will be awarded the title „Austrian National Vice-Champion 2016/17“. In case two teams not based in Austria reach the Play-Off-Finals, the two highest placed Austrian clubs, according to the ranking above, will play for the Austrian National Championship in a Best-Of-Three-Series, home ice remains with the higher ranked team. Game dates and scheduling will be arranged by collaboration of the EBEL and ÖEHV.

  2. The highest placed Austrian-based Club in the final ranking is qualified to play in the international Club Competition governed by the IIHF (Continental Cup)

    In cases where the Austrian club which places best in the final ranking is not interested in participating, the Austrian club which places second best in the final ranking will be entitled to participate in the competition organized by the IIHF (Continental Cup). (This is based on the assumption that the IIHF offers only one spot in the Continental Cup.) 

    Should two clubs be entitled to participate in the competition organized by the IIHF (Continental Cup), first the Austrian club which places best in the final ranking will be entitled to participate and the club which places second best in the final ranking will be entitled to participate in the competition. In case none of these two clubs will participate, then the best placed Austrian club after the last Phase of the regular season will be entitled to participate in the competition.

    The non-Austrian teams will be subject to their countries' national regulations in this regard.
  3. In case the EBEL is awarded one or more starting berth(s), - or a qualification berth respectively, - in Champions Hockey League 2017/18, the qualification criteria of Champions Hockey League apply.