Mercury Elite Hockey League
Nova English Korea
|Number of teams||24|
|League cup(s)||Mercury Elite Hockey League play-offs|
Nafferton Panthers |
|Most championships||Bisminster Battalion (2)|
|2020–21 Mercury Elite Hockey League|
The Mercury Elite Hockey League is the top-flight professional ice hockey competition in Mercury. It is considered by the MHL as a Tier 1 league. The league involves twenty-four teams, fifteen from Mercury, two from Nova English Korea and one from each of Craitland, Incontinentia, New Sussex, New Vaduz, Nova England, Senya and Tellia.
The MEHL was founded in 2016 with twelve teams. In 2018, the league expanded to 24 teams, with the inclusion of several new Mercurian teams, and the creation of the new International Conference, featuring six of the best foreign clubs from across Micras.
The twenty-four teams are split into four conferences, each featuring six teams. Teams play a 66-game season, playing every team in the league home-and-away, and an additional four fixtures against each of the other teams in their conference. The top two teams in each conference advances to the play-offs, along with the eight next best-ranked teams. The last 16 and quarter-finals are played over a best-of-five series, with the semi-finals and final being played over a best-of-seven series.
|Fatehpur Sikri Buccaneers||International||2019||Fatehpur Sikri||FS Canton Arena||19,000|
|Talenore Pirates||International||2019||Talenore||TalCorp Arena||23,000|
|HC Réal Livingston||Western||2019||New Livingston|
|Season||Regular season champions||Play-off finals (single game)|
|2016–17||Mercury Hornets||Mercury Hornets||1 – 0||Nafferton Panthers|
|2017–18||Bisminster Battalion||Bisminster Battalion||4 – 3 OT||Mercury Hornets|
|2018–19||Bisminster Battalion||Bisminster Battalion||6 – 1||Nafferton Panthers|
|2019–20||Nafferton Panthers||Nafferton Panthers||5 – 4 OT||Bisminster Battalion|
|2020–21||Nafferton Panthers||Play-off finals (best of 7)|
|Nafferton Panthers||4 – 3||Bisminster Battalion|