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    Series C

    I would like to know a little more information on Series C. I know it is amateur but do any of the players move up to Serie B or A? What is the skill level like in that league?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlharris View Post
    I would like to know a little more information on Series C. I know it is amateur but do any of the players move up to Serie B or A? What is the skill level like in that league?
    It's a quite complicate system: there are an "official" Serie C, called Serie CU26 (due age limit), directly managed by Federation with 12 teams, 8 advance to playoffs and the winner is declared Serie C champion (no promotion/relegation)

    After 19 round standing is:

    1.Bozen ‘84 32
    2.Dobbiaco 31
    3.Pergine 29
    4.Alleghe 23
    5.Trento 23
    6.Como 18
    7.Feltreghiaccio 15
    8.Val Venosta 15
    9.Chiavenna 14
    10.Ora 14
    11.Auronzo 10
    12.Bergamo 0

    As you can see, there are teams mainly from Trentino and South Tyrol but also from Lombardia (Como, Bergamo and Chiavenna) and the 2nd team of Serie A Alleghe. The level is pretty amateur, but some team could compete in Serie A2 with some reinforcements.

    Then there is an "unofficial" Serie C, splitted in various regional or geographic groups, organized by local federation comittees with different formulas every year. This tournament is totally amateur. Winner of each group will play a final tournament to determine an unofficial champion. Last year winner was HC Falchi Boscochiesanuova from Verona, this season disbanded.

    For 2009-10 there are 3 groups:

    Lombardia/Piemonte:
    S.G. Lecco
    H.C. Pinerolo
    Ambrosiana 98 Milan
    Black Angels Milan
    Diavoli Rossoneri Milan
    H.C. Giugoma Turin
    Casate 2000

    North/East:
    H.C. Valrendena
    USG Zoldo
    Amatori Asiago

    Center/South
    Wizards Bologna
    H.C. Mentana
    H.C. Roma
    Icing Avezzano
    Phoenix Palermo

    Note that South Tyrol/Alto Adige teams aren't involved in these Serie C, but organize various local trophies, counting as an amateur championship (without a final winner)

    Most important are:

    "Trofeo Bagetta"
    H.C. Wild
    H.C. Jenesien
    H.C. Postal
    H.C. Gargazzone
    H.C. Evergreen
    H.C. Falchi Bolzano
    H.C. Arbitri
    H.C. Trento

    Prifa-CCM Cup:
    1 HC Spartak Bruneck
    2 EV Gries
    3 HC Wikinger Vilpian
    4 ASV Schnals
    5 HC Valdisole
    6 SC Welsberg
    7 HC Gardena Bulls-Queens
    8 SV Lana Hornets
    9 HC Power Bulldogs
    10 1. SC Muskelkater
    11 HC Himmelreich
    12 SSV Naturns Blue Cannibals
    13 HC Fondo - Val di Non

    In all these leagues level is quite low, some retired and/or ex-pro player occasionally play here (especially in Milan) but it's very hard a player from these teams jumping in Serie A2 or Serie A. The gap between these leagues and Series A is huge. Finally note that Killer Bees Varese plays in Swiss third league (and is current the leader)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davide View Post
    It's a quite complicate system: there are an "official" Serie C, called Serie CU26 (due age limit), directly managed by Federation with 12 teams, 8 advance to playoffs and the winner is declared Serie C champion (no promotion/relegation)

    After 19 round standing is:

    1.Bozen ‘84 32
    2.Dobbiaco 31
    3.Pergine 29
    4.Alleghe 23
    5.Trento 23
    6.Como 18
    7.Feltreghiaccio 15
    8.Val Venosta 15
    9.Chiavenna 14
    10.Ora 14
    11.Auronzo 10
    12.Bergamo 0

    As you can see, there are teams mainly from Trentino and South Tyrol but also from Lombardia (Como, Bergamo and Chiavenna) and the 2nd team of Serie A Alleghe. The level is pretty amateur, but some team could compete in Serie A2 with some reinforcements.

    Then there is an "unofficial" Serie C, splitted in various regional or geographic groups, organized by local federation comittees with different formulas every year. This tournament is totally amateur. Winner of each group will play a final tournament to determine an unofficial champion. Last year winner was HC Falchi Boscochiesanuova from Verona, this season disbanded.

    For 2009-10 there are 3 groups:

    Lombardia/Piemonte:
    S.G. Lecco
    H.C. Pinerolo
    Ambrosiana 98 Milan
    Black Angels Milan
    Diavoli Rossoneri Milan
    H.C. Giugoma Turin
    Casate 2000

    North/East:
    H.C. Valrendena
    USG Zoldo
    Amatori Asiago

    Center/South
    Wizards Bologna
    H.C. Mentana
    H.C. Roma
    Icing Avezzano
    Phoenix Palermo

    Note that South Tyrol/Alto Adige teams aren't involved in these Serie C, but organize various local trophies, counting as an amateur championship (without a final winner)

    Most important are:

    "Trofeo Bagetta"
    H.C. Wild
    H.C. Jenesien
    H.C. Postal
    H.C. Gargazzone
    H.C. Evergreen
    H.C. Falchi Bolzano
    H.C. Arbitri
    H.C. Trento

    Prifa-CCM Cup:
    1 HC Spartak Bruneck
    2 EV Gries
    3 HC Wikinger Vilpian
    4 ASV Schnals
    5 HC Valdisole
    6 SC Welsberg
    7 HC Gardena Bulls-Queens
    8 SV Lana Hornets
    9 HC Power Bulldogs
    10 1. SC Muskelkater
    11 HC Himmelreich
    12 SSV Naturns Blue Cannibals
    13 HC Fondo - Val di Non

    In all these leagues level is quite low, some retired and/or ex-pro player occasionally play here (especially in Milan) but it's very hard a player from these teams jumping in Serie A2 or Serie A. The gap between these leagues and Series A is huge. Finally note that Killer Bees Varese plays in Swiss third league (and is current the leader)
    Thank you very much for the clarification. I have heard about the Series CU26 in the past but then I heard about Series C. Thank you for the information.

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    I play hockey in Canada at a AAA level. thinking about spending the summer in italy playing puck. What is the level of play like for the Serie CU26? would Canadian AAA be higher, on par or lower? If anyone could clarify this that would be great. And also since i'll most likely be going in the summer, do any of these teams play during then? I'd guess not, so does anyone know of any summer leagues?

    Thanks
    tobrien

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobrien View Post
    I play hockey in Canada at a AAA level. thinking about spending the summer in italy playing puck. What is the level of play like for the Serie CU26? would Canadian AAA be higher, on par or lower? If anyone could clarify this that would be great. And also since i'll most likely be going in the summer, do any of these teams play during then? I'd guess not, so does anyone know of any summer leagues?

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    tobrien
    I doubt there is much ice hockey going on in Italy in summer... Perhaps you should look at Australia and New Zealand that do have their season in the northern hemisphere summer.
    Cum bibam cervisiam gaudeo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobrien View Post
    I play hockey in Canada at a AAA level. thinking about spending the summer in italy playing puck. What is the level of play like for the Serie CU26? would Canadian AAA be higher, on par or lower? If anyone could clarify this that would be great. And also since i'll most likely be going in the summer, do any of these teams play during then? I'd guess not, so does anyone know of any summer leagues?

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    tobrien
    No hockey in Italy during summer and if you want to play in Serie C you should play for free, no team pay players at that level, it´s purely amateur

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    I've seen Roma from Serie C play. AAA hockey would be a significant step above Serie C. I'd put the low end Serie C players at a Midget Minor A level at best and the top end guys could possibly play Major AA.

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    After a great campaign Dobbiaco Icebreakers won Serie C finals against Pergine in front of a great crowd and is new champion. 3rd consecutive final for Dobbiaco, champion two years ago and beaten by Bozen 84 last season.
    Dobbiaco has now right to apply for Serie A2, but it's alnmost certain Icebreakers will remain in Serie C

    Final game #1 21.03.2011
    Dobbiaco - Pergine 3-2 (0-0, 3-0, 0-2)
    20:54 (1-0) Marchiori M. (Rehmann M.)
    27:35 (2-0) Rehmann M. (Marchiori M.)
    37:51 (3-0) Lanzinger P. (Schweitzer V.)
    44:13 (3-1) Ambach C. (Zanotti R.)
    59:18 (3-2) Costantino A. (Bertoldi M., Zanotti R.)
    PIM: 9x2 - 9x2 Att: 930
    Hc Dobbiaco: Steinwandter A.; Bachmann R., Dariz D., Feichter G., Mairhofer R., Marchiori D., Parisi D., Rainer G., Rizzo D., Rizzo R.; Farinella T., Hainz M., Lanzinger P., Mair D., Marchiori M., Oberrauch A., Rehmann M., Rehmann M., Schweitzer V., Trenker T., Volgger K
    Hockey Pergine: Facchinetti D.; Ambrosi A., Berloffa S., Lobis M., Zanotti R.; Ambach C., Avancini M., Bertoldi A., Bertoldi M., Costantino A., De Polo A., Felderer M., Fellin A., Fellin F., Pignatti A., Vanzo F.

    Final game #2 24.03.2011
    Pergine - Dobbiaco 2-3 (2-0, 0-2, 0-1)
    13:31 (1-0) Ambach C. (Bertoldi M., Costantino A.)
    19:30 (2-0) De Polo A. (Vanzo F., Felderer M.)
    25:26 (2-1) Farinella T. (Hainz M.)
    33:23 (2-2) Rehmann M.
    55:30 (2-3) Rehmann M.
    PIM: 10x2 - 8x2
    As Hockey Pergine: Facchinetti D.; Ambrosi A., Berloffa S., Lobis M., Zanotti R., Fellin F.; Ambach C., Avancini M., Bertoldi A., Bertoldi M., Costantino A., De Polo A., Felderer M., Fellin A., Pignatti A., Vanzo F.
    HC Dobbiaco: Steinwandter A.; Bachmann R., (Dariz D.), Feichter G., Mairhofer R., Marchiori D., Parisi D., Rainer G., Rizzo D., (Rizzo R.), (Mair D.); Farinella T., Hainz M., Marchiori M., Oberrauch A., Rehmann M., Rehmann M., Trenker T., Valle Da Rin M., Volgger K.

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