The Augsburg Panthers can also play in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) next season.
The EC Bad Nauheim won the semifinals of the DEL2 playoffs 8:2 (2:2, 2:0, 4:0) against the Kassel Huskies and won the series 4:2.
With the Huskies, the last team in the DEL2 playoffs that had met the economic requirements for promotion failed. In terms of sport, the title would have been necessary.
As a result, the Augsburg Panthers, as penultimate in the DEL, can plan another season in the top league after weeks of uncertainty. With the Krefeld Penguins in the semi-finals and the Dresdner Eislöwen in the quarter-finals, the other two candidates for promotion were already eliminated.
The final for the title in the DEL2 is contested by Bad Nauheim and the Ravensburg Towerstars.