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Bern still not qualified

Rapperswil's Dale McTavish (left) and Bern's Marc Reichert racing for the puck Keystone

SC Bern is the only team among the top eight ice hockey teams not to have qualified for the play-offs.

This content was published on January 22, 2002 - 23:44

After a 4-1 defeat against Rapperswil-Jona the Bernese players are not yet through to the ice hockey play-offs and are only three points ahead of Langnau, who are below the line with 37 points.

Fribourg celebrated their first victory this season by crushing league leaders Davos 3-1, which leaves the Romand team in third position.

Even though Kloten lost 3-5 against Lugano, the Zurich players managed to qualify for the play-offs.

Bottom side team Chur were beaten 3-4 by ZSC Lions, however, this does not make a difference as the Graubünden team were already headed for the relegation play-outs.

Below the line team Langnau defeated Lausanne 5-1 and the two teams are now only separated by one point.

After league leaders Davos and Lugano, currently number two, had qualified for the play-offs, Fribourg, ZSC Lions, Kloten, Ambri and Zug have now joined the list of qualified teams.

Apart from Bern, Rapperswil-Jona, Lausanne and Langnau are still fighting for a place in the play-offs.

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