Langenthal would have been eligible to play for the League Qualification this season, as they won the Swiss League. However, due to their infrastructure, they would not have been allowed to enter the National League if they had won the series against the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers.
SCL then decided to not play the League Qualification, something which had not been done before. Now, the SIHF and the two involved teams have found a solution: Langenthal will not be able to apply for a promotion to the National League for the next three seasons. The gap in regulations will be taken care of before the start of the next season.