Devils & Giants await CHL draw; pots revealed

May 16, 2019 6:32 pm

The pots for this season’s Champions Hockey League draw were revealed today. Both Belfast Giants and Cardiff Devils are in Pot 4 with other teams from the ‘Challenger Leagues’, and will face one club from each of the other three pots.

The pots are as follows:

Pot 1 Frölunda Indians (CHLW), Färjestad Karlstad (SWE1), SC Bern (SUI1), HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN1), Oceláři Třinec (CZE1), Adler Mannheim (GER1), KAC Klagenfurt (AUT1), Luleå Hockey (SWE2)
Pot 2 EV Zug (SUI2), Kärpät Oulu (FIN2), Bílí Tygri Liberec (CZE2), Red Bull Munich (GER2), Graz99ers (AUT2), Djurgården Stockholm (SWE3), Lausanne HC (SUI3), Tappara Tampere (FIN3)
Pot 3 HC Pilsen (CZE3), Augsburger Panther (GER3), Vienna Capitals (AUT3), Skellefteå AIK (SWE4), EHC Biel-Bienne (SUI4), Lahti Pelicans (FIN4), Mountfield HK (CZE4), HC Ambrì-Piotta (SUI5)
Pot 4 Yunost Minsk (BLR1), Frisk Asker (NOR1), HC05 Banska Bystrica (SVK1), Grenoble (FRA1), Rungsted Seier Capital (DEN1), Cardiff Devils (UK1), GKS Tychy (POL1), Belfast Giants (CC)

CHL rules prevent ‘League Clashes’ in the groups, therefore while two teams from the EIHL could never face each other in the Group Stage (if one was seeded in a higher pot), it is possible for them to meet in the Round of 16 or beyond.

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