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Ice Hockey Continental Leagues 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

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phelps    136
1 hour ago, hckosice said:

IIHF Continental Cup 2017/18

1st Round in Belgrade (SRB)

Final Day Results (1st October 2017)

GMT +2

 

13:30  Esja Reykjavik :ISL  2 - 3 After GWS  :TUR Zeytinburnu Istanbul

17:00  Irbis-Skate Sofia :BUL  4 - 5 After OT  :SRB Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

 

Crvena Zvezda Belgrade won the tournament and the ticket for the second round in Brasov, Romania later this month, A fully deserved triumph for the only undefeated team in the tourney, with 8 points the host team confirmed the role of the favorites,

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Zeytinburnu Istanbul finished second with 5 points thanks 2 wins (one after GWS) and 1 defeat from the Serbian winning team,

Irbis-Skate Sofia finished 3rd with 4 points but the Bulgarian champion can have some regrets, they were some 5 minutes far from the success. In the last todays match they were leading against the Belgrade´s Red Star 4-3 and this result would have qualified them, but they did not succeed to maintain the result until the end conceding the 4th Serbians goal few minutes before the end of the regular time and thus everything was clear about the tournament winner,

Esja Reykjavik finished with 1 single point last fourth, But this todays first ever point was a great moment for the newly debuting Nations participant

 

Crvena Zvezda will play against DVTK Jegesmedvek Miskolc (HUN), Corona Brasov (ROU), Txuri Urdin San Sebastian (ESP) in their Group C matches (in Brasov, as you wrote)...

 

meanwhile Group B will be hosted in Riga (LAT) and will feature GKS Tychy (POL), HC Donbass (UKR), Kurbads Riga (LAT), Narva PSK (EST)...

 

both Groups B & C will be contested from October 20th to October 22nd, 2017...

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hckosice    900

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IIHF CONTINENTAL CUP 2017

1st Round

 

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Red star rising

Brasov next up for Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

 

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An overtime win on the final day propelled Crvena Zvezda Belgrade to the Second Round of the Continental Cup.

 

Following plenty of hard graft and a few nervy moments Crvena Zvezda Belgrade won qualification to the Second Round of the Continental Cup.
 
Group A, played in Belgrade's Hala Pionir became a fine showcase for the Continental Cup, a tournament now entering its third decade. The first round of games were competitive from start to finish, capping off with a nail-biting final game that saw the home supporters go home happy as Crvena Zvezda won on home ice in extra time.
 
Crvena Zvezda first brushed aside newcomers Esja Reykjavik 6-1 and then followed it up by edging Turkish champions Zeitinburnu Istanbul 4-3. Their final game was a tense one against Irbis-Skate Sofia, before a late leveller saw them seal the tournament victory 5-4 in overtime.
 
"The goal for our team was to finish first and that's what we did," said Crvena Zvezda head coach Igor Krivoshlyk following his team's Group A win. "The players all play with their hearts and that's the main strength with our team."
 
Crvena Zvezda now moves into the Second round of the Continental Cup played in neighbouring Romania between 20-22 October where hosts Corona Brasov, DVTK Jegesmedvek Miskolc from Hungary and Spain's reigning champions Txuri Urdin San Sebastian awaits.
 
With 15:37 left of the final game of Group A, a fine piece of individual skill saw Irbis-Skate Sofia's Alexei Yotov round the cage of Arsenije Rankovic before firing home a high shot past the Crvena Zvezda netminder to silence the home crowd.
 
The 4-3 goal meant the Bulgarians had not only turned the game, but also now were in the driving seat for a place in the next round. Right until then things had gone according to the script for the hosts in their final game against the Bulgarian champions Irbis-Skate Sofia. Twice had they been in possession of a two-goal cushion before they now all of a sudden were forced to start chasing a goal.
 
Starting to look hesitant and anxious as time ran passed, Crvena Zvezda capitalised on their big chance with 3:05 left of the game. With Irbis-Skate Sofia's Makar Perminov serving a tripping call, Crvena Zvezda head coach Krivoshlyk called a timeout. Rankovic was pulled for the extra attacker, and only seven seconds later Nemanja Vucurevic reacted fastest on a loose puck to score his second for the evening to get the home crowd on their feet.

The tournament top scorer, David Sefic then netted an overtime winner at 62:06 with the Serbs finishing top and Bulgaria's participants finishing third.

 
Zeitinburnu Istanbul wrote Turkish ice hockey history last year when finishing top at the first round of the Continental Cup, before they were forced to withdraw from participating at the next hurdle.

In Belgrade they once again had their sights set on finishing on a high note. In their opener they were trailing 3-1 against Irbis-Skate Sofia, but fought back and with 3:22 left of the final frame they surged ahead to a 4-3 lead with their game winning goal scored by influential Turkish national team player Serkan Gumus. Against Crvena Zvezda, they showed resilience as it was once again Gumus who got Zeitinburnu Istanbul back level, before a late rally by Crvena Zvezda finally downed the Turkish champions 4-3.

 
"We had been hoping to win, but we also have a lot of young players on our team, so next year we will have more experience and then need to work even harder," said Gumus after Zeitinburnu Istanbul's second place finish.
 
Celebrating their inaugural domestic championship title last spring, Esja from Iceland's capital Reykjavik had arrived to Belgrade as Iceland's first ever Continental Cup participant. They received a harsh introduction to their new surroundings being overpowered 6-1 by Crvena Zvezda while being outshot by 16-38.
 
"We were not good against Red Star (Crvena Zvezda). We were a little uncertain in our game and I think we respected them a little bit too much, but I think we played the last couple of games well." said head coach Gauti Thormodsson as Esja Reykjavik got their first Continental Cup point on board in their final match, losing after penalty shots against Zeitinburnu Istanbul.
 
"Full credit to the players who worked hard. We had no idea of the level of the opponents, but the overall experience for our club is great and with a little bit of luck and a bit more experience we could have done better," said Thormodsson.
 
Crvena Zvezda has less than three weeks to prepare before travelling to the next round in Brasov, where  in the Transylvanian part of Romania they be re-acquainted with many familiar opponents from last season. With the chunk of the Crvena Zvezda roster having represented HK Beograd in league play against their upcoming Hungarian and Romanian opponents, they will be well aware of the quality facing them when stepping up a level in the Continental Cup.
 
"Every team wants to win and we believe we can have good results in the next round," said Crvena Zvezda's head coach Igor Krivoshlyk ahead of what is come. "But if we want to be competitive there, we will have lots to improve in every aspects of our game before that."
 
Full Results Here

 

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phelps    136

Champions Hockey League 2017/2018

 

Champions Hockey League is back with round #5 of the group stage.

and it's a busy day, as tonight 13 games take place across Europe.

More than a handful of teams could secure their places in the next round, while for others it's about winning – or not losing – to stay alive into next week's games.

 

Today's Schedule

 

17:00 Bili Tygri Liberec vs. HC Davos
18:00 Grizzlys Wolfsburg vs. Red Bull Salzburg
18:00 Red Bull Munich vs. Brynäs IF
18:00 JYP Jyväskylä vs. Neman Grodno
18:30 Frölunda Indians vs. Gap Rapaces
18:30 HV71 Jönköping vs. Oceláři Třinec
19:00 Esbjerg Energy vs. Adler Mannheim
19:30 KAC Klagenfurt vs. ZSC Lions Zurich
19:30 Vienna Capitals vs. EV Zug
19:30 Comarch Cracovia vs. IFK Helsinki
19:30 Kometa Brno vs. Malmö Redhawks
20:00 Nottingham Panthers vs. TPS Turku
20:00 Cardiff Devils vs. Växjö Lakers

 

All Times CET

Edited by phelps

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hckosice    900

Both British teams winning their matches, Cardiff destroying Växjo 5-1 and Nottingham beating TPS Turku and as historical first ever Great Britains club is officially qualified for the play-off !!!! :hyper:

What the hell is just happening with GBR hockey ?!? :bowdown:

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Dragon    96
1 hour ago, hckosice said:

Both British teams winning their matches, Cardiff destroying Växjo 5-1 and Nottingham beating TPS Turku and as historical first ever Great Britains club is officially qualified for the play-off !!!! :hyper:

What the hell is just happening with GBR hockey ?!? :bowdown:

Most of the country like to pretend it's 1936 at the moment so we've decided to play ice hockey like we did then :yikes:

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hckosice    900
45 minutes ago, Dragon said:

Most of the country like to pretend it's 1936 at the moment so we've decided to play ice hockey like we did then :yikes:

 

Well, hopefully we are not returning back to these dark times :p but anyway I´m noticing your ice hockey in general is really going up in a extreme "high speed mode" last 2-3 years. Looks your federation is doing a very good job.

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phelps    136

Champions Hockey League 2017/2018

 

Yesterday's Results

 

Group A
Grizzlys Wolfsburg 4-5 Red Bull Salzburg

 

Group B
Kometa Brno 5-4 (ot) Malmö Redhawks

 

Group C
Vienna Capitals 5-3 EV Zug
JYP Jyväskylä 3-2 (so) Neman Grodno

 

Group D
Esbjerg Energy 2-6 Adler Mannheim
HV71 Jönköping 2-1 (so) Oceláři Třinec

 

Group E    
Cardiff Devils 5-1 Växjö Lakers
Bílí Tygři Liberec 4-3 HC Davos

 

Group F
Nottingham Panthers 2-0 TPS Turku

 

Group G
Comarch Cracovia 0-6 IFK Helsinki
Red Bull Munich 2-3 Brynäs IF

 

Group H
KAC Klagenfurt 2-1 (ot) ZSC Lions Zurich
Frölunda Indians 5-1 Gap Rapaces

 

and Today's Schedule

 

Three games on Wednesday evening complete Game Day 5 of this season’s Champions Hockey League.

The penultimate round of the group stage comes to a close with SC Bern looking to secure qualification as they head to Mountfield HK. Meanwhile Tappara and Kalpa Kuopio host Banská Bystrica and Stavanger Oilers respectively.

Here are tonight’s games:

 

18:00 KalPa Kuopio vs. Stavanger Oilers
18:00 Mountfield HK vs. SC Bern
18:00 Tappara Tampere vs. HC05 Banská Bystrica

 

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phelps    136

11 teams through to playoffs so far

 

Results on Tuesday mean that 11 teams have now booked their places in the next round of this season's Champions Hockey League.

 

They are:

 

Group A: Tappara Tampere

Group B: Kometa Brno, Malmö Redhawks

Group C: JYP Jyväskylä

Group D: Adler Mannheim

Group E: Växjö Lakes, Bílí Tygři Liberec

Group F: Nottingham Panthers

Group G: Brynäs IF, Red Bull Munich

Group H: Frölunda Indians

 

Tonight, SC Bern will try to add their name to the list when they visit Mountfield HK.

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hckosice    900

The Continental Cup continue with the 2nd round this weekend in Riga :LAT and Brasov :ROU

 

 

IIHF Continental Cup 2017/18

 

2nd Round Group B in Riga (LAT)

Day 1 Schedule (20th October 2017)

GMT +3

 

15:30  HC Donbass :UKR  vs :EST   Narva PSK

19:30  Kurbads Riga :LAT  vs :POL  GKS Tychy

 

*Usual format, Round Robin Tournament, 1st Ranked team will advance to the Group D of the Third Round scheduled in November.

 

 

2nd Round Group C in Brasov (ROU)

Day 1 Schedule (20th October 2017)

GMT +3

 

14:30  Txuri Urdin San Sebastian :ESP  vs :HUN  DVTK Jegesmedvek Miskolc

18:30  Corona Brasov :ROU  vs :SRB  Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

 

*Usual format, Round Robin Tournament, 1st Ranked team will advance to the Group E of the Third Round scheduled in November.

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IIHF Continental Cup 2017/18

 

2nd Round Group B in Riga (LAT)

Day 1 Results (20th October 2017)

GMT +3

 

15:30  HC Donbass :UKR  4 - 2  :EST   Narva PSK

19:30  Kurbads Riga :LAT  5 - 2  :POL  GKS Tychy

 

Standing after Day 1

1. Kurbads 3 pts, 2. Donbass 3 pts., 3. Narva 0 pts., 4. Tychy 0 pts.

 

 

2nd Round Group C in Brasov (ROU)

Day 1 Results (20th October 2017)

GMT +3

 

14:30  Txuri Urdin San Sebastian :ESP  0 - :HUN  DVTK Jegesmedvek Miskolc

18:30  Corona Brasov :ROU  8 - 4  :SRB  Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

 

Standing after Day 1

1. Miskolc 3 pts., 2. Brasov 3 pts., 3. Belgrade 0 pts, 4. San Sebastian 0 pts.

 

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IIHF Continental Cup 2017/18

 

2nd Round Group B in Riga (LAT)

Day 2 Schedule (21st October 2017)

GMT +3

 

14:00  GKS Tychy  :POL  vs :EST   Narva PSK

18:00  HC Donbass  :UKR  vs :LAT  Kurbads Riga

 

 

2nd Round Group C in Brasov (ROU)

Day 2 Schedule (21st October 2017)

GMT +3

 

14:30  DVTK Jegesmedvek Miskolc  :HUN  vs :SRB  Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

18:30  Corona Brasov  :ROU  vs :ESP  Txuri Urdin San Sebastian

 

 

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