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Ice Hockey Continental Leagues 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

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IIHF Continental Cup 2017/18

1st Round in Belgrade (SRB)

Day 2 Schedule (30th September 2017)

GMT +2

 

16:00  Irbis-Skate Sofia :BUL vs :ISL Esja Reykjavik

19:30  Crvena Zvezda Belgrade :SRB vs :TUR Zeytinburnu Istanbul

 

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IIHF Continental Cup 2017/18

1st Round in Belgrade (SRB)

Day 2 Results (30th September 2017)

GMT +2

 

16:00  Irbis-Skate Sofia :BUL  4 - 2  :ISL Esja Reykjavik

19:30  Crvena Zvezda Belgrade :SRB  4 - 3  :TUR Zeytinburnu Istanbul

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IIHF Continental Cup 2017/18

1st Round in Belgrade (SRB)

Final Day Schedule (1st October 2017)

GMT +2

 

13:30  Esja Reykjavik :ISL vs :TUR Zeytinburnu Istanbul

17:00  Irbis-Skate Sofia :BUL vs :SRB Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

 

* CZ Belgrade need one single point tomorrow against Sofia to complete their triumph in this tournament and qualify for the second round. Sofia in case of win in regular time and a help of Reykjavik will win the group, Istanbul in case of win in regular time must hope for a win of Sofia also in regular time and then we will have to proceed via the mini-table of the 3 teams according to the tie-break formula. A interesting situation may occur if Sofia defeat Belgrade by 4-3 in regular time and Istanbul will beat Reykjavik in regular time, all 3 teams will have 6 points in the mini-table and goal average 7-7 :d

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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