In just their fifth year of existence, the Braehead Clan, Glasgow's Elite Ice Hockey League club, finished second place to earn a spot in the 2015-16 Champions Hockey League. At the Draw in Prague, General Manager Gareth Chalmers spoke about how much that means for the Scottish club.
Several IFK Helsinki players gathered to watch Wednesday's CHL Draw together on television. Afterward forward Juuso Puustinen and general manager Tom Nybondas react to being drawn together with SC Bern and Linkoping HC, and evaluate their opponents.
After a superb season in the Finnish Liiga and the Champions Hockey League, Karpat Oulu's Joonas Kemppainen and Joonas Donskoi played in their first World Championship. For two players who have been linemates for two seasons, the experiences were similar but different.
In their last game of the Group Stage of the 2015 IIHF World Championship, France came from behind to win in a shootout to avoid relegation. Afterward, IFK Helsinki defenceman Yohann Auvitu was still full of emotion.