Stefan Zisser (2) tries to clear the puck away from the Bolzano goal. | Copyright: HC Bolzano/CHL via Getty Images News 16.10.2014

CHL was "an interesting experience ... at the top European level" to Bolzano's Zisser

One of the more curious teams during the group stage of this year's Champions Hockey League was the club from Bolzano, Italy. The defending EBEL champions were blown out in their first two games, but then came back strong to win three of their last four, including a come-from-behind win in their last game. Versatile veteran Stefan Zisser did what was necessary to help the team win.
Finnish clubs like Tappara topped the statistics, while Stavanger of Norway were an anomaly. | Copyright: Tappara Tampere/CHL via Getty Images News 15.10.2014

CHL league-by-league stats: Liiga edges out SHL in the end

With the Group Stage now finished, ChampionsHockeyLeague.net's statistics expert Efraim Larsson takes another look at how the leagues compare and contrast with one another. Some things, such as the relative dominance of Finnish and Swedish clubs, are not shocking, but there are some surprises.
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