The Champions Hockey League draw - the groups
We have all been waiting for it, but the Champions Hockey League is just getting started. Today the draw for the group stage was made, in which all 44 participating clubs have learned just exactly who they will play against in the group stages.
by Shaun Nicolaides
This is the day that all 44 participating clubs of the Champions Hockey League have been waiting for. The group stage draw, which has taken place today in Minsk, Belarus, marked the real beginning of the CHL, a tournament that we have all been waiting for. All 44 clubs have been divided up into 11 seperate groups, with teams from the same country not being allowed to play against each other at this stage of the tournament. This is what all of the groups look like.
Bílí Tygři Liberec
ZSC Lions Zurich
Briançon Diables Rouges
Red Bull Salzburg