Three of our National League teams are playing tonight the Champions Hockey League quarterfinal. Bienne will play in Sweden against the title holders of Frölunda, Zug will visit Mountfield HC and finally Lausanne will host Lulea.
FRÖLUNDA INDIANS vs EHC BIEL-BIENNE
It’s gonna be a tough quarterfinal for the Seeländers who play Frölunda. The latter team won the last CHL edition and overall won 3 of the 5 CHL editions! Antti Törmänen’s troops, however, have every intention of gifting their fans with more emotions.
Frölunda didn’t face any Swiss team in this edition of the tournament. Last season instead, they faced two National League teams. Firstly, they faced the ZSC Lions during the group stage (1 win, 1 defeat) and then they faced Lugano at the Round of 16 stages… against the Bianconeri, the game played at the Cornèr Arena finished 1-1 and then in Sweden Frölunda earned a 5-4 win.
Among the players of Frölunda to keep an eye on, there is the former Bern Ryan Lasch.
Puck drop at 6pm!
LAUSANNE HC vs LULEA HOCKEY
Lulea are currently the SHL league leaders and are doing well also in the Champions Hockey League, as they’ve been suffering only a shootout defeat so far in the tournament (group stages and round of 16 included). Lulea that, by the way, got rid of Bern at the Round of 16 winning both games (3-0 on the road, 4-2 at home).
To note that Lulea, who are playing CHL hockey for the fourth time, played last month against a Swiss team (Bern) for the first time. And to note, also, that the Swedish club won the first Champions Hockey League edition back in 2014-15.
Among the players of Lulea to keep an eye on, there is the former Lugano and Zug Daniel Sondell other thank the former Bienne Niklas Olausson.
Puck drop at 20:15!
MOUNTFIELD HC vs EV ZUG
Mountfield play the Champions Hockey League quarterfinal for the first time in history. The Czech are currently 8th placed in their league and got rid off Adler Mannheim at the Round of 16 of this tournament.
Mountfield, who play the CHL for the third time, will face a Swiss club for the second time. Back in 2017 in fact, they played against Bern during the group stages… they earned a 5-4 win at home and they suffered a 5-2 defeat on the road.
Among the players of Mountfield to keep an eye on, there is the former Rapperswil Radek Smolenak.
Puck drop at 6pm!
Good luck to our teams!