SLOVAN RECEIVED THE SO-CALLED "WILD CARD" INSTEAD OF THE BELARUSIAN CLUB JUNOST MINSK AND WILL PLAY IN THE ATTRACTIVE GROUP F.
“It is the CHL’s objective via the Wild Card system to appoint deserving clubs and to contribute to the development of European club ice hockey by having a participation field as internationally diverse as possible. The nomination of Slovan Bratislava offers us the opportunity to welcome back Slovakia to our competition, a country with a storied hockey tradition and a track record of producing top-quality hockey players. Slovan Bratislava is a well-known, illustrious brand, and the club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and showed great interest in showcasing itself on the European stage by competing in the CHL. For this reason, the CHL Board decided to allocate a Wild Card and the 32nd place in the 2021/22 CHL season to them, “according to today's statement of the CHL Council, which was issued a few minutes ago at the CHL headquarters in Zug, Switzerland.
HC SLOVAN Bratislava will compete in the difficult and at the same time attractive group F against the Czech champion Oceláři Třinec, the third team of the Swiss NLA Friborg-Gottéron and the third team of the Swedish SHL Leksands IF.
Schedule of matches Group F:
08/27/2021 7:05 PM CEST Leksands IF - Slovan Bratislava
08/29/2021 5:45 PM CEST Friborg-Gottéron - Slovan Bratislava
02/09/2021 19:30 CEST Slovan Bratislava - Leksands IF
04/09/2021 17:30 CEST Slovan Bratislava - Friborg-Gottéron
10/06/2021 5:00 PM CEST Oceláři Třinec - Slovan Bratislava
10/13/2021 6:00 PM CEST Slovan Bratislava - Oceláři Třinec
In this year's edition of the Champions Hockey League, after a year of silence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 32 teams from 13 different leagues and 14 European countries will be present in 125 matches. The competition will start at the end of August and will culminate in a final match on March 1, 2022.
Slovan Bratislava returns to the European club scene after nine years. In 2011 and 2012 he played as the only Slovak team in the international club competition European Trophy. In December 2012, even together with Vienna, he co-organized the final tournament, in which the Swedish team Lulea HF won. Slovan was eliminated in the quarterfinals after losing to another Swedish team, Färjestad BK 1: 4.
Slovan also holds the best position of the Slovak team in the Champions League: in January 2008, he took 3rd place at the final Super Six tournament in St. Petersburg.
HC SLOVAN Bratislava is very happy to welcome its return to the European club hockey scene and will do everything in its power to represent Slovak club hockey well.