The Champions Hockey League opens with games in Berlin, Prague, Ufa and Jönköping today. Two of the four venues are expected to be sell-outs, while Eisbären Berlin report 12,000 sold tickets out of 13,000 available. The sold-out HV71 vs. SC Bern game will be streamed live on championshockeyleague.com. See below a list of all broadcasters.Group A: Eisbären Berlin
(GER) – Kärpät Oulu
(FIN), 19.30 (in Berlin).
12,000 tickets sold, expected attendance around 13,000.Group B: HV71 Jönköping
(SWE) – SC Bern
(SUI), 19.30 (in Jönköping).
The club reported on Wednesday morning that all 7,038 tickets are gone. Go to www.championshockeyleague.com
to watch this game live with Swedish commentary.Group C: Salavat Yulayev Ufa
(RUS) – Mountfield Ceske Budejovice
(CZE) 16.00 (in Ufa).
Salavat reports that they expect a capacity crowd of 8,400 fans.Group D: Slavia Prague
(CZE) – Linköpings HC
(SWE) 19.30 (in Prague).
Click on the club names for the 25-man rosters for the Wednesday games.
Go to championshockeyleague.com
for latest news and team updates and the clubs in all four groups
The 12 teams are playing in four, three-team groups
. The four group winners advance to the home & away semi-finals (December 12 – January 7). The home & away finals will be played on January 21 & 28.
The next group stage game date is October 22.
The total prize sum – 10 million Euro
– is the highest in any European club hockey competition.
Broadcasters for Wednesday’s games:HV71 – SC Bern:
Viasat, Sport 1, Sweden (Live), championshockeyleague.com, laola1.tv (streaming), Highlights: SF1 Switzerland, MTV3, Czech TV, Viasat, Slovakia TV, TVP Poland, Sport + France & Africa, SNTV, EVS. Salavat vs Mountfield:
Live: RTR, CT4 Czech R, TVP Poland. Boom TV (Romania), Megasport (Ukraine), Universal Sports (and live and internet stream), Slovakia TV, 4Net, Czech R (live stream). Highlights: CT4 Czech R, TVP Poland, Slovakia TV, Sport + France & Africa, SF Switzerland, SNTV, EVS, Eurosport 1, MTV 3 Finland, Viasat. Slavia vs Linköping:
Live: CT4, Viasat3 (Scandinavia & Baltics), TVP Poland, Boom TV, Universal Sports (and live and internet stream). Live stream: 4Net, Czech R. Highlights: CT4 Czech R, TVP Poland, Slovakia TV, Sport + France & Africa, SF Switzerland, SNTV, EVS, Eurosport 1, MTV 3 Finland, Viasat. Eisbären vs Kärpät:
Eurosport Germany (Delay 21:15 – 22:45 and live streaming on Eurosport Player), MTV3 (Live), The score, Delay (Canada), Highlights on: Czech TV, Viasat, Slovakia TV, TVP Poland, Sport + France & Africa, SF Switzerland, ZDF, SNTV, EVS.