Last 16 beckons in Champions Hockey League

Champions Hockey League trophy

The CHL first-round playoff series will be decided on Tuesday night. Eight match-ups will start from two or less goals difference. 

The Champions Hockey League Round of 32 will be concluded on Tuesday, 11 October, with 16 teams advancing to the Round of 16 to be played on 1 & 8 November 2016.

Eight match-ups start from two or less goals difference, while five teams (Färjestad Karlstad, HC Davos, Grizzlys Wolfsburg, HC Pilsen, Red Bull Salzburg) need to catch-up three goals to reach at least the overtime. EV Zug, Skellefteå AIK (0:4 in their first games against the Eisbären Berlin resp. JYP Jyväskylä) and HK Nitra (0:7 in the first game against Vitkovice Ridera Ostrava) are facing the biggest challenges.

Destination Final – Overview Round of 32

Each match-up below is linked to the respective playoff series preview page on The team which plays at home on Tuesday is listed first below:

The winner of

Färjestad Karlstad (SWE) – Bili Tygri Liberec (CZE)

plays the winner of

HK Nitra (SVK) – Vitkovice Ridera Ostrava (CZE)

The winner of

Djurgården Stockholm (SWE) – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)

plays the winner of

Fribourg-Gottéron (SUI) – HC Kosice (SVK)

The winner of

Frölunda Gothenburg (SWE) – Yunost Minsk (BLR)

plays the winner of

EV Zug (SUI) – Eisbären Berlin (GER)

The winner of
Linköping HC (SWE – HC Davos (SUI)

plays the winner of

IFK Helsinki (FIN) – TPS Turku (FIN)*

The winner of

ZSC Lions Zurich (SUI) – Grizzlys Wolfsburg (GER)

plays the winner of

HC Pilsen (CZE) – HC Lugano (SUI)*

The winner of

SaiPa Lappeenranta (FIN) – Tappara Tampere (FIN)

plays the winner of

Växjö Lakers (SWE) – Red Bull Munich (GER)

The winner of

Kärpät Oulu (FIN) – Sparta Prague (CZE)

plays the winner of

Lukko Rauma (FIN) – HV71 Jönköping (SWE)*

The winner of

Skellefteå AIK (SWE) – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)

plays the winner of

SC Bern (SUI) – Red Bull Salzburg (AUT)

in the Round of 16.

*Home ice advantage switched

Game regulations

Match-ups are played in a home-and-away two-game series. The aggregate score after two games determines which team will advance to the next round. Overtime and shootout can only happen following the return game if the aggregate score, after two games, is tied (FOR CLARITY: Football’s “away-goal-rule” does not apply here). Overtime will be 10 minutes, followed by a shootout if there is no goal scored during the OT-period (5 shooters each team). Teams will play 3-on-3 in OT.

Home ice advantage for the Round of 16, Quarter- and Semi-Finals is pre-determined by the CHL Playoff tree. However, should there be an issue with arena availability for one of the teams, then there is a chance of swapping games. The confirmed schedule for the Round of 16 will be released on by the end of this week.

The CHL Final is played as a single-game at the home arena of the team with the best Group Stage + Playoff record of the two finalists on 7 February 2017.

Playoff Dates

Round of 32: 4 & 11 October 2016

Round of 16: 1 & 8 November 2016

Quarter-Finals: 6 & 13 December 2016

Semi-Finals: 10 & 17 January 2017

Final: 7 February 2017

(at home of the team with the best Group Stage + Playoff record of the two finalists)

Alternative dates + times may apply.

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