Ritten Sport and Beibarys Atyrau already met in the semi-final tournament. Photo: Max Pattis
Continental Cup schedule released
The schedule for the 2017 IIHF Continental Cup Final is known. Host Ritten Sport will play its first game against Kazakh champion Beibarys Atyrau.
The Nottingham Panthers against the Odense Bulldogs will play the early game on the opening day, 13th January. Click here for the full game schedule.
The tournament will be hosted from 13th to 15th January in Ritten, a town near Bolzano in the northern Italian region of South Tyrol. The four teams qualified for the final tournament through the semi-final round that was played in November. It will be the second time that the Continental Cup Final will take place in Italy after 2003 when Milan co-hosted the event with Lugano, Switzerland.
The winner of the 2017 IIHF Continental Cup will get the chance to play in the Champions Hockey League 2017/2018 pending formal approval by the CHL board as it was the case with the last three winners – the Stavanger Oilers from Norway in 2014, Neman Grodno from Belarus in 2015 and the Rouen Dragons from France in 2016.
The ticket sale for the final tournament has opened. Tournament packages for all six games are available for €55, a single-game ticket can be purchased for €17.50. Click here to order tickets online.
The 2016/2017 season is the Continental Cup’s 20-year-anniversary season. Click on the right or here for a video looking back at the past winners.