I caught up with Sheffield Steelers and GB international Ben O'Connor to ask him how ice hockey life has treated him. This is what he had to say. Read more»
- League status: Active
- Administered by: International Ice Hockey Federation
- Head manager: Rob van Rijswijk
- Year of start: 1997
- WWW: http://www.iihf.com/
Did you find any incorrect or incomplete information? Please, let us know.
GROUP: Group A in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania 28-30 Sept.
|1||HSC Csíkszereda (SC Miercurea Ciuc)||3||3||0||36:0||9|
|2||Baskent Yildizlari Buz SK||3||2||1||19:17||6|
GROUP: Group B in Landshut, Germany 19-21 Oct.
|3||Ruijters Eaters Geleen||3||1||1||6:17||3|
|4||HSC Csíkszereda (SC Miercurea Ciuc)||3||0||2||2:9||0|
GROUP: Group C in Vaasa, Finland 19-21 Oct.
GROUP: Group D in Bolzano, Italy 23-25 Nov.
GROUP: Group E in Stavanger, Norway 23-25 Nov.
|4||Ciarko PBS Bank KH Sanok||3||0||0||0||3||8:17||0|
GROUP: Super Final in Donetsk, Ukraine 11-13 Jan.
Qualifying group stages and then a Super Final round robin with four teams.
- 2017-2018: Yunost Minsk
- 2016-2017: Nottingham Panthers
- 2015-2016: Rouen Dragons
- 2014-2015: Neman Grodno
- 2013-2014: Stavanger Oilers
- 2012-2013: Donbas Donetsk
- 2011-2012: Rouen Dragons
- 2010-2011: Yunost Minsk
- 2009-2010: EC Red Bull Salzburg
- 2008-2009: MHC Martin
- 2007-2008: Ak Bars Kazan
- 2006-2007: Yunost Minsk
- 2005-2006: Lada Togliatti
- 2004-2005: HKm Zvolen
- 2003-2004: HC Slovan Bratislava
- 2002-2003: Jokerit
- 2001-2002: ZSC Lions
- 2000-2001: ZSC Lions
- 1999-2000: HC Ambrì-Piotta
- 1998-1999: HC Ambrì-Piotta
- 1997-1998: HC Kosice
The Continental Cup started in 1997 and was intended for countries without participating teams in European Hockey League (EHL).
Renon confirms title in Italy
The champions of last four years decided title in Italy during the last weekend at Palaodegar in Asiago: champion Renon won 3-2 against home side Asiago with a comeback from 0-2, confirming the title of Serie A, the third in last four season, earning a place for next Continental Cup. This seaon Italian champion was decided in a semifinals/final between the best four teams after the end of Alps Hockey League regular season. In the semifinals Renon won 5-2 against SG Cortina, while Asiago defeated 3-1 Val Pusteria(23 Jan 2017)
Zeytinburnu Istanbul won Continental Cup first round
For the first time a Turkish team advances to second round of Continental Cup: national champion Zeytinburnu Istanbul dominated First Round, played at Winter Palace in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a perfect record and an impressive 32-6 goals record, Turkish demolished 5-1 home side Irbis-Skate Sofia, 8-3 Serbian champion Partizan Beograd and 19-2 in the last game the Israelian HC Bat-Yam. Partizan finished 2nd, ahead of Irbis Skate and Bat-Yam. Zeytinburnu dominates also the individual statistics, with 5 players finished as scoring leaders, with Ukranian forward Aleksei Voytsekhovsky as top scorer with 15 points (5+10).
Zeytinburnu advances to Second Round, scheduled for 21-23 October in Jaca, Spain against CH Jaca (SPA), Nottingham Panthers (GBR) and HK Liepaja (LAT)
Continental Cup Finals will be held in France
The Rouen Dragons will host this year's edition of the IIHF Continental Cup Super Final. Between the 8th and 10th of January the 13-time French champion will face off against Asiago Hockey (Italy), Herning Blue Fox (Denmark) and GKS Tychy (Poland). It is already the fourth time that the winner's plate will be awarded in Rouen.(01 Dec 2015)
CSKA Sofia won’t travel to Tychy
Due to financial problems CSKA Sofia, winner of Round 1 of Continental Cup, announced the team won't travel to Tychy, Poland, next weekend to partecipate in Second Round of competition. IIHF will fine the club for the withdrawal and invited the clubs finished behind CSKA to partecipate. Also runner-up Zeytinburnu Istanbul declined, but Partizan Beograd, finished third with just one game won, accepted the invite and will face GKS Tychy,Coventry Blaze and Dunarea Galati for a spot in semifinals(20 Oct 2015)
Continental Cup Group C scheduled
The IIHF Continental Cup second round, gets under way in October and the Coventry Blaze of the EIHL, have now confirmed the order and face off times for all of the matches in group C. Blaze will face Romanian Champions, Dunarea Galati, hosts and Polish Champions GKS Tychy and the winner of first round Group A in the four team event. The winners will progress to the third round in Rouen, France in November.
Full schedule for group C:
Friday 23rd October
15.30 - Dunarea Galati v Coventry Blaze
19.30 - Group A Winner v GKS Tychy
Saturday 24th October
15.30 - Coventry Blaze v Group A Winner
19.30 - GKS Tychy v Dunarea Galati
Sunday 25th October
15.30 - Group A Winner v Dunarea Galati
19.30 - GKS Tychy v Coventry Blaze
All face off times are CET which is the local time zone.
HC Kremenchuk applies to partecipate in Continental Cup
Ukraine silver medalist HC Kremenchuk applied to partecipate in next Continental Cup hosting one group in its arena. Kremenchuk won the regular season of Ukraine League, losing finals against ATEK Kyiv. The draw for 2015-16 Continental Cup will take place on June 20. Recall last season Ukraine representative Companion Kyiv withdrawn from competition due to the political situation(27 May 2015)
IIHF ruled about Continental Cup format
After withdrawal of Companion Kyiv from Continental Cup, IIHF announced the changement in competition format, ruling Kompanion Kyiv will be replaced in Group E of the third round to take place 21-23 November 2014 in Angers, France, by the second-placed team of Group B or C with the better record from their three games in their second-round group played 17-19 October(18 Oct 2014)
CSKA Sofia signed Russian veterans for Continental Cup
CSKA Sofia certainly won't travel to Bremerhaven for Continental Cup second round as underdog: Bulgarian team has strengthened the roster with the addition of five Russian players among which stand out former stars as Oleg Kvasha and Vladimir Antipov, both retired after last season. Other veterans contracted are: defender Mikhail Lyubushin and forwards Dmitry Vlasenkov and Dmitry Bykov.
Cska will play first game friday night against host Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven
Tallinn Viking Sport suspended in the Continental Cup
IIHF announced the Estonian champion Vikiing Sport Tallinn received a 20.000 Swiss francs (about 16,000 euros) fee and was banned for a year from Continental Cup. In September last year the club won the first round of the Continental Cup in Belgrade, but wasn't able to partecipate in Second Round because almost all imports haven't British visas.(21 Jun 2014)
Rubin Tyumen represent Russia in Continental Cup
VHL finalist Rubin Tyumen will represent Russia in next Continental Cup.
" VHL informed that our club will represent Russia in the Continental Cup as the best Russian club in VHL. We are ready for this" said Rubin Director Igor Efremenko.
VHL champion is Kazakh team Sary Arka Karaganda, but country will be represented by domestic champion Ertis Pavlodar
|13 Jan 2013||Donbas Donetsk - Rouen Dragons||7-1|
|13 Jan 2013||Metallurg Zhlobin - HC Bolzano||1-0 SO|