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Champions Hockey League Line Up Complete For 2019/20 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants will participate in the 2019/20 edition of the Champions Hockey League for the first time in the organisation’s history.

Europe’s premiere club competition will feature 32 sides from 13 different leagues across Europe. The Giants will make their debut alongside nine other teams.

Following the end of Finland’s Liiga championship, HPK Hämeenlinna became the 32nd and final team to qualify for the 2019/20 Champions Hockey League season following a 2-1 overtime victory in game seven.

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The 2019/20 Champions Hockey League Group Stage Draw takes place on Wednesday 22ns May at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia starting at 3pm (Belfast time). The Giants will be drawn into a group of four for the upcoming season.

Here is the full list of the teams who will make up the 2019/20 Champions Hockey League:

Elite League (2 places)

Belfast Giants (League Champions & Continental Cup Silver Medal)

Cardiff Devils (League Runners-Up)

Austria (3 places)

KAC Klagenfurt (National Champions)
Graz 99ers (Regular Season Winners)
Vienna Capitals (Pick Round Winners)

Belarus (1 place)

Yunost Minsk (National Champions)

Czech Republic (4 places)

Oceláři Třinec (National Champions)
Bílí Tygři Liberec (Regular Season Winners)
HC Pilsen (Regular Season Third-Placed)
Mountfield HK (Regular Season Fourth-Placed)

Denmark (1 place)

Rungsted Ishockey (National Champions)

Finland (4 places)

HPK Hämeenlinna (National Champions)
Kärpät Oulu (Regular Season Winners)
Tappara Tampere (Regular Season Runners-Up)
Lahti Pelicans (Regular Season Third-Placed)

France (1 place)

Grenoble (National Champions)

Germany (3 places)

Adler Mannheim (National Champions)
Red Bull Munich (Regular Season Runners-Up)
Augsburger Panther (Regular Season Third-Placed)

Norway (1 place)

Frisk Asker (National Champions)

Poland (1 place)

GKS Tychy (National Champions)

Slovakia (1 place)

HC05 Banská Bystrica (National Champions)

Sweden (5 places)

Frölunda Indians (CHL & National Champions)
Färjestad Karlstad (Regular Season Winners)
Luleå Hockey (Regular Season Runners-Up)
Djurgården Stockholm (Regular Season Fourth-Placed)
Skellefteå AIK (Regular Season Fifth-Placed)

Switzerland (5 places)

SC Bern (National Champions)
EV Zug (Regular Season Runners-Up)
Lausanne HC (Regular Season Third-Placed)
EHC Biel-Bienne (Regular Season Fourth-Placed)
HC Ambrì-Piotta (Regular Season Fifth-Placed)

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