Munich (dpa / lby) - For the EHC Red Bull Munich there is a reunion with Tappara Tampere in the group phase of the Ice Hockey Champions League. The German runners-up only lost to the Finnish record champions in the semi-finals (0:3) last season. The other opponents of Munich in Group C are Slovan Bratislava from Slovakia and the Swiss from Rapperswil-Jona Lakers. This was the result of the draw on Wednesday at the World Cup in Finland.
It will be played from the beginning of September. There are 32 teams in total. The top two teams in each group advance to the knockout stages. From Germany, in addition to the Munich team, champions Eisbären Berlin, the Grizzlies Wolfsburg and the Straubing Tigers are also there. The defending champion is Rögle BK from Sweden. In their premier class premiere in Group F, Lower Bavaria will face Färjestad Karlstad from Sweden, the Austrians from Villach SV and Comarch Krakow from Poland.