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2017–18 IIHF Continental Cup

The 2017–18 Continental Cup was the 21st edition of the IIHF Continental Cup, Europe's second-tier ice hockey club competition organised by International Ice Hockey Federation. The season started on 29 September 2017 and the final tournament was played on 12–14 January 2018.[1]

2017–2018 IIHF Continental Cup
2017–18 IIHF Continental Cup logo.png
Tournament details
Dates29 September 2017 – 14 January 2018
Teams17
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svgBelarus Yunost Minsk (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svgKazakhstan Nomad Astana
Third place Bronze medal blank.svgUnited Kingdom Sheffield Steelers
Fourth placeItaly Ritten Sport
Tournament statistics
Matches played36

Qualified teamsEdit

Location of teams for the 2017–18 IIHF Continental Cup
  Blue: First round;   Red: Second round;   Green: Third round
Team Qualification
Enter in the third round
  Rungsted Ishockey 2016–17 Metal Cup winners
  Nomad Astana 2016–17 Kazakhstan Hockey Championship winners
  Ritten Sport 2016–17 Alps Hockey League winners
  Yunost Minsk 2016–17 Belarusian Extraliga runners-up
  Brûleurs de Loups 2016–17 Ligue Magnus regular season runners-up
  Sheffield Steelers 2016–17 Elite League play-off winners
Enter in the second round
  HC Donbass 2016–17 Ukrainian Hockey League winners
  Kurbads Riga 2016–17 Latvian Hockey Higher League winners
  DVTK Jegesmedvék 2016–17 MOL Liga season winners
  Txuri Urdin 2016–17 Liga Nacional de Hockey Hielo winners
  GKS Tychy 2016–17 Polska Hokej Liga runners-up
  Corona Brașov 2016–17 Romanian Hockey League winners
  Narva PSK 2016–17 Meistriliiga winners
Enter in the first round
  Crvena Zvezda 2016–17 Serbian Hockey League runners-up
  Esja Reykjavik 2016–17 Icelandic Hockey League winners
  Irbis-Skate Sofia 2016–17 Bulgarian Hockey League winners
  Zeytinburnu Belediyespor 2016–17 Turkish Ice Hockey Super League winners

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

The Group A tournament was played in Belgrade, Serbia, from 29 September to 1 October 2017 with all games were held at the Pionir Ice Hall.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Crvena Zvezda (H) 3 2 1 0 0 15 8 +7 8 Advance to Second round
2   Zeytinburnu Belediyespor 3 1 1 0 1 10 9 +1 5
3   Irbis-Skate Sofia 3 1 0 1 1 11 11 0 4
4   Esja Reykjavik 3 0 0 1 2 5 13 −8 1
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.

All times are local. (CESTUTC+2)

29 September 2017
16:00
Zeytinburnu Belediyespor  4–3
(1–2, 1–1, 2–0)
  Irbis-Skate SofiaPionir Ice Hall
Attendance: 23
29 September 2017
19:30
Crvena Zvezda  6–1
(3–0, 0–1, 3–0)
  Esja ReykjavikPionir Ice Hall
Attendance: 142
30 September 2017
16:00
Irbis-Skate Sofia  4–2
(0–0, 2–1, 2–1)
  Esja ReykjavikPionir Ice Hall
Attendance: 30
30 September 2017
19:30
Crvena Zvezda  4–3
(0–0, 2–1, 2–2)
  Zeytinburnu BelediyesporPionir Ice Hall
Attendance: 125
1 October 2017
16:00
Esja Reykjavik  2–3 GWS
(0–0, 0–1, 2–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO 0–1)
  Zeytinburnu BelediyesporPionir Ice Hall
Attendance: 20
1 October 2017
19:30
Irbis-Skate Sofia  4–5 OT
(1–2, 1–1, 2–1)
(OT 0–1)
  Crvena ZvezdaPionir Ice Hall
Attendance: 180

Second roundEdit

Group BEdit

The Group B tournament was played in Riga, Latvia, from 20 to 22 October 2017 with all games were held at the Kurbads Ledus Halle.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Kurbads Riga (H) 3 3 0 0 0 15 4 +11 9 Advance to Third round
2   GKS Tychy 3 2 0 0 1 17 7 +10 6
3   HC Donbass 3 1 0 0 2 7 14 −7 3
4   Narva PSK 3 0 0 0 3 3 17 −14 0
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

All times are local. (EESTUTC+3)

20 October 2017
15:30
HC Donbass  4–2
(1–1, 1–0, 2–1)
  Narva PSKKurbads Ledus Halle
Attendance: 153
20 October 2017
19:30
Kurbads Riga  5–2
(1–0, 2–0, 2–2)
  GKS TychyKurbads Ledus Halle
Attendance: 840
21 October 2017
14:00
GKS Tychy  11–0
(3–0, 5–0, 3–0)
  Narva PSKKurbads Ledus Halle
Attendance: 307
21 October 2017
18:00
HC Donbass  1–8
(0–2, 1–4, 0–2)
  Kurbads RigaKurbads Ledus Halle
Attendance: 418
22 October 2017
14:00
GKS Tychy  4–2
(3–0, 0–2, 1–0)
  HC DonbassKurbads Ledus Halle
Attendance: 576
22 October 2017
18:00
Narva PSK  1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  Kurbads RigaKurbads Ledus Halle
Attendance: 781

Group CEdit

The Group C tournament was played in Brașov, Romania, from 20 to 22 October 2017 with all games were held at the Brașov Olympic Ice Rink.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   DVTK Jegesmedvék 3 3 0 0 0 12 1 +11 9 Advance to Third round
2   Corona Brașov (H) 3 2 0 0 1 12 8 +4 6
3   Txuri Urdin 3 0 1 0 2 4 11 −7 2
4   Crvena Zvezda 3 0 0 1 2 7 15 −8 1
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

All times are local. (EESTUTC+3)

20 October 2017
14:30
Txuri Urdin  0–5
(0–3, 0–2, 0–0)
  DVTK JegesmedvékBrașov Olympic Ice Rink
Attendance: 65
20 October 2017
18:30
Corona Brașov  8–4
(5–1, 1–1, 2–2)
  Crvena ZvezdaBrașov Olympic Ice Rink
Attendance: 566
21 October 2017
14:30
DVTK Jegesmedvék  4–1
(0–0, 2–1, 2–0)
  Crvena ZvezdaBrașov Olympic Ice Rink
Attendance: 142
21 October 2017
18:30
Corona Brașov  4–1
(1–0, 0–1, 3–0)
  Txuri UrdinBrașov Olympic Ice Rink
Attendance: 594
22 October 2017
14:30
Crvena Zvezda  2–3 OT
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT 0–1)
  Txuri UrdinBrașov Olympic Ice Rink
Attendance: 28
22 October 2017
18:30
DVTK Jegesmedvék  3–0
(2–0, 0–0, 1–0)
  Corona BrașovBrașov Olympic Ice Rink
Attendance: 1085

Third roundEdit

Group DEdit

The Group D tournament was played in Rungsted, Denmark, from 17 to 19 November 2017 with all games were held at the Saxo Bank Arena.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Yunost Minsk 3 3 0 0 0 13 4 +9 9 Advance to Final
2   Sheffield Steelers 3 1 1 0 1 10 13 −3 5
3   Kurbads Riga 3 1 0 0 2 12 12 0 3
4   Rungsted Ishockey (H) 3 0 0 1 2 9 15 −6 1
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

All times are local. (CETUTC+1)

17 November 2017
16:00
Yunost Minsk  7–1
(3–0, 3–0, 1–1)
  Sheffield SteelersSaxo Bank Arena
Attendance: 641
17 November 2017
19:45
Rungsted Ishockey  4–8
(3–3, 1–2, 0–3)
  Kurbads RigaSaxo Bank Arena
Attendance: 1,168
18 November 2017
16:00
Kurbads Riga  2–4
(0–0, 1–2, 1–2)
  Yunost MinskSaxo Bank Arena
Attendance: 619
18 November 2017
19:45
Sheffield Steelers  5–4 GWS
(0–2, 3–2, 1–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO 1–0)
  Rungsted IshockeySaxo Bank Arena
Attendance: 1,283
19 November 2017
14:00
Sheffield Steelers  4–2
(3–2, 0–0, 1–0)
  Kurbads RigaSaxo Bank Arena
Attendance: 915
19 November 2017
18:00
Rungsted Ishockey  1–2
(1–0, 0–2, 0–0)
  Yunost MinskSaxo Bank Arena
Attendance: 650

Group EEdit

The Group E tournament was played in Ritten, Italy, from 17 to 19 November 2017 with all games were held at the Arena Ritten.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Nomad Astana 3 2 0 1 0 8 3 +5 7 Advance to Final
2   Ritten Sport (H) 3 2 0 0 1 6 4 +2 6
3   DVTK Jegesmedvék 3 0 2 0 1 5 5 0 4
4   Brûleurs de Loups 3 0 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

All times are local. (CETUTC+1)

17 November 2017
16:00
Nomad Astana  1–2 GWS
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO 0–1)
  DVTK JegesmedvékArena Ritten
Attendance: 300
17 November 2017
20:00
Ritten Sport  2–0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
  Brûleurs de LoupsArena Ritten
Attendance: 910
18 November 2017
16:00
Brûleurs de Loups  1–2 OT
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT 0–1)
  DVTK JegesmedvékArena Ritten
Attendance: 432
18 November 2017
20:00
Nomad Astana  3–1
(1–1, 2–0, 0–0)
  Ritten SportArena Ritten
Attendance: 1,050
19 November 2017
16:00
Brûleurs de Loups  0–4
(0–1, 0–1, 0–2)
  Nomad AstanaArena Ritten
Attendance: 310
19 November 2017
20:00
DVTK Jegesmedvék  1–3
(0–1, 0–0, 1–2)
  Ritten SportArena Ritten
Attendance: 1,237

FinalEdit

Continental Cup Final tournament was played in Minsk, Belarus, from 12 to 14 January 2018 with all games were held at the Čyžoŭka-Arena.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Yunost Minsk (H) 3 3 0 0 0 12 7 +5 9 Qualification to Champions Hockey League
2   Nomad Astana 3 1 1 0 1 10 8 +2 5
3   Sheffield Steelers 3 1 0 0 2 7 10 −3 3
4   Ritten Sport 3 0 0 1 2 3 7 −4 1
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

All times are local. (FETUTC+3)

12 January 2018
15:00
Ritten Sport  1–2
(0–2, 0–0, 1–0)
  Yunost MinskČyžoŭka-Arena
Attendance: 3,120
12 January 2018
19:00
Nomad Astana  5–1
(1–0, 1–0, 3–1)
  Sheffield SteelersČyžoŭka-Arena
Attendance: 273
13 January 2018
15:00
Nomad Astana  3–2 GWS
(0–2, 1–0, 1–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 3–2)
  Ritten SportČyžoŭka-Arena
Attendance: 262
13 January 2018
19:00
Yunost Minsk  5–4
(2–2, 1–1, 2–1)
  Sheffield SteelersČyžoŭka-Arena
Attendance: 3,800
14 January 2018
15:00
Sheffield Steelers  2–0
(1–0, 1–0, 0–0)
  Ritten SportČyžoŭka-Arena
Attendance: 350
14 January 2018
19:00
Yunost Minsk  5–2
(2–1, 2–0, 1–1)
  Nomad AstanaČyžoŭka-Arena
Attendance: 7,600

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Third decade for Continental Cup". IIHF. 24 June 2017.

External linksEdit