Watch the Playoff Draw Live on 13 October
Brynäs IF made the CHL playoffs in their first season taking part (Photo: Simon Hastegård / BILDBYRÅN)

Next week the group stage comes to its thrilling conclusion with five places in the Champions Hockey League playoffs still up for grabs.

Then attention will turn to the playoff stage, the Draw for which will be held on Friday 13 October starting at 12:00 CET. The draw will come live from the CMore Studios in Helsinki – and you can watch it live here or also on our Facebook page!

How will it work?

The Group Winners will be in Pot 1, and Runners Up in Pot 2. Teams from Pot 1 will be drawn randomly against those from Pot 2. The draw will also determine each team's position in the overall playoff bracket – meaning we'll know the route all the way through to the Final.

Remember, teams from the same group can't play each other in the Round of 16 (they can in later rounds), but country clashes are now allowed. For the full playoff schedule, please click: here.