Schedule ready for 2018/19
SC Bern and Växjö will repeat their 2017/18 Quarter-Final battle on opening night (Photo: Tom Hiller)

The schedule for the 96 games in the 2018/19 Champions Hockey League Group Stage phase has been published today!

Just over a week since teams were draw into their respective groups for next season's competition, now clubs, fans and players know exactly when they'll be playing their CHL games across August, September and October.

Click here for the full schedule.

The opening day, Thursday 30 August, sees defending Champions JYP Jyväskylä on the road, facing Slovak Champions HC05 Banská Bystrica. Elsewhere Växjö Lakers and SC Bern see a rematch of their Quarter-Final from last season; while the first game of the new CHL season has Czech Regular Season Champions HC Pilsen entertain Swiss Playoff Finalists HC Lugano. Cardiff host Red Bull Salzburg, ZSC Lions welcome debutantes Aalborg Pirates, and Vienna host Frölunda Indians to complete the first calendar day.

The remaining 20 teams will begin on Friday 31 to complete Game Day 1 - including the first ever CHL game in Tychy, while HC Bolzano, Eisbären Berlin, and Storhamar Hammar all return to the competition on home ice. Game Day 2 then takes place over 1 and 2 September.