Ahead of next week's CHL Draw, the Champions Hockey League can announce the seeding for all 24 teams participating in the upcoming 2023/24 season.
The participating teams have been seeded into Pots A to D according to their achievements in their national leagues and the respective league’s standing in the CHL League Ranking as follows:
CHL Draw Rules
- There will be four pots containing six teams each.
- Pot A: Teams ranked 1-6 | Pot B: Teams ranked 7-12 | Pot C: Teams ranked 13-18 | Pot D: Teams ranked 19-24; the CHL ranking criteria apply.
- Draw order: Teams from pot D will be drawn first, teams from pot A last. After teams are drawn, they are allocated to pre-defined positions in the Regular Season Grid.
- The CHL Draw will produce six opponents for each team, two from each of the other pots.
- Teams will be allocated their opponents based on a pattern in connection to the positions in the Regular Season Grid. They will always face opponents from the rows above and/or below; and will always play the ones on the left-hand side at home and the ones and the right-hand side on the road.
- Two teams from the same league cannot be drawn against each other in the Regular Season.
- With the help of software, potential league conflicts are detected during the Draw. Should a league conflict occur then the team in question will be moved to the next available position in the Regular Season Grid.
Check out the explainer video below for more details.