With the Group Stage now behind us, here's your final summary of who qualified and how for the 2022/23 Champions Hockey League Playoffs.
Don't forget to tune in to the Playoff Draw on Thursday, 13 October at 16:00 CEST. The Draw will be streamed live across all the CHL digital channels.
ZSC Lions Zurich and Rögle Ängelholm filled out both of Group D's qualification spots on Game Day 4, with Rögle beating GKS Katowice 5-1 to add an extra +3 to their name in the Group Stage standings, whilst Zurich beat Hungarian challengers Fehérvár 5-1. Both will now feature in the Round of 16!
Red Bull Munich and Tappara Tampere, who faced off against each other in last season's Semi-Final, also secured Playoffs qualification on Game Day 4. Together they occupy the top two spots of Group C with no more room for Rapperswil and Slovan in the Playoffs.
EV Zug from Group B are also mathematically sure of their spot in the Round of 16. The group's other qualification spot is still up for grabs though, with Grizzlys Wolfsburg and TPS Turku being the front runners for the honour.
Luleå Hockey have dominated in Group A! Their position is unbeatable and means that they have punched their ticket for the Round of 16 with a no-return option.
Jukurit Mikkeli, Färjestad Karlstad, HC Davos, Skellefteå AIK, Straubing Tigers and Frölunda Gothenburg all sealed their spot in the Round of 16 on Tuesday's intense Game Day 5 action, while results in the other Group E game made sure of Fribourg-Gottéron's third consecutive Playoffs qualification ahead of their clash with Salzburg tonight.
Wednesday's Game Day 5 action saw Grizzlys Wolfsburg beat TPS Turku to Group B's last remaining Playoffs spot, whilst Czech team Mountfield HK mounted a spectacular five-goal third-period comeback to beat Eisbären Berlin 7-3 away and secure their place in the final 16.
The final spot in the 2022/23 Playoffs was secured by Red Bull Salzburg of Austria whose sole point from a shootout loss to fellow qualifiers Fribourg was enough to secure them their seventh straight qualification for the Round of 16
Here's the final list of teams qualified for the Playoffs:
- ZSC Lions Zurich
- Rögle Ängelholm
- Red Bull Munich
- Tappara Tampere
- EV Zug
- Luleå Hockey
- Jukurit Mikkeli
- Färjestad Karlstad
- HC Davos
- Skellefteå AIK
- Straubing Tigers
- Frölunda Gothenburg
- Grizzlys Wolfsburg
- Mountfield HK
- Red Bull Salzburg
How are the teams seeded?
16 teams enter the Playoff Draw - the eight group winners and eight runners-up. The group winners are all placed into Pot A and the runners-up into Pot B.
Here's the seeding for the 2022/23 Draw: