GKS Tychy prepare for first CHL adventure
(Photo: gkstychy.info)

GKS Tychy qualified for the Champions Hockey League as Polish Champions last night in dramatic fashion.

An overtime goal at 66:03 from Filip Komorski gave the hosts their first Polish title since 2015, after two straight seasons losing out in the finals. They overcame Katowice 4-1 in the final series, with two-time CHL participants Comarch Cracovia having gone out in the Semi-Finals.

GKS Tychy date their hockey back to 1971, and come from the city of almost 130,000 people in the south west of Poland. The team plays their home games at the 2,700 capacity 'Stadion Zimowy w Tychach', and is also the home clubs of former NHLers Mariusz Czerkawski and Krzysztof Oliwa - the latter the only Polish player to have ever won a Stanley Cup.

In two seasons in the CHL, Comarch Cracovia were unable to register a point despite running Sparta Prague and Red Bull Munich close. Will Tychy become the first Polish club to win a CHL game? We'll find out in August - and in May we'll know who they will face, too!