After completing our line-up of qualified teams for the 2021/22 season of the Champions Hockey League, we can now announce seeding for the Group Stage Draw!
Lukko Rauma clinched the Liiga title for the second time in their history yesterday and the Växjö Lakers won their third SHL title this week, meaning all participating leagues have ended and seeding is complete.
The participating teams have been seeded into Pots 1 to 5 according to the CHL Ranking as follows:
How does the draw work?
- There will be five pots
- Pot 5 (containing teams participating in the Final Olympic Qualification Tournament + lowest ranked team from Ukraine) will contain eight teams
- Pot 5 will be drawn into two groups of four first (no league protection applies)
- Pots 1-4 will contain teams from Shareholder Leagues (except ICEHL) and the teams of the two highest ranked Challenger Leagues, as well as the IIHF Continental Cup Winners. Pots will contain six teams each and will be drawn by the standard Draw Procedure into six groups of four
- Draw order for Pots 1-4: teams from Pot 4 will be drawn first, teams from Pot 1 last.
- Pots 1-4 will have league protection
- Should a league conflict occur then the club in question will be placed in the next possible group available
The Group Stage Draw will take place on Wednesday, May 19 at 18:00 CEST and will be broadcasted live on the CHL’s digital platforms.
Watch our video for more information about the Draw Procedure and CHL Ranking criteria.