At yesterday's Champions Hockey League General Assembly, the board were re-elected, while the CHL's accounts were approved.
The 33 shareholders unanimously approved the re-election of the CHL board for another two year term. The nine members will therefore continue as follows:
- Representing the clubs: Anders Ternbom (SWE – Chairman), Petr Briza (CZE), Timo Everi (FIN), Gernot Tripcke (GER), Peter Zahner (SUI), Rupert Zamorsky (AUT).
- Representing the leagues: Christian Feichtinger (AUT), Jörgen Lindgren (SWE).
- Representing the IIHF: Rene Fasel (SUI).
Champions Hockey League CEO Martin Baumann also reported the financial statement to the shareholders during the meeting. The financial year of the league (starting in March 2016 and ending in February 2017) closed with a moderate net profit, slightly over budget.
“This year’s profit is pleasant and reflects our very efficient cost management. Unfortunately, the current CHF/EUR situation played against us and the excellent financial result was marred by an exchange loss,” said Baumann. “If not for this event, which of course is beyond our control, the result would have been even better.” As the Champions Hockey League is a Swiss-based company, the accounting must be reported in Swiss francs (CHF).
Infront Sports & Media, the exclusive media and marketing partner of the CHL, has signed various media rights agreements for the upcoming 2017/18 season. Coverage is ensured in key ice hockey markets – amongst others through agreements with premium broadcasters such as SVT (Sweden), MTV (Finland), SPORT1 (Germany), SRG and Teleclub (Switzerland) and AMC Sport 1/2 (Czech Republic and Slovakia).