The Champions Hockey League has released its schedule for the 2017/18 Group Stage, with Cardiff Devils and Nottingham Panthers both facing tough opening games.
Cardiff visit Davos in Switzerland before travelling to Liberec in the Czech Republic, while Nottingham also head to the same two countries to face SC Bern and Mountfield HK.
This year’s competition features eight groups of four teams, with the top two qualifying for the knockout stages.
Fixtures are as follows:
Thursday 24th August:
HC Davos v Cardiff Devils
SC Bern v Nottingham Panthers
Saturday 26th August:
Bili Tygri Liberec v Cardiff Devils
Mountfield HK v Nottingham Panthers
Thursday 31st August:
Cardiff Devils v Bili Tygri Liberec
Nottingham Panthers v Mountfield HK
Saturday 2nd September:
Nottingham Panthers v SC Bern
Sunday 3rd September:
Cardiff Devils vs HC Davos
Tuesday 3rd October:
Cardiff Devils v Vaxjo Lakers
Nottingham Panthers v TPS Turku
Tuesday 10th October:
TPS Turku v Nottingham Panthers
Wednesday 11th October:
Vaxjo Lakers v Cardiff Devils