Belfast Giants and Cardiff Devils will both begin their 2019/20 Champions Hockey League ties at home after the fixture schedule was announced on Monday.
The Giants, who won the Elite League championship last season, open against Czech Republic side Bili Tygri Liberec on Thursday 29 August before hosting Germans Augsburger Panther two days later before visiting those two respective rinks a week later.
They’ll finish with a double header against SHL side Lulea Hockey in October, playing them at the SSE Arena before going to Sweden for the reverse fixture.
Cardiff Devils are heading for their third straight campaign at Europe’s top table and will take on Mountfield, also from the Czech Republic on Friday 30 August then Austrian side Graz 99ers on 1st September.
Visits to those two locations will follow before finishing with two dates, the first at home against CHL champions Frölunda Indians before heading there to complete their schedule.