Devils nominated for prestigious European award

Cardiff Devils have been nominated by the Alliance of European Hockey Clubs (EHC) for the prestigious Club of the Year award.

The nominations have been determined by a group of selected hockey experts from eight European countries, with the Devils chosen after winning their first ever Elite League title in 2016/17 to qualify for the Champions Hockey League.

Cardiff will be up against Frölunda Gothenburg (Sweden), SC Bern (Switzerland), Tappara Tampere (Finland) and Vienna Capitals (Austria).

The nomination list is as follows:

  • Cardiff Devils (EIHL, GBR) – First national title in 20 years, Challenge Cup, Champions Hockey League qualification
  • Frölunda Gothenburg (SHL, SWE) – Three titles in 12 months, CHL16 – SHL16 – CHL17
  • SC Bern (NLA, SUI) – From 8th to 1st in NLA, for 16th straight year best Euro attendance (over 16,000)
  • Tappara Tampere (Liiga, FIN) – Dominated like their 1970-80s glory days, winning regular season and play-off titles
  • Vienna Capitals (EBEL, AUT) – Complete dominance, regular season title and 12-0 run in play-offs

The winners will be announced prior to the Fenix Outdoor European Hockey Awards dinner in Prague, Czech Republic on Tuesday, 13th June.

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