2012 European Trophy
The European Trophy 2012 is the third edition of the same competition, which is organized by the participating hockey clubs and partially used for pre-season training. The preliminary round of the tournament will be played between 31 July and 28 November 2012. The final tournament of the eight best teams will be held from December 13 to 16 under the name Red Bulls Salute to Vienna and Bratislava instead.
At the third discharge participate a total of 32 teams from seven European nations. A total of six new teams were added to the European Trophy. In addition, after a year sweep of SC Bern and ZSC Lions back into the tournament.
Two months before the tournament moved to the Czech representative HC Slavia Prague his participation back, this was justified by the statement that " they wanted to after the disappointing last season fully concentrate on the league. " When replacement jumped the Czech Extraliga Rookie Piráti Chomutov one.
- 3.1 Host Cities
- 3.2 mode
- 3.3 quarterfinals
- 3.4 Semi-finals
- 3.5 final
- Czech Republic HC Mountfield České Budějovice
- Germany Berlin Polar Bears
- Germany Hamburg Freezers
- Czech Republic HC Kometa Brno
- Czech Republic HC Plzeň 1929
- Sweden Luleå HF
- Kärpät Oulu Finland
- Czech Republic HC White Tigers Liberec
- Czech Republic HC ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice
- Sweden Brynäs IF Gavle
- Sweden Djurgårdens IF Stockholm
- Switzerland HC Fribourg- Gottéron
- SC Bern Switzerland
- Tappara Tampere Finland
- TPS Turku Finland
- Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava
- Czech Republic HC Sparta Prague
- Czech Republic Chomutov Piráti
- HV 71 Jönköping Sweden
- Sweden Linköpings HC
- JYP Jyväskylä Finland
- KalPa Kuopio Finland
- Germany Adler Mannheim
- Germany ERC Ingolstadt
- Switzerland EV train
- Switzerland ZSC Lions Zurich
- Sweden Frölunda HC Gothenburg
- Sweden Färjestad BK Karlstad
- HIFK Helsinki Finland
- Jokerit Helsinki Finland
In the preliminary round, which will be held between 12 August and 28 November 2012 play the 32 teams in four divisions of eight teams. Each team plays the other seven teams in the group and, in addition, an eighth match against local rivals.
The final round was held between 13 and 16 December 2012, under the name Red Bulls Salute in Vienna, Austria, and in Bratislava, Slovakia. The hosts UPC Vienna Capitals and HC Slovan Bratislava are recognized as two of the eight teams set automatically. For this purpose, qualified the four group winners and the two best runners- point.
The teams first played in the quarterfinals of the participants in the semi-finals from. During the quarter-final loser places 5-8 playing off in the following two days with each other, the winning team determined the tournament winner.