As I already told you, HSC traveled to Slovenia for the second preliminary round of the Continental Cup, hockey’s Champions League. Read on for more informations, useful links and some predictions!
This blog is focused more on Mol Liga, but I thought it would be nice if I would write about this also. After all, the description says “Everything about HSC Csikszereda…” 🙂
So Continental Cup, second preliminary round, group C. These are the things to know in the beginning. There are more groups, and if HSC manages to win this group than I will talk about the other groups or teams also. Until then let’s stick to Group C:
There are four teams in the group, two of which we already know very well:
You see, Dab.Docler and HSC Csikszereda doesn’t require an introduction, both teams are from MOL Liga and by now you should know quite a lot about them.
The other two teams are: SC Saryarka Karaganda
from Kazahstan and HDK Stavbar Maribor
from Slovenia. By clicking their name, their official website should come up. The schedule of the tournament looks like this:
Friday, October 22, 2010:
15:30–>IHC Sary-Arka Karaganda- Dab.Docler
19:00–>HDK Maribor- HSC Csikszereda
Saturday, October 23, 2010:
15:30–>HSC Csikszereda– IHC Sary-Arka Karaganda
19:00–>Dab.Docler- HDK Maribor
Sunday, October 24, 2010:
15:30–>Dab.Docler- HSC Csikszereda
19:00–>HDK Maribor- IHC Sary-Arka Karaganda
Slovenia is behind Romania concerning the time, so you have to add one hour. For example HSC’s first match starts at 20:00 if you live in Romania.
Now it’s time for my predictions/opinion:
I don’t have informations about the two “new” teams, but as I read on other blogs it seems that HDK Maribor should be on the same level as HSC Csikszereda or Dab.Docler or even a little bit weaker. Kazahstan is an ex-soviet country, so Saryarka Karaganda is definitely the favorite in my opinion.
A realistic expectation from HSC would be a second place (only the first goes on in the tournament), but who knows…
As I don’t know much about the Slovenian and the Kazahstani team I can’t really say what will happen. Anyway, my guess about the final standings is:
1. Saryarka Karaganda
2. HSC Csikszereda
4. HDK Maribor
Somebody made a very useful website for this Group C, and as I read on other blogs, on this site possibly they are going to make live scores, and more. This website is: www.2011cc.si
If you have any comments about the teams or how the group will end up, feel free to comment.