19 clubs expressed a desire to take part in the next drawing of the Continental Cup, starting September 28, 2012. Almost all of them - the Champions of their countries. In addition to them, into the fight for the trophy, will switch on the VHL Champion - Neftekamsk "Toros", as well as the winners of the lower divisions of their countries - "Vaasan" from Finland and the "Landshut Cannibals" from Germany.
Two semi-final rounds, upon results of which two finalists of the Tournament will be determined ("Donbass" and "Rouen Dragons" will get to the Finals out of the competition) will be held in Bolzano (Italy) and Stavanger (Norway).
For your attention full schedule of stages of the Tournament:
First round, 28-30 September 2012:
Group A in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania:
CH Jaca (ESP), HSC Csikszereda (ROU), Vitez Belgrade (SRB), Baskent Yildizlari Ankara (TUR).
Second round, 19-21 October 2012:
Group B in Landshut, Germany:
Landshut Cannibals (GER), Belfast Giants (GBR), Eaters Geleen (NED), Winner Group A.
Group C in Vaasa, Finland:
Liepajas Metalurgs (LAT), Miskolc Polar Bears (HUN), Vaasan Sport (FIN), Beibarys Atyrau (KAZ).
Third round, 23-25 November 2012:
Group D in Bolzano, Italy:
Bolzano Foxes (ITA), Herning Blue Fox (DEN), Toros Neftekamsk (RUS), Winner Group B.
Group E in Stavanger, Norway:
Metallurg Zhlobin (BLR), Stavanger Oilers (NOR), KH Sanok (POL), Winner Group C.
Super Final, 11-13 January 2013:
Group F in Donetsk, Ukraine:
Rouen Dragons (FRA), Donbass Donetsk (UKR), Winner Group D, Winner Group E.
Press Service of HC "Donbass"