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International Referees to make Cup Debut

Published: March 30

So we are pleased to announce that Carl Grayson and Will Osborne will be making their European Cup referee debuts at the U19 cup. in Switzerland. Awesome.

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GET INVOLVED

Published: March 14

If you are looking to learn to play Skater Hockey, find a team, set up a league or simply lend a helping hand we say you are awesome, and why would you not want to be involved with a Skater Hockey, its simply the best, or so we hear that's what Tina Turner said ;)

So e-mail us liz@bishahockey.co.uk for more info, but don't forget to put in the subject header what it is you are contacting us about.

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Refresh your membership rules knowledge

Published: March 14

Just a short reminder that transfer rules are different for players and netminders, players can only transfer once in each half of the season, and netminders, though free to transfer more frequently, incur increasing costs with each transfer, ie £20 first one, £40 second one and so on.

Players should be aware that if they intend to leave a club or team, it is a good idea to put this in writing and make sure you have an acknowledgement from the club that they know your leaving date.  Clubs need to make their regional membership secretary aware of any player owing money and request a formal suspension until the debt is cleared.

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Published: January 18

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Vacancy - General Committee Members

Published: December 15

We are currently recruiting for General Committee Members, please see the job description here.

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sportily%2F1%2Fdocuments/General%20Committee%20member%20-%20Special%20Projects.pdf585289b9f1331

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Vacancy - Regions and Leagues Co-Ordinator

Published: December 15

We are currently recruiting for a Regions and Leagues Co-Ordinator.  Please see the role description here.


https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sportily%2F1%2Fdocuments/regions%20and%20leauges%20co-ordinator.pdf585289efbaf80

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BISHA AGM

Published: November 29

BISHA should have had an AGM by the end of November this year, but due to International and Nationals commitments etc, it hasn't been possible to arrange one in time. Furthermore, for the last four years at least, the AGM has been poorly attended and we did wonder whether the cost of holding a meeting with the BISHA Board outnumbering the attendees was no longer cost effective.

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Nationals underway at Herne Bay 2016

Published: November 19

The 2016 Senior Nationals are well underway at the Bay Arena, Herne Bay with 12 of the countries best team competing for the honour to be crowned champions.

You can keep up to date with all the results here on our website through the fixtures and results pages as well as Facebook and Twitter.

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Crusaders and Chelmsford Crowned Champions

Published: November 13

This weekend saw the Peewee and Junior National Championships go to Market Drayton for the very first time in BISHA history, and it did not disappoint.

Day one was going to see one of the Junior teams crowned, with the current holders Chelmsford Hylanders looking to retain the title, however two teams lead the way in Crusader Kings and Chippy Trixters heading to the final, and a close game ensued with the Kings winning 2-1 over Chippy.

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GB v Denmark

Published: October 22

GB took on a very well organised Danish team who had been looking like a force to recon with this weekend and GB went into this game with a draw against the Swiss in the morning session.

The GB team went on the attack from the 1st faceoff and took control from the offset and took a quick goal from Nathan Finney to make it 1-0 and then scored quickly after to make it 2-0 with a goal from Alex Pearman.

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GB v Switzerland

Published: October 22

We started day 3 being put into the top pool, pool c, to determine the Semi Final placings, and what a start to the day!

This game was excellent to watch and had both sets of supporters out of their seats on more than one occasion.

GB and the Swiss were out on the rink early to warm up and with two minutes left the British went back to the locker room and made the Swiss team wait for their arrival whilst they stood on the rink waiting for the ceremonial stick wave.

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GB go into 2nd day - 1st day review

Published: October 22

Day one has finished and we are day two in Croatia has started, with GB in the next round with Switzerland and Denmark waiting, because of the schedule, GB has a foot up towards the semi-final.

To re-cap yesterday GB finished the day with a 5-3 win over the Ukraine, enough to secure them top spot in the group and take that advantage into the next round.

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GB v Germany

Published: October 21

GB had a tricky second game against the German Team but went out quick from the off and scored 1st to take the game to the Germans, only for the Germans to level the game straight away. 77

The British team then took control of the game and put two more past the Germans to make the score 3-1 going into the break by taking control of the power plays that were sent their way by the Germans committing offences.

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GB V Holland

Published: October 21

Team GB had their opening game this morning against the Dutch team. The British team were in control of the game from the offset, but conceded a quick first goal to go down in the 1st period. However the British team still kept control and pushed the Dutch team high up the rink and Richard Walsh scored a real long shot to make it level at 1-1.

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U19 Championships - Day 2

Published: October 18

Day two of the Championships are over and the teams are back in their respective countries, and we have a new champion, but let’s look at what happened.

The day started in exactly the same way that the 2015 Championships did for Team GB, a Semi-Final with the well organised German Team, who looked very organised on the Saturday.

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Day One - U19 European Championships

Published: October 15

So day one of the U19 European Championships are finished for Team GB , and Day one was a good outing for the team.

They started the day against the Austrian team who were hitting the GB team well on the break, with the British controlling the game with a good maturity for a young team. The British team came back from 3 goals down to make it 4-3, only for the Austrians to equalise in the dying moments.

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IISHF 2017 European Cup Application Requests

Published: September 19

1. U16 European Cup 2017

The IISHF Presidium has received an application from the German Federation for the U16 European Cup 2017 to be hosted by Crash Eagles Kaarst in Kaarst (Germany) on 23-25th June 2017. Any other NMA who wants to make an application for this event should do this latest by Thursday 6th October 2016 (within a 3 weeks deadline). An official announcement will be made when the Title Event has been finally sanctioned by IISHF.

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Team GB 2016 Kit

Published: September 19

Team GB are proud to announce their 2016 kit for the IISHF European Championships in Croatia. 

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Update on National Championships

Published: September 13

Dear all

Just to put you all in the picture about what we are trying to achieve with regard to the younger age groups. Please pass this information on to all your teams.

Midland Roller Arena could not be persuaded to change their mind about our booking, and the hours they will allow us to use have made running the tournaments untenable. BISHA have lost money ourselves on hotel bookings, and I can only apologise to any teams that are in a similar position. On balance, we have decided that pursuing the matter through the courts would be a waste of what is ultimately members money.

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Essen Rockets Win European Cup

Published: August 29

This weekend Hallamshire Hornets and Norton Cyclones took part in the 2016 European Cup

SHC Rockets Essen from Germany won Men European Cup 2016 winning the final 7-4 (3-2, 3-1, 1-0) against HC Köln-West Rheinos also from Germany.

SHC Bienne Seelanders from Switzerland came third after a 4-3 win in extra time against TV Augsburg from Germany.

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National Championships Press Release - Important

Published: August 22

In the last few days we have been working to fix a major problem that has come into effect, not of BISHA’s doing, and as such we felt that we had better explain the current circumstances regarding the Peewee, Youth, Junior and Senior Plate competition.

After pre booking the BISHA 2016 National Championships, and after Midland Roller Arena agreeing in June to give us two whole weekends for the Nationals, they have now decided that we can only have the rink from 4pm on Saturday, as they now have a funded programme that means they need the rink from 9am to 4pm.

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European Championships Schedule Released.

Published: August 12

The IISHF have released the schedule for this years 2016 European Championships, to played in the picturesque setting of Opatija, Croatia, set off the Mediterranean Sea.

With the U19 tournament being set out to one group it is open to any team to win. And the full schedule can be found here on the BISHA Hockey website.

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Team GB Fan Merchandise

Published: August 11

BISHA are pleased to announce that we have launched the official Team GB Fan Merchandise store.

From here you can buy items from t-shirts to hoodies, along with a wide range of items to show your support this summer. 

The store sells not only Team GB Items but also official BISHA merchandise.

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New U19 Team GB Captain

Published: August 9

This years GB U19 captain has been named as Brandon Ayliffe of the Havering Hawks.

The new team GB U19 head coach had this to say

‘I am delighted to announce my first ever captain as coach for Great Britain U19 is Brandon Ayliffe.

He is a vastly experienced player across many forms of hockey and has many years of representing BISHA GB U19. I believe at the recent John Spight Tournament he showed great energy, discipline and leadership qualities both on and off the pitch that made him the ideal candidate.

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IISHF announce rules on rollerfly specifications for goal tenders

Published: July 28

The IISHF Technical Committee hereby grants the permission to use Rollerfly Hockey Goalie Slide Plates on goalkeepers’ leg guards according to rule 5.1.2 and 5.1.3 of the “Official Rule Book 2016/2017” under the following circumstances:

• The slide plates are manufactured by Rollerfly (http://rollerfly.com), are unaltered and are attached to the leg guards as required by the manufacturer. • The use of metal balls is allowed only on outdoor venues with a concrete, tarmac, paving stone or any other rough surface. On all other venues only plastic balls are permitted. • The slide plates must be securely fastened to prevent them from falling off during play. • The slide plates must be in reasonable condition. Missing or damaged balls must be replaced prior to using them on the pitch. Sharp edges must be covered with tape. Broken slide plates must not be used. • The slide plates must not increase the size of the leg guards significantly. Leg guards must still comply with rule 5.15.1 after applying the slide plates which especially means that the width of 30.5 cm must not be exceeded. • The slide plates must not pose any threat to the venue and/or to other players

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IISHF Announce Rules on Goal Tender Covers

Published: July 28

The IISHF Technical Committee hereby grants the permission to use textile covers on goalkeepers’ leg guards according to rule 5.1.3 of the “Official Rule Book 2016/2017” under the following circumstances:

• The covers must not increase the size of the leg guards significantly. Leg guards must still comply with rule 5.15.1 after applying the covers which especially means that the width of 30.5 cm must not be exceeded. • Nothing must be placed in between the leg guards and the covers • The primary purpose of the covers is either of cosmetic nature (e.g. representing team colors, team logos or advertisement) or it is to protect the leg guards from wear and damage. • The covers must not pose any threat to the venue and/or to other players.

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Mens Team GB Announce Kit Supplier

Published: July 25

The Men’s Team GB are proud to announce that its official kit supplier for the 2016 European Championships in Croatia, will be Black Biscuit

After a small hiatus from the sport the company are back and are looking to make waves in the hockey market.

After their re-launch they released this,

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National Championships Announced.

Published: July 20

Bishahockey are pleased to announce that the 2016 Nationals will be held as follows:

5/6th November 2016, Midland Roller Arena, Lutterworth, LE17 5JD Youth and Senior Plate. 8 team youth, Plate to be announced.

11/12th November 2016, Midand Roller Arena, Lutterworth, LE17 5JD Peewee and Junior. 5 teams at each age group.

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Team GB Hockey School

Published: July 17

Team GB is opening its doors to the hockey comunity. If you want to train with the national team, well you can on the 3 September at bisley from 1pm. This is open to all age groups from peewees to seniors.

You will be training with Head Coach, Andrew Sillitoe, U19 Head Coach Tom Dickinson, Team GB Academy Head Coach BarryJames, Head of UK Ice Hockey Player Development Pete Winn. Whilst also working with some of the current Mens GB team.

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Team GB Announce 2016 Squad

Published: July 15

BISHA would like to announce the 2016 Team GB to take part in the European Championships, Croatia.

We spoke to Head Coach Andrew Sillitoe on the announcement and this is what he had to say....

"I am very excited about this team and its potential. The players have worked extremely hard and I am grateful to all the players who attended the trials and pushed each other for a spot on the team. Our mission is win gold in Croatia and showcase Great Britain as a leader in Skater Hockey.

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Team GB Announce Principle Sponsor

Published: July 11

The BISHA men’s Team GB team are proud to announce that for the European Cup 2016, being held in Croatia have signed a deal with Stott and May, the executive search recruitment agency, to be the principle team sponsor.

Stott and May are market leaders in their field and have three UK offices as well as an office in New York, USA and align to the current Team GB elite philosophy in their day to day work.

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Team GB U19 Thank Clubs for Player Development.

Published: July 11

When speaking to Tom Dickinson today, he had nothing but praise for teams coming into the 17th John Spight memorial tournament, releasing players to be able to play for Team GB in preparation of this years European Championships


“As team GB U19s draw closer to Croatia, the final squad is beginning to take shape and will be announced very shortly. One important aspect of GB teams is building team chemistry and to achieve this the benefits of playing together consistently before international tournaments is key.

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Norton Cyclones and Swindon Flames fly the Flag for Britain

Published: July 2

Both Norton Cyclones and Swindon flames are participating in the U16 European Cup this weekend in Rossemasion, Switzerland.

You can watch all the games live at http://livestream.com/accounts/8902136/events/5638073

Failing that you can follow all the stats here

www.iishfresults.org/2016_ECU-U16_Gamesheets.pdf

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John Spight Memorial Announces Teams

Published: June 20

With just over a month to this seasons John Spight Memorial Tournament, organisers from the Borehamwood Crusaders have announced a big national size tournament with the following teams already confirmed.

Crusaders

Crusader Kings

Basildon Titans

Havering Hawks

London Street Warriors

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Crusaders and London Knightz fly the flag for UK in europe

Published: June 18

Both the London Knightz and Crusaders are flying the flag for the UK in Europe this weekend, albeit in different countries.

As the BISHA Peewee National Champions (U13) for the 2015 season they are playin in Kaarst, Germany for the right to be named the best in Europe against the best that the rest of Europe has to offer.

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Crusaders Games Live

Published: May 20

Borehamwood Crusaders are playing the weekend in the CUP WINNERS CUP in Essen this weekend, with all the games live.

Follow Saturday games here.. www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwPbM0YsBpI

Follow Sunday games here..  www.youtube.com/watch?v=671YMdSzD6A

And the schedule is below......

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Crusaders to hold Summer Camp

Published: May 4

The Borehamwood Crusaders are to hold a Summer Camp, open to all players across the UK.

See below for all the details

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TEAM GB U19 Trials

Published: January 22

Open for more info.....

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Team GB U16 Academy Manager

Published: January 17

We are currently recruiting for a manager for our Team GB Academy

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Mens Team GB Assistant Coach - Vacancy

Published: January 17

Mens Team GB are currently recruiting for a Assistant coach to join the team.

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Team GB U19 Assistant Coach

Published: January 17

We are currently recruiting for a Assistant Coach for a U19 Team GB team.

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Vacancy - Marketing Assistants

Published: January 17

We are currently recruiting for Marketing Assistants, Nationwide.

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Vacancy - Sponsorship Manager

Published: January 17

We are currently recruiting for a sponsorship manager......

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Mens Senior Nationals Placings

Published: December 9

We have a new name on the famous trophy....

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Mens Nationals Fixtures

Published: December 4

Click here for the fixtures for this weekends Senior Nationals

http://bishahockey.co.uk/1/27/fixtures


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IISHF Announce European Season Calander 

Published: November 29

1. Fixing of IISHF Title Events 2016
The IISHF Presidium (currently Erik Sommer and Ingo Goerke) has worked very hard during the last weeks to discuss with several NGBS and clubs the possible hosting of IISHF title events 2016. It was our big aim to complete many title events 2016 as possible and especially to fix the hosting in the previous year (which means here until end of November). We are very glad to officially announce the hosting of IISHF title events 2016 as follows:


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Vacancy...

Published: September 28

We are currently recruiting for our U19 team gb head coach and team manager for the 2016 season. See attached job vacancies and how to apply here. 

Team Manager

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sportily%2F1%2Fdocuments/U%2019%20BISHA%20TEAM%20GB%20MANAGER.pdf56098d1f2a18f

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BISHA announce new TEAM GB coach

Published: September 3

BISHA would like to announce the appointment of our new senior Team GB coach… Andrew Sillitoe.

Andrew comes with a wealth of experience as both a player and a coach across Europe and the US, being capped 77 times he was part of the 1997 winning team in Germany, BISHA’s only gold medal to date.

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BISHA Announce 2015 National Championships

Published: August 20

BISHA are please to announce the 31st British National Championships.  All the details are listed below.


Youth and Senior Plate: 14/15th November Lutterworth. 

 Places as follows 

 BISHA South 3 places 

 BISHA SE 3 places 

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The Chippy Trixsters are off to Switzerland this weekend

Published: August 12

The Chippy Trixsters are off to Switzerland this weekend, after winning Nationals, they are representing Great Britain for the European Tournament. 

 The Chippy Trixsters Peewee Team are a group of dedicated Hockey players, who all go to local schools and live in the same community. The team have played together for the last three seasons, improving and developing their hockey skills tremendously. Chipping Norton Skater Hockey Club encourages and welcomes all players of all abilities, allowing them to have fun by playing hockey at all levels of competitions . This will be the teams last tournament playing together, as they are all growing up and moving up. We are looking forward to a great Tourament, playing good hockey as well as meeting new people and making new friends. Thank you to all our parents, managers and coaches for all their encouragement, support and dedication over the years. Without them we would not be here, thank you. Lastly, a big thank you to our hosts.

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The History of Skater Hockey

Published: July 21

History of the Game

"How the sport got going" - written by Alastair Gordon & Stefan Fuller

Chapter 1

Many people ask me how I got involved in hockey and many others ask about the sport's history. So this first article covers the period before the first league was formed and before I founded the British Street Hockey Association, the organisation now known as BiSHA.

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John Spight Memorial Tournament Results, Placings & Pictures!! 

Published: July 13

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John Spight Memorial Tournament this weekend!!!

Published: July 11

Borehamwood Crusaders host their annual John Spight Memorial Tournament this weekend at Midlands Roller Area in Lutterworth, Leicester. 

The teams participating are as follows

Ash Avalanche 

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Team GB showcase Inline Hockey at Moulsham Infants School, Chelmsford

Published: June 5

Team GB went on the road and showcased Inline Hockey at Moulsham Infants School in Chelmsford, who made us very welcome - thank you.

The first part of the afternoon was a quick intro from me, some hockey video footage, dressing one of the children in full hockey kit and a quick round of questions for the children to answer. Next Team GB Fitness Coach Thomas Worsfold took the children out into the sun and gave them some running and hockey exercises to do. Finally before our demo match the children did a little stick work and beat the netminder challenge.

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Medway Assassins to play in U16 European Cup in Kaarst, Germany this weekend!! 

Published: June 5

This weekend the Medway Assassins Skater Hockey Youth Team travel to Kaarst in Germany to take part in the Under 16's European Cup.

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Team GB European U/19 Championship Squad Announced!!

Published: June 3

Team GB Management would like to confirm the following selected players for the Team GB European U/19 Championship Squad later this year:

Brandon Ayliffe
Ross Cowan
James Dimond
Jack Dransfield
Will Harrison
Lawrence Reffell
Jacob Spurge
Max Spurge

Exact venue and timing of the European Championships to be announced by the IISHF soon. Further inclusions for the remaining slots in the team will be announced during the Summer.

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Warriors win the 2015 Rothaus Cup in Europe!!!

Published: May 27

London Street Warriors from Great Britain won the Men B-Tournament Rothaus Cup 2015 hosted by RV Spaichingen in Germany on May 23-24, 2015. In the final London Street Warriors won 3-2 against HC Merdingen from Germany. James Tanner also got into the All Star Team.

All of the results from this tournament can be found here.

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Borehamwood Crusaders and Hallamshire Hornets to play at Men's European Cup in Givisiez, Switzerland this weekend! 

Published: May 21

Borehamwood Crusaders and Hallamshire Hornets are playing at the Men's European Cup in Givisiez, Switzerland this weekend! 

The other participating teams are: IHC Irish Moose Linz (Austria), ISV Tigers Stegersbach (Austria), CBS Sport Panthers (Denmark), CPH. Vikings (Denmark), HC Köln-West Rheinos (Germany), Samurai Iserlohn (Germany), TV Augsburg (Germany), SHC Bienne Seelanders (Switzerland), SHC Givisiez (Switzerland) & SHC Rossemaison (Switzerland).

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