Europeâ€™s premier club competition will return for the 2012 season. With 32 teams from around Europe taking part with group games likely to begin in August. The finals also known as the Red Bull Salute will be split between Bratislava, Slovakia and Vienna, Austria between the 13th â€“ 16th December 2012. The overall Final will be held in Bratislava on 16th December.
The teams involved will be:
EC Red Bull Salzburg,Â EisbÃ¤ren Berlin,Â Hamburg Freezers, HC Kometa Brno, HC Mountfield, HC Plzen 1929, LuleÃ¥ HF, Oulun KÃ¤rpÃ¤t.
Adler Mannheim,Â ERC Ingolstadt,Â EV ZugÂ , FrÃ¶lunda Indians, FÃ¤rjestads BK, HIFK, Jokerit,Â ZSC Lions.
HC Slavia Praha, HC Slovan Bratislava,Â HC Sparta Praha, HV71, JYP, KalPa, LinkÃ¶pings HC,Â Vienna Capitals.
Bili Tygri Liberec, BrynÃ¤s IF,Â DjurgÃ¥rdens IF, HC CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice,Â HC Fribourg-GottÃ©ron, SC Bern, Tappara, TPS.