Medveščak Returns to Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL)

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KHL Medveščak Zagreb will once again participate in Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in the 2017-18 campaign. According to Erstebankliga’s official website, the club, participants of the EBEL 2009 – 2013, confirmed the granted eligibility.

With the application of KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the renewal to the EBEL for membership and granted by the EBEL in early March, the decision was based on an extensive examination of the requested documents and a due diligence process, the club now confirmed the return. From the 2009-10 season, Zagreb played four years in Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, achieving two quarter finals and two semifinals in their past EBEL participation. Then the Bears switched to Russian based Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), from where the Croats now return to Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. “KHL Medveščak Zagreb has been part of Erste Bank Eishockey Liga for four years and has left lasting memories. I’m pleased that the current teams have decided in favour of a return. Hockey fans can prepare for great games at Dom športova again,” promises Erste Bank Eishockey Liga president Dr. Peter Mennel who speaks about the number of participants in the 2017-18 campaign, too: “The participation of KHL Medveščak Zagreb stands firm. Now the league clubs decide about the mode and number of teams until the last game of this season at latest.”

The organizational team of Medveščak immediately starts preparations for the next Erste Bank Eishockey Liga season.
“I would like to thank all the EBEL clubs and the Presidency of the league for giving us an opportunity to compete in the EBEL Championship. We will do everything to make sure that Medveščak stays competitive in the championships“, says KHL Medveščak Zagreb president Damir Gojanović.


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