The new season of the EUHL starts at the beginning of October. The last year was canceled due to coronavirus and some things have changed within that time. Let’s check the most important information you need to know about the East division.
The EUHL was founded by the European University Hockey Association (EUHA) in November 2013 as the first regular international university hockey league in Europe. Since its foundation, more than 29 university teams from 9 states (Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Romania) have participated in the EUHL.
This season is going to be the 8th year of EUHL while the last season was canceled due to a pandemic situation. Despite the tough times, we are glad to announce that our league has 8 teams that is even more in comparison to the season 2019/2020 when 7 teams participated. The East division is created by universities from four countries: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, and Poland. You can see all the teams in the following picture:
Five of these 8 teams stayed the same as in the last played season. These teams are UK Praha (the Czech Republic), Sapientia U23 (Romania), Gladiators Trencin, UMB Hockey Team Banska Bystrica, and Philosophers Nitra (all from Slovakia). The EUHL left UTB Zlin (Czech Republic) and Hokiklub Budapest (Hungary). On the other hand, 3 new clubs have joined: HC UNIZA Zilina (Slovakia) and two polish teams UHT Sabers Oswiecim and Opole HK. You can find more information about each club on our webpage where we will be publishing the introduction articles starting next week.
The season 2021/2022 starts at the beginning of October. The current titleholder is UMB Hockey Team Banska Bystrica and the club with the most championship trophies is UK Praha with 4 wins. The system of the league is the same as the previous seasons. Teams play against each other twice, one home and one away game. After the regular season follows playoffs.
We hope that the situation and restrictions will allow us to play a complete season without any difficulties. The goal we try to develop each year stays the same: to create a positive environment for athletes where they can develop their dual careers and be successful in both, sport and education, as it works in the USA.