Nottingham Panthers will travel to Denmark for the IIHF Continental Cup final as SonderjyskE Vojens was selected as host of the final tournament.
Panthers, who won the tournament in 2017, were unable to host because of no ice at the Motorpoint Arena.
The Continental Cup Final will take place from 10 to 12 January 2020 in Vojens in the south of Denmark. SonderjyskE was selected among the bids from the applying finalists to host the final tournament.
Vojens is located in the southernmost Danish region of Southern Jutland (Sonderjylland in Danish). It can be reached by plane through Billund airport, which offers flights to most of the participating countries and is located an hour’s drive away. Vojens is also an Intercity stop for trains going to Fredericia and Aarhus in the north and to Germany (Flensburg, Hamburg) to the south, and next to the E45 highway.
The hockey team is part of the multi-sports organization Sonderjysk Elitesport with several venues across Southern Jutland including Vojens for ice hockey. The club plays in the 2011-opened Fros Arena with a capacity for 5,000 spectators and recently hosted a third-round tournament of the Continental Cup.
The Nottingham Panthers (Great Britain), Neman Grodno (Belarus), SonderjyskE Vojens (Denmark) and Cracovia Krakow (Poland) have qualified for the final tournament through the preliminary round and will determine the new Continental Cup winner in a four-team, three-day round-robin tournament next month.
The winner of the Continental Cup will not only hoist the winners’ plate but also get the chance to play in the Champions Hockey League of the 2020/2021 season pending formal approval by the CHL Board.