First Devils home matches of 2019-20 season confirmed
The Devils will host 3 different European opponents in pre-season action as they build towards the start of the Champions Hockey League at the end of August.
Saturday & Sunday August 10th& 11th– Devils V Fehervar
Saturday August 17th– Devils V HC Banska Bystrica
Sunday August 25th– Devils V MAC Budapest
Pictured below: Fehervar salute their fans after a victory at home
Fehervar AV19 play in the Erste Bank League (EBEL), finishing in 4thplace in the 2018-19 season. They finished just ahead of Red Bull Salzburg who the Devils faced last season in the CHL. Fehervar is the only team in their league based in Hungary and this will be the first time in history the two teams will face each other.
Pictured Below: Banska Bystrica are the 3 time Slovakian Champions
HC Banska Bystrica just won their 3rd consecutive Slovakian Elite League Championship and will travel to Cardiff for the 2nd time in the last 4 years. The Devils hosted the Slovakian Champs in 2016 for 2 pre-season games. Banska are coached by Dan Ceman who spent a number of years in the UK playing for Bracknell, Sheffield, Nottingham, Fife and Dundee. He also started his coaching career in Dundee before moving to Denmark to coach there for a number of years.
MAC Budapest are travelling to the UK for two games in August, facing the Sheffield Steelers the night before they travel to Cardiff to take on the Devils. Budapest also play in the Slovakian Tipsort League and this will be the first time the two sides have ever met.
Pictured Below: Mac Budapest players celebrating a goal on home ice
Tickets for all pre-season action will go on sale in late May. Keep your eyes on the website for more information .