The Cardiff Devils are pleased to confirm that Medvescak Zagreb of the KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) will be coming to Cardiff for two games in August.
Zagreb will be holding a week long training camp in Cardiff prior to the two games on Saturday August 13th & Sunday August 14th. This is the first time a KHL team has played in the UK and the Devils’ Managing Director Todd Kelman is excited to welcome the Croatian team.
“Next to the NHL, the KHL is the best league in the world. They are constantly looking to grow their global reach and we are very pleased to be able to host Zagreb in August.
“I think it is a great opportunity to see how a team from one of the best levels of pro hockey train and I think we will learn a great deal seeing how they operate on and off the ice.
“Our fans will be in for a real treat, the KHL is such a skilled league, it will be a different style of hockey than fans in the UK are used to and I know it will be a great experience for all of us.”
Kelman also spoke about how the initial discussions came about.
"Former Devil netminder Stevie Lyle was instrumental in putting this event together with Aaron Fox from Zagreb and he will be part of the event management team for these games. They started talking about this when Team GB were away at the World Championships in Croatia this past April."
Aaron Fox, Sports Director for Medvescak Zagreb, is pleased to be able to bring his club to Cardiff for the week.
“We are looking forward to seeing the new arena in Cardiff and getting some quality pre-season games in with the Devils. I am sure their fanbase will enjoy these games and we are excited about playing in front of UK fans for the first time.”
Tickets for the two games against Medvescak Zagreb will go on sale soon. All Devils season ticket holders will have first refusal of their seats for the two games. Further details of this event including how to book tickets will follow in the coming days.
If you are planning to travel as a group of 10 or more for this game and concerned about getting tickets, please email us at [email protected] to register your interest and we will make sure and contact you about pre-booking your group before tickets go on sale.
For more information on corporate entertianment packages for this event or more info on getting involved as an event sponsor, please email [email protected] and we will get back to you once we have confirmed all available corporate entertainment packages and/or sponsorship opportunities.