Following last year’s participation, HK Mountfield returns to represent Czech ice-hockey in Davos

The team surprised everyone by winning their first game against the higher placed KHL Team Automobilist 4:3 and went on to lose their second group game against Lugano with the same result. In the quarter finals, the team failed in their 3rd game within 48 hours against Team Canada, who went on to win the tournament. Nevertheless, Mountfield left a good impression. They pleased the crowd with their dedicated and motivated performances and impressed the Spengler Cup OC so much that they earned themselves another invitation. “The Czech Republic is a big ice-hockey nation. Which is why we always try to have a representative from this country at the Spengler Cup. We are happy that Mountfield absolutely wanted to return to Davos”, said tournament director Marc Gianola.

Mountfield finished 4th in the qualification round of the regular season and eliminated Litvinov in the playoff quarter-finals 4:1 before losing in the semi-finals against Kometa Brno by 2:4. Kometa Brno went on to win the championship, Mountfield placed 3rd. Their most well-known player is Jaroslav Bednar. Bednar has left his mark on Swiss ice-hockey. He contributed as top scorer to the Swiss Championship win by HC Davos in 2011 and 2 years later became Swiss Champion with Bern. In the 2011/12 season, Bednar played with Lugano.