Teams were selected based on standings after the end of the IHL regular season, so the top seven teams were able to select a reference opponent for the round of 16. Bergin chose Val Gardena, fifth in the IHL First Division, while Caldaro chose the South Tyrol derby against Val Venosta. Third in the IHL is Varese, who has tipped Chiavina to challenge Lombardi in full, while Appiano Bini, the IHL Premier Division champion, has chosen as his challenger. Alighi pointed to Dobbiaco, the challenge we have already seen in international humanitarian law. And also Veltri Bressanone. Instead, Fiemme wants to play against Aosta Ares Sport, the leaders of the IHL First Division, so in Como, only Valpelles is left for the final round of 16 of the final.
The tournament system includes the round of 16 and the quarter-finals. As mentioned, we will start on Wednesday 27 December at the home of the team in the worst position in the standings (or in any case in the IHL Division 1) before the return leg on Saturday 30 December when the track factor is up to the opposition.
The first leg can also end in a draw, so any extra time (5 vs 5 lasting 20 minutes, with sudden death) will only be played in the second leg. If a team wins both matches, or draws the first and wins the second, it moves forward. There is no goal difference, so if the two rivals win the two legs respectively, extra time will take place before any penalty kicks.
This is the result of the Italian Cup round of 16 matches after the draft
1) Berghain Val Gardena
2) Caldaro Val Venosta
3) Varese Chiavenna
4) Appiano Penny
5) Aleg Dobbiaco
6) Veltri Bressanone
7) Valdevim Viem – Aosta Ares Sport
8) Como Valbellis
In the quarter-finals (January 11 and 16), as on the regular scoreboard, Round of 16 winner No. 1 will meet Round of 16 winner No. 8, then No. 2 will go to No. 7 and so on until the four teams that reach the final are eliminated. The fourth is in Varese.
Round of 16 calendar
First leg – December 27
HC Gherdeina C vs Hockey Pergine Sapiens
AHC Vinschgau Eisfix vs SV Kaltern Caldaro rothoblaas
HC Chiavenna vs HCMV Varese Ice Hockey
HC Piné vs HC Eppan Appiano ANet
AHC Toblach Dobbiaco Icebears vs Alleghe Hockey
HC Falcons Brixen Bressanone vs HC Feltreghiaccio
Ares Sport vs Valdifiemme HC
HC Valpellice Bulldogs Spirito Reale vs Hockey Como
Return matches – December 30
HCMV Varese Hockey vs HCMV Chiavenna
HC Eppan Appiano ANet vs HC Piné
Alleghe Hockey vs AHC Toblach Dobbiaco Icebears
HC Feltreghiaccio vs HC Falcons Brixen Bressanone
Valdifiemme HC vs Ares Sport
Hockey Como vs HC Valpellice Bulldogs Spirito Reale
SV Kaltern Caldaro rothoblaas vs AHC Vinschgau Eisfix
Hockey Bergen Sabines vs HC Gerdina C (6.45pm)
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