Challengers clinch Playoff berth

The Challengers NLA-Team grabbed the final Playoff berth on Saturday, August 31, finishing the Round Robin in fourth place with a 17-11 record after a split with the first-placed Therwil Flyers. The C's won the 28th and last regular season game, as they posted a 9-3 victory over the Flyers to make sure that their cross-town rivals Zürich Barracudas can't pass them anymore in the standings. Despite the Flyers cruised to a 9-0 shutout victory in Game 1, the C's won the season series against the Flyers 3-1. The 17 wins are the second most for the C's in the last ten years, just one win short of the 18 wins in 2012.

 

The Challengers will either face the Flyers again or the reigning Swiss champion Bern Cardinals in the semi-final series. Game 1 is scheduled for Saturday, September 14. 

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