The Challengers lost twice on Sunday, September 30 at Bern, as the reigning Swiss Champion Bern Cardinals swept the C’s in their best-of-five Semifinal Series. The two losses bring the Challengers season to an end after reaching the Playoffs for the 14th time in the last 16 years.
The Cardinals edged the Challengers 5-3 in Game 2 and added a 10-5 victory in Game 3 of the series. The Cardinals won a Playoff Series against the C’s for the sixth time in a row. The last time the Challengeres eliminated the Cardinals was in the Semifinal Series in 2000.