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Challenge Cup (EIHL)
- League status: Active
- Administered by: Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL)
- Year of start: 1997
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- 2017-2018: Belfast Giants
- 2016-2017: Cardiff Devils
- 2015-2016: Nottingham Panthers
- 2014-2015: Cardiff Devils
- 2013-2014: Nottingham Panthers
- 2012-2013: Nottingham Panthers
- 2011-2012: Nottingham Panthers
- 2010-2011: Nottingham Panthers
- 2009-2010: Nottingham Panthers
- 2008-2009: Belfast Giants
- 2007-2008: Nottingham Panthers
- 2006-2007: Coventry Blaze
- 2005-2006: Cardiff Devils
- 2004-2005: Coventry Blaze
- 2003-2004: Nottingham Panthers
- 2002-2003: Sheffield Steelers
- 2001-2002: Ayr Scottish Eagles
- 2000-2001: Sheffield Steelers
- 1999-2000: Sheffield Steelers
- 1998-1999: Sheffield Steelers
- 1997-1998: Ayr Scottish Eagles
Eihl challenge cup finalists are now known
The Eihl Challenge Cup final will be between the Cardiff Devils and seven times winners - four in a row - Nottingham Panthers.
Cardiff progressed courtesy of a two leg victory over Belfast Giants and Nottingham did the same by defeating Sheffield Steelers.
The final will be a showpiece event at the Sheffield Arena on March 6th.
Short EIHL summary
The Elite League in the UK has been running for two weeks now but a mixture of regular league games and Challenge Cup games does not give a very clear indication of early pacesetters. However, making the early running in the EIHL are Belfast Giants even though they have only played once. The picture with the Challenge Cup is much clearer. In one conference Braehead are out in front with a 100% record whilst in the Erhardt conference Sheffield Steelers last evening trounced leaders Cardiff Devils to take second place.(14 Sep 2015)