Europe's hockey leaders to meet

Updated: March 16, 2012, 9:34 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- Ice hockey's governing body has invited European national federations, leagues and clubs to talks about reviving a continental competition and their relationship with the NHL.

The International Ice Hockey Federation says stakeholders will meet at a June 12-14 forum in Barcelona, Spain.

"The focus will be on finding a format for a competitively and commercially viable top European club competition," IIHF president Rene Fasel said.

Such a competition would follow the Champions Hockey League, which folded with financial problems after its debut 2008-09 season.

Fasel says "key points" will include cooperation with the NHL, the NHL players' union and Canadian junior hockey.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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