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Which team will win Baltic Handball League 2019?
Baltic Handball League
The final weekend of 2018 in Baltic Handball League offered some fascinating and surprising matches. Biggest winners of the weekend were SKA Minsk, ZTR Zaporozhye and HC Tallinn, claiming two wins each. The biggest shock was the end to Cocks Riihimäki's 41-game winning run – after going unbeaten for 3,5 years, the title-holder suffered two defeats in two days!
The last BHL weekend of the 2018 is ahead of us and most teams seem to approach it in a very good form. Almost all twelve teams had some positive results in domestic matches before this weekend, but two BHL clubs celebrated with a trophy, as HC Tallinn and Cocks Riihimäki claimed Estonian and Finnish Cup accordingly.
All but one of the twelve Baltic Handball League clubs were in domestic or international action last week. BHL-derbies were played in Lithuania and Estonia, while VHC Šviesa Vilnius reached the last 16 of the EHF Challenge Cup. BHL champion Cocks Riihimäki – who will return to BHL-action next week – is ending their impressive EHF Champions League run.
Last week was busy for BHL clubs in three Baltic States and Finland, while SKA Minsk and ZTR Zaporozhye enjoyed a week off after their tough travelling and playing schedule during last BHL weekend. BHL-derby took place in Lithuania, VHC Šviesa achieved a great EHF Challenge Cup win and ZRHK Tenax Dobele continues impressively in Latvian league.
Ten games over three days delivered some fascinating matches in Baltic Handball League. Eight teams collected at least one point with VHC Šviesa Vilnius and SKA Minsk the biggest winners of the weekend, taking two wins out of two. ZTR Zaporozhye also claimed four points, but lost their third game.
Baltic Handball League returns to action with ten games, which this time will be spread over three days. And this fact also brings a small historic element to this week's matches, as Ukrainian side ZTR Zaporozhye will play three games in three days, which they have never done before.
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