Baltic Handball legue
Quarter-final stage of the 2016/17 Baltic Handball League season will start in coming weekend and by Sunday we will already know one of the participants in this year's Final Four. Tenax Dobele and SKA Minsk will play both legs of the quarter-final tie in Latvia, while the all-Estonian quarter-final between HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper and Serviti Põlva will kick off on Sunday.
The group stage of the 2016/17 Baltic Handball League ended in an exciting battle, as the last quarter-finalist of the Group A was only decided in the very last game of the regular season! Dragunas Klaipeda had slipped past Viljandi HC after two wins this weekend, but the Estonian club held strong, beat Celtnieks Riga and clinched the last quarter-final spot.
It's the final regular season weekend of the 2016/17 Baltic Handball League! The final positions in the group stage and thus also the quarter-final pairings will be determined. In Group B everything is clear, but in Group A much can still happen, so it is a fitting finale for this season's group stage.
BHL title-holder Cocks Riihimäki finished group stage in style, winning last two matches in Lithuania and thus becoming the only team without a point lost this season. In fact, Cocks' last BHL defeat records back to 12th April 2015, when they were defeated in the BHL final by SKA Minsk – this makes it 22 wins in a row for the Finns!
Baltic Handball League's final round of the group stage will be split between two weekends due to the fact, that Cocks Riihimäki is playing in the EHF Cup. The BHL title-holder will travel to Lithuania this weekend to complete the group stage with two games against Granitas-Karys Kaunas and VHC Šviesa Vilnius.
The management of Baltic Handball League has agreed to make some changes to the final group stage matches in BHL. This is due to the fact, that the Finnish club Cocks Riihimäki is playing in the EHF Cup group stage at the same time, when the final BHL weekend was planned.
|3||HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper||10||6||0||4||281:280||1||12|
|5||VHC Šviesa Vilnius||8||1||0||7||206:250||-44||2|