Baltic Handball legue
Time definitely does not stand still, everyone knows that. But one year after 2016/17 season's Final Four the Baltic Handball League experiences a "déjà vu" – the same four teams will meet again in Põlva to determine the medallists and champion of 2017/18 BHL season.
BHL's defending champion Cocks Riihimäki is waiting. The Finnish club already qualified to this season's Final Four and is now looking towards the second quarter-final weekend to see who will be the other three participants. ZRHK Tenax Dobele will host SKA Minsk and ZTR Zaporozhye meets Dragunas Klaipeda – both pairs play twice, while Serviti Põlva has a nine-goal advantage from the first leg over HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper.
Quarter-finals of the 2017/18 season started and we already have our first Final Four participant. No surprise, it is the winner of last two editions of BHL, Cocks Riihimäki. The only other quarter-final during the weekend saw Serviti Põlva taking a 9-goal advantage into the second leg over HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper.
Twelve games is all that is left to play in this season's Baltic Handball League, as the quarter-finals start this weekend. We will also find out the first Final Four participant by Sunday afternoon, as Cocks Riihimäki and Granitas-Karys Kaunas will play the two quarter-final matches over one weekend in Finland. All-Estonian quarter-final starts on Sunday as well with HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper hosting Serviti Põlva.
Regular season has finished! Baltic Handball League's 2017/18 season is entering the finishing straight – eight quarter-finalists will now battle for the places in the Final Four. Last of the eight only became clear in the final day of the regular season and it is former multiple BHL winner HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper, who left it so late, but managed to squeeze into quarter-finals.
There is still two games to play in the regular season of the the 2017/18 Baltic Handball League and one quarter-final place up for grabs, but seven quarter-finalists are now clear. Cocks Riihimäki and Serviti Põlva are the two teams that go into the play-off stage of BHL as top-ranked teams, having won their respective groups.
|3||ZRHK Tenax Dobele||10||5||0||5||289:286||3||10|
|4||HC Kehra/Horizon Pulp&Paper||10||3||1||6||268:287||-19||7|
|5||VHC Šviesa Vilnius||10||3||1||6||255:290||-35||7|