The 2022/23 ice hockey season will once again be celebrated with the Red Bulls Salute from 13.-14. August in Kitzbühel. The international invitational tournament with the hosts EC Red Bull Salzburg and Red Bull Munich is completed with the top teams EV Zug from Switzerland and Mountfield HK from the Czech Republic and promises ice hockey fans two exciting tournament days for the fourth time in a row in the Sportpark Kitzbühel.
For the fourth time in a row, the two tournament days in the most legendary sports town in the Alps open as an international invitation tournament and set a real highlight just before the start of the season. The field of players promises exciting games with a top cast and guarantees not only the fans the experience of great joy - in addition to two champions, a runner-up and a regular season winner are represented. The hosts EC Red Bull Salzburg and Red Bull Munich meet the EV Zug team from Switzerland and Mountfield HK from the Czech Republic.
The first semi-final game kicks off on Saturday, August 13 at 5:00 p.m. with the duel between Mountfield and Red Bull Munich. The traditional Swiss club successfully defended its championship title last season and thus recorded its third championship win. With Red Bull Munich they meet one of the most successful German ice hockey teams, which won the German ice hockey league PENNY DEL three times in a row from 2016 to 2018. At 8:30 p.m. the other two teams – EC Red Bull Salzburg and EV Zug – meet in the second semi-final, with two current champions facing each other. Firstly, the Tipsport Extraliga club based in Hradec Králove, which ended the season victorious for the first time in 2021/22. On the other hand, the EC Red Bull Salzburg,
The tournament starts on Saturday, August 13th at 5 p.m. with the duel between Munich and Mountfield. At 8:30 p.m. in the second semi-final, two current champions, Salzburg and Zug, meet. The winners of the two semi-finals then meet in the final on Sunday, August 14 at 7 p.m., before which the game for third place takes place at 3 p.m.
The "Red Bulls Salute" was held between 2005 and 2013 as an international invitation tournament for top European teams. From 2010 it served as the final tournament of the European Trophy, which was last held in Berlin in 2013. Then it went over to the newly founded Champions Hockey League.
In the summer of 2017, the tournament format returned and stopped off in Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the first time (2017 and 2018). In 2019, the traditional tournament took place for the first time in Austria - in Kitzbühel - where it will be held for the fourth time this year and will once again offer fans international top ice hockey on two tournament days.
- EV Zug is a traditional Swiss club that was founded in 1967 and last season won the National League championship for the third time. At the same time, the club successfully defended the title from the previous year and turned a 0:3 deficit against the ZSC Lions into a 4:3 victory in the best-of-seven final series. Head coach: Dan Tangnes (NOR).
- Mountfield HK, based in Hradec Králove (100km east of Prague), plays in the Czech top division Tipsport Extraliga and last season finished the regular season as winners for the first time, which means that the Czechs will play in the CHL for the fourth time in 2022/23 . In the quarter-finals, however, they lost early against BK Mladá Boleslav. Head Coach: Tomáš Martinec (CZE).
- RBMRed Bull Munich is one of the most successful German ice hockey teams and has won the German ice hockey league PENNY DEL three times in a row from 2016 to 2018. One of the greatest international successes of the Munich team is reaching the final of the CHL 2018/19. In the last DEL season, Red Bull Munich lost 3-1 (best of five) to Eisbären Berlin in the final series. Head Coach: Don Jackson (USA).
- RBSEC Red Bull Salzburg plays in the cross-border win2day ICE Hockey League and last season brought the championship trophy back to Salzburg after six years. Salzburg celebrated one of the best seasons in club history. Winners of the playoffs, they went straight through 12 games and became champions of the ICE Hockey League for the seventh time overall. Head Coach: Matt McIlvane (USA).
The respective winners will meet in the final on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. and fight for the trophy in front of enthusiastic spectators. Before that, at 3:00 p.m., the exchange of blows for third place will take place.
All details about the Red Bulls Salute 2022 schedule
:: Saturday 13 August 2022
| 5:00 p.m. Semi-final 1: Red Bull Munich vs. Mountfield HK
| 8:30 p.m. Semi-final 2: EC Red Bull Salzburg vs. EV Zug
:: Sunday 14 August 2022
| 3:00 p.m. Match for 3rd place
| 7:00 p.m. Finals
Tickets are only available as a single game booking for EUR 15.00 in the online ticket shop of the EC “Die Adler” Stadtwerke Kitzbühel.
You can find more information at redbulls.com/redbullssalute and all information about the Kitzbühel destination at kitzbuehel.com