In November, the federation submitted a proposal for the re-launch of the league, which was suspended following an initial successful season in 2008-09. The reason for the suspension was a lack of sponsors, due to the global economic crisis.
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place. Unfortunately, there is no Champions League for them to
advance to. Photo: Marian Ježowicz, hcocelari.cz.
Ultimately, the losers of this latest failure are the hockey fans of Europe, who are left without any top-level interleague competition.