With Luxembourg Tornado finishing 2nd in the league Group B and Remparts de Tours finishing 3rd in Group A, the two teams face each other this Saturday 24 February 2018 in Tours, starting at 2000, with the return game on Saturday 10 March in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg, at 1900.
The play off spring is about to start and it is time to take a look at the teams. Remparts de Tours played in a very tight group A where six teams ended the regular season with just 5 points separating them.
The two teams have played against each others in the play offs during the 2013-2014 season. Tours won their home game 9 - 3 and Tornado won their home game 7 - 5; the final result was 14 - 10 for Tours and they went to the second round. So this time Tornado are looking to take revenge.
From the statistics, the numbers are fairly equal. The biggest difference concerns penalties in the group stage Tours was the team which spent most time in the penalty box. Tornado instead was one of the least penalised teams.
There is also a tiny difference in individual stats Tornado's first line has scored big part of its goals when in Tours it is spread across various players.
Over the two legs, it is the overall result that matters, so the team who has scored more goals after two games goes through to the second round.
Venue: Kockelscheuer ice rink