++ Transfer deadline for the Qualifying Tournament in Nuremberg:
Monday, September 4.
Any new player transferring with respect to this deadline must be registered with the new club latest at midnight on September 4. This transfer deadline refers only to the Sinupret Ice Tigers Nuremberg (GER), SC Bern (SUI) and HC Kosice (SVK).
++ First Champions Hockey League Group Stage transfer deadline:
Tuesday, September 30. The players that the 12 clubs register on this date are eligible to take part in the first three rounds of the Group Stage: October 8, 22 and 29.
++ Transfer Period, October 30 – November 3. During this five-day period, the clubs can register two (2) new players for the purpose of Champions Hockey League participation.
++ Final transfer deadline:
Monday, November 3. (Second part of the Group Stage starts on November 12). After November 3, no more changes can be made to the clubs’ Champions Hockey League rosters. The rosters that the clubs register with the IIHF as of this deadline are final for the remainder of the 2008-2009 Champions Hockey League season. The last game of the home-and-away final is on January 28.
NOTE: A player cannot compete for two Champions Hockey League teams in one season. There will be no nationality restrictions as far as player eligibility is concerned in the Champions Hockey League.