First round, October 31 to November 2, 2008:
Group A: Slavia Prague (CZE, host), Terme Maribor (SLO), FTC Budapest (HUN), Polis Akademisi Ankara (TUR). (played October 24-26)
Group B: ESC Planegg-Würmtal (GER), Agordo Hockey (ITA, host), Sabres/Flyers United Vienna (AUT), KHL Gric (CRO).
Group C: Laima Riga (LAT, host), Vålerenga Oslo (NOR), Herlev Hornets (DEN), Slough Phantoms (GBR).
Group D: SKIF Nizhny Novgorod (RUS, host), Cergy Pontoise (FRA), SC Miercurea Ciuc (ROU). Slovan Bratislava (SVK) withdrew.
Second round, December 5 to 7, 2008:
Group E: Aisulu Almaty (KAZ), Espoo Blues (FIN), Slavia Prague (CZE, Q, host), Herlev Hornets (DEN, Q).
Group F: Segeltorps IF (SWE, host), DHC Langenthal (SUI), ESC Planegg-Würmtal (GER, Q), SKIF Nizhny Novgorod (RUS, Q).
Final tournament, January 30 to February 1, 2009:
Final: Espoo Blues (FIN), SKIF Nizhny Novgorod (RUS), Aisulu Almaty (KAZ), Segeltorps IF (SWE).
Venue: Lohja, Finland (Kisakallio Sport Institute).