The Hungarian and Slovak Ice Hockey Federations in cooperation brought to life in 2017 the Visegrad Cup, which started competition in August of that year. Our goal for the cup was to go in a new direction where the level of competition would be high and that the teams from both countries could take a step forward and to help each other to become better. This will be the third season of the competition. In the ﬁrst season the Hungarian club DVTK Jegesmedvék made it to the ﬁnals with MAC Budapest playing in the semi-ﬁnals. The two teams thus earned a spot to play in the Slovak Extraliga the following season. In the second year of the Visegrad Cup new Hungarian teams had a chance to enter the competition, two of whom will be back for the third year as well.
Aﬅer two years the hard work and energy that has been spent on this cup series is paying oﬀ as a noteworthy international cup series will be entering its third season, teams from the Czech Republic and Poland will also be competing for the trophy. For the 2019-2020 season the two most well known clubs will be representing the ERSTE Liga, UTE and winning their ﬁrst league title in 22 years, Ferencváros. Slovakia it will be HK Nitra who made it to the ﬁnals the previous year and HC Detva, with HC Torax Poruba coming from the Czech Republic. Poland will be sending their top three teams from last season in Jastrzębie, Nowy Targ and Katowice.