European Elite League Champions 2010-11

Yesterday, Eisbaren Berlin captured the DEL Championship, sweeping regular season champion Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg in the final.  The result was significant, not only because Berlin won the championship in the same year they won the first ever pre-season European Trophy tournament, but because it officially marked the end of the European club hockey season.  All that's left now are a couple of international tournaments, most significantly the IIHF World Championships in Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia.  I'll be doing recaps for the top leagues as part of my off-season coverage, but I figured I'd get a head start on this by simply offering up a list of the champions for the various leagues.  The plan is to give each team a full feature as well (playoff champions only).

European Elite Club Champions 2010-11
League Regular Season Champions Playoff Champions
KHL Avangard Omsk Ru_medium Salavat Yulaev Ufa Ru_medium
Elitserien HV71 (Jonkoping) Se_medium Farjestad BK Se_medium
SM-Liiga JYP (Jyvaskyla) Fi_medium HIFK (Helsinki) Fi_medium
Tipsport Extraliga HC Ocelari Trinec Cz_medium HC Ocelari Trinec Cz_medium
NLA HC Davos Ch_medium HC Davos Ch_medium
DEL Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg De_medium Eisbaren Berlin De_medium
Slovnaft Extraliga HC Kosice Sk_medium HC Kosice Sk_medium
EBEL EC KAC (Klagenfurt) At_medium EC Red Bull Salzburg At_medium
IIHF Continental Cup - Junost Minsk By_medium
Spengler Cup - SKA St. Petersburg Ru_medium
European Trophy HV71 (Jonkoping) Se_medium Eisbaren Berlin De_medium

As you can see, three teams won their league's coveted 'double' this year, while Eisbaren Berlin pulled off a unique one (and so did HV71, although I'm not sure the European Trophy group stage really counts).  If there were a Champions Hockey League, in front of you you'd be seeing a majority of the participants for next year.  Instead, it's just a list of what were the best teams on the continent this season, and nothing more.  

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