Channel One Cup (ice hockey)
Channel One Cup (formerly Izvestia Trophy) is an annual ice hockey event held in Russia under the auspices of the TV Channel One. It is an open tournament of teams representing various nations, composed of professionals playing in European professional hockey leagues.
The tournament started in 1967 in Moscow in the Soviet Union. The tournament is played in December every year, except for 1974 to 1975 when its matches were spread out during the season. In 1992, the tournament was played in Saint Petersburg and as of 2000 some of its matches have been played in other European countries of the participating teams. During the 1970s and 1980s, the cup was often commonly referred to as "The Little World Championships". Since 1996 it is part of the Euro Hockey Tour.
- Tournament name
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The name of the tournament has changed several times during its entire history:
- Channel One Cup (2006-)
- Rosno Cup (2004-2005)
- Moscow International Tournament (2003)
- Baltica Brewery Cup (1997-2002)
- Izvestia Trophy (1969-1996)
- International Tournament (1968)
- Tournament for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution (1967)
Winner, runner-up and third place is determined by total standing after a round-robin style of play. If teams are tied in points, the standing is determined by won games between the tied teams.
|1||Soviet Union / Russia||30||9||4||43|
|2||Czechoslovakia / Czech Republic||8||21||8||37|
|5||Soviet Union B / Russia II||1||3||0||4|
- David Schlegel. "History of Euro Hockey Tour and its tournaments" (in English). PRO-HOCKEY Cz, s.r.o. & eSports.cz, s.r.o. Retrieved September 7, 2006.