Karjala Tournament

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Karjala Tournament, also known as Karjala Cup, is an annual ice hockey event held in Finland. The name comes from the sponsoring beer brand Karjala ("Karelia").

History[edit]

The tournament started in 1992 as the Sauna Cup and has been part of the Euro Hockey Tour (EHT) in which Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden participate since 1996. It is usually held in the first year of each EHT season, with the exception of 2002 when two Karjala Tournaments were held in the same year but were both part of different EHT seasons.

Karjala Tournament winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up 3rd place
19921  Russia  Czechoslovakia  United States
1995  Sweden  Finland  France
1996  Finland  Sweden  Russia
1997  Sweden  Czech Republic  Russia
1998  Finland  Russia  Czech Republic
1999  Finland  Russia  Czech Republic
2000  Finland  Sweden  Russia
2002 (April)2  Finland  Russia  Sweden
2002 (November)3  Finland  Czech Republic  Sweden
2003  Finland  Czech Republic  Russia
2004  Finland  Sweden  Czech Republic
2005  Finland  Sweden  Russia
2006  Russia  Czech Republic  Sweden
2007  Russia  Sweden  Czech Republic
2008  Russia  Czech Republic  Sweden
2009  Russia  Finland  Sweden
2010  Finland  Russia  Sweden
2011  Russia  Finland  Czech Republic
2012  Czech Republic  Finland  Russia
2013  Finland  Russia  Sweden
1 Known as Sauna Cup.
2 Part of Euro Hockey Tour season 2001-02
3 Part of Euro Hockey Tour season 2002-03

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.

Statistics[edit]

Medal count[edit]

Team Gold Silver Bronze Medals
 Finland 11
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4
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0
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15
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 Russia 6
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5
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6
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17
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 Sweden 2
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5
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7
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14
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 Czech Republic 1
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6
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5
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12
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 France 0
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0
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1
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1
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 United States 0
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0
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1
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1
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