2008 IIHF European Champions Cup

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2008 IIHF European Champions Cup
Tournament details
Host country Russia
DatesJanuary 10 - January 13
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svgRussia Metallurg Magnitogorsk (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svgCzech Republic HC Sparta Prague
Tournament statistics
Matches played7
Goals scored36 (5.14 per match)
Attendance25,580 (3,654 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Czech Republic Tomáš Netík (7 points)
MVPRussia Vitali Atyushov

The 2008 IIHF European Champions Cup was the fourth and the last edition of IIHF European Champions Cup. It was held in Saint Petersburg at the Ice Palace arena, from January 10 to January 13. The champions of 2007 of the six strongest hockey nations of Europe participate: Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS), Modo Hockey (SWE), HC Slovan Bratislava (SVK), Kärpät (FIN), HC Sparta Prague (CZE), HC Davos (SUI).

Metallurg won its first European Champions Cup, and third European club championship following European Hockey League titles in 1999 and 2000.

Group A[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Czech Republic HC Sparta Prague 2 2 0 0 0 11 7 +4 6
2. Finland Kärpät 2 1 0 0 1 9 6 +3 3
3. Switzerland HC Davos 2 0 0 0 2 5 12 -7 0

Results[edit]

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

January 10, 2008
15:00
Kärpät Finland3 – 5
( 0 - 2 , 1 - 2 , 2 - 1 )
Czech Republic HC Sparta PragueIce Palace
Attendance: 2,100
January 11, 2008
15:00
HC Sparta Prague Czech Republic6 – 4
( 1 - 2 , 3 - 1 , 2 - 1 )
Switzerland HC DavosIce Palace
Attendance: 1,326
January 12, 2008
15:00
HC Davos Switzerland1 – 6
( 0 - 1 , 1 - 3 , 0 - 2 )
Finland KärpätIce Palace
Attendance: 2,330

Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1. Russia Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 5
2. Slovakia HC Slovan Bratislava 2 1 0 1 0 5 3 +2 4
3. Sweden Modo Hockey 2 0 0 0 2 1 7 -6 0

Results[edit]

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

January 10, 2008
18:30
Metallurg Magnitogorsk Russia3 – 0
( 2 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 )
Sweden Modo HockeyIce Palace
Attendance: 4,910
January 11, 2008
18:30
Modo Hockey Sweden1 – 4
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 3 , 0 - 1 )
Slovakia HC Slovan BratislavaIce Palace
Attendance: 2,541
January 12, 2008
18:30
HC Slovan Bratislava Slovakia1 – 2 (GWS)
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 0 - 1 ,
0 - 0 , 0 - 1 )
Russia Metallurg MagnitogorskIce Palace
Attendance: 6,481

Gold medal game[edit]

Metallurg Magnitogorsk qualified for the final of the European Champions Cup thanks to a shootout win against Slovan Bratislava. The Slovaks were close to a surprise but the Russians could overcome the hard-working opponent at the end of the game. Metallurg played HC Sparta Prague in Sunday’s gold medal game.

January 13, 2008
18:30
HC Sparta Prague Czech Republic2 – 5
( 1 - 1 , 1 - 2 , 0 - 2 )
Russia Metallurg MagnitogorskIce Palace
Attendance: 9,732


2008 IIHF European Champions Cup Winners
Russia
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
First title

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