2016 World Cup of Hockey

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2016 World Cup of Hockey
Coupe du monde de hockey 2016
World Cup of Hockey 2016 logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesSeptember 17–29, 2016
Teams8
Venue(s)Air Canada Centre
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored79 (4.94 per match)
Attendance265,482 (16,593 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Sidney Crosby (10 pts)
MVPCanada Sidney Crosby
2004
TBD →

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey (abbreviated WCH2016) was an international ice hockey tournament.[1] It was the third installment of the National Hockey League (NHL)-sanctioned competition, 12 years after the second World Cup of Hockey in 2004. It was held from September 17 to September 29 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Canada won the championship, defeating Team Europe in the best-of-three final.

Teams[edit]

The teams were officially announced on September 10, 2015 by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The teams are:[2]

National anthems[edit]

The national anthem for each team playing was played before the start of each game. However, there are two exceptions: no anthem was played for Team Europe because of the team's multiple national representatives, while both "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada" were played before games Team North America played.[3]

Rosters[edit]

Each team's roster was limited to twenty skaters (forwards and defencemen) and three goaltenders. All eight participating teams submitted their initial roster of sixteen players on March 2, 2016.

Jerseys[edit]

Each one of the national teams' players wore a customized jersey manufactured by Adidas.[4]

Jerseys

Group A[edit]

Czech Republic Canada USA Team Europe
Czech Republic national team jerseys 2016 (WCH).png Canadian national team jerseys 2016 (WCH).png US national team jerseys 2016 (WCH).png Team Europe jerseys 2016 (WCH).png

Group B[edit]

Finland Russia Sweden Team North America
Finnish national team jerseys 2016 (WCH).png Russian national team jerseys 2016 (WCH).png Swedish national team jerseys 2016 (WCH).png Team North America U23 jerseys 2016 (WCH).png

Venue[edit]

In contrast to previous World Cups, all contests in the 2016 World Cup were held at the same site.

Air Canada Centre
Capacity: 18,819
Air Canada Centre and CN Tower from Bay St.jpg
 CanadaToronto

Pre-tournament venues[edit]

Pre-tournament venues

The following venues were used across North America and Europe in the pre-tournament schedule

Bell Centre
Capacity: 21,273
Canadian Tire Centre
Capacity: 18,694
Consol Energy Center
Capacity: 18,387
Hartwall Arena
Capacity: 13,349
Nationwide Arena
Capacity: 18,500
Centerbell.jpg Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa.jpg PensArena.jpg Hartwall areena, Helsinki.JPG Columbus-ohio-nationwide-arena.jpg
 CanadaMontreal  CanadaOttawa  United StatesPittsburgh  FinlandHelsinki  United StatesColumbus
O2 Arena
Capacity: 17,360
Scandinavium
Capacity: 12,044
Verizon Center
Capacity: 18,506
Vidéotron Centre
Capacity: 18,249
Yubileyny Sports Palace
Capacity: 7,012
O2 Arena, od Českomoravské.jpg Scandinavium at night.jpg Verizon Center wide.jpg CentreVideotron-StephaneGroleau-0800.jpg Yubileyniy in SPB.jpg
 Czech RepublicPrague  SwedenGothenburg  United StatesWashington, D.C.  CanadaQuebec City  RussiaSaint Petersburg

Pre-tournament games[edit]

All games are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00).[5]

Start date: September 8, 2016. Source: National Hockey League

September 8, 2016
12:30 PM
Czech Republic 3–4
(1–1, 0–2, 2–1)
 RussiaYubileyny Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 6,311
September 8, 2016
12:00 PM
Sweden 2–3 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1, 0–1)
 FinlandHartwall Arena, Helsinki
Attendance: 11,634
September 8, 2016
8:00 PM
North America4–0
(0–0, 3–0, 1–0)
EuropeVideotron Centre, Quebec City
Attendance: 18,005
September 9, 2016
7:00 PM
Canada 2–4
(0–2, 1–1, 1–1)
 United StatesNationwide Arena, Columbus
Attendance: 17,791
September 10, 2016
10:30 AM
Russia 1–2 SO
(0–0, 0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
 Czech RepublicO2 Arena, Prague
Attendance: 13,848
September 10, 2016
12:00 PM
Finland 3–6
(0–2, 2–1, 1–3)
 SwedenScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 12,044
September 10, 2016
7:00 PM
United States 2–5
(1–3, 1–1, 0–1)
 CanadaCanadian Tire Centre, Ottawa
Attendance: 18,687
September 11, 2016
6:00 PM
Europe4–7
(1–5, 2–0, 1–2)
North AmericaBell Centre, Montreal
Attendance: 17,243
September 13, 2016
7:00 PM
Finland 2–3
(0–1, 0–2, 2–0)
 United StatesVerizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 15,653
September 14, 2016
3:30 PM
Czech Republic 3–2
(1–0, 0–0, 2–2)
North AmericaCONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh
September 14, 2016
7:00 PM
Sweden 2–6
(0–1, 1–2, 1–3)
EuropeVerizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 13,523
September 14, 2016
7:30 PM
Canada 3–2 OT
(1–0, 0–0, 1–2, 1–0)
 RussiaCONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh
Attendance: 12,332

Group stage[edit]

All games are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00).[5]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 3 14 3 +11 6 Advance to knockout stage
2 Europe 3 2 1 0 2 7 6 +1 4
3  Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 1 6 12 −6 3
4  United States 3 0 3 0 0 5 11 −6 0
Source: National Hockey League
Rules for classification: If two teams tie, then the result of their game breaks the tie.
September 17, 2016
3:30 PM
Europe3–0
(1–0, 2–0, 0–0)
 United StatesAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 18,959
September 17, 2016
8:00 PM
Canada 6–0
(3–0, 2–0, 1–0)
 Czech RepublicAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 18,978
September 19, 2016
3:00 PM
Czech Republic 2–3 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT 0–1)
EuropeAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 8,574
September 20, 2016
8:00 PM
Canada 4–2
(3–1, 1–0, 0–1)
 United StatesAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,106
September 21, 2016
8:00 PM
Canada 4–1
(2–0, 1–1, 1–0)
EuropeAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 18,926
September 22, 2016
8:00 PM
Czech Republic 4–3
(1–1, 3–1, 0–1)
 United StatesAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 11,987

Group B[edit]

Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 3 2 0 1 2 7 5 +2 5 Advance to knockout stage
2  Russia 3 2 1 0 2 8 5 +3 4
3 North America 3 2 1 0 2 11 8 +3 4
4  Finland 3 0 3 0 0 1 9 −8 0
Source: National Hockey League
Rules for classification: If two teams tie, then the result of their game breaks the tie.
September 18, 2016
3:00 PM
Russia 1–2
(0–0, 0–2, 1–0)
 SwedenAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 18,966
September 18, 2016
8:00 PM
Finland 1–4
(0–1, 0–3, 1–0)
North AmericaAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,029
September 19, 2016
8:00 PM
North America3–4
(1–0, 1–4, 1–0)
 RussiaAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,078
September 20, 2016
3:00 PM
Finland 0–2
(0–0, 0–1, 0–1)
 SwedenAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 11,604
September 21, 2016
3:00 PM
North America4–3 OT
(3–2, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT 1–0)
 SwedenAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,104
September 22, 2016
3:00 PM
Finland 0–3
(0–0, 0–2, 0–1)
 RussiaAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 12,098

Knockout stage[edit]

All times are local, Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00).[5]

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal (best of three)
 
          
 
September 24
 
 
 Canada5
 
September 27 & 29
 
 Russia3
 
 Canada32
 
September 25
 
Europe11
 
 Sweden2
 
 
Europe3
 

Semi-finals[edit]

September 24, 2016
7:00 PM
Canada 5–3
(1–0, 1–2, 3–1)
 RussiaAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,021
September 25, 2016
1:00 PM
Sweden 2–3 (OT)
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT 0–1)
EuropeAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 12,595

Final[edit]

The final was played in a best-of-three format.

September 27, 2016
8:00 PM
Canada 3–1
(2–0, 0–1, 1–0)
EuropeAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 18,377
September 29, 2016
8:00 PM
Europe1–2
(1–0, 0–0, 0–2)
 CanadaAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,080

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 2016 World Cup of Hockey Winners 

Canada
2nd title

Final standings[edit]

1  Canada
2 Europe
3  Sweden
4  Russia
5 North America
6  Czech Republic
7  United States
8  Finland

Scoring leaders[edit]

List depicts skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player Team GP G A Pts +/-
Canada Sidney Crosby  Canada 6 3 7 10 8
Canada Brad Marchand  Canada 6 5 3 8 5
Canada Patrice Bergeron  Canada 6 3 4 7 4
Canada Jonathan Toews  Canada 6 3 2 5 6
United States Johnny Gaudreau North America 3 2 2 4 2
Sweden Nicklas Bäckström  Sweden 4 2 2 4 3
Canada Matt Duchene  Canada 6 2 2 4 3
Sweden Erik Karlsson  Sweden 4 1 3 4 2
Canada Logan Couture  Canada 6 1 3 4 3
Canada John Tavares  Canada 6 1 3 4 2
Norway Mats Zuccarello Europe 6 1 3 4 2

Source: WCH2016

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only goaltenders who played greater than or equal to one-third of the team's minutes are included.

Player Team GP W GA GAA SVS% SO MIP
Canada Carey Price  Canada 5 5 7 1.40 0.957 1 300
Slovakia Jaroslav Halák Europe 6 3 13 2.15 0.941 1 362
Sweden Henrik Lundqvist  Sweden 3 1 7 2.25 0.940 1 187
United States John Gibson North America 2 1 3 2.09 0.932 0 86
Russia Sergei Bobrovsky  Russia 4 2 10 2.53 0.930 1 237
Czech Republic Petr Mrázek  Czech Republic 2 1 6 2.98 0.925 1 121
Finland Tuukka Rask  Finland 2 0 4 2.02 0.920 0 119

Source: WCH2016

Broadcasting[edit]

In Canada, Rogers Communications held broadcast rights to the tournament; the tournament was aired by Sportsnet in English and TVA Sports in French. Similarly to its sub-licensing agreement for Hockey Night in Canada, the semi-finals and finals were simulcast by CBC Television.[6][7] Although it was initially reported that Rogers was allowed to match competing bids for the rights (such as by Bell Media and ESPN's TSN) per its holding of exclusive national media rights to the NHL in Canada, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman denied that there was such a rule, and that the bidding process was "competitive".[8]

In the United States, the tournament was broadcast by ESPN and ESPN Deportes in English and Spanish, respectively; NBC Sports, the national rightsholder of the NHL in the United States, passed on the tournament due to scheduling conflicts with various events being broadcast by its networks in that period of time.[8][9]

ESPN also broadcast the tournament for the Spanish-speaking Latin American countries, the Commonwealth Caribbean, the Pacific Rim and Brazil. In Russia, the tournament was broadcast by Channel One and Match TV. In Finland, the tournament was broadcast by Viasat Sport and Nelonen. In Sweden, Denmark and Norway, the tournament was broadcast by Viasat Sport. In the Czech Republic, the tournament and exhibition games were broadcast by public channel ČT Sport and in Slovakia by Markíza. In Germany, the tournament was broadcast by Sport 1. In Poland, the tournament was broadcast by public channel TVP Sport.[citation needed]

The broadcasts incorporated the use of technology by British firm Supponor to allow for the digital replacement of advertising on the rink boards on selected camera shots. These allowed a single advertiser at a time to brand the entire board, localization of advertising in different media markets, and other customized graphics to be substituted onto the boards. Advertisements are replaced when cameras shots are switched to minimize distractions.[10]

Officials[edit]

The NHL selected seven of their referees and seven linesmen to officiate the tournament.[11]

Referees Linesmen
Canada 19 – Gord Dwyer  Canada 75 – Derek Amell 
Canada 27 – Eric Furlatt  Canada 76 – Michel Cormier 
Canada 28 – Chris Lee  Canada 55 – Shane Heyer 
Canada 4 – Wes McCauley  Canada 89 – Steve Miller 
Canada 13 – Dan O'Halloran  United States 93 – Brian Murphy 
Canada 9 – Dan O'Rourke  Canada 95 – Jonny Murray 
Canada 11 – Kelly Sutherland  Canada 65 – Pierre Racicot 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Cup of Hockey 2016 http://www.wch2016.com official website
  2. ^ "NHL, NHLPA, IIHF launch World Cup". iihf.com. International Ice Hockey Federation. September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "World Cup of Hockey Need-to-Know: Tournament rules - Sportsnet.ca".
  4. ^ "Jerseys unveiled for World Cup of Hockey". NHL.com. March 3, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "2016 World Cup of Hockey schedule announced". nhl.com. NHL Public Relations. September 9, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "Sportsnet announces World Cup of Hockey broadcast schedule". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "World Cup of Hockey: Watch semis and final on CBC Sports". CBC Sports. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Why NHL chose ESPN, Sportsnet for World Cup of Hockey". Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo! Canada Inc. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  9. ^ "Sportsnet acquires rights to World Cup of Hockey". Sportsnet.ca. Rogers Digital Media. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  10. ^ "NHL hopes to score with virtual advertisements on rink boards". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  11. ^ "Referees and Linesmen Announced for 2016 World Cup of Hockey". Scouting the Refs. Retrieved September 21, 2016.

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