Channel One Cup (ice hockey)

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Channel One Cup
First Channel Cup 2010 (ice hockey).JPG
The Channel One Cup trophy in 2010
Status active
Genre sporting event
Date(s) December
Frequency annual
Location(s) Moscow
Country Russia
Inaugurated 1967 (1967)

The Channel One Cup (Russian: Кубок Первого канала, formerly Izvestia Trophy) is an annual ice hockey event held in Russia under the auspices of 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 first edition of the tournament was held in 1967, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the so-called Great October Socialist Revolution. It was the only time when the tournament was held in different cities at one time, namely in Moscow, Leningrad and Voskresensk. Six teams participated back then; two USSR teams, two ČSSR teams, as well as Canada and Poland. Sweden and Germany declined the invitation.[1]

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

The name of the tournament has changed several times during its entire history:

  • International Moscow Tournament (1967–1968)[1][2]
  • Izvestia Trophy (1969–1996)
  • Baltica Brewery Cup (1997–2002)
  • Moscow International Tournament (2003)
  • Rosno Cup (2004–2005)
  • Channel One Cup (2006–)

Cup winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up 3rd place
1967  Soviet Union A  Soviet Union B  Czechoslovakia B
1968  Soviet Union A  Soviet Union B  Finland
1969  Soviet Union  Canada  Czechoslovakia
1970  Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union  Sweden
1971  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Finland
1972  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Sweden
1973  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Finland
1974  Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union  Sweden
1975  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Sweden
1976  Soviet Union  Sweden  Czechoslovakia
1977  Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union  Sweden
1978  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Canada
1979  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Finland
1980  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Finland
1981  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Finland
1982  Soviet Union  Finland  Czechoslovakia
1983  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Sweden
1984  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Finland
1985  Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union  Sweden
1986  Soviet Union  Canada  Sweden
1987  Canada  Soviet Union  Sweden
1988  Soviet Union  Sweden  Czechoslovakia
1989  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Finland
1990  Soviet Union  Sweden  Czechoslovakia
1991 No tournament held due to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
1992  Russia II  Czechoslovakia  Russia I
1993  Russia I  Russia II  Sweden
1994  Russia  Czech Republic  Finland
1995  Russia  Czech Republic  Sweden
1996  Sweden  Russia  Finland
1997  Czech Republic  Russia  Sweden
1998  Sweden  Czech Republic  Finland
1999  Russia  Czech Republic  Finland
2000  Russia  Czech Republic  Finland
2001  Czech Republic  Russia  Sweden
2002  Czech Republic  Finland  Russia
2003  Finland  Czech Republic  Russia
2004  Russia  Czech Republic  Finland
2005  Russia  Finland  Sweden
2006  Russia  Finland  Sweden
2007  Russia  Finland  Czech Republic
2008  Russia  Finland  Czech Republic
2009  Finland  Russia  Czech Republic
2010  Russia  Czech Republic  Sweden
2011  Sweden  Czech Republic  Russia
2012  Russia  Sweden  Finland
2013  Czech Republic  Finland  Russia
2014  Russia  Finland  Sweden
2015  Czech Republic  Sweden  Finland
2016  Sweden  Russia  Finland

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.

Medal count[edit]

Pos Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union /  Russia 30 10 4 44
2  Czechoslovakia /  Czech Republic 9 21 8 38
3  Sweden 4 5 16 25
4  Finland 2 7 17 26
5  Soviet Union B /  Russia II 1 3 0 4
6  Canada 1 2 1 4
7  Russia I 1 0 1 2
8  Czechoslovakia B 0 0 1 1

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