Czech Hockey Games

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Czech Hockey Games
Genresporting event
CountryCzech Republic
Inaugurated1994 (1994)
Most recent2013 (2013)

The Czech Hockey Games', also sponsored as Carlson Hockey Games, is an annual ice hockey event held in Czech Republic. It is part of the Euro Hockey Tour. It was previously sponsored as the Pragobanka Cup, the Kajotbet Hockey Games and the Česká Pojišťovna Cup


The tournament started in 1994 as the Pragobanka Cup. In 1998, it became sponsored by Česká pojišťovna. In 2012, the tournament name was changed for two seasons when Kajotbet took over the sponsoring. In 2017, it became the Carlson Hockey Games.[1][2] In the 1997–98 season, the tournament joined the Euro Hockey Tour and the Slovak national team was replaced with the Finnish national team.

From its start in 1994 until 2009, the tournament was always played between August and September. Since 2009, it has typically been played in April every year, with exceptions for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics years, when the tournament is instead played in the August or September before the Olympics. The tournament was not moved prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Prior to 2003, the tournament was played in Zlín at AC ZPS Zlín's home arena. It then moved to the Duhová Aréna in Pardubice, and then to the Tipsport Arena in Liberec, northern Bohemia, in 2005.


Final standings in each event are determined in a round-robin tournament. If teams are tied in points, the standing is determined by the result of the game between the tied teams.

Year Winner Runner-up 3rd place
1994  Czech Republic  Russia  Sweden
1995  Czech Republic  Sweden  Slovakia
1996[a]  Finland  Sweden  Czech Republic
Part of the Euro Hockey Tour
1997  Czech Republic  Finland  Russia
1998  Sweden  Finland  Czech Republic
1999  Czech Republic  Finland  Sweden
2000  Finland  Sweden  Czech Republic
2001  Finland  Russia  Sweden
2002  Russia  Czech Republic  Sweden
2003  Finland  Sweden  Russia
2004 No tournament held due to the World Cup of Hockey
2005  Sweden  Russia  Czech Republic
2006  Russia  Finland  Sweden
2007 No tournament held
2008  Russia  Czech Republic  Finland
2009 (April)  Russia  Czech Republic  Finland
2009 (September)  Czech Republic  Russia  Finland
2011  Czech Republic  Russia  Finland
2012  Finland  Czech Republic  Russia
2013 (April)  Sweden  Russia  Czech Republic
2013 (August)  Finland  Russia  Sweden
2014–2016 No tournament held
2017  Czech Republic  Finland  Russia
2018  Czech Republic  Finland  Sweden
  1. ^ Only Czech Republic, Sweden and Finland participated.

Medal table[edit]

Pos Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Czech Republic 8 4 5 17
2  Finland 6 6 4 16
3  Russia 4 7 4 15
4  Sweden 3 4 7 14
5  Slovakia 0 0 1 1


  1. ^ "Carlson Hockey Games starts". 27 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Carlson Hockey Games 2019". Retrieved 9 January 2019.