Czech Hockey Games
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|Czech Hockey Games|
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. 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.
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.
|Part of the Euro Hockey Tour|
|2004||No tournament held due to the World Cup of Hockey|
|2007||No tournament held|
|2009 (April)||Russia||Czech Republic||Finland|
|2009 (September)||Czech Republic||Russia||Finland|
|2013 (April)||Sweden||Russia||Czech Republic|
|2014–2016||No tournament held|
- Only Czech Republic, Sweden and Finland participated.