Sweden Hockey Games
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Sweden-Russia during the 2012 tournament
The Sweden Hockey Games (SHG) is an annual ice hockey tournament held in Sweden and part of the Euro Hockey Tour. It was cancelled after the 2013–2014 season. However, on 19 January 2016, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced the tournament to be restarted for the 2016–2017 season. The tournament was also known as the LG Hockey Games between 2006 and 2011, and the Oddset Hockey Games between 2012 and 2014, while under sponsorship naming rights.
The tournament first operated under a sponsored name in 2006 when LG Electronics changed the name to the LG Hockey Games. In 2012, LG dropped out of their sponsoring and Svenska Spel's gambling game Oddset took over, changing the tournament's name to the Oddset Hockey Games. The Oddset sponsorship ended when the tournament was cancelled following the 2014 Oddset Hockey Games.
The event is mainly held in the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, although a few games may exclusively be hosted in other countries. The winner of the tournament receives the Globen Cup, leading to the tournament sometimes being called the Sweden Globen Cup. Typically, only the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, and Sweden are invited to the tournament, but from the 1991–92 season through the 2002–03 season Canada also participated.
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.
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- "Sweden Hockey Games tillbaka" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- Feltenmark, Anders (12 December 2011). "Nytt namn: Oddset Hockey Games". swehockey.se (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2011.