Sweden Hockey Games

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Sweden Hockey Games
Sverige - Ryssland 2012 bild 15.JPG
Sweden-Russia during the 2012 tournament
Genresporting event
Date(s)February
Frequencyannual
Location(s)Stockholm
CountrySweden
Inaugurated1991 (1991)

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.[1] 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.

History[edit]

The Sweden Hockey Games started in 1991. Since the 1996–97 season, the tournament is part of the Euro Hockey Tour, in which the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden participate.

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.[2] 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.

Results[edit]

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 4th place 5th place
1991  Soviet Union  Sweden  Finland  Czechoslovakia
1992  Canada  CIS[a]  Czechoslovakia  Sweden
1993  Sweden  Czech Republic  Russia  Canada
1994  Czech Republic  Sweden  Canada  Russia
1995  Sweden  Russia  Czech Republic  Canada
1996  Sweden  Czech Republic  Russia  Canada
Part of the Euro Hockey Tour
1997  Finland  Sweden  Russia  Canada  Czech Republic
1998  Sweden  Czech Republic  Finland  Russia  Canada
1999  Finland  Sweden  Canada  Czech Republic  Russia
2000  Finland  Czech Republic  Canada  Russia  Sweden
2001 (February)  Sweden  Finland  Canada  Czech Republic  Russia
2001 (November)  Sweden  Czech Republic  Finland  Russia  Canada
2003  Russia  Sweden  Canada  Finland  Czech Republic
2004  Sweden  Czech Republic  Russia  Finland
2005  Sweden  Czech Republic  Russia  Finland
2006  Russia  Finland  Sweden  Czech Republic
2007  Sweden  Russia  Czech Republic  Finland
2008  Russia  Finland  Sweden  Czech Republic
2009  Sweden  Russia  Finland  Czech Republic
2010  Finland  Czech Republic  Russia  Sweden
2011  Sweden  Russia  Finland  Czech Republic
2012  Sweden  Czech Republic  Russia  Finland
2013  Finland  Czech Republic  Russia  Sweden
2014  Finland  Czech Republic  Sweden  Russia
2015–2016 No tournament held
2017  Russia  Czech Republic  Sweden  Finland
2018  Finland  Sweden  Russia  Czech Republic
2019  Czech Republic  Russia  Sweden  Finland
  1. ^  CIS is a team of Commonwealth of Independent States from the former Soviet Union.

Medal table[edit]

Pos Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Sweden 12 6 5 23
2  Finland 7 3 5 15
3  Soviet Union
 CIS
 Russia
5 6 9 20
4  Czechoslovakia
 Czech Republic
2 12 3 17
5  Canada 1 0 5 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sweden Hockey Games tillbaka" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  2. ^ 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.