World Cup of Hockey

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The World Cup of Hockey is the successor to the Canada Cup ice hockey tournament.

It was first held in 1996, when the national team of the United States defeated Canada to win the championship. The other competitors were the national teams of the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, and Sweden. In the 2004 World Cup of Hockey tournament Canada won the championship, after it defeated Finland in the final match and the Czech Republic in the semifinals.

The World Cup of Hockey is not to be confused with the Ice Hockey World Championships, an annual tournament played since 1930. In particular, the World Cup of Hockey is organized by the National Hockey League and not the International Ice Hockey Federation, with its games played under NHL rules and not those of the IIHF.

Year Winner Runner-up Semi-finalists
WCH 1996 Team USA Team Canada Team Russia and Team Sweden
WCH 2004 Team Canada Missing image
Finland_flag_large.png


Team Finland
Team Czech Republic and Team USA

See also

External links

de:World Cup of Hockey fr:Coupe du monde de hockey fi:Jääkiekon maailmancup sv:World Cup i ishockey

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