Euro Hockey Challenge is an annual ice hockey tournament for 12 best teams of Europe. The tournament took place for the first time in 2011.

Format of the tournament[edit | edit source]

Teams are divided into three divisions:

  • Central Division
  • Nordic Division
  • Continental Division

In every division are 4 teams. They play twice each other (six games in total per team). After all games in every division, all statistics are summed up into one table of all divisions. The best team of this table is the Euro Hockey Challenge champion.

For the 2021 tournament, Austrian team is replaced by Belarus for the third week of the tournament due to same dates of the third week of this tournament and the World Championship Division IA.

Participants[edit | edit source]

Central Division Nordic Division Continental Division
Flag of Austria.png Austria/Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Flag of France.png France
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
Flag of Germany.png Germany Flag of Norway.png Norway Flag of Russia.png Russia
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland

Euro Hockey Challenge standings[edit | edit source]

Year Winner Runner-up 3rd place
2011 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
2012 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Flag of Finland.png Finland
2013 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Norway.png Norway
2014 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
2015 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Finland.png Finland
2016 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
2017 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
2018 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
2019 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
2020 canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Medal Table[edit | edit source]

Country Gold Silver Bronze Medals
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 4 1 3 8
Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 3 2 8
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 1 2 3 6
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 1 1 0 2
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 0 1 0 1
Flag of Russia.png Russia 0 1 0 1
Flag of Norway.png Norway 0 0 1 1
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