Euro Hockey Tour (EHT) is an annual ice hockey tournament only open to the national men's teams of the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden. The tournament took place for the first time in the 1996-97 season. Most teams use the competition as preparation for the World Championships or Olympics, allowing less experienced players to collect valuable ice time in their national colours.

Playing format[edit | edit source]

EHT consists of four tournaments: Karjala Tournament in Finland, Channel One Cup in Russia, Beijer Hockey Games in Sweden and Carlson Hockey Games in Czech Republic. After the four tournaments have finished, points from each tournament are summed up and winner of the EHT is that team, which have the most points in total.

In each tournament, five games are played in the host city, and one in another participating country. Every country has one home and one away game in those games. For example, in the 2007 edition of Karjala Tournament, the game between Sweden and Russia was played in Jönköping, Sweden rather than in Finland, who hosted the Karjala Cup.

Finals[edit | edit source]

Medal games were not played until the 2003–04 season. Before that, place order was determined by the tournament standings. The seasons 2003–04, 2004–05 and 2006–07 used a format where the first-placed and second-placed teams played a home-and-home two-game series for the EHT gold and silver medals, while the third-placed and fourth-placed teams played two games for the bronze. In 2005–06, the championship was determined by a single game played at the home of the first-place team. Since 2007–08, no EHT finals have been played.

The winner of the gold medal is considered to be the unofficial European Champion.

Participating teams[edit | edit source]

Only four European teams compete in EHT:

Euro Hockey Tour standings[edit | edit source]

Season Winner Runner-up 3rd place 4th place
2019-20
2018-19 Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
2017-18 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
2016-17 Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
2015-16 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Russia.png Russia
2014-15 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Russia.png Russia
2013-14 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
2012-13 Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
2011–12 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
2010–11 Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
2009–10 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
2008–09 Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
2007–08 Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
2006–07 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Finland.png Finland
2005–06 Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
2004–051 Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
2003–04 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Russia.png Russia
2002–03 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
2001–02 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
2000–01 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
1999–00 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
1998–99 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Russia.png Russia
1997–98 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Russia.png Russia
1996–972 Flag of Finland.png Finland Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
1 Czech tournament not played due to World Cup of Hockey.
2 Only points from Karjala Cup, Izvestija Cup and Swedish Hockey Games counted in the final standings due to that the Russian team did not participate in the Pragobanka Cup.

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Medal table[edit | edit source]

Country Gold Silver Bronze Medals
Flag of Finland.png Finland 9 7 6 22
Flag of Russia.png Russia 8 6 4 18
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 4 6 5 15
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 2 4 8 14

References[edit | edit source]

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