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2016 World Cup of Hockey

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey (abbreviated WCH2016) was an international ice hockey tournament.[1] It was the third installment of the National Hockey League (NHL)-sanctioned competition, 12 years after the second World Cup of Hockey in 2004. It was held from September 17 to September 29 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Canada won the championship, defeating Team Europe in the best-of-three final.

2016 World Cup of Hockey
Coupe du monde de hockey 2016
World Cup of Hockey 2016 logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesSeptember 17–29, 2016
Teams8
Venue(s)Air Canada Centre
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored79 (4.94 per match)
Attendance265,482 (16,593 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Sidney Crosby (10 pts)
MVPCanada Sidney Crosby
2004
TBD →

TeamsEdit

The teams were officially announced on September 10, 2015 by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The teams are:[2]

National anthemsEdit

The national anthem for each team playing was played before the start of each game. However, there are two exceptions: no anthem was played for Team Europe because of the team's multiple national representatives, while both "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada" were played before games Team North America played.[3]

RostersEdit

Each team's roster was limited to twenty skaters (forwards and defencemen) and three goaltenders. All eight participating teams submitted their initial roster of sixteen players on March 2, 2016.

JerseysEdit

Each one of the national teams' players wore a customized jersey manufactured by Adidas.[4]

Jerseys

Group AEdit

Czech Republic Canada USA Team Europe
       

Group BEdit

Finland Russia Sweden Team North America
       

VenueEdit

In contrast to previous World Cups, all contests in the 2016 World Cup were held at the same site.

Air Canada Centre
Capacity: 18,819
 
  CanadaToronto

Pre-tournament venuesEdit

Pre-tournament venues

The following venues were used across North America and Europe in the pre-tournament schedule

Bell Centre
Capacity: 21,273
Canadian Tire Centre
Capacity: 18,694
Consol Energy Center
Capacity: 18,387
Hartwall Arena
Capacity: 13,349
Nationwide Arena
Capacity: 18,500
         
  CanadaMontreal   CanadaOttawa   United StatesPittsburgh   FinlandHelsinki   United StatesColumbus
O2 Arena
Capacity: 17,360
Scandinavium
Capacity: 12,044
Verizon Center
Capacity: 18,506
Vidéotron Centre
Capacity: 18,249
Yubileyny Sports Palace
Capacity: 7,012
         
  Czech RepublicPrague   SwedenGothenburg   United StatesWashington, D.C.   CanadaQuebec City   RussiaSaint Petersburg

Pre-tournament gamesEdit

All games are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00).[5]

Start date: September 8, 2016. Source: National Hockey League

September 8, 2016
12:30 PM
Czech Republic  3–4
(1–1, 0–2, 2–1)
  RussiaYubileyny Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 6,311
September 8, 2016
12:00 PM
Sweden  2–3 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1, 0–1)
  FinlandHartwall Arena, Helsinki
Attendance: 11,634
September 8, 2016
8:00 PM
North America4–0
(0–0, 3–0, 1–0)
EuropeVideotron Centre, Quebec City
Attendance: 18,005
September 9, 2016
7:00 PM
Canada  2–4
(0–2, 1–1, 1–1)
  United StatesNationwide Arena, Columbus
Attendance: 17,791
September 10, 2016
10:30 AM
Russia  1–2 SO
(0–0, 0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
  Czech RepublicO2 Arena, Prague
Attendance: 13,848
September 10, 2016
12:00 PM
Finland  3–6
(0–2, 2–1, 1–3)
  SwedenScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 12,044
September 10, 2016
7:00 PM
United States  2–5
(1–3, 1–1, 0–1)
  CanadaCanadian Tire Centre, Ottawa
Attendance: 18,687
September 11, 2016
6:00 PM
Europe4–7
(1–5, 2–0, 1–2)
North AmericaBell Centre, Montreal
Attendance: 17,243
September 13, 2016
7:00 PM
Finland  2–3
(0–1, 0–2, 2–0)
  United StatesVerizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 15,653
September 14, 2016
3:30 PM
Czech Republic  3–2
(1–0, 0–0, 2–2)
North AmericaCONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh
September 14, 2016
7:00 PM
Sweden  2–6
(0–1, 1–2, 1–3)
EuropeVerizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 13,523
September 14, 2016
7:30 PM
Canada  3–2 OT
(1–0, 0–0, 1–2, 1–0)
  RussiaCONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh
Attendance: 12,332

Group stageEdit

All games are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00).[5]

Group AEdit

Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 3 3 0 0 3 14 3 +11 6 Advance to knockout stage
2 Europe 3 2 1 0 2 7 6 +1 4
3   Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 1 6 12 −6 3
4   United States 3 0 3 0 0 5 11 −6 0
Source: National Hockey League
Rules for classification: If two teams tie, then the result of their game breaks the tie.
September 17, 2016
3:30 PM
Europe3–0
(1–0, 2–0, 0–0)
  United StatesAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 18,959
September 17, 2016
8:00 PM
Canada  6–0
(3–0, 2–0, 1–0)
  Czech RepublicAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 18,978
September 19, 2016
3:00 PM
Czech Republic  2–3 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT 0–1)
EuropeAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 8,574
September 20, 2016
8:00 PM
Canada  4–2
(3–1, 1–0, 0–1)
  United StatesAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,106
September 21, 2016
8:00 PM
Canada  4–1
(2–0, 1–1, 1–0)
EuropeAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 18,926
September 22, 2016
8:00 PM
Czech Republic  4–3
(1–1, 3–1, 0–1)
  United StatesAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 11,987

Group BEdit

Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 3 2 0 1 2 7 5 +2 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   Russia 3 2 1 0 2 8 5 +3 4
3 North America 3 2 1 0 2 11 8 +3 4
4   Finland 3 0 3 0 0 1 9 −8 0
Source: National Hockey League
Rules for classification: If two teams tie, then the result of their game breaks the tie.
September 18, 2016
3:00 PM
Russia  1–2
(0–0, 0–2, 1–0)
  SwedenAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 18,966
September 18, 2016
8:00 PM
Finland  1–4
(0–1, 0–3, 1–0)
North AmericaAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,029
September 19, 2016
8:00 PM
North America3–4
(1–0, 1–4, 1–0)
  RussiaAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,078
September 20, 2016
3:00 PM
Finland  0–2
(0–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  SwedenAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 11,604
September 21, 2016
3:00 PM
North America4–3 OT
(3–2, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT 1–0)
  SwedenAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,104
September 22, 2016
3:00 PM
Finland  0–3
(0–0, 0–2, 0–1)
  RussiaAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 12,098

Knockout stageEdit

All times are local, Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00).[5]

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal (best of three)
 
          
 
September 24
 
 
  Canada5
 
September 27 & 29
 
  Russia3
 
  Canada32
 
September 25
 
Europe11
 
  Sweden2
 
 
Europe3
 

Semi-finalsEdit

September 24, 2016
7:00 PM
Canada  5–3
(1–0, 1–2, 3–1)
  RussiaAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,021
September 25, 2016
1:00 PM
Sweden  2–3 (OT)
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT 0–1)
EuropeAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 12,595

FinalEdit

The final was played in a best-of-three format.

September 27, 2016
8:00 PM
Canada  3–1
(2–0, 0–1, 1–0)
EuropeAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 18,377
September 29, 2016
8:00 PM
Europe1–2
(1–0, 0–0, 0–2)
  CanadaAir Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 19,080

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 2016 World Cup of Hockey Winners 
 
Canada
2nd title

Final standingsEdit

1   Canada
2 Europe
3   Sweden
4   Russia
5 North America
6   Czech Republic
7   United States
8   Finland

Scoring leadersEdit

List depicts skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player Team GP G A Pts +/-
  Sidney Crosby   Canada 6 3 7 10 8
  Brad Marchand   Canada 6 5 3 8 5
  Patrice Bergeron   Canada 6 3 4 7 4
  Jonathan Toews   Canada 6 3 2 5 6
  Johnny Gaudreau North America 3 2 2 4 2
  Nicklas Bäckström   Sweden 4 2 2 4 3
  Matt Duchene   Canada 6 2 2 4 3
  Erik Karlsson   Sweden 4 1 3 4 2
  Logan Couture   Canada 6 1 3 4 3
  John Tavares   Canada 6 1 3 4 2
  Mats Zuccarello Europe 6 1 3 4 2

Source: WCH2016

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only goaltenders who played greater than or equal to one-third of the team's minutes are included.

Player Team GP W GA GAA SVS% SO MIP
  Carey Price   Canada 5 5 7 1.40 0.957 1 300
  Jaroslav Halák Europe 6 3 13 2.15 0.941 1 362
  Henrik Lundqvist   Sweden 3 1 7 2.25 0.940 1 187
  John Gibson North America 2 1 3 2.09 0.932 0 86
  Sergei Bobrovsky   Russia 4 2 10 2.53 0.930 1 237
  Petr Mrázek   Czech Republic 2 1 6 2.98 0.925 1 121
  Tuukka Rask   Finland 2 0 4 2.02 0.920 0 119

Source: WCH2016

BroadcastingEdit

In Canada, Rogers Communications held broadcast rights to the tournament; the tournament was aired by Sportsnet in English and TVA Sports in French. Similarly to its sub-licensing agreement for Hockey Night in Canada, the semi-finals and finals were simulcast by CBC Television.[6][7] Although it was initially reported that Rogers was allowed to match competing bids for the rights (such as by Bell Media and ESPN's TSN) per its holding of exclusive national media rights to the NHL in Canada, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman denied that there was such a rule, and that the bidding process was "competitive".[8]

In the United States, the tournament was broadcast by ESPN and ESPN Deportes in English and Spanish, respectively; NBC Sports, the national rightsholder of the NHL in the United States, passed on the tournament due to scheduling conflicts with various events being broadcast by its networks in that period of time.[8][9]

ESPN also broadcast the tournament for the Spanish-speaking Latin American countries, the Commonwealth Caribbean, the Pacific Rim and Brazil. In Russia, the tournament was broadcast by Channel One and Match TV. In Finland, the tournament was broadcast by Viasat Sport and Nelonen. In Sweden, Denmark and Norway, the tournament was broadcast by Viasat Sport. In the Czech Republic, the tournament and exhibition games were broadcast by public channel ČT Sport and in Slovakia by Markíza. In Germany, the tournament was broadcast by Sport 1. In Poland, the tournament was broadcast by public channel TVP Sport.[citation needed]

The broadcasts incorporated the use of technology by British firm Supponor to allow for the digital replacement of advertising on the rink boards on selected camera shots. These allowed a single advertiser at a time to brand the entire board, localization of advertising in different media markets, and other customized graphics to be substituted onto the boards. Advertisements are replaced when cameras shots are switched to minimize distractions.[10]

OfficialsEdit

The NHL selected seven of their referees and seven linesmen to officiate the tournament.[11]

Referees Linesmen
  19 – Gord Dwyer    75 – Derek Amell 
  27 – Eric Furlatt    76 – Michel Cormier 
  28 – Chris Lee    55 – Shane Heyer 
  4 – Wes McCauley    89 – Steve Miller 
  13 – Dan O'Halloran    93 – Brian Murphy 
  9 – Dan O'Rourke    95 – Jonny Murray 
  11 – Kelly Sutherland    65 – Pierre Racicot 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ World Cup of Hockey 2016 http://www.wch2016.com official website
  2. ^ "NHL, NHLPA, IIHF launch World Cup". iihf.com. International Ice Hockey Federation. September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "World Cup of Hockey Need-to-Know: Tournament rules - Sportsnet.ca".
  4. ^ "Jerseys unveiled for World Cup of Hockey". NHL.com. March 3, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "2016 World Cup of Hockey schedule announced". nhl.com. NHL Public Relations. September 9, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "Sportsnet announces World Cup of Hockey broadcast schedule". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "World Cup of Hockey: Watch semis and final on CBC Sports". CBC Sports. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Why NHL chose ESPN, Sportsnet for World Cup of Hockey". Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo! Canada Inc. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  9. ^ "Sportsnet acquires rights to World Cup of Hockey". Sportsnet.ca. Rogers Digital Media. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  10. ^ "NHL hopes to score with virtual advertisements on rink boards". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  11. ^ "Referees and Linesmen Announced for 2016 World Cup of Hockey". Scouting the Refs. Retrieved September 21, 2016.

External linksEdit