Euro Hockey Tour

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

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Playing formatEdit

Euro Hockey Tour consists of four tournaments:

Each team plays three games in each of the tournaments, giving a total of twelve games per team. After the four tournaments have finished, the teams are seeded according to their respective combined point total from all four tournaments.

In each tournament, five games are played in the host city, and one game in another participating country. 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 host the Karjala Cup. Every country is assigned one home game and one away game in those games.

Each team is given three points for a regulation-time win, two points for an overtime or shootout win, one point for a loss in overtime or shootout, and zero points for a loss in regulation time. In the four tournaments, if two or more teams end with the same number of points, they are seeded based on head-to-head results in games against the tied teams. In the EHT standings however, two or more teams tied in points are seeded based on the better goal difference.

Prize moneyEdit

The prize money for the winner of each tournament is 50,000 while the second seed gets €30,000, the third seed gets €25,000, and the fourth seed gets €15,000. The EHT season winner receives another €75,000, the team finishing second gets €30,000, and the team finishing third gets €15,000.[1]

Finals in previous yearsEdit

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.

Participating teamsEdit

Only four European teams compete in EHT:


Season Winner Runner-up 3rd place 4th place
1996–97[a]   Finland   Sweden   Russia   Czech Republic
1997–98   Czech Republic   Sweden   Finland   Russia
1998–99   Sweden   Finland   Czech Republic   Russia
1999–00   Finland   Czech Republic   Russia   Sweden
2000–01   Finland   Russia   Sweden   Czech Republic
2001–02   Finland   Russia   Sweden   Czech Republic
2002–03   Finland   Russia   Czech Republic   Sweden
2003–04   Finland   Sweden   Russia   Czech Republic
2004–05[b]   Russia   Sweden   Finland   Czech Republic
2005–06   Russia   Sweden   Finland   Czech Republic
2006–07   Sweden   Russia   Czech Republic   Finland
2007–08   Russia   Finland   Czech Republic   Sweden
2008–09   Russia   Finland   Sweden   Czech Republic
2009–10   Finland   Russia   Czech Republic   Sweden
2010–11   Russia   Sweden   Finland   Czech Republic
2011–12   Czech Republic   Finland   Russia   Sweden
2012–13   Russia   Czech Republic   Finland   Sweden
2013–14   Finland   Russia   Czech Republic   Sweden
2014–15   Sweden   Finland   Czech Republic   Russia
2015–16   Sweden   Finland   Czech Republic   Russia
2016–17   Russia   Czech Republic   Finland   Sweden
2017–18   Finland   Czech Republic   Russia   Sweden
2018–19   Russia   Finland   Sweden   Czech Republic
2019–20[c]   Czech Republic   Sweden   Finland   Russia
2020–21   Russia TBD TBD TBD
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Czech tournament not played due to 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
  3. ^ Carlson Hockey Games not played due to Coronavirus disease 2019.

Medal tableEdit

Country Gold Silver Bronze Medals
  Finland 9 7 7 23
  Russia 9 6 5 20
  Sweden 4 7 4 15
  Czech Republic 3 4 8 15


  1. ^ "Euro Hockey Tour prize money 2012–13" (PDF). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved 2013-06-08.[permanent dead link]

See alsoEdit