Sweden Hockey Games

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The Beijer Hockey Games (BHG, formerly known as Sweden Hockey Games) is an annual ice hockey tournament held in Sweden and part of the Euro Hockey Tour. It was cancelled after the 2013–14 season. However, on 19 January 2016, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association announced the tournament to be restarted for the 2016–17 season.[1] The tournament was also known as the LG Hockey Games between 2006 and 2011, and the Oddset Hockey Games between 2012 and 2014, while under sponsorship naming rights.

Beijer Hockey Games
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Sweden-Russia during the 2012 tournament
Genresporting event
Date(s)February
Frequencyannual
Location(s)Stockholm
CountrySweden
Inaugurated1991 (1991)

HistoryEdit

The Beijer Hockey Games started in 1991. Since the 1996–97 season, the tournament is part of the Euro Hockey Tour, in which the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden participate.

The tournament first operated under a sponsored name in 2006 when LG Electronics changed the name to the LG Hockey Games. In 2012, LG dropped out of their sponsoring and Svenska Spel's gambling game Oddset took over, changing the tournament's name to the Oddset Hockey Games.[2] The Oddset sponsorship ended when the tournament was cancelled following the 2014 Oddset Hockey Games. In 2018 the company Beijer Byggmaterial, Sweden's largest wholly owned DIY store chain, claimed the sponsorship, changing the name to Beijer Hockey Games. In December 2020, the agreement was extended for another three years until 2023.

The event is mainly held in the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, although a few games may exclusively be hosted in other countries. The winner of the tournament receives the Globen Cup, leading to the tournament sometimes being called the Sweden Globen Cup. Typically, only the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, and Sweden are invited to the tournament, but from the 1991–92 season through the 2002–03 season Canada also participated.

In 2022, Switzerland replaced Russia due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[3]

ResultsEdit

Final standings in each event are determined in a round-robin tournament. If teams are tied in points, the standing is determined by the result of the game between the tied teams.

Year Winner Runner-up 3rd place 4th place 5th place
1991   Soviet Union   Sweden   Finland   Czechoslovakia
1992   Canada   CIS[a]   Czechoslovakia   Sweden
1993   Sweden   Czech Republic   Russia   Canada
1994   Czech Republic   Sweden   Canada   Russia
1995   Sweden   Russia   Czech Republic   Canada
1996   Sweden   Czech Republic   Russia   Canada
Part of the Euro Hockey Tour
1997   Finland   Sweden   Russia   Canada   Czech Republic
1998   Sweden   Czech Republic   Finland   Russia   Canada
1999   Finland   Sweden   Canada   Czech Republic   Russia
2000   Finland   Czech Republic   Canada   Russia   Sweden
2001 (February)   Sweden   Finland   Canada   Czech Republic   Russia
2001 (November)   Sweden   Czech Republic   Finland   Russia   Canada
2003   Russia   Sweden   Canada   Finland   Czech Republic
2004   Sweden   Czech Republic   Russia   Finland
2005   Sweden   Czech Republic   Russia   Finland
2006   Russia   Finland   Sweden   Czech Republic
2007   Sweden   Russia   Czech Republic   Finland
2008   Russia   Finland   Sweden   Czech Republic
2009   Sweden   Russia   Finland   Czech Republic
2010   Finland   Czech Republic   Russia   Sweden
2011   Sweden   Russia   Finland   Czech Republic
2012   Sweden   Czech Republic   Russia   Finland
2013   Finland   Czech Republic   Russia   Sweden
2014   Finland   Czech Republic   Sweden   Russia
2015–2016 No tournament held
2017   Russia   Czech Republic   Sweden   Finland
2018   Finland   Sweden   Russia   Czech Republic
2019   Czech Republic   Russia   Sweden   Finland
2020   Sweden   Czech Republic   Finland   Russia
2021   Russia   Sweden   Finland   Czech Republic
2022   Czech Republic   Sweden    Switzerland   Finland
  1. ^   CIS is a team of Commonwealth of Independent States from the former Soviet Union.

Medal tableEdit

Pos Team Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Sweden 13 7 5 25
2   Finland 7 3 7 17
3   Soviet Union
  CIS
  Russia
6 6 9 21
4   Czechoslovakia
  Czech Republic
2 13 3 18
5    Switzerland 0 0 1 1
  Canada 0 0 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sweden Hockey Games tillbaka" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  2. ^ Feltenmark, Anders (12 December 2011). "Nytt namn: Oddset Hockey Games". swehockey.se (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Schweizer Nati an den Beijer Hockey Games". SWI swissinfo.ch (in German). Retrieved 2022-05-07.

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