When does the World Cup of Hockey start? All the details
The World Cup of Hockey is an intercontinental ice hockey tournament held in Canada every 3-5 years since 1996. The tournament is a successor to the Canada cup, the first-ever international ice hockey tournament involving national teams. We go into detail about the World Cup of Hockey and all the details about when the next edition will start.
The tournament is popular among nations in the Northern hemisphere which are traditionally better at the sport due to the winter conditions in those regions. It is organized by Canada's governing body, National Hockey League (NHL), in conjunction with the league's player association (NHLPA). It occurs before the NHL's preseason.
Where is the World Cup of Hockey held?
The venues for the tournament varied depending on the host country. The 1996 tournament was held in various cities across the United States and Canada. The 2004 and 2016 tournaments were held primarily in Toronto, Canada, with the final games taking place at the Scotiabank Arena.
What are the brackets for the World Cup of Hockey?
There are two groups of four teams each. The teams are divided into groups and play a round-robin style tournament within their groups. The top two from each group advance to the semifinals, with the winners of those games moving on to the final.
When did the last World Cup of Hockey happen?
The last tournament was held in 2016. It was the third and most recent edition of the tournament, and it was held in Toronto, Canada; all games took place at the Scotiabank Arena. The tournament was contested by eight teams, Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Europe, Team Finland, Team North America, Team Russia, Team Sweden and Team USA. All the participants had their kits sponsored by Adidas.
Who are the defending champions of the World Cup of Hockey?
The four semi-finalists were Team Russia, Team Canada, Team USA and Team Europe. Team Canada and Team Europe proceeded to the final. Team Canada won the tournament by defeating Team Europe 2-1 in the final.
When does the next World Cup of Hockey start?
The next tournament is likely to happen in 2025. There were plans to hold it in 2021 and 2024, but they were put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, respectively.
Where can you stream the World Cup of Hockey?
Previous versions of the tournament have been streamed on ESPN 3.
The World Cup of Hockey is the most historically significant tournament on ice globally. The next edition, according to reports, is likely to take place in 2025. This article will be updated as information surfaces, especially about the schedule of when the World Cup of Hockey starts and all the details involving the tournament.
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