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Euro Hockey Tour

A contest which first took place in the 1996-97 season between the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden based on the results between the teams in the Karjala Cup, Isvestija Cup and Sweden Hockey Games tournaments.  Canada also played in the Isvestija Cup and the Sweden Hockey Games but were not part of the Euro Hockey Tour. 
Euro Ice Hockey Challenge
A series of games between twelve middle-ranking European nations during the 2002-03 season. The countries were Austria, Belarus, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Slovenia and the Ukraine. Each country organised a four-nation tournament. Great Britain played in four tournaments - the First Series was in Nottingham, England; the Second Series was held in Szekesfehervar, hungary; the Third Series was held in Kiev, Ukraine; the Fourth Series was held in Villach, Austria.
GB's First Series : Hosted by the National Ice Centre and Ice Hockey UK 30th August - 1st September 2002. The national teams from Belarus, Great Britain, Hungary & Slovenia played in the tournament held at the National Ice Centre. Belarus won the tournament - GB finished fourth.  
GB's Second Series : The national teams from Great Britain, Hungary, Slovenia & the Ukraine played in this tournament. The Ukraine won the tournament - GB finished third.
GB's Third Series : The national teams from Belarus, Great Britain, Hungary & the Ukraine played in this tournament. Belarus won the tournament - GB finished fourth.  
GB's Fourth Series : The national teams from Austria, Great Britain, Italy & Slovenia played in this tournament. Austria won the tournament - GB finished fourth.  
Eurohockey [web site won our "Ice Hockey Link Site of the Year" in 1998.]
Created in 1996 and now based in Prague. A comprehensive web link site covering ice hockey across Europe.
Eurohockey.Net
See European Hockey.Net
EuroNews
A web site set up by Mike Ewer in July 1998. Now part of the European Hockey.Net site.
Europa Cup
See European Cup
European Championship
World and European Championship Programme Cover 1950 

First contested in Switzerland in 1910 as a tournament for European countries associated to the IIHF. The last time a European Champion was selected was 1991.
i.
1910 to 1927 : 1910 to 1927 : held annually as an independent competition except during World War I and the following two years.
ii.
1928 : 1928 : the European Championship was a combined event with the Olympics and the World Championships and the top European country in the tournament was selected as European Champion.
iii. 1929 :
held as an independent competition.
iv. 1930 and 1931 :
it was included in the World Championships with the top European country in the tournament being selected as European Champion.
v. 1932 :
it was held as an independent competition for the last time.
vi. 1933 to 1981 :
it was included in the World Championships or Olympics with the top European country in the tournament being selected as European Champion. No qualifying competitions between 1940 and 1946 because of World War II.  In 1980 there was no separate World Championship and no European Champion was selected in the Olympic tournament.  
vii. 1982 to 1991 :
it was included in the World Championships with the top European country, on basis of the results in the first round (excluding games with Canada and USA), being selected as European Champion. In 1984 and 1988 there were no separate World Championships because of the Olympics and therefore no European Champion.
European Championship Best Goalkeeper Award
At the end of each European Championship, a player was selected as the best goalie of the tournament.
European Championship (Junior)

First played in 1968. 
European Championship (Junior) Best Defenceman Award
At the end of each Junior European Championship, a player was selected as the best defenceman of the tournament.
European Championship (Junior) Best Forward Award
At the end of each Junior European Championship, a player was selected as the best forward of the tournament.
European Championship (Junior) Best Goalkeeper Award
At the end of each Junior European Championship, a player was selected as the best goalie of the tournament.
European Championship (Junior) Leading Points Scorer Award
At the end of each Junior European Championship, a player was selected as the leading points scorer of the tournament.
European Championship (Junior) Pool B
Junior national teams vie for promotion through this pool to European Championship (Junior). For participation details see Year by Year European Championships.
European Championship (Junior) Pool C

Junior national teams vie for promotion through this pool to European Championship (Junior) Pool B. For participation details see Year by Year European Championships.
European Championship (Junior) Pool D

Junior national teams vie for promotion through this pool to European Championship (Junior) Pool C. For participation details see Year by Year European Championships.
European Cup (also called the Europa Cup)
Established in 1965, last played in 1996. This competition did not run smoothly between the inaugural season and the late 1970s. During that time tournaments were rarely completed as planned by the IIHF, with teams from the USSR refusing to play some road games as scheduled. As a result, in some years there was no European Cup final and in other years there were two finals. 
European Hockey Arenas [web site]
Based in Switzerland, this site aims to list hockey arenas all over Europe. From the biggest like Bern or Cologne to the small rinks.
European Hockey Connections [web site]
A web site where hockey players from around the world can post their hockey credentials (for a small fee) in the hope of being signed by a team.
European Hockey League [web site]
Established in 1996 by the IIHF and commercial partner - CWL Telesport. Sponsored by Skoda Auto 1998-99. This club competition for teams from across Europe was first contested in 1996-97.
i. 1996-97 : Twenty teams played in five divisions. After home and away inter-division matches, the division winners plus the best three second-placed teams went into the home and away quarter-finals.  The semi-finals and final were one off matches.
ii. 1997-98 : Twenty-four teams in six divisions with the division winners plus the best two second-placed teams progressing to the home and away quarter-finals.  The semi-finals and final were one off matches.
iii. 1998-99 : Twenty-four teams in six divisions with the top two in each division going into six home and away playoff matches.  The winners of these six playoffs go into the semi-final round.  The semi-finals being played in two leagues with the winners playing a home and away final.

iv. 1999-2000 : Sixteen teams in four divisions with the top two clubs of each of the divisions advancing to the semi-final round played as home and away games. The four winners of the semi-finals qualify for the EHL Top Four Final played over the  weekend of 5-6 February 2000.
v. 2000-2001 : Following consultation with its commercial partner, now CWL Holding AG, the IIHF decided to suspend the running of the European Hockey League for the 2000-01 season. Despite financial investment and the improved quality of the contest, attention from the media, spectators and TV networks in Europe was not be regarded as satisfactory. In order to optimise exposure of the league in Europe, starting from the 2001-02 season, the IIHF decided to consult with European broadcasters. An international club competition, in the tradition of the previous European Cup, was staged by the IIHF for the 2000-01 season.
vi. The European Hockey League did not restart.
European Hockey Player Server
A web site set up by Balz Meierhans in 1997. Now part of the European Hockey.Net site.
European Hockey Tour
See Euro Hockey Tour
European Hockey.Net [web site won our "Ice Hockey Statistics Site of the Year" in 2000.]
Logo  Balz Meierhans, Mike Ewer and Carl Johnstone
A web site operated by Balz Meierhans, Mike Ewer and Carl Johnstone. Created in 1998 by a merger of the European Hockey Player Server and EuroNews. The European Hockey.Net provides information on hockey in Europe but does not include information on European players in the NHL or other North American leagues.
European Ice Hockey News
European Ice Hockey News magazine cover Feb/March 1998
First published 1996 by the European Ice Hockey News Ltd based in Sheffield, England. Edited by Albert Winter. A monthly ice hockey magazine throughout the season in Europe, covering hockey news, results and leagues. The magazine ceased publication in the November of the 1998-99 season.
European League
Established in 1994 by the IIHF. Contested by teams from Austria, Denmark, France, Holland, Italy and Slovenia in the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons. In the first season there were four divisions called the Adriatic League, the Alpine League, the Atlantic League and the Danube League - with a top four final series. In the second season there were also four divisions - the Atlantic League, the Alpine League Pool A, the Alpine League Pool B and the Alpine League Pool C. After the round robin stage there was a play off between the the top teams in the three Alpine pools - resulting in an Alpine champion. The European League championship was contested between the Alpine champion and the winner of the Atlantic League.
European Stadium Guide
See European Hockey Arenas
EuroReport
See Pro Hockey EuroReport
Eurosport
Satellite/cable TV channel that, together with other sports, broadcasts ice hockey across Europe. Mainly covers World Championship events - using different teams of commentators for the different language areas of the continent.

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