2008 IIHF European Champions Cup

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2008 IIHF European Champions Cup
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
DatesJanuary 10 - January 13
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Gold medal blank.svg Flag of Russia.svg Metallurg Magnitogorsk (1st title)
Runner-up  Silver medal blank.svg Flag of the Czech Republic.svg HC Sparta Prague
Tournament statistics
Matches played7
Goals scored36 (5.14 per match)
Attendance25,580 (3,654 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Netík (7 points)
MVP Flag of Russia.svg Vitali Atyushov

The 2008 IIHF European Champions Cup was the fourth and the last edition of IIHF European Champions Cup. It was held in Saint Petersburg at the Ice Palace arena, from January 10 to January 13. The champions of 2007 of the six strongest hockey nations of Europe participate: Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS), Modo Hockey (SWE), HC Slovan Bratislava (SVK), Kärpät (FIN), HC Sparta Prague (CZE), HC Davos (SUI).

Contents

Metallurg won its first European Champions Cup, and third European club championship following European Hockey League titles in 1999 and 2000.

Group A

Standings

Rk.TeamGPWOTWOTLLGFGADIFPTS
1. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg HC Sparta Prague 22000117+46
2. Flag of Finland.svg Kärpät 2100196+33
3. Flag of Switzerland.svg HC Davos 20002512-70

Results

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

January 10, 2008
15:00
Kärpät Flag of Finland.svg 3 – 5
( 0 - 2 , 1 - 2 , 2 - 1 )
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg HC Sparta Prague Ice Palace
Attendance: 2,100
January 11, 2008
15:00
HC Sparta Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 6 – 4
( 1 - 2 , 3 - 1 , 2 - 1 )
Flag of Switzerland.svg HC Davos Ice Palace
Attendance: 1,326
January 12, 2008
15:00
HC Davos Flag of Switzerland.svg 1 – 6
( 0 - 1 , 1 - 3 , 0 - 2 )
Flag of Finland.svg Kärpät Ice Palace
Attendance: 2,330

Group B

Standings

Rk.TeamGPWOTWOTLLGFGADIFPTS
1. Flag of Russia.svg Metallurg Magnitogorsk 2110051+45
2. Flag of Slovakia.svg HC Slovan Bratislava 2101053+24
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Modo Hockey 2000217-60

Results

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

January 10, 2008
18:30
Metallurg Magnitogorsk Flag of Russia.svg 3 – 0
( 2 - 0 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 )
Flag of Sweden.svg Modo Hockey Ice Palace
Attendance: 4,910
January 11, 2008
18:30
Modo Hockey Flag of Sweden.svg 1 – 4
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 3 , 0 - 1 )
Flag of Slovakia.svg HC Slovan Bratislava Ice Palace
Attendance: 2,541
January 12, 2008
18:30
HC Slovan Bratislava Flag of Slovakia.svg 1 – 2 (GWS)
( 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 0 - 1 ,
0 - 0 , 0 - 1 )
Flag of Russia.svg Metallurg Magnitogorsk Ice Palace
Attendance: 6,481

Gold medal game

Metallurg Magnitogorsk qualified for the final of the European Champions Cup thanks to a shootout win against Slovan Bratislava. The Slovaks were close to a surprise but the Russians could overcome the hard-working opponent at the end of the game. Metallurg played HC Sparta Prague in Sunday’s gold medal game.

January 13, 2008
18:30
HC Sparta Prague Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2 – 5
( 1 - 1 , 1 - 2 , 0 - 2 )
Flag of Russia.svg Metallurg Magnitogorsk Ice Palace
Attendance: 9,732


2008 IIHF European Champions Cup Winners
Flag of Russia.svg
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
First title

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