|2013 European Trophy|
|Duration||6 August – 22 December 2013|
|Number of teams||32|
|Top scorer|| Benoît Gratton |
(UPC Vienna Capitals)
|Red Bull Salute|
The 2013 European Trophy was the fourth and final season of the European Trophy, an annually held European ice hockey tournament. It was also the eighth tournament since its predecessor, the Nordic Trophy, was launched in 2006. The regulation round began on 6 August 2013 with the South Division game between Piráti Chomutov–Sparta Praha, and ended on 8 September 2013.The playoffs were played between 19–22 December 2013 in Berlin. The preliminary schedule for the regulation round was released on 15 April 2013.
JYP won the tournament, defeating Färjestad BK in the final 2–1. Like last year's tournament, the same 32 teams participated in the tournament, marking the first time since 2007 that the teams remained the same from last year. For the first time in tournament history, Eisbären Berlin hosted the playoffs, the Red Bulls Salute. It marked the first time that the playoffs were hosted in a single city, as well as the first time that the playoffs weren't hosted in Austria.
The 32 teams in the tournament were, partly based on geographical location, divided into four divisions: the West Division, the North Division, the South Division, and the East Division. Each division consisted of 8 teams who played a round-robin in their division, with an extra game against a local rival in their division, giving a total of 8 games per team. Each team was assigned four home games as well as four road games. The match-ups were nearly identical to last year, the only difference being that the home–away team assignings were switched for each game. Six teams qualified for the playoffs: Eisbären Berlin (as host), the winner of each division, and the best 2nd-placed team of all four divisions.
If at least two teams in the same division or at least two 2nd-placed teams ended up tied in points, the following tie-breaker format was used:
If a game was tied after regulation time (60 minutes), a 5-minute overtime period was played. During overtime, both teams substitute only 4 players on the ice at once (except for 3 when either of the teams has a penalized player). If no team scores during the overtime period, a shootout was played, starting with three penalty shots for both teams. If the shootout remains tied after the first three rounds, sudden death rounds were played until a winning team has been determined.
In the regulation round games, the teams get three points for a regulation-time victory, two points for an overtime/shootout win, one point for losing in overtime/shootout, and zero points for a regulation loss.
After the regulation round, the four division winners receive €25 000 each, the four second-placed teams €20 000, and the third, fourth and fifth team of each division receive €15 000, €10 000, and €5 000, respectively. Additionally, in the Red Bulls Salute, the winning team receives €50 000, while the team finishing second gets €10 000. In total, €360 000 was given out during the entire tournament.
|Division||Team||City||Home arena*||Capacity||Joined NT/ET|
|North||Oulun Kärpät||Oulu||Oulun Energia Areena||6,614||2006|
|Eisbären Berlin||Berlin||O2 World||14,200||2010|
|Red Bull Salzburg||Salzburg||Eisarena Salzburg||3,600||2010|
|Luleå HF||Luleå||Coop Norrbotten Arena||6,200||2011|
|Kometa Brno||Brno||Kajot Arena||7,200||2011|
|Mountfield HK||Hradec Králové||Zimní stadion||7,700||2013|
|HC Škoda Plzeň||Plzeň||ČEZ Aréna||8,420||2011|
|Hamburg Freezers||Hamburg||O2 World||12,947||2012|
|South||Linköpings HC||Linköping||Cloetta Center||8,500||2006|
|Sparta Praha||Prague||Tipsport Arena||13,150||2010|
|Piráti Chomutov||Chomutov||Multifunkční aréna Chomutov||5,250||2012|
|Slovan Bratislava||Bratislava||Slovnaft Arena||10,055||2011|
|UPC Vienna Capitals||Vienna||Albert Schultz Eishalle||7,000||2011|
|Bílí Tygři Liberec||Liberec||Tipsport Arena||7,500||2011|
|ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice||Pardubice||ČEZ Aréna||10,194||2011|
|Brynäs IF||Gävle||Läkerol Arena||8,585||2012|
|HC Fribourg-Gottéron||Fribourg||BCF Arena||6,900||2012|
|West||Färjestad BK||Karlstad||Löfbergs Lila Arena||8,647||2006|
|HIFK||Helsinki||Helsinki Ice Hall||8,200||2006|
|Adler Mannheim||Mannheim||SAP Arena||10,600||2010|
|ERC Ingolstadt||Ingolstadt||Saturn Arena||4,815||2012|
|EV Zug||Zug||Bossard Arena||7,015||2012|
|Team is qualified for the playoffs|
|Team is eliminated from the tournament|
Final standings.Eisbären Berlin qualified for the playoffs as the host team.
|Red Bull Salzburg||8||4||1||0||3||26||23||+3||14|
|HC Škoda Plzeň||8||3||1||2||2||17||17||0||13|
|Bílí Tygři Liberec||8||3||0||0||5||26||27||–1||9|
To determine the last playoff spot (along with playoff host Eisbären Berlin and the four group winners), a ranking between the group runners-up was made, and the best runner-up got a place in the playoffs.
Final standings of runners-up of divisions:
|Red Bull Salzburg||North||8||4||1||0||3||26||23||+3||14|
The playoffs, known as the Red Bulls Salute, took place in the Wellblechpalast and the O2 World, Berlin between 19–22 December 2013. It was played with two groups of three teams each. The teams played a round-robin in their group, for a total of three games, and the best-seeded team from each group qualified for the Final; all other teams were eliminated from the tournament. The groups were determined by a draw taking place in Berlin on 9 September 2013.The first game in each group took place in the Wellblechpalast; all other games, including the Final, were played in the O2 World.
The teams in the playoffs were:
|Team is qualified for the Final|
|Team is eliminated from the tournament|
|19 December 2013|
(1–1, 2–1, 2–0)
|Frölunda Indians|| Wellblechpalast, Berlin|
|F. Pettersson Wentzel||Goalies||L. Johansson||Referees:|
|26 min||Penalties||26 min|
|20 December 2013|
(0–0, 0–3, 0–1)
|Färjestad BK|| O2 World, Berlin|
|43 min||Penalties||18 min|
|21 December 2013|
(0–0, 4–2, 0–1)
|Frölunda Indians|| O2 World, Berlin|
|10 min||Penalties||4 min|
|19 December 2013|
(0–0, 0–3, 1–0)
|JYP|| Wellblechpalast, Berlin|
|12 min||Penalties||14 min|
|20 December 2013|
|Luleå HF||2–3 GWS |
(1–0, 0–1, 1–1, 0–0, 0–1)
|JYP|| O2 World, Berlin|
|10 min||Penalties||47 min|
|21 December 2013|
(0–0, 2–1, 2–1)
|Djurgårdens IF|| O2 World, Berlin|
|12 min||Penalties||35 min|
Time is local (UTC+1).
|22 December 2013|
|JYP|| O2 World, Berlin|
|Danny Taylor||Goalies||Tuomas Tarkki|
The following is the final standings of the playoffs. Note that due to the playoff groups, the standings for the teams that failed to qualify for the Final were determined by their records in the playoff groups.
List shows the top 10 skaters sorted by points, then goals.
|Marcus Sörensen||Djurgårdens IF||8||6||5||11||8||F|
|Yanick Lehoux||Adler Mannheim||8||3||8||11||6||F|
|Chad Kolarik||Linköpings HC||7||4||6||10||12||F|
|Michel Miklík||Slovan Bratislava||8||3||7||10||2||F|
|Niklas Olausson||Luleå HF||8||1||9||10||4||F|
|Milan Bartovič||Slovan Bratislava||8||8||1||9||2||F|
|Frank Mauer||Adler Mannheim||8||5||4||9||0||F|
|Manuel Latusa||Red Bull Salzburg||7||4||5||8||4||F|
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position
positions: F = Forward; D = Defenceman
List shows the top 10 goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes. If two goaltenders has the same save percentage the order is based on number shots against.
|Danny Taylor||Färjestad BK||240:00||121||3||0.75||97.52||1|
|Matěj Machovský||HC Škoda Plzeň||244:34||118||5||1.23||95.76||1|
|Marek Čiliak||Kometa Brno||183:43||90||4||1.31||95.56||0|
|Felix Brückmann||Adler Mannheim||250:59||144||8||1.91||94.44||0|
|Jonas Gunnarsson||HV 71||177:47||106||6||2.02||94.34||0|
|Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel||Färjestad BK||238:18||122||7||1.76||94.26||1|
|David Rautio||Luleå HF||185:00||87||5||1.62||94.25||1|
|Johan Mattsson||Djurgårdens IF||245:58||127||8||1.95||93.70||0|
|Pavel Kantor||Mountfield HK||178:17||103||7||2.36||93.20||0|
TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Sources: Europeantrophy.com and Eurohockey.com
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|Mika Pyörälä||Oulun Kärpät||7||11||F|
|Matt Zaba||Vienna Capitals||6||10||G|
|Tomáš Filippi||Bílí Tygři Liberec||7||8||F|
|Felix Brückmann||Adler Mannheim||4||7||G|
|John Laliberte||ERC Ingolstadt||8||7||F|
|Matěj Machovský||HC Škoda Plzeň||4||7||G|
|Morten Madsen||Hamburg Freezers||7||6||F|
|Bernd Brückler||Red Bull Salzburg||3||6||G|
GP = Games played; Pts = Points; POS = Position
positions: G = Goaltender; F = Forward; D = Defenceman
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