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    President's Cup - the revival of the Super Six?

    That's right,
    there will be a tournament in January 2012 that will be very similar in nature to the "IIHF European Champions Cup" alias the "Super Six" that was the predecessor of the ill-fated Champions Hockey League and was held 4 times - 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

    This time the tournament is called the President's Cup, once again it is held (as the Super Six) in St. Petersburg and will feature the champions of the top 6 hockey leagues of Europe.

    The tournament will take place from 5th to 8th of January. The sum of the prize money is 1 million Swiss Franks, the winner gets 400000, 2nd place team 200000, 3rd through 6th get 100000 each. Quite modest to be honest.

    Participants are as follows:

    Salavat Yulayev Ufa
    HIFK Helsinki
    Färjestads BK
    HC Oceláři Třinec
    HC Davos
    Eisbären Berlin

    all of these 6 participants are their countries latest champions.

    Also of note is that this tournament is to be sanctioned by the IIHF apparently, although their website has no info at the moment.

    So the CHL might be dead, the European Trophy might not feature some teams, well at least we have a revival of the pre-CHL European Club Championship format it seems.

    Source of all this: website of Salavat Yulayev Ufa

    Added info:
    As with Super Six we'll have 2 groups of 3 teams each. Winners of groups play for the title.

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    Wow, such awesome news, really looking forward to watching the tournament. Going to be such a great winter, European Trophy/Red Bull Salute, Spengler Cup, Continental Cup and now this....
    Last edited by Starkovs; 08-07-2011 at 06:15.

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    Hopefully this will lead to a revival of the Victoria Cup as well.

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    Great news should be a fantastic year for Hockey and if the Victoria Cup would return that would be great as well

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    I really doubt that Farjestad and Eisbaren will participate. FBK are leaders of Europen Trophy movement, and Eisbaren have conflict with IIHF. HIFK already denied their participation.


    European Trophy is a bigger deal.

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    I hope this will happen as it could be an exciting event. Would be great if a North American TV channel would pick up the games.

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    HIFK already pulled out?
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    An interesting note:

    The original article on Ufa's website, http://www.hcsalavat.ru/news/12874/, is now deleted.
    It can still be viewed through google's cache function though.

    The article was the original source of information about the tournament, since both championat.ru (http://www.championat.com/hockey/_fo...ws-860480.html) and Oceláři Třinec's website (http://www.hcocelari.cz/archiv.asp?k...False&razeni=0 -news item from 8th of July) were quoting it.

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    hockeyfans.ch, a Swiss hockey web site, has a report about the President's Cup, which now seems to be called "Masters Trophy". Apparently, Ufa, Berlin, Davos and Trinec want to participate. Finnish champions HIFK have refused, but regular season winners JYP are willing to replace them. Färjestad have not yet agreed.

    http://www.hockeyfans.ch/news/meldung/29760

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    If Farjestad choose not to join then which Swedish team will take their place

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    I actually wouldnt mind if JYP comes instead, they were a fun club to watch at Basel and though they didnt play any current champions, they did beat 2 KHL opponents and a very strong NLA club.

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    If Farjestad choose not to join then which Swedish team will take their place
    Do the same thing Finland did, ask the regular season winner...HV71, if they choose not to go, ask the play-off runner up, Skellefteå (all 3 clubs finished with 96 points.) If none of the those three want to go, then just forget the Swedes, ask Košice, if even they dont want to join, leave it at 5 clubs.

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    Sounds like a good idea I hope HV 71 comes and play in the tournament if Farjestad won't join it

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    The ECC of the champions of the top 6 Euro leagues won't be played this year reports the Swiss newspaper "Südostschweiz". The organizers of the tournament couldn't reach an agreement with SEL champions Färjestads which led to canceling the whole event. Next try for 2013.

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    Sounds like another case of "Sweden has the best club teams in Europe but we get crushed in every pan-European tournament. We're not playing to prove the other leagues are better."
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    Yeah it really is a shame that the tournament was postponed for next year

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