2014-15 Euro Hockey Tour – Format Change

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As reported by EuroHockey.com, there will be changes this year to the annual Euro Hockey Tour between the four European hockey powerhouses – Russia, Sweden, Finland and Czechia.

Gone are the Oddset and Czech Hockey Games tournaments, and while the Karjala Tournament in Finland and Channel One Cup in Russiaย will remain, there will be sixย additional games over three weekends in February and April 2015 to finalize the point distribution, and crown a 2014-15 Euro Hockey Tour winner. Details are to be released on the game locations for the remaining games.

Schedules for the tournaments are as follows:

Karjala Tournament – Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Thursday, 06 November

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden vs. Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย (at Leksandย  ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช)

Saturday, 08 November
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia vs. Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia vs. Swedenย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

Sunday, 09 November
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia vs. Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช


Channel One Cup – Sochi ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Thursday, 18 December
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia vs. Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย (at Prague ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ)

Saturday, 20 December
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Sunday, 21 December
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia vs. Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช


Euro Hockey Tour Games – locations TBC
5-8 February
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia @ Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (5 Feb at Karlovy Vary, 7 Feb at Prague)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland @ Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (6 Feb at Vรคsterรฅs, 8 Feb at Stockholm)

16-19 April
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia @ Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (16 Apr @ Tampere, 18 Apr @ Helsinki)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย Czechia @ Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (17 Apr at Umeรฅ, 19 Apr at Timrรฅ)

22-26 April
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden @ Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (24 and 25 Apr @ Mytischi)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland @ Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (22 Apr @ Znojmo, 24 Apr @ Brno)

As of this writing, Russia is currently IHLC champion, after winning from Finland to close out the 2014 IIHF World Championships. Will they survive the Karjala Tournament with the IHLC? Will the IHLCย make it to the Tourย finals without another country snatching the title away from the champion? Only time will tell!

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