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Hlinka Gretzky Cup Tickets
Age Range: 18 and under
Location: Czech Republic, Canada
Notable Players: Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos
Notable Teams: Canada, Russia
Hlinka Gretzky Cup TicketsThe Hlinka Gretzky Cup is an international hockey tournament for players aged 18 and under. This event has gone through several name and location changes over the years. The first edition of the tournament was played in Japan, and the USSR won the championship. Originally known as the Phoenix Cup and Junior World Cup, the tournament was named after Ivan Hlinka in 2006. It was played in the Czech Republic and Slovakia annually from 2006 through 2016. Hlinka was a towering figure in Czech hockey history and died in a car accident in 2004. Late in his career, Hlinka played two seasons in the NHL. He also coached the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2000–01 season. In 2018, the tournament was renamed the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. Currently, the location for the tournament alternates between Canada and the Czech Republic annually. Canada has won the most Cups in this tournament's history, with 22. StubHub is your source for Hlinka Gretzky Cup tickets.
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Where is the Hlinka Gretzky Cup played?The Hlinka Gretzky Cup alternates between Canada and the Czech Republic from year to year. In 2018, the Cup was held in Red Deer, Alberta. The 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup was held in Breclav, the Czech Republic, and Piestany, Slovakia. In 2020, the Hlinka Gretzky Cup will be back in Red Deer. Early in the tournament's history, it was held in a variety of locations. Japan, Mexico and Germany have all hosted versions of this tournament at one point.
Who plays in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup?The Hlinka Gretzky Cup is played by juvenile hockey players under the age of 18. The teams are selected at the national level, by organizations like Hockey Canada and USA Hockey. The teams at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup include Finland, Switzerland, Canada, the USA, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Standout players in recent Hlinka Gretzky Cups include Cole Perfetti, Quinton Byfield, Oliver Suni and Alexander Pashin.
What are some of the biggest rivalries in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup?The biggest rivalry in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup is between Canada and Russia. This dates back to the earliest years of the tournament. Canada finished second to USSR in the first-ever Cup. In the second year, Russia finished second to Canada. These two teams have continued to be the leading contenders for the No.1 spot every year. In 2008 and 2009, Canada finished first while Russia took the silver. In 2019, Russia took the championship and Canada finished second. Other notable rivalries in the tournament exist between Canada and the Czech Republic and between the United States and Canada. The Czech Republic won the tournament for the first time in 2016.
What is the Hlinka Gretzky Cup's schedule?The Hlinka Gretzky Cup is played over the course of one week in the summer every year. Generally, eight teams compete for the Cup. They're divided into two, four-team groups. Each group plays a round-robin tournament. Teams are awarded three points for a win, one point for a tie, zero points for a loss and two points for an overtime win. The two teams with the top points total in each group move on to the medal round.
Who are some notable players from past Hlinka Gretzky Cup tournaments?Over the years, this competition has been an important stage in developing professional hockey players. For example, NHL players including Ryan Suter, Zach Parise, Brent Seabrook and Ryan Getzlaf all played in this tournament in the early 2000s. Filip Zadina of the Detroit Red Wings was a standout player at the 2016 tournament.
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