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The World Cup

Formed jointly by the NHL and the NHL Players Association in cooperation with the International Ice Hockey Federation. The inaugural World Cup held games in nine different cities throughout North America and Europe, the most ever by a single international hockey tournament.

1996 World Cup

Round Robin Standings

European PoolW L T Pts GF GA
Sweden3006143
Finland21041711
Germany12021115
Czech Republic0300417
North American PoolW L T Pts GF GA
United States3006198
Canada21041110
Russia12021214
Slovakia03001018

Semifinals

Date City Score
9/7 PhiladelphiaCanada 3, Sweden 2 (OT)
9/8 OttawaUnited States 5, Russia 2

Finals (Best of 3)

Date City Score
9/10PhiladelphiaCanada 4, United States 3 (OT)
9/12MontrealUnited States 5, Canada 2
9/14 MontrealUnited States 5, Canada 2

Leading Scorers

1. Brett Hull, USA (7-4—11); 2. John LeClair, USA (6-4—10); 3. Mats Sundin, Sweden (4-3—7); Wayne Gretzky, Canada (3-4—7); Doug Weight, USA (3-4—7); Paul Coffey, Canada (0-7—7); Brian Leetch, USA (0-7—7).

All-Tournament Team

Goal—Mike Richter, USA; Defense—Calle Johansson, Sweden and Chris Chelios, USA; Forwards—Brett Hull, USA; John LeClair, USA and Mats Sundin, Sweden. Tournament MVP—Mike Richter, USA.

2004 World Cup

Round Robin Standings

European PoolWLTPtsGFGA
Finland2015114
Sweden2015139
Czech Republic12021010
Germany0300415
North American PoolWLTPtsGFGA
Canada3006103
Russia210496
United States120256
Slovakia0300413

Semifinals

Date City Score
9/10 St. Paul, MinnFinland 2, United States 1
9/11 Toronto Canada 4, Czech Rep. 3 (OT)

Championship Game

DateCityScore
9/14TorontoCanada 3, Finland 2

Leading Scorers

1. Fredrik Modin, Sweden (4-4—8); 2. Vincent Lecavalier, Canada (2-5—7); 3. Keith Tkachuk, USA (5-1—6); Joe Sakic, Canada (4-2—6); Martin Havlat, Czech Republic (3-3—6); Kimmo Timonen, Finland (1-5—6); Joe Thornton, Canada (1-5—6); Mike Modano, USA (0-6—6); Daniel Alfredsson, Sweden (0-6—6). All-Tournament Team

All-Tournament Team

Goal—Martin Brodeur, Canada; Defense—Kimmo Timonen, Finland and Adam Foote, Canada; Forwards— Vincent Lecavalier, Canada; Saku Koivu, Finland and Fredrik Modin, Sweden. Tournament MVP—Vincent Lecavalier, Canada.


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