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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
Czech Republic0300417
North American PoolW L T Pts GF GA
United States3006198


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
Czech Republic12021010
North American PoolWLTPtsGFGA
United States120256


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

Championship Game

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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