Monday, December 11, 2017

Karjala Cup

karjala For a long time in Finland, the national team would only play exibition games in international tournament play. They first tried making a tournament in 1992 in Turku and later in Helsinki where the Sauna cup was held, which the Czechoslovakian team also took part in. The home team lost badly in the tournament, scoring only one point and finishing last. The winner was Russia ahead of the USA and Czechoslovakia. There was no tournament in Finland for the next two years, possibly because of those results.

In 1995, the Finns gave it another try. Karjala, one of the most famous Finnish breweries, gave it its name and was also a very strong financial partner. They invited the teams of Sweden, France and the Czech Republic to the tournament. The Czech team had a very poor showing as it did not get any points and lost to France 2:3. That time, the Karjala cup had problems that were unheard of in other tournaments such as the Deutschlad cup. The lack of free dates to play was also a big problem. In 1996, the tournament took place at the same time as the Izvěstija cup before Christmas. That year the Czech Republic sent a better team to Finland, however Moscow played only a backup team. Since 1997, the tournament has ended during the second weekend of November and Team Finland usually has a great performance as a home team; they have won the tournament for the eight straight years!

from 'Finland - History of the tournament' at eht.cz

Previous Cup standings
Season1st place
2nd place
3rd place
4th place
2008/2009 Russia Czech Republic Sweden
Finland
2007/2008 Russia Sweden
Czech Republic
Finland
2006/2007 Russia Czech Republic Sweden
Finland
2005/2006 Finland Sweden
Russia Czech Republic
2004/2005 Finland Sweden
Czech Republic Russia
2003/2004 Finland
Czech Republic Russia Sweden
2002/2003 Finland Czech Republic Sweden Russia
2001/2002 Finland Russia Sweden
Czech Republic
2000/2001 Finland
Sweden
Russia Czech Republic
1999/2000 Finland Russia Czech Republic Sweden
1998/1999
Finland Russia Czech Republic
Sweden
1997/1998
Sweden
Czech Republic Russia
Sweden
1996/1997 Finland Sweden
Russia Finland
1995/1996 Sweden
Finland France Czech Republic
1992/1993
Russia CSFR
USA Finland
2008/2009 Statistics
Team
GPGD1st GD
2nd GD
3rd GD
PPPK2minFS1
FS2
FS3
Czech Republic 3
7-4
1-1 1-2 5-1 2/17 11,76%
2/18 88,89% 19
1
1 2
Finland
2
5-11 2-3 1-3 2-5 3/22 13,64% 3/18 83,33% 19 0
0 0
Russia
3
7-2 2-1 1-0 4-1 1/18 5,56% 1/18 94,44% 20
1
1
2
Sweden
2
3-5 0-0 2-0 1-5 1/12 8,33% 1/15 93,33% 17
0
1
0
Legend: GP-Games Played, GD-Goal Difference (OT not included), 1st GD-Goal Difference in 1st periods, 2nd GD-Goal Difference in 2nd periods, 3rd GD-Goal Difference in 3rd periods, PP-PowerPlay (PP goals/PP advantage), PK-Penalty Killing (Goals allowed in disadvantage/number of times in disadvantage), 2min-Number of 2 minute penalties, FS1, FS2, FS3-Number of times team was first to score in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Period,
H2H Statistics (9 seasons included)
Team A
Team B
Games Team A Wins
Team A OT WTeam A OT LDrawsTeam B wins Goals
Under 5.5
Czech Republic Finland
9
3
0
2 0 4 20:20 6 matches
Czech Republic Sweden 9
4
1
1 0 3 28:24
5 matches
Czech Republic Russia
9
0
1
3 0 5 16:27 6 matches
Finland
Sweden
9
6
0
0 0 3 25:14 6 matches
Finland Russia 9
6
1
0 0 2 26:21 6 matches
Sweden
Russia
9
3
1
0 0 5 17:19
7 matches
All seasons

2008/2009 (4.00 goals per match)

DateMatch ResultPeriods Odds
06.11.2008 Czech Republic - Finland 3-4SO
1-1, 1-1, 1-1, 0-0
2.87 | 4.30 | 1.95
06.11.2008 Russia - Sweden 1-0 0-0, 0-0, 1-0 1.54 | 4.59 | 4.36
08.11.2008 Russia - Finland 6-2 2-1, 1-0, 3-1 2.05 | 4.25 | 2.65
08.11.2008 Czech Republic - Sweden 4-1 0-0, 0-1, 4-0 2.31 | 4.02 | 2.17
09.11.2008
Sweden - Finland
2-0 0-0, 1-0, 1-0 2.55 | 4.21 | 2.14
09.11.2008
Czech Republic - Russia
0-1SO 0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-0
3.33 | 4.35 | 1.77

2007/2008 (4.00 goals per match)

DateMatch ResultPeriods Odds
08.11.2007 Czech Republic - Finland 3-2
1-1, 0-0, 1-0 3.06 | 4.28 | 1.82
08.11.2007 Russia - Sweden 3-1
2-1, 0-0, 1-0
2.50 | 4.19 | 2.13
10.11.2007 Russia - Finland 1-2
0-0, 0-1, 1-1
2.32 | 4.15 | 2.30
10.11.2007 Czech Republic - Sweden 2-4
0-1, 1-1, 1-2
2.68 | 4.22 | 2.01
11.11.2007
Sweden - Finland
1-0
0-0, 0-0, 1-0
2.42 | 4.12 | 2.20
11.11.2007
Czech Republic - Russia
1-4
0-1, 1-1, 0-2 3.06 | 4.30 | 1.82
2006/2007 (5.17 goals per match - regular time only)
DateMatch ResultPeriods Odds
09.11.2006 Russia - Finland
3-2
2-0, 0-2, 1-0
2.69 | 4.23 | 2.02
09.11.2006 Sweden - Czech Republic 4-5
0-0, 2-2, 2-3
2.50 | 4.17 | 2.15
11.11.2006 Sweden - Russia
4-5
1-0, 1-1, 2-4
2.37 | 4.19 | 2.24
11.11.2006 Czech republic -Finland 1-2
0-0, 1-1, 0-1
2.66 | 4.25 | 2.02
12.11.2006
Sweden - Finland
1-0
0-0, 1-0, 0-0
2.57 | 4.22 | 2.08
12.11.2006
Czech Republic - Russia
2-3OT
1-0, 0-0, 1-2, 0-1 2.58 | 4.22 | 2.08
2005/2006 (6.00 goals per match)
DateMatch ResultPeriods Odds
10.11.2005 Czech Republic - Sweden
3-6
1-3, 0-3, 0-2 2.71 | 4.26 | 1.98
10.11.2005 Russia - Finland
2-3OT
0-0, 1-0, 1-2, 0-1
2.64 | 4.23 | 1.99
12.11.2005 Sweden- Russia
3-2OT
0-0, 0-1, 2-1, 1-0 2.05 | 4.23 | 2.68
12.11.2005 Czech republic - Finland
6-2
2-2, 3-0, 1-0
2.70 | 4.25 | 2.01
13.11.2005
Sweden - Finland
1-2
0-2, 1-0, 0-0
2.21 | 4.09 | 2.45
13.11.2005
Czech Republic - Russia
3-5
1-3, 1-1, 1-1
2.10 | 4.14 | 2.59
2004/2005 (5.50 goals per match)
DateMatch ResultPeriods Odds
11.11.2004 Czech Republic - Finland
3-0
0-0, 2-0, 1-0 1.98 | 4.42 | 2.62
11.11.2004 Russia - Sweden 1-2
0-1, 1-0, 0-1
2.92 | 4.51 | 1.81
13.11.2004 Finland - Russia
4-3
2-1, 1-1, 1-1 1.94 | 4.38 | 2.70
13.11.2004 Czech republic - Sweden 2-3OT
0-1, 1-1, 1-0, 0-1
2.31 | 4.34 | 2.25
14.11.2004
Sweden - Finland
2-5
1-2, 0-1, 1-2
2.35 | 4.27 | 2.22
14.11.2004
Czech Republic - Russia
3-6
1-2, 1-3, 1-1
2.08 | 4.27 | 2.50

2003/2004 (4.33 goals per match)

DateMatch ResultPeriods
06.11.2003 Finland - Russia
3-2
2-1, 0-0, 1-1
06.11.2003 Czech Republic - Sweden
3-2OT
0-1, 1-0, 0-0, 1-0
08.11.2003 Russia - Sweden
2-0
0-0, 1-0, 1-0
08.11.2003 Finland - Czech Republic 5-1
4-0, 0-0, 1-1
09.11.2003 Czech Republic -Russia 3-2OT
0-0, 1-0, 1-2, 1-0
09.11.2003 Finland - Sweden 4-1
1-0, 3-1, 0-0
2002/2003 (5.33 goals per match)
DateMatch ResultPeriods
07.11.2002 Czech Republic - Sweden
5-2
1-0, 1-2, 3-0
07.11.2002 Finland -Russia 5-0
0-0, 1-0, 4-0
09.11.2002 Russia - Sweden
1-3
0-1, 1-2, 0-0
09.11.2002 Finland - Czech Republic 2-0
0-0, 0-0, 2-0
10.11.2002 Czech Republic -Russia 3-4OT
0-2, 2-0, 1-1, 0-1
10.11.2002 Finland - Sweden
5-3
2-1, 1-0, 2-2
2000/2001 (4.00 goals per match)
DateMatch Result
09.11.2000 Finland -Russia 4-3
09.11.2000 Czech Republic - Sweden 1-2
11.11.2000 Finland - Czech Republic 2-1OT
11.11.2000 Russia - Sweden 0-2
12.11.2000 Czech Republic - Russia 1-2
12.11.2000 Finland -Sweden 6-1
1999/2000 (4.83 goals per match)
DateMatch Result
11.11.1999 Czech Republic - Finland
2-3
11.11.1999 Russia - Sweden
4-3
13.11.1999 Russia - Finland 1-2
13.11.1999 Czech Republic - Sweden
4-1
14.11.1999 Czech Republic - Russia
1-3
14.11.1999 Finland -Sweden 3-2

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