Spengler Cup

Publication date: 27 Oct 2022

About the Spengler Cup

The Spengler Cup is one of the oldest international ice hockey tournaments, which has been held annually since 1923 in Davos, Sweden, between the local team HC Davos (with the best players from the Swiss National League (ice hockey)) and Team Canada. Other clubs are invited by the organizers.

Official Spengler Cup website

2022 Spengler Cup

The 2021 tournament was supposed to be the 94th, but due to a coronavirus pandemic it was cancelled.

The upcoming Spengler Cup will be held from 26-31 December 2022. Matches will take place at Vaillant Arena, the home ice venue of HC Davos.

History of the Spengler Cup

The tournament is named after Karl Spengler, a doctor who spent his life treating tuberculosis. He was involved in founding the tournament which was first held in 1923. The main idea of the tournament was to unite the countries that fought against each other during World War I. The team from Oxford University was the first to win the cup.

Team Davos and LTC Praha from Czechoslovakia dominated the first 24 tournaments. It was not until 1978 that the tournament took place on the indoor ice rink of the Vaillant Arena, until then the competition had been played on outdoor ice.

Throughout its history, the tournament has not been held just 6 times: in 1939, 1940, 1949, 1956 and in 2020, 2021 (the last 2 times due to a coronavirus pandemic).

Winners of previous Spengler Cups

The year Venue Winner
2021 Davos, Sweden  It was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic 
2020 Davos, Sweden  It was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic  
2019 Davos, Sweden  Canadian team 

2023 Spengler Cup

The 2023 Spengler Cup is traditionally scheduled to take place in the last week of the year at the Vaillant Arena in Davos, Sweden. More precise information about the tournament will be announced later. Keep an eye on the dates of hockey tournaments and other events in our Sporting Events Calendar.

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