Global Event Agenda

Topic Area 4:
Establishing a Long-Term Global Event Agenda

Exploring the possibilities to provide hockey with a long-term international event agenda for both national team and club events, further enhancing the IIHF-NHL cooperation for the growth the game

  • Integrating the World Cup of Hockey into the international agenda and to consider a consistent rotation between the IIHF World Championship, the Olympics and the World Cup
  • Addressing the need for an annual World Club Championship (Victoria Cup) between the Stanley Cup champion and the European champion
  • Champions Hockey League – an opportunity for a re-launch
  • For the best of the game – growing hockey worldwide


Ralph Krueger | Edmonton Oilers
Establishing a long-term Global Event Agenda - pdf

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Organization Contact
Session Lead
Szymon Szemberg IIHF IIHF
Darren Dreger TSN
Hockey Canada
Ralph Krueger Edmonton Oilers IIHF
Bill Daly NHL NHL
Alexander Medvedev KHL IIHF
Brian Burke USA Hockey NHL
Anders Hedberg NHL IIHF
Glenn Healy CBC NHL
Mike Ouellet NHLPA NHLPA
Paul Romanuk IIHF IIHF