Andrej Sekera was chuckling as the words came out of his mouth.
Team Europe had just wiped out Sweden – by most accounts, the second-best hockey country in the world – in a 3-2 overtime win at the World Cup of Hockey. Suddenly the misfits were moving on, to the chagrin of most of the hockey world, and some of the players saw the humour there.
In an era when the quality of play in women’s hockey has grown to unprecedented heights, so too has the level of competition. Such an unparalleled level of play has extended to recreational players and adults over the age of 40, enabling them an opportunity to appreciate how the residual warmth of the rink fosters a sense of friendship.
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Tickets for the Opening and Closing ceremonies are now available for purchase!
Opening Ceremony tickets are available until March 23rd, 2016
Closing Ceremony tickets are available until April 5th, 2016
Please call our office 613 244 1989 or go on to your account to purchase the tickets.
The tournament schedule will be released on March 1st, 2016. If you have any questions please contact Reuben Greenspoon.
All players are covered with insurance when you are playing in the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup. Click here to view your coverage.
For your visit to Windsor, Ontario we have put together a list of tips so that you understand the local laws and are prepared for your travels. Click here to access the list
The highlight of the week for many will be a chance to see a live NHL game on April 6th as the Detroit Red Wings play the Philadelphia Flyers, in their final home game of the year. We have made arrangements to reserve a block of over 650 tickets for this event, and we expect that number will increase to close to 1000 CARHA Hockey World Cup tournament participants.
On behalf of all of us at CARHA Hockey, we wish to extend our congratulations to our hockey friends in Finland on their World Junior Gold Medal win! A truly exciting game! We would also like to congratulate team Russia for a terrific tournament and their winning of the Silver Medal!
Cari partecipanti alla CARHA Hockey World Cup 2016!
sono particolarmente lieto di dare il benvunuto in Canada a tutti i partecipanti italiani a questo evento sportivo di rilievo internazionale che si svolge qui ogni quattro anni, sotto l'egida della "Canadian Adult Recreational Hockey Association" (CARHA Hockey), riunendo squadre e epettatori provenienti da varie parti del mondo che condividono la passione per l'hockey.
With Teams from 14 Countries around the world coming, here is a list with number of teams per country:
Reminder that payment in FULL is due by September 30th for both Hotel Fees and Tea Entry Fees. Please contact Reuben Greenspoon if you have any questions.
A year and a half ago, on a whim, we decided to make a rather drastic change at Jewels from the Crown, and it's perhaps my favorite thing we've ever done on the blog: Dragulji iz Krone. In short, we switched from the Los Angeles Kings to Slovenia for the duration of the 2014 Winter Olympics, and we were amazed by both Slovenia's performance and by the fans from Slovenia who we interacted with.
It is said that a soccer player might run as far as seven miles during the course of a 90-minute match, so it makes sense that players in that sport train in the offseason by running.
When it comes to hockey, however, there is an actual debate to be had: should an adult trying to stay in shape for hockey do so by running?
We checked in with a few different trainers to see what they have to say:
If you are short on players for your team you can now use our "Spares List" by logging into your account and checking out our list of individual players. We have players of all ages and positions from all over the world waiting to join your team!
Tampere, which hosted the 2015 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship last week, prides itself on being Finland’s hockey city. Home to one of the country’s best rivalries between its top-league clubs Ilves and Tappara, it also houses the Finnish ice hockey museum (Suomen Jääkiekkomuseo) usually labelled as Hockey Hall of Fame Finland in English publications.
Hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games would provide great impetus for developing ice hockey in Beijing.
The International Olympics Committee (IOC) will announce in less than a month which city – Almaty, Kazakhstan or Beijing, China – will win the bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Beijing's final sprint ahead of the IOC announcement was reflected in the increasing popularity of winter sports, ice hockey especially.
The Royal Air Force Aces out of England in the UK are a group of Royal Air Force engineers, admin clerks, storesman, medics, ICT technicians, regiment soldiers (and even a few pilots) that happen to also play hockey. We are extremely happy to say that they will be joining us in Windsor for the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup.
As many of the individuals attending and participating in the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup will be coming from outside Canada, and may require a visa (depending on country to citizenship), we have compiled information on visa requirements as well as other useful information that you could share with your team members and guests.
Not only will Caesars Windsor be the primary hub for event participants, the Casino is a state of the art building that will be sure to entertain a large number of visitors throughout the CARHA Hockey World Cup. Regardless of what games you like to play, Caesars has everything you could ask for in a Casino and more. With their beautiful guestrooms and suites, Caesars Windsor defines modern luxury in the midst of timeless elegance.
The Hotel Rooming List system will be ready for teams to input their rooming lists shortly. Please check back for updates.
As of today we have 135 teams registered from 15 countries
Jennifer Wakefield doubled up on Swedish hockey playing in both men’s and women’s leagues this season.
The Canadian power forward helped Linkoping’s women’s club win their elite league title. Wakefield also played for the Division 3 men’s club IK Guts in nearby Norkkoping.
On behalf of the City of Windsor, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup to our region. The City of Windsor is pleased to host and sponsor this prestigious recreational hockey event, with players converging on Windsor from all across Canada and around the world.
How many people does it take to make it possible for you to play hockey?
We all love to play hockey and we all play for our own reasons, maybe it’s to stay healthy and active, maybe it’s to satisfy your competitive edge, perhaps you keep coming back to hang out with friends or bond outside of the office with coworkers or maybe it’s a nostalgia for glory days passed, whatever the case, it doesn’t just happen.
Interested in playing in the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup but you don't have a team? Sign up as an idividual player!
Despite the fact that men’s league hockey is supposed to be recreational we all know good and well that these games can get super competitive and that the hockey is still played on a fairly high level. Everybody comes in guns blazing to win and it’s the guys who regularly train who bring a performance edge with them to the ice.
Norm Price is at it again. For the third year in a row, Price has spent hours building, maintaining and spreading the word about a massive public skating rink on his northeast property. Price built not one but two ice rinks this winter, and he’s once again inviting the entire city to skate on his pond for free. The Herald’s Annalise Klingbeil spoke to Price about his ice, located on the outskirts of the city, on 84th Street near Stoney Trail.
You can learn the ins and outs of how Canadian Club Whiskey came to be and how it is made IN WINDSOR!
Congratulations go out to the teams from Slovakia, Russia and Canada for winning medals at the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championship this past month in Toronto and Montreal. Honourable mentions go out to Sweden for coming fourth and Denmark for their strongest showing in the history of the tournament. The MVP of the tournament was undrafted Slovakian Goalie Denis Godla.
We are excited to announce that Team Arsenal from Ukraine will be joining us in 2016 making the total number of countries registered at 15
Reminder that hotel deposits are due on November 30th, 2014. Teams must pay $100 per person travelling to Windsor as a hotel deposit.
You can sign in to your account and pay the deposit.
The Swiss Polar Bears are a very unique team based out of Steinmaur, Switzerland. They first attended the CARHA Hockey World Cup on 2008 as an oldtimers team managed by Swiss hockey legend Horst Wirgailis. In 2012 when they came back they had a very different look where Horst's son Vic had invited his friends to play on a younger team. Horst still plays, however he is 46 years older than the youngest player.
Kazakhstan might not be the first place you think of when it comes to hockey, but the passion is still there. Zholbary's are from a small City of Almaty, abd bring together players from all over the world - Canada, Sweden, Kazakhstan and Russia. They are excited for their second CARHA Hockey World Cup in Windsor after an amazing experience in 2012.
We are not at 122 teams registered and with only three spots left we suggest you register today to secure your spot!
We are excited to announce that we have registered teams two new countries for the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup. A women's group from Chamonix, France and two men's teams from Oslo, Norway.
The Wild Turkeys play out of the Steinbech Arena as part of the Silver Eye Sports Hockey League. They are a group of 30+ hockey players who used to be bitter rivals growing up. They are true testament to the camaraderie of hockey as they have grown from rivals, to teammates, and now are best friends on and off the ice.
Do you want to stay up to date on all of the news and highlights leading up to the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup? Stay informed by viewing the first 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup E-Letter
Welcome to our redesigned website! Keep coming back to thecup2016.ca for updates, photos, stories and features leading up to and during the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup!
Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar headlines Slovenia's roster for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Slovenia announced its 25-man roster for Sochi on Monday, becoming the second nation to do so after the United States' New Year's Day announcement.
Registration is now open for the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup. Click here to register your team!
Registration for the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup will open on November 19th, 2013. Please contact Reuben Greenspoon for more information email@example.com
It's that time of year again when men around the world raise money by simply not shaving their upper lip! Once again this year, CARHA Hockey is joining the Movember cause by contiuning to raise money for men's health initiatives by offering you some great prizes- you don't need to be a CARHA Hockey member to enter and win! Last year CARHA Hockey raised $5,754 for men's health initiatves and our goal this year is to raise over $10,000 for this great cause. Join now
ZURICH – The International Ice Hockey Federation has published its annual Survey of Players. The findings show that more people are playing ice hockey, with higher numbers of officials and an increase in ice rinks showing altogether positive results for the sport.
In the 62 nations that were part of the survey and the IIHF Audit, the number of registered hockey players has grown 39,605 – or 2.47 per cent – to over 1.64 million.
The schedule of the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Minsk is out now and the new website launched.
Click here to check out the schedule and site!
CARHA Hockey has come to a decision on the Host City for the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup. Once all of the paper work has been signed, we will announce the Host City for 2016. The announcement will come by the end of July.
Contact us for more information.
The Host City for the 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup will be decided on June 27th, 2013.
Contact us with any questions you have!
The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2013 PRESTIGE Awards (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events), which celebrate the people, places and events that make the Canadian sport tourism industry so dynamic and important to the economic fabric of our communities.
There are less than fourteen months left until April 29th 2014, when Riga will be hosting the World Hockey Tournament for Recreational, Women’s and Oldtimers' Teams. So it is just the right time to update you on some important details in registration of teams and tournament itself.
Our 2016 CARHA Hockey World Cup Mobile Site is now live! Check it out on any mobile device, smartphone or tablet at thecup2016.ca. Lots of updates will be coming soon!
The Night Hockey League of Russia is hosting a Hockey Festival from May 1-8, 2013 in Sochi, Russia.
Tickets for the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship go on sale Thursday. CARHA Hockey will be posting a special package that you can purchase to travel to Sweden to watch the games and participate in some oldtimers or adult hockey games!
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