Junior Club World Cup is an annual tournament that brings together top junior hockey teams from around the world.
Junior Club World Cup has a very rich history and official status of International Ice Hockey Federation as “tournament sanctioned by the IIHF”.
First three JCWC tournaments (2011, 2012, 2013) were held in Omsk. Ufa hosted the event in 2014, while Sverdlovsk Region (Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Tagil and Verkhnyaya Pyshma) took the torch in 2015. In 2016 the tournament was hosted in two cities of the Republic of Tatarstan – Nizhnekamsk and Naberezhnye Chelny. In 2017 JCWC returned to Sverdlovsk Region as it was held in Yekaterinburg and Verkhnyaya Pyshma.
In 7 seven years the tournament has seen teams from Austria, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.
In 2018 Junior Club World Cup will be hosted by the capital of XXII Winter Olympic Games Sochi. The tournament will take place at Sirius talented kids education center from August 18th to August 26th.
Junior Club World Cup past champions and medalists
2011. 1. Krasnaya Armiya (Moscow, Russia). 2. Energie (Czech Republic). No bronze medalist as the group winners went on straight to the final.
2012. 1. Sudbury Wolves (Canada). 2. Waterloo Blackhawks (USA). 3. Linköping (Sweden).
2013. 1. Omskie Yastreby (Omsk, Russia). 2. HPK (Finland). 3. Dubuque Fighting Saints (USA).
2014. 1. JHC Spartak (Moscow, Russia). 2. Tolpar (Ufa, Russia). 3. Sioux City Musketeers (Sioux City, USA)
2015. 1. Djugårdens (Sweden). 2. Chayka (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia). 3. Chicago Steel (Chicago, USA)
2016. 1. Loko (Yaroslavl, Russia). 2. Reaktor (Nizhnekamsk, Russia). 3. Snezhnye Barsy (Astana, Kazakhstan)
2017. 1. Krasnaya Armiya (Moscow, Russia). 2. MODO (Sweden). 3. Ocelari Trinec (Czech Republic)