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Report: Significant changes proposed to World Cup of Hockey


Organizers for the World Cup of Hockey have proposed significant changes to the tournament's format, according to a report from Sportsnet's Chris Johnston

Johnston reports that the tournament would feature six teams: Canada, the United States, Sweden, Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic, along with two other teams. One of the other teams would be an all-star team made up of players from European countries without their own teams; the other could be a team made up of the game's top young stars.

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A report from a Czech website in September said the tournament would be contested in September 2016. 

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The World Cup was contested twice before, in 1996 and 2004. It was preceded by the Canada Cup, which was contested five times between 1976 and 1991.

- Dan Gartland