World Cup of Hockey among youth club teams - an annual tournament that brings together famous youth hockey clubs, which are the winners and prize-winners of the championships and tournaments of their countries.
The participants of the ninth World Cup "Sirius" among youth club teams will be representatives of 8 countries. Clubs from Austria, Canada, Russia, USA, Finland, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Sweden will come to Sochi.
Russia at the World Cup will be presented by Loko Kharlamov Cup winner. The Yaroslavl team - a three-time winner of the Kharlamov Cup, the main trophy of the MHL - comes to the tournament for the third time. The previous two ended in triumphs of railway workers in Nizhnekamsk and in Sochi a year ago.
North America for the first time since 2014 will be represented by two teams at once. Alberta Junior Hockey League players' team will arrive in Sochi from Canada, which is part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL). USA at the World Cup will present the team of the North American Hockey League (NAHL).
For the Swedish team "MODO" from Ornskoldsvik, this will be the second World Cup.
For the third time, the team “Ocelarzhi Trinec” will arrive at the World Cup. In 2017, the “steelworkers” became the bronze medalist of the World Cup, and last year they won the championship title of the Czech Youth League, beating Prague Sparta in the final.
For the third time in a row, the Swiss Davos, a four-time champion of the Swiss Youth Elite League, will also play in the World Cup. Last season, the team won the bronze in the national championship.
Finland will be represented by Kärpyat from the city of Oulu, four-time and current winner of the youth SM-League. Thanks to its success, the Finnish squad will compete for victory in Sochi.
For the third time, the tournament will be visited by the Austrian Red Bull, who has played in the MHL for two seasons and played in the World Cup in 2014 and 2018.