We are the champions

Reigning national champions from 52 countries around the globe

18.08.2008
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Some of the 2008 national champions (from left), 1st row: Slavia Prague (CZE), Detroit Red Wings (USA/NHL), HV71 Jonkoping (SWE), 2nd row: Dundalk Bulls (IRL), CG Puigcerda (ESP), ZSC Lions Zurich (SUI).

ZURICH – The 2008-2009 hockey season is around the corner as many national league championships will start in September. Here is a complete list of all 2008 ice hockey champions from 52 IIHF member countries who completed a national championship competition. Some of the champions are famous professional clubs who have won multiple titles in their glorious history and some of the club names on this list are virtually unknown to the general public.

But they have one thing in common – they are champions.  

<table><tbody><tr><td>Armenia</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Urartu Yerevan</td></tr> <tr><td>Australia *</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Sydney Bears</td></tr> <tr><td>Austria</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Red Bull Salzburg</td></tr> <tr><td>Belarus</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Keramin Minsk</td></tr> <tr><td>Belgium</td><td width="5"> </td><td>White Caps Turnhout</td></tr> <tr><td>Brazil</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Hipica de Campinas</td></tr> <tr><td>Bulgaria *</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Akademika Sofia</td></tr> <tr><td>Canada (best NHL team)</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Montreal Canadiens</td></tr> <tr><td>Canada (Memorial Cup)</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Spokane Chiefs</td></tr> <tr><td>China</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Qiqihar</td></tr> <tr><td>Chinese Taipei</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Chaiyi Sharks</td></tr> <tr><td>Croatia</td><td width="5"> </td><td>KHL Mladost Zagreb</td></tr> <tr><td>Czech Republic</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Slavia Prague</td></tr> <tr><td>Denmark</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Herning Blue Fox</td></tr> <tr><td>DPR Korea</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Pyongyang</td></tr> <tr><td>Estonia</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Kalev-Valk Tartu</td></tr> <tr><td>Finland</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Karpat Oulu</td></tr> <tr><td>France</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Dragons de Rouen</td></tr> <tr><td>Germany</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Eisbaren Berlin</td></tr> <tr><td>Great Britain</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Sheffield Steelers</td></tr> <tr><td>Greece</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Iptameni Athens</td></tr> <tr><td>Hong Kong</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Dragon Centre</td></tr> <tr><td>Hungary</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Alba Volan Szekesfehervar</td></tr> <tr><td>Iceland</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Skautafelag Akureyri</td></tr> <tr><td>India</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Jammu & Kashmir Blue team</td></tr> <tr><td>Ireland</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Dundalk Bulls</td></tr> <tr><td>Israel</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Haifa Hawks</td></tr> <tr><td>Italy</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Bolzano Foxes</td></tr> <tr><td>Japan (Asian League)</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Oji Paper Tomakomai</td></tr> <tr><td>Japan (national league)</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Seibu Tokyo</td></tr> <tr><td>Kazakhstan</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Barys Astana</td></tr> <tr><td>Korea</td><td width="5"> </td><td>High1 Chuncheon</td></tr> <tr><td>Latvia</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Liepajas Metalurgs</td></tr> <tr><td>Lithuania</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Energija Elektrenai</td></tr> <tr><td>Malaysia</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Fangs Kuala Lumpur</td></tr> <tr><td>Mexico</td><td width="5"> </td><td>San Jeronimo Osos</td></tr> <tr><td>Mongolia</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Otgon od Ulaanbaatar</td></tr> <tr><td>Netherlands</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Tilburg Trappers</td></tr> <tr><td>New Zealand *</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Botany Swarm</td></tr> <tr><td>Norway</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Storhamar Dragons</td></tr> <tr><td>Poland</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Cracovia Krakow</td></tr> <tr><td>Romania</td><td width="5"> </td><td>SC Miercurea Ciuc</td></tr> <tr><td>Russia</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Salavat Yulayev Ufa</td></tr> <tr><td>Serbia</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Partizan Belgrade</td></tr> <tr><td>Singapore</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Harrys</td></tr> <tr><td>Slovakia</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Slovan Bratislava</td></tr> <tr><td>Slovenia</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Acroni Jesenice</td></tr> <tr><td>South Africa *</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Western Province</td></tr> <tr><td>Spain</td><td width="5"> </td><td>CG Puigcerda</td></tr> <tr><td>Sweden</td><td width="5"> </td><td>HV71 Jonkoping</td></tr> <tr><td>Switzerland</td><td width="5"> </td><td>ZSC Lions Zurich</td></tr> <tr><td>Thailand</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Curve Coyotes Bangkok</td></tr> <tr><td>Turkey</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Polis Akademisi Ankara</td></tr> <tr><td>Ukraine</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Sokil Kyiv</td></tr> <tr><td>United States (NHL)</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Detroit Red Wings</td></tr> <tr><td>United States (NCAA)</td><td width="5"> </td><td>Boston College</td></tr> </tbody></table>
* 2007 champions. 2008 championships not completed in the Southern hemisphere and Bulgaria.

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