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57 champions around the world

31.08.2013
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Emotional moments with some of the champions from around the world. T-B, L-R: Dynamo Moscow in Russia, SC Bern in Switzerland, the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL, Cracovia Krakow in Poland, the Tohoku Free Blades in the Asia League and the Rouen Dragons in France. Photos: Alexei Filippov / RIA Novosti, Sandro Stutz / hockeyfans.ch, Brian Babineau / Getty Images, Cracovia Krakow, Nagayama Reiji, Rouen Dragons

ZURICH – In dozens of countries hockey teams celebrated championship wins or are approaching the finals in the southern hemisphere. Time to publish our annual champions’ list.

<table> <tbody><tr><td>Australia:</td><td>Melbourne Ice (2012 champion)</td></tr> <tr><td>Austria:</td><td>KAC Klagenfurt</td></tr> <tr><td>Belarus:</td><td>Neman Grodno</td></tr> <tr><td>Belgium:</td><td>Leuven Chiefs</td></tr> <tr><td>Bosnia & Herzegovina:</td><td>Stari Grad Vukovi Sarajevo</td></tr> <tr><td>Bulgaria:</td><td>CSKA Sofia</td></tr> <tr><td>Canada (Memorial Cup):</td><td>Halifax Mooseheads</td></tr> <tr><td>Canada (Allan Cup):</td><td>Bentley Generals</td></tr> <tr><td>China:</td><td>Qiqihar</td></tr> <tr><td>Croatia:</td><td>Medvescak Zagreb</td></tr> <tr><td>Czech Republic:</td><td>Skoda Plzen</td></tr> <tr><td>Denmark:</td><td>SønderjyskE Vojens</td></tr> <tr><td>DPR Korea:</td><td>Pyongchol</td></tr> <tr><td>Estonia:</td><td>Viiking Sport Tallinn</td></tr> <tr><td>Finland:</td><td>Ässät Pori</td></tr> <tr><td>France:</td><td>Rouen Dragons</td></tr> <tr><td>Georgia:</td><td>Ice Knights Tbilisi</td></tr> <tr><td>Germany:</td><td>Eisbären Berlin</td></tr> <tr><td>Great Britain:</td><td>Nottingham Panthers</td></tr> <tr><td>Greece:</td><td>Iptameni Athens</td></tr> <tr><td>Hong Kong:</td><td>Golden Castle</td></tr> <tr><td>Hungary:</td><td>Dunaujvaros</td></tr> <tr><td>Iceland:</td><td>Skautafelag Akureyrar</td></tr> <tr><td>Israel:</td><td>Rishon Devils</td></tr> <tr><td>Italy:</td><td>Asiago Hockey</td></tr> <tr><td>Japan (Asia League):</td><td>Tohoku Free Blades</td></tr> <tr><td>Japan (nat'l league):</td><td>Oji Eagles Tomakomai</td></tr> <tr><td>Kazakhstan:</td><td>Yertis Pavlodar</td></tr> <tr><td>Korea:</td><td>High1 Chuncheon</td></tr> <tr><td>Kuwait:</td><td>Qadsia</td></tr> <tr><td>Kyrgyzstan:</td><td>Alatoo-Dordoi Naryn</td></tr> <tr><td>Latvia:</td><td>SMScredit.lv Riga</td></tr> <tr><td>Lithuania:</td><td>Energija Elektrenai</td></tr> <tr><td>Luxembourg:</td><td>Tornado Luxembourg</td></tr> <tr><td>Malaysia:</td><td>Jazura Kuala Lumpur</td></tr> <tr><td>Mexico:</td><td>Tigres Monterrey</td></tr> <tr><td>Mongolia:</td><td>Adamas-Falcons Otgon Od Ulaanbaatar</td></tr> <tr><td>Netherlands:</td><td>HYS The Hague</td></tr> <tr><td>New Zealand:</td><td>Canterbury Red Devils</td></tr> <tr><td>Norway:</td><td>Stavanger Oilers</td></tr> <tr><td>Poland:</td><td>Cracovia Krakow</td></tr> <tr><td>Romania:</td><td>HSC Csikszereda</td></tr> <tr><td>Russia:</td><td>Dynamo Moscow</td></tr> <tr><td>Serbia:</td><td>Partizan Belgrade</td></tr> <tr><td>Singapore:</td><td>Singapore Scotia Bank</td></tr> <tr><td>Slovakia:</td><td>HKm Zvolen</td></tr> <tr><td>Slovenia:</td><td>Olimpija Ljubljana</td></tr> <tr><td>South Africa:</td><td>Cape Town Penguins (2012 champion)</td></tr> <tr><td>Spain:</td><td>Bipolo Vitoria-Gasteiz</td></tr> <tr><td>Sweden:</td><td>Skellefteå AIK</td></tr> <tr><td>Switzerland:</td><td>SC Bern</td></tr> <tr><td>Thailand:</td><td>JOG Sport Ice Jackets Bangkok</td></tr> <tr><td>Turkey:</td><td>Baskent Yildizlari Ankara</td></tr> <tr><td>Ukraine:</td><td>Donbass Donetsk</td></tr> <tr><td>United Arab Emirates:</td><td>Dubai Mighty Camels</td></tr> <tr><td>USA (Stanley Cup):</td><td>Chicago Blackhawks</td></tr> <tr><td>USA (NCAA):</td><td>Yale University</td></tr> </tbody></table>

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