From Ankara to Ufa

Champions from 53 IIHF member nations had reason to celebrate

05.08.2011
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Some of the champions from all over the world: Boston Bruins (NHL), HC Davos (Switzerland), Salavat Yulayev Ufa (Russia), Ocelari Trinec (Czech Republic).

National championships were staged in 53 IIHF member nations in the 2010-2011 season and many teams had reason to celebrate from A like Abu Dhabi to Z in Zagreb. Here's the annual champions' list. Congratulations to all the teams!

<table> <tbody><tr><td>Armenia:</td><td>Urartu Yerevan</td></tr> <tr><td>Australia:</td><td>Melbourne Ice (2010 champion)</td></tr> <tr><td>Austria:</td><td>Red Bull Salzburg</td></tr> <tr><td>Belarus:</td><td>Yunost Minsk</td></tr> <tr><td>Belgium:</td><td>White Caps Turnhout</td></tr> <tr><td>Bosnia & Herzegovina:</td><td>Bosna Centar Sarajevo</td></tr> <tr><td>Bulgaria:</td><td>Slavia Sofia</td></tr> <tr><td>Canada (best CAN NHL team):</td><td>Vancouver Canucks</td></tr> <tr><td>Canada (Memorial Cup):</td><td>Saint John Sea Dogs</td></tr> <tr><td>China:</td><td>Harbin</td></tr> <tr><td>Chinese Taipei:</td><td>Sababa Bears Taipei</td></tr> <tr><td>Croatia:</td><td>Medvescak Zagreb</td></tr> <tr><td>Czech Republic:</td><td>Ocelari Trinec</td></tr> <tr><td>Denmark:</td><td>Blue Fox Herning</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">DPR Korea:</td><td rowspan="1">Phyongchol</td></tr> <tr><td>Estonia:</td><td>Kalev-Välk Tartu</td></tr> <tr><td>Finland:</td><td>HIFK Helsinki</td></tr> <tr><td>France:</td><td>Rouen Dragons</td></tr> <tr><td>Germany:</td><td>Eisbären Berlin</td></tr> <tr><td>Great Britain (league champion):</td><td>Sheffield Steelers</td></tr> <tr><td>Great Britain (playoff champion):</td><td>Nottingham Panthers</td></tr> <tr><td>Greece:</td><td>ARIS Saloniki</td></tr> <tr><td>Hong Kong:</td><td>Hongkong Penguins</td></tr> <tr><td>Hungary:</td><td>Sapa Fehervar AV19</td></tr> <tr><td>Iceland:</td><td>Skautafelag Akureyri</td></tr> <tr><td>India:</td><td>Indo Tibetan Border Police (invitational; championship in October)</td></tr> <tr><td>Israel:</td><td>HC Metulla</td></tr> <tr><td>Italy:</td><td>Asiago Hockey</td></tr> <tr><td>Japan (Asia League):</td><td>Tohoku Free Blades (co-champion)</td></tr> <tr><td>Japan (National League):</td><td>Nippon Cranes Kushiro</td></tr> <tr><td>Kazakhstan:</td><td>Beibarys Atyrau</td></tr> <tr><td>Korea:</td><td>Anyang Halla (also: co-champion Asia League)</td></tr> <tr><td>Kyrgyzstan:</td><td>Gornyak Ak-Tuz</td></tr> <tr><td>Latvia:</td><td>Liepaja Metalurgs</td></tr> <tr><td>Lithuania:</td><td>Sporto Centras Elektrenai</td></tr> <tr><td>Malaysia:</td><td>Asian Tigers Kuala Lumpur</td></tr> <tr><td>Mexico:</td><td>Teotihuacan Priests</td></tr> <tr><td>Mongolia:</td><td>Baganuur</td></tr> <tr><td>Netherlands:</td><td>HYS The Hague</td></tr> <tr><td>New Zealand:</td><td>Botany Swarm (2010 champion)</td></tr> <tr><td>Norway:</td><td>Sparta Sarpsborg</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>Salavat Yulayev Ufa</td></tr> <tr><td>Serbia :</td><td>Partizan Belgrade</td></tr> <tr><td>Slovakia:</td><td>HC Kosice</td></tr> <tr><td>Slovenia:</td><td>Acroni Jesenice</td></tr> <tr><td>South Africa:</td><td>Gauteng</td></tr> <tr><td>Spain:</td><td>CH Jaca</td></tr> <tr><td>Sweden:</td><td>Färjestad Karlstad</td></tr> <tr><td>Switzerland:</td><td>HC Davos</td></tr> <tr><td>Thailand:</td><td>Pattaya Oilers Bangkok</td></tr> <tr><td>Turkey:</td><td>Baskent Yildizlari Ankara</td></tr> <tr><td>Ukraine:</td><td>Donbas Donetsk</td></tr> <tr><td>United Arab Emirates:</td><td>Abu Dhabi Storm</td></tr> <tr><td>USA (NHL):</td><td>Boston Bruins</td></tr> <tr><td>USA (NCAA):</td><td>University of Minnesota Duluth</td></tr> </tbody></table>

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