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Will Canada hit jackpot?

Will Canada hit jackpot?

Undefeated semi-finalist can earn CHF 1 million

Published 16.05.2015 21:27 GMT+2 | Author IIHF/Infront
Will Canada hit jackpot?
Will Canada hit the jackpot with two more regulation-time wins? Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
For the first time the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship features an additional prize money scheme for teams that win all games in regulation time.

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is adding a new highlight to its annual flagship event – the Infront Team Jackpot. The IIHF’s exclusive media and marketing partner Infront Sports & Media has funded an innovative recurring one million Swiss Franc jackpot starting with the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in the Czech Republic. The jackpot requires competing national teams to win all their games played during the tournament in regulation time.

With the upcoming semi-finals Canada vs. Czech Republic (Sat., 16 May, 15:15) and USA vs. Russia (Sat., 16 May, 19:15), Canada is the only team remaining in this year’s competition that is in the position to win this year’s jackpot for the first time.

With the introduction of the Team Jackpot, Infront together with the IIHF is aiming to further raise the appeal and excitement of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship for fans, media and commercial partners and at the same time provide a unique additional incentive to the participating National Teams and the IIHF Member Associations.

As a long-standing partner to the IIHF, Infront provides a recurring prize money jackpot of 1 CHF million to the Member National Association of the IIHF if the respective team wins the World Championship title fulfilling the defined criteria. Winning the Team Jackpot requires superior dominance and team performance – the challenge demands winning all ten games of the tournament in regulation time. This is possible. However, although several teams became World Champion undefeated, only a few of them won all games in regulation time. During the past 25, years only three teams have achieved Team Jackpot status in the history of the event:

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Canada 1994 (8-0-0)
Russia 2012 (10-0-0-0)
Russia 2014 (10-0-0-0)


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