The first idea about the WORLD CUP in university hockey was planted in 2017 and thanks to EUHA – European University Hockey Association and its writing of the European project “Sport and Education in Europe – change of status quo” in the Erasmus+ program. Dreams and plans turned into reality mainly thanks to the cooperation between EUHA – European University Hockey Association, ACHA – American Collegiate Hockey Association and RSHL – Russia Student Hockey League
The World Cup of College Hockey “WCoCH 2018” was organized for the first time in history, in the cities of Banska Bystrica, Brezno, Slovakia and Krynica-Zdroj, Poland. Three international selections of university hockey associations met at the World Cup. These select teams represented the USA, Russia and a European Union consisting of 4 EU nationalities (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland)
GOLD METAL: SHL – Student Hockey League
SILVER METAL: ACHA – American Collegiate Hockey Association
BRONZ METAL: EUHA – European University Hockey Association
Between the years 2019 – 2022, due to the global COVID pandemic, planning for the organization of all international events has been canceled or suspended. In 2022, the idea of organizing a World Cup organization came up again. Romania, specifically the hockey academy from Szeklerland, expressed interest in organizing such event.
The World Cup of University Hockey 2023 -This will be the second time in history that different collegiate hockey associations: The European University Hockey Association (EUHA) from Europe; and the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) from the United States, representing 8 countries (USA, CANADA, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, POLAND, SWEDEN, HUNGARY) will compete in an organized international collegiate ice hockey World Championship. This special event will be held Carta, (Karcfalta) in Romania.
All teams will have the opportunity to participate in several highly competitive hockey games. This event will also serve as an opportunity for best practice exchanges in the areas of developing university hockey leagues, organizing sporting events, and sharing the structure and intersection of the most relevant aspects of academic and athletic lives of students who want to successfully build their dual career.
We are confident that the participation of all associations, nations in this event will generate a great outcome for the further development of university hockey worldwide.