Christmas Cup

CHRISTMAS LIONS CUP 2024 International ice hockey tournament for youth and juniors

For Christmas Cup it contest yearly in christmas time since 1999. The best clubs and prestige drafts from all Europe participate periodically in this tournament, i.a. from England, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Belorussia, Denmark, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Latvia). During its existence the toutnament visited quite a number of cities of Czech republic (Praha, Plzeň, Kladno, Litvínov, Děčín, Chomutov, Kadaň, Litoměřice, Teplice, Bílinu a Most). It is fact, that the tournament is the big sport and culture event, because since first annual volume visited christmas cup a lot of famed celebrities from the public, sport and culture life. Remember at the least the hetman of north czech periphery, Mr. Jiří Šulc, city's mayor, Mr. Josef Horáček, city's mayor, Mr. Jiří Kulhánek, olympic winner, World champion and coach of last world champions, Mr. Vladimír Růžička, Stanley Cup winner, Mr. Petr Klíma, world champions, Mr. Jiří Kučera, Mr. František Kučera and Mr. Vladimír Kameš, singer, Mrs. Kristýna and music group Koule, wind orchestra Mostečanka and music group Miniband with singer, Mrs. Brigita Šebestová. During this years extended the tournament and that's why it belong to the biggest international ice hockey tournaments for youth and juniors in the Czech republic.

CHRISTMAS LIONS CUP 2024 Proposition

1) Tournament dates and time, age of players and system of the tournament

Category Year Date
U09 2016 & younger 16/12 – 18/12
U10 2015 & younger 16/12 – 18/12
U12 2013 & younger 19/12 – 21/12
U13 2012 & younger 27/12 – 29/12
U14 2011 & younger 19/12 – 21/12
U15 2010 & younger 27/12 – 29/12

Participating teams are divided to groups where they meet each other in group. After group games continue play-off games and games for final placement in the tournament. Eeach team has guaranteed to play 5 games in the tournament. Organizer reserves the right to adjust the game time. Girls in age categories U 14–15 can be up to 2 years older, girls in age categories U 09–13 can be max. 1 year older.

2) Game times

  • In age categories U 12–15: 2x20 min. effective/stopped time, according to the rules of ice hockey.
  • In age categories U 9 - 10: 2x20 min. of gross time (play 3 players and 1 goalie) according to the rules of mini ice hockey.

3) Rating of the tournament

  1. in groups: number of points achieved, mutual matches, goal difference, more goals scored, lot.
  2. in play-off: winner of game must be known. If game finish in tie, penalty shots will apply (at first each team has 3 shots, then 1 shot until final decision). Note: Penalty shots must be done always “with a new player”. It is NOT allowed to use the same player for more penalty shots!!!

4) Prizes

  • each active participant of the tournament will receive a commemorative photo
  • after each match - announcement of the best players of match (diploma + some prize)
  • all teams will receive diplomas according to their final standing
  • teams on 1st-3rd place will receive cups and medals for each player
  • will be awarded also the best goalie, the best forward, the best defenseman, the most productive player

5) Conditions and way of login

Login to 30/09/2024 on e-mail: Upon receipt of your application we will send you more info about the tournament and an invoice for the entry fee, accommodation, meals and transportation. Till 15/11/2024 you will receive game schedule of the tournament. By receiving game schedule of the tournament your participation is confirmed.

6) Entry fee

The entry fee for the tournament in age categories U 09–10 is 650 Euros and in age categories U 12–15 is 800 Euros, which covers ice rink rental, organisational matters,time keeping, referees, awards, opening ceremony, video service, photographer, result service, info, skill competitions, interpreter etc. Please note that the tournament application is valid only when the registration fee is paid! The entry fee will be forfeited in favor of the organizer in case of cancellation of participation, non-compliance with the tournament regulations.

7) Accommodation and meals

Each team, which will have interest to participate in Autumn Cup should fill in the entry form. We ensure accommodation and catering. Accommodation and meals are provided exclusively by the organizer of the tournament. If you wish, we can ensure also bus service, Praguesightseeing with special Englishspeaking guide, lunch at Czech stylish restaurant near Charles bridge or Venceslas square, translator, trips etc.

8) Cancellation fees

50 % off invoices 15 to 30 days, 80 % off invoices 4 to 14 days, 100 % off invoices 1 to 3 days before arrival.

9) Ice cleaning

In games 2x20 min. effective/stopped time - after each game, in games 2x20 min. of gross time after 2 matches.

10) Health services

Guaranteed by organizer.

11) Objections

All objections are necessary to be handed in written form at last in 15 minutes after finishing of the match to management and enclose the deposit of 500 CZK (Czech crowns). In case that the tournament management acknowledges your protest you will get the deposit back.

12) Referees

Group of referees is guaranteed by cup organizer.

13) Team jerseys

Each team has to bring 2 sets of team jerseys of different colours.

14) Identification of players

Foreign teams: passports, Czech teams: players’ cards.


Chairmanship of the tournament Christmas Lions Cup

Vl. Majakovského 2093
434 01 Most, Czech Republic
ID: 018 02 488
TAX: CZ01802488

Bank Addres:

Komerční banka a.s.
Na Příkopě 33 č.p.969
114 07 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Bank account number is:

IBAN: CZ14 0100 0001 1567 9955 0237

General manager of the tournament Christmas Lions Cup

Zdeněk Kolman

Manager for Europe, Scandinavia and North Amerika

Radek Bachtík

Manager for Europe

Vitalii Dobryshkin

Manager for Russia and Germany

Arsen Saakyan