the trophy for the best player in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Cup 2022

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›Finland’s Juho Olkinuora named ‘Most Valuable Player’ in Tampere Tournament

›ŠKODA Design has been designing crystal glass trophies since 2018

›The Czech carmaker has been heavily involved in the World Ice Hockey Championship since 1992

Finland won the 86th IIHF World Championship in men’s ice hockey. Finland beat Canada 4-3 in an exciting match in Tampere. The Czech national team finished in third place and won the bronze medal for the first time in ten years. Finland’s Juho Olkinuora was delighted to win the ‘Most Valuable Player’ trophy as the tournament’s best player. After the final, he received the ŠKODA Design Trophy made of bohemian crystal glass from ŠKODA AUTO’s board member for People & Culture Maren Gräf.

It was the gripping end to an exciting tournament that finally took place in front of fans in the stands from 13 to 29 May: Finland beat Canada 4: 3 at the World Cup in Tampere, thus deciding the 86th World Ice Hockey Championship for men. The Czech national team finished in third place and won the bronze medal for the first time in ten years.

With Juho Olkinuora, the Finns had the tournament’s best player in their ranks. After the final, he received the crystal glass trophy designed by ŠKODA Design for the tournament’s ‘most valuable player’ from ŠKODA AUTO’s board member for People & Culture Maren Gräf. When he designed and cut the trophy, Peter Olah, head of interior design at ŠKODA AUTO, was inspired by skating rinks on the ice. The sculpture combines the harmonious proportions, the strikingly drawn lines and the emotionally charged design language of the current ŠKODA models with the dynamics of ice hockey. The trophy, which is 35 centimeters high, 22 centimeters wide and weighs five kilos, was first blown into a mold before it then got its artful, artistic finish.

As the main sponsor of the event, ŠKODA AUTO once again made a fleet of 45 vehicles available to the organizers of this year’s World Cup, including 15 purely battery-powered ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV. In addition, 30 SUPERB iV (combined fuel consumption 1.7 – 1.5 l / 100 km, combined CO2 emissions 38 – 34 g / km) and the KODIAQ tournament organizers made mobile.

ŠKODA was also the exclusive partner of the IIHF app at this World Cup. It offered ice hockey fans important information about tournament events such as results, statistics and a live ticker including goal alerts.

ŠKODA AUTO has been involved in international ice hockey at the World Cup for 30 years. In 1992, the automaker was initially involved as a mobility partner in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships and only a year later was the official main sponsor of the tournament. In 2017, the partnership between ŠKODA AUTO and the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships was recognized as a Guinness World Record for the longest main sponsorship in the history of the World Sports Championships.

The stated consumption and emission values ​​were determined in accordance with the statutory measurement methods. As of September 1, 2017, certain new vehicles are already type-approved according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Since September 1, 2018, the new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) has replaced the previous driving cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emission values ​​measured according to WLTP are in many cases higher than those measured according to NEDC. Further information on the differences between WLTP and NEDC can be found at

The NEDC values ​​are currently still mandatory to be communicated. In the case of new vehicles type-approved according to WLTP, the NEDC values ​​are derived from the WLTP values. The additional specification of the WLTP values ​​can be provided voluntarily until their mandatory use. If the NEDC values ​​are given as ranges, they do not refer to a single, individual vehicle and are not part of the offer. They are used exclusively for comparison between the different vehicle types. Optional equipment and accessories (accessories, tire size, etc.) may affect relevant vehicle parameters, such as For example, weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics change and, in addition to weather and traffic conditions as well as individual driving behavior, affect fuel consumption, power consumption, CO2 emissions and a vehicle’s mileage.

Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official, specific CO2 emissions from new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption for new passenger cars”, which is available at all points of sale and at DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth -Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen (, is available free of charge.

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