Team Europe: World Cup of Hockey Equipment Breakdown

Team Europe defied the odds and a lot of speculation to make it to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey finals. Personally, I didn’t see them going very far in the tournament but here they are. With Team North America eliminated (not making playoffs despite going 2-1 and defeating the top seeded team in the pool; i.e. poor tournament formatting), I don’t really care who wins. I’m just hoping for some awesome hockey to watch while we wait for the NHL season.

As we did with the Team North America equipment blog, we’ll review the sticks, skates, gloves and helmets.

Quick note on the equipment – gloves and helmets aren’t going to be 100% correct. There were a decent amount of players using pro-stock gloves, so I chose the closest existing line. As for helmets, we only broke it down as far as the helmet lines. So when it says Bauer RE-AKT, the helmet can be the RE-AKT 100, RE-AKT 75 or the original RE-AKT. The same goes for the CCM Resistance; it can be any helmet from the CCM Resistance helmet lineup, from top of the line to the cheapest.

Tobias Reider

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The 23 year old German sounds like he isn’t going to be reporting to the Coyotes after the World Cup, so we’ll see what ends up happening with him.

  • Skates: Bauer Vapor 1X
  • Stick: CCM RBZ Speedburner
  • Gloves: CCM Crazy Lights
  • Helmet: CCM FitLite

Nino Niederreiter

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Nino’s a Swiss Bauer man.

  • Skates: Bauer Supreme 1S
  • Stick: Bauer Nexus 1N
  • Gloves: Bauer Supreme MX3
  • Helmet: Bauer 4500

Marian Gaborik

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Sadly for some, Gaborik is out for the championship and the beginning of the NHL season with a broken foot.

  • Skates: Bauer Nexus
  • Stick: Easton Synergy HTX
  • Gloves: Easton Pro 4-Roll
  • Helmet: Bauer 4500

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

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The frenchman with an extremely French name will be exciting to watch in Philly in the years to come.

  • Skates: CCM JetSpeed
  • Stick: CCM RibCor Trigger
  • Gloves: CCM Tacks
  • Helmet: CCM Resistance

Mats Zuccarello

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The short and speedy Norwegian is always fun to watch. It’s also equally amusing to see him standing next to teammate, Zdeno Chara.

  • Skates: Bauer Vapor 1X
  • Stick: Easton Stealth CX
  • Gloves: Bauer Vapor Pro
  • Helmet: Bauer RE-AKT

Thomas Vanek

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Thomas Vanek will be headed to the Red Wings after the World Cup.

  • Skates: CCM Super Tacks
  • Stick: Warrior Dynasty HD1
  • Gloves: Warrior Covert QRL
  • Helmet: CCM FitLite

Tomas Tatar

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Tomas Tatar is another player heading back to Detroit.

  • Skates: CCM RibCor 50K
  • Stick: CCM RibCor Trigger
  • Gloves: CCM Pro Stock
  • Helmet: CCM Resistance

Frans Nielsen

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Also headed to the Red Wings. It’ll be a lot of fun to see this speedster join the team in Detroit.

  • Skates: Bauer Supreme 1S
  • Stick: Easton Stealth CX
  • Gloves: STX Surgeon
  • Helmet: Warrior Krown

Anze Kopitar

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Mr. Slovenia, the captain. Kopi is a Bauer man and such a pleasure to watch.

  • Skates: Bauer Vapor 1X
  • Stick: Bauer Nexus 1N
  • Gloves: Bauer Nexus
  • Helmet: Bauer RE-AKT

Marian Hossa

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The 37 year old Hossa is still a beast.

  • Skates: CCM RibCor 50K
  • Stick: CCM RibCor Trigger
  • Gloves: CCM 4-Rolls
  • Helmet: CCM FitLite

Jannik Hansen

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Jannik is a Danish 30 year old playing for the Canucks.

  • Skates: Jannik Hansen
  • Stick: Bauer Vapor 1X
  • Gloves: CCM 4-Roll
  • Helmet: Bauer RE-AKT

Leon Draisaitl

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Draisaitl is a young German who I envy because of his time playing with Connor McDavid last year.

  • Skates: CCM RibCor 50K
  • Stick: Warrior Dynasty HD1
  • Gloves: Warrior Dynasty AX1
  • Helmet: CCM FitLite

Mikkel Boedker

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The speedy Boedker will be heading to help the NHL runner-up’s make another cup run.

  • Skates: Bauer Vapor 1X
  • Stick: Warrior Covert QRL
  • Gloves: Warrior Covert
  • Helmet: Easton Synergy

Luca Sbisa

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He’s an Italian-born Swiss citizen, so he’s truly a Team Europe player.

  • Skates: Bauer Nexus
  • Stick: Bauer Nexus 1N
  • Gloves: Bauer Supreme MX3
  • Helmet: Bauer RE-AKT

Christian Ehrhoff

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This  German defenseman cannot take a good picture…

  • Skates: VH Footwear
  • Stick: CCM RBZ Revolution
  • Gloves: Warrior Covert QRL
  • Helmet: Bauer 4500

Mark Streit

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Streit is rocking the new 2016 Easton Synergy GX!

  • Skates: Bauer Supreme MX3
  • Stick: Easton Synergy GX
  • Gloves: Easton Synergy
  • Helmet: CCM Resistance

Andrej Sekera

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Sekera is going to continue to man the Edmonton blue line this upcoming season.

  • Skates: Bauer Nexus
  • Stick: Easton Stealth CX
  • Gloves: Warrior Dynasty AX1
  • Helmet: CCM Resistance

Dennis Seidenberg

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German, Bruin defenseman.

  • Skates: Bauer Supreme MX3
  • Stick: Bauer Nexus 1N
  • Gloves: Bauer Nexus
  • Helmet: Bauer RE-AKT

Roman Josi

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Josi is another D-man that’s so much fun to watch.

  • Skates: Bauer Vapor 1X
  • Stick: Bauer Supreme 1S
  • Gloves: CCM KFS
  • Helmet: CCM Resistance

Zdeno Chara

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Big Z is a Warrior man! And a big one at that.

  • Skates: Bauer Supreme MX3
  • Stick: Warrior Dynasty HD1
  • Gloves: Warrior Dynasty AX1
  • Helmet: Warrior Krown

Results

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Once again, the Bauer Vapor 1X are at the top of the list, but closely followed by the rest of the Bauer skate families.

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And the stick results…


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