Ice Hockey World Championship Monster – €10k Prize pool

The ice hockey world championships have reached the quarterfinals stage and we are running a €10,000 contest as the championships now get down to the all-important last eight.

This special  Monster contest features two buy-ins, €50 & €4. The two prize pools have prizes totaling €10,000 and €1500 respectively depending on the buy-in of which contest you enter.


If this is your first time playing in a hockey Monster contest, let me break down some of the key details you need to know. This week’s contest features 4 matches, two games starting at 14:20 BST and the other two matches starting at 18:20 BST.

The rules for selecting your team are very simple to follow. You will be required to pick 8 players to fill out your roster whilst staying within a budget of €80m. No captains or vice-captains are needed, safety net is enabled though (only applies for goaltender)

You can select up to a maximum of 3 players from the same team. Your 8 players must consist of 4 forwards 3 defenders and one goaltender.No bench is needed.

Standard scoring applies to this contest ( please note no points are awarded for blocks and hits)

This contest can be multi-centered, with a maximum entry limit of 20 entries per user.

With the rules covered, let’s take a look at the 4 quarterfinals.


Germany v Czech Republic

Germany finished second in Group A with 5 wins and scoring 26 goals in the process Daniel Fischbuch (9.0m) led team Germany with 4 goals on only eight shots he is not a high volume shooter but one who seems to have a knack for scoring. You may also want to consider Leonhard Pfoderi (10.8m) who had 3 goals and Matthias Plachta (9.6m) who also found the net three times as other choices but at slightly more expensive options.

The Czech Republic finished third in group B with 4 wins and only netting 19 goals in their seven matches. Matej Blumel (10.9m) comes into the quarterfinals in good form scoring 4 goals in the group stages and certainly warrants consideration. David Pastrnak (13.3m) has only played 4 games as was late arriving as he was involved with the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but with 3 goals and 18 shots, he is certainly a player to respect with multi-goal upside.

Sweden v Canada 

Certainly, the game of the tournament so far as these two heavyweights square off on Thursday afternoon. Both teams had 5 wins in the early rounds, with Canada edging the goals, leading 34-27. The top two goalscorers of the tournament will face off in this game Rasmus Asplund (11.5m) for Sweden and Pierre-Luc Dubois (13.2m) for Canada, so far the pair have scored 12 goals between them and will see plenty of power-play time both will certainly be in my player pool. If you need a cheaper option Adam Lowry (8.8m) is well worth a look having scored 3 times in his 7 games played.

Switzerland v USA

Switzerland has been the surprise team of the tournament so far winning group A with 6 regulation wins and winning the other game on penalties. Denis Malgin (11.1m) with 5 goals and Nico Hischier (11.8m) also with 5 goals are the two players to focus on here with both seeing valuable power-play time, any team Switzerland stacks should start with these two stars.

Team USA finished fourth in group B and it has certainly been a struggle with 3 wins and only scoring 18 goals in the 7 matches. Kieffer Bellows (9.5m) leads the Americans with 3 goals, others to consider would be Alex Galchenyuk (10.9m) and Seth Jones (11.9m) both are more than capable of finding the net.

Finland v Slovakia 

Finland topped group A with 25 goals scored and they only conceded 5 goals in the 7 group matches they have played. The hosts will be looking to advance to the semi-finals at the expense of Slovakia on Thursday evening. Mikael Granlund (12.1m) with 3 goals and Sakuri Manninen (12.6m) also with 3 goals and 4 assists look like the likely players to feature on a well-balanced team.

Slovakia has done well to reach the knockout phase but looks a little overmatched against the hosts. Tomas Tatar (10.7m) with 3 goals and 3 assists could surprise and at low ownership well worth a flier in a big tournament.


Here is an example of a build with some of the players I have mentioned of course in Ice hockey stacking is a valuable strategy to use and would recommend going with at least two players from the same team wherever possible.

Best of luck in the contest  I hope to see you on that leaderboard!

@smodfs (Twitter)


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Best of luck

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