What country won the first World Cup of Hockey?
World Cup of Hockey refers to ice hockey only. For field hockey, refer to the related questions. ---- The first World Cup of Hockey was held in 1996, and was won by the United States. It was developed from the Canada Cup, which was first played in 1976 and won by Canada.
There was no Hockey World Cup in 2008. The previous Cup was held in 2006, where Germany beat Australia in the men's competition (in Germany) and the Netherlands beat Australia in the women's competition (in Spain). The following World Cup will be held in 2010, in New Delhi, India. 'Hockey World Cup' refers to field hockey only. For the 2008 ice hockey world cup, see the related questions.