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99 Years of exciting hockey
Dr Carl Spengler from Davos – son of Dr Alexander Spengler, who laid the foundations for Davos becoming a health resort – was an enthusiastic fan of the ice hockey club HC Davos, founded in 1921. In an effort to support his club, but also to promote contact between nations that had been on opposing sides during the First World War, he donated a challenge cup at Christmas in 1923. According to the foundation charter, he wanted to offer nations that had previously been enemies the opportunity to test their strength in peaceful battles and to take one another’s hand in friendship.