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In 1993, the Minnesota Stars became the first North American team to compete in Europe, traveling to Erlangen, Germany for a tournament featuring teams from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Slovenia.

In 1995, the Stars, as an exhibition team, competed in the Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association National Championships, held in Toronto. In 1996 the Stars were invited to the CEWHA National Championships, held in Calgary, and again in 1998 in London, Ontario.

The Minnesota Stars friendly association with the CEWHA, continued in 2000, as the team traveled to Toronto for the CEWHA National Championships. The Stars had their most successful tournament to date, as they brought home the North American Cup. The Stars also won the U.S. Invitational Cup, by defeating the Michigan All-Stars. The trip was capped when the Stars own Chris Kram was named Tournament Most Valuable Player, the first time a U.S. player was eligible to win the award.

In 2001, the Minnesota Stars hosted the PowerHockey World Cup at Augsburg College in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN which drew teams from all over the world. The Stars finished in 4th place after losing to Finland in a overtime shoot-out in the Bronze medal game. Chris Kram was awarded with the Tournament MVP award.

In 2004, the Minnesota Stars hosted the N.A.P.H.A. PowerHockey Cup at Augsburg College in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN which is the elite power wheelchair hockey championship in North America. The newly formed North American PowerHockey Association ( N.A.P.H.A.)is a joint effort of the Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (C.E.W.H.A.) and the U.S. Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (U.S.E.W.H.A.). The Stars defeated the Toronto Rock 4-1 for the first time to win the PowerHockey Cup! Both Stars Captains received awards, with Chris Kram winning Tournament MVP and Steve Onsum receiving the Championship Game MVP.

In 2006, the Minnesota Stars wil travel to Calgary, Alberta, Canada for the second time in team history (first trip was 1996) to compete for the PowerHockey Cup 2006! The Stars will face teams from Calgary, Michigan, North Carolina/Baltimore, Toronto and the Minnesota Saints. For more information and tournament results go to the official tournament web site.

 

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