Previous Previews: Team Czech Republic Team Finland Team Sweden Team Canada Team Russia In the 2010 Vancouver games, Team USA beat the Canadians in the preliminary round and brought themRead More
Past Previews: Team Czech Republic Team Finland Team Sweden Team Russia Team Canada won the game they had to win, defeating the arch-rival Team USA in the gold medal game of theRead More
The last time Russia had the Olympic games it was summer, the height of the cold war, and no one wanted to go to Russia. More than three decades later, they are getting the Olympics again, and no event will match the attention given to hockey. The Russians adore their hockey, and the nation’s best athletes usually flock to the sport. In Sochi 2014, Russia is certain to ice an incredibly talented team, with more than enough motivation in front of rabid home crowds to bring home the gold medal.
After striking Gold in the 2006 Olympic Games, Sweden was considered one of the favorites to come out on top once again in 2010. Unfortunately, they disappointed — finishing inRead More
Finland has played the role of spoiler for the past two Olympic hockey tournaments, winning bronze in 2010 and silver in 2006. Though never considered among the pre-Olympic favorites, theRead More
Back in the old days of Czechoslovakia, the still-fused Czech Republic and Slovakia were a consistent threat to win Olympic gold. Though it also helped to have two of theRead More
Somewhere in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the office that serves as nerve central for the administrative body that determines the fates of young hopefuls all over the country has been busy. While other hockey entities may lay claim to down time and an off-season, USA Hockey (originally known as AHAUS until 1989) has been in a state of perpetual motion since 1936.