Meghan Agosta (VancityAllie/Flickr)

Women’s World Championships: Semifinal Preview

Quarterfinals Recap Finland 1, Germany 0 The Finns earned a hard-fought victory over the Germans on Friday, advancing to play the U.S. in the semifinals on Monday, April 8th at […]

by · April 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Women's Hockey
Kacey Bellamy (SaraMelikian/Flickr)

Team USA Preview: 2013 Women’s World Championships

The Americans, world champion runner-ups in 2012, have announced their 23-player roster for this year’s tournament in Ottawa, Ontario. The United States will look to avenge their 5-4 overtime loss […]

by · April 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Women's Hockey
Connor McDavid: 2015 NHL Draft Eligible forward will be relied upon for offense for Team Canada at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship. (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

NHL Draft Radar: Team Canada U18 Projected Roster

Guest post by Eldon MacDonald (edited by @ChrisRalphTHW)   I thought that I would take a stab at projecting Team Canada’s U18 team for the upcoming U18 World Championship, commencing […]

by · April 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, NHL Entry Draft
Hayley Wickenheiser (VancityAllie/Flickr)

Team Canada Preview: 2013 Women’s World Championships

The hosts and defending world champion Canadians have named their roster for this year’s IIHF World Championships, in Ottawa, Ontario. Hockey Canada settled on their 23-player roster without holding a selection camp, but they did tweak things just a bit from last year’s squad.

by · March 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Women's Hockey
Rudi Ball, 1936 and a Deal with the Devil

Rudi Ball, 1936 and a Deal with the Devil

Picture yourself. You’re a star hockey player in your home nation. You guided your underdog national team to an Olympic bronze medal against bigger, stronger, and more seasoned hockey teams. […]

by · March 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, International Hockey
Buchnevich has the offensive skill like Patrick Kane. (Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

2014 Olympic Preview: That’s Right, USA Will Win The Gold Medal

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 them […]

by · March 19, 2013 · 5 comments · International Hockey, Olympics
Sidney Crosby is one of many Team Canada hopefuls high on talent, but low on international ice experience. (VancityAllie/Flickr)

2014 Olympic Preview: Can Goaltending Concerns Cost Canada Gold?

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 the […]

by · March 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
Ilya Kovalchuk (syume/Flickr)

2014 Olympic Preview: Can Russia Skate to Glory on Home Ice?

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.

by · March 16, 2013 · 6 comments · Olympics
Canucks Falter in October

2014 Olympic Preview: Can The Swedes Return To Gold Medal Glory?

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 in […]

by · March 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics
Teemu Selanne (James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE)

2014 Olympic Hockey Preview: Can Finland Medal For Third Straight Time?

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, the […]

by · March 14, 2013 · 1 comment · Archives, Olympics
Jaromir Jagr (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

2014 Olympic Hockey Preview: Is Czech Republic Still a Major Power?

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 the […]

by · March 12, 2013 · 1 comment · International Hockey, Olympics
Sidney Crosby is one of many Team Canada hopefuls high on talent, but low on international ice experience. (VancityAllie/Flickr)

Team Canada: An Early Look at Sochi 2014

With the Sochi Olympics coming up in a year from now, it’s usually the time where people start keeping an eye on the NHL and an eye on potential candidates […]

by · February 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Olympics, Previews and Predictions