February 18th, 2016 In News, World Cup 0 comments

The reborn World Cup of Hockey will have its first roster announcements on Mar. 2, the NHL announced Thursday. All eight teams will be required to announce a 16-man roster, including two goaltenders, on that date. They'll round out the rosters later. The announcements will be staggered throughout the day with Sportsnet's Hockey Central...

February 17th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, World Cup 0 comments

Which Detroit Red Wings players will represent their counrties or regions in the tournament? On March 1, the eight World Cup of Hockey teams will announce preliminary rosters ahead of the fall tournament. Sixteen players, including two goalies, will be announced by each team to start off the 2016 World Cup of Hockey festivities. Known for...

February 15th, 2016 In International Hockey, World Cup 0 comments

With just a couple weeks until all teams have to announce the first members of their roster, the Team Sweden World Cup roster projects to be a solid group with lots of talent up front, some speed and one of the best defensive groups in the World Cup. The below roster projection also ntoes the first 16 players who should be announced. On Mar. 2...

February 11th, 2016 In International Hockey, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

Gary Bettman may have some influence on the changes being made to the NHL Draft, but the biggest influences are coming from the other side of the pond. Thomas Roost is an NHL talent-scout from Switzerland, employed by Central Scouting Europe for 20 years and he speaks with The Hockey Writers about the internationally renowned Auston Matthews....

February 9th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Olympics 0 comments

Former Soviet league defenseman Leonids Beresnevs has been named the coach of the Latvian national team for the 2016 World Championship. The coaching contract expires at the end of the tournament, but has an option for "automatic extension," according to the IIHF. Those extensions kick in through the Olympic Qualification games in September...

February 9th, 2016 In International Hockey 0 comments

The 2015-16 Champions Hockey League (CHL) tournament wraps up on Tuesday with a championship game between the Finnish Liiga's Karpat Oulu and the Swedish league's Frölunda Gothenburg. It's been a dramatic tournament with some incredible stories, but the CHL isn't quite as popular in North America as Europe, so many aren't familiar with the...

February 8th, 2016 In International Hockey 0 comments

On February 9th, Finnish team Karpat Oulu and Swedish Frolunda Gothenburg are battling for the Champions Hockey League title, the crown of Europe. Frolunda has eliminated current Swiss Champion HC Davos in the semi-final with ease and will make it to the final the second straight year. Frolunda has therefore been in every CHL final since the...

February 5th, 2016 In Carolina Hurricanes, Injury Report, International Hockey, News 0 comments

Joni Pitkanen, who last played hockey in 2013 for the Carolina Hurricanes, will return to the ice after an incredibly difficult, three-year recovery. Karpat of the Finnish Liiga announced Friday that Pitkanen will join the team in Saturday's game. The team announced that after practicing with the team for a while, Pitkanen has signed a contract...

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