January 26th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Women's Hockey 0 comments

Fresh back from a winter break, Germany's top women's ice hockey league set a world record with a 54-round shootout between the Memmingen Indians and EC Bergkamen. The lengthy shootout came on the heels of a late-game rally by Memmingen to tie the game and wound up taking a full 30 minutes just for the shootout. Bergkamen went up 3-1 with 4:43...

January 25th, 2016 In Column, Hockey History, International Hockey 0 comments

The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association and Russia have been at odds and chances are that the chilliness of their relationship will evolve into an all-out sporting Cold War. Jim Proudfoot reports in the Toronto Star that Gordon Juckes has told other CAHA executives that the organization should review the situation and decide whether it even wants...

January 23rd, 2016 In Humor, International Hockey, KHL, News 0 comments

In the "most entertaining shootout" contest at the 2016 KHL All-Star Game in Moscow, Linus Omark decided to fire up his stick. Literally. Unfortunately for him and for Team East, his attempt wasn't successful. However, the judge still decided to award him with the best attempt, getting a point for his team in the "Master Show". Team East won the...

January 20th, 2016 In Kings Prospects, Los Angeles Kings, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The WJC ended a couple of weeks ago and the Los Angeles Kings had two silver medallists in Alexander Dergachyov and Damir Sharipzyanov. Especially Dergachyov had a good tournament, being iced in most key situations and earning good ice time, even if he wasn't a top scorer for his team. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the...

January 19th, 2016 In International Hockey, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects 0 comments

With mid-term ranking for the 2016 NHL draft slowly trickling out, the debate between Auston Matthews and Jesse Puljujarvi is gaining steam following Puljujarvi's historic performance at the 2016 World Junior Championship. After a performance like that, any NHL scout would be remiss to skip the conversation of Matthews vs. Puljujarvi. But it...

January 18th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Olympics 0 comments

Josef Jandac has been named the new coach of the Czech national team, starting with this fall's World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. His contract also includes the 2017 World Championship in Germany/France, the 2018 World Championship in Denmark and the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, according to an announcement at the IIHF...

January 17th, 2016 In International Hockey, KHL, News 0 comments

The Kontinental Hockey League has recently announced the full 2016 All-Star game rosters on its official website. The 2016 All-Star game will be held on January 23rd at the brand-new VTB Arena in Moscow, which opened less than one year ago. It will be the second All-Star game held in the Russian capital city, after the famous 2009 game on the Red...

January 15th, 2016 In News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

How excited is Finland about their recent World Junior Championship gold medal performance? They're putting Kasperi Kapanen's overtime goal celebration on a postage stamp, commemorating the Finnish World Juniors team's gold medal. The stamp is a photograph, taken by photographer Yelena Rusko, of Kapanen celebrating his golden goal with...

January 12th, 2016 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

The Champions Hockey League (CHL) is set to kick off the first leg of the semifinals on Tuesday with HC Davos of the NLA facing Frolunda Gothenburg of the SHL, and Lukko Rauma and Karpat Oulu, both of the Finnish Liiga, taking each other on. The winner on aggregate of each two game series heads to the CHL championship. Whether you follow...

January 9th, 2016 In International Hockey, Maple Leafs Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

For the second time in three years Finland has captured World Juniors gold by way of the overtime golden goal. First it was Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen knocking off the home country of Sweden in Malmö, and most recently, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Kasperi Kapanen secured the gold against Russia in front of a home crowd in...

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