DEL (Deutsche Eishockeyliga) logo on three pucks

DEL Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

The German professional ice hockey league (Deutsche Eishockeyliga – DEL) celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014. The history of the league is definitely shorter than the history of ice hockey […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International Hockey
Adrian Kempe (Photo: Håkan-Nordström)

THW’s List Of Prospects Playing In The SHL (14-15 Edition)

In the 2014-15 season, a total of 46 players will skate in the SHL, the top-tier Swedish League, formerly known as ElitSerien. Please note that this list includes only players […]

Europe's Champions Hockey League eager to fill in arenas

Champions Hockey League Starts Anew in Europe

The International Ice Hockey Federation and major European ice hockey stakeholders, clubs re-launched the Champions Hockey League last week. The re-launch in August 2014 follows the league’s initial failure to […]

by · August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · International Hockey
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Interview With Iron Mike Keenan

Iron Mike Keenan is one of the most popular hockey coaches in the world. In Europe, his popularity increased thanks to his Gagarin Cup triumph, 20 years after winning the […]

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Get To Know The New Champions Hockey League

On August 21st the new Champions Hockey League will kickoff with 15 games – the first of which will be a clash between the Czech side Viktovice and German team […]

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World Juniors: 5 Players That Won’t be Available for Canada

With Canada just finishing up their one week summer evaluation camp, it gives everyone a preview of what the potential team could look like. 41 players, 11 returnees from 2014, were […]

Alexander Godynyuk has been promoted to Head Coach of Team Ukraine

Godynyuk Promoted to Head Coach of Ukraine

Ukraine’s Ice Hockey Federation promoted Alexander Godynyuk to Head Coach on 5 August 2014. The decision of the Federation came after the resignation of Andrey Nazarov, who had asked for […]

Viacheslav Fetisov (courtesy chunkletskhl.blogspot.com)

The 5 Greatest Defenders of Communism

In recent years, more complete records for Soviet league scoring, World Championship scoring and awards voting, and Soviet MVP voting have emerged, allowing hockey historians to more accurately judge Soviet […]

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THW’s Massive List of Former NHLers Playing Overseas

Turns out, Teemu Selanne might not be hanging them up after all.

The 44-year-old Finnish Flash is reportedly contemplating a contract offer back home.

by · August 4, 2014 · 0 comments · International Hockey
Dmitry Lisov: Captain of Russia’s National Sledge Hockey Team

Dmitry Lisov: Captain of Russia’s National Sledge Hockey Team

#478911201 / gettyimages.com In this article originally appeared on the “Afisha” journal written by Maria Komandnaya, Dmitry Lisov tells his story, from the childhood to the 2014 Paralympics at home, […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics
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Valeri Kharlamov: The Most Overrated Player in History

If you were to ask a hockey fan from Russia who the greatest Russian/Soviet player ever was, the answer, without hesitation, would be Valeri Kharlamov. In Russia, Kharlamov enjoys legendary […]

Fans in Moscow celebrate  Russia's victory in the 2014 IIHF Championships

Moscow Hilarious after Russia’s Victory at 2014 World Championship

More than a month has passed after Team Russia won the 2014 ice hockey world championship in Minsk (Belarus). THW’s interviewee Oleg Mosalyov commented on the championship’s games in one […]