July 29th, 2016 In OHL, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The 2017 World Junior Hockey Championships are just five months away and four countries are already getting started on their rosters. Canada, USA, Sweden and the defending gold medalists from Finland will take part in the 2016 National Junior Evaluation Camp from July 31 through August 6 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, MI. In previous years,...

July 27th, 2016 In News, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop should be ready for the start of Team USA's 2016 World Cup of Hockey training camp, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times' Joe Smith on Wednesday. #TBLightning Ben Bishop, who had been rehabbing ankle/shin injury from #ECF, expected to be ready for Team USA World Cup camp, per...

July 27th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Olympics 0 comments

The Russian doping scandal has hit the hockey world and at the Olympic level nonetheless. According to reports, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) will be asking for the names of 14 players who were listed in a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) earlier in July. The report has already caused a major stir for Russian...

July 24th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Two cities are looking to team up and bring the World Junior Championship to southwestern Ontario in 2019. According to CBC News, London and Windsor are looking to host the under-20 tournament that is held annually from the end of December to early January. According to CBC, members of London’s community and protective services committee...

July 24th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Tampa Bay Lightning, World Cup 0 comments

When Ben Bishop suits up for the Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey in September, he will be doing so in style. The veteran goaltender revealed the mask that he will wear for the tournament on Twitter, and it's definitely one of the more interesting masks out there. https://twitter.com/Benbishop30/status/756887001249361920 When Bishop laces...

July 24th, 2016 In International Hockey, Long Read, Prospects, Top Stories 0 comments

Development of young Russian players in the Kontinental Hockey League or in the Canadian Hockey League is a long-discussed topic between those in the field and fans alike. Recently, more and more Russian players have decided to go overseas at a young age with mixed results. Nail Yakupov was drafted first overall after a great OHL campaign, but...

July 20th, 2016 In International Hockey, KHL, News 0 comments

23-year-old Zach Yuen just signed a two-year deal with HC Kunlun Red Star of the KHL, the league's official site reports. The defenseman spent the latest season in the ECHL, skating with the Atlanta Gladiators and the Idaho Steelheads. Yuen's sign is interesting, given that his family hails from Hong Kong. The defenseman, who was born in...

July 20th, 2016 In International Hockey, New Jersey Devils, News, World Cup 0 comments

On Wednesday, Team USA announced that New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri will replace Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan at this year's World Cup of Hockey. Forward @kylepalmieri of the @NJDevils added to U.S. roster for 2016 World Cup of Hockey: https://t.co/bI6EXBjSPL pic.twitter.com/x0d7XseqbJ — USA Hockey (@usahockey) July...

July 19th, 2016 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

St. Louis Blues prospect Richard Nedomlel has signed a one-year deal with Czech side HC Sparta Prague, as first reported by hokej.cz. Nedomlel, who was traded to the Blues by the Detroit Red Wings in January, spent most of the latest couple of seasons in the ECHL. The native of Prague, Czech Republic, plays in North America since 2010, having...

July 18th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning, World Cup 0 comments

On Monday, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation announced that Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov will replace Slava Voynov on Team Russia's roster at this year's World Cup of Hockey tournament. The announcement came just hours after the Federation publicly acknowledged Voynov's ineligibility at the event for the first time. Congrats,...

July 18th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

On Monday, TSN's Gary Lawless reported that the Russian Ice Hockey Federation has acknowledged defenseman Slava Voynov would not be participating at the World Cup of Hockey. NHL source says Russia has acknowledged Slava Voynov is ineligible for World Cup. #nhl has offered Russia ability to replace him on roster — gary lawless (@garylawless)...

July 14th, 2016 In International Hockey, KHL, News 0 comments

In another twist to the on-going story involving Russian center Vadim Shipachyov's future, on Monday, KHL insider Aivis Kalnins reported Shipachyov had reported to training camp with SKA Saint Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League. Can confirm Vadim Shipachov has joined #SKA's training camp and has gone trough medical tests. — Aivis...

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