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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire? Italy’s “Serie A”

“Italy an ice hockey country? You must be kidding!” Well, I’m not, dear friends of mine. In this article I will tell you something about Italy’s top league, called (as […]

Curry as a member of the Hamburg Freezers of the DEL in Germany. (der boche/Flickr Creative Commons)

When Ice Hockey Turns Into Eishockey: the DEL and the German Ice Hockey System

Among European ice hockey leagues, Germany is often forgotten, or not so frequently cited as much as its fellow German-speaking or Nordic counterparts: this despite having a very competitive and […]

Czech goalie Vladimir Dzurilla, best in tournament.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Canada Humiliated

Canada suffered the worst loss in its international hockey history yesterday when they were lambasted 8-0 by Czechoslovakia.  After four straight victories to start the world championship tournament, the Canadians […]

Canada's national team 1964

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Canada Downs U.S. 5-2

Canadians unimpressive The Canadian National Hockey Team defeated the United States squad 5-2 yesterday in a generally unimpressive game at the world championships in Tampere, Finland. Former NHL’er Allan Johnson […]

Ken Broderick' recorded his second consecutive shutout.

50 Years Ago in Hockey – Canada Off to Good Start

The Canadian National Hockey team opened the World Hockey Championships in Tampere Finland yesterday with a 4-0 win over the host team.  But it wasn’t all good news for the […]

Alexander Radulov (Photo: Konstantin Konopelchev - HC Atlant)

KHL Business: 25 million Dollars To Win Regular Season Title

25 Million Dollars is what CSKA Moscow spent this year to win the Regular Season title in the KHL, according to, who in turn used the public information archives […]

Miracle Men – Reviewing “The Boys of Winter”

Miracle Men – Reviewing “The Boys of Winter”

The second book in my year long quest to read and review one hockey book a month is The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, […]

by · February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey Books, Olympics
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Hitting in Girls’ & Women’s Hockey: Why Not?

Many rules and regulations in sports differ depending on which gender is on the playing field. In volleyball, the net is lower for women (7 feet, 4 inches) than it […]

THW Remembers The Forgotten Miracle

THW Remembers The Forgotten Miracle

The NHL and NBC missed a golden opportunity to celebrate not only the 35th anniversary of the 1980 “Miracle On Ice” team, but also the 55th anniversary of USA’s 1st […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Hockey History, Olympics
Miracle on Ice! (photo by Wikipedia)

Do You Believe in Reliving Miracles? Yes!

Sunday, February 22, will be 35 years to the day when a group of unknown college kids beat the dominant Soviets in a win that shocked the world at the […]

by · February 17, 2015 · 1 comment · Hockey History, Olympics

Ukraine Launches Championship as Hopes for Peace Rise

Ukrainian Ice Hockey Federation has finally managed to start the much delayed national championships. The first games in the competition were played at the very days when the nation was […]

by · February 15, 2015 · 0 comments · International Hockey
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“Of Miracles and Men” Offers Rare Glimpse From Soviet Union

When I first heard about ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 documentary, “Of Miracles and Men,” I counted down the days until I would get to relive the Miracle on Ice. […]