September 15th, 2016 In News, Olympics, World Cup 0 comments

Alex Ovechkin told ESPN Thursday that no matter what the NHL decides on the 2018 Olympics, he plans on lacing up for Russia. If the NHL decides not to pause the season for the 2018 Games, he would risk suspension to head to South Korea and play for his country. He said as much prior to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but now things look even bleaker...

August 29th, 2016 In CWHL, International Hockey, Olympics, Top Stories, Women's Hockey 0 comments

Claudia Téllez is the first Mexican player to work her way into the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL). The Mexican National Team alternate captain is looking to inspire and break new ground. She entered the 2016 CWHL Draft at age 32 with lofty ambitions. It's not just about forging a spot in the league, but about a dream of getting the...

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

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman spoke with the media Tuesday at a Winter Classic promotional event in St. Louis. With the 2016 Rio Olympics in full swing, discussion of NHL involvement in the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea was inevitable. However, the discussion was brief. Bettman told Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune that there...

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...

April 13th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Hockey History, International Hockey, Long Read, Olympics, Top Stories 0 comments

Even before it was formalized, the honor getting into the Triple Gold Club was a rare achievement. Winning Olympic Gold, World Championship Gold and the Stanley Cup is a feat only 26 players have ever accomplished. It wasn't until 1994 that it was first accomplished. Sweden won the gold medal and the propelled Tomas Jonsson, Mats Naslund...

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...

May 13th, 2015 In International Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, Olympics 0 comments

The Montreal Canadiens were eliminated from the playoffs last night, the last remaining Canadian-based team in this years' postseason. No doubt that when the Lightning scored to go-up 3-0, writers everywhere had their hand on the send button, ready to publish their stories about how the Habs were "Canada's last hope for a Cup", and "Canada's...

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