Minsk Arena and Belarus give home to the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championships (IIHF)

World Championships in Belarus Enjoy Intense Preliminary Round Competition

IIHF’s World Championships in the city of Minsk, Belarus’ capital, can boast incredibly interesting competition in preliminary games. The elimination games, which are to start on 22 May 2014, promise […]

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Dan Church: How To Grow Women’s Hockey

The rise of women’s hockey has gained great publicity over the past decade culminating in it’s celebration at the Olympics every four years. But what we don’t see are the […]

KHL Play-offs in Progress with New Stars and a Handful of Surprises

KHL Play-offs in Progress with New Stars and a Handful of Surprises

With the KHL quarterfinals well underway, the HockeyWriters have addressed Oleg Mosalyov, twice best KHL-TV anchorman, for comment and analysis of the regular season and the finals. THW: Let’s speak […]

Kompanyon-Naftogaz - Ukraine's champions in 2013-2014 (club photo)

Ukraine Hails New Ice Hockey Champs

Kompanion-Naftogaz have become the winners of the Ukrainian ice-hockey championship. The title of champions has not been an easy task for the team, which had to go strong both through […]

Austria vs Slovenia in Sochi 2014 (ÖEHF)

Team Austria’s Crisis During the Olympics

Team Austria has definitely not fared well in the recent Sochi Olympics. This is obvious not only because the team has not qualified for the quarterfinals. The team has also revealed […]

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Tweet for Gold: The Seven Best NHL Tweets Sent From Sochi

Twitter gave the world a special look at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia—and the view wasn’t always pretty. The Twitter handle @Sochi_Problem documented all of the Olympic’s “whoopsie” moments, […]

by · March 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Humor, Olympics
North Dakota has used video technology to help develop players and foster success within the program. (UND Athletic Media Relations)

UND Women’s Hockey: Olympian Michelle Karvinen Ready for the Stretch Run

The University of North Dakota Women’s team has lost four games in a row. Those four losses have been to teams below them in the standings. The current losing streak […]

by · February 27, 2014 · 0 comments · College Hockey, Olympics
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Teamwork Trumps Talent: Finland Wins Bronze in Sochi

No Mikko Koivu? No Valtteri Filppula? No Aleksander Barkov? No problem for Finland. What looked like an unlikely medal before the tournament with the “power house” Russians, Americans, Swedes and […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 1 comment · International Hockey, Olympics
The Olympics' best players come from the NHL (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Olympic Injuries Impact Playoff Races

With all the concern over Olympic injuries, many were questioning whether the NHL should send its players to Pyeongyang for the 2018 games. While that’s still up for debate – […]

by · February 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Injury Report, Olympics
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Teemu Selanne: Still surprising in Sochi

Looking back on the Olympic men’s hockey tournament, which wrapped up yesterday with another gold for Team Canada, there were more surprises than I expected. I touted Oliver Ekman-Larsson as […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks, Olympics
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5 Ducks Come Back to Anaheim With Olympic Hardware

Before we commend our Ducks on their fine work in Sochi, let’s all give a hearty round of applause for the Canadians, Swedes and Finns for their dilligent work. Also, […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks, Olympics
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Grading the Penguins Olympians

Seven Penguins and a coaching staff went to Sochi. Four Penguins will return with medals. It certainly isn’t a bad haul for the group as a whole, but the Penguins […]

by · February 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics, Pittsburgh Penguins