August 22nd, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Uncategorized, World Cup 0 comments

The World Cup is about ready to return. We're so close that the World Cup of Hockey practice schedule for each team is now out. Teams start practicing on Sept. 5 at each team's main practice location. They'll take in three to five practices before heading to a couple more centralized locations in North America where teams will take part in...

August 22nd, 2016 In News, Philadelphia Flyers, World Cup 0 comments

Just days after North American goaltender Matt Murray released a photo of his mask for the upcoming World Cup in Toronto, Michal Neuvirth who will be suiting up for the Czech Republic also had his mask unveiled by the design’s artist - David Gunnarsson. The mask sports a the Czech Republic flag with two designs within the flag - one on each...

August 22nd, 2016 In International Hockey, Minnesota Wild, News, World Cup 0 comments

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu has been named the captain of Team Finland at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Koivu has long been a team leader on the international stage. He captained Finland's U18 team at the IIHF U18 World Championship in 2001 and captained their IIHF World Junior Championship team the following year. He was first named an...

August 21st, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The group stage of the Champions Hockey League opened up Tuesday, and there is already a candidate for blooper of the year that might be tough to top. 2016 Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick Carl Grundstrom, playing for the defending CHL champion Frolunda Gothenburg Indians, missed a gaping open net in Friday's game. With Frolunda up 2-1 over...

August 19th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, International Hockey, News, World Cup 0 comments

Team Sweden announced Friday that they will be replacing the injured Alexander Steen with young Ducks forward Rickard Rakell for the 2016 World Cup. In June, Steen had shoulder surgery that will prevent him from participating in the World Cup, scheduled to kick off in September. "Of course it is a blow to our team that Alex can't...

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

After an on-ice attack that left one player laying on the ice unconscious, the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) announced Barys Astana defenseman Damir Ryspayev was banned from the league for life on Thursday. KHL has imposed a lifetime ban on Barys Astana defenseman Damir Ryspaev: https://t.co/Co5S430AFz pic.twitter.com/IpeT6DEgZn —...

August 19th, 2016 In International Hockey, World Cup 0 comments

After 58 points in 76 games in the 2015-16 season, which was enough to reach top five among the best scoring defensemen in the NHL, John Klingberg of the Dallas Stars ended up at sixth place in the Norris Trophy Award voting. He was beaten by only one other Swede (Erik Karlsson) in that list, while names such as Victor Hedman and Oliver...

August 17th, 2016 In News, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

The NHL and NHLPA held a press conference on Wednesday in Toronto’s Distillery District to discuss the plan for international growth when it comes to the game of hockey. Part of that includes the success of the upcoming international tournament being held in Ontario’s capital city and it’s because of that the league will be looking to add...

August 17th, 2016 In International Hockey, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

The Champions Hockey League opened the 48-team group stage Tuesday with a slate of four games. The group stage runs through September 11 with 16 groups of three teams competing to get into the 2016-17 Champions League tournament. There are a lot of reasons to tune into Champions League play even outside of August being a hellish barren wasteland...

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