May 27th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, World Cup 0 comments

After calling the first 16 names in March, Czech Republic added another seven  players for their World Cup of Hockey lineup earlier today. The seven players are Michal Jordan, Zbynek Michalek, Jakub Nakladal, Radek Faksa, Ales Hemsky, Dmitrij Jaskin and Michal Michalek. All the added players are from NHL teams, and since Michal Kempny signed with...

May 26th, 2016 In International Hockey, World Cup 0 comments

Team North America (née Young Guns) has developed into a likable team that genuinely has a chance in the tournament. At the start of the season there were more questions about defensive depth and goaltending, but those fears have been erased. In fact, it'd be surprising to see this team sitting at the bottom of the heap once the tournament has...

May 26th, 2016 In International Hockey, World Cup 0 comments

When naming their first players to the World Cup roster, USA Hockey held out on a handful of guys that fell into one of two categories. The first was skaters who have been national team regulars but are maybe hitting the point in their career where they are about to fall out of favor. The other was the rising tide of young players who have made...

May 26th, 2016 In International Hockey, World Cup 0 comments

With the IIHF World Championship concluding, our international hockey focus now shifts to the World Cup of Hockey. With the tournament being played out in Toronto and Team Canada winning the last two Olympic gold medals and last two World Championships, the Canadians will undoubtedly be the consensus to take home the World Cup. However, don't...

May 25th, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, International Hockey, News 0 comments

Former Edmonton Oilers prospect Martin Gernat has inked a deal with HC Sparta Praha in the Czech Liiga, reports Msport.sk The 122nd overall pick in the 2011 draft, Gernat has spent his career since being drafted playing for the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, followed by time in the Oilers system and, briefly, the Anaheim Ducks affiliate in San...

May 25th, 2016 In Philadelphia Flyers, World Cup 0 comments

The Philadelphia Flyers will be well-represented at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Jake Voracek, Radko Gudas and Michal Neuvirth will all suit up for their native Czech Republic, while Mark Streit and Sean Couturier will participate for the newly created Team Europe and Team North America, respectively. Yet it's perhaps the two biggest...

May 24th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Women's Hockey 0 comments

USA Hockey has named 29 players to the women's national team off-ice camp, slated to take place in Colorado Springs, Colorado in June. The roster features 11 players from the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL), which is staking a growing presence on the U.S. national team roster. That number could grow before the camp takes place, with...

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