August 17th, 2016 In International Hockey, Prospects 0 comments

The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in the Czech Republic and Slovakia is held annually and gives scouts the first sightings of the season in a competitive tournament for U18 players. It is the first time scouts have a glance at many prospects, which are eligible for the upcoming draft and therefore the stands are usually filled with scouts from all over...

August 16th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, World Cup 0 comments

Joe Pavelski may be named the captain of Team USA for the World Cup of Hockey according to CSN's Kevin Kurz. No decisions have been made yet, but hearing that Joe Pavelski is being considered for captain of the Team USA World Cup team — Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) August 16, 2016 The San Jose Sharks forward became the ninth captain in franchise...

August 15th, 2016 In Florida Panthers, International Hockey, News, World Cup 0 comments

There are many benefits to having a breakout season in the NHL. A shiny new contract is one. Another, for Vincent Trocheck, is an invite to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. He has been invited to join Team North America as an alternate, according to a report from the Sun Sentinel's Harvey Fialkov. The 23-year-old Pittsburgh native hit career-high...

August 15th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Top Stories, Women's Hockey 0 comments

The U.S. and Canada are set to face off six times over the next week in Calgary with the United States Under-22 Select Team facing the Canadian Women's Development Team. U.S. and Canada U-18 squads will also face off in Calgary. The August series has become an annual tradition since its inception in 2007. Leading the way for most...

August 11th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, News, World Cup 0 comments

He’s the captain of his NHL club and now the Detroit Red Wings leader - Henrik Zetterberg - will wear the ‘C’ for his native country Sweden at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. It won’t be the first time, however, that Zetterberg has captained the blue and yellow at an international tournament. He also led Sweden into the 2014 Sochi...

August 10th, 2016 In Minnesota Wild, News, World Cup 0 comments

After suffering a lower-back injury during the 2015-16 NHL season, Zach Parise seems healthy and ready to go for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. When asked if there were any doubts about his ability to play in the star-studded tournament, Parise responded "Not in my mind. Unless the doctors say something right before we leave with my physical....

August 10th, 2016 In International Hockey, Kings Prospects, OHL 0 comments

Jacob Moverare was the only Los Angeles Kings' prospect invited to play at the 2106 National Junior Evaluation Camp (NJEC) this year. Selected at No. 112 at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Swedish defender was trying out for Sweden’s national junior team in Plymouth, Michigan last weekend, for the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)...

August 10th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, International Hockey, News, Top Stories, World Cup 0 comments

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson had his season cut short by shoulder surgery in March. But the former Olympian says his shoulder is "100 percent" in advance of September's World Cup of Hockey, where he will represent the United States. "I've got my family at home, so I spend a lot of time at home with my wife and my little girl,"...

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...

August 9th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, Top Stories 0 comments

Defenseman Markus Phillips has been named the captain of Team Canada's entry to the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, taking place in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia. Antoine Crête-Belzile and Owen Tippett will serve as alternate captains at the tournament, which is taking place in Breclav, Czech Republic, and Bratislava,...

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