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Canada’s Offense Thrives, Goaltending Gives Reason to Worry

Scoring was never of any concern for Team Canada prior to the IIHF World Hockey Championships. They had more star power up front than any other team even came close to. Much […]

by · May 11, 2015 · 0 comments · International Hockey
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Filip Forsberg, Pekka Rinne Leading Preds at IIHFs

It’s been a tournament to remember so far for Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg and goalie Pekka Rinne. Forsberg has raced out to a fast start at the IIHF World […]

Jack Eichel is just one of highly coveted prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft.  (USA Hockey/Ellen DeLuca)

Mental Lapses Shatter Team USA’s Perfect Run

Talk about a letdown. After stunning Russia two days ago, Team USA had the looks of a team that could make a deep run in this year’s IIHF World Championship. […]

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Speed & Skating Ability Catalysts to USA’s Success

Lo and behold, USA is undefeated through its first three games at the IIHF World Championship in Prague. Given the commentary in regards to the roster leading up to the […]

Under 18 USA Hockey Team Celebrates in Gold Medal Game Against Russians

Team USA on a Miracle Run

Starting Off Right Team USA is on an outstanding run at the IIHF World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The club has posted a 3-0-0-0  record (W, OTW, OTL, L) […]

by · May 6, 2015 · 0 comments · International Hockey
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This Stars Player is Shining Brightest at the IIHF Worlds

Esa Lindell of Finland is the name Stars fans need to follow during the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships. What?  You were expecting Tyler Seguin (Canada) or John […]

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New Nate? Nathan MacKinnon Back to Calder Form

Czech it out: MacKinnon is back In a sports fan’s eyes, there is an unwritten rule that when their team underachieves,  franchise players take the blame. Depending on whether or […]

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Edmonton Oilers Well Represented at the World Championships

The Edmonton Oilers have no part in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still hockey to watch for Oilers fans. In addition to the NHL […]

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Team USA Defeats Russia, Remains Unbeaten

Team USA successfully extended their winning streak to three games Monday with a 4-2 win over Russia. In a contest that featured two undefeated clubs, it was the underdog Americans that […]

by · May 4, 2015 · 0 comments · International Hockey
Jack Eichel is just one of highly coveted prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft.  (USA Hockey/Ellen DeLuca)

Lack of U.S. TV Coverage Hurts IIHF Hockey Popularity in the States

I’m a big fan of IIHF hockey, but it just seems like there isn’t enough on in the U.S. In checking out my Twitter feed on Saturday after posting the […]

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Duchene Dominates Game 2 for Canada

View image | gettyimages.com Team Canada didn’t miss a beat in their 10 – 0 stomping on Germany. They were ruthless the entire game and Matt Duchene reaped the rewards […]

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Despite a Brave Performance, Slovenia Can’t Get Over Russia

After a massive 6-2 victory over Norway last Friday, Russia finds itself facing Slovenia, which yesterday suffered a 4-2 defeat by Belarus during its first match of the 2015 IIHF […]