USA Hockey: Winning the Race to the Wrong Finish Line

Ice Hockey in the United States has a serious problem. Many players, parents and coaches who participate in USA Hockey fail to recognize this problem or ignore the issue completely. …

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Zemgus Girgensons – The Next Ones: 2012 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – The Latvian Locomotive

Zemgus Girgensons THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 1/5/1994 Place of birth: Riga, Latvia Ht: 6’2″  Wt:  198 lbs Shoots: Left Position: C/RW NHL Entry Draft Eligibility: 2012 He’s been drafted …

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World Juniors: Team Sweden Makes History In Gold Medal Win Over Russia

Calgary – “The Russians are coming!” historic phrase is often burrowed for sports analogies. In the gold medal battle between Sweden and Russia Thursday night at the Saddledome, it was …

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World Juniors: Team Canada Avoid “Murray’s Law” Against Finland To Win Bronze

Calgary – For Canada it has always been gold or bust. Gold or nothing. On Thursday night in Calgary, however, bronze helped sooth the wounds of the devastating semifinal loss …

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World Juniors Player Spotlight: Evgeny Kuznestsov

Evgeny Kuznetsov Date of birth: May 19, 1992 Place of birth: Chelyabinsk, Russia Ht: 6-0 Wt: 172 Shoots: L Position: Forward (C/W) Drafted by Washington Capitals in 2010 (26th overall) …

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Tracking The Detroit Red Wings Prospects At The WJHC

As you may well know 2012’s edition of the World Junior Championships are now underway. You are also likely aware that the Detroit Red Wings are known for their drafting excellence…

2012 WJHC: Denmark Falls to Czech Republic

Czech Hockey

Tonight’s Denmark Czech Republic game started off on an interesting note, with both European teams hovered around their goaltenders before breaking, very similar to an American Football game.  After that, …

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Stories from the 2012 IIHF WJHC: Thoughts from Day 1

The first day of the tournament is in the books, with four games being played on opening day.  Team Canada easily extinguished Finland with a touchdown 8-1 victory, Sweden nearly …

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Stories from 2012 WJHC: Replacing Smith-Pelly No Easy Task for Team Canada

With every victory comes sacrifice.  That sentiment rung loud and clear to Team Canada after last night’s impressive 8-1 victory over Team Finland.  Devante Smith-Pelly, a wrecking ball of sorts …

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Stories from 2012 WJC: Scrutiny Surrounds US Defenceman Jon Merrill

Few players enter this year’s WJC with as much scrutiny as American defenceman Jon Merrill.  Seldom do we hear of a player making the WJC without having played a competitive …

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