Ice Hockey

The 2018 IIHF Semi-Annual Congress kicked off today in Valletta, Malta, with agenda topics on the table ranging from regulation changes to development of the game. The congress is the first major event on the IIHF calendar and signals the start of...
28/09/2018
Former NHL great Wayne Gretzky has said he is "pleasantly surprised" at the level of ice hockey in China, and that the sport has great potential to grow in the country.   "I'm really impressed by how nice and warm the Chinese people are, and I'm...
17/09/2018
Jarome Iginla, the Canadian ice hockey player who made the crucial pass for Canada's winning goal in the 2010 Olympic final in Vancouver, has officially retired from the sport aged 41.   The announcement from Iginla, who played the game for more...
07/08/2018
The parents of an ice hockey player who was paralysed after the team bus was involved in a serious crash are preparing to bring their son home.   Ryan Straschnitzki is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after being...
18/06/2018
One of the best ice-hockey players in Slovak history, Marián Hossa, has dropped out of the whole 2017/2018 season due to health problems, the SME Daily wrote on May 19.   While at Chicago, he won the Stanley Cup three times (2010, 2013 and 2015)...
25/05/2018
Alex Valvo is a collegiate hockey referee who happens to be gay. He sees a link between his on-ice life, where referees exist to ensure fair play, and his off-ice life. “All that referees want is a fair game between two teams,” he says. “And that’s...
16/05/2018
Bernier is part of the select group of young men representing Tunisia in international ice hockey competitions. The team, in addition to its bronze medal performance in Abu Dhabi, won the African Ice Hockey Championship in 2016. Members of the team...
16/04/2018
On Thursday night in the middle of a National Hockey League game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets, an unfamiliar figure in a No. 90 Blackhawks jersey stepped onto the ice at the United Center.   “Hey, who’s this guy?” an...
05/04/2018
At 61, Shinobu Fukushima is the oldest ice hockey player at the Winter Paralympics - but the Japanese goaltender laughs off the suggestion that he might retire any time soon.   Para-ice hockey sees players with leg impairments strapped into double...
18/03/2018
A North Korean hockey player tested positive for a banned drug ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics in a case that was later dropped.   The International Ice Hockey Federation says Kim Un Hyang was able to show that a positive test for...
04/03/2018
Canadian ice hockey star Jocelyne Larocque has apologised for removing her silver medal during Wednesday's post-match presentations.   Larocque was hit with a mixture of support and scathing criticism following her team's 3-2 loss to the USA in a...
23/02/2018
"I thought I was paralyzed," Wolski said.   It was an innocent enough play in an early season Kontinental Hockey League game. Wolski dived to poke the puck away from Vladimir Markelov, who slid and inadvertently knocked him head-first into the...
16/02/2018

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