Ice Hockey

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
Russian female ice hockey players at the Winter Olympics came under scrutiny from World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officers, who took 16 team members to doping control hours before a scheduled training session. The team is competing at the Games...
08/02/2018
The joint Korean women's ice hockey team will move into athletes' residences for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics ahead of schedule, the sport's South Korean governing body said Tuesday.   The 35 players had initially been scheduled to enter...
30/01/2018
Hockey lost a great man on Sunday morning when general manager Jim Johannson died unexpectedly.   “Jim’s positive influence was enormous and will be felt for generations to come,” USA Hockey president Jim Smith said in a release. “He was widely...
22/01/2018

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