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
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
In October, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation and charity Rusfond launched a joint initiative called "Hockey fights cancer" to raise money and awareness for children diagnosed with cancer. The campaign also aims to support the development of the...
11/01/2018
The PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea start in February, and it would be the 30-year-old’s first appearance at the competition. Butler, who plays in the American Hockey League (AHL), got the call-up after the National Hockey League (NHL)...
02/01/2018
Israel has become the latest country to experience the excitement of Para ice hockey, as coaches and athletes from some of Europe’s best teams led a training camp in Tel Aviv.   Eight people took part in the camp from 6-7 December, which was...
21/12/2017

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