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Sweden appeals to Wakefield – Olympic

As Canada readies for the 2018 Winter Olympics, they will have choices to make about their final roster. Among the decisions to be made include the composition of their forward lines. Jennifer Wakefield is vying for one of those spots. Wakefield has certainly made a case for herself with an impressive showing at the Four…

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Pluss leaves stage

BERNE, Switzerland – Long-time Swiss national team player Martin Pluss has announced his retirement as a professional player. The 40-year-old last played in April when he won the Swiss National League with SC Bern – his sixth Swiss championship (1995, 1996, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017) and his seventh national championship including a Swedish title with…

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Floyd Crawford, 88

Floyd Crawford, the man who captained Canada to World Championship gold in 1959, died in Belleville, Ontario, Canada on November 11 at age 88. Born in Toronto in 1928, Crawford enjoyed his first success in the Quebec senior league with the Montreal Royals and Chicoutimi Sagueneens in the early 1950s. The left winger developed a…

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Sweden wins Four Nations – WM20

Sweden won an under-20 Four Nations tournament in Balashikha in the Moscow Region with a clean record before host Russia. The Swedes had a good start beating host Russia 5-1 in the first game before facing archrival Finland. The teams exchanged goals in the first period with Sweden taking an early lead through an Emil…

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An international class of 2017

TORONTO – The list of 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees is rife with international excellence. Indeed the group of players Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Daniel Goyette, Mark Recchi and Dave Andreychuk, and builders Clare Drake and Jeremy Jacobs have combined for twelve Olympic appearances, capturing three gold medals, plus participation in no fewer than…

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Russia wins in Augsburg – Olympic

It was a busy weekend for 24 men’s national teams during the international break. Finland, Russia, Denmark, Latvia and Poland were among the tournament winners. The biggest set-up was the one in Helsinki for the Karjala Tournament, which was extended from four to six teams due to the special circumstances of having the Olympic Winter…

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