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New coach for Norway’s women

OSLO – Thomas Pettersen has been named new head coach of the Norwegian women’s national team. He signed for two seasons with the Norwegian Ice Hockey Association. Pettersen succeeds Laura Rollins, who was coaching the team during the last two years. Pettersen was her assistant during five years first at the U18 women’s national team…

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U.S. Olympian McKinnon passes

WARROAD, USA – Dan McKinnon, a member of the U.S. Olympic team that won a silver medal at the Cortina d’Ampezzo Olympics, passed away in Warroad, Minnesota, on 6 August at the age of 95. Cause of death was the result of injuries sustained in a car accident on 29 May when he and other…

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Palmu shoots for success

VANCOUVER – If you’re simply an optimist, you envision Petrus Palmu turning out to be the next Martin St-Louis. But if you’re a Vancouver Canucks fan with a taste for history, you might want to look back at the 1980s. Palmu is a diminutive winger from eastern Finland who was a late pick this year…

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U.S. tops Canada at WJSS – WM20

Just as they did at the 2017 World Juniors, the U.S. concluded this week’s World Junior Summer Showcase with a victory over Canada defeating the neighbours 7-5. In January the Americans used a shootout to edge the Canadians 5-4 and win their third gold medal in eight years. Sweden needed overtime to edge Finland 6-5…

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Dubois ready for Columbus – WM20

Suiting up for Canada at the World Juniors was a lifelong dream for Pierre-Luc Dubois. Suiting up for Canada at the World Juniors was a lifelong dream for Pierre-Luc Dubois, but the experience admittedly turned into a nightmare when the Canadians lost to the Americans in a shootout in the gold medal game. Dubois, who…

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Koreans start historic season

PRAGUE – By any measuring stick, the 2017/18 season will be the most significant one in the history of hockey in Korea to this point. Not only will the Asian nation host and compete in both the men’s and women’s Olympic ice hockey tournaments for the first time, but the men’s team will then play…

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Ty Smith looks for revenge

CALGARY – Ty Smith is just 17 years old and yet already has an impressive international hockey resume. The 5-foot-10 defenceman has represented Team Canada at the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games, 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. Next week, Smith will once again don the Team Canada…

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Barcelona-Finland fast-tracked

GRANADA, Spain – Imagine you start playing ice hockey and two years later you’re on the ice in Finland’s top league. That’s exactly what Spanish women’s national team goalie Alba Gonzalo experienced. Of course the 20-year-old had some help on her way to KJT Hockey from Kerava, a town 30 kilometres north of Helsinki where…

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