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Reaching across Russia

Russia’s Women’s Hockey League got right behind this year’s World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend, with all seven teams staging events across Russia to mark the occasion. With a series of master-classes stretching right across the country from St. Petersburg on the Baltic to Ukhta in the far North and Krasnoyarsk in central Siberia, about 350…

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Growing game in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY – Sport has the power to heal and bring communities together. In a small way, the World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend event in Mexico City on Saturday showed how true that is. Last month, Mexico suffered a devastating 7.1 earthquake that claimed 228 lives in the capital city alone. So it took effort…

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Polar Bear family grows

BERLIN – In Germany only few clubs with professional men’s hockey are eager to invest in women’s hockey as well. The most successful club of the recent years is ESC Planegg and other former champions like ECDC Memmingen, OSC Berlin or TV Kornwestheim may not be that well-known to others than insiders of German hockey…

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Plain sailing

KARLSKRONA, Sweden – Once upon a time considered a hockey backwater, the tide has swiftly turned as Karlskrona charges ahead with wind firmly in their sails. Formed as recently as 2001, Karlskrona HK’s ascent has been nothing short of remarkable. With the men’s team now competing in their third consecutive season in the SHL, the…

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Ambitious islanders

MARIEHAMN, Finland – Centred on the largest of its 6,757 islands, showcasing the women’s game of all ages has been in the spotlight this week on the autonomous territory of Aland. Perched on the Baltic Sea, between Mainland Finland and Sweden, the Islandia ice rink in Aland’s capital Mariehamn saw two neighbouring rivals meet half-way…

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Hockey fever in Hamilton

HAMILTON, Canada – When your World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend features close to 20 games with more than 500 girls participating, you know you must be doing something right. But Saturday’s successful event showcasing many of the top bantam and midget players in Ontario’s third-largest city didn’t come out of nowhere. In fact, the seeds…

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Andorra slowly growing

CANILLO, Andorra – The 2017 Development Cup offered Andorra to form a national team for the first time and serve as host of an international ice hockey tournament. Although the host team lost the games against Morocco, Ireland and Portugal, it was a good experience for them. “It’s our first appearance in an international event….

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Portugal goes on ice

CANILLO, Andorra – Four teams played at the 2017 Development Cup. While players from three teams are regularly on ice, the Portuguese players that reached third place are mostly roller hockey players who dream of establishing ice hockey in the Southwest European country of over 10 million people. The Portuguese Ice Sports Federation (FPDG) joined…

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Jukka Jalonen returns

HELSINKI – The Finnish Ice Hockey Association signed a two-year contract with Jukka Jalonen as head coach of the Finnish men’s national team for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons. Jalonen will succeed Lauri Marjamaki, who will be the head coach for a second season but leave the national team after the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey…

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Hungary celebrates

BUDAPEST – The Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation celebrated the sport of ice hockey with a star-studded gala event that consisted something for everyone. The Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation celebrated 90 years of ice hockey with an event that had a kids’ ice hockey tournament, a women’s game that pitted the national teams of Hungary against…

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