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Poland moves up

BRASOV, Romania – The Polish national U18 team was unstoppable at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A, going undefeated through five games to win gold and promotion to Division I just two days after the Polish women’s national team celebrated the same accomplishment. The Poles began with a 7-2…

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Hungary women win out

ASIAGO, Italy – The Hungarian women’s national team has won promotion to the Group A next year, claiming first place in the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division I Group B. Latvia and Kazakhstan finished second and third respectively. The host nation Italy narrowly avoided relegation with a shootout win against Kazakhstan in…

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Yubileiny ready

The Yubileiny Sports Complex was built in 1967 but its interior was completely refurbished for the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Now it’s ready to host guests from all over the world in less than four weeks from now. The view from the outside hasn’t changed since it’s a building of historical value. That’s…

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Better than ever

BLED, Slovenia – The 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group A in the picturesque Slovenian town of Bled was a tournament the Polish women’s national team will never forget. The Poles landed gold and earned promotion to the Division I for the first time ever in what has been the biggest…

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Running in the family

ISTANBUL – Sharing a burning passion for the game, their age difference of 23 years goes unnoticable out on the ice as Luxembourg’s Robert and Thierry Beran set their sights on equalling the record set by one of the game’s all-time greats. Overcoming their disappointment not to be travelling back home with a medal, Luxembourg…

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Hynes to lead U.S.

John Hynes, head coach of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, has been named head coach for Team USA at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Russia. “John has been involved with U.S. teams on multiple occasions in the past and we’re excited to have him leading our team at the men’s world championship,”…

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Second time lucky

ISTANBUL – A first-period scoring spree during the final day sees hosts Turkey comfortable beat South Africa to go undefeated on home ice to win gold at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III. Goals by Serdar Semiz, Emrah Ozmen and Alec Kocoglu within the space of 95 seconds set the tone in…

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100 goals in 10 games

In a six-team 1973 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, the USSR team produced a record performance scoring 100 goals in 10 games. That was the first Championship after the historic Canada-USSR Summit Series held in 1972. Those eight games radically changed the established views on how the game of ice hockey should be played, and…

MVP goes to Knight
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MVP goes to Knight

MVP goes to Knight Two Americans, two Finns on all-star team Published 04.04.2016 23:13 GMT-7 | Author Lucas Aykroyd Hilary Knight was named Most Valuable Player, Best Forward of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship and made it to the All-Star Team. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images The IIHF announced its 2016…

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Expanding Istanbul

ISTANBUL – More than six year after its inauguration, Istanbul’s only Olympic-sized indoor ice arena is teeming with activity and has even outgrown its capacity. While hosts Turkey chase gold medals and promotion at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III in Istanbul, their progress in the tournament is being closely followed inside…

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