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Bled gets another group

ZURICH – The 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division I Group A will be held in Bled, Slovenia, which will also host the Division I Group B the same month. With no applicant at the last Congress, the Slovenian Ice Hockey Association offered the IIHF to host the event in the picturesque town…

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Slovenia’s #9 leaves in style

BLED, Slovenia – The career of one of the best Slovenian ice hockey players, Tomaz Razingar, officially ended last weekend. The player, who was the country’s flag bearer at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, hasn’t been playing on the professional level since 2015, but his career officially came to an end with the…

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Start for Canadian girls

CALGARY – Hockey Canada has named the coaching staff of the U18 women’s national team and invited 43 players for the selection camp that will be held from 7 to 14 August in Calgary followed by a three-game series against the United States 17-21 August. Six goaltenders, 12 defenceman and 25 forwards will be split…

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Johnson passes away

WEST ST. PAUL, USA – Former Olympic gold medal winner Paul Johnson passed away on Sunday at the age of 81. Johnson represented the United States in two Olympic Winter Games (1960, 1964) and in three IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships (1958, 1959, 1961) capturing an Olympic gold medal on home ice in Squaw Valley…

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Mads Bodker leaves stage

Danish defenceman Mads Bodker decided to end his career as a professional hockey player at the age of 28 years. The older brother of San Jose Sharks forward Mikkel Bodker represented his country on numerous occasions. Bodker spent most of his professional career in Sweden where he played seven seasons in the highest two leagues…

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Fry bolsters up

VIERUMAKI – It was a happy and emotional week for former American Olympian Lyndsey Fry. One that deeply touched her as she was able to share her passion for the game, her experiences and emotions with the future of women’s hockey from 16 countries as one of the athlete mentors and with the other women…

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Shaping the future

VIERUMAKI – At the 2016 IIHF Women’s High-Performance Camp the 123 female U18 players from 16 of the top hockey countries don’t only work on the ice and learn in class room. A significant part of their program includes fitness and off-ice training. And this year’s results are promising. Everything started with a two-and-a-half-hour long…

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Vaananen retires

HELSINKI – Long-time Finnish national team player Ossi Vaananen retires after 18 seasons in professional hockey. The 35-year-old defenceman played 479 NHL games (13 goals, 55 assists) and 20 post-season games. Internationally he played 140 games for the men’s national team and participated in seven World Championships, two Olympic Winter Games and one World Cup…

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Taste of Olympics for Korea

VIERUMAKI – At the 2016 IIHF Women’s High-Performance Camp members of the Korean women’s national team got sort of a first taste of the Olympics as they participated in mixed teams with players, coaches and staff from the top-15 women’s hockey nations. The Korean group at the Sport Institute of Finland in Vierumaki includes head…

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Introducing Milena Tretyak

VIERUMAKI – Looking at the rosters of the 2016 IIHF Women’s High-Performance Camp there can always interesting names be found. One that caused reason for speculation at the camp at the Sport Institute of Finland in Vierumaki is… Tretyak. Milena Tretyak. Could the young lady, who will celebrate her 16th birthday next week, be a…

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