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McLellan to coach at World Cup

TORONTO/NEW YORK – Todd McLellan, who led Canada to gold at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship with a 10-0 record, was named head coach for Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey it was announced today by the NHL and NHLPA. McLellan is currently coaching the Edmonton Oilers. In addition,…

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Indians pay visit Canada

BRAMPTON, Canada – The scene has been enacted and re-enacted often; in NHL rinks and backyard ponds across Canada: Number 99 skates in on a breakaway and scores the game-winner just before the final buzzer sounds. Very few hockey fans who envision the play would expect that the shooter would be wearing the ocean blue…

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Leading the way

AKUREYRI, Iceland – It may be the country’s second in terms of population, but as far as development of women’s hockey is concerned, Akureyri is very much on the forefront in Iceland. From sagas dating back a thousand years to that of a group of pioneering emigrants that formed the core of Canada’s team winning…

400 helping hands
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400 helping hands

Volunteers have diverse tasks at both arenas and also with accreditation, ticket sales, content production and transportation. The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship volunteer training sessions have started. The organizer is training almost 400 volunteers to help with tournament operations at Hartwall Arena and Helsinki Ice Hall but also in other tasks like accreditation, ticket…

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Swiss part with Hanlon

ZURICH – The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation and its national coach Glen Hanlon part ways by mutual agreement it was announced on Friday. This due to family reasons and “different perceptions about a successful and long-term co-operation”. Hanlon took over from Sean Simpson only one year ago and led Switzerland to an 8th-place finish at…

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Girls on Ice in New Zealand

DUNEDIN, New Zealand – The inaugural Global Girls’ Game started with a game in Dunedin, New Zealand between the Blue and White teams at the weekend. Two more games were held at other venues in New Zealand. The venture was initiated at an IIHF women’s hockey summit during the annual Development Camp in Vierumaki, Finland….

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Eyes to the future

SOFIA – After a 2,600 km trip by bus the national ice hockey team of Georgia arrived in the capital of Bulgaria for the Olympic qualification game taking place today. This matchup with Bulgaria officially begins the qualification campaign for the three open spots in the Men’s tournament at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Bulgaria will…

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Let’s go girls!

ZURICH – Over the next two days, hundreds of young women around the globe will be picking up hockey sticks and lacing up skates to take part in the annual IIHF World Girls‘ Ice Hockey Weekend. 2015 will mark the fifth year of the event, and will involve thousands of participants in over 30 different…

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Media accreditation

Media Accreditation Media representatives wishing to cover the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer are required to complete the accreditation application on the IOC website before 1 November 2015. Questions regarding the application procedure should be referred to the IOC Media Relations team at [email protected] To submit your request for accreditation, please click here. For…

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Rautakorpi in 2017

HELSINKI – The Finnish Ice Hockey Association signed a one-year contract with Jukka Rautakorpi as head coach of the U20 national team in the 2016/2017 season. He will succeed Jukka Jalonen, who will coach the U20 team until the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship on home ice in Helsinki. Rautakorpi was already Finland’s U20 national…

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