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Rival leagues in women’s game

TORONTO – The Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Boston Blades capped a fantastic 2014-15 season last March with a 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Stars to win their second Clarkson Cup in three years. The Blades were led by Hilary Knight, one of the best female players in the world, and her supporting cast: was a who’s who…

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Pulkkinen powering up

Teemu Pulkkinen was born in Vantaa, where Helsinki’s airport is located. That’s fitting, as the Finnish winger’s career is taking off with Detroit this year. The 23-year-old played two NHL games with the Red Wings in 2013-14, going pointless, and 31 last season (5-3-8). But it looks the former World Junior ace is ready to…

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449 on-ice officials named

ZURICH – The IIHF has named 449 on-ice officials – referees and linesmen, female and male – for its international tournaments during the 2015/2016 ice hockey season. The assignments were done for 28 tournaments of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program, six men’s Olympic Qualification events that will take place this season, the 2016…

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Keeping it clean

At the last World Championship Canada did not only make a clean sweep of its opponents en route to gold, it also played very clean hockey. The statistics don’t lie here. The champions recorded just 56 penalty minutes, the third-lowest total in the tournament. Interestingly, the two teams Canada trailed were both relegated, Slovenia (42)…

70,000 tickets sold
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70,000 tickets sold

It’s less than 70 days to the World Juniors and the ticket sale speeds up. “The final day at Hartwall Arena is naturally the most demanded. The best seats have been booked already but some seats are still available from the upper level. Later a few tickets may be available also in the lower bowl…

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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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