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23 women named for Olympics[more]

Members of the Japanese women’s national team are all smile after winning the qualification tournament on home ice in Tomakomai. Photo: Seinosuke Uchigasaki
The 23 players of the Japanese women’s national team are named for the 2018 Olympics across the sea in Korea.

The team nicknamed “Smile Japan” is a close-knit group. Of the 23 players on the roster, 21 have been on the squad that earned promotion to the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s... [more]

Vaxjo, JYP win CHL semis

Set to clash for Champions Hockey League trophy[more]

Linus Froberg scores to help Vaxjo advance to the CHL Final against JYP Jyvaskyla. Photo: CHL/Växjö Lakers
The Champions Hockey League semi-finals concluded on Tuesday night with JYP Jyvaskyla and the Vaxjo Lakers emerging victorious over Czech opponents Ocelari Trinec and Bili... [more]

Spain moves up

Edges ahead of Serbian host in WM20IIB[more]

The Spanish players celebrate after getting their final win against Croatia to earn promotion in the U20 category after four consecutive second-place finishes in the Division II Group B. Photo: Ivan Miladinovic
Spain won promotion to next season’s U20 World Championship Division II Group A one year after missing out on home ice.

The Spanish team won the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey... [more]

The Tre Kronor Mix

Five World Champions, millennial Dahlin to Korea[more]

A roster full of experience, and millennial Rasmus Dahlin, who may become the youngest player of the 2018 Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Swedish national coach Rikard Gronborg has presented his roster for the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament on Tuesday.

The Swedes announced three goaltenders, eight... [more]

Czechs nominate 25

Captain Erat to play fourth Olympics[more]

Josef Jandac and his coaching staff announced the three goaltenders, eight... [more]

Japan WW18 back on top

Promoted to highest level for sixth time[more]

The Japanese women’s under-18 team capped a dominant week in Asiago, Italy, by... [more]

Yunost makes it three!

Minsk team claims Continental Cup[more]

For the third time after 2007 and 2011 Belarusian club Yunost Minsk won the... [more]

Swedish Steelers party

Sheffield finishes Continental Cup in third place[more]

The Sheffield Steelers earned a third-place finish at the 2018 IIHF Continental... [more]




Big year for Pretnar

Kazakhs looking for history

Golden goal blitz

And that's a wrap...

Yunost jumps to final

Canada takes bronze

Nomad eyes plate

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