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Coaching legend takes over Italian national team[more]

Lou Vairo, a former head coach of the United States’ men’s and U20 national teams, will coach the Italian national team in the new season. Photo: IIHF Archive
MILAN – The Italian national team will eye for promotion to the top division with some celebrity in the coaching staff. Lou Vairo was named as new head coach and technical coordinator of hockey at the Italian Ice Sports Federation and will be assisted by Ivano Zanatta, Stefan Mair and Roberto... [more]

Krikunov to coach Belarus

Salt Lake City “wizard” returns to lead national team[more]

The time-out before the sensation is perfect: Vladimir Krikunov and the Belarusian national team in the quarter-final against Sweden in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Photo: Gerry Thomas
MINSK – Vladimir Krikunov was named new head coach of the Belarusian national team. He succeeds Glen Hanlon, who left to coach the Swiss national team.

For the... [more]

Officials nominated

Referees, linesmen named for World Championship program[more]

The four officials look on during the national anthem after a game of the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
ZURICH – The International Ice Hockey Federation has named the referees and linesmen who will officiate in the various tournaments of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship... [more]

Bremerhaven takes Group B

Also second-placed Belfast Giants advance in Continental Cup[more]

Bremerhaven player Ryan Martinelli battles against the Belfast Giants defence in front of goalkeeper Stephen Murphy. Photo: Sven Peter
BREMERHAVEN, Germany – On the third day of some grueling and often very physical ice hockey action, the host Fischtown Pinguins (as they are affectionately known in Bremerhaven)... [more]

Czech pioneer dies

Goalkeeper Jan Vodicka was 82[more]

CESKE BUDEJOVICE – Former Olympian Jan Vodicka died after a short, serious... [more]

New President for Belarus

Rachkovski to succeed Vorsin[more]

MINSK – Igor Rachkovski was unanimously elected as new President of the... [more]

Gonzalez elected

IIHF Council member to lead Spanish Ice Sports Federation[more]

BARCELONA – The assembly of the Spanish Ice Sports Federation (FEDH) elected... [more]

Joy for Sanok

Polish champions edge out hosts Brasov in Continental Cup[more]

BRASOV, Romania – KH Sanok's dominant two lines were instrumental in securing... [more]



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IIHF medical study released

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