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Almost 1.8 million registered players worldwide – plus 8.5%[more]

Which are the countries with the highest five-year growth in hockey? Guess from the picture or find out more in our story. Photo: Fatima Al Ali
ZURICH – The number of registered ice hockey players has grown to 1,779,911 according to the International Ice Hockey Federation’s annual Survey of Players that includes 68 countries.

That’s an increase of 8.47 per cent compared to last year. There have been more players in all... [more]

More Europeans to NHL

Cross-Atlantic movement increases; Swedes set record[more]

German forward Leon Draisaitl is Europe’s top NHL prospect from the draft class of 2014. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
ZURICH – 62 European rookies either moved to or signed with NHL teams – that’s a 13 per-cent increase compared to last year. Sweden set a new record with its contingent of 29... [more]

Hockey heads back to Sochi

KHL opens its doors in the Olympic city for the first time[more]

HK Sochi captain Andrei Pervyshin, guarded by SKA St. Petersburg’s Jimmie Ericsson, in his club’s KHL debut. Photo: Igor Russak / RIA Novosti
MOSCOW – Hockey returns to Sochi’s Bolshoy Ice Dome on Monday night as the Olympic city’s KHL team plays its first home game of the season. Here’s the low-down on the newly-formed... [more]

Miroslav Hlinka passes away

Slovak hockey in mourning as World Champion commits suicide[more]

Miroslav Hlinka played in four IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships between 2000 and 2003. Photo: City-Press
BANSKA BYSTRICA, Slovakia – Former Slovak World Champion Miroslav Hlinka passed away. He was found dead in his hotel room in Banska Bystrica on Sunday afternoon. He was only 42... [more]

Swiss women honoured

National Hockey Award for Sochi heroes; Wick MVP[more]

ZURICH – The Swiss women’s national team was honoured with the Hockey Award... [more]

More milestones for 2014-15

Jagr, other stars will climb all-time lists[more]

Although the NHL season won’t kick off for weeks, history-minded fans are... [more]

Motormen get back

Lada Togliatti starts KHL campaign with new arena[more]

TOGLIATTI, Russia – Togliatti without hockey is like Moscow without the... [more]

New Swedish General Secretary

Tommy Boustedt takes on new challenge[more]

STOCKHOLM – Tommy Boustedt was named as new General Secretary of the Swedish... [more]



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