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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 years old.

Known as a centre with excellent defensive skills, Hlinka played professional hockey for over... [more]

More milestones for 2014-15

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

Czech legend Jaromir Jagr could rank as high as fourth in all-time NHL scoring by the end of 2014-15. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Although the NHL season won’t kick off for weeks, history-minded fans are already looking forward to new milestones for international stars in 2014-15.

First and... [more]

Motormen get back

Lada Togliatti starts KHL campaign with new arena[more]

Lada Togliatti is back in the KHL and homegrown players like Dmitri Vorobyov have returned. Photo: Matthew Manor / HHOF-IIHF Images
TOGLIATTI, Russia – Togliatti without hockey is like Moscow without the Kremlin, at least according to fans of Lada. The provincial Russian city’s team blazed a trail after the... [more]

Unbreakable

Koivu leaves behind legacy of toughness[more]

Saku Koivu (left) and Teemu Selänne celebrate an overtime goal in the quarterfinals of the 2008 World Championship, Koivu's last. Photo: IIHF/HHoF/Jukka Rautio
TURKU/ANAHEIM – When Saku Koivu, 39, announced his retirement from hockey on Wednesday, with a statement from the NHLPA, it truly marked the end of an era.

He’s the boy... [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]

New job for Chibirev

Ukrainian Olympian coaches U20 national team[more]

KYIV – Another former Ukrainian national player will assume a coaching... [more]

Coaching in China

Seminar gets local talent involved[more]

In a bid to step up... [more]

Koivu hangs up the skates

Finnish legend retires after 22 years in professional hockey[more]

Saku Koivu announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL)... [more]

 

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