WW18: Swiss promoted

Switzerland waltzes through Division I[more]

 
The Swiss women’s U18 national team celebrates the promotion back to the top division. Photo: Jakub Sukup
PIESTANY, Slovakia – Switzerland is back in the top division of the IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship after one year. The Swiss faced little challenge and won the deciding game against France 9-1 in the Division I tournament in Piestany.
 
Switzerland started with a 15-1 victory... [more]

About to Czech out?

Sub-par outing in Germany reflects overall Czech woes[more]

SAP Arena Mannheim  GermanyNow is not a good time to be a Czech hockey player. Photo: Matthew Manor / HHOF-IIHF Images
MANNHEIM – Did you hear the Czechs beat Germany 4-3? Unfortunately, it was in a game of table hockey between two IIHF.com writers at the media centre at SAP Arena today.
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"Yes" is the answer

Pride and passion make players answer when coaches call[more]

Lanxess Arena Cologne  GermanyLong season or not, Ilya Nikulin and Alexander Ovechkin came running when coach Bykov called. Photo: Jukka Rautio / HHOF-IIHF Images
COLOGNE – Roger Fisher’s and William Fry’s management book “Getting to Yes” must be high on every national team head coach’s reading list. It’s getting that “yes” from a half a... [more]

Worlds belong in Olympic years

Benefits of back-to-back top-level tournaments abound[more]

Veltins Arena Gelsenkirchen  GermanyGermany's Sven Butenschön and USA captain Jack Johnson are among the players who don't mind showing up at the Olympics and the World Championship the same year. Photo: Jukka Rautio / HHOF-IIHF Images
MANNHEIM – You don't cancel dinner just because you had a great meal at your big family reunion a couple of months ago. And you don't cancel the IIHF World Championship just... [more]

Show up, or else

Serious consequences for nations who don't ice their best[more]

MANNHEIM – In different ways, Jaromir Jagr and Jack Johnson faced the same... [more]

Letter to Ovechkin

After a tough season, can #8 get back on track in Germany?[more]

Dear Alexander,

You don't know me. Five years ago at the IIHF World... [more]

Is this the way of the future?

Gelsenkirchen nails it with perfect indoor-outdoor game[more]

GELSENKIRCHEN – Welcome to the future. The future is now. Gelsenkirchen has put... [more]

 


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