Canada-Russia presents the classic gold-medal game to end the IIHF's 100th anniversary season. [more]
Is this a gold-medal team or silver? Stay tuned. IIHF/HHoF/Matthew Manor
QUEBEC CITY – You can throw all of the numbers and statistics out the window. The winner of the gold medal will be the one that executes better under pressure and demonstrates the greater desire to win. Both teams are excellent in every facet of the game, and perhaps more than any championship game...
Discipline is key for Russia
Can Canada’s gold-medal foes stay out of the box and play tight defence?[more]
Vycheslav Bykov's team shows more discipline than one was used to. Photo: IIHF/HHoF/Jukka Rautio
QUEBEC CITY – There’s an amusing story about a high-ranking Russian hockey official’s visit to the IIHF offices in Zurich, Switzerland.
1980 US Olympic team honoured at IIHF Centennial Gala Evening[more]
From left: IIHF President René Fasel, IIHF Vice-President Walter L. Bush Jr., Miracle on Ice player Mark Johnson, Hall of Fame inductee Art Berglund, IOC President Jacques Rogge. Photo: IIHF/HHoF/Jukka Rautio
QUEBEC CITY – The IIHF announced Saturday that the top international hockey story of the century (1908-2008) is the 1980 “Miracle on Ice”, in which the USA shocked the Soviet...
Nabokov a showstopper
Adding Evgeni Nabokov was the last piece of the Russian puzzle. Now he wants to stop the Canadians.[more]
Goalkeeper Evgeni Nabokov and playing as a team are key to Russian success. Photo: IIHF/HHoF/Matthew Manor
QUEBEC CITY – Coach Vyacheslav Bykov had a visit from Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, early this year. Usually he comes around in his blue coat on New Year’s...
Fasel: "We'll be back!"
IIHF president René Fasel wants to return to Canada – now it's up to Hockey Canada to apply.[more]
QUEBEC CITY – The message from IIHF president René Fasel was loud and clear:...
Desire for bronze?
Swedes and Finns clash for third place for first time since 2002[more]
QUEBEC CITY – In Saturday’s bronze medal game between Finland and Sweden, the...
Man against machine
Canada takes on Sweden, tries to get Lundqvist on his aching knees.[more]
QUEBEC CITY – It’s a year of reruns. Both semi-final matchups are the same as...
Can Finns shut down Russia?
Big wins over Russia in 2006 and 2007 have Finland hoping[more]
QUEBEC CITY – Team Finland is following in the footsteps of Iiro Jarvi. Now the...