Not a shock that the country won, but a very surprising roster[mehr]
Thousands of fans celebrate the Czech team on the old town square in Prague. Photo: Michal Cizek / AFP Photo
Any time a hockey team from the Czech Republic wins a tournament people are not surprised. After all, the nation is among the big seven in international hockey, a country that loves the game and has many of the world’s greatest players.
When the Czech national team returned to Prague on...
Russia tops World Ranking
Red Machine takes over, again; Germany jumps to 9th[mehr]
Pavel Datsyuk (#13) and Ilya Kovalchuk (#71) couldn't celebrate with the gold medals, but they led Russia to the number-one position in the 2010 IIHF World Ranking. Photo: Jukka Rautio / HHOF-IIHF Images
COLOGNE – Russia did not only win the silver medals at the 2010 IIHF World Championship, thanks to their successful World Championship campaign they took over the top position in...
Czechs are champs!
Russia's bid for three straight titles falls short[mehr]
Czech captain Tomas Rolinek celebrates with the IIHF World Championship trophy. Photo: Matthew Manor / HHOF-IIHF Images
COLOGNE – In dramatic fashion, the Czechs have returned to the top of the hockey world. On Sunday night, they ended a 27-game Russian win streak at the IIHF World Championship,...