The International Ice Hockey Federation has completed a study based on research of European trained players signed by National Hockey League clubs or their affiliated clubs and of European juniors recruited by the Canadian Hockey League (major junior clubs).
A summary of the study was presented to the IIHF Member Federations at the IIHF Semi-Annual Congress in Athens on September 28 and the full study, as well as its summary, was provided to the federations on October 10. To read the complete stud or a summary, please, click on the link below.
IIHF Study on Europeans in North America
Brief summary of IIHF Study on Europeans in North America
The IIHF Learn to Play Manuals are guides that coaches eventually can view from this website and use at their discretion. Click here to download the Learn to Play PDF.
In 2003 The Finnish Ice Hockey Association (FIHA) established The International Ice Hockey Centre of Excellence in Vierumäki.
In cooperation with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) the objectives of the Centre are to continually develop the game of ice hockey through research and education. The Centre will also create new educational materials, host international conferences, camps and tournaments and promote ice-hockey awareness to the wider public.
As an entegral part of their studies, students on the Degree Programme will be required to work at the Centre where they will work on real projects. This will enable them to "learn by doing" in a practical working environment.
Click here for a brochure of the Ice Hockey Centre of Excellence.