Philippines hockey reaches milestone, builds for future[more]
Team celebration at a league game in the Philippines. Photo: FIHL
MANILA – For a country that is best known for its tropical islands and virtually untouched by winter, playing ice hockey seems to be limited to video games. However, with four rinks in the country and recent admission as a new associate member of the International Ice Hockey Federation, the...
Austria with Grabner, Raffl
Two NHLers commit for Olympic Qualification campaign[more]
Two times Michael: Grabner and Raffl celebrate a goal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
VIENNA – The Austrian Ice Hockey Association named 29 players who will convene for the national team camp prior to the Final Olympic Qualification.
New IIHF Council assembles for first meeting[more]
Player safety, development in Asia, governance structure, and the international hockey calendar are the main points of focus for IIHF President René Fasel and the IIHF Council. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
ZURICH – If you're goal is to develop ice hockey around the world, four years doesn’t seem as long a time as for most people. So for the newly-elected IIHF Council,...
Former Blues give back
Brown and Tkachuk part of history at NHL Draft[more]
Matthew Tkachuk (left), who was coached by his father and long-time NHLer Keith Tkachuk (right), was one of five first-round draft picks hailing from the St. Louis Amateur Blues organization. Photo: Dave Sandford / NHLI via Getty Images
BUFFALO – Keith Tkachuk understood the importance of giving back to the game, which gave him a successful 19-year career in the National Hockey League. The Melrose, Massachusetts’...