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Steely Czech defence propels 3-0 win[more]

 
The Czech Republic players celebrate after a third period goal by Michal Birner #16 while Russia's Vadim Shipachyov #87 looks on during preliminary round action at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Championship. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
The sold-out crowd was fully behind the Russians. The players were nervous but came to life. The stage was set, but the Czechs persevered would not break.

Everything was there for a victory to kick off the 80th World Championship, but the timely scoring of the Czechs, and their... [more]

Laying it all on the Laine

Finnish teen erupts in opening win over Belarus[more]

Finland's Juuso Hietanen #38 celebrates with Patrik Laine #29 and Aleksander Barkov #61 after Team Finland scores their fourth goal of the game during preliminary round action at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Championship. Photo: Minas Panagiotakis / HHOF-IIHF Images
Patrik Laine made a statement with two goals and an assist in Finland’s opening 6-2 win over Belarus in their Friday night opener in St. Petersburg.

The 18-year-old... [more]

Sweden scrapes win

Elvis stars as Latvia forces OT[more]

Ice Palace  Moscow  RussiaLatvia's Elvis Merzlikins #30 reaches out with his glove in attempt to make the save during preliminary round action at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Championship. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
An impressive performance from rookie goalie Elvis Merzlikins helps Latvia test the Swedes in game one before Gustav Nyquist wins it in the 64th minute.

A youthful... [more]

Champs earn decisive win

Five different goal scorers carry Canada to win[more]

Sports Complex Yubileyny St. Petersburg  RussiaCanada's Taylor Hall #4 celebrates with Ben Hutton #10, Michael Matheson #7 and Derick Brassard #19 after scoring Team Canada's first goal of the game during preliminary round action at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Championship. Photo: Minas Panagiotakis / HHOF-IIHF Images
North American rivals Canada and the United States faced off in the opening tilt here at the 2016 World Championships.

Canada came back from an early deficit in the... [more]

Power Rankings

Canadians top our first edition of 2016[more]

Defending champion Canada leads the way in the first Power Rankings of 2016,... [more]

Little margin for error

Russia must meet expectations[more]

No country demands World Championship glory like this year’s host. Playing... [more]

Belarus prepares for battle

Will former Soviet republic make QF again?[more]

Hockey in Belarus has been flourishing recently. Currently ninth in the IIHF... [more]

Czechs trying to rally

Three weak finishes in a row[more]

The Czechs have never gone four years without a medal, but after three misses... [more]

 

 
 

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