Chinese U18 national team captain Andong Song, who was drafted by the New York Islanders, defends against Romanian forward Robert Timaru at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B. Photo: Dejan Balan
ZURICH – With Chinese U18 national team defenceman Andong Song drafted by the New York Islanders, the country hit the media in hockey countries while hockey hit the media in China where hockey is most popular in the northern province of Heilongjiang. But hockey in Asia dates back to almost a...
Changes in Olympic Qualification
Spain hosts for Serbia; game in Bulgaria moved[more]
Spain’s Guillermo Betran and Serbia’s Nenad Rakovic battle for the puck. Photo: Jan Humski
ZURICH – Two changes will be performed in Olympic Qualification play in October and November.
Due to a schedule conflict with the Continental Cup, the Qualification...
Draft Day 2 with surprises
First Chinese, first Dutch-born player picked[more]
Andong Song, selected 172nd overall by the New York Islanders, became the first player from China to be drafted by an NHL team. Photo: Bruce Bennett / Getty Images
SUNRISE, USA – A couple players from non-traditional hockey countries made history on Day 2 of the NHL Draft including the first-ever Chinese player drafted by an NHL team. [more]
McDavid top pick as Europeans round out top-10[more]
First pick Connor McDavid (C) of the Edmonton Oilers, second pick Jack Eichel (R) of the Buffalo Sabres and third pick Dylan Strome (L) of the Arizona Coyotes pose during the first round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in Florida. Photo: Bruce Bennett / Getty Images
SUNRISE, USA – It took a little while before the 2015 NHL Draft displayed some international flair. Once it did, though, NHL teams cast nets wide across Europe in search of their...
Hockey graduates in Harbin
First class to earn degrees from Chinese university[more]
HARBIN, China – The first class of hockey students have now graduated at the...
With Ratushny to the future
Austria extends contract with national coach[more]
VIENNA – The Austrian Ice Hockey Association (ÖEHV) has extended the contract...