Finland delirious with joy, President Halonen met team[more]
Lasse Kukkonen, Tuomo Ruutu, Sami Lepistö, Mikko Koivu brought a special guest – the championship trophy – to the Helsinki Market Square. Photo: Jukka Rautio / HHOF-IIHF Images
HELSINKI – It was like a high school reunion gone wild. Or, like going to see a remake of everybody’s movie and still loving it, with the new cast and all.
Just like in 1995, an estimated 100,000 people gathered in downtown Helsinki to welcome the 2011 World Champions home, and to...
Russia remains top in ranking
World champion Finland improves from fourth to second place[more]
Alexander Ovechkin and his Russian team mates remain on top of the 2011 IIHF World Ranking, but Anssi Salmela and his Finnish world champion colleagues are close behind now. Photo: Matthew Manor / HHOF-IIHF Images
BRATISLAVA – Russia remains first in the 2011 IIHF World Ranking, but Finland follows just 20 points behind after winning the 2011 Worlds. The groups for 2012 will be determined...
It's gold for Finland!
Five-goal third period lifts Finns to first world title since 1995[more]
Captain Mikko Koivu hoists the championship trophy after Finland's 6-1 gold medal win over Sweden. Photo: Matthew Manor / HHOF-IIHF Images
BRATISLAVA – It is a great day in Finnish hockey history. In the latest chapter of hockey’s classic Nordic rivalry, Finland demolished Sweden 6-1 in the gold medal game of the...
Hats off to Cervenka
Highest-scoring bronze game ever sees Czechs top Russia, 7-4[more]
Team Czech Republic celebrates their 7-4 bronze medal win over Russia. Photo by Matthew Manor/HHOF-IIHF Images
BRATISLAVA – In one of the most entertaining bronze medal games of all time, the Czech Republic claimed third place with a 7-4 win over Russia this afternoon at Orange Arena....
Everything has its time
Swedish coach Mårts needs patience, once again[more]
BRATISLAVA – The first season behind the Tre Kronor bench ended with a tough...
Hanlon let go
Head coach first to go after disappointing Worlds campaign[more]
BRATISLAVA – The Slovak Ice Hockey Federation announced on Wednesday that Glen...
2012 groups announced
World Champion Finland hosts both Canada and United States[more]
ZURICH – The two groups for the 2012 IIHF World Championship in Helsinki,...
Ratings through the roof
50% of all Finns saw final, 2.1 million in Sweden[more]
ZURICH – Finnish broadcaster YLE had one of its best days ever last Sunday. The...