• Korea Loses The Battle of Asia, Relegated For 2015

    A win and you’re alive, a loss and Japan sticks around. Unfortunately for the Koreans, the sweet smell of survival from 2013 meant little in 2014, as a disappointing effort by Korea resulted in relegation for the 2015 Division IB World Championships. The Koreans hope dissolved fairly quickly in the contest as Hiroki Ueno opened up the scoring just 74 seconds [...]

    Korea Loses The Battle of Asia, Relegated For 2015
  • Poland Wins Division IB, Earns Promotion For 2015

    After years of disappointment at the World Championship level, Poland finally has some good news: they’re moving on to Division IA. All Poland needed to do was snag a victory against Croatia in regulation to secure the tournament championship prior to the final day on Saturday and that’s exactly what they did thanks to a 4-1 effort. Sebastain Kowalowka gave Poland the 1-0 [...]

    Photo: Sarunas Mazeika
  • Austria Remains Undefeated Heading Into Promotion Day

    Both teams had something riding on Thursday’s contest. For Hungary, a victory would mean they were still mathematically elgible to battle for promotion to the top division for 2015. Austria, on the other hand, could head into Saturday with an advantage over the likes of Japan and Slovenia thanks to an undefeated record. The latter would prevail after 63 minutes [...]

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  • Zubrus Leads Lithuania Past Team GB in Tait’s 100th Game

    New Jersey forward Dainius Zubrus led hosts Lithuania to a 2-1 victory of Team GB in Vilnius today, as British stalwart Ashley Tait picked up his 100th international cap. Zubrus set up Arnoldas Bosas for the opening marker four minutes in to the opening period, and secured the game winner mid way through the second frame when he converted a [...]

    Zubrus Leads Lithuania Past Team GB in Tait’s 100th Game
  • Austria Survives Unbelievable First Period To Defeat Korea 7-4

    Talk about an incredible first period. The highest scoring game of the day also happened to be the most exciting game of the day, with a combined nine goals shared between the two teams in just the first period alone. The scoring happened early in the contest when a couple of Austrian penalties resulted in Woosang Park opening the scoring for [...]

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  • Pekka Rinne, Matthias Ekholm To Play In World Championships

    Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and defenseman Mattias Ekholm have been named to Finland and Sweden respectively for the 2014 World Championship in Belarus in May. Rinne’s decision to go was an interesting one. There was no question that he had the skill to play in a tournament that will likely see every team missing a big majority of their star players, but with [...]

    Pekka Rinne, Matthias Ekholm To Play In World Championships
  • Depleted Slovenia Squad Hands Korean Hosts Second Straight Loss

    Slovenia may have dropped a 2-1 decision to the weaker Japanese squad on Sunday, but another loss wasn’t in the cards for their next Asian foes as the 2014 Olympic sweethearts from Slovenia took home the 4-0 shutout in game two. The start was a strange one for the Slovenians. After recording eight shots before Korea even took one, they [...]

    Depleted Slovenia Squad Hands Korean Hosts Second Straight Loss
  • Austria Turns Weak Start Into Strong Finish Against Japan

    A day after beating Slovenia in a thrilling opening contest, Japan was on the hunt once again against 2013 Top Division competitors Austria. Austria barely managed to tackle the newly promoted Ukrainians on Sunday, taking them to overtime before eventually eking out the victory. Today was a different story for the Austrians, who despite a poor start on Monday, managed [...]

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  • Ukraine Surprises Hungary With 3-0 Shutout

    Hungary has been a thorn in the side of the Ukrainians in recent years. In their most recent meeting back in 2012, Ukraine’s loss against their European foes resulted in the men in blue and yellow to face relegation for the 2013 edition of the tournament. Ukraine, who were once  a team competing in the top division of the tournament, [...]

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  • Poland Makes Easy Work of Romania, Win 7-0

    Times have been rough for Poland. They have been stuck in Division IB since 2009, and considering they played in the top group just twelve years ago, it’s not been a great of time for the Polish hockey team. Their first meeting of the tournament came against Romania, a weaker team ranked just two positions lower in the IIHF rankings. The [...]

    Photo: Valeri Dudush

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Korea Loses The Battle of Asia, Relegated For 2015

Korea Loses The Battle of Asia, Relegated For 2015

April 24, 2014 at 12:44 pm

A win and you’re alive, a loss and Japan sticks around. Unfortunately for the Koreans, the sweet smell of survival from 2013 meant little in 2014, as a disappointing...

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Pekka Rinne, Matthias Ekholm To Play In World Championships

Pekka Rinne, Matthias Ekholm To Play In World Championships

April 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Rinne at the Euro Hockey Tour during the 2012-2013 NHL lockout. Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and defenseman Mattias Ekholm have been named to Finland and...

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Korea Loses The Battle of Asia, Relegated For 2015

Korea Loses The Battle of Asia, Relegated For 2015

April 24, 2014 at 12:44 pm

A win and you’re alive, a loss and Japan sticks around. Unfortunately for the Koreans, the sweet smell of survival from 2013 meant little in 2014, as a disappointing...

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Stars Sign Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers To ELC

April 19, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Philippe Desrosiers to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Rimouski Oceanic puck stopper was...

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Korea Loses The Battle of Asia, Relegated For 2015

Korea Loses The Battle of Asia, Relegated For 2015

A win and you’re alive, a loss and Japan sticks around. Unfortunately for the Koreans, the sweet smell of survival from 2013 meant little in 2014, as a disappointing effort by Korea resulted in relegation for the 2015 Division IB World Championships. The Koreans hope dissolved fairly quickly in the contest as Hiroki Ueno opened up the scoring just 74 seconds [...]

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Photo: Sarunas Mazeika

Poland Wins Division IB, Earns Promotion For 2015

After years of disappointment at the World Championship level, Poland finally has some good news: they’re moving on to Division IA. All Poland needed to do was snag a victory against Croatia in regulation to secure the tournament championship prior to the final day on Saturday and that’s exactly what they did thanks to a 4-1 effort. Sebastain Kowalowka gave Poland the 1-0 [...]

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Austria Remains Undefeated Heading Into Promotion Day

Both teams had something riding on Thursday’s contest. For Hungary, a victory would mean they were still mathematically elgible to battle for promotion to the top division for 2015. Austria, on the other hand, could head into Saturday with an advantage over the likes of Japan and Slovenia thanks to an undefeated record. The latter would prevail after 63 minutes [...]

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Zubrus Leads Lithuania Past Team GB in Tait’s 100th Game

Zubrus Leads Lithuania Past Team GB in Tait’s 100th Game

New Jersey forward Dainius Zubrus led hosts Lithuania to a 2-1 victory of Team GB in Vilnius today, as British stalwart Ashley Tait picked up his 100th international cap. Zubrus set up Arnoldas Bosas for the opening marker four minutes in to the opening period, and secured the game winner mid way through the second frame when he converted a [...]

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Gracnar Earns Second Straight Shutout Against Hungary

Unlike the Austrian/Korean game later in the day, this one didn’t feature much scoring. In fact, only one team managed to get on the board as goaltender Luca Gracnar shut out the Hungarians to snag the 2-0 victory. It would take until the second period for Slovenia to finally break past the deadlock. Tomaz Razingar got the scoring started just under [...]

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Austria Survives Unbelievable First Period To Defeat Korea 7-4

Talk about an incredible first period. The highest scoring game of the day also happened to be the most exciting game of the day, with a combined nine goals shared between the two teams in just the first period alone. The scoring happened early in the contest when a couple of Austrian penalties resulted in Woosang Park opening the scoring for [...]

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Pekka Rinne, Matthias Ekholm To Play In World Championships

Pekka Rinne, Matthias Ekholm To Play In World Championships

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and defenseman Mattias Ekholm have been named to Finland and Sweden respectively for the 2014 World Championship in Belarus in May. Rinne’s decision to go was an interesting one. There was no question that he had the skill to play in a tournament that will likely see every team missing a big majority of their star players, but with [...]

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Depleted Slovenia Squad Hands Korean Hosts Second Straight Loss

Depleted Slovenia Squad Hands Korean Hosts Second Straight Loss

Slovenia may have dropped a 2-1 decision to the weaker Japanese squad on Sunday, but another loss wasn’t in the cards for their next Asian foes as the 2014 Olympic sweethearts from Slovenia took home the 4-0 shutout in game two. The start was a strange one for the Slovenians. After recording eight shots before Korea even took one, they [...]

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