• THHenwick IIHF Men’s Ranking System: July 23rd, 2014

    Every year, I hear the same old arguments about the IIHF ranking system: “Canada won the Olympics, they’re the best”, “Oh yeah, but Sweden is always the most consistent, so wouldn’t that make them the best?”, “Th3$3 r@nkennigs suk”, etc., etc. After a while of agreeing with the system the IIHF employs, I decided to come up with my own [...]

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  • Jim Paek Joins Korean National Team With Massive Pressure On His Shoulders

    Former NHL defenseman Jim Paek has been named coach of the South Korea men’s national team after spending nine seasons as an assistant coach with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. “The idea of coaching the national team in the Olympics is one of my dreams. I’ve always wanted to help develop Korean hockey,” Paek said via the IIHF website. “I’ve returned [...]

    Jim Paek Joins Korean National Team With Massive Pressure On His Shoulders
  • Former NHLer Patrick Côté Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail

    Former NHL winger Patrick Côté has been sentenced to 30 months in jail after confessing to a pair of bank robberies in Quebec. The 39-year old was arrested back in May when the car he was driving was reported stolen back into Ontario. During the questioning stage, Côté admitted to investigators that he’d robbed a CIBC branch in Brossard in [...]

    Former NHLer Patrick Côté Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail
  • THHenwick IIHF Junior Ranking System: July 22nd, 2014

    Every year, I hear the same old arguments about the IIHF ranking system: “Canada won the Olympics, they’re the best”, “Oh yeah, but Sweden is always the most consistent, so wouldn’t that make them the best?”, “Th3$3 r@nkennigs suk”, etc., etc. After a while of agreeing with the system the IIHF employs, I decided to come up with my own [...]

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  • French National Team Extends Coach Henderson’s Stay

    Canadian born coach Dave Henderson, who has coached the French national team in some capacity since 2000, has signed on as the coach of the men’s team until at least 2016 following two successful campaigns at the World Championships. Prior to finding a job as a full time bench boss, Henderson became a player-coach at several levels before retiring at [...]

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  • Nepal, Country Famous For Mount Everest, Announces Ice Hockey Association

    The Nepal Ice Hockey Association was formally announced on Wednesday, just months after fellow Asian country Oman became an official member of the IIHF. According to the Association’s President Lok Bahadur Shahi, the organization is already recognized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. While funding and player support is next on the agenda for the country, it is certainly a good step in the [...]

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  • Masterton Nominee Paul Ranger Signs With Genève-Servette

    Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger has reportedly signed a two-year contract with the defending Spengler Cup champions, HC Genève-Servette. In his return to the NHL last year, Ranger tallied six goals and eight assists in 53 games with the Maple Leafs while getting limited ice time. Previously, Ranger took three years off from playing for an unexplained reason, keeping in [...]

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  • Russian Hockey Defenseman Artem Sokolov Passes Away

    Sad news out of Russia this week, as 32-year-old defenseman Artyom Sokolov, who had just signed with Yermak Angarsk, died of heat-stroke after a outdoor run during pre-season training. According to reports, Sokolov, who just won two straight league titles with Ertis Pavlodar in Kazakhstan, got sick after completing a nine KM run during training camp with his new team. Sokolov was found [...]

    Russian Hockey Defenseman Artem Sokolov Passes Away
  • Italian National Team Goaltender Thomas Tragust Signs With Neumarkt/Egna

    Long time Italian national team goaltender Thomas Tragust has signed a new contract with Neumarkt/Egna of the second tier Austrian league. Tragust has represented the Italian national team for ten years, his most recent tenure coming in 2013 when he played in three exhibition games while a member of HC Innsbruck in the top tier Austrian league. Tragust has won two gold medals [...]

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  • Capitals Sign Second Rounder Vitek Vanecek to ELC

    The Washington Capitals have signed Czech goaltender Vitek Vanecek to a three year entry level contract, less then a month after drafting him 39th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. Vanecek played for the Czech under-18 team over 22 games last season, posting a 2.52 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage. He also logged 38 games (2.64 GAA, .921 save percentage) with [...]

    Capitals Sign Second Rounder Vitek Vanecek to ELC

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Masterton Nominee Paul Ranger Signs With Genève-Servette

July 15, 2014 at 11:31 am

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger has reportedly signed a two-year contract with the defending Spengler Cup champions, HC Genève-Servette. In...

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Former NHLer Patrick Côté Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail

Former NHLer Patrick Côté Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail

July 23, 2014 at 1:31 am

Former NHL winger Patrick Côté has been sentenced to 30 months in jail after confessing to a pair of bank robberies in Quebec. The 39-year old was arrested back in May when...

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THHenwick IIHF Men’s Ranking System: July 23rd, 2014

July 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Richard Wolowicz / HHOF-IIHF Images Every year, I hear the same old arguments about the IIHF ranking system: “Canada won the Olympics, they’re the best”, “Oh yeah,...

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Does the IIHF Need to Revamp Their World Championship Structure?

May 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images Like most people who follow international hockey, the World Championships are a great event to coincide with the NHL playoffs. Canada vs Finland...

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THHenwick IIHF Men’s Ranking System: July 23rd, 2014

Every year, I hear the same old arguments about the IIHF ranking system: “Canada won the Olympics, they’re the best”, “Oh yeah, but Sweden is always the most consistent, so wouldn’t that make them the best?”, “Th3$3 r@nkennigs suk”, etc., etc. After a while of agreeing with the system the IIHF employs, I decided to come up with my own [...]

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Jim Paek Joins Korean National Team With Massive Pressure On His Shoulders

Jim Paek Joins Korean National Team With Massive Pressure On His Shoulders

Former NHL defenseman Jim Paek has been named coach of the South Korea men’s national team after spending nine seasons as an assistant coach with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. “The idea of coaching the national team in the Olympics is one of my dreams. I’ve always wanted to help develop Korean hockey,” Paek said via the IIHF website. “I’ve returned [...]

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Former NHLer Patrick Côté Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail

Former NHLer Patrick Côté Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail

Former NHL winger Patrick Côté has been sentenced to 30 months in jail after confessing to a pair of bank robberies in Quebec. The 39-year old was arrested back in May when the car he was driving was reported stolen back into Ontario. During the questioning stage, Côté admitted to investigators that he’d robbed a CIBC branch in Brossard in [...]

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THHenwick IIHF Junior Ranking System: July 22nd, 2014

Every year, I hear the same old arguments about the IIHF ranking system: “Canada won the Olympics, they’re the best”, “Oh yeah, but Sweden is always the most consistent, so wouldn’t that make them the best?”, “Th3$3 r@nkennigs suk”, etc., etc. After a while of agreeing with the system the IIHF employs, I decided to come up with my own [...]

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French National Team Extends Coach Henderson’s Stay

Canadian born coach Dave Henderson, who has coached the French national team in some capacity since 2000, has signed on as the coach of the men’s team until at least 2016 following two successful campaigns at the World Championships. Prior to finding a job as a full time bench boss, Henderson became a player-coach at several levels before retiring at [...]

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Nepal, Country Famous For Mount Everest, Announces Ice Hockey Association

The Nepal Ice Hockey Association was formally announced on Wednesday, just months after fellow Asian country Oman became an official member of the IIHF. According to the Association’s President Lok Bahadur Shahi, the organization is already recognized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. While funding and player support is next on the agenda for the country, it is certainly a good step in the [...]

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Masterton Nominee Paul Ranger Signs With Genève-Servette

Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger has reportedly signed a two-year contract with the defending Spengler Cup champions, HC Genève-Servette. In his return to the NHL last year, Ranger tallied six goals and eight assists in 53 games with the Maple Leafs while getting limited ice time. Previously, Ranger took three years off from playing for an unexplained reason, keeping in [...]

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Russian Hockey Defenseman Artem Sokolov Passes Away

Russian Hockey Defenseman Artem Sokolov Passes Away

Sad news out of Russia this week, as 32-year-old defenseman Artyom Sokolov, who had just signed with Yermak Angarsk, died of heat-stroke after a outdoor run during pre-season training. According to reports, Sokolov, who just won two straight league titles with Ertis Pavlodar in Kazakhstan, got sick after completing a nine KM run during training camp with his new team. Sokolov was found [...]

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