Articles By: Steven Ellis

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Five NHL Prospects to Watch From the Champions Hockey League

With the rebirth of the Champions Hockey League beginning this Thursday, many North American hockey fans have began to show a bit of interest in the event. The first time around, back in 2008, was a smaller scale event and despite fantastic hockey action, fans were left with more to desire. Thanks to the IIHF, Europe will play host to a […]

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THHenwick IIHF Junior Ranking System: August 1st, 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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Canada Wins Ivan Hlinka for Seventh Straight Time

Team Canada have defeated the Czech Republic 6-2 to win gold at the under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup for the seventh consecutive year and 19th time in 24 total tournaments. Erie Otters forward and upcoming NHL draft prospect Dylan Strome opened the scoring at 3:34 into the first period, only to have Lawson Crouse make it a 2-0 game a […]

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Ukraine Withdraws as Hosts of 2015 Division IA World Championships

Due to the political tensions in the country, Ukraine has withdrawn their status as hosts of the  2015 IIHF Division I Group A World Championships next April. Hosts of the 2013 Division IB World Championships, Donetsk, Ukraine was set to welcome the world’s second best group of hockey countries in an attempt to make their way into the top division for the 2016 […]

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Russia’s MHL Red Stars Win 2014 U20 Challenge Cup of Asia

The MHL Red Stars won the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Challenge Cup of Asia for the second time in the tournament’s existence. The Russian club, featuring players from MHL junior league team Sakhalinskie Akuly, finished the tournament a perfect 3-0 after defeating Japan 8-3, South Korea 12-0 and eventually Kazakhstan 3-1 in the final contest. After winning the whole thing […]

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2014 Team Canada U18 Ivan Hlinka Roster

2014 Team Canada U18 Ivan Hlinka Roster

Hockey Canada has announced the 22 player roster who will compete at the upcoming U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, taking place from Aug. 11-16 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia. The roster features three players who won a bronze medal as under-agers at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship earlier this year in Lawson Crouse, Mathew Barzal and Travis Konecny. Canada will […]

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Kazakhstan Stops Korea From Late Game Charge With  4-2 Victory At U20 CCoA

Kazakhstan Stops Korea From Late Game Charge With 4-2 Victory At U20 CCoA

South Korea’s last ditch effort to tie the game late in the contest fell flat as Kazakhstan managed to take the contest by a score of 4-2 at the U20 Challenge Cup of Asia. Despite the loss, Korea was the first one to get on the board. Seong Sik Cho, one of the two Cho’s on the club, gave Korea the […]

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Russian Junior Team Defeat Defending Champs Japan at U20 Challenge Cup of Asia Opener

Russian Junior Team Defeat Defending Champs Japan at U20 Challenge Cup of Asia Opener

The MHL Red Stars from Russia are the first team to secure a victory at the 2014 U20 Challenge Cup of Asia, defeating the 2013 champs from Japan in the opening contest 8-4. The Red Stars got off to a solid start. Within the first 17 minutes of the game, Vitaliy Tomishenko put two pucks past Keisuke Maekita to give […]

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