Category: Austria

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Ten Teams Added To Champions Hockey League

Ten teams have been added to the Champions Hockey League pool, bringing the total up to 4o teams. According to the IIHF, the new clubs were brought in as wild cards after league play in their respective countries. The new clubs consist of VSV Villach and the Bolzano Foxes from Austria’s EBEL, Lukko Rauma and SaiPa Lappeenranta from Finland, Geneve-Servette [...]

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2014 Team Austria Official Olympic Roster

2014 Team Austria Official Olympic Roster

Austria announced their first Olympic roster since the 2002 tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah, and it’s easily the strongest team they’ve ever brought. With names like Thomas Vanek, Bernhard Starkbaum, Michael Grabner and Thomas Hundertpfund, Austria doesn’t have all the big name talent some of their competitors do, but they could be one of the better teams heading into the [...]

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IIHF Announces Rebirth Of The Champions Hockey League

IIHF Announces Rebirth Of The Champions Hockey League

The IIHF have announced that the Champions Hockey League, the top European club championship, will return in August 2014, with the conclusion happening in February of 2015. The first and only edition of the CHL was played with only 12 teams from the top seven leagues in Europe, with the Swiss club ZSC Lions taking home the championship. Following their [...]

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Andreas Nödl Joins EBEL’s Red Bull Salzburg

Andreas Nödl Joins EBEL’s Red Bull Salzburg

Andreas Nödl is set to join his third team this season, signing with Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg. Nodl was drafted in the second round, 39th overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. On November 29, 2011, he was waived by the Flyers after spending time between the NHL and AHL and was picked up by the Hurricanes. He’s a veteran of 183 NHL games [...]

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France, Poland Take Home Gold In First Leg Of 2013 EIHC Tournament

France, Poland Take Home Gold In First Leg Of 2013 EIHC Tournament

Thanks to a dominating three game performance, France has won the 2013 Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Innsbruck, Austria. In the final contest of the division one tournament, Damien Fleury, who has over twenty points for France during his international career, scored a hat trick against the Slovenian opponents. Charles Bertrand and Brian Henderson both added goals of their own to cap [...]

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Orli Znojmo Release Goalies Čech, Ullberg

Orli Znojmo Release Goalies Čech, Ullberg

EBEL squad Orli Znojmo release two of their four goalies, sending Jakub Čech and Richard Ullberg to free agency. Čech was drafted 54th overall by Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the 2003 CHL Import Draft. He only got to suit up in one game for the club, allowing five goals on 32 shots. He spent much of his professional career split between the Czech and Czech2 [...]

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Shawn Hunwick Ends Short Lived, But Well Traveled Career

Following a short, but well traveled career,  goaltender Shawn Hunwick will join his agent Alec Schall as part of Legacy Global Sports, retiring from hockey. If you were wondering what Hunwick was up to this year, all you had to do was pay attention to our transaction page. Hunwick was  released from his contract with EC Red Bull Salzburg after playing three European Trophy [...]

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Graham Mink On His Way To Dornbirner EC

Graham Mink On His Way To Dornbirner EC

After 12 seasons of professional hockey in North America, Graham Mink has signed his first European contract, agreeing to a one-year deal with Dornbirner EC of the Austrian Hockey League. Mink made his pro debut in the ECHL during the 2001–02 campaign, appearing in 29 games with the Richmond Renegades before moving up to the Pirates. Following an impressive 34 [...]

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