Category: Italy

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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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Italy Wins Division IB World Juniors, Earn Promotion

Italy Wins Division IB World Juniors, Earn Promotion

The Italian National U20 continued their rise to glory this past weekend, securing a promotion to Division I Group A following  a 4-2 victory over Ukraine. In this year’s edition of the tournament, the key was battling back after giving up early leads in the first four contests against Great Britain, Japan and Kazakhstan. In the first game against Team GB, [...]

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Asiago, Stavanger Promoted To Continental Cup Super Finals

Asiago, Stavanger Promoted To Continental Cup Super Finals

Following impressive wins in their own respective tournaments, the Stavanger Oilers and HC Asiago have been promoted to the IIHF’s Continental Cup Super Finals. In the Group D tournament, the EIHL’s Nottingham Panthers needed a regulation victory to spring from third to first in the group, but unfortunately it didn’t work out to their liking. Asiago’s Stefano Marchetti helped get his team [...]

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David Liffiton Gets A Tryout With Färjestad

David Liffiton Gets A Tryout With Färjestad

Following a season in Italy, former NHL prospect David Liffiton has signed a tryout contract with Swedish team Färjestad. Signing an entry level contract with the Rangers on July 29, 2004, Liffiton  began his professional career with Rangers ECHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, before moving up to American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack for the majority of the 2004–05 season. On November 4, 2008, Liffiton signed as a free [...]

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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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Italy’s Milano Rossoblu Sign Dainton, Estoclet, Fritsch and Schell

Italy’s Milano Rossoblu Sign Dainton, Estoclet, Fritsch and Schell

Milano Rossoblu, a team competing in Italy, have signed Springfield Falcons goaltender Paul Dainton, Abbotsford Heat forward Adam Estoclet, Las Vegas Wranglers defenseman Jamie Fritsch and Lillehammer forward Brad Schell. Dainton has spent the past three seasons split between the AHL’s Falcons and Chicago Express, Reading Royals and Evansville Icemen of the ECHL. During his first season in 2010-2011, he played five games with the Falcons and had an impressive 2.63 goals against [...]

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Former Ranger Layne Ulmer Re-Ups With Asiago

Former Ranger Layne Ulmer Re-Ups With Asiago

Layne Ulmer has signed a one year extension with Italian club Asiago HC following a 58 point season last year. Ulmer was drafted 209th overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. After going unsigned by the club, the Saskatchewan native was signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers in June of 2011. He played one game with the Rangers in [...]

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Chris Mason Signed By Ritten/Renon In Italy

Chris Mason Signed By Ritten/Renon In Italy

Former Nashville Predators goaltender Chris Mason has been signed by Ritten/Renon of the Elite.A league in Italy. Mason ended up with a 3.73 GAA and .873 save percentage in 11 games in 2013 sitting as a backup to Pekka Rinne. During the 2003–04 season, Mason joined the Predators full-time as the backup to starter Vokoun. In 17 appearances that season, Mason [...]

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