France, Latvia Stay Alive as Austria Gets Relegated Once Again

After what can only be considered one of the best hockey games of the year, France and Latvia will stay alive and Austria will sent back to Division IA after the French were able to take down the Latvians 3-2 in the shootout. Neither Latvia or France have been able to score a lot in this tournament. For Latvia, the team only had nine goals in six games heading into the tournament...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

France Now in Do-or-Die Mode After 4-2 Loss to Tre Kronor

France will have one last chance to stick around in the top division of the World Championships after dropping a 4-2 decision to Sweden on Monday. Today’s game against Sweden wasn’t necessarily a must win for them, but it was surely important. A victory today would give France six points heading into their final meeting with Latvia tomorrow, while a loss would mean that they...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Canada Leads France 2-1 After 20

Despite Canada’s dominance in the first period, the French were able to score a goal late to keep things late, trailing the Canadians 2-1 after 20 minutes. 365 days ago, the French were able to defeat the Canadians to start off the 2014 World Championships. A full year before that, they were able to take down the powerful Russians. So on Victory Day, you would think that they’d...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Czech’s Crush France 5-1 After Big World Championship Victory

The Czech’s will continue on with their strong 2015 World Hockey Championship bid with a 5-1 victory over France on Thursday. Two days after Cristobal Huet recorded his first ever World Championship shutout, France decided to go with Florian Hardy between the pipes against the Czech’s. It came as a bit of a surprise, as, with the team posting just one win so far, every point...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cristobal Huet, France Defeats Austria in Foggy 2-0 Game

Following 60 minutes of good goaltending, a lack of scoring and some strange weather conditions, Cristobal Huet was able to record his first ever World Championship shutout thanks to a 2-0 victory over Austria on Tuesday. Similar to the Germany vs Switzerland game this morning, there was a lot of safe action between Austria and France today. Neither team wanted to be the first...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Swiss Take Down French Rivals With 3-1 Win

Switzerland finished off the final World Championship game of the day with a 3-1 victory over France on Sunday. A day after a disappointing loss to Germany, the French got off to a poor start against the Swiss. With five minutes to go, Sacha Treille ran into a Swiss player with his elbow, and whether fans were happy about the call or not, the 6’5 French player would earn a game...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

World Championship Preview: France Bound to Compete for Quarter-Finals

Goalies: When compared to other fringe teams, France has been blessed with some incredible goaltending performances from Cristobal Huet over the past few years. A former Stanley Cup winner with the Chicago Blackhawks, Huet put on an incredible performance against Canada in the opening game of the 2014 World Championships, making 34 stops to help France win just their second ever...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Players to Watch at the Euro Ice Hockey Challenge

Every year, hockey leagues in Europe go on what’s called an “international break”, allowing players from some of the top European nations to compete in tournaments three times a year. Could you think of anything better to do while on a break? For the second international break of the season, twelve nations will compete in three separate tournaments, taking place in Ljubljana...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Cristobal Huet’s amazing save against Canada

France defeated Canada by a score of 3-2 in a shootout at the World Championships. The upset – and what an upset it was – could be credited to Stephane Da Costa’s two goals and by an amazing performance from Cristobal Huet. Huet’s best save of the game was this gem on Canada’s Morgan Rielly. Incredible. Huet got just enough with his diving effort to sent Rielly’s shot...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

James Reimer, Cristobal Huet Shine as Canada, France Tied at One by   Steven Ellis

Canada and France took to the ice in the first game of the 2014 World Championships. With Canada winning 7-2 in the last meeting between the two countries, there wasn’t a lot of debate on who the favourite was heading into the contest on Friday. Regardless, Canada knew they can’t take anyone easy (Latvia, anyone?), and that was proven as [...]
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Picturing a reborn World Cup of Hockey

The World Cup of Hockey is coming back. That seems to be the one thing every person at a certain level of the National Hockey League's hierarchy can agree on. The only question, however... is everything else. When is it going to happen? Where is it going to be played? Who will play in it? There isn't even a potential TV agreement settled for it in either country (though, let's face...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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