Top 5 Players to Watch at the Deutschland Cup

The second international break of the season doesn’t totally fit the actual definition of a “break”. In fact, with the Under-17 World Hockey Challenge, Euro Ice Hockey Challenge, the Euro Hockey Tour, Four Nations and Deutschland Cup events, among others, all taking place at the same time, it’s quite a busy time to be an international hockey fan. The Deutschland Cup is a...
Via The Hockey House
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best of the Rest: Who to Watch Out for at the World Championships

In an attempt to learn more about the players taking part in the 2015 World Hockey Championships, as well as educating others about those participating in it, I set off to write as many team previews as I possibly could in a short period of time.  However, thanks to a late trip in April, as well as the fact that many of the rosters weren’t announced to their current extent until...
Via The Hockey House
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Slovakia beats Sweden 4-2 to finish 3rd in world juniors

TORONTO (AP) Pavol Skalicky broke a tie on a power play early in the third period and Slovakia beat Sweden 4-2 on Monday to finish third in the World Junior Championship. Canada faced Russia in the final Monday night. In the semifinals Sunday, Canada beat Slovakia 5-1 and Russia topped Sweden 4-1. Slovakia won its second medal after also finishing third in 1999 in Winnipeg, Manitoba...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Martin Reway Leads The Way For Hopeful Slovaks

  View image | Martin Reway and team Slovakia have a date with destiny on Friday night when they meet the rival Czech Republic at 5:00 pm Eastern at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The quarter finals of this World Junior Championships will provide fans with three solid, ‘could go either way’ games: Finland will provide a real test for Sweden, the USA and...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Slovakia defeats Finland, win 2-1

It was a fun Saturday game between Slovakia and Finland in Montreal during day two of the World Junior Championship, as the Slovaks defeated the defending Champs by a score of 2-1. GAME RUNDOWN  In the first period, Mikko Rantanen would score his second goal of the tournament and the first of the game for team Finland, after Juuson Ikonen fed Rantanen a very slick cross-ice pass...
Via The Hockey House
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Habs awards (P1) - Vezina, Calder, Selke

It is time in the NHL season that we find out the players that are in the running for major NHL awards. Between April 22nd and May 6th the NHL announces daily (with weekends off) the three finalists for a major award category. Since the Montreal Canadiens made quick work of their round one opponent, Tampa Bay Lightning, I thought  the with the time the team has off before...
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada rallies vs. Slovakia to earn playoff spot in world juniors

Nic Petan broke a tie on a power play with 2:46 left in Canada's 5-3 comeback victory over Slovakia on Monday in the world junior hockey tournament. Canada (2-0-1) wrapped up a spot in the playoff round entering its Group A finale Tuesday against the defending-champion United States (3-0-0). Jonathan Drouin tied it for Canada with 5:58 left, and Petan completed the scoring with...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 World Juniors: Reality 'Czech' for Canadians in Shootout Loss

Canadian hockey fans are becoming accustomed to disappointment from the kids. Cause for concern is rearing its head a little early this year. In 2012, it was a heart-breaking comeback that fell short in a 6-5 semifinal loss to Russia, not before failing to show up for the first two periods and falling behind 6-1 on native soil in Calgary. In 2013, it was another uninspired semifinal...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 World Juniors: Slovakia, Finland roll in tourney openers

The two teams left to watch on the first day of the World Junior Hockey Championships yesterday, Slovakia and Finland, got underway today and quickly joined the other realistic medal contenders in the win column. Slovakia took on a Germany team fresh off yesterday's 7-2 beating at the hands of the Canadians and dispatched them in similar fashion, 9-2. Marko Dano, selected...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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