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23 May 2016, 15:06 | Pan-American tournament teams announced

The Brazilian Federation reported that Brasil, Colômbia, México A and B, Argentina A and B are the teams partecipating in third edition of Pan-American tournament, held in Mexico City from 6 to 12 June.
"I'm very exited about the Pan-American and the future of icehockey in Brazil - said Brazilian national team American coach Jens Hinderlie - We have a lot of skilled athletes here who can play hockey at good level, we need more icetime"
Brazil, bronze medal last year, announced the roster for the tournament

 
 
 
 

22 May 2016, 13:14 | Filip Wielkiewicz found positive for doping

Podhale Nowy Targ forward Filip Wielkiewicz was found positive to THC said Michał Rynkowski, Director of the Commission Against Doping in Sport.
The test was made on March 18, after the second match for the bronze medal against STS Sanok. The result of this research has been positive.
"The player could take from two to four years of suspenson" - said Rynkowski.
This is the second case of doping this season in Poland League: last October GKS Tychy Russian forward Yuri Kuzin has been suspended for two years.

 
 
 
 

22 May 2016, 02:05 | Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines new IIHF members, Qatar earns full membership.

IIHF admitted three new associate members, all from Asia: Indonesia, Nepal and Philippines while Qatar Ice Hockey Federation - until now an associate member - has been awarded full membership. Indonesia and the Philippines will compete at Southeast Asian Games in 2017 in Malaysia, where ice hockey will debut among the events.
IIHF counts now with 77 countries

 
 
 
 

16 May 2016, 11:38 | Sheffield Steelers signing

Sheffield Steelers today brought their roster up to fifteen with the addition of former DEL2 right winger Jesse Schultz.

“Just two seasons ago he was the third highest scorer in the East Coast league. His experience is vast both in North America and Europe. He is a perfect fit for us and a great addition to the team that we take into the Champions League in August” said coach Paul Thompson.“He is obviously an offensive talent, an offensive player” continued Thompson “I think we have a highly skilled winger who will add a further offensive punch to the line up. He is a puck possession player who comes with a great shot. I like the way he fits into the line up along side the variety of talent we have already amassed”

 
 
 
 

15 May 2016, 12:25 | Swedish awards

Three Swedish award winners has been announced this weekend.

Junior of the year: Gustav Forsling, Linköping

Coach of the year: Per-Erik Johnsson, Leksand (promotion to SHL)

Leader of the year: Roger Rönnberg, Frölunda (CHL and SHL champion)

 
 
 
 

13 May 2016, 09:45 | Swedish NHL players join the WC team

Forward Andre Burakovsky and defenseman Mattias Ekholm joins the Swedish World Championship squad. Nicklas Bäckström, Johnny  Oduya and Filip Forsberg says no to participating.

Defender John Klingberg might join the team later is the doctors let him.

 
 
 
 

11 May 2016, 13:55 | Ovechkin joins Team Russia

The Russian national team announced today that Alexander Ovechkin of Washington Capitals will join the team for the rest of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

So will his teammates defenceman Dmitry Orlov and forward Evgeny Kuznetsov.

 
 
 
 

09 May 2016, 18:55 | Adam Huska named the 2016 USHL Goaltender of the Year

The United States Hockey League announced today that Gamblers Slovakian goaltender Adam Huska has been named the 2016 USHL Goaltender of the Year as determined by a vote of League general managers.

Huska played in 37 games for the Gamblers and finished with a record of 26-9-2, leading the Gamblers to the number two seed in the Eastern Conference. He made 880 saves throughout those 37 games, and posted a 1.82 GAA and a .931 SV% in that span. Both of those marks led the league, and the 1.82 GAA is the best mark in USHL Tier 1 history (2002-present)

 
 
 
 

06 May 2016, 13:48 | Zeytinburnu Istanbul confirms title in Turkey

Finished 2nd in the regular season, 2015 champion Zeytinburnu Istanbul defended title of Turkish Super Lig by defeating 3-1 in Izmir regular season champion Izmir Büyuksehir Belediyesi in decisive playoffs game #5. Zeytinburnu Ukranian forward Oleg Zadoyenko finished as top scorer with 60 points (31 goals + 29 assists). Erzurum Büyükşehir Belediyesi SK won bronze with two clear victories 12-1 and 16-1 against Koc University

 
 
 
 

03 May 2016, 22:48 | World Championship preparation

The World Championship in Russia starts in three days. Four pre-tournament games were played today. Canada beat Czech Republic 3-0 and Kazakhstan beat France 6-3. Finland-USA (3-2) and Switzerland - Germany (4-3) were both decided in overtime.

 
 
 
 

21 Apr 2016, 21:29 | South China Sharks captured Hong Kong CIHL League

Canadian Jordan So (3 goals and 2 assits) and American Blake Steele (3+1) were the key players for South China Sharks defeating 9-6 reigning champion Hong Kong Tycoons in the CIHL final, conquering the second title and joining Kowloon Warriors as major winner of the league. Tycoons Canadian forward Lucas Eshleman finished as top scorer with 54 points (28+26)

 
 
 
 

21 Apr 2016, 20:27 | Season awards decided in Belarus

At the meeting of Executive Committee of the Belarus Federation were announced the awards for the 2015-2016 season:

Here the winners:

Best goalkeeper - Maxim Malyutin (Shakhter Soligorsk)
Best defender - Kristian Khenkel (Yunost-Minsk)
Best forward - Pavel Razvadovsky (Yunost-Minsk)
Best young player - Danila Karaban (Dinamo Maladzyechna)
Top scorer - Victor Andrushchenko (Shakhter Soligorsk)
Playoffs MVP - Alexander Tryanichev (Yunost-Minsk)

Best referee - Andrei Shrubok (Minsk)
Best arena - Chizhovka Arena Minsk

The Committee also announced the Extraliga will be played with same format also next season, but increasing the number of import players up to 6.

 
 
 
 

21 Apr 2016, 13:52 | Beybarys wins Kazakhstan League

It took seven games to determine the 2015-2016 champion of Kazakhstan: by beating 3-1 Arlan at Kokshetau, Beybarys Atyrau wins its third title,all under the lead of Aleksandr Istomin, noting a constant presence among the elite of Kazakh hockey, with 3 titles and two silver medal in last seven years. Another season empty-handed for Arlan, winner of the regular season at the third consecutive silver medal.

Season awards:

Best goalkeeper - Alexei Kuznetsov (Beybarys)
Best defender - Vladislav Kolesnikov (Arlan)
Best forward - Mikhail Rakhmanov (Ertis)

 
 
 
 

20 Apr 2016, 23:29 | Austria defeats Italy in final World Championship test

Stefan Geier's hattrick led Austria to a 3:2-win in an exhibtion game over Italy. Austria had a strong start, gaining a 2:0 lead in the intitial frame. The Italians though got better in the second and third period, coming close to the tying goal. Goals by Luca Frigo and Alexander Egger, showcasing his skill with an amazing backhand goal, scored for the 'azzurri'. In net Starkbaum and Bernard played a solid game, but the game was highlighted by the national team debut of 35-year-old Frederic Cloutier between the Italian pipes in the second half of the game.

 
 
 
 

20 Apr 2016, 14:48 | Forward Morges and Star Lausanne merge

Two Swiss clubs from 1 Liga decide to merge: Forward Morges and Star Lausanne decided with the majority of votes to create a new club, called "Star Forward" with the goal to enter in the new Swiss Regio League, operating from 17-18 season. Current Forward coach, French Laurent Perroton, will be on the bench of new club

 
 
 
 
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