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30 Jun 2015, 16:13 | KHL schedule announced

The KHL schedule for 2015-16 can now be found in our games database.

 
 
 
 

29 Jun 2015, 15:30 | HS Rīga ’98 will play in Latvian Virsiliga

Latvian 1 Liga finalist HS Rīga '98 will play next season in Virsliga, lead by coaches Leonids Beresnevs and Andrejs Ignatovičs. The roster will be composed mostly by 1997 and 1998 born players

 
 
 
 

27 Jun 2015, 08:08 | New Manchester Storm replaces Stingrays

- eliteleague.co.uk release

Ice hockey's Manchester Storm are back and when the puck drops in September, they will be playing in the top flight of British ice hockey - the Elite Ice Hockey League.

The Storm will be owned and operated by The Ice Rink Company Ltd, spearheaded by Mark Johnson, and will play out of Silverblades Ice Rink Altrincham.

The rebirth of the Storm keeps the EIHL at 10 strong teams for the upcoming campaign, as Manchester effectively replace Hull Stingrays in all competitions.

The Elite Ice Hockey League approached the new bosses of the Storm a week ago when it emerged that new circumstances meant that the participation of the Hull Stingrays in season 2015-16 was in jeopardy.

Earlier today it was confirmed that Hull would not be taking part in the upcoming campaign.

Manchester Storm were represented at an EIHL board meeting today and were unanimously welcomed into the league.

Mark Johnson, director of the Storm, said: "These are exciting times for ice hockey in the Manchester area and when we were approached by the EIHL to join the league, we pulled out all the stops to make it happen.

 
 
 
 

26 Jun 2015, 15:07 | Former KH Sanok president faces charges

Former President of KH Sanok Piotr Krysiak will face a total of three charges - false declaration and double transgression of the Commercial Companies Code - later this month. If guilty, he can expect a sentence from 6 months to 8 years in prison.
The investigation covered the period from July 2011 to May 2013. The prosecutor's office has determined that the former president had at that time signed fake contracts with 27 players, two coaches and an employee of the club.

Krysiak has pleaded not guilty

 
 
 
 

26 Jun 2015, 14:09 | Nove Zamky won’t play in MOL Liga next season

Slovakia Hockey Federation does not allow HC Nove Zamky to play in MOL Liga anymore. "Thursday after I spoke with the President of the Federation, it became clear that there is no chance to play in MOL League - said Ferenc Sucharda - so I immediately informed the league. Now we will work to return in MOL Liga in 2016." Nove Zamky entered into MOL Liga in 2012-13, winning the title in 2013-2014 season. MOL Liga has currently 9 teams, with the addition of MAC Budapest and SAPA Fehervar 2 for the next season

 
 
 
 

22 Jun 2015, 12:35 | Rastislav Stana not to return for next season

Sparta Praha Slovak goalie Rastislav Stana, who prematurely ended last season due to heart problems,won't be back for next saeason. Stana at the moment can't play sports neither at recreational level.
Last December doctors diagnosed Stana a pneumonia. Further examination revealed a weakened heart function and inflammation of the heart muscle
"I decided to skip next season. Let's see how my health will and if doctors allow me to play" said Stana at Radio Slovakia.

 
 
 
 

18 Jun 2015, 21:59 | Vladimir Vujtek switches Slovakia for Czech Republic

Resigned as Slovakia coach after four years, Vladimir Vujtek finds a new bench in his homeland Czech Republic and will lead national team until the end of 2016 World Championship. Despite being Czech, Vujtek never had the opportunity to coach senior national team (coached U20 team from 1993 to 1995) until now, as the successor of resigned Vladimir Ruzicka, stepped down from the function after accusations of corruption when he was at Slavia Praha.
Next month details of contract and names of assistants will be announced

 
 
 
 

17 Jun 2015, 12:02 | Triglav and Bled give up on INL

The patrol of Slovenian teams in the next Inter-National League dropped to three as only Jesenice, Celje and Slavija will partecipate. Triglav Kranj and Bled decided to partecipate only in domestic league.
"We have currently only nine players plus the juniors left in the roster. With such a young team not worth to play in INL, because we can't be competitive. So we decided to play only in the domestic league" explained Triglav coach Gorazd Drinovec

 
 
 
 

17 Jun 2015, 11:37 | Berkut Karaganda renamed

Sary Arka farm team Berkut will be renamed Temirtau in connection with the relocation of team from Karaganda to Temirtau where will replace folded Arystan

 
 
 
 

17 Jun 2015, 11:05 | Aleksandrs Belavskis leaves Latvia

Aleksandrs Belavskis is no longer the coach of Latvia national team. The Latvian Hockey Federation decided not to renew his contract after the 13th place at the last World Champioship which was not considered a satisfactory result

 
 
 
 

14 Jun 2015, 11:11 | Ivan Hlinka Memorial won’t be in Piestany

For the first time since 1997, this season the Ivan Hlinka Memorial will not play in Piestany due to problems with the ice surface.
"It was a difficult decision because host a tournament like the Ivan Hlinka Memorial was an honor for us, since it is one of the best youth tournaments in the world. Unfortunately, the current situation regarding reconstruction of ice equipement is in a legal procedures we cannot control" said president of Piestany Jaroslav Lušňák.
The prestigious U18 tournament is looking for a new venue.

 
 
 
 

12 Jun 2015, 19:43 | Nik Zupancic new coach of Slovenia

Former player Nik Zupancic, 46, was named new headcoach of Slovenia as successor of Matjaz Kopitar, resigned after the last World Championship where Slovenia was relegated. Zupancic was assistant coach to Kopitar in the last four-and-a-half years, including in the Sochi 2014 campaign, when Slovenia reached quarter-finals.

 
 
 
 

09 Jun 2015, 13:19 | Dmitry Kurbatov appointed Executive Director of Russian Federation

As part of restructuring and improving the efficiency, Russian Hockey Federation appointed former vice-president of the KHL Dmitry Kurbatov as new Executive Director, with the task to oversee the main issues of the organization, the development of new strategies and the interaction with players, regional policy, as well as the questions of funding and administrative management. Kurbatov replaces Valery Fesyuk, who served since 2008, who asked to be relieved from his post due to the commitments in the preparation of home World Championship, which will be held from 6 to 22 May 2016 in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

 
 
 
 

09 Jun 2015, 12:39 | Jokerit back at Spengler Cup

Jokerit Helsinki will be the sixth partecipant in next Spengler Cup, from 26 to 31 December in Davos. Finnish team played also last season, when finished without victories.

 
 
 
 

04 Jun 2015, 12:24 | Arystan won’t play next season

It's now official: Arystan Temirtau won't play in next Kazakhstan League as confirmed by executive secretary of Federation Gleb Karataev: "we have no team in Temirtau next season, the budget of Karaganda region can not finance three cities with three clubs and three junior teams. I am confident that the economic situation is temporary, soon everything will return back on track again and we will see an hockey team from Temirtau."

After the folding of Arystan, initially Sary Arka expressed the intention to transfer its farm team to Temirtau but the plan remained on paper.

 
 
 
 
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