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16 Oct 2018, 15:10 | Dinamo St. Petersburg changes coach

VHL champion Dinamo St. Petersburg annunces club has terminated the contract by mutual consent with coach Leonids Tambijevs. The team is currently 5th in the standing with a 8-5 record. Tambijevs, on Dinamo bench since 2016, will be replaced by former Dynamo Moscow coach Sergei Oreshkin, in the team staff as consultant since last season. Oreshkin will be assisted by Italo-Canadian Ivano Zanatta

 
 
 
 

15 Oct 2018, 20:21 | Banska Bystrica will host Winter Classic

On days 02 and 03 of February, the city of Banska Bystrica, home of current Extraliga champion team, will host the first ever edition of Winter Classic, the open competition inspired by similar events in Europe and the NHL. The game will take place at the
Štiavnická stadium, with a capacity of 9.881 spectators.
"The program and organizing team is 100% ready to provide an original and unforgettable sporting experience to hockey fans in Slovakia Personally, I want to present the definitive form of the event to the public directly from Banska Bystrica as a host city " said Pro-Hockey Director Richard Lintner

 
 
 
 

05 Oct 2018, 12:34 | SV Renon retains Supercoppa

A goal by vetarn Dan Tudin after eight seconds in the overtime gives Italian champion SV Renon its 4th Supercoppa, the opening season trophy in Italy. The game, played at Palagorà in Milan, was thrilling, with Milano Rossoblu, debuting in Alps League this season, able to recover twice from 3-1 and 4-3, before the final 5-4 .The final was a rematch of last year's clash, when Renon easily won 8-3. Renon is now the major winner of the trophy along with HC Bolzano

 
 
 
 

29 Aug 2018, 08:07 | AIHL announces awards

After the end of the regular season, dominated by Canberra Brave, before the semi-finals that will be played Saturday, September 1st, AIHL announced the awards of the season. Surprisingly the Brave won just one award with forward Wehebe Darge named Local Player of the Year. Perth Thunder and Sydney Bears, finished 3rd and 2nd respectively, take all the other prizes:

AIHL Awards:

- Goaltender of the Year: Anthony Kimlin (Sydney Bears)
- Defenceman of the Year: Landon Oslanski (Perth Thunder)
- Most Valuable Player: Pier-Olivier Grandmaison (Perth Thunder)
- Rookie of the Year: Jason McMahon (Perth Thunder)
- Coach of the Year: Ron Kuprowsky (Sydney Bears)
- Skaters Network Local Player of the Year: Wehebe Darge (CBR Brave)

In the semifinals, played in Melbourne, Canberra Braves will face Melbourne Mustangs and Sydney Bears will battle against Perth Thunder for the spots in the grand final, Sunday 2nd of September

 
 
 
 

25 Aug 2018, 22:39 | Set for JCWC final

Loko Yaroslavl of Russia and HV71 of Sweden will play tomorrow's final of the 2018 Junior Club World Cup.

HV71 knocked out Ottawa Capitals of Canada 4-2 in the first semi final. Loko Yaroslavl then eliminated Austrian Red Bull Salzburg with a comfortable 8-2 win.

 
 
 
 

18 Aug 2018, 23:17 | JCWC starts in Sochi

On the first day of the 2018 Junior Club World Cup Jokerit of Finland beat Chinese club KRS 5-1. Loko of Russia got a 4-2 win over the Canadian team Ottawa Capitals.

 
 
 
 

13 Aug 2018, 09:14 | Ziga Jeglich suspended 8 months

The IIHF issued a verdict on the case of Slovenian national team player Ziga Jeglic. He receives an eight-month suspension, until October 20, 2018.

During the Olympics 2018, a fenoterol drug was found in the hockey player's test. The hockey player recognized the violation of the anti-doping rules, and was suspended from the remaining matches of the Slovenian national team. In Korea Jeglich scored one goal. He accepted a voluntary suspension until the date of the final decision
Jeglic played in the KHL last season for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod and Neftekhimik. After reporting a positive doping test, he left the Nizhnekamsk club.

 
 
 
 

09 Aug 2018, 17:09 | Ivo Jan will coach Slovenia

Vipiteno Broncos head coach Ivo Jan will coach Slovenia national team keeping his job at the Italian team competing in Alps Hockey League.
Matjaz Kopitar, father of Los Angeles superstar Anze, was originally supposed to coach the Slovenian national team, but he cancelled the contract accepting a scout role at Los Angeles Kings.
The 43-year-old signed a 1+1 year contract, heading Slovenia at the 2019 World Championship Division I in Astana against Belarus, South Korea, Lithuania, Hungary and Kazakhstan

 
 
 
 

01 Aug 2018, 08:01 | Ilya Vorobyev and Harijs Vitolins awarded

Ilya Vorobyev and Harijs Vitolins, head coach and assistant of Russia national team, were awared by President Vladimir Putin with the Order of Friendship and the Order of Alexander Nevsky respectively "for the successful preparation of athletes who have achieved high sporting achievements at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang"
Russian hockey team, competed in Korea under the status of the Olympic athletes from Russia, won gold medals.

The Order of Friendship rewards foreign nationals whose work, deeds and efforts have been aimed at the betterment of relations with the Russian Federation and its people.

The Order of Alexander Nevsky is awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation who have achieved special personal merit in nation-building and for strengthening the international prestige of Russia

 
 
 
 

01 Aug 2018, 07:44 | Former goalie Yuri Shundrov passed away

Former goalkeeper Yuri Shundrov passed away at 62 as reported by the official website of the Ukrainian Hockey Federation.

Shundrov, born in Penza, Russia, played for 16 years for Sokil Kyiv, winning a bronze medals of the USSR championship and several titles of champion of Ukraine. He closed the career in Romania, with Rapid Bucharest.

With the national team of Ukraine played in four World championships: 1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999, winning the award as best goalie in 1998. He was back in national team as assistant coach in 2007 and 2010

After the retirement, Shundrov worked as goalies' coach at Metallurg Magnitogorsk, CSKA Moscow, Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk and until last season at HC Sochi

 
 
 
 

18 Jul 2018, 10:39 | Sergei Pushkov named Coach of the Year in Belarus

A jury of 51 journalists voted champion Neman Grodno Sergei Pushkov as Coach of the Year in Belarus, for the second consecutive season. The 54-year-old Russian coach preceded Belarus U18 coach Pavel Perepekhin, who lead the national team at the final 8th place at World Championship and current Barys Astana coach Andrei Skabelka.

 
 
 
 

29 Jun 2018, 22:33 | Yevgeny Rymarev is the Kazakhstan Player of the Year

Kazzin Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk captain Yevgeny Rymarev was named Kazakhstan Player of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. Rymarev preceded Avangard Omsk left-winger Semyon Koshelev - who plays with Russian passport - Barys Astana duo Roman Starchenko (winner in 2013 and 2015) and the KHL Top-Scorer Nigel Dawes and the winner of last season, Nomad and Barys forward Nikita Mikhailis

 
 
 
 

25 Jun 2018, 11:43 | Sergei Ogorodnikov passed away

Former Russian national team player Sergei Ogorodnikov passed away at 32, as a result of injuries after an accident on a water scooter.
Drafted by New York Islanders in 2004, Ogorodnikov played in US in 2006-07 season for Bridgeport Sound Tigers and defunct Pensacola Ice Pilots (ECHL), appearing in 127 games of KHL for CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Lada Togliatti, Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg and Metallurg Novokuznetsk with experiences abroad in Belarus (Gomel and Zhlobin), Kazakhstan (Sary Arka)and Poland (Podhale Nowy Targ) last season.
With Russia national team won the gold medal at WJC 18 in 2004 in Belarus, beating 3-2 USA, playing along with Anton Khudobin, Alexander Radulov and Evgeny Malkin and the silver medal at WJC U20 2006

 
 
 
 

23 Jun 2018, 21:27 | Erste Liga expands to 11 teams

- ersteliga.hu

The Erste Liga has expanded from nine teams during the 2017-18 season to 11 team for the upcoming 2017-18 season. There will be four new teams in the league as Vasas, DEAC, KMH and Gyergyói HK will be additions to the league. The Hungarian Ice Hockey Federations and the league has approved this. MAC Budapest and DVTK Jegesmedvék will be only playing in the Slovak Extraliga, thus the ERSTE Liga will have 11 teams.


Vasas, DEAC, KMH and Gyergyói HK have successfully applied to joining the ERSTE Liga and have the support of the Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation.

The league currently has 13 teams, Corona Brasov Wolves, Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák, DEAC, DVTK Jegesmedvék, Fehérvári Titánok, Ferencvárosi TC, Gyergyói HK, KMH Budapest, MAC Budapest, SC Csíkszereda, UTE, Vasas HC and the Vienna Capitals.

Of these 13 teams MAC Budapest and DVTK Jegesmedvék did not apply to participate in the upcoming season. There were be 11 teams competing for the championship during the 2018-19 season.

 
 
 
 

06 Jun 2018, 13:58 | Kazakhstan named new coach

Belarussian Andrei Skabelka, 47, was appointed as new coach of Kazakhstan national team, following his sign as new coach of Barys Astana. Last season Skabelka coached Avangard Omsk

 
 
 
 

28 May 2018, 09:20 | Bat Yam win Israeli League

An hattrick of former Neusser forward Evgeny Kozhevnikov gives HC Bat Yam the title of Israeli League, the third in the history of club, by beating 5-2 Canada Israel Hockey School Metula, at the first final after beating 6-5 SO reigning champion and regular season winner Rishon Le-Zion Ice Devils in the semifinals. Bat Yam won 9-4 the other semifinal against HC Kfar Saba that later forfeited the bronze game. Bat Yam Russian forward Artyom Verny finished as top scorer

 
 
 
 

22 May 2018, 20:12 | 2018 Rona Cup cancelled

Due to work at the Pavol Demitra Arena, the traditional summer hockey tournament Rona Cup will not be held this year. An important part of the reconstruction will be the replacement of the old cooling technology. Since its beginning in 1994, the Rona Cup was not played only in 2016, again for work at the arena

 
 
 
 

21 May 2018, 17:05 | Yunost and Shakhtar become farm clubs of Dinamo Minsk

Yunost Minsk and Shakhtar Soligorsk will be both farm-clubs of Dinamo Minsk. The agreement was signed by the General Director of Dinamo Anatoly Kurilets, and the equal role Alexei Torbin (Yunost) and Yuri Budko (Shakhtar).

"Today we have made logical steps that will help further progress of all three teams. We ended the cooperation with Dinamo Maladzyechna that now is becoming an indipendent club.
Now we should give an opportunity to young Belarusian players to prove themselves. Cooperation with the leading clubs of our national championship will allow it to be done with the greatest efficiency" said Kurilets

 
 
 
 

08 May 2018, 13:38 | Belarus changes Head Coach

After three losses in the opening of the World Championship Belarus changes coach. Sergei Pushkov replaces Dave Lewis.

 
 
 
 

30 Apr 2018, 12:35 | Tomasz Rutkowski resigned

Tomasz Rutkowski is no longer the Manager of the Polish Ice Hockey Association. 53-year-old resigned with a short notice.
He worked for Polish Federation with various charges, included head coach of U18 and U20 national teams since May 2012.

 
 
 
 

29 Apr 2018, 21:42 | Donbass will build two arenas in Mariupol

The President of the HC Donbass, Boris Kolesnikov, announced the construction of two ice arenas in Mariupol.

The construction of a full-scale air bearing structure with an ice field of 60x30 meters should begin no later than June 1 and will be completed this year.

The second stage will be the construction of a multisport complex, for approximately 2,000 spectators, to be built at the end of 2019 - early 2020.


"At the age of 8, it is necessary to bring a child to a big hockey and at five years old - to figure skating - these are very early sports" said Boris Kolesnikov

 
 
 
 

25 Apr 2018, 09:38 | Dubai Mighty Camels won Emirates Hockey League

The iconic Dubai Mighty Camels won the fourth title of Emirates Hockey League, becoming the major winner of the competition, sweeping regular season champion Al Ain Theebs in two games of the final, 7-3 and 8-2. In the semifinals both teams needs 3 games to defeat Abu Dhabi Scorpions and Abu Dhabi Storm respectively.
Al Ain Theebs Russian forward Artur Zainutdinov finished as Top scorer with remarkable 60 points (43+17) in 14 game

 
 
 
 

23 Apr 2018, 21:14 | Agidel Ufa wins Russian Championship

Agidel Ufa beat Tornado 4-1 to win the Russian Women's Championship for the first time. Agidel won all playoff games - first both semi final games against SKIF and then all three final games against Tornado.

 
 
 
 

16 Apr 2018, 19:23 | Jesenice again in Slovenia

HDD Jesenice confirms the title of Slovenian League by beating eternal rival HK Olimpija Ljubljana in 4 games of final series, with the decisive 4-1 victory on Olimpija ice, at Tivoli Arena. Since the indipendence of Slovenia, only the two archrivals shared all the titles, with Olimpija leading with 13 victories and HDD Jesenice - the reincarnation of HK Jesenice folded in 2012 due to bankruptcy - with 12.
HK Olimpija Ljubljana forward Crt Snoj finished as Top Scorer with 32 points (10+22) in 14 games

 
 
 
 

16 Apr 2018, 19:12 | Greece Ice Hockey League 2018 announced

EOXA, the Hellenic Federation for Winter Sports, which is in charge for the sport of ice hockey in Greece announced that the 2018 Greek National Hockey Championship will take place on the following dates:

21-22, April, 2018
28-29 April, 2018
05-06 May, 2018

The games will take place in Athens and Thessaloniki.

 
 
 
 

10 Apr 2018, 10:27 | SA Vikingar is champion of Iceland

SA Vikingar Akureyri brings back title of Icelandic League after conceding the honour last season to UMFK Esja Reykjavík, now beaten in 3 games of final series 8-5, 5-4ot and 6-2 with a great performance by forward Johann Leifsson, notching 4 goals and 9 assists in the series. Player-coach of SA, Finnish Jussi Sipponen finished as Top Scorer of regular season with 68 (30+38) points
It's title number 20 in the history of club, the most successful in history of Icelandic hockey.
The title also marked the end of the career of Sigurdur Sveinn Sigurdsson, the most representative player of SA and one of the leading figures in the history of Icelandic hockey, who closes his journey in ice hockey with the incredible record of 21 titles in 27 seasons

Iceland Champions 2018

Photo: Icelandic Federation

 
 
 
 

07 Apr 2018, 16:48 | Neman retains title

Seventh title of Belarus Extraliga for Neman Grodno that defeated arch rival Yunost Minsk after six games in the final series, with a decisive 3-2 at Chizovka Arena in front of 7000 spectators.
"We did a good job. This is the victory of the whole staff, the leadership of the club and the fans." said Russian coach Sergei Pushkov

 
 
 
 

05 Apr 2018, 21:41 | Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc takes back the title in Romania

Team with the most titles in the 2000s, Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc interrupts a 4-year fast by winnig the 2017-2018 Romanian League by beating 4-3 at overtime in a dramatic game 6 the major rival and reigning champion Corona Brasov. The finals has a uncommon trend with Sport Club, that had easily eliminated Steaua Bucharest in the semifinals, winning 9-7 and 6-5ot first 2 games, losing 2-1ot game 3. The balance was brutally broken in game 4, with Sport Club hammering 10-1 Corona in Brasov, already anticipating the title in front of their fans. But Corona Brasov did a small miracle winning 2-3 game 5 in Miercurea Ciuc, before to surrender to a Csanad Fodor decisive goal tonight.
Traditional Steaua Bucharest closed a very positive season winning bronze series against ambitious Progym Gheorgheni, that announced to submit application to join Erste Liga next season. The biggest disappointment is Dunarea Galati, twice champion 2 seasons ago and with a one-season partecipation to Erste Liga, now sinking in debts and finished 5th, just ahead of eternal last Sportul Studentesc Bucharest, finishing the umpteenth season without winning even one game. Dunarea announced right after the end of regular season that the club very likely won't partecipate in the next season
Veteran Vaclav Novak finished again as top scorer with 63 points (31+32)

 
 
 
 

02 Apr 2018, 09:06 | Jonathan De Castro named Head Coach of Philippines

Filipino-American Jonathan de Castro is the new Head Coach of Philippines Men's National Team. De Castro, from Long Beach, California, worked as goaltending coach in the New York area, for Long Island Royals and Manhattanville College men and women teams. From last January he worked also as Director of Hockey Development and Director of Player and Coaching Development for the Philippine Hockey Federation. DE Castro will lead Philippines at the Challenge Cup of Asia in Manila from April 3 to 8

 
 
 
 

29 Mar 2018, 22:47 | Medvescak-2 won IHL

The reserve team of Medvescak Zagreb is the champion of the first edition of IHL - International Hockey League, the multi-national championship including teams from Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia.
The eternal champion of Croatia finished 4th in the regular season, won by Triglav Kranj. In the playoffs eliminated KHL Zagreb in the quarterfinals and same Triglav in the semifinals, when team received reinforcements from EBEL team like goalie Vilim Rosandic and forwards Nik Simsic and Ivan Jankovic. The finals were played against HK Celje that eliminated in 3 dramatic games ambitious Crvena Zvezda Beograd. Medvescak closed the quest with two victories 5-3 and 7-3. Mislav Blagus of KHL Zagreb finished as Top Scorer with 56 points (33+23)

 
 
 
 

26 Mar 2018, 23:15 | Txuri Urdin retains title in Spain

Txuri Urdin San Sebastian completed a perfect season confirming the title of Liga Nacional alredy won last season by beating in 3 games - 4-3, 7-1 and 7-2 - archrival CH Jaca after dominating regular season and knocking out SAD Majadahonda in the semifinals. Jaca, finished second, eliminated FC Barcelona to reach the final. This is the title number 14 for Txuri, now the the winningest club of the country, having passed Jaca with 13 titles
In December Txuri also won Copa del Rey, the national cup, beating 3-1 Jaca in the final. Czech Pavel Mrňa from champion Txuri finished as Top Scorer with 34 (17+17) points

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25 Mar 2018, 16:10 | Title is back to capital in Estonia

HC Viking Tallinn won the 2017-2018 Estonian League by beting in four games - 7-4, 3-2, 5-6ot and 3-2 - of final series Kalev-Välk Tartu bringing back the title to the capital Tallinn after two consecutive leagues won by Narva PSK, this season eliminated in the semifinals by Kalev. Other semifinalist Vipers Tallinn won bronze by beating 6-5 Narva. It's the third title for Viking, the first after the reborn of the club in 2015 following the disbanding of previous incarnation due to economic problems. Alexander Bogdanov of Narva PSK finished as the Top Scorerwith 30 points (17+13)

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Photo from HC Viking Facebook page

 
 
 
 

23 Mar 2018, 16:24 | Energija won Lithuanian League

Third consecutive title of Lithuanian League for Energija Elektrenai, once again dominating the regular season and the playoffs. Energija, competing also in Belarussian Second League, dominated regular season and had a perfect record in the playoffs eliminating Geležinis vilkas Vilnius (7-2 and 8-4) in the semifinals and newcomer Kaunas Hockey in the final series with three victory 10-1 3-2 and 7-0 in the decisive one, with 5 goals by Povilas Verenis. Kaunas made sensation in the regular season by beating 5-4 Energija, the first defeat after an immemorial time for champions.
The Lithuanian League counted this season with 7 teams - along with Kaunas Hockey also Baltija Klaipėda debuted - but Juodupė LRK folded during the season.
Energija forward Danielius Nomanovas finished as top scorer with 52 (21+31) points

 
 
 
 

22 Mar 2018, 23:36 | Longest KHL game ever

Jokerit beat CSKA in Moscow in the 8th period to stay in the KHL playoffs. Mika Niemi scored the winner at 142:09 but CSKA still leads the series 3-2.

 
 
 
 

18 Mar 2018, 17:21 | Third title for Zeytinburnu

Third consecutive Super Lig title for Zeytinburnu Istanbul - the second consecutive after finishing season undefeated. After dominating regular season, the team from Istanbul trashed 21-3 and 12-4 newly promoted Buz Korsanlari Istanbul before to beat Erzurum Büyükşehir Belediyesi SK, in a replay of last season finals, in two games 6-3 and 10-2
Champion team Russian forward Vladislav Lomakin was the top scorer with remarkable 104 points (54+50) in 14 games

 
 
 
 

17 Mar 2018, 19:48 | HK Kurbads confirms title in Latvia

HK Kurbads confirm the title in Latvijas Virslīga by sweeping underdog JLSS Zemgale 4-0 in the series, winning 1-0 game #4 with decisive goal by Gatis Gricinskis. Zemgale made sensation knocking out regular season winner HK Mogo in the semifinals, while Kurbads eliminated HK Liepaja. It's the second title in the history of the club, based outside of Riga.
HK Liepaja Edgars Homjakovs finished as top scorer with 39 points (10+29)

 
 
 
 

11 Mar 2018, 17:01 | Chinese Taipei U18 and Malaysia win titles in Kuala Lumpur

The Women's Challenge Cup of Asia was played this week in MyNiss Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chinese Taipei U18 won the elite division after beating Thailand 5-3, New Zealand U18 4-1 and Singapore 12-1.

Malaysia won division one after wins against Philippines 3-1, India 5-0 and United Arab Emirates 5-3.

 
 
 
 

01 Mar 2018, 10:10 | Reigning champion Gap eliminated

The current Ligue Magnus champion Gap Rapaces was knocked out in the first round of playoffs by Boxers Bordeaux in just 4 games, losing 4-3 game #4. Gap finished third in the regular season and faced 6th seed Bordeaux, being eliminated at quarterfinals after two titles and a semifinals in the last 3 years.
Rouen leading 3-1 against Angers while it's 2-2 in the series between Mulhouse and Grenoble and Amiens and Lyon.

Follow Ligue Magnus playoffs on eurohockey.com !

 
 
 
 

23 Feb 2018, 22:07 | Milestone for Mikhail Zakharov

In the Belarus League game against Shakhtar Soligorsk (won 7-3) Yunost Minsk coach Mikhail Zakharov celebrated an historic milestone: it was the game number 900 at the head of the team and at the same time also the game 900 in the history of the club: that's right, Zakharov headed the cluib since its foundation in 2003. During this 15 years Zakharov turned a small club in a top team in Belarus and Europe: 7 domestic leagues, 5 Belarus Cups and 3 Continental Cup, the last one won in past January, making Yunost the biggest winner of the plate.
Zakharov also leaded U18 National Team and Belarus at World Championship in 2004 and at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver

 
 
 
 

12 Feb 2018, 20:49 | Switzerland beat Norway

Two days before the start of the Olympic Tournament Switzerland beat Norway 4-2 in Goyang. Simon Moser scored two goals within 1:03 in the second period.

 
 
 
 

12 Feb 2018, 12:18 | Fourth title for Renon/Ritten

SV Renon/Ritten won its fourth Italian championship - the third consecutive - by beating 6-1 Val Pusteria Wolves in the final played at Odegar Arena in Asiago. The Italian League, this season called Italian Hockey League (IHL), was played just by the eight teams competing in the Alps Hockey League with the Alps League games between Italian teams played at the end of December using as a qualification round and a final four played last weekend in Asiago. Renon won 4-3 at overtime against Vipiteno Broncos in the semifinals, while Val Pusteria knocked out 6-4 host Asiago. For the Wolves, still without a title, is the fourth final lost.

 
 
 
 

11 Feb 2018, 11:43 | U.S. women beat Finland

USA beat Finland 3-1 in the opening game of the A Group of Women's Olympics. Finland took the lead in the final seconds of the first period but USA scored twice in the second and added an empty net goal 13 seconds before the end.

 
 
 
 

11 Feb 2018, 11:39 | Ukita suspended

Japanese forward Rui Ukita was suspended for one game due to a kicking incident in the last minute of the Women's Olympics game against Sweden.

 
 
 
 

10 Feb 2018, 18:33 | Müller scores four in Swiss win

Alina Müller scored the first four goals of the game when Switzerland beat Korea 8-0 on the opening day of Women's Olympics.

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2018, 23:26 | Jesenice and Olimpija reach final of Slovenian League

Once again the two best teams of the country, HDD Jesenice and HK Olimpija Ljubljana, will battle for the domestic championship, after winning the semifinals series 2-0. Jesenice easily won 4-2 and 5-1 against HK Celje, while Olimpija has a more difficult series against Triglav Kranj, defeated 2-1 and 5-4.
The dates for the finals are still to be determined. The two teams will fight for the title for the fourth consecutive time and the 21th out of 26 editions of Slovenian League. Only Slavija Ljubljana was able to reach the finals besides the two giants, but lost the 5 finals played.
Olimpija has 15 titles, Jesenice 11 (9 as HK Acroni, 2 as the new club HDD Jesenice)

 
 
 
 

30 Jan 2018, 20:47 | Russia beats Belarus

Kirill Kaprizov scored twice and Pavel Datsyuk added a third goal when Russia beat Belarus 3-0 today in Moscow.

 
 
 
 

28 Jan 2018, 21:40 | Premiere for Lyon

Lyon HC won the Coupe de France by beating 2-0 Les Rapaces de Gap in front of 11.500 spectators at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris-Bercy. A deflection by Norbert Abramov at 34:37 and an empty goal by Canadian Dave Labrecque at 58:56 give Lyon the first trophy in its history. Latvian goalie Maris Jucers was named MVP of the final.

Lyon vainqueur de la Coupe de France 2018


Crédit : Xavier Lainé / FFHG

 
 
 
 

20 Jan 2018, 20:15 | DVTK Jegesmedvék Miskolc win Hungarian Cup

Erste Liga champion DVTK Jegesmedvék Miskolc win its second Hungarian Cup, after two consecutive finals lost, by beating 4-0 Ujpest Budapest in the final, played at home rink. DVTK played its sixth final in the last seven editions of the tournament. In the semifinals, DVTK beat easily 5-1 Ferencvarosi, while Ujpest surprisingly won 5-4 at overtime against MAC Budapest, ewinner of last edition

 
 
 
 

12 Jan 2018, 23:00 | Danish girls promoted

Team Denmark today won the World Women's U18 Championship Div. IB in Katowice, Poland to promote to Division IA after beating France 2-0.

 
 
 
 

03 Jan 2018, 12:09 | Kosice fired coaches

Due the unsatisfactory results of the team, 4th after 32 rounds of Extraliga, HC Kosice fired coach Milan Jančuška and assistant Jerguš Bača. Marcel Šimurda and Peter Bartoš, both already in the coaching staff, will act as interim coaches

 
 
 
 

01 Jan 2018, 20:08 | Barys Astana fired coach

Barys Astana fired headcoach Yevgeny Koreshkov, promoted last May after three seasons as assistant coach.
Galym Mambetaliev was appointed as interim coach

 
 
 
 

01 Jan 2018, 11:57 | World Juniors quarter finals

The World Junior Championship quarter finals will be played on Tuesday:
Czech Republic - Finland
Canada - Switzerland
Sweden - Slovakia
USA - Russia

Belarus and Denmark will play three games to decide who relegates.

 
 
 
 

31 Dec 2017, 18:56 | Addition to the Czech WJC squad

Czech Republic added the defenseman Frantisek Hrdinka to the World Juniors roster today.

 
 
 
 

30 Dec 2017, 22:28 | Finland adds forward

Finland added forward Eetu Tuulola to the WJC roster.

 
 
 
 

26 Dec 2017, 13:24 | Italian Hockey League Elite started today

The Italian teams partecipating at Alps Hockey League started today the battle for qualification at Final Four, scheduled in next February, to assign the Italian title.
The eight teams were splitted in 2 groups, South A and B, with homa and away games scheduled between December 26 and January 6. The games count both for Alps Hockey League and the Serie A, this season called Italian Hockey League Elite. The first two teams for each group will advance to Final Four of February 10-11 to assign the title
Follow the IHL Elite on eurohockey

Group South A: SV Renon/Ritten, HC Val Pusteria/Pustertal, SG Cortina, Fassa Falcons
Group South B B: Asiago Hockey 1935, HC Egna, HC Gherdeina, SSI Vipiteno Broncos

 
 
 
 

25 Dec 2017, 10:45 | Damir Ryspaev can go back in KHL

According to portal shaiba.kz, the KHL terminated the suspension of Damir Ryspaev imposed after player started a brawl on 08 August 2016 during the a game between his club Barys Astana and the Red Star Kunlun for the Cup of the President of Kazakhstan in Astana. A week later Ryspaev received a lifetime ban from the league. He started the season playing for Nomad Astana, the Barys' satellite club playing in Kazakh League, before to receive the permission to play in VHL, moving to Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk where played 7 games

 
 
 
 

24 Dec 2017, 16:31 | Txuri Urdin win Copa del Rey

Txuri Urdin win Copa del Rey (Spanish National Cup) by beating 3-1 arch-rival CH Jaca in the final played at home in San Sebastian. Two goals on power-play at the begin of last period, scored by Slovak Vladimir Lantos and Czech Pavel Mrna decided the game. The two teams have faced each other for the third year in a row in the final, with Jaca won last season and Txuri two years ago.
With this victory Txuri Urdin sums 11 Cups. Jaca remains the remains the major winner with 15 titles, following by Puigcerdà with 12

 
 
 
 

23 Dec 2017, 19:46 | HSC Csíkszereda won Romanian Cup

HSC Csíkszereda (SC Miercurea Ciuc) won its ninth Romanian Cup by beating 5-1 major rival Corona Brasov in the final played at Galati. Experienced Russian forward Pyotr Schastlivy scored two goals while compatriot Andrei Taratukhin netted a decisive short-handed goal in the second period.It was the eighth final in the last ten years for Sport Club, defeated last season by Dunarea Galati. Progym Gheorgheni won the bronze defeating 6-5 host Dunarea

 
 
 
 

20 Dec 2017, 20:16 | Gomel win Belarus Cup

Kazakh forward German Nesterov was the key player for Gomel winning the 2018 Belarus Cup, named after Ruslan Salei. Nesterov scored a goal, seved one assist and netted the decisive shootout in 3-2 epic victory at Ice Palace Grodno in front of 2800 spectators against Cup holder Neman Grodno. The first leg of final ended 2-2. With this victory Gomel award the fifth National Cup, becoming the major winner of the Trophy along with Yunost Minsk, both with 5 titles

 
 
 
 

17 Dec 2017, 13:58 | Robert Sigurdsson named Icelandic Player of the Year

UMFK Esja forward Robert Sigurdsson was named 2017 Icelandic Player of the Year.
Sigurdsson, 24, after some season in North American minor leagues, played in Iceland since 2014 for Skautafélag Reykjavíkur and from this season for champion UMFK Esja Reykjavík and is Icelandic League top scorer at moment with 46 points (24+22) in 14 games. Sigurdsson is also member of Iceland National Team

Eva María Karvelsdóttir is the Women's Player of the Year

 
 
 
 

05 Dec 2017, 20:57 | Draw in the first leg of Belarus Cup

In front of 2.800 spectator at Gomel ice arena, home team lets the victory escaped in the first leg of Belarus Cup final against Neman Grodno. Leading 2-0 after 22 minutes, Gomel suffered two goals in 15 seconds at minute 24.for the final 2-2
The second decisive leg will be played at Neman Arena on December20

 
 
 
 

30 Nov 2017, 09:55 | Zilina replaces coach

31 points after 25 rounds weren't enough for Stanislav Skorvánek to keep his job at Zilina: headcoach was fired by the club and replaced by Czech Petr Rosol.
Rosol, 53, has a long career in Czech Extraliga for Litvinov and Jihlava, with experiences in Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Internationally, he played for Czechoslovakia winning the World Championship in 1985 in Prague and the bronze medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville
As coach, Rosol worked at homeland for Usti nad Labem, Ceske Budejovice, and as assistant at Litvínov and in Switzerland at Martigny and EHC Uzwil, his last duty in 2016-17

 
 
 
 

26 Nov 2017, 12:06 | New coach at Rubin Tyumen

Rubin Tyumen, 17th in the standing, fired headcoach Vladislav Khromykh and one of his assistants Denis Bayev, replacing him with Andrei Kirdyashov, in last two seasons on Sputnik Nizhny Tagil bench. Dmitri Andreyev, who lead team as interim coach for one week, and Rashid Galimzhanov will be the asssitants

 
 
 
 

26 Nov 2017, 11:35 | Dunarea Galati announced new coach

After the resignation of Cornel Chiriţă at the beginning of November and the interim period of GM Mihai Brandabur, Dunarea Galati announced the appointment of Cristi Munteanu as new coach. Former Dunarea player, Munteanu, 43, coached U18 team last season and was assistant coach of Romania women national team

 
 
 
 

22 Oct 2017, 16:02 | Tough weekend for Sportul

Even though Sportul Studentesc Bucharest is used to defeats, living in a perennial place at bottom of Romanian League, this weekend was to remember: opposed to Erste Liga team Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc, the amateur team lost 30-1 on friday, with a total of 67 shots on goal faced by two goalies Rares Bularca and Stan Stefan. On Sport Club side, Radim Valchar (6+6) and Zoltan Sandor (5+2) were the top scorer.
On Saturday, in the replay, a loss for "just" 19-0.
In ten games of the league, of course all lost, included a 25-2 against Dunarea and a combo 22-0 and 20-0 against Progym, Sportul already suffered 195 goals, scoring just 10.

 
 
 
 

19 Oct 2017, 21:48 | Israel League started

Israel League started this week with a spectacular game between Raanana Hitman and HC Bat Yam, decided by a power play goal at minute 57 by Joshua Greenberg. For Raanana weren't enough 4 goals by Eli Tilson for the 5-6 final score.
Silver medalist Kfar Saba Horses will debut againstNes Ziona Dragon

2017-2018 Israel League alligns 10 teams, with the newly formed Holon Ninjas replacing HC Metula.

As usual eurohockey will follow all the games of Israel League with gamesheets, rosters and stat

 
 
 
 

15 Oct 2017, 00:17 | Slovenian Cup stats available

THe complete statistics for 2017 Slovenian Cup, played in September in Celje, are now available on eurohockey, don't miss the last episode of eternal rivalry between Jesenice and Olimpija

 
 
 
 

14 Oct 2017, 10:10 | Sputnik replaces coach

After 12 rounds without a victory and no points in the standing, coach Alexander Rozhkov left the bench of Sputnik Nizhny Tagil. Club replaces him with current assistant coach Sergei Lopushansky

 
 
 
 

12 Oct 2017, 12:46 | Ratushny replaced as Lausanne head coach

Despite an 8:4 derby win against Servette Geneve the previous day, Lausanne HC have relieved head coach Dan Ratushny of his duties on Wednesday. The club from Switzerland's NLA has named Yves Sarault, one of Ratushny's assistants and head coach of the club's U18 team as his replacement for the next games.

 
 
 
 

06 Oct 2017, 21:59 | Detva fires coach

With just one point after nine rounds of Extraliga, newly promoted HC 07 Detva decided to fire coach Miroslav Chudý, replacing him with current assistant Dušan Kapusta, who will be assisted by Tomáš Chlebničan.
"We are dissatisfied with the results, we cannot replace 25 players, but we had to do something," said the club Chairman Róbert Ľupták.

 
 
 
 

06 Oct 2017, 14:37 | Two IIHF tournaments moved to a new venue

- iihf.com

Two IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship events got a new venue following approval by the 2017 IIHF Semi-Annual Congress.

The 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III Qualification will take place in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina that hosted the 1984 Olympic Winter Games, from 25th to 28th February 2018. Earlier the original host United Arab Emirates had withdrawn their application.

The lowest tier in the men's senior World Championship category includes the United Arab Emirates, Bosnia & Herzegovina as well as the two newcomers Kuwait and Turkmenistan.

The 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division I Group A that was previously awarded to France got a new venue within the country. The event will now take place in the French Alps in Vaujany.

Austria, Norway, Denmark, Hungary, France and Slovakia will play at the six-team event from 8th to 14th April. The winner will be promoted to the top division of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Finland, which will be the first to be played with ten teams.

 
 
 
 

30 Sep 2017, 12:53 | New President for Japan Federation

Japan Hockey Federation announces Akihisa Mizuno as new President, during the last General meetings.

Mizuno, 64, previously worked for various companies in Japan and US and for the World Bank.

Former player Tsutomu Hanzawa was appointed as the new General Secretary.

 
 
 
 

30 Sep 2017, 12:44 | Games cancelled in Lyon

The Magnus Ligue game between Lyon and Epinal was stopped after first period due a failure of refrigeration machinery. The club announced also the next game versus Strasbourg, scheduled for Sunday, was cancelled assuring ensuring they are doing everything they can to fix the failure as soon as possible

 
 
 
 

27 Sep 2017, 10:56 | Neman and Gomel are the finalists of Belarus Cup

Despite two defeats in 2nd leg of semifinals, Cup holder Neman Grodno and HK Gomel are the finalists of 2017 Belarus Cup, named after Ruslan Salei.

In a replay of last season Cup and league finals, Neman knocked out rival Yunost Minsk, winning 6-4 in Minsk and loosing 1-2 at home.

An opening goal by Edijs Brahmanis was enough for Gomel to secure the pass for the final, despite the 3-1 defeat against Dinamo Maladzyechna, thanks to the 3-0 victory in the first leg.
The date of final is TBD
HK Gomel won the national Cup 4 times, the lasty in 2013; Neman has two titles, in 2015 and 2017

 
 
 
 

24 Sep 2017, 11:52 | Round 2 of Spanish League

Positive debut for champion Txuri in the 2nd round of Spanish League. Jaca won a real battle in Puigcerdà at overtime after a total of 271 PIM !
Follow the Spanish League on eurohockey

 
 
 
 

27 Aug 2017, 15:33 | Belarus Cup semifinals set

After the last game, won by Dinamo Maladzyechna against Yunost Minsk, the semifinals of Belarus Cup are known with the first two teams from each of two groups qualified: HC Dinamo Maladzyechna, winner of Group A, will play with Gomel, while Neman Grodno will face Yunost Minsk. The dates of two legs of semifinals are to be determined

 
 
 
 

25 Aug 2017, 18:43 | Games of the day: 24 August

Games of the day: 24 august: click here

 
 
 
 

24 Aug 2017, 14:41 | Games of the day: 23 August

Games of the day: 23 August: click here

 
 
 
 

23 Aug 2017, 21:15 | Slovakia beats Czech Republic

Slovakia beat Czech Republic 2-0 in Trinec today. Matej Paulovic scored 1-0 in the first period and Patrik Svitana added an empty net goal towards the end.

 
 
 
 

23 Aug 2017, 11:18 | Games of the day: 22 August

Games of the day, 22 August: click here

 
 
 
 

22 Aug 2017, 20:25 | Junior Club World Cup quarter finals

The group stage of the JCWC in Yekaterinburg ended today. The quarter finals will be played on Thursday: Avto Yekaterinburg - MODO Hockey, Red Army Moscow - Jokerit, HC Davos - HC Ocelari Trinec and Snow Leopards Astana - HK Riga.

 
 
 
 

22 Aug 2017, 11:29 | Games of the day: 20-21 August

Games of the day: 20 August, click here

Games of the day: 21 August, click here

 
 
 
 

20 Aug 2017, 19:32 | Germany and Russia U16 winners

U16 National team games have been played this weekend. Germany won a tournament in Kitzbühel with victories over Switzerland Red 7-3, Austria 10-4 and Switzerland White 9-1.

Slovakia and Russia played three games in Ruzinov. Russia wan all three: 6-0, 11-2, and 6-1.

 
 
 
 

20 Aug 2017, 19:08 | Swiss women win in Albertville

This week Switzerland won the 3-nations tournament with France and South Korea in Albertville.

Results: South Korea - France 1-2, Switzerland - France 2-1 OT, Switzerland - South Korea 2-1 OT, France - South Korea 5-4 OT, France - Switzerland 0-4 and South Korea - Switzerland 2-5.

 
 
 
 

20 Aug 2017, 14:19 | 2017 Southeast Asian Games starts

The 2017 Southeast Asian Games started today in Kuala Lumpur. In the opening game Malaysia beat Indonesia 10-3.

 
 
 
 

19 Aug 2017, 12:07 | Games of the day: 18 August

Games of the day: 18 August: click here

 
 
 
 

18 Aug 2017, 10:24 | Games of the day: 17 August

Games of the day: 17 August: click here

 
 
 
 

16 Aug 2017, 23:20 | Games of the day: 16 August

GAmes of the day: 16 August - click here

 
 
 
 

15 Aug 2017, 23:07 | Games of the day: 15 August

Games of the day: 15 August click here

 
 
 
 

15 Aug 2017, 11:57 | Games of the day: 14 August

GAme of the day, 14 August: click here

 
 
 
 

13 Aug 2017, 16:00 | Finland beat Russia

Finland won the last game of three between the Under-17 teams of Finland and Russia in Vierumäki 2-1.

Finland also won game one 3-1 while Russia won the second game 4-3.

 
 
 
 

13 Aug 2017, 15:00 | World Championship schedule

The 2018 World Championship schedule is now available here. The tournament is played in Denmark May 4-20.

 
 
 
 

13 Aug 2017, 10:26 | Regular season ends in New Zealand

The regular season of the NZIHL ended today. Southern Stampede finished on top before West Auckland Admirals. The two will play in the best-of-3 finals on August 19, 25 and 26.

 
 
 
 

12 Aug 2017, 00:32 | Games of the day: 11 August

Games of day 11 August: click here

 
 
 
 

11 Aug 2017, 12:45 | Games of the day: 10 August

Games of the day for 10 August: click here

 
 
 
 

09 Aug 2017, 00:19 | Games of the day: 08 August

GAmes of the day: click here

 
 
 
 

07 Aug 2017, 22:31 | Big wins on Ivan Hlinka Memorial opening day

Three of the four games on the first day of Ivan Hlinka Memorial in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia ended with big wins. First Lukas Wernblom and Samuel Fagemo scored two goals each when Sweden beat USA 6-1 in Breclav. In the second game in Breclav Czech Republic beat Switzerland 6-2 after two goals by Jan Jenik and two by Jakub Lauko.

In Bratislava Ruslan Iskhatov scored the winner when Russia beat Canada 4-3 after a shootout. Rasmus Kupari had two goals and three assists when Finland got an easy 6-1 win over Slovakia.

 
 
 
 

06 Aug 2017, 20:34 | Games of the day: 06 August

Sochi Open: HC Sochi - Canada Oly. team 0-1

Sochi Open: SKA St. Petersburg - Metallurg Magnitogorsk 4-2

Tarasov mem.: Molot-Prikamie Perm - Toros Neftekamsk 2-3

Tarasov mem.: Izhstal Izhevsk - Neftyanik Almetyevsk 1-2OT

N.N. Gov. Cup: Ak Bars Kazan - Spartak Moskva 2-1 OT

N.N. Gov. Cup: Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod - Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 4-3

Pres. of Kazakh. Cup: Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk - Traktor Chelyabinsk 5-4 OT

Pres. of Kazakh. Cup: Avangard Omsk - HC Admiral Vladivostok 4-5 OT

Pres. of Kazakh. Cup: Barys Astana - HC Davos 4-2

Mountfield Cup: Mountfield HK - HC Dynamo Pardubice 2-1 OT

Kulager Petropavlovsk - Gornyak Rudny 3-0

Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven - Grizzlys Wolfsburg 1-2

 
 
 
 

06 Aug 2017, 20:28 | Santino Pellegrino left Chamonix

Announced as new coach of Chamonix Pioniers at the end of July, Italo-Canadian coach Santino Pellegrino left the team citing familiar reasons.
Chamonix is now looking for a new coach

 
 
 
 

06 Aug 2017, 14:46 | Games of the day: 05 August

Games of August 5: click here

 
 
 
 

05 Aug 2017, 00:43 | Games of the day: 04 August

Games of the day: click here

 
 
 
 

03 Aug 2017, 22:38 | Games of the day: 03 August

Altai Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk - HK Astana 3-1

Belarus U17 - BFSO Dinamo 4-5 SO

HK Nitra - Sary Arka Karaganda 0-7

Belarus U20 - HK Mogilev 5-1

Parishev mem: Chelmet Chelyabinsk - Arlan Kokshetau 2-5

Parishev mem: Zauralie Kurgan - Rubin Tyumen 4-1

N.N. Gov. Cup: Ak Bars Kazan - Salavat Yulayev Ufa 4-3

N.N. Gov. Cup: Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg - Spartak Moskva 3-2 SO

HC Olomouc - HC Ocelari Trinec 2-4

HK Gomel - Metallurg Zhlobin 6-2

Dinamo Maladzyechna - HK Lida 5-3

Piráti Chomutov - Bili Tygri Liberec 1-6

HC Skoda Plzen - BK Mladá Boleslav 1-4

HC Slavia Praha - HC Benátky nad Jizerou 4-1

Mountfield Cup: Mountfield HK - HC Sparta Praha 3-2 SO

HC´05 Banská Bystrica - Comarch Cracovia 9-4

HC Kometa Group - HC Slovan Bratislava 3-0

HC Vitkovice Steel - Orli Znojmo 4-3

HK SKP Poprad - HKm Zvolen 6-1

HK Tambov - HK Ryazan 3-0

Pelicans Lahti - Severstal Cherepovets 3-6

National Teams


USA U18 - Hungary U20 4-2

Slovakia U18 - Belarus U18 1-4

 
 
 
 

02 Aug 2017, 23:15 | Games of the day: 02 August

Altai Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk - HK Astana 2-3

Dizel Penza - HK Sarov 5-2

WJSS Canada U20 - Finland U20 6-5 OT

Parishev mem: Rubin Tyumen - Chelmet Chelyabinsk 4-0

Parishev mem: Zauralie Kurgan - Arlan Kokshetau 1-2

N.N. Gov. Cup: Metallurg Novokuznetsk - Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 1-3

N.N. Gov. Cup: Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod - Ak Bars Kazan 3-1

Nomad Astana - Kulager Petropavlovsk 4-0

HC Slovan Bratislava - PSG Zlin 4-6

Mountfield Cup: HC Sparta Praha - South Korea 1-2 OT

HC ZUBR Přerov - SK Horácká Slavia Třebíč 3-0

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl - Amur Khabarovsk 3-1

Comarch Cracovia - Unia Oświecim 4:1

 
 
 
 

02 Aug 2017, 12:36 | Games of the day: 01 August

Dinamo Maladzyechna - HC Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk 3-5

Sary Arka Karaganda - MHK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas 5-1

Lada Togliatti - SKA Neva 3-1

Dizel Penza - HK Sarov 3-2 OT

Neftyanik Almetyevsk - Bars Kazan 3-0

N.N. Gov. Cup: Ak Bars Kazan - Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 4-3 OT

N.N. Gov. Cup : Metallurg Novokuznetsk - Spartak Moskva 1-5

N.N. Gov. Cup: Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod - Salavat Yulayev Ufa 0-3

Parishev mem.: Rubin Tyumen - Arlan Kokshetau 3-4

Parishev mem.: Zauralie Kurgan - Chelmet Chelyabinsk 3-1

USA White - Canada Red 8-2

Vityaz Podolsk - Italy 5-0

HC Kosice - HK SKP Poprad 1-2

USA Blue - Canada White 1-2

 
 
 
 

31 Jul 2017, 23:04 | Games of the day: 31 July

Jokerit - SKA St. Petersburg 1-4

Vityaz Podolsk - Italy 9-0

 
 
 
 

30 Jul 2017, 22:47 | Switzerland wins U20 Summer Challenge in Zilina

Switzerland won all of their three games at the U20 Summer Challenge in Zilina, Slovakia this weekend.

In the first game six different players scored for the Swiss team when Czech Republic was beaten 6-3. Switzerland had six scorers also in game two when they needed a shootout to defeat Germany 6-5. Philipp Kurashev scored twice in the third game when the tournament win was secured with a 4-2 win over the home team Slovakia.

Czech Republic beat Slovakia 2-1 (OT) and Germany 3-1 to finish second. Slovakia got the third place as they had beaten the German team 7-5 on the opening day.

Slovakia's Marian Studenic was the tournament's top scorer with three goals and two assists.

 
 
 
 

30 Jul 2017, 22:42 | Sweden beat Korea twice

The Swedish women's team visited Korea for two games in Gangneung. Sweden won the first game 3-0 and the second 4-1.

 
 
 
 

30 Jul 2017, 22:17 | Games of the day: 30 July

Yunost Minsk - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 1-7

CSKA Moskva - Sibir Novosibirsk 5-2

HC Red Star Kunlun - Severstal Cherepovets 3-0

HC Admiral Vladivostok - South Korea 3-2

U20 4-nat Zilina: Czech Republic U20 - Germany U20 3-1

U20 4-nat Zilina: Slovakia U20 - Switzerland U20 2-4

 
 
 
 

29 Jul 2017, 22:51 | Games of the day: 29 July

Minsk Cup 5h place final: Dinamo Minsk - Dinamo Riga 4-0

Minsk Cup bronze: Yunost Minsk - Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk 1-4

Minsk Cup gold: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl - Dynamo Moskva 3-1

HK Temirtau - Nomad Astana 1-2

HC Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk - HK Gomel 4-5 SO

HK Tambov - Kristall Saratov 8-2

HC Sochi - Metallurg Novokuznetsk 4-0

Zvezda Chekhov - Khimik Voskresensk 5-2

Grodno tourn.: Dinamo St. Petersburg - Shakhtar Soligorsk 1-2

Grodno tourn.: Neman Grodno - Beybarys Atyrau 2-4

Yuzhny Ural Orsk - Gornyak Uchaly 2-4

U20 4-nat Zilina: Germany U20 - Switzerland U20 5-6 SO

U20 4-nat Zilina: Slovakia U20 - Czech Republic U20 1-2 OT

Metallurg Magnitogorsk - Vityaz Podolsk 5-2

CSKA Moskva - Sibir Novosibirsk 4-0

HC Dynamo Pardubice - Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 2-0

Avangard Omsk - Italy 3-2 OT

HC Admiral Vladivostok - South Korea 5-3

Women
South Korea - Sweden 1-4

 
 
 
 

29 Jul 2017, 09:08 | Games of the day: 28 July

Kostyuchenko mem.: BFSO Dinamo - Junior Minsk 1-4

Kostyuchenko mem.: MHK Spartak Moscow - HK Gomel-2 2-4

MsHK Garmin Zilina - Sary Arka Karaganda 1-4

HK Temirtau - Nomad Astana 2-1 SO

Traktor Chelyabinsk - Severstal Cherepovets 1-3

4-nations Zilina: Switzerland U20 - Czech Republic U20 6-3

Grodno tourn.: Beybarys Atyrau - Shakhtar Soligorsk 4-3

Minsk Cup Dinamo Riga - Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk 2-3 SO

Ak Bars Kazan - Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 3-4 SO

Chelmet Chelyabinsk - Zauralie Kurgan 1-4

Piráti Chomutov - Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 4-3 SO

4-nations Zilina: Slovakia U20- Germany U20 7-5

HK Tambov - Kristall Saratov 5-1

Toros Neftekamsk - Lada Togliatti 5-4 SO

Jokerit - HC Red Star Kunlun 2-3

Yuzhny Ural Orsk - Gornyak Uchaly 6-1

Minsk Cup: Yunost Minsk - Dynamo Moskva 4-5 OT

Grodno tourn.: Dinamo St. Petersburg - Neman Grodno 6-0

Women:
South Korea - Sweden 0-3

 
 
 
 

27 Jul 2017, 20:13 | Games of the day: 27 July

Snow Leopards Astana - Altai Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk 3-2

Belarus U18 - Neman Grodno-2 5-3

MHK Dubnica nad Váhom - Sary Arka Karaganda 1-6

Sputnik Nizhny Tagil - Avto Yekaterinburg 3-4 SO

Minsk Cup: Yunost Minsk - Dinamo Minsk 5-2

Grodno Tourn.: Dinamo St. Petersburg - Beybarys Atyrau 3-1

HK Lida - HC Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk 1-6

Khimik Voskresensk - Zvezda Chekhov 2-0

Spartak Moskva - Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 2-1

Avangard Omsk - Vityaz Podolsk 1-3

Russia U18 - Red Army Moscow 7-1

Grodno Tourn.: Neman Grodno - Shakhtar Soligorsk 2-3

Minsk Cup: Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2-3 OT

HK Mogilev - MHK Dinamo St. Petersburg 2-3

Metallurg Zhlobin - HK Gomel 3-4 SO

 
 
 
 

27 Jul 2017, 13:57 | Games of the day: 26 July

Snow Leopards Astana - Altai Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk 4-1

Toros Neftekamsk - Lada Togliatti 1-3

Neftyanik Almetyevsk - Ak Bars Kazan 2-3 OT

Minsk Cup: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl - Dinamo Riga 3-1

Minsk Cup: Dinamo Minsk - Dynamo Moskva 3-6

Gornyak Uchaly - HC Zvezda Chebarkul 5-4

 
 
 
 

26 Jul 2017, 19:10 | Games of the day: 25 July


Switzerland U18 - Czech Republic U!8 3-4

Finland U20 - Czech Republic U29 4-3

HC Slovan Bratislava - Spartak Moskva 3-2 SO

 
 
 
 

24 Jul 2017, 01:07 | Games of the day: 23 July

@ Minsk: Neman Grodno - Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk 3-2

 
 
 
 

23 Jul 2017, 15:08 | Games of the day: 22 July

HK Temirtau - Snow Leopards Astana 5-0

HK Gomel - Dinamo St. Petersburg 3-4 SO

HK Lida - Beybarys Atyrau 0-5

Switzerland U17 - Czech Republic U17 2-5

Nomad Astana - Arlan Kokshetau 3-2

 
 
 
 

22 Jul 2017, 17:01 | AHL releases players to go to Pyeongchang

Unlike the NHL, American Hockey League announced players with a contract in the league will be eligible to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics even if the schedule does not have an Olympic break.
Players could only be loaned for Olympic participation from February 5-26.
"I would guess we're going to lose a fair number of players," said AHL CEO David Andrews "Not just to Canada and the U.S., but we're going to lose some players to other teams, as well. But we're used to that. Every team in our league has usually got two or three guys who are on recalls to the NHL, so it's not going to really change our competitive integrity or anything else."

 
 
 
 

22 Jul 2017, 16:16 | Dijon relegated in Division 2, Chamonix back in Magnus

After the validation od Financial Commission of Magnus Ligue, Les Ducs de Dijon lost their licence for playing in Magnus Ligue and the club didn't submit neither guarantees to play in Division 1, so the Federation decided to demote the club in Division 2, the third level of French hockey.
Chamonix, relegated after the last season, is bring back in Magnus even if without the fusion with Morzine-Avoriaze, that will compete in Division 3.
Cergy-Pontoise will replace Chamonix in Division 1

 
 
 
 

20 Jul 2017, 23:19 | Games of the day: 20 July

@ Minsk (Minsk Cup):Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk - Neman Grodno 4-3 SO

@ Raubichi (BLR): Yunost Minsk - Dinamo Maladzyechna 0-4

HC Dynamo Pardubice - HC Slovan Bratislava 5-2

 
 
 
 

14 Jul 2017, 23:43 | New hockey season started today

Almost three months after the KHL finals, the hockey season in Russia re-started today with the first friendly game of the summer: in Astana, Kazakhstan, local KHL team Barys lost 2-6 against Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk.
As every silly season, follow all the preparation games and tournaments on pre-season games page on Eurohockey

 
 
 
 

13 Jul 2017, 15:12 | Slovenia Federation launches new league

The Slovenian Federation, in partnership with Croatian and Serbian counterparts, launched the calendar of a new trans-national league called IHL - International Hockey League, starting from September after the positive partecipation of Croatian and Serbian teams in the last two editions of Slovenian League.
10 teams will partecipate, 5 from Slovenia - HK Slavija Ljubljana, HK ECE Celje, HK Triglav, HK MK Bled and HDK Maribor - 3 from Croatia - KHL Medveščak Zagreb 2, KHL Mladost Zagreb and KHL Zagreb - and two from Serbia - Crvena Zvezda Beogrand and HK Vojvodina Novi Sad.
After a home/away round robin and a round more according to the standing, the first eight teams advance to playoffs. A maximum of 5 imports are allowed.

 
 
 
 

12 Jul 2017, 18:40 | Kazakhstan Cup calendar unveiled

Kazakhstan Federation published the calendar of Kazakhstan Cup 2017, held in the cities of Pavlodar (Group A) and Kokshetau (Group B). The ten partecipants will compete in two groups from 19 to 24 August and the winner of each group will play the final at Kokshetau Arena August,27.
Last season Kulager Petropavlovsk won the trophy by beating 2-1 Ertis Pavlodar in the final

 
 
 
 

29 Jun 2017, 19:22 | Miroslav Šatan named new GM of Slovakia

Miroslav Šatan is the new GM of Slovakia national team. The former hockey player signed a one-year contract with an option for the next one.

"I am glad that Miro has agreed with our offer. We believe that this is the best opportunity for Slovak hockey" said President Martin Kohút.

 
 
 
 

17 Jun 2017, 00:26 | Crvena Zvezda will compete in Belarus Cup

The calendar of 2017 Belarus Cup, named after hockey legend Ruslan Salei, was unveiled with a unexpected news: Serbian team Crvena Zvezda Beograd will compete in the Cup as host team, without the right to eventually advance to final. Serbian team, with Belarusian Igor Krivoshlykov in the coaching staff, will spend pre-season training camp in the city of Kobrin, successfully asking to the Belarus Federation to compete in a tournament as part of preparation for the new season, according to the rumours, in the newly created International Hockey League with Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian teams

As usual the teams are divided in two groups, with the top two teams in each group advancing to semifinals.
Last year Neman Grodno, later also Extraliga champion, won the Cup beating Yunost Minsk in the final

 
 
 
 

16 Jun 2017, 23:24 | New format for Belarus leagues in 2018

Belarusian Extraliga will change format at the end of 2017-2018 season: the clubs finished from 9th to 12th place at the end of upcoming season will perform in the new created Extraliga-2 from 2018-19 season. To complete the partecipants, four new clubs will be created at the end of next season in the cities of Bobruisk, Orsha, Baranovichi and Pinsk.

 
 
 
 

12 Jun 2017, 09:45 | Pittsburgh wins Stanley Cup

Swedes Patric Hörnqvist and Carl Hagelin scored late goals when Pittsburgh Penguins beat Nashville Predators 2-0 in game 6 to win Stanley Cup for the second year in a row - and fifth time overall.

 
 
 
 

20 May 2017, 11:51 | Bobby Robins is the new coach of CH Jaca

American Bobby Robins, 35, is the new head coach of CH Jaca, silver medallist of last Spanish League. Robins played most of his career in AHL, with two stints in Europe, at Belfast Giants and HK Jesenice. In 2014, Robins debuted in NHL with the Boston Bruins, becoming the oldest rookie to make an opening-day roster at 32-years-old.
He retired after 2014-2015 due to concussion.

 
 
 
 

18 May 2017, 16:18 | Re-vamp of UK hockey

From next season the second tier of UK hockey will be the National Ice Hockey League. This was originally the third tier of hockey but the old English Premier League has had to be re-structured and it was felt that the best thing to do would be to invite the current clubs in that league to join the NIHL.

 
 
 
 

18 May 2017, 13:12 | Valentin Ebert suddenly passed away

The Belarusian hockey mourns the loss of former player Valentin Ebert, passed away in Novopolotsk after a brief illness. During his active career Ebert, 36, played 668 games in the Belarusian Extraliga, notching 163 points (43+120), placing him among the top ten players in the 25-year history of the domestic championship. He won two titles (2002,2004), six silver medals (2000, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015) and two bronze (2005, 2008) playing for HK Minsk, Khimvolokno Mogilev, Keramin Minsk, Vitebsk, Yunost Minsk,Dynamo Minsk and in the last five seasons in Khimik-SKA Novopolotsk, where Ebert closed his career and become General Manager of the team

Eurohockey expresses its condolences to his family.

 
 
 
 

07 May 2017, 16:26 | AIHL game suspended due to fire in the arena

AIHL game between the Sydney Bears and the Melbourne Ice at Macquarie Ice Rink was stopped during the first intermission due to a small fire in the overhead speaker system that caused the venue to be evacuated.
The AIHL is looking in to rescheduling the fixture

 
 
 
 

29 Apr 2017, 10:48 | Kuwait Stars won Kuwait League

Dominating the season with one defeat in 21 games, Kuwait Stars won Kuwait Ice Hockey League with Stars player-coach Serbian Bojan Zidarevic finished as top scorer with 50 points (27+23). Zidarevic is also assistant coach of Kuwait National team, lead by his brother Marko, recently champion of Asia Challenge Cup Division 1

 
 
 
 

26 Apr 2017, 17:23 | Tarandos Athens win Greek League

Tarandos Athens win the 2016-17 Greek League, back in action after 3 years of absence and after the Hellenic Federation of Winter Sports incorporates icehockey following the closure of Hellenic Ice Sports Federation in 2014.
Tarandos Athens and Ice Guardian Thessaloniki finished both with 15 points and the titles was assigned to Athens team for the better goals difference in head to head matches.
Tarandos won also the newly created Junior League

 
 
 
 

08 Apr 2017, 21:15 | IHWC Division III without Bosnia

Bosnia and Herzegovina won't travel to Sofia to compete in IHWC Division III, scheduled 10-16 April.
Because of the short notice in communication, tournament format won't change and all Bosnia games will count as forfeited.
The other teams will be divided in two groups with cross-over semi-finals and placement games.

Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong will play in Group A and Georgia, Luxembourg, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates in Group B.

 
 
 
 

08 Apr 2017, 20:17 | New champion in Serbia

After 11 consecutive titles by Partizan Beograd, Serbian hockey celebrated a new champion: the new team HK Beograd, created by the federation before the season to compete in MOL Liga, was crowned champion of Serbian League after eliminating Partizan - struggle with economic problems and finished 3d out of four in regular season -  in semifinals and Crvena Zvezda in two games of finals 7-2 and 2-1. Vojvodina Novi Sad takes the bronze winning 7-1 Partizan. Crvena Russian forward Alexander Zubritsky finished as top scorer

 
 
 
 

08 Apr 2017, 20:02 | Medvescak continue to dominate domestic league

Medvescak Zagreb win the 9th consecutive tilte of Croatian League, the 24th in the history of club, by beating once again traditional rival KHL Mladost Zagreb in three games: after a battiling game #1, won 3-2 at overtime, Medvescak trashed opponents 12-1 and 10-2, alligning some of the KHL players.
As in last season, the games played between Croatian teams partecipating in Slovenian league - KHL Mladost, Medvescak and KHL Zagreb - counts also for Croatian League regular season. KHL Sisak, still without an indoor rink, played just against the three teams from Zagreb. Medvescak defender Domen Vedlin finished as top scorer

 
 
 
 

08 Apr 2017, 18:44 | Macau Aces win first title in Hong Kong

- cihl.com

The Macau Aces held off the Hong Kong Tycoons to become the 2016-2017 CIHL Quam Cup Champions after reaching the finals for the first time.
Jeff Ceccacci (1g, 2a), Whitney Olsen (2g), and Stefan Northman (1g, 1a) helped the Aces build a 5-1 lead, only to see it erased as the Tycoons netted three consecutive goals to make it a 5-4 game with under one minute left to play.

Time expired before the Tycoons could complete the comeback and the Aces celebrated in joy as they raised the Quam Cup

 
 
 
 

03 Apr 2017, 21:23 | Sweden beats Hungary

Sweden beat Hungary 4-0 in Budapest tonight. Goals by Richard Gynge, John Norman, Emil Pettersson and Pär Lindholm.

 
 
 
 

29 Mar 2017, 19:28 | Martin Lacroix named head coach of Romania

Some days after having led Corona Brasov to the national title, Canadian Martin Lacroix accepted the position of headcoach of Romania national team for the upcoming IHWC Division II A, held in Galati from 03 to 09 April, where Romania, relegated from Division Ib last year, will battle for the promotion with Australia, Belgium, Iceland, Spain and Serbia
Dunarea Galati and Steaua Bucharest coaches Marius Trendafir and Nelu Alexe will be the assistant coaches.

"I accepted the appointment as coach of the Romanian team because it's a new challenge, an honor and a responsibility for me. In Galati we will try to get the best results and I think it is possible to finish first in the group and gain promotion. As a first step I will try to establish a new mentality among the components of the national team and prepare seriously every game" said Lacroix

 
 
 
 

29 Mar 2017, 09:30 | Women’s World Championship coming up

On Friday starts the Women's World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan, United States. Yesterday the U.S. Women's National Team and USA Hockey announced that they've reached an agreement so USA will be represented by their best players at the home championship, trying to defend the gold medals.

In exhibition games yesterday Sweden beat Germany 3-2 and Switzerland beat Russia 4-0.

 
 
 
 

22 Mar 2017, 14:32 | Sydney Ice Dogs announces new coach

Sydney Ice Dogs announced former Australian national team Christopher Blagg as new head coach for upcoming season. Canadian Christopher Foster and former goalie Andrew Waite will serve as assistant coaches. Blagg replaces Vladimir Rubes, who not extended contract due to family commitments.

"Chris brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our hockey club" says General Manager Jason Juba. "He is a good communicator which we believe will work well with the players and also get the best out of them".

 
 
 
 

15 Mar 2017, 21:24 | New Zealand best in Asia!?

The New Zealand women's U18 team were unbeaten at the 2017 Women's Challenge Cup of Asia in Bangkok, Thailand to win the tournament ahead of the hosts.

 
 
 
 

15 Mar 2017, 00:17 | Chamonix/Morzine relegated

The merge between Morzine-Avoriaz and Chamonix, occurred last summer, should have created a more competitive team in Magnus Ligue, according to the purpose of management: but things did not go just like that: last after the regular season with just 13 points, Morzine-Chamonix Pionniers were relegated in the Division 1 with a round still to play in the relegation round, played along with Strasbourg, Dijon and Nice

 
 
 
 

12 Mar 2017, 11:35 | MOL Liga Awards announced

At the eve of playoffs finals between reigning champion DVTK Miskolc and MAC Budapest, MOL Liga announced the awards for the season:
despite the season finished at the quaterfinals for his club Dunaujvaros, Canadian foraward Kevin Dansereau was elected Best Forward thanks to 71 points marked (34 goals and 37 assists).
League rookie Sean Escobedo (MAC Budapest) win the Best Defender award, while his teammate Bence Bálizs was chosen as Best Goalie, same honour he received two seasons ago

 
 
 
 

06 Mar 2017, 10:02 | Cardiff devils win Challenge Cup

For the second time in three seasons and in a repeat of the final three years ago Cardiff Devils defeated the Sheffield Steelers in the challenge cup final run by the EIHL.

Although Steelers took a 2-1 lead in the first period Cardiff were dominant for the remainder of the game - only allowing five shots- and ran out worthy winners 3-2.

 
 
 
 

01 Mar 2017, 17:42 | English Premier League to drop word English

The English Premier Hockey League (the second tier of hockey in the UK) is to drop the word English next season to become known as Premier Ice Hockey League.

Seven teams have committed to next season so far, some re-structuring may become necessary as two teams - Guildford Flames and Milton Keynes Lightning - will step up to the EIHL and Manchester phoenix folded earlier this season.

Finalising of full preparations will take place at the end of March. The owners of the league hope changes to the format will encourage new teams so that the league may expand.

 
 
 
 

19 Feb 2017, 17:55 | Grenoble win Coupe de France

In the traditional venue of Paris-Bercy, in front of 11.300 spectators, Grenoble Bruleurs de Loups win its 4th Coupe de France by beating 3-2 at overtime traditional rival Rouen Dragons, taking revenge after the defeat 4-2 of last season final.
Grenoble scored twice in first 5 minutes with Bostjan Golicic and Eric Chouinard. Rouen tied game - Marc Andrè Thinel and Chad Langlais the scorers - before the decisive goal in the overtime, again by Grenoble captain Chouinard.
Winner team goalie Lukas Horak was named final MVP

 
 
 
 

18 Feb 2017, 14:00 | Mogo retains Latvian Cup

After a thrilling final, played at Arena Riga in front of 2500 fans, HK Mogo keep the Latvian Cup in its trophies room defeating, as in last season, HK Kurbad 3-2 at overtime with the decisive goal scored by Ronalds Cinks at 62:57. The two goalies, Henrijs Ančs and Mārtiņš Raitums were awarded as team's MVP

 
 
 
 

13 Feb 2017, 22:22 | USA on top of U18 tournament in Sweden

With the World U18 Championship two months away five of the leading countries got together in a 5-nation tournament in Sundsvall, Sweden. USA finished on top after beating Sweden 5-4 in a shootout game on the last day. if Sweden had won the shootout they would have finished on top. Man of the day for USA was Josh Norris whou tied the game 3 seconds(!) before the end and then got the shootout winner.

Czech Republic finished third, Russia 4th and Finland 5th. Find all results and game stats here.

 
 
 
 

12 Feb 2017, 23:15 | Bahrain renounces to Asian Winter Games

National Teams of Ice Hockey reported Bahrain Ice hockey team won't travel to Sapporo to partecipate at Asian Winter Games, scheduled from February 19, because the local Olympic Committee didn't approve the trip expenses due to the drop in oil prices and limited budget. Bahrein would compete in Division II tournament

 
 
 
 

11 Feb 2017, 20:38 | Finland wins U19 tournament

Finland won the U19 5-nation tournament played in Zuchwil, Switzerland this week. In the first game they were beaten 5-4 in overtime by Czech Republic. Then followed three wins; Sweden 4-0, Germany 5-2 and Switzerland 5-1.

 
 
 
 

08 Feb 2017, 23:29 | Donbas fire coaching staff

The last home defeat 3-2 against Kryvbas was fatal for Donbas Donet'sk coaching staff: the club decided to terminate the contract of head coach Anatoli Stepanischev ans assistants Evgeny Brul and Andrei Sryubko, despite a positive campaign of current Ukraine champion. Sporting Director Sergei Viter was named interim coach

 
 
 
 

01 Feb 2017, 08:24 | Ambri-Piotta signs Medvescak head coach

Swiss club Ambri-Piotta has found a new head coach after parting ways with Canadian-born Hans Kossmann on Monday. Kossmann had been in charge of the NLA side for 15 months. His replacement is fellow Canadian Gordie Dwyer who left KHL's Medvescak Zagreb for the opportunity in Switzerland.

 
 
 
 

31 Jan 2017, 15:28 | Penzes becomes the new headcoach of Dukla Trencin

After the sudden death of coach and general manager Jan Kobezda, Dukla Trencin announces current assistant coach Julius Pénzeš will work as headcoach until the end of season. Viliam Cacho and goalies coach Peter Kosa will serve as assistants

 
 
 
 

29 Jan 2017, 12:55 | MAC Budapest wins Hungarian Cup

MAC Budapest won the first trophy of its history by beating 3-2 MOL champion DVTK Miskolci in Hungarian Cup final, played at Miskolc Arena

 
 
 
 

23 Jan 2017, 07:55 | National Cup assigned in Netherlands and Spain

CH Jaca has brought home the Copa del Rey (Spanish National Cup) by beating 2-1 trophy holder Txuri Urdin with 2 goals by Canadian Frédérik Diséi in the final played at Valdemoro rink. It's the 15th Cup for Jaca, the biggest winner of the competition. In the semifinals, Jaca easily won 5-0 against Majadahonda, while regular season champion Txuri Urdin won 4-2 against FC Barcelona

With four goals and three assists veteran Marco Postma was the undisputed protagonist of Dutch Cup final, played at Eindhoven Icerink: his team Heerenveen Flyers trashed 8-1 Limburg Eaters in front of 1300 spectators to grab second consecutive trophy, a revenge after losing the Supercup to Eaters at the start of the season

 
 
 
 

23 Jan 2017, 07:15 | Renon confirms title in Italy

The champions of last four years decided title in Italy during the last weekend at Palaodegar in Asiago: champion Renon won 3-2 against home side Asiago with a comeback from 0-2, confirming the title of Serie A, the third in last four season, earning a place for next Continental Cup. This seaon Italian champion was decided in a semifinals/final between the best four teams after the end of Alps Hockey League regular season. In the semifinals Renon won 5-2 against SG Cortina, while Asiago defeated 3-1 Val Pusteria

 
 
 
 

17 Jan 2017, 09:50 | Sweden will play in Belarus

Belarus and Sweden will play two friendly games in preparation for World Championship 2017. Both games will be held in Grodno, at the Ice Sports Palace, on on Friday and Saturday, 21 and 22 April 2017

 
 
 
 

16 Jan 2017, 10:23 | HC Lugano fires coach staff

Last season vice-champion HC Lugano, currently 8th in NLA, 47 points behind leaders ZSC Lions and SC Bern, announces the club fired head coach Doug Shedden and assistant Pat Curcio. The 55-years-old Canadian, at Lugano from last season, will be replaced by compatriot Greg Ireland, 51, last season fired by Adler Mannheim in February. Ireland has a brief stint at Lugano during 201-2011 playoffs. Finnish Jussi Silander from farm-team Ticino Rockets staff, will be the assistant coach

 
 
 
 

04 Jan 2017, 18:38 | Dukla Trencin fires coach

The job of Josef Turek at Dukla Trencin lasted two months: hired at the end of October to replace resigned Milos Holan, the 45-years-old coach was fired today after the last defeat 8-3 against Liptovsky Mikulas. He will be replace by a coaching triumvirate: current club GM Ján Kobezda will be the new headcoach, assisted by experienced Julius Penzes - fired in November by Nove Zamky - and U18 team coach Viliam Cacho. Turek started season at Zvolen, before being dismissed in October

 
 
 
 

04 Jan 2017, 11:22 | Turkmenistan national team is preparing for Asian Winter Games in Belarus

The Turkmenistan national team is preparing in Belarus the international debut in an official competition, the Asian Winter Games, held in Sapporo, Japan, in February. During the training camp at the Olympic sports complex "Raubichi" in Minsk, Turkmenistan played two friendly games against local amateur teams, winning 18-1 against club Soyuz and 17-3 with Ice Soft. Besides the Asian Winter Games, Turkmenistan will partecipate at Asia Cup in April in Kuwait

 
 
 
 

02 Jan 2017, 11:41 | New year, new coach at Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák

Lee Gilbert is no longer the coach of Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák: the recent poor results of the team in MOL Liga cost the Canadian the position. He was replaced by Finnish Heikki Mälkiä who was inactive last season after winning the Inter-National League with Lustenau. Hunor Strenk remains as assistant

 
 
 
 

31 Dec 2016, 13:50 | GKS Tychy win Polish Cup

GKS Tychy win the 2016 edition of Polish Cup by beating 3-0 arch-rival Cracovia Krakow, winner in 2015, in the final played in Nowy Targ. It's the seventh national trophy captured by Tychy, the club that has won more times the competition. In the semifinals Tychy trashed 5-1 Polonia Bytom, while Cracovia eliminated host MMKS Podhale Nowy Targ by winning 4-2

 
 
 
 

29 Dec 2016, 09:06 | Denmark adds player

Denmark registers Mathias From as their last player on the World Juniors roster.

 
 
 
 

26 Dec 2016, 16:49 | Epinal hires Brad Gratton as new coach

After a brilliant 2015-16 season, when team finished 2nd in the standing and lost in playoofs semifinals, Gamyo Epinal, currently 8th in the standing, fired coach Stephane Barin, replacing him with Canadian Brad Gratton, who coached mainly in Denmark during the career. Gratton left Odense Bulldogs after last season, with a Danish Cup won with the club

 
 
 
 

26 Dec 2016, 16:12 | Chelmet fire coach

Chelmet Chelyabinsk announced the club fire coach Alexander Rozhkov due the poor results in VHL, replacing him with current assistant coach Igor Znarok. Chelmet is currently 16th in the standings

 
 
 
 

23 Dec 2016, 23:19 | Brezvin re-elected president in Ukraine

Anatoly Brezvin earns another term, the third consecutive since 2006, as President of Ukraine Ice Hockey Federation by unanimous decision of the General Congress of the Federation, which is being held in Kyiv.

 
 
 
 

23 Dec 2016, 21:25 | Dunarea Galati won Romania Cup

Current national champion Dunarea Galati won its first title of Romania Cup beating 6-5 at overtime in a spectacular final, played at Brasov Arena, Cup holder SC Miercurea Ciuc with decisive goal scored by Slovak Ondrej Rusnak after 69 minutes, after Dunarea has recovered a 0-3 gap after two period, scoring 5 goals in the third, despite Miercurea has found the further advantage twice. Corona Brasov won the bronze winning 7-2 against Progym Gheorgheni

 
 
 
 

22 Dec 2016, 16:05 | Three in a row for Russia U16

The Russian U16 team bet the Czech 6-1 today in Český Těšín. Russia also won 3-2 on Tuesday and 4-1 on Wednesday.

 
 
 
 

22 Dec 2016, 15:17 | Fourth coach in the season for Nove Zamky

Nove Zamky announced Štefan Mikeš, 51, as new headcoach after the resigning of Julius Penzes and the interim period of Ivan Černý who will remain in the club as assistant.
Mikes, coached Czech HC Havirov in the last two seasons, before to be fired last October, is the fourth trainer of Nove Zamky since the begin of season, the first of club in Extraliga. Miroslav Chudy, Julius Penzes and Ivan Černý seated on Nove Zamky bench since July

 
 
 
 

15 Dec 2016, 10:10 | Gennady Tsygurov passed away

Former Russian coach Gennady Tsygurov passed away at 75. Known for winning titles of second division - with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in 2003, MVD in 2005 and Traktor Chelyabinsk in 2006 - Tsygurov coached Traktor, Avangard Omsk, Kazan and Lada during the career. In 1995-1996 and from 1998 to 2000 was assistant coach of Russia National Team. In 1999 he lead Russia U20 to the victory in WJC defeating Canada 3-2 at overtime in Winnipeg, in front of 13.000 spectators. He was also assistant coach of Kazakhstan in 3 World Championships and at Olympics in Turin 2006

 
 
 
 

14 Dec 2016, 20:49 | Also in KHL overtime will now be decided 3-on-3

From Thursday, December 15, KHL regular season games which are tied at the end of regulation will progress to a 3-on-3 overtime.

 
 
 
 

13 Dec 2016, 16:02 | Molot changes coach

Sergei Vostrikov, 52, is the new coach of Molot Perm, replacing fired Marat Askarov. Nikolai Kazakov will be the new assistant. Both worked at Lada Togliatti in 2010-11 season. Molot is currently 20th in the standing, with 36 points in 31 games played

 
 
 
 

05 Dec 2016, 15:30 | New ice rink opens in Ulaanbaatar

A new international standard ice rink opened in Sukhbaatar District was opened on November 30.

The Mongolian Ice Hockey Federation and Sukhbaatar District administration built the ice rink to develop winter sports in Mongolia.

Winter sports athletes will be able to train in ice hockey, figure skating and short track skating on the new ice rink.

Ulaanbaatar has several outdoor ice rinks, but only one indoor ice rink in Hunnu Mall.

 
 
 
 

03 Dec 2016, 00:54 | Shakthar Soligorsk changes coach

Shakthar Soligorsk announced longtime coach Andrei Gusov was fired due to the unsatisfactory campaign at Continental Cup, where team failed to qualify to Superfinals. Gusev was in coaching staff of the club since the foundation in 2009, winning a title, two silver and a bronze in Belarus Extraliga. He was replaced by former Belarus U20 and U18 coach Vladimir Tsyplakov, in last two seasons working at Traktor Chelyabinsk as assistant

 
 
 
 

02 Dec 2016, 13:11 | Mitch Versteeg suspended for 3 months

The Disciplinary Committee of the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation suspended HK Nitra Canadian defenseman Mitch Versteeg after the charge on Dukla Trencin forward Petr Ölvecky, for which the season is over, during 5-1 Trencin victory of last 20 November

 
 
 
 

01 Dec 2016, 14:34 | MH Automatyka Gdańsk fired Swedish coach

After signing a 3-year contract last May to lead the team in first ever season in Polska Liga, Swedish coach Peter Ekroth was fired due the poor results of the team, three victories in 21 games. Assistant coach and former player Robert Błażowski replaces him.

 
 
 
 

30 Nov 2016, 22:37 | Gangnueng Ice Arena board crashed

The electronic scoreboard at the Gangnueng Ice Arena crashed onto the ice surface on November 26
The arena will be used for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Nobody was injured and organizers said a scoreboard will be installed on a wall for the coming test events.

 
 
 
 

30 Nov 2016, 11:47 | Irbis Skate Sofia won Bulgarian Cup

Current national champion Irbis Skate Sofia won Bulgarian Cup by beating 9-2 Slavia Sofia, coming back from a 0-2 disadvantage. The Bulgarian Cup is awarded to the team that finishes first place after the first round of national championship

 
 
 
 

28 Nov 2016, 14:25 | A weekend to remember for Dmitry Kovyazin

Progym Gheorgheni Russian forward Dmitry Kovyazin had a stellar performance during the weekend of Romanian League. In two games against the worst team of the league, Sportul Studentesc, won by Progym 26-0 and 21-1, Kovyazin recorded an incredible total of 24 points, scoring 17 goals and serving 7 assists. Progym is second in the standing, 12 points from leader Corona Brasov.

 
 
 
 

24 Nov 2016, 13:31 | Leo Gudas new coach at Miercurea Ciuc

Czech Leo Gudas, 51, is the new coach of Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc. He replaces Canadian Tom McCarthy, resigned last week.

 
 
 
 

22 Nov 2016, 22:17 | Anyang Halla won Korea Open Championship

Anyang Halla won the 71th edition of Korean Open Championship, the national competition involving Asia League clubs and not professional clubs. Anyang won 5-2 against Korea University, the only not professional team qualified after preliminary round, in the semifinals, before to route High1 5-0, with all goals in the central period. High1 reached the final by beating 5-3 Daemyung Killer Whales. This is the ninth title for Anyang, after the last won in 2014

 
 
 
 

20 Nov 2016, 22:26 | Vitaly Semenchenko leaves Nowy Targ

Ukranian coach Vitaly Semenchenko left Podhale Nowy Targ bench after the poor results of the team, that los five of last 10 games. Contract with the coach was terminated by mutual agreement. Former assistant Marek Rączka will replace Semenchenko

 
 
 
 

16 Nov 2016, 14:31 | Perth Thunder named new coach

Perth Thunder announced the appointment of former player David Ruck as new coach after the resignation of Dave Kenway who stepped down from the position due to family commitments and will remain in the club as Director of Hockey. Ruck, 47, retired from active hockey after 2014-15 season, coached junior team Perth Sharks

 
 
 
 

16 Nov 2016, 07:05 | Biel fires head coach

Switzerland's EHC Biel decided to part ways with longtime head coach Kevin Schläpfer on Monday. The 46 year old previously had held various positions in the current NLA club, including player and manager before being named head coach in 2010. Until further notice youth coach Mike McNamara will be his replacement.

 
 
 
 

10 Nov 2016, 12:48 | Doug McKay new coach of Orlik Opole

Canadian Doug McKay, 63, is the new coach of Orlik Opole, replacing fired Jason Morgan. McKay coached mainly in Netherlands and Italy during his career and was inactive since 2013-14 season, when he lead Rungsted in Denmark until January.

"We were looking for a trainer to develop our young players, - said Orlik President Dariusz Sulek - "Former coach Jason Morgan made an excellent work with them, and I believe that such an experienced coach as Doug McKay will improve much more their skills" added.

 
 
 
 

07 Nov 2016, 14:52 | Coventry Blaze, EIHL, have confirmed the signing of Great Britain forward Ben Davies.

The 25-year-old, who most recently played for the Norfolk Admirals in the East Coast Hockey League, has previously iced for Cardiff Devils and Braehead Clan in the Elite League. Before going to the US he had a short stint with Swindon Wildcats of the EPL in Britain.

Davies has appeared in 442 Elite League and Challenge Cup games to date, registering 81 goals and 202 points during that span, whilst also representing Team GB at under 18, under 20 and senior level.

 
 
 
 

07 Nov 2016, 14:24 | Poprad changes coach

Due to unsatisfactory results in Extraliga, Poprad decided to change coaching staff, firing headcoach Petr Jonak and assistant Ludovit Jurinyi. New coach is Marcel Ozimák, recently fired as assistant coach at Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. His assistant will be Frantisek Štolc

 
 
 
 

07 Nov 2016, 13:04 | Jason Morgan back to Hungary

Two days after he was fired from Orlik Opole in Poland, Canadian coach Jason Morgan found a new bench in Debrecen, replacing Russian coach Evgeny Mukhin. fired during his third season at the club. Morgan won MOL Liga title last season with DVTK Miskolc

 
 
 
 

07 Nov 2016, 12:42 | Movements of coaches in VHL

Two VHL teams announced changes in coaching staff:
Yermak Angarsk appointed 53-years-old Igor Zhlinsky as new head coach after the dismissal of Sergei Dushkin and the five-games interim period of Aleksei Isakov.

Ruslan Suleymanov resigned from headcoach position of Yuzhny Ural Orsk citing family reasons. Evgeny Zinoviev will act as interim coach until a replacement is found

 
 
 
 

01 Nov 2016, 14:26 | Kamil Kalinowski caught by anti-doping

GKS Tychy and Poland national team forward Kamil Kalinowski, 24, was found positive for THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) on an anti-doping control realized on September 27, after 9-1 victory against Unia Oswiecim. Kalinowski can now face a two-years suspension depending on the decision of the Disciplinary Commission
"I made a mistake and I am ready to undergo a fair punishment. I made a detailed explanation to my club and I'm ready to repeat on the disciplinary commission" said Kalinowski

 
 
 
 

01 Nov 2016, 13:43 | Two KHL clubs replaced coach

Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg and Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk fired coaches due to poor results and annouced new coaching staff.

Avtomobilist - 12th in East Conference - fired coach Andrei Razin and assistants Oleg Leontiev, Alexei Mitroshin and Alexander Urakov, after 12 defeats in last 16 matches. Former Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Vladimir Krikunov was named new head coach, with Ivan Krivonosov and Oleg Mikulchik as assistants.

Neftekhimik accepted the resignation of Nikolai Solovyov on Octber 28 and announced former Barys Astana and Kazakhstan coach Andrei Nazarov as new coach. Andrei Potaichuk and Igor Petrov will serve as assistants

 
 
 
 

27 Oct 2016, 14:43 | Dukla Trencin changes coach

Dukla Trencin announced head coach Milos Holan and assistant Robert Petrovicky both resigned for personal reasons last Tuesday following the defeat 5-2 against Poprad. "I'm quitting only for personal reasons, not leaving because of poor results, and I think with the team I had a good relationship, we hadn't problems" said Holan

Today the club announces the appointment of Josef Turek as new headcoach. Turek, 44, was fired by Zvolen last week.

"We needed to find a coach as soon as possible to lead the team in the last two games before the break, so he can work with the team during the break " said the General Manager Jan Kobezda.

 
 
 
 

25 Oct 2016, 21:07 | Neman win Belarus Cup

After the defeat 4-5 at home in leg one of the finals, Neman Grodno overturned the score winning 4-1 at Chizovka Arena in Minsk, earning the second Belarus Cup, named after legendary Ruslan Salei, in the history of club, after the first ever won in 2014-15 defeating again Yunost in the final.
The club from Minsk is still the major winner of the trophy, with 5 victories

 
 
 
 

23 Oct 2016, 21:55 | MHC Martin forced to postpone games

MHC Martin was forced to postpone the Extraliga games against Zilina and Liptovsky Mikulas scheduled for Friday and Sunday due to a infectious viral illness.

"Unfortunately, one of our players was diagnoed with an infectious viral disease and was quarantined" - said the club in a spress release. Since in this case must be carried out tests on all those who were in close contact with the patient, and make the necessary vaccinations, we were forced to cancel the trainings and of course the games." Team should be back on ice on October 28 for the game against Nitra

 
 
 
 

20 Oct 2016, 21:30 | Zvolen changes coach

"After last disappointing results, the club decided today to cease cooperation with coach Josef Turek and assistant Andrei Podkonický". With a short statement HKM Zvolen chairman Dusan Mraz announced the replacement on the bench. U20 team coach Milan Stas is the new coach. Zvolen is currently 8th in the Extraliga, after 14 rounds

 
 
 
 

16 Oct 2016, 21:46 | Czech U18 team beat Russia - twice

The Czech U18 team bet the Russia U18 in Pribram. The game yesterday ended 5-1. Filip Zadina scored twice while Jan Hladonik, David Kvasnicka and Radim Salda got a goal each for the Czechs. Maxim Marushev scored the Russian goal.

Today Czech Republic won 3-2 on goals by Ondrej Buchtela, Jan Kalus and Krystof Hrabik. Daniil Lobanov and Maxim Marushev scored for Russia.

 
 
 
 

02 Oct 2016, 18:41 | Zeytinburnu Istanbul won Continental Cup first round

For the first time a Turkish team advances to second round of Continental Cup: national champion Zeytinburnu Istanbul dominated First Round, played at Winter Palace in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a perfect record and an impressive 32-6 goals record, Turkish demolished 5-1 home side Irbis-Skate Sofia, 8-3 Serbian champion Partizan Beograd and 19-2 in the last game the Israelian HC Bat-Yam. Partizan finished 2nd, ahead of Irbis Skate and Bat-Yam. Zeytinburnu dominates also the individual statistics, with 5 players finished as scoring leaders, with Ukranian forward Aleksei Voytsekhovsky as top scorer with 15 points (5+10).
Zeytinburnu advances to Second Round, scheduled for 21-23 October in Jaca, Spain against CH Jaca (SPA), Nottingham Panthers (GBR) and HK Liepaja (LAT)

 
 
 
 

12 Sep 2016, 21:22 | Rakell will miss World Cup

Sweden's Rickard Rakell is sick and will miss the World Cup. He will be replaced by Patrik Berglund.

 
 
 
 

04 Sep 2016, 22:59 | Olympic groups

IIHF reports that the groups for PyeongChang 2018 men's ice hockey are known:

Group A: Canada (1), Czech Republic (6), Switzerland (7), Korea (12)
Group B: Russia (2), USA (5), Slovakia (8), Slovenia (11)
Group C: Sweden (3), Finland (4), Norway (9), Germany (10)

 
 
 
 

26 Aug 2016, 16:49 | World Cup rosters update

There are some updates in the rosters for upcoming World Cup:

Canada announces two changes: San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture replaces the captain of the Dallas Stars Jamie Benn, out due the recover after a muscle surgery.
Also defender Duncan Keith will miss the tournament due the rehabilitation on a knee injury: he will replaced by Jay Bouwmeester

In Sweden roster Anaheim Ducks' defenseman Hampus Lindholm will replace injured Detroit Red Wings' defenseman Niklas Kronwall In the net, Jhonas Enroth will replace injured Robin Lehner of the Buffalo Sabres,

 
 
 
 

26 Aug 2016, 14:20 | Southern Stampede win New Zealand ice hockey league

For the second year running Southern Stampede clinched the play off trophy defeating Canterbury Red Devils in game 2 of three. They had alredy taken the first game, winning by four clear goals and ensured that they would claim the title as they won the second game 7-1.

 
 
 
 

22 Aug 2016, 23:33 | Mikko Koivu named captain of Finland at World Cup

Finnish Federation has announced Minnesota Wild forward, Mikko Koivu will serve as Team Finland's captain at the World Cup of Hockey. Koivu, also Wild captain, will lead Finland in three World Championship

 
 
 
 

19 Aug 2016, 20:48 | Rakell replaces Steen

Sweden's Alexander Steen is injured and will miss the World Cup of Hockey. He will be replaced by Rickard Rakell.

 
 
 
 

18 Aug 2016, 17:15 | 10 clubs approved in next Slovak Extraliga

The Executive Committee of Slovak Ice Hockey Federation has granted ten licenses for for the upcoming Extraliga confirming also the partecipation of Slovakia  U20

As expected, ŠHK 37 Piestany have given up license due to financial difficulties and was replaced by MHK 32 Liptovský Mikuláš, back in Extraliga after seven seasons. HK Nove Zamky, winner of I Liga is the another newcomer

"I consider the return of Liptovský Mikuláš as very positive. It will bring the enthusiasm and the energy of a traditional hockey area. Finally, we consider this another step towards full economic stabilization of our top hockey league" commented the CEO of Pro-Hockey Richard Lintner.

 
 
 
 

15 Aug 2016, 09:23 | Kempton Park Wildcats defends title in SASL

The Kempton Park Wildcats confirms the title of SASL - South African Super League with a 7-3 record in the season. The title came on the final round when Pretoria Capitals surprisingly lost 4-6 decisive game against last ranked Cape Town Kings with a nightmarish third period, closed 0-5. National team and Pretoria defender Andre Marais was the Top Scorer with 23 points (9+14)

 
 
 
 

14 Aug 2016, 08:20 | Team USA U17 wins in Dallas

USA got four easy wins to finish on top of the 5-nations tournament for U17 national teams in Frisco, Texas. Czech Republic finished second before Switzerland, Slovakia and Germany.

 
 
 
 

05 Aug 2016, 10:44 | Bled will host both U18 I division WC

The city of Bled, Slovenia, already chosen by the federation to host U18 Division I Group B World Championship next April, will organize also the Division I Group A since no-one of the six participating nations submitted an application to host the tournament.

So entire Division I will be played in the same venue: from 07 to 13 April Denmark, Germany, Kazakhstan, France, Norway and Hungary for Group A and from 15 to 21 April 2017 Austria, Japan, Ukraine, Slovenia, Italy and Poland for Group B

 
 
 
 

01 Aug 2016, 09:15 | New Zealand ice hockey finals

The Sky Sports Southern Stampede are the first team through to the finals of the NZIHL as they beat Botany Swarm at the weekend but it is a close run thing for second with Botany Swarm, Canterbury Red Devils and West Auckland Admirals in contention.

 
 
 
 

30 Jul 2016, 20:58 | Swiss U20 team wins in Dresden

Team Switzerland U20 won the 4-nations U20 tournament in Dresden, Germany with a perfect record. Germany was beaten 4-2, Czech Republic 4-0 and Slovakia 3-0.

Swiss goalie Matteo Ritz was outstanding shutouts in both games he played. Damien Riat, also Switzerland, was the tournament's top scorer with three goals and two assists.

 
 
 
 

28 Jul 2016, 22:56 | Courbevoie withdrawn, Grenoble punished

CO Courbevoie announced the club won't partecipate in next France Division 1 season and auto-relegated to Division 3. Consequently, applying the regulation, Federation fined the club with 6.000 euro and ousted from Division 3 final round and the promotion for upcoming season.

Following the report of National Monitoring and Management Control Commission (CNSCG) Grenoble was fined and sanctioned for violations of administrative rules, financial tax or statutory and concealment of official documents.
Thus the club received a withdrawal of 6 points in next Magnus Ligue and two years suspension from Coupe de France

 
 
 
 

26 Jul 2016, 22:39 | Belarus U20 and Khimik withdrew from Belarus Cup

Belarus Federation announced changes on calendar of Belarus Cup, named after Ruslan Salei, that was supposed to start today: two teams - Belarus U20 and SKA-Khimik Novopolotsk - were withdrew from competition for different reasons: Khimik faced a serious financial crisis during the summer, resolved only days ago, so the team started preparation very late and is not able to compete, while Federation decided to focus the U20 national team preparation for upcoming tournaments in autumn.
Check the new fixtures here

 
 
 
 

24 Jul 2016, 20:24 | Defeat in first ever game for Kunlun

New KHL team, Red Star Kunlun from Beijing, played its first ever game today in Vierumäki, Finland against Traktor Chelyabinsk. The Chinese team lost 0:2, postponing the scoring of first historic goal. Maxim Yakutsenya and Aleksandr Sharov scored for Trakto. Next Red Star Kunlun game will be on July 28 against Spartak Moscow. Follow all the pre-season games on eurohockey

 
 
 
 

24 Jul 2016, 12:17 | Odins wins the Golden Whistle

Latvian Eduards Odins, 40, wins the Zolotoy svistok (Golden Whistle) award as the best referee of the KHL. It's the fourth trophy for Odins

 
 
 
 

23 Jul 2016, 18:13 | SHKO Ust-Kamenogorsk changes name

Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk announced the club's second team, performing in Kazakhstan League, changed the name: previously known as SHKO Ust-Kamenogorsk, the farm team is now called Altai-Torpedo. Als the junior team, playing in MHLB, has the same name. Altai is the name of mountains surrounding the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk

 
 
 
 

21 Jul 2016, 21:08 | Donbas joins EHC

Current Ukranian champion Donbass Donets'k is the newest member of Alliance of European Hockey Clubs (EHC), becoming the first Ukrainian club and the first from former CIS joining the organization, created last June with the mission to unite and represent Europe's professional ice hockey clubs.
"The creation of EHC is an opportunity to make the European hockey market more modern and profitable, and we are proud to become the first Ukrainian club part of that organization" - said Donbass CEO Alexei Braga.

 
 
 
 

21 Jul 2016, 15:46 | Tom Barasso new coach at Asiago

Asiago Hockey announced the appointment of former NHLer Tom Barasso as new headcoach, Barasso, 51, had his first experience as headcoach last season at Valpellice Bulldogs, when he replaced Canadian Pat Curcio, winning a National Cup, the second ever trophy for the club, and loosing at game #7 playoffs quarterfinals against Asiago

 
 
 
 

21 Jul 2016, 15:32 | DVTK Miskolc hires Stana as goalie coach

MOL Liga champion DVTK Miskolc announced former goalie Rastislav Stana as new goalie coach. Stana,36, retired after 2014-15 season after a career in North America, Sweden, Russia and Czech Republic. Although he has won just one national title, in 2013-2014 with Kosice, he was the gaolie of historic World Championship title won by Slovakia in 2002. He will work in Miskolc with former Sapa Fehervar junior teams goalie coach Tamás Farkas

 
 
 
 

20 Jul 2016, 15:54 | Miroslav Valíček new General Secretary at Slovak Federation

Former Director of Slovak hockey Hall of Fame Miroslav Valíček is the new General Secretary of Slovak IceHockey Federation replacing Robert Pukalovič. Mr Valíček also worked in 2019 World Championship organizing Committee.
"He's an experienced person who has previously worked with the Federation. He will be one of my closest collaborator" said President Martin Kohut

 
 
 
 

20 Jul 2016, 13:40 | Barys confirmed camp in Switzerland

After a first statement announcing the cancellation of training camp in Switzerland due the delay in the journey bacause of political situation in Turkey, Barys Astana confirmed today the team arrived in Davos. During the camp team will play three pre-season games, 2 against HC Davbos and one versus Vityaz.

 
 
 
 

17 Jul 2016, 11:05 | AIHL Finals in Melbourne

The 2016 AIHL season will see its final act at O'Brien Group Arena in Melbourne on 27-28 August weekend when the top four regular season AIHL teams will compete for the Goodall Cup.

 
 
 
 

17 Jul 2016, 10:33 | Barys Astana cancelled training camp in Switzerland

Due to the difficult political situation in Turkey (through which the flight had been planned), Barys Astana cancelled the first part of pre-season training camp, planned in Switzerland. Pending a decision of logistic issues players will continue to prepare for the season in Astana.
Barys scheduled two games with Davos for last week of July, but wasn't yet released an official statement about confirmation

 
 
 
 

12 Jul 2016, 15:28 | Calendar of Belarus Cup unvelied

Belarus Federation publishes today the calendar for Belarus Cup, named after Ruslan Salei, in memory of the defender tragically passed away in Yaroslavl plane crash. As in last editions, the 11 Extraliga teams plus Belarus U20 national team are divided in two groups playing a single round robin. The two winners will advance to finals. Two finalists from last edition, champion Yunost Minsk and Dinamo Maladzyechna are in thew same group, so won't meet in the final act.
As usual Eurohockey will follow Belarus Cup with game-by-game stats

 
 
 
 

09 Jul 2016, 17:38 | HK Brest will remain in Extraliga

Despite the news from last weeks about the abandon of HK Brest due to financial difficulties, Federation Sport Director Alexander Khromylev declared the situation is now under control and the team will play in next Extraliga: "The Federation, the regional authorities and the club management quickly reacted fter the signs of difficulties for the club and the mobilization has given the result, now the situation was stabilized. The club will begin the pre-season training camp" said Khromylev

 
 
 
 

02 Jul 2016, 19:09 | Chamonix and Morzine join forces

As anticipated after the end of season, the reduction of Ligue Magnus to 12 teams and the gradual professionalization of clubs encourage two traditional clubs to join forces to be more competitive: HC Chamonix and Morzine-Avoriaz merged and created the new Chamonix-Morzine Pionniers that will play at Centre sportif Richard-Bozon in Chamoniz while trainings and possibly play some games will be at Skoda Arena in Morzine. Chamonix coach Stephane Gros will be the headcoach

 
 
 
 

02 Jul 2016, 16:01 | Eric Lien new coach at Adrenaline - Milestone for Dunwoodie

Adelaide Adrenaline announced the club named former assistant coach Eric Lien new headcoach of the team. Liam, 37, lastly worked as assitant coach of national team. He replaced fired Trevor Walsh.

Sydney Ice Dogs defender Dave Dunwoodie celebrated his 300th AIHL game in the 5-2 loss against Newcastle North Stars on June 25. After 16 years in the League, Dunwoodie is just the second player to reach the milestone in the AIHL. In mid-June Sydney Bears captain Michael Schlamp played his 200th AIHL game

 
 
 
 

27 Jun 2016, 17:40 | Predators Sign Forsberg to a Six-Year, $36 Million Contract

- Nashville Predators Press Release

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed forward Filip Forsberg to a six-year, $36 million contract. Forsberg will make $6 million each season from 2016-17 to 2021-22.

"Filip is among the most skilled, dynamic talents we've ever had in the organization and is an integral part of our success for the next six years and beyond," Poile said. "While we have already seen his creativity, hockey sense and puck skills, he has yet to reach the peak of his abilities. We have full confidence that he will continue to blossom into one of the top players in the world.

This is just another example of our ownership group's commitment to the franchise, our fans and the entire community to build a team that can reach our ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup."

Forsberg, 21 (8/13/94), led the Predators in goals (33) and points (64) for the second consecutive season during his sophomore campaign in 2015-16.

 
 
 
 

20 Jun 2016, 13:51 | Nik Zupančič to coach Jesenice

HDD Jesenice announces the head coach for the next season in the newly formed Alps Hockey League: national team coach Nik Zupančič will be back on club bench after leaving in 2015 to take the lead of the national team, promoted to Elite Division last April. He will remain also on Slovenia bench.

"I don't see problems in combining the two positions, I can say that it is good for the coach to constantly be in the rhythm of work. My duties at the club will not interfere with the representative and vice versa - says Zupancic.
Jesenice is the only Slovenan club playing in Alps League

 
 
 
 

19 Jun 2016, 08:29 | Tucson welcomes the Roadrunners

The Arizona Coyotes announced that the Club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate will be called the Tucson Roadrunners. The team's name and logo were revealed by Coyotes' President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc at an open house event at the Tucson Convention Center.

"We are very proud to name our AHL affiliate the Tucson Roadrunners," said LeBlanc. "The Tucson Roadrunners will build on the great traditions of hockey in Arizona dating back to 1967. Roadrunners was the overwhelming fan favorite during our ‘Name the Team' contest, and we thank the thousands of fans who helped us select a great name that creates a strong connection to the City of Tucson, reflects our state pride, and extends the reach of the Coyotes brand."

 
 
 
 

16 Jun 2016, 18:14 | Adelaide Adrenaline fires coach

The Adelaide Adrenaline have announced that head coach Trevor Walsh was fired after just two victories in 10 games of AIHL. Forward Graham Charbonneau will be the interim coach until further announcement.

 
 
 
 

13 Jun 2016, 17:17 | Kazakhstan Cup groups unveiled

The cities of Pavlodar and Kokshetau will host the 2016 edition of Kazakhstan Cup, from 20 to 28 August.
As usual the ten partecipating teams were placed in two groups. The winner of each group will play the final at Pavlodar on August 28

Group A (Pavlodar): Beybarys Atyrau, Ertis Pavlodar, Nomad Astana, HK Almaty, SHҚO Ust-Kamenogorsk

Group B (Kokshetau): Arlan Kokshetau, Kulager Petropavlovsk, HK Temirtau, Gornyak Rudny, HK Astana

 
 
 
 

13 Jun 2016, 16:35 | HC Bat Yam wins title in Israel

HC Bat Yam wins Israel championship by beating 6-3 Monfort Maalot in the grand final. It's the second title in the history of the club since the first, won in 1995. In the semifinal Bat Yam, finished fourth in the regular season, surprisingly won 7-2 against season dominator Horses Kfar Saba, while Maalot caused another surprise by beating last-three-seasons champion Rishon Devils.
Rishon wins bronze winning 8-5 against Kfar Saba

Kfar Saba Russian forward Viktor Vorobiev was the top scorer with 24 points (19+5)

 
 
 
 

12 Jun 2016, 17:25 | Brest relegated, Lyon back in Magnus

Brest Albatros, finished 6th in last Magnus Ligue, announced club won't play in next season at elite level and will compete in Division 1 due to financial reasons. Relegated HC Lyon will be back in Magnus, as per decision of Federation, if club will fulfill financial requirements. Federation also announced Brest received a 10.000 euro fee and will not be allowed to compete in playoffs in 2016-17 season. Finally Division 2 champion Clermont-Ferrand was allowed to partecipate in Division 1.

 
 
 
 

12 Jun 2016, 07:50 | Lake Erie wins Calder Cup

Denmark's Oliver Bjorkstrand scored the only goal when Lake Erie Monsters beat Hershey Bears 1-0 in game four of the AHL finals. As Lake Erie had also won the first three games only four was needed to win the championship.

The Swedish goalie Anton Forsberg guarded the Lake Erie net in all four final games and made 23 saves for the shutout in game four. Other Europeans in the championship team are Dean Kukan (SUI), Daniel Zaar (SWE), Lukas Sedlak (CZE), Markus Hännikäinen (FIN) and Joonas Korpisalo (FIN).

 
 
 
 

12 Jun 2016, 00:10 | GKS Tychy mourns longtime President

GKS Tychy former President Jacek Białożyt passed away after long illness. He was 59. Mr. Białożyt was President of the club since 1996 until 2002, when he resigned from his position, remaining member of the board.

 
 
 
 

10 Jun 2016, 23:24 | Andrei Nazarov remains coach of Kazakhstan

Despite the relegation at last World Championship, Russian Andrei Nazarov was confirmed as head coach of Kazakhstan national team. Nazarov will lead Kazakhstan at the Olympic qualification in September against Norway, Italy and France. Nazarov was confirmed also as Barys Astana coach.

Federation also announced the coaches for junior and women teams:
Sergei Starygin - U20
Viktor Buyalsky - U18
Alexander Maltsev - Women

 
 
 
 

09 Jun 2016, 10:03 | EPL to continue with 10

The second tier of British hockey The EPIHL will again have 10 sides. This was after much speculation that Manchester Phoenix would not be able to support a team. Because of their new EIHL neighbours Phoenix were forced to play miles from Manchester but have now secured facilities in the city.

 
 
 
 

27 May 2016, 22:54 | Seven more players added to Swedish World Cup roster

The Tre Kronor head coach Rikard Grönborg named today the last seven players on the Swedish World Cup roster:
G: Robin Lehner, Buffalo Sabres
D: Mattias Ekholm, Nashville Predators
F: Carl Hagelin, Pittsburgh Penguins - Patric Hörnqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins - Marcus Krüger, Chicago Blackhawks - Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks - Carl Söderberg, Colorado Avalanche

 
 
 
 

27 May 2016, 20:44 | Nice admitted to Magnus Ligue

Following the merging between two teams competing in Magnus Ligue, Chamonix and Morzine-Avoriaz, the Franch Federation announced Division 1 champion HCA Nice was chosen to be the 12th club in the French top division. Nice lost 2-4 and 4-5 the promotion/relation series against Morzine. The admission is still contioned by the respect of sporting and economic criteria to be examined in a meeting between Nice board and Federation in next future. The best placed between relegated teams - HC Lyon - will take the place of Nice if Federation does not deem satisfactory the economic conditions. It's still to be decided which team, between the relegated Mont-Blanc and Toulouse or Division 2 champion Clermont-Ferrand, will replace Nice in Division 1

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

12 Apr 2016, 16:12 | Olimpija Ljubljana captured Slovenian title

Olimpija Ljubljana win Slovenian League beating 2-0 rival Jesenice in game #5 of finals, bringing title back to the capital after the victory of Jesenice last year. The final series had a particular trend, with four out of five games ended with a shutout for the goalie of winning team: 3-1, 0-1,0-1,3-0 and 2-0.
This is the 15th title for Olimpija; Jesenice won other 10, nine as defunct Acroni Jesenice and one with current name HDD Jesenice. HK Slavija Ljubljana won bronze by beating 1-0 HK Celje

 
 
 
 

08 Apr 2016, 11:54 | Sergei Pushkov will coach Neman

After two seasons Russian Sergei Pushkov is back on the bench of Neman Grodno where he led the team to title in 2014. Pushkov, 52, coached SKA-Neva St. Petersburg in the last seasons. In 2009 he earned a promotion to Elite Division with Belarus U18

 
 
 
 

06 Apr 2016, 20:20 | Czechs beat Germany

In one of many friendly games before the World Championship Czech Republic beat Germany 7-2 in Usti nad Laben tonight.

 
 
 
 

06 Apr 2016, 14:10 | Medvescak continues to dominate in Croatia

Medvescak Zagreb wins the eighth consecutive title of Croatian League, beating 4-3ot and 7-4 eternal silver medalist Mladost Zagreb. It's title number 23 for Medvescak since the indipendence, with just 5 years of fast when gold medal was captured by KHL Zagreb (4 titles) and Mladost

Awards:

Best goalie: Tihomir Filipec (KHL Zagreb)
Top scorer: Tadija Mirić (Mladost Zagreb)
MVP regular season: Tadija Mirić (Mladost Zagreb)
MVP playoffs: Ivan Ružić (Medveščak Zagreb-2)

 
 
 
 

03 Apr 2016, 00:02 | Morzine remains in Magnus Ligue

By beating 5-4 in promotion\relegation series game #2 Division 1 champion HCA Nice, Morzine-Avoriaz will play in Ligue Magnus also next season, when the elite league of French hockey will be reduced from current 14 to 12 teams. Lyon and 2014 champion Briançon were relegated

 
 
 
 

01 Apr 2016, 14:06 | Donbas win title in Ukraine

After two seasons the title of champion is back to Donets'k: regular season dominator Donbas - playing home games in the city of Druzhkivka after the bombing of Druzhba arena in Donets'k - swept Generals Kyiv in four games of playoffs finals.
Russian forward Denis Kochetkov was named Ukranian Extra Leauge MVP. Kochetkov became the third Russian to win the award after forward Yuri Koksharov (Donbas - 2012) and goalkeeper Sergei Zavyalov (Companion Kyiv - 2014).

Other awards go to:

Eduard Zakharchenko (Generals Kyiv) - best goalie
Denis Petrukhno (Donbas Donets'k) - best defender
Artem Gnidenko (Generals Kyiv) - best forward

 
 
 
 

31 Mar 2016, 21:24 | Västervik and Södertälje promoted

Västervik and Södertälje have secured promotion to HockeyAllsvenskan, the Swedish second league. Relegated to HockeyEttan were Asplöven and Sundsvall.

 
 
 
 

29 Mar 2016, 22:54 | Pan-American tournament dates announced

The third edition of Pan-American tournament will be played, as the previous ones, at Icedome Arena in Mexico City from 06 to 12 June 2016 with a men and women tournament, organized by Mexican Federation.
Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panamá, Jamaica, USA, Canada, Argentina and México are the countries invited. At moment only Argentina, beside host Mexico, confirmed partecipation.
Last year Colombia surprisingly won the tournament beating Mexico 4-3SO in the final

 
 
 
 

29 Mar 2016, 14:58 | Merano and Pergine play for the Serie B title

Two-time Italian champion Merano and Pergine have qualified for the final Best-of-Five-series in Italy's second tier league 'Serie B'. Pergine, nicknamed the 'Lynx', was the eight-seeded team coming into the playoffs, sweeping the Aurora Frogs and Appiano Pirates on its way to the finals. The Eagles from Merano finished the regular season on third place, before knocking out HC Fiemme and the Neumarkt Wildgoose.

 
 
 
 

29 Mar 2016, 14:36 | EBEL: Brian Lebler is back

Brian Lebler, after a season playing for Ingolstadt in DEL, has decided to return to the Black Wings Linz for the 2016/2017 season. The 27-year-old Austrian national team member has spent most of his professional hockey career in Linz, collecting 212 points (122 goals) in 235 games. Lebler was awarded EBEL's MVP in the 2014/2015 season.

 
 
 
 

28 Mar 2016, 23:22 | Sapa Fehervar win Hungarian Cup

Sapa Fehervar beats 4-1 MOL-Liga champion and Cup holder DVTK Miskolc to win 2015-16 Hungarian Cup in the rematch of last year final. Debreceni takes the bronze after 4-3 OT victory over MAC Budapest

 
 
 
 

28 Mar 2016, 18:35 | Txuri Urdin win Spanish Copa del Rey

Txuri Urdin win its 9th Copa del Rey, the first trophy since 1999-2000 season, by beating 4-1 national champion CH Jaca in the final played in San Sebastian, a revenge of championship finals played between same two teams and won by Jaca. In the semifinals, Txuri trashed 6-0 Majadahonda while Jaca won laboriously 3-2 FC Barcelona

 
 
 
 

21 Mar 2016, 13:55 | Partizan continues its domination

A goal by Dimitrije Filipović at 63:02 in the overtime gives Partizan the victory 3-2 in game #4 of playoffs finals against arch-rival of Crvena Zvezda and the title number 13, the 11th consecutive. Partizan won all editions of Serbian League since 2006, when League adopted current name after the separation of Montenegro. Crvena Zvezda forward Pavel Popravka was the top scorer of the league with 32 points (16+16)

 
 
 
 

20 Mar 2016, 17:21 | Jaca confirm title in Spain

Beating away 6-2 regular season winner Txuri Urdin San Sebastian in decisive game #5 of finals, CH Jaca confirm the title of Spanish Liga Nacional. It's title number 13 for the club, the fifth in last 7 years

 
 
 
 

20 Mar 2016, 15:47 | Philippe Bozon will coach Bordeaux

Boxers de Bordeaux announce Philippe Bozon will be the head-coach of the team from next season. Former national team player, Bozon coached Lugano and Sierre in Switzerland, France U20 and Epinal in France. With Epinal he reached Magnus Ligue finals last season, lost by Gap

 
 
 
 

17 Mar 2016, 18:57 | Tom Pokel remains Bolzano’s head coach

For the first time since joining EBEL in the 2013/2014 season, it seems as if Italian club HC Bolzano will have a normal off-season. The Foxes extended the contract with coach Tom Pokel for one season and plan to put together their roster within the next two months.

 
 
 
 

13 Mar 2016, 16:01 | EBEL semifinals start today

After Red Bull eliminated Klagenfurter AC with a 5-2 win in Game 7, today the semi-finals start in Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. Defendig champion Salzburg will be challenged by Villacher SV. Orli Znojmo vs Black Wings Linz is the other match-up in the race for a spot in the final.

 
 
 
 

13 Mar 2016, 15:41 | Valpellice forces Game 7 against defending champion

The Valpellice Bulldogs, coached by NHL-legend Tom Barrasso, have come back from a 1-3 deficit in the quarter final series against defending Italian champion Asiago Hockey. Thanks to a 5-2 win on home ice,  Valpellice will face Asiago in Game 7 on Tuesday. Ritten, Pustertal and Sterzing have already qualified for the semifinals, eliminating Cortina, Gherdeina and Fassa respectively.

 
 
 
 

12 Mar 2016, 08:02 | Kloten Flyers owners already on the jump

As the "Avenir Sports Entertainment" (ASE) communicated in the night of Friday to Saturday, the Canadians have decided to pull out of the ownership as they feel that only a Kloten based ownership can bring back success to the longest serving NLA team. As mentioned in the statement "It has become clear that having outside ownership, such as ASE, is not the proper structure for success in Kloten". ASE has begun searching for a new owner and will take over the responsibilties as the current owner for the time being until a new owner is found.

The Kloten Flyers are expected to generate a loss of 7 to 8 million Swiss Francs this past season after reaching the playoffs for the first time in two years and loosing to HC Davos 0-4 in the quarterfinal series.

You can find the complete statement here

 
 
 
 

10 Mar 2016, 09:59 | Scottish National League Champions

Kirkcaldy Kestrels held of Paisley Pirates and Edinburgh Capitals to claim their second successive SNL trophy. Things did not look promising early season as they crashed out of the Autumn Cup but a heavy defeat in November gave them a wake up call to remain focussed on the task in hand: that of claiming the title. As their close rivals ran out of games and the Capitals and Pirates played each other the way was clear for the Kestrels to sneak through.

 
 
 
 

09 Mar 2016, 21:23 | JYP wins women’s title in Finland

At 13:51 of the overtime Tanja Niskanen scored the only goal of game 3 of the Finnish women's finals. That was enough to secure the title for JYP Jyväskylä who won three straight games against HPK without allowing a single goal.

JYP has been outstanding this season. They lost only one point in 28 regular season games and won all six games of the playoffs.

 
 
 
 

01 Mar 2016, 20:01 | Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc win Romanian Cup

Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda win Romanian Cup 2015-16 beating 3-2 Steaua Bucharest in the final played in Brasov. The game was the replay of the original final, scheduled on 20 december 2015 at Gheorghieni ice rink and suspended after second period with score 7-2 for Miercurea Ciuc due to a short circuit. It's the eighth trophy for Sport Club.

 
 
 
 

29 Feb 2016, 12:34 | Narva PSK win title in Estonia

With three rounds still to play, Narva PSK was already crowned Estonian champion after the 5-1 victory against Viru Sputnik in front of almost 1000 spectators. The title is back to Narva after 15 years, since defunct club Kreenholm/Narva 2000 grabbed the title in 2001

 
 
 
 

28 Feb 2016, 23:28 | Komarek unleashes the inner Granlund

In Game 2 of the EBEL Quarter Finals, Konstantin Komarek of Red Bull Salzburg helped his team with THIS gorgeous goal (click here to watch the video). In 'Grandlund-fashion' the 23-year-old Austrian scored on Klagenfurter AC to increase the series' lead to two. Also Linz, Dornbirn and Villach are now up 2:0 in their match-ups.

 
 
 
 

28 Feb 2016, 23:01 | Darius Kasparaitis debuts in Lithuanian League

Hockey legend Darius Kasparaitis, 43, made his seasonal debut tonight with his team Hockey Punks Vilnius in the game against Geležinis vilkas Vilnius for Lithuanian League. Hockey Punks won 10-1 with Kasparaitis scoring one goal and serving three assists. In the last two seasons Kasparaitis played just one game in each season

 
 
 
 

28 Feb 2016, 00:35 | Serie A playoffs start on Tuesday

In Italy's top league the eight teams have finished the regular season, with Ritten Sport emerging as the top seeded club. Following are the match-ups in the Quarter Finals (Best-of-Seven):

Rittner Buam - SG Cortina

Pustertal Wolves - HC Gherdeina

Asiago Hockey 1935 - Valpellice Bulldogs

Sterzing/Vipiteno Broncos - Fassa Falcons

 
 
 
 

27 Feb 2016, 23:35 | Slovan and Sochi out from KHL playoffs

Slovan Bratislava and HC Sochi were the two first team eliminated from the KHL playoffs 1/8 finals. Slovan lost the series 0-4 to CSKA Moscow while Sochi also lost 0-4 to Dynamo Moscow. Tomorrow Neftekhimik and Admiral also risk being eliminated.

 
 
 
 

27 Feb 2016, 11:31 | Scottish National League update

The Paisley Pirates are just two points off leaders Kirkcaldy Kestrels with a game in hand. Veteran netminder Gordon Langford says he would like to end his career with a medal by clinching the title. That game in hand is against bottom of the table Kilmarnock Storm who have only won once all season. Paisley head into the weekend games with on a rich veign of form, and will hope to take two points off early pacesetters Edinburgh Capitals.

 
 
 
 

25 Feb 2016, 14:52 | Mighty Camels win Emirates League

A goal at 40:29 by Canadian Ross Macmillan gives the Dubai Mighty Camels the victory 3-2 in the decisive game #3 of finals against reigning champion Dubai Oilers and the title of 2015-16 champion of Emirates Hockey League, the third in Mighty Camels history. Russian Nikita Klyuchnikov of White Bears Dubai was the Top Scorer of the League with 51 points (28+23) in 12 games of regular season. White Bears were eliminated in playoffs semifinals by Oilers

 
 
 
 

25 Feb 2016, 14:14 | Eihl challenge cup finalists are now known

The Eihl Challenge Cup final will be between the Cardiff Devils and seven times winners - four in a row - Nottingham Panthers.
Cardiff progressed courtesy of a two leg victory over Belfast Giants and Nottingham did the same by defeating Sheffield Steelers.
The final will be a showpiece event at the Sheffield Arena on March 6th.

 
 
 
 

23 Feb 2016, 10:29 | EBEL playoff draw made

In EBEL, the top-3 seeded club could pick their opponent for the first playoff round. Following matchups will battle in the quarterfinals:

Red Bull Salzburg (1) - Klagenfurter AC (8)

Orli Znojmo (2) - Dornbirn Bulldogs (5)

Vienna Capitals (3) - VSV Villach (7)

HC Bolzano Foxes (4) - Black Wings Linz (6)

 
 
 
 

19 Feb 2016, 15:25 | New coach at Brest

HK Brest announced the contract with coach Sergei Petukhov was terminated by mutual consent and the new coach became Roman Romanenko, 41, at his first assignment as head coach after finishing his playing career last season with Kalev Valk Tartu in Estonia

 
 
 
 

17 Feb 2016, 22:39 | Gap wins the last edition of Coupe de la Ligue

Current Magnus Ligue champion Gap wins the Coupe de la Ligue beating 4-2 Rouen Dragons in the final, played at Meribel arena in front of 2.500 spectators. It was the last edition of the trophy played since 2006 but cancelled per decision of French Federation. Rouen and Grenoble are the major winners with four titles, but Dragons also lost three finals, giving the team from Normandy the record of 7 appareances in the last act in 10 editions of the trophy. It was the first Cup for Ga that lost against same Rouen the Champions' game at the begin of current season.

 
 
 
 

16 Feb 2016, 15:21 | Last-minute roster changes in EBEL

With only three games left before the start of the playoffs, the clubs in EBEL had to make the final roster decisions. In order to stay within the 60-point-limit under the EBEL point system, four clubs made signficant choices going into the playoffs.

Red Bull Salzburg signed Juuso Riksman as the new backup. GK Fabian Weinhandl and FW Marco Brucker were released to make space for the Finnish net minder. The Vienna Capitals scratched Kurtis McLean, whereas Roland Hofer will no-longer be part of the roster of the Bolzano Foxes. Davide Nicoletti, who was part of the Italian's championship winning team in 2014, will take Hofer's spot in the line-up. Orli Znojmo increased its depth between the pipes acquiring Jan Lukas.

 
 
 
 

13 Feb 2016, 11:49 | Qatar to cooperate with Belarus in winter sports

- Belta.by

Qatar would like to cooperate with Belarus in developing winter sports, Dr. Thani Al Kuwari, the Secretary General of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), said as he met with a Belarusian delegation headed by Chairman of the Central Council of the President's Sports Club Dmitry Lukashenko, BelTA learned from the press service of the President's Sports Club. The Secretary General praised the revival of sports ties between the two countries, especially in the development of winter sports. The Belarusian side took part in the opening ceremony of the Gulf Ice Hockey Championship, after which the parties discussed further steps to cooperate in the field of sport and methodological work and development of sports infrastructure.

Read full text at: http://eng.belta.by/sport/view/qatar-to-cooperate-with-belarus-in-winter-sports-88620-2016/

 
 
 
 

13 Feb 2016, 11:46 | Oleg Bratash is the head coach of the Russian Olympic national team

- fhr.ru

Oleg Bratash has been named head coach of the new special Russian Olympic national team. The ex Krylya Sovetov, CSKA and Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod goaltender is currently a member of the HC Lokomotiv Yaroslavl coaching staff, and will begin his new job after his contract in Yaroslavl runs out. The agreement with the Olympic national team runs until spring 2018.

Chairman of the RIHF board Arkady Rotenberg: "We are very happy that such a coach will work with our younger, talented players, Oleg has worked in the MHL, won the Kharlamov Cup with Spartak Moscow, and has worked as an assistant in big clubs. We are sure, that his experience will help our young players use their potential. He was picked for the job after consulting with the main national team's coaches. The Olympic national team's preparation will form a part of our united system, and along with Valery Bragin Oleg will form squads as well as working together in different aspects."

 
 
 
 

12 Feb 2016, 17:03 | Double losses for Norway

Both the Norwegian boys and girls (U16) lost on the opening day of the Youth Olympics in Lillehammer. The boys were beaten 11-0 by Finland. The girls were closer but lost 1-2 to Slovakia.

 
 
 
 

12 Feb 2016, 13:23 | Also HC Pustertal wants to join EBEL

After Ritten Sport expressed their wish to join EBEL a few weeks ago, another Italian team has now officially applied to partcipate in this central european league. HC Pustertal Wolves has applied to join EBEL in the 2016/2017 season. The Wolves would be the second Italian team in the league, as HC Bolzano is already in the midst of its third season in EBEL. All thee Italian clubs have the permission from the Italian federation to play in Austria's top league. A decision on which clubs join Erste Bank Eishockey Liga will be taken within the 5th of April.

 
 
 
 

10 Feb 2016, 18:23 | BIHL - Spartak still tops the league

The third tournament of the Balkan Ice Hockey League was played past weekend in Subotica, Serbia. It is the home town of the unbeaten leader of the league - Spartak! Once again Spartak won all three games and tops unbeaten the league. The first game was won versus the second placed Metalurg, Spartak won 12:6 followed by a 9:4 victory over Vukovi Stari Grad and 9:4 versus Slavia.

 
 
 
 

10 Feb 2016, 16:59 | Leonids Beresnevs named new Latvian national team coach

Experienced coach Leonids Beresnevs was named new headcoach of Latvian national team during a board meeting of the Latvian Federation. Beresņevs, 57, coached Latvia several times in the past, both senior and junior level. After two seasons at Arlan Kokshetau in Kazakhstan, Beresņevs was back at Latvia to coach HS Riga.

"The contract with mr Beresņevs was signed until the end of the World Championship in Russia. If the coach will fulfill the goals, then the contract will be extended until the end of season, including the Olympic qualifications in September. If Latvia will earn a ticket to Korea 2018, the contract will automatically be extended for two years" said Federation President Kirovs Lipmans.

 
 
 
 

07 Feb 2016, 18:55 | Odense beat Frederikshavn in the Danish Cup final

The Danish league leader Fredrikshavn played at home and was big favorite in the cup final against Odense. But the away team scored twice in the first seven minutes and added two more goals in the third period to win 4-0.

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2016, 12:18 | HK Mogo wins Latvian Cup

Current national champion HK Mogo win the first edition of new format of Latvian Cup, a tournament resumed after being played on and off in the past, , by beating 4-3 HK Kurbads with a spectacular comeback from 0-3 in the final, played at Arena Riga in front of 2150 spectators. Mogo forward Miks Lipsbergs, with 2 goals and one assist, earns the MVP title.

 
 
 
 

03 Feb 2016, 18:19 | Dusan Gregor new coach at Piestany

Dusan Gregor, 54, is the new coach of Slovakian Extraliga club SHK Piestany. He replaced fired Leo Gudas. "Dušan Gregor was one of the coaches, which we were interested in before the season. We knew that he was still free, so we call him and we agreed. I believe this is the right choice" said club President Jaroslav Lušňák. Gregor coached Dukla Trencin, Martin,Košice and Žilina in his homeland, Liberec and Slavia Praha - his last commitment - in Czech Republic, Sokol Krasnoyarsk and Saryarka Karaganda in VHL and Admiral Vladivostok in KHL.

Branislav Janos will serve as assistant coach

 
 
 
 

02 Feb 2016, 22:51 | Miroslav Frycer is the new coach of Morzine; Dusseau at Neuilly

Czech Miroslav Frycer, 59, is the new coach of Ligue Magnus club Morzine Avoriaz replacing fired Tommie Hartogs. Frycer closed last season his two-years experience at Sanok with one national title and a fourth place and two Polish Cup finals, both lost. Morzine will play in play-outs to avoid relegation.

François Dusseau, fired by Lyon on January 13, finds a new job as assistant coach of Frank Spinozzi at Neuilly sur Marne, in French 2nd division

 
 
 
 

02 Feb 2016, 11:02 | Serie A: Paul Zanette returns to Asiago

Paul Zanette, an Italian-Canadian dual citizen, has signed a contract with defending Italian champion Asiago Hockey. The 27-year old two-way-forward has already played for the 'stellati' during the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 season, collecting 45 goals and 60 assists. He spent the last season in EBEL, also representing Bolzano in the CHL, before joining the Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL) this past off-season. He is expected to be an impact player on Asiago's route to defend the 'scudetto'.

 
 
 
 

01 Feb 2016, 20:29 | Serie A: Trevor Johnson leaves Valpe, joins the Wolves

Defenceman Trevor Johnson, who possesses both the Italian and Canadian citizenship, has decided to leave the financially troubled Valpellice Bulldogs. The 34-year-old former member of the Italian national team has been the captain of the Bulldogs for the past 5 seasons. He now joins HC Pustertal Wolves, who are currently ranked on second place in Serie A. In 395 games in Italy's top league the blueliner has collected 348 points.

 
 
 
 

01 Feb 2016, 17:06 | Piestany fired coaching duo

SHK 37 Piestany announced the club fired coach Leo Gudas and his assistant Jozef Krisak after a period of poor results beginning in December. The name of new coach will be announced shortly. Gudas arrived on Piestany bench in December 2014 and held team to playoffs quarterfinals last season

 
 
 
 

01 Feb 2016, 12:12 | Serie A: Tyler Weiman is Pustertals new goalkeeper

After Juuso Riksman left HC Pustertal because of personal reasons, the Wolves have now found their new net minder. 31-year-old Tyler Weiman has signed a contract for the remainder of the season.

 
 
 
 

29 Jan 2016, 23:17 | Indian Army won Indian Championship

Once again Indian Army, the backbone of national team, dominated the National Championship, played at the Karzoo outdoor link in the city of Leh from 09 to 16 January. After having dominated the round robin, the Army won 2-1 traditional rival of Indo Tibetan Border Police and grabbed the gold trashing parent team Ladakh Scouts Regiment 5-1 in the final. A record of eight team took part in the competition. J&K Red won the women competition, beating 4-2 J&K Blue in the final.

Check all results on Indian Championship page

 
 
 
 

27 Jan 2016, 20:01 | Morzine fires coach Hartogs

HC Morzine-Avoriaz, last place in Magnus Ligue, fired Dutch coach Tommie Hartogs after four seasons. Trio of players Mathieu Jestin, Cyril Papa and Jakub Sindel will coach the team in the last part of regular season and in the playouts serie

 
 
 
 

26 Jan 2016, 15:39 | MHK Humenné withdrew from Slovakian 1 Liga

After the closure of city ice rink due to damages suffered after a storm, The Slovakian 1 Liga decided to withdraw MHK Humenné, cancelling all the results of the team until now. The decision was taken after the club failed to find another rink to play home games.
"Despite the efforts of the club, MHK Humenné was unable to find other solutions for playing the games of 1 Liga, thus Hockey League Slovakia in accordance with the Competition Rules has determined to withdraw MHK Humenné from the competition"
As consequence, the playouts between the last four teams to determine the relegation were cancelled due the fact Humenne will be automatically relegated

 
 
 
 

26 Jan 2016, 14:41 | Fischtown Pinguins change coach

Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven fired coach Benoit Doucet, hired at the begin of the season, due to poor results of the team. "The decision was humanly difficult, but necessary - said CEO Hauke ​​Hasselbring. "Benoit was perhaps the wrong time at the wrong place. We thank him for his commitment and wish him all the best for the future"

The new coach is Thomas Popiesch,50, until December on Dresdner Eislöwen bench

 
 
 
 

22 Jan 2016, 16:05 | EBEL: Pick and Qualifying Round kick off today

In EBEL the first chapter of the regular season has ended and now the teams enter the intermediate stage. Salzburg, Linz, Znojmo, Vienna, Bolzano and Dornbirn fight for a spot in the Champions Hockey Leaue and the right to pick the opponent in the quarter finals. In the Qualifying Round Klagenfurt, Villach, Fehervar, Graz, Innsbruck and Ljubljana battle for the remaining two playoff spots.

 
 
 
 

15 Jan 2016, 18:20 | Ritten wants to join EBEL

Rittner 'Buam', Italian champion of 2014, has requested to leave Serie A and applied to join Erste Bank Eishockey Liga in the 2016/2017 season. Ritten would be the second Italian team in the Austrian based league, as the Bolzano Foxes already play in this competition. Biggest obstacles for the South Tyroleans to become the league's 13th member are their arena, which only offers space to approximately 2000 spectators, and the geographic proximity to Bolzano.

 
 
 
 

15 Jan 2016, 18:10 | Tayor Vause is Bolzano’s last roster cut

With the signing of defenceman Branden Bell, the Bolzano Foxes had to make one roster move to fulfill EBEL's point system obligations. It was thought to be a hard chioce, but in the end it was made easy in a unfortunate way. Taylor Vause is out for weeks because of a hand injury and has been removed from the Italian record champion's roster.

 
 
 
 

14 Jan 2016, 15:11 | Humenné ice rink closed indefinitely after damages

The ice rink of Humenné was closed by Municipality indefinitely after the damages suffered due to bad weather. The roof was damaged by the strong wind that swept Humenné
"We called a structural engineer to decide on the need to shore up the roof structure." said city Mayor Jana Vaľová.
"When it becomes clear what repairs need to be done and what it will cost, we are ready to seek funding without delay. As the building is insured, we immediately reported the insured event"explains Vaľová. "Until then, our hockey players will have to use a different stadium. Although we are immensely sorry for the closure of the stadium, public safety comes first. We Immediately take the steps necessary for the earliest possible reopening of the stadium.
Team will play next home games in Trebisov

 
 
 
 

13 Jan 2016, 15:22 | Steelers sign Hayes

Sheffield Steelers of the EIHL today swooped for new signing Ryan Hayes, the EIHL top goalscorer with Edinburgh Capitals. This is hot on the heels of the signing of Swedish forward Conny Stromberg. Hayes, who has scored 25 goals, became available and with Colton Fretter of Sheffield struggling through a recurring injury it obviously seemed a prudent move by coach Paul Thompson.

 
 
 
 

12 Jan 2016, 14:58 | Kuwait Airways Club won Kuwait League

Kuwait Airways Club won the National Ice Hockey title after defeating Sable 10-5 during the final match which was held at the Ice Skating Rink of Kuwait City on January 04

The championship lasted for four weeks with the partecipation of four teams: Touristic Enterprises, Gulf Cables, KAC and Sable.

Now the Kuwait national team will have week a training camp in Sweden to prepare the Gulf championship to be held in Qatar at the end of January.

 
 
 
 

09 Jan 2016, 20:57 | DEL2 game visited by 31,853 fans

The Sachsen derby Dresdner Eislöwen - Lausitzer Füchse in the German second league, DEL2, was played outdors at the Dresden football stadium in front of 31,853 spectators. The home team won the game 4-3 in overtime.

 
 
 
 

08 Jan 2016, 15:05 | EBEL: Foxes add NHL-experienced defenceman

Italian EBEL-club HC Bolzano Foxes has signed 32-year-old defenceman Brendan Bell. The blueliner can look back at 102 games in NHL and 530 in AHL, as well as three Spengler Cup appearances for Team Canada.
With this addition, Bolzano will have to release one forward, with Brodie Reid, Alex Foster and Nick Palmieri being the most probable candidates for the roster cut.

 
 
 
 

07 Jan 2016, 19:27 | EBEL: Hannu Järvenpää to coach the Red Devils

Hungarian club Székesfehérvár AV19, currenty on 9th place in EBEL, has hired Hannu Järvenpää as the new head coach. The 52-year-old from Finland, who has coached in EBEL since the 2009/2010 season, replaces Rob Pallin. Järvenpää is well known in the league as former bench boss of Ljubljana and Villach, where he was fired two months ago.

 
 
 
 

07 Jan 2016, 16:09 | Sputnik Nizhny Tagil forward passed away

Sputnik Nizhny Tagil forward Sergei Simonov, 24, suddenly passed away. According to preliminary reports, the player was hospitalized after a training session, held the day before. He complained of pain in the region of the spleen. The exact cause of death has not been established but an investigation was opened. Before to arrive at Sputnik, Simonov, a product of Novokuznetsk school, played for Lada and Lipetsk in 2013-2014, Sary-Arka Karaganda 2014-2015 and Kristal Saratov in the first part of current season

 
 
 
 

04 Jan 2016, 11:55 | The Broncos have found their new top-line forward

Sterzing/Vipiteno Broncos, currently on 3rd place in Serie A, have aquired Canadian winger Taylor Stefishen. The 25-year-old, who was drafted by the Nashville Predators in 2008, will replace Johnny Lazo in the top line.

 
 
 
 

03 Jan 2016, 22:24 | DVTK Miskolc changes coach

Current MOL Liga champion DVTK Jegesmedvék Miskolc announces a change on the bench: coach Peter Mayer was fired despite the team is leading the table, one point ahead MAC Budapest.
"There have been problems inside the team, so we had to change and move on, because we need new impulses" - said President of DVTK Miskolc Egri István

"Because we are in the first place, I have no reason to be ashamed of. What happened is part of a long process: I could not find a common language with the team" commented Mayer who will stay in the club coaching staff.

Mayer was replaced by Canadian Jason Morgan, until now on the bench of junior team, at his first assignment as senior coach

 
 
 
 

03 Jan 2016, 18:46 | Rouen held the Cup

Rouen Dragons wins for the second consecutive year Coupe de France beating 4-2 (2-0,0-2,2-0) traditional rival Grenoble at Paris Bercy Arena in front of 10.020 spectators. It's the sixth national cup for Rouen. Forward Yorick Treille, one goal and one assist, was named game MVP

 
 
 
 

03 Jan 2016, 10:12 | No more William Nylander at WJC

Swedish team doctor PA Bergsten announced today that Swedish star William Nylander who was injured on the first day of the World U20 Championship won't be able to play more in the tournament.

Sweden also lost defenseman Adam Ollas Mattsson to an injury during the quarter final gae against Slovakia. He will be out for 4-6 weeks.

 
 
 
 

01 Jan 2016, 00:46 | WJC Quarter Final draw

The Group stage of the World U20 Championship ended tonight with Sweden on top of Group A and Russia of Group B. The quarterfinals will be played on Saturday: Russia-Denmark, Sweden-Slovakia, Finland-Canada and USA-Czech Republic. Switzerland and Belarus will play three games to decide who gets relegated.

 
 
 
 

30 Dec 2015, 21:12 | Cracovia Krakow wins Polish Cup

Outclassing 5-0 host Nowy Targ, Cracovia Krakow wins the second Polish Cup of its history completing a perfect weekend with a 8-0 record. Maciej Urbanowicz scored 2 goals and served one assist, while teammate Mateusz Rompkowski was awarded as MVP of the final. In the semifinals Cracovia won 3-0 against GKS Jastrzębie while Nowy Tag advanced beating 5-3 champion GKS Tychy

 
 
 
 

30 Dec 2015, 17:56 | Dizel Penza on the verge of bankruptcy

Traditional club Dizel Penza may have its days numbered: according to local site "Tema Penza" citing the Minister of Physical Education and Sports of Penza region Grigory Kabelsky the team may withdraw from VHL in January. Dizel is currently 24th in the standing, the second worst record of the league.

"The situation of Dizel is more than serious, we can speak of an impasse. On January 19 will be set a hearing, with high probability it will be the last, and will begin the process of bankruptcy. The property will be arrested and the funds that will be transferred to the account of the club will go to creditors. Then it will be necessary the creation of a new legal entity, this is the only way. What it would take to recreate a professional club in Penza, is now difficult to say"- said Kabelsky.

Dizel last summer announced the club would not participate in VHL but then reverse the decision.

Last November newly created VDV-Zvezda was withdrawn from the league by unanimous decision of the Board of VHL due to financial problem

 
 
 
 

29 Dec 2015, 21:51 | Seven new members to Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame

Seven persons were today named to the Finnish Hockey Hall of fame: Pekka Leimu (player), Saku Koivu (player), Teemu Selänne (player). Kimmo Rintanen (player), Tiia Reima (player, member of Finnish 1st Women's Olympic team), Erkki "Neka" Haapanen (equipment manager) and Rauli Virtanen (coach).

 
 
 
 

28 Dec 2015, 10:51 | Record crowd in EIHL

Fans of the Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers set a new Elite League record attendance on Boxing Day.

A total of 9,087 turned out at the Sheffield Arena to watch the two teams play out a tight 2-1 contest in Steelers' favour.

 
 
 
 

27 Dec 2015, 11:08 | Egli suspended three games

Switzerland's Chris Egli has been suspended three games following his check to the head of Sweden's William Nylander in yesterday's game at the World Juniors.

 
 
 
 

26 Dec 2015, 10:26 | Serie A: Johnny Lazo leaves the Broncos

forward Johnny Lazo, in his first season as a pro after graduating from University of Alberta, showed strong abilitites playing for Sterzing/Vipiteno in Serie A. In 22 games he collected 35 points (16 assists and 19 goals), even scoring his first hattrick in his last game in Italy. For personal reasons the 26-year-old has now decided to terminate his contract with the 3rd placed Broncos, who are now looking for a new top line forward.

 
 
 
 

25 Dec 2015, 19:41 | Coaching news in EBEL

HC Innsbruck, currently ranked 11th in EBEL, fired head coach Christer Olsson. Aisstant coach Pierre Beaulieu will act as interim head coach for the Sharks.

In the meantime, record champion Klagenfurter AC decided to extend the contract with interim coach Alexander Mellitzer. The 35-year-old Austrian will stay bench boss also for the remainder of the current season.

 
 
 
 

23 Dec 2015, 23:42 | Sebastian Aho injured

Team Sweden U20 defenseman Sebastian Aho was injured during today's game against Canada. He will now miss the World Juniors in Finland. A puck fractured his larynx and he will be out for 4-6 weeks.

 
 
 
 

22 Dec 2015, 10:25 | Romania Cup final suspended

The final of Romanian Cup between SC Miercurea Ciuc and Steaua Bucharest, played at Gheorgheni arena, was suspended after the second period due to a short circuit to the lighting system which caused the explosion of two reflectors and a fire. The firefighters decided to evacuate the spectators from the rink. Given the impossibility to guarantee the repair in a short time, Federation decided to reschedule the game for a future date to be determined. At the moment of suspension the score was 7-2 in favour of SC Miercurea Ciuc. In the bronze game, Dunarea Galati won 7-6 at overtime against host Progym

 
 
 
 

20 Dec 2015, 23:07 | Serie A: Kim Collins is the new Wolves’ bench boss

After firing Mario Richer, HC Pustertal hired Kim Collins as the club's new head coach. Collins is a three-time Swiss NLB champion and a deep-playoff-push will definitely be expected in Serie A too.

 
 
 
 

18 Dec 2015, 13:16 | Serie A: Ulrich Egen is Gherdeina’s new head coach

After releasing Henry Thom from his duties, HC Gherdeina hired Ulrich Egen as the team's new head coach. Gherdeina is currently on last place in Serie A.

 
 
 
 

17 Dec 2015, 21:37 | Trevor Walsh new coach at Adrenaline

Adelaide Adrenaline announced the appointment of former player Trevor Walsh as new head coach. Canadian-born Walsh, 44, played from 1998 and 2008 for defunct Adelaide Avalanche amassing an impressive 118 goals and 93 assists in 107 games before closing his career at Gold Coast Blue Tongues. He also represented Australia at three World Championships.
"Trevor is well respected by the players and he has a great mind for hockey. He is fierce competitor and I look forward to working with him to bring a championship back to Adelaide" said former coach and Adrenaline Vice President Ryan O'Handley

 
 
 
 

17 Dec 2015, 11:27 | Serie A: Pustertal fire coach Mario Richer

After losing the final of the Italian Cup on home ice against Valpellice, the Wolves from Val Pusteria have opted to release Mario Richer from his duties as head coach. Pustertal, currently on second place in Serie A, had been coached by Richer since January of 2014.

 
 
 
 

14 Dec 2015, 13:20 | New Swiss Head Coach

SIHF signed Daniela Diaz as new head coach of the Swiss women's team.

 
 
 
 

13 Dec 2015, 17:40 | Valpellice wins Coppa Italia

Valpellice Bulldogs surprisingly wins its second Coppa Italia (Italian national cup), after the premiere in 2012-2013, by beating current league leader and trophy holder SV Renon 4-3 in the semifinal and host Val Pusteria 3-1 in the final in front of 1800 spectators. It's the first trophy for Valpellice coach Tom Barrasso. Val Pusteria reached final beating 2-1 Asiago in the other semifinal

 
 
 
 

12 Dec 2015, 10:15 | Polish Cup 2015 will be assigned in Nowy Targ

After 10 years from the last appearance, the Nowy Targ Arena, with capacity for 3.500 spectators, will host the finals of Polish Cup 2015 on 29-30 December 2015, featuring the best four teams after two rounds of the regular season. The semifinals pairs are:
16:00 Comarch Cracovia - JKH GKS Hawks
19:30 TatrySki Podhale Nowy Targ - GKS Tychy

The final will started on 30 December at 18:30

 
 
 
 

12 Dec 2015, 09:55 | Japan U20 withdraws

The 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division IB scheduled from 12 to 18 December in Megeve, France lost one team on the eve of first match: Japan announced the cancellation of partecipation and the consequent relegation to Division II Group A

Thus only five teams - Slovenia, Ukraine, Poland, France and Great Britain - will compete in France and none of the teams will be relegated.

 
 
 
 

10 Dec 2015, 10:28 | New coach at Zauralie

Albert Loginov,45, is the new headcoach of Zauralie Kurgan after the club terminated by mutual consent the contract with Sergei Dushkin, on Zauralie bench since 2013. Loginov worked as assistant coach at Molot Perm in the last two seasons. Alexei Isakov and Vyacheslav Sedov remain as assitants

 
 
 
 

07 Dec 2015, 22:40 | Swedish WJC squad

Sweden named today the preminary roster for the World Juniors to be played in Helsinki. You can find it here.

 
 
 
 

04 Dec 2015, 23:55 | Coppa Italia quarter finals kick off on Saturday

On Saturday, 5th of December and Monday, 7th of December, the eight Serie A clubs will compete in the Coppa Italia quarter finals. The winners of the two-game-series will qualify play the Final Four tournament between 12th and 13th of December. Following are the matchups in the first round:

Asiago - Sterzing
Cortina - Pustertal
Gherdeina - Ritten
Valpellice - Fassa

 
 
 
 

04 Dec 2015, 17:18 | Kempe and Nylander to play WJC

Adrian Kempe and William Nylander, both drafted in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft, are clear to represent Sweden at the 2016 World Junior Championship.

Both have had a great AHL season so far. Nylander leads the league in scoring with 10 goals and 14 assists in 19 games while Kempe has collected 13 points in 17 games.

 
 
 
 

03 Dec 2015, 13:03 | Patrick Fischer named the new Swiss coach

Patrick Fischer, the former trainer of HC Lugano, has been named yesterday to the post of Swiss national coach. The 40-year old from Zug, who briefly played in the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes and in the KHL with SKA but spent most of his career in the National League A, was fired a month ago after the poor results obtained with the Ticino club until that point, despite previously reaching the playoffs twice. Felix Hollenstein, who spent most of his playing career with Kloten, and Reto von Arx, a former Blackhawks player who retired at the end of the past season after a long stint with Davos, will be his assistants. "Fischi" was himself assistant coach of the national team between 2010 and 2013, before being chosen to lead the Lugano bench. The new staff will debut at the 2015 Arosa Challenge on December 18th-19th, when Switzerland will take on Norway, Slovakia and Belarus.

 
 
 
 

02 Dec 2015, 20:04 | Tyler Beskorowany signs for Nürnberg

After the injury suffered by Andreas Jenike and the ongoing unavailability of Jochen Reimer, the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers have added today Tyler Beskorowany to their roster. The 25-year old Canadian, who last year successfully played for Düsseldorf, has now come back to the DEL after a beginning of the season split between the AHL and the ECHL. Selected by the Dallas Stars in the 2008 NHL Draft, he was elected "Goalie of the year" during his stint with Düsseldorfer EG, being one of the best goalkeepers of the entire league. His contract will be valid until the end of the present season.

 
 
 
 

02 Dec 2015, 19:30 | Olimpija win Slovenian Cup blanking Jesenice

Olimpija Ljubljana won the first edition of Slovenian Cup by beating 4-0 traditional rival of HDD Jesenice in the final played at Jesenice in front of a sold-out 2500 spectators with goals by Pešut, Kalan, Pem and Kaspitz. Jesenice assistant coach Anze Terlikar was dressed as player due to several injuries in home team roster

 
 
 
 

02 Dec 2015, 18:39 | Kim Hirschovits to Kärpät

Last year's Liiga top scorer Kim Hirschovits will leave Espoo Blues with immediate effect and join Kärpät Oulu. Hirschovits terminated his current contract due to unpaid salaries arising from financial problems the Blues are having and joins the champion until season's end with an option for next season. He will not be eligible for tuesday's second leg in the CHL between Kärpät and Espoo.

 
 
 
 

02 Dec 2015, 12:16 | Brad Vigon new coach of Australia

Australian Federation announced the appointment of Brad Vigon as new national team headcoach, replacing Ryan O'Handley, in charge since 2014, who recently resigned also as Adelaide Adrenaline headcoach to become Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations of the club. Vigon, 46, native of Santa Monica, California, coached Melbourne Mustangs since 2012, winning a title in 2013-2014. He already had an experience on national team bench in 2013, when was assistant coach at World Championship Division IIa.
Matti Luoma was named assistant coach. The duo will lead Australia, relegated last season, at World Championship Diviion IIb at Mexico City next April

 
 
 
 

01 Dec 2015, 21:57 | Continental Cup Finals will be held in France

The Rouen Dragons will host this year's edition of the IIHF Continental Cup Super Final. Between the 8th and 10th of January the 13-time French champion will face off against Asiago Hockey (Italy), Herning Blue Fox (Denmark) and GKS Tychy (Poland). It is already the fourth time that the winner's plate will be awarded in Rouen.

 
 
 
 

01 Dec 2015, 18:35 | Shirt retirement

Adam Calder, native of Manitoba in Canada, last played for UK Elite League Championship winning Coventry Blaze in 2010 and now they have decided to retire his no 25 shirt.

During his six seasons (2004to 2010) he played 384 games for them and holds the record still for the most points during an Elite league season - 125 - during 2007-08 season.

He was a grand slam winner (Elite League, Play Offs, Challenge Cup) in 2004-05 with a deceptively lazy style he was a true winner for Coventry.

 
 
 
 

01 Dec 2015, 16:42 | KAC fire head coach Doug Mason

Austrian record champion Klagenfurter AC has released Doug Mason from his duties as head coach of the team. It is the club's second coaching change in two years, after Mason has been signed during the last season. Alexander Mellitzer is acting as interim coach until new personell is hired.

 
 
 
 

17 Nov 2015, 06:32 | Hamburg without Wolf for several weeks

DEL club Hamburg Freezers announced that their forward David Wolf is out for at least a couple of weeks. The 26 year old left winger suffered a torn hamstring in the Freezers' 1-6 away defeat against Kölner Haie, making that loss even more bitter for the Nothern Germans.

 
 
 
 

15 Nov 2015, 16:29 | Olimpija and Jesenice will battle for Slovenian Cup

Archrivals Jesenice and Olimpija Ljubljana will compete for the first edition of Slovenian Cup, playing the final on December, 1 in Jesenice. Olimpija won 5-1 the city derby against Slavija Ljubljana, while Jesenice prevailed 2-1 over HK Celje

 
 
 
 

12 Nov 2015, 11:51 | Swedish junior championships finals

The semifinals and finals of the Swedish U16, J18 and J20 championships will be played in Stora Hallen, Nyköping March 24-28 2016.

 
 
 
 

11 Nov 2015, 14:44 | Sputnik Nizhny Tagil fires coaches

With 8 victories after 19 rounds, Sputnik Nizhny Tagil announces the club fires coach Vladimir Golubovich and the assistant Vadim Shaidullin. Club manager Marat Valiullin will lead the team as interim coach

 
 
 
 

06 Nov 2015, 15:04 | New Sports Director at Ässät

Former player and Karhu-Kissat junior chief Jari Korpisalo has been chosen to replace Mika Toivola as Ässät Sports Director.

Korpisalo and Ässät has agreed to a 3-year deal starting in early January. Korpisalo played 575 games for Ässät between 1990 - 2005 and was the team's best scorer 6 times during that era. Since 2006 he had been working for his own junior team Karhu-Kissat as a junior chief.

Current Sporting Director Toivola will continue as usual until January and after year change they will sit down and decide how they shall split the work.

 
 
 
 

05 Nov 2015, 22:11 | Tre Kronor forward injured

Anton Rödin was injured during Sweden's Karjala Tournament (EHT) game against Czech Republic tonight. John Norman of Skellefteå will replace him in the two remaining games.

 
 
 
 

04 Nov 2015, 21:44 | Women’s national team tournaments

Today started two national team tournaments for women. In Sundsvall, Sweden Canada beat Finland 2-0 and the home team lost 2-6 to USA. In Czech Republic Russia beat Switzerland 4-1 and Germany beat Slovakia 4-2.

 
 
 
 

03 Nov 2015, 19:40 | New coaches at MODO

MODO Hockey of SHL released today the head coach Larry Huras and his assistants Henrik Gradin and Jan-Axel AlavaaraAndreas Johansson will be new head coach of the team that holds the 13th spot of the 14 SHL teams. He will be assisted by Fredrik Olausson.

 
 
 
 

01 Nov 2015, 12:59 | Lugano hire Serie A head coach as new assistant

Pat Curcio, until yesterday head coach of Italian top league club HC Valpellice, has accepted an offer of struggling Swiss NLA member HC Lugano. Lugano, after a tough start into the season, repositioned their coaching staff, signing Doug Shedden as the new boss on the bench. Curcio will help Shedden in his new role as the team's assistant coach.

 
 
 
 

31 Oct 2015, 08:44 | U17 games

Four pre-tournament games before the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge was played last night: Finland - Czech Republic 8-7 (OT), Sweden - Canada Black 5-1, Canada White - Russia 3-2 and USA - Canada Red 4-3.

 
 
 
 

28 Oct 2015, 14:40 | Lithuania named national teams coaches

Lithuania Federation announced the coaching staff for U18 and U20 national teams.
American/Irish James Tibbetts, 62, will lead U18 national team at Division 2a championship in Brasov, Romania in April 2016. Tibbets coached in France and Ireland in the past. He will be assisted by American Damian DiGiulian, 45, last year on St. Michael's College bench in Northeast-10 Conference. Both signed a 1+1 contract

Latvian Aigars Cipruss was confirmed as U20 headcoach; he was assisted by former player Arunas Aleinikovas and current Hockey Punks Vilnius captain Mindaugas Kieras. Cipruss will coach Lithuania next december at U20 WJC Division 2a held on home ice of Elektrenai Arena

 
 
 
 

27 Oct 2015, 15:45 | New coach at Ertis Pavlodar

Czech Ladislav Lubina was appointed as new headcoach of Ertis Pavlodar. Lubin replaces Slovak Julius Penzes, resigned after five years and three titles, due to bad start of the team in Kazakhstan League. Lubina, on Slavia Praha bench last season, signed last summer for another Kazakh team, Beybarys Atyrau, but resigned in August after the training camp. Curiously the first game for Lubina on Ertis bench will be against Beybarys.

"Now I will not talk a lot, we have a lot of work. I came here to help Ertis to take its rightful place in the standing" said Lubina during his presentation

 
 
 
 

25 Oct 2015, 07:20 | Munich without two top players for weeks

Injuries are continuing to be a serious problem for several championship contenders in Germany's DEL. Red Bull Munich have to play without their starting goalie Danny aus den Birken - who is also a regular in the German national team - and forward Steve Pinizzotto - who is their best plus/minus player of the current season - during the next weeks. Both players suffered leg injuries this week and a date for their return is not yet scheduled. Now a total of 7 regulars are out with injuries for the Red Bulls.

 
 
 
 

21 Oct 2015, 06:23 | Mannheim climbing in DEL standings

Adler Mannheim are continuing their upwards trend in Germany's top professional hockey league. Following a 5-point weekend, the current DEL champions were able to beat vice champions ERC Ingolstadt in a rematch of last season's playoffs finals by a score of 3-1.

This was the 3rd consecutive win for Mannheim who are now 6th while Ingolstadt stays 14th - dead last - in the league after losing 5 league matches in a row, bringing the total of losses in official competitions to six combined with losing in CHL round of last 16.

 
 
 
 

21 Oct 2015, 06:16 | DEL injury report

Two DEL players suffered long-time injuries this weekend during wins against Straubing.

Mannheim defender Dennis Reul is expected to miss up to 4 months with a shoulder injury that requires surgery. The injury happened during the Eagles' 4-1 away win in Sraubing on Friday. It was Reul's first appearance after a four week absence due to injury.

Augsburg forward Mike Iggulden is out for 8 weeks with a knee injury after a check in the 4-3 win of the Panthers against Straubing on Sunday. Surgery is not required.

 
 
 
 

20 Oct 2015, 10:02 | CSKA Sofia won’t travel to Tychy

Due to financial problems CSKA Sofia, winner of Round 1 of Continental Cup, announced the team won't travel to Tychy, Poland, next weekend to partecipate in Second Round of competition. IIHF will fine the club for the withdrawal and invited the clubs finished behind CSKA to partecipate. Also runner-up Zeytinburnu Istanbul declined, but Partizan Beograd, finished third with just one game won, accepted the invite and will face GKS Tychy,Coventry Blaze and Dunarea Galati for a spot in semifinals

 
 
 
 

11 Oct 2015, 15:53 | Bulgaria advances in Olympic Qualifications

Bulgaria take the first step towards PyeongChang 2018 winning 9-1 at Winter Palace in Sofia, in front of 581 spectators, the Qualification game against Georgia. Captain Martin Boyadjiev was the star of the game, scoring 2 goals and serving 6 assists. His teammates at CSKA Sofia Yanaki Gachev (3+3) and Petar Mihov (2+3), along with Kristian Semkov and Bogdan Stefanov also contributed to demolish the weak Georgian team. Fiery Crusaders Tbilisi forward Vitali Dumbaze scored the only goal for Georgia.
Bulgarian coach Kirill Hudulov granted one minute on ice at 51-years-old legendary goalie Konstantin Mikhailov

Now Bulgaria will play next round of Olympic qualification at Tallinn, Estonia from 5 to 8 November against Estonia, Mexico and Israel

 
 
 
 

05 Oct 2015, 19:04 | Two KHL players temporarily banned today

After an accurate review, the KHL board has temporarily banned two players from playing the next few games of the Kontinental Hockey League: Barys Astana forward Dustin Boyd and Evgeny Artyukhin (SKA St. Petersburg) were suspended because of misconduct for four and one games respectively, after the major penalties inflicted against their teams already during Saturday's matches. Alexei Pepelyayev, the Torpedo player hit by Boyd, even required medical treatment and therefore spent the rest of the match outside the ice rink, while Semyon Afonasyevsky, the Traktor forward who collided with Artyukhin, didn't receive serious injuries.

 
 
 
 

05 Oct 2015, 19:00 | Yuzhny Ural Orsk fires coach

Andrei Martemiyanov has resigned from the position of headcoach at Yuzhny Ural Orsk after seven games and just one victory in regulation time. Former captain and current hockey school coach Vitaly Kazarin was appointed as interim coach.
"Of course the start of the championship wasn't satisfactory. When the team arrived in Orsk, we met with the coach, talks and take a mutual decision to terminate the contract" said Minister of Regional Sports Oleg Pivunov

 
 
 
 

05 Oct 2015, 18:54 | Graz 99ers fire head coach

The Graz 99ers reacted to their poor start in EBEL by releasing Todd Björkstrand from his duties as head coach and GM. Assistant coach Ivo Jan has been promoted to the position of head coach and will try to bring his team out of last place. Teppo Kivelä will continue in his role as assistant coach.

 
 
 
 

04 Oct 2015, 21:44 | Nuremberg Ice Tigers lead the DEL

With a 3-2 victory against reigning champions Adler Mannheim, the Ice Tigers are now the new leaders of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. For the Franconians is the first win in Mannheim since 2010. The Eisbären Berlin and the Straubing Tigers follow in the leading table after having been both defeated today.

 
 
 
 

03 Oct 2015, 19:50 | Traktor Chelyabinsk defeats reigning champions

With a 2-1 victory in overtime, Traktor Chelyabinsk puts an end to a not-so-entertaining game against SKA St. Petersburg, last year's winners of the Gagarin Cup. It is the third loss in a row for the reigning champions, which remain seventh in the Western Conference standings.

 
 
 
 

03 Oct 2015, 19:43 | HC Sochi triumphs against Podolsk

Vityaz Podolsk has been ultimately thrashed today by HC Sochi. The team from the Black Sea coast scored 5 goals to none winning a really one-way game and ending a string of two consecutive losses on the ice.

 
 
 
 

03 Oct 2015, 19:33 | Dinamo Minsk wins against Avangard Omsk

With four goals (the latter on numerical inferiority and with empty net) and one assist, Matt Ellison literally challenges Avangard Omsk on his own: the Belarusian team from the capital city Minsk, aided by the decisive contribution of the Canadian player of Blackhawcks' fame, ends up winning 4-2, the remaining goal being scored by the captain Alexei Kalyuzhny. Despite the goals by Fishenko and Perezhogin, Omsk leaves the arena disappinted and with no points.

 
 
 
 

02 Oct 2015, 22:18 | Slovan loses again, Ufa rises during overtime

After a very tense game, Salavat Yulayev Ufa defeats Slovan in Bratislava 3 -4 during the overtime of today's KHL action. It is the third consecutive loss for the Slovaks, now placed sixth in the Bobrov division.

 
 
 
 

02 Oct 2015, 21:58 | Medveščak earns an important win

Medveščak Zagreb defeats Magnitogorsk 4-1 and chases Jokerit Helsinki at the head of the Bobrov division after three consecutive scores and an empty net goal. It is the fifth consecutive win for the team from the Croatian capital, after five consecutive losses at the beginning of the tournament.

 
 
 
 

02 Oct 2015, 21:28 | Plzeň becomes the new Extraliga leader

After a 4 : 3 win against Kometa Brno, the Bohemians are now the new leaders of the overall classification. Mlada Boleslav and HK Mountfield follow, the former even after a defeat at the shootout against reigning champions Litvinov.

 
 
 
 

30 Sep 2015, 16:01 | Yunost and Dinamo Maladzyechna will battle for Salei Cup

Yunost Minsk and Dinamo Maladzyechna are the finalists of Salei Cup (National Cup of Belarus) 2015. In a home/away semifinal series Yunost won national champion Shakhtar Soligorsk 8-3 and 2-6 reaching the final for the seventh time since the first edition of the competition in 2001-02 equaling the record of defunct Keramin Minsk. Yunost already holds the record for the most wins, four, along with HK Gomel.
Dinamo Maladzyechna, a team founded in 2014, reached its first ever final by beating 2-1 and 3-3 Khimik-SKA Novopolotsk
Final will be played in home/away format, on October 06 in Minsk and October 20 in Maladzyechna

 
 
 
 

29 Sep 2015, 16:28 | EBEL: Rafael Rotter suspended 8 games

28 year old Austrian winger Rafael Rotter, member of the Vienna Capitals, has been handed an 8 game suspension by DOPS, EBEL's department of player safety. The incident happened during the Caps' home game against Olimpija Ljubljana, leading to a concussion of Guillaume Desbiens. The detailed reasons behind the ban are being explained in DOPS' official video release.

 
 
 
 

29 Sep 2015, 12:51 | Andrei Potaychuk resigned as head coach of the Sary Arka

Russian coach Andrei Potaychuk, arrived at Sary Arka Karaganda this summer, resigned today, terminating the contract by mutual agreement, after eight games and nine points earned.

Vadim Yepanchintsev was appointed as interim coach

 
 
 
 

24 Sep 2015, 09:38 | Barys sacked coach

After the last game lost 1-4 at home against Avangard and a disappointing start of season - just 3 victories in 13 games - Barys Astana announced club fired coach Erlan Sagymbaev and his assitant, Finnish Raimo Helminen. Evgeny Koreshkov was appointed as interim coach

 
 
 
 

18 Sep 2015, 23:36 | Asiago wins Supercoppa

Italan champion HC Asiago faced off against Coppa Italia-winner Ritten Sport in a game to determine the holder of the 2015 Supercoppa. In a close matchup the game was tied going into the final period thanks to goals scored by Markus Spinell and Sean Bentivoglio. In the 43th minute Anthony Nigro gave the Lions the 2-1 lead, a goal which would eventually result as the game winner.

 
 
 
 

17 Sep 2015, 22:22 | Game interrupted in Norway

Tonight's game Vålerenga - Lørenskog in Norwegian GET-Ligaen was terminated in the second period due to too much fog over the ice. At that point Lørenskog had a 1-0 lead on a goal by Nathan Longpre.

Other results in Norway today: Stavanger - Sparta 10-2, Stjernen - Manglerud 7-3 and Kongsvinger - Frisk Asker 3-7.

 
 
 
 

16 Sep 2015, 08:45 | Mannheim star signing Marcel Goc out 3-4 weeks

DEL top summer signing Marcel Goc who returned to Adler Mannheim for the third time in his career after playing for Pittsburgh and St. Louis in the NHL last season is out for 3 to 4 weeks. According to his club the forward suffered a lower body injury in the away loss to Red Bull Munich (2-4) on Sunday. His first DEL weekend wasn't yet impressive with 0 points in 2 games and a -1 rating.

 
 
 
 

14 Sep 2015, 17:21 | Krämmer gets two year extension in Hamburg

DEL side Hamburg Freezers have extended the contract of German national team player Nico Krämmer until 2018. The original contract of the 22 year old forward would have ended next summer.

 
 
 
 

14 Sep 2015, 15:34 | Short EIHL summary

The Elite League in the UK has been running for two weeks now but a mixture of regular league games and Challenge Cup games does not give a very clear indication of early pacesetters. However, making the early running in the EIHL are Belfast Giants even though they have only played once. The picture with the Challenge Cup is much clearer. In one conference Braehead are out in front with a 100% record whilst in the Erhardt conference Sheffield Steelers last evening trounced leaders Cardiff Devils to take second place.

 
 
 
 

12 Sep 2015, 14:58 | Yunist’ Kharkiv is the last team to apply for playing in the Ukranian League

On Septeber 10, at the deadline for the partecipation at the next Ukranian League, the new club Yunist' Kharkiv applied to compete in the league. Thus Kharkiv team became the eighth team of the national championship of Ukraine.
According to coach Valeriy Plyasheshnyk, the team will count mainly on young players from the famous hockey school SDYuSShOR Kharkiv.
Besides Yunist' Kharkiv the XXIV Hockey Championship of Ukraine will allign: Bilyy Bars Bila Tserkva, Vytyaz' Kharkiv, Generals Kyiv, Donbas Donets'k, Companion Kyiv, Rapid Kyiv and HC Kremenchuk

 
 
 
 

12 Sep 2015, 13:38 | Continental Cup Group C scheduled

The IIHF Continental Cup second round, gets under way in October and the Coventry Blaze of the EIHL, have now confirmed the order and face off times for all of the matches in group C. Blaze will face Romanian Champions, Dunarea Galati, hosts and Polish Champions GKS Tychy and the winner of first round Group A in the four team event.  The winners will progress to the third round in Rouen, France in November.

Full schedule for group C:

Friday 23rd October

15.30 - Dunarea Galati v Coventry Blaze
19.30 - Group A Winner v GKS Tychy

Saturday 24th October

15.30 - Coventry Blaze v Group A Winner
19.30 - GKS Tychy v Dunarea Galati

Sunday 25th October

15.30 - Group A Winner v Dunarea Galati
19.30 - GKS Tychy v Coventry Blaze

All face off times are CET which is the local time zone.

 
 
 
 

11 Sep 2015, 08:37 | Finnish goalie released for pro-drug comments

Richard Ullberg, goalie of second-tier Mestis side Hermes Kokkola, was released by his team due to violating the club's anti-drug policy. The 22-year old made positive comments about the use of cannabis on his personal social media accounts which made a further work relationship with the club impossible.

Ullberg, who already played in top division Liiga and Austrian-based EBEL earlier in his career, had a great preseason and looked like the top candidate as starting goalie.  After being testes by the club on forbidden substances, the goalie will be able to play for any other team as there were no anomalies found.

 
 
 
 

10 Sep 2015, 20:28 | Berlin signs Japanese forward

DEL club Eisbären Berlin have signed Japanese winger Shuhei Kuji for the 2015-16 DEL season. The 28 year old could become the first ever Japanese player to make it to the DEL level. The 2012 Asia League champion - with his longtime team Oji Eagles - was the best goal scorer of Asia League in 2010-11 - together with Go Tanaka who himself played in Germany during the 2009-10 season for 2. Bundesliga side ESV Kaufbeuren.

Kuji already had played in all 4 CHL games of the Polar Bears as a test player and scored 1 goal.

 
 
 
 

08 Sep 2015, 07:16 | Nürnberg six months without goalie Reimer

Bavarian DEL club Nürnberg Ice Tigers will miss Jochen Reimer for a scheduled six months which means likely the loss of a full season for the 30 year old who shared goaltending duties in 2014-15 with Andreas Jenike. The bad news come after Reimer needed hip surgery in the off season.

Nürnberg now are looking for a new second goalie and are likely to sign a new player soon to fill the gap with the league start in Germany's highest professional men's league coming this weekend.

 
 
 
 

04 Sep 2015, 22:05 | MODO Hockey lost opening game in SCA Cup

MODO Hockey lost against Sundsvall Hockey in tonights opening game in the SCA Cup. Game ended 2-1 after Christoffer Kjaergaard scored the game-winning goal. MODO still have a tough preseason.

 
 
 
 

03 Sep 2015, 19:20 | Icelandic League started

Icelandic League started this week with a convincing victory of champion SA Akureyri and new player-coach, Finnish Jussi Sipponen, 5-0 against Bjornin. Silver medalist SR Reykjavík lost 5-4 at overtime in the city derby aginst Esja UMFK.

Follow every game of Icelandic League on Eurohockey page

 
 
 
 

02 Sep 2015, 07:52 | Marcel Goc returns to Germany

One of the few long-time NHL players from Germany, Marcel Goc (32), leaves North America after 12 years with 203 points in 699 NHL games for San Jose, Nashville, Florida, Pittsburgh and St. Louis. The national team center who was picked as 20th overall in the first round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by San Jose, signed a 5 year contract with current German champions Adler Mannheim. It's the third time he joins the club after playing for them from 2001-2003 and during the 2012-2013 lockout. In Mahheim he will join his brother Nikolai Goc with whom he played in the same team already during his last stay in DEL.

 
 
 
 

31 Aug 2015, 12:57 | Kempe suspended

Vityaz forward Mario Kempe has been suspended for two KHL games after kneeing Sibir forward Sergei Shumakov.

 
 
 
 

29 Aug 2015, 22:42 | Gornyak Rudny wins Kazakhstan Cup

Gornyak Rudny surprisingly won 2015 edition of Kazakhstan Cup beating 2-1 Arlan Kokshetau in the final played at Burabai Arena. It's the second trophy for Rudny team after the Cup won in 2009-10. Beybarys Atyrau won the bronze medal defeating 5-1 Nomad Astana.

The individual awards:

Best goalie: Stepan Goryachevskikh (Arlan)
Best defender: Georgi Dulnev (Beybarys)
Best forward: Igor Cherkasov (Gornyak)
Best young player: Ivan Stepanenko (Nomad)

 
 
 
 

29 Aug 2015, 21:49 | Finland-Sweden

Finland and Sweden played three national team games today. In the Women's game Finland won 1-0 in Mariehamn. The Swedish U17 team beat Finland 7-4 in Haapajärvi. In the U20 tournament in Dmitrov, Russia Sweden won 3-2 after a shootout.

In Dmitrov the Czech U20 team beat Russia 4-0.

 
 
 
 

28 Aug 2015, 18:30 | Ertis Pavlodar lost decisive game by forfeit

Cup holder and national champion Ertis Pavlodar was awarded a 5-0 forfeit loss in the last match of Kazakhstan Cup against Gornyak Rudny for alligning four young players born after 01 January 1991 instead of five, as determined by rules of competition. After the game, won by Ertis 3-2 after shootouts, Gornayk has filed a protest to the federation, which was examinated and accepted. Individual statistics for the game will be maintained, according to the rule

Thus, Gornyak Rudny won Group B and will play the final against Arlan Kokshetau, winner of Group A

Nomad Astana and Beybarys Atyrau will battle for the bronze. Both games are scheduled for August 29

 
 
 
 

27 Aug 2015, 13:44 | Marty twins retires from the Swiss national team

Swiss twin sisters Julia and Stefanie Marty announce that they retire from the Swiss women's team after 11 years. Julia retires also from club hockey while Stefanie will play another year for Université Neuchâtel.

 
 
 
 

26 Aug 2015, 08:39 | Swedish Preseason games Wednesday August 26

Following Swedish teams are participating in todays preseason games. Frölunda HC - BIK Karlskoga, HC Lugano - Malmö Redhawks, Ambri Piotta - Karlskrona HK.

 
 
 
 

25 Aug 2015, 22:04 | Swedish Preseason games Tuesday August 25th

There's been four preseason games in Sweden today. VIK Västerås HK-Linköping HC 1-2, AIK-Vita Hästen 2-1, Mora IK-Leksands IF, Sundsvall-Österund 2-3 (SO). With Linköpings win, the team now have four straight wins.

 
 
 
 

24 Aug 2015, 22:22 | Swiss goalie injured

The 22-year-old keeper of Kloten Flyers, Luca Boltshauser, was injured on Friday during the preseason game against Schwenninger Wild Wings. His shoulder needs surgery. He will be out of play for 4 to 5 months.

 
 
 
 

24 Aug 2015, 16:53 | HV71 Defenseman out for six months

Lawrence Pilut, HV71, is forced to operate his shoulder in order to strengthen it up. HV71 decided today to let Lawrence operate his shoulder. This means that the young talent will be out up to six months.

 
 
 
 

24 Aug 2015, 15:35 | Klotens Luca Boltshauser out 4-5 months

According to the Kloten Flyers, newly acquired goalie, Luca Boltshauser, injured his shoulder and will be out after surgery for 4-5 months. He injured himself in a friendly game at home against the Schwenninger Wild Wings.

 
 
 
 

24 Aug 2015, 11:54 | HC Bolzano kick off transfer campaign

HC Bolzano Foxes, the Italian representative in EBEL, has been faced with financial difficulties and therefore is only starting to build its new team now. After bringing back coach Tom Pokel, hero of the suprise 2014 EBEL championship title, the Italian national team players Marco Insam and Anton Bernard have been resigned.

The club also announced its first acquisitions. 23 year old speedy Canadian center Taylor Vause and 36-year old veteran forward Nate DiCasmirro, who possesses the Italian, American and Canadian citizenship, have been added to the roster of the 19-time Italian champion.

 
 
 
 

23 Aug 2015, 19:34 | New record in AIHL

Newcastle North Stars Canadian forward Geordie Wudrick broke the record for most points and most goals scored in a season, amassing an amazing 91 points (44 goals, 47 assists) in 28 games. Curiously the old record belongs to another North Stars player,  American Peter Cartwright (now retired), who notched 88 points in 2009-10 season.
Newcastle North Stars won the AIHL regular season and advances to finals, held in Mebourne next week, with the best record

 
 
 
 

21 Aug 2015, 22:07 | Preseason games Sweden Friday August 21st

MODO Hockey-IF Björklöven 2-1, Karlskrona HK-Hamburg Freezers 5-3, Brynäs IF-Leksands IF 4-1, Asplöven-Roki 6-0, Timrå IK- Frisk Asker 5-1, Tingsryd-Troja Ljungby 2-1.

 
 
 
 

21 Aug 2015, 21:55 | Skellefteå AIK managed the thick fog in Slovakia

Skellefteå AIK won their first game in CHL tonight as they defeated HK Nitra, 4-2. But it wasn't just Nitra that caused problem for the Swedish team, there was also a thick fog now and then on the ice, which made it hard to see. But three points to Skellefteå AIK and a good start in CHL.

 
 
 
 

21 Aug 2015, 14:13 | Michal Cesnek dead in a plane crash

Former Slovakian defender Michal Cesnek was among the seven victims of a mid-air collision between two airplanes during a parachuting show in Cerveny Kamen, Slovakia.
Cesnek,36, retired after 2013-14 season, played more than 200 games in Ligue Magnus with Caen and mainly Strasbourg when he arrived in 2008. In 2007-2008 season was named to French All-Star team. In his native Slovakia played for Danubia Bratislava, Zilina, Martin and Spartak Dubnica

 
 
 
 

20 Aug 2015, 12:16 | 7 teams in next Lithuanian League

After the deadline for the applications to partecipate in next domestic championship, seven teams showed interest

Baltų ainių Kaunas
Hockey Punks Vilnius
SSM-2000 Elektrenai
Energija Elektrenai
Geležinio vilko Vilnius
Juodupės
Rokiškio

League lost three teams: Ober-Haus Vilnius, Lokių - Poseidono Elektrenai and current champion Delovaja Rus Kaliningrad.

Two new teams are SSM-2000 Elektrenai and Geležinio vilko Vilnius

Also Energija Elektrenai, after some years in Belarusian 2nd division is back in the domestic scenario. With the loss of Russian Delovaja Rus, the league will be formed only by Lithuanian teams

 
 
 
 

19 Aug 2015, 22:10 | Results preseason Wednesday August 19

There's been two preseason games played in Swedish hockey today. Timrå IK-AIK 3-2 and Karlskrona HK-Linköpings HC 1-4.

 
 
 
 

19 Aug 2015, 11:09 | Semifinals defined in Belarus Cup

After the end of first phase, with teams splitted in two groups, are known the semifinalists of Belarus Cup. Trophy holder Neman Grodno was surprisingly eliminated in Group A

Yunost Minsk - Shakhtar Soligorsk
Khimik-SKA Novopolotsk - Dinamo Maladzyechna

Semifinals will be played in September, dates are to be determined, with home/away format

 
 
 
 

18 Aug 2015, 22:03 | Preseason games Sweden Tuesday August 18

Björklöven-MODO Hockey 3-4 (SO), HC Lugano-Örebro HK 3-4 (SO), Rögle-IK Oskarshamn 1-3, Sundsvall-AIK 0-2, Skövde-Karlskoga 2- (OT).

 
 
 
 

17 Aug 2015, 16:51 | Skellefteå AIK signs Alexander Urbom

Skellefteå AIK have signed defenceman Alexander Urbom to a three year contract, the club announced on the website. Alexander is currently coming from Severstal Cherepovets. -"He's a big and strong player, who's going to fit right in," Skellefteå AIK's General Manager Lars Johansson said.

 
 
 
 

15 Aug 2015, 21:44 | Färjestad BK defeated Leksands IF

Färjestad BK defeated Leksands IF, 4-1, in todays only preseason game among the Swedish SHL teams. Färjestads goalscorers were: Johan Persson, Milan Gulas (2) and Robbie Earl.

 
 
 
 

15 Aug 2015, 20:36 | Noora Räty won’t play in NWHL

Finnish star goalie Noora Räty won't play in the new professional women's league NWHL. "Plan is to keep playing with men this season and look how NWHL develops", she says on her Twitter.

 
 
 
 

14 Aug 2015, 22:41 | Results preseason Friday August 14

There's been two games played today where three Swedish SHL teams and one Finnish team were involved. Here are the results.

Frölunda HC-HV71 0-4 and Luleå HF-Kärpät 0-3.

 
 
 
 

14 Aug 2015, 15:13 | Laura Rollins new coach of the Norwegian Women’s team

Laura Rollins will be the new coach of the Norwegian women's national team. Rollins, currently Sports director in Stavanger IHK, has coached Norway's U18-girl national team the last 4 seasons. She has also been coach of Stavanger's Ladies' team in Eliteserien. Rollins is originally from Canada, where she has gotten her hockey education, but has also studied hockey at Sports Institute in Vierumäki, Finland.

 
 
 
 

14 Aug 2015, 14:46 | HIFK names captain

Arttu Luttinen will he new captain of the Finnish Liiga club HIFK. Juuso Puustinen and Daniel Grillfors will wear the "A" jerseys.

 
 
 
 

14 Aug 2015, 14:42 | Sami Salo retires

The Finnish NHL veteran Sami Salo decided to retired. The 41-year-old defenseman has had troubles with an injured wrist and hasn't played a game since the spring 2014. Salo played 878 NHL games 1998-2014 and represented Finland at four Olympic tournaments.

 
 
 
 

13 Aug 2015, 23:52 | Results preseason Thursday August 13

Malmö Redhawks-Växjö Lakers 3-0, Djurgårdens IF-Skellefteå AIK 2-1, HPK-Luleå HF 3-1, Huddinge-AIK 0-4, Östersund-Timrå IK 4-3 (SO), Sparta Sarpsborg-BIK Karlskoga 1-6, Västerås-Vita Hästen 1-2 (SO), Björklöven-Asplöven 5-1.

 
 
 
 

13 Aug 2015, 09:38 | Five games and seven teams up for preseason games

Seven teams from the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan will be up today and try to measure their strenghts.

Sparta Sarpsborg – Karlskoga, Huddinge – AIK, Björklöven – Asplöven, Östersund – Timrå and Västerås – Vita Hästen.

 
 
 
 

13 Aug 2015, 09:10 | Swedish Preseason games Thursday August 12

There will be three preseason games for the Swedish teams today. Some interesting meetings to keep an eye on.

Djurgårdens IF - Skellefteå AIK, Malmö Redhawks - Växjö Lakers and HPK - Luleå Hockey.

 
 
 
 

12 Aug 2015, 23:03 | U17: USA and Slovakia wins

USA beat Czech Republic 5-4 and Slovakia got a 3-1 win over Switzerland on the opening day of a U17 tournament in Arosa.

 
 
 
 

12 Aug 2015, 13:03 | Ivan Baranka to Rögle BK

Rögle BK have signed the Slovakian defender Ivan Baranka. The contract is sealed for one year. Baranka has 107 national games behind him and he has played in KHL and AHL. Baranka is Rögle's eleventh recruit for upcoming season.

 
 
 
 

12 Aug 2015, 06:49 | Results from Swedish preseason games

Linköping HC vs Skellefteå AIK 6-0, Västerås VIK vs Djurgårdens IF 1-0, IK Pantern vs Malmö Redhawks 0-4. Notable is that Skellefteå AIK lost their second straight game yesterday.

 
 
 
 

12 Aug 2015, 05:36 | Düsseldorf to miss two players for months due to injuries

For DEL side Düsseldorfer EG the preseason is not going well. Newly signed German forward Christoph Gawlik had an ACL rupture in his right knee during a test match against Swiss club EHC Olten and will be out for at least 6 months which means the 28 year old will miss most of the regular season.

Out for an uncertain period of time is fellow team mate Jakub Ficenec. The 38 year old Czech suffered a knee injury aswell,

 
 
 
 

11 Aug 2015, 20:41 | Neman Grodno signed Slovakian forward

HC Neman Grodno signed slovakian 33-years old forward Frantisek Skladany. Last year Skladany played 56 games (16g., 15a.) in VHL for Buran Voronezh. In 2008 Skladany performed with Team Slovakia in the World Championship. Skladany will play in Salei Cup against Shakhtar Soligorsk August 15.

 
 
 
 

11 Aug 2015, 07:48 | Adler Mannheim without Metropolit next 4-6 weeks

DEL top team Adler Mannheim has to play without 41 year old veteran Glen Metropolit during the next 4-6 weeks. The forward suffered a rib fracture and is likely going to miss the group stage of the 2015-16 Champions Hockey League season which is played between 21 August and 5 September 2015.

 
 
 
 

10 Aug 2015, 23:47 | Swedish preseason games Tuesday 11/8-2015

Three preseason games will be played tomorrow Tuesday 11/8-2015. Four SHL teams are facing some tough and a little easier opponents.

Linköping HC will stand up against Skellefteå AIK, Västerås VIK will take on Djurgårdens IF and IK Pantern  will face Malmö Redhawks

 
 
 
 

10 Aug 2015, 14:32 | Marcel Jenni won’t play for the Kloten Flyers this season

Both Jenni, who turned 41 years old this year as well as the Flyers Management decided not to extend his contract for the coming season. Jenni who had been a member of the Flyers since the 2005-2006 season had previously won championship titles with HC Lugano of the Swiss National League A as well as Färjestads BK of the Swedish Hockey League. It remains unkown if he will continue his career elswewhere. In 658 NLA games he produced 461 points, in 224 SHL games 126 points. The Kloten Flyers will bid Jenni good bye at a home game this coming October.

 
 
 
 

10 Aug 2015, 10:03 | New arena of Barys inaugurated in Astana

The new arena of Barys Astana was inaugurated yesterday afore Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev and IIHF President Rene Fasel, with the game of President of Kazkhstan Cup between Barys and Metallurg Novokutznesk. The new arena has 12.000 spectators capacity and replaced the Kazakhstan Arena, voted the worst arena of KHL in the past

 
 
 
 

09 Aug 2015, 16:25 | Switzerland vs France

The Swiss women played the French in two games in St.Gervais and won both. Today 5-2 and yesterday 2-1.

 
 
 
 

09 Aug 2015, 15:32 | Ivan Hlinka Memorial starts tomorrow

The prestigeous U18 tournament starts tomorrow in Breclav and Bratislava. Yesterday two pre-tournament friendlies were played: Slovakia-Canada 1-12 and Czech Repubic - USA 2-1.

 
 
 
 

08 Aug 2015, 19:37 | Asplöven and Frölunda HC winners

Asplöven (HockeyAllsvenskan) defeated MODO (SHL) 4-2 in todays game in Varda Cup. Asplöven ended up in second place total in Varda Cup and MODO ended up in last. Luleå HF won the tournament. Frölunda HC won their preseason game against Färjestad BK 4-2 in Stenungsund today.

 
 
 
 

08 Aug 2015, 00:21 | Djurgårdens IF and Luleå HF winners

Djurgårdens IF won their first game of the preseason, as they defeated Almtuna IS 1-7. Luleå HF won their second game in preseason as they defeated MODO Hockey 4-2. Both Luleå and Djurgården showed some strength for upcoming season.

 
 
 
 

07 Aug 2015, 21:49 | Björklöven defeated Skellefteå in a shootout

Björklöven won against Skellefteå AIK after a shootout (3-2) on Friday night. T3 Center in Umeå was full and the audience got to see a great game. Björklöven scorers: Viktor Ekeståhl Jonsson, Stefan Öhman and Lukas Sandström. Skellefteå scorers: Erik Forsell and Patrik Zackrisson.

 
 
 
 

07 Aug 2015, 00:47 | Luleå HF won as expected

Luleå HF won as expected against Asplöven in tonights preseason game. 5-1 the game ended and it was both teams first game in Vardia Cup. Luleås goalscorers were Jan Sandström, Jacob Mickflikier, Emil Sylvegård (2) and Bill Sweat.

 
 
 
 

06 Aug 2015, 23:17 | Liiga Winter Classic

There will be an outdoor game in Finnish Liiga this season. MTV reports that HIFK will play Ilves at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium December 12.

 
 
 
 

06 Aug 2015, 08:40 | Steve Walker new assistant coach in Mannheim

Adler Mannheim of German DEL have filled the last open position in their coaching staff.

The newest addition to the team is Steve Walker who won 5 German championships with Eisbären Berlin during his time there between 2000 and 2011.

The 42 year old Canadian was last coaching a junior team in his native country during the last 3 years. For him it's his first coaching stint in professional ice hockey. He will support fellow assistant Craig Woodcroft and head coach Greg Ireland.

 
 
 
 

05 Aug 2015, 07:38 | Sebastian Elwing honored with farewell game

On Saturday, goalie Sebastian Elwing ended his career after 15 years in professional ice hockey in the two top divisions in Germany with a farewell game.

About 2000 fans and many current German national team players came to Weißwasser, home of DEL2 team Lausitzer Füchse, who Elwing played for during 6 different seasons, to give Elwing a deserved farewell. Elwing won the DEL title with home town club Eisbären Berlin in 2012-13 but had to end his career this spring at age 35 after not being able to play after the 2013-14 season due to a knee injury.

 
 
 
 

03 Aug 2015, 09:37 | Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid

At the U20 Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid Sweden beat USA Blue 5-2 while Finland lost 5-2 to USA White.

 
 
 
 

01 Aug 2015, 21:09 | Guvernor’s Cup

Guvernor's Cup involving six KHL teams started today in Nizhny Novgorod. Lada beat Neftekhimik 3-2 (OT), Lokomotiv beat Ak Bars 3-0 and the home team Torpedo lost 2-4 to Salavat Yulaev.

 
 
 
 

01 Aug 2015, 19:20 | Amur beats Japan

Amur Khabarovsk beat Team Japan 3-0 in an exhibition game today.

 
 
 
 

01 Aug 2015, 09:05 | Andreas Jämtin to KHL

Former HV71 and Linköping HC player, Andreas Jämtin has signed with Medvescak Zagreb in KHL. The contract is signed for one year, Medvescak Zagreb announced. Andreas was one of the key players in HV71 last season and he's certainly going to be an important player for Medvescak.

 
 
 
 

31 Jul 2015, 22:50 | Kiprusoff to coach TuTo

Former Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders defenseman Marko Kiprusoff will be new assistant coach for the Finnish Mestis team TuTo. Last year he was assistant coach of TPS. As a player he won the World Championship in 1995.

 
 
 
 

31 Jul 2015, 09:41 | Niklas Treutle to play in NHL

EHC Red Bull München lost their goalie talent Niklas Treutle. The club and the goalie ended the contract so that the player can join the Arizona Coyotes organization to chase his NHL dream. He is the second DEL goalie to join the Arizona Coyotes organization this summer after Tyler Beskorowany (Düsseldorfer EG) who will play for their AHL farmteam Springfield Falcons. München already had signed a good replacement in German national goalie Danny aus den Birken.

 
 
 
 

30 Jul 2015, 12:08 | HC Lada fired Belarussian goalie because of problems with discipline

HC Lada Togliatti fired Belarussian goalie Stepan Goryachevskikh because of problems with discipline. Headcoach Sergei Svetlov was dissatisfied with the goalkeeper and decided to terminate the contract with the player.

Last season Goryachevskikh played 29 games in Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk (GAA 2.60, SVS% .910).

 
 
 
 

27 Jul 2015, 17:07 | India changes coach

For the first time since its first appearance on ice in 2009, India replaced American coach Adam Sherlip with former assistant coach Abdul Hakim Giri.
Hakim, 38, a phys-ed teacher in Leh, was on Indian national team bench since 2009 and was U18 national team headcoach

 
 
 
 

27 Jul 2015, 13:14 | Marcus Thuresson new club director in Rögle BK

Former player Marcus Thuresson is replacing Magnus Blomsterberg as Rögle BK's new Club Director.

 
 
 
 

26 Jul 2015, 18:18 | Garrett Roe have signed with Linköping HC

The 27-year old forward Garrett Roe have signed with Swedish Hockey Leagues Linköpings HC and the contract is signed for one year. -"He's a creative, speedy forward with a great attitude," Fredrik Emwall, General Manager Linköping says.

 
 
 
 

26 Jul 2015, 12:56 | Simon Gysbergs to KHL

The 28-year old Canadian defenseman choose to leave Djurgårdens IF after only 12 games, where he recorded 6 points. Gysbergs new club adress will Medvescak Zagreb in KHL.

 
 
 
 

25 Jul 2015, 10:55 | Heilbronner Falken back in DEL2

Relegated after last season, Heilbronner Falken are back in DEL2 replacing EV Landshut, excluded for financial reasons
"Heilbronn staff have worked very committed in the last few days and submitted orderly and complete documentation despite the short lead time. We are glad to start the league with a complete grid" said DEl2 CEO René Rudorisch.

 
 
 
 

23 Jul 2015, 23:20 | Indrašis signs new contract

Latvian forward Miks Indrašis signed a new 2-year contract with Dinamo Riga of KHL.

 
 
 
 

21 Jul 2015, 07:46 | Künast to coach German U20 national team

Former German national goalie Christian Künast has been announced as the new head coach for the German U20 national team.

This is the second high-level recruitment for a German national team after Künast's brother-in-law Marco Sturm took the position as new head coach of the men's team last week.

Künast was a goalie in his active career and played in 2 World Championships and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City for the senior men's team. His first experience as head coach he collected with the Hannover Indians in 2. Bundesliga in 2012-13.

 
 
 
 

18 Jul 2015, 18:22 | CBR Brave replaces coach

"Team needs to build a long term plan": with this justification, CBR Brave announced the replacement of coach Brad Hunt with current goaltender, American Josh Unice. Also defender Aaron Clayworth joins the coaching staff as assistant. Brave is currently 4th in AIHL standing

 
 
 
 

17 Jul 2015, 19:49 | Yefimenko, Koval, Kovyrshin and Volkov practice with Yunost Minsk

Team Belarus players Alexei Yefimenko, Vitali Koval, Yevgeni Kovyrshin and Artyom Volkov practice with Yunost Minsk. They can play in a preseason game against Dinamo Minsk.

Last season Yefinemko scored only goal with Sibir Novosibirsk, Kovyrshin, who had the best face-off Percentage (66.7%) in WC-2015, take 9 (4g., 5a.) points in 50 games in Severstal Cherepovetsk. Koval missed the middle of season due to injury.

Volkov played 18 games in Avangard Omsk and earned 2 (1g. 1.a) points.

 
 
 
 

17 Jul 2015, 14:04 | HC Neman does not sign Alexander Ribbenstrand

HC Neman Grodno does not sing swedish defender Alexander Ribbenstrand. The deal fell down at the last moment.

Neman also considers the possibility of signing a goalkeeper and a defender.

 
 
 
 

17 Jul 2015, 11:48 | Johannes Salmonsson to Germany

Linköping HC forward Johannes Salmonsson is leaving the club. New adress is Kölner Haie in DEL. The contract is signed to a year.

 
 
 
 

17 Jul 2015, 06:54 | 2015 WC a financial success

With a profit of 450 million Czech crowns or 16.6 million euro, the 2015 IIHF World Championship was even more successful than anticipated. Originally a profit in Czech crowns of less than 100 million was expected. The better result comes due to the record attendance for a World Championship of 741.000 spectators. The Czech Republic plans to host its next tournament in 2023.

 
 
 
 

17 Jul 2015, 06:49 | Transfer news from Germany

DEL side Kölner Haie signed 34 year old forward Jason Williams who played almost 500 NHL games and won the 2002 Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings. Meanwhile goalie Mathias Niederberger returns to Düsseldorfer EG on a one-year loan from DEL record champions Eisbären Berlin.

 
 
 
 

16 Jul 2015, 17:11 | HV71 agreed terms with Laine

HV71  and Teemu Laine have come to an agreement. Laine stays in HV71 for two more years. -"Laine is an important player for us and we're happy he stays," Sporting Director Johan Hult says.

 
 
 
 

16 Jul 2015, 14:22 | The new season begins!

Yesterday three friendly games opened the 2015-16 of icehockey! Threre were games in Belarus, Kazakhstan and France: chack all the result on the most complete collection of pre-season games on eurohockey

 
 
 
 

15 Jul 2015, 21:46 | New York Rangers happy with Jesper Fast

New York Rangers announced today that they have agreed to terms with RFA forward Jesper Fast. Rangers selected Fast in the sixth round, (157th overall), of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

 
 
 
 

15 Jul 2015, 21:05 | VIK Västerås Hockey signed college forward

VIK Västerås Hockey, HockeyAllsvenskan, have signed college forward Cody Murphy, 24. The contract is signed to one year. -"He's going to play in our first or second line," Västerås Sporting Director, Niklas Johansson said to vik.se.

 
 
 
 

15 Jul 2015, 20:11 | Bobby Butler to MODO Hockey

Former NHL star Bobby Butler have signed with MODO Hockey. The contract is signed to two years. -"We got something interesting going on," MODO's General Manager Per Svartvadet says to modohockey.se

 
 
 
 

15 Jul 2015, 07:37 | Landshut denied last chance to stay in DEL2

As we reported last week, EV Landshut of Germany's DEL2, didn't comply with the license requirements of the league. Last efforts to get the necessary financial guarantees by its main shareholder Rainer Beck gave the club new hope. Now the league made clear that Landshut missed all the important dates and deadlines to get the licence and is out 100% for the 2015-16 season. If Landshut can start in third-tier Oberliga stays uncertain.

 
 
 
 

14 Jul 2015, 22:28 | Rögle BK signed two new players

Rögle BK have signed AHL-Forward Alex Aleardi and at the same time Kelsey Tessier. Both contracts is signed to one year.

 
 
 
 

14 Jul 2015, 09:27 | Graz 99ers sign Danish international

Austrian EBEL side Graz 99ers have made a big signing by bringing Danish national team forward Morten H. Poulsen to Central Europe for the 2015-16 season. Poulsen has played in 118 national team games for Denmark and was last playing for IK Oskarshamn in Sweden's 2nd division HockeyAllsvenskan.

 
 
 
 

13 Jul 2015, 20:35 | Heilbronner Falken apply to DEL2 license

Relegated Heilbronner Falken apply to the licensing procedure for participation in next DEL2, replacing EV Landshut, unable to grant license. Date for the final decision isn't still known

 
 
 
 

10 Jul 2015, 11:37 | Donbas returns to play

After one year of hiatus due to the political situation in East Ukraine, HC Donbas submitted application to play in next Ukraine League as confirmed by General Director Alexei Braga. Due to the damages of Druzhba Arena in Donets'k, Donbas will play home games at Altair Arena, in the city of Druzhkivka, 90 km from Donets'k. Another dormant club, 2013-14 silver medallist Bilyỹ Bars Bila Tserkva, expressed interest in rejoining the league next season.

 
 
 
 

10 Jul 2015, 10:47 | No license for EV Landshut

EV Landshut won't play in next DEL2. The Supervisory Board of DEL2 confirmed the club didn't complied with the license requirements "despite great efforts" and is out from next season. "That is really bad. Bud we have set out guidelines. This must apply to all" said DEL2 CEO René Rudorisch.
Relegated Heilbronner Falken and the finalists of Oberliga playoffs Füchse Duisburg and EV Regensburg are the candidates to replace Landshut

 
 
 
 

10 Jul 2015, 10:38 | Feedback form functioning again

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08 Jul 2015, 17:52 | Viking Tallinn not accepted in Latvian League

The request of Viking Tallinn to play in next Latvian League was rejected as reported by newspaper Delfi. Expelled by Estonian Meistriliga after the regular season for debts belonging to ceased club Viking Sport but that the club had promised to pay.
"We have been negotiating with representatives of the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation for performing in the Latvian League - said Viking representative Anatoli Sizov - A few days ago we received a reply from Riga. Unfortunately, we won't play in the championship of Latvia because our request was denied"
Expelled from Estonia League and rejected by Latvia, Sizov admits the club still doesn't know where to play next season: "The preparation for the new season will start probably in late July Where we are going to play? We are looking for options."

 
 
 
 

05 Jul 2015, 21:32 | New coach to Dinamo Riga

The Finnish coach Kari Heikkilä will take over the Latvian KHL team Dinamo Riga. Heikkilä has earlier coached four other KHL clubs: Lokomotiv (2008-10), Metallurg Magnitogorsk (2010-11), Dinamo Minsk (2012) and Neftekhimik (2013-14).

 
 
 
 

05 Jul 2015, 10:34 | Sapporo will host Olympic Pre-Qualification Group J

The Tsukisamu Gymnasium in Sapporo will be the venue for Group J of the Olympic Pre-Qualification for the 2018 Olympic men's ice hockey tournament, scheduled for 11 to 14 February 2016. Japan, Ukraine, Croatia and Romania will battle for a spot in the Final Olympic Qualification held 1-4 September 2016 in three groups.
Built for 1972 Olympics, Tsukisamu has a 5831 capacity and normally hosts Asia League games. Hosted the IHWC Division Ib in 2008 and last March the World Women's Curling Championship

 
 
 
 

03 Jul 2015, 15:58 | Kristall Saratov and Dizel Penza will play in VHL, Kuban is out

New moviments in VHL: contrary to the allegations made by VHL Managing Director German Skoropupov last week, Dizel Penza will play in next VHL, along with the return of Kristall Saratov, not played in VHL last season for financial reasons. After much uncertainty,it's now official the withdrawal of Kuban Krasnodar: "We all believed until the last second that will be able to solve the financial issues and to play in VHL, but the economic situation in the country and in the region, not allowed to do it." said Kuban CEO Viktor Babenko

 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 

04 Jun 2015, 12:13 | Benoit Doucet is the new coach in Bremerhaven

DEL2 silver medalist Fischtown Bremerhaven announced the hiring of 52-year-old Canadian, with German passport, Benoit Doucet as new headcoach. After a successful career as player in DEL and with Germany national team, this will be the first experence as coach

 
 
 
 

03 Jun 2015, 17:30 | Avtomobilist Ekaterinburg at Spengler Cup

KHL team Avtomobilist Ekaterinburg will make its debut to next Spengler Cup as fifth team invited besides HC Davos, HC Lugano, Team Canada and Adler Mannheim

 
 
 
 

01 Jun 2015, 08:58 | Oshawa wins Memorial Cup

Oshawa Generals won Memorial Cup last night after beating Kelowna Rockets 2-1 in the final. Oshawa had one European player on the roster: Tobias Lindberg of Sweden who lead the team in scoring with three goals and two assists.

The German forward of Kelowna Rockets, Leon Draisaitl, was the Memorial Cup top scorer with four goals and three assists.

 
 
 
 

30 May 2015, 20:42 | Johansson left HV71

Head coach Andreas Johansson left Swedish HV71 on Friday. The announcement came after a series of news reports about internal problems in the club. Both the managers Johan Davidsson and Johan Hult and many players have been reported to be unhappy with Johansson's leadership which finally made him to leave the club. HV71 is currently looking for a new head coach.

 
 
 
 

30 May 2015, 09:54 | Belarus U18 will play in MHL

According to Belarus Federation site, U18 national team will play in MHL next season. RCOP Raubichi coaching duo Sergey Belov and assistant Alexander Orlenko will lead the team. A training camp to select the roster will be held in Minsk from 18 to 23 June

 
 
 
 

29 May 2015, 09:44 | Tretiak: KHL clubs are not interested in Champions League

Vladislav Tretiak, head of Hockey Russia, told that Russian clubs are not interested in playing in the Champions League.


"KHL clubs are not very interested in this competition. They have five Austrian teams there, three Finnish teams... Logically, our clubs are not eager to play them. They were ready to play in final stages, but CL's officials were against it.

This tournament is not very popular. Of course, participation of KHL club would help with it. But if we do participate, we won't have time for national team." - Tretiak said in his interview to Soviet Sport newspaper.

 
 
 
 

27 May 2015, 11:50 | Lugano will play Spengler Cup

HC Lugano is the 4th team to partecipate at 89th edition of Spengler Cup besides HC Davos, Team Canada and Adler Mannheim

 
 
 
 

27 May 2015, 11:36 | HC Kremenchuk applies to partecipate in Continental Cup

Ukraine silver medalist HC Kremenchuk applied to partecipate in next Continental Cup hosting one group in its arena. Kremenchuk won the regular season of Ukraine League, losing finals against ATEK Kyiv. The draw for 2015-16 Continental Cup will take place on June 20. Recall last season Ukraine representative Companion Kyiv withdrawn from competition due to the political situation

 
 
 
 

26 May 2015, 10:56 | Hungary Federation President resigned

After five years and two terms, Hungary Ice Hockey President Miklós Németh resigned. Federation has 60 days to find a new boss
"You have to step aside when you are on top" commented Nemeth

 
 
 
 

26 May 2015, 10:34 | Almaty will host Asian Cup 2016

The city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, will host the traditional Asian Cup in August 2016. U20 teams of Kazakhstan, Japan, South Korea and a club from Russian MHL have confirmed their participation. China and North Korea have not yet decided to participate

 
 
 
 

22 May 2015, 16:19 | Atlant Moscow Oblast won’t play in next KHL season

As reported by website Chempionat.ru KHL President Dmitri Chernyshenko has officially confirmed that Atlant Moscow Oblast will not participate in the next season of KHL due to financial problems. "Because of the financial problems Atlant won't be on ice next season. We' ll see what will happen next"- said mr. Chernyshenko. Junior teams, including Mytischi Atlantes of the MHL, continue to operate regularly

 
 
 
 

21 May 2015, 23:33 | KHL All-Star Team

The KHL All-Star Team was announced today:

Goalie: Anders Nilsson, Ak Bars Kazan
Defensemen: Maxim Chudinov, SKA St. Petersburg, Nikita Zaitsev, CSKA Moskva
Forwards: Artemy Panarin, SKA St. Petersburg, Alexander Radulov, CSKA Moskva, Steve Moses, Jokerit

 
 
 
 

21 May 2015, 12:11 | Vladimir Ruzicka signed for ten years with Chomutov

Czech Republic national team headcoch Vladimir Ruzicka signed a ten years contract with Extraliga newly promoted Chomutov Pirates putting an end to the rumours about his sign with Avangard Omsk. Former coach Břetislav Kopřiva and Jan Stastny will be the assistants. Until now Ruzicka coached only Slavia Praha and Czech National Team

 
 
 
 

21 May 2015, 10:45 | End of season awards in Hungary

The Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation announced their end of season awards for the 2014-15 season.

Gábor Ocskay Award - Best Forward: Dániel Kóger (Fehérvár AV19)

Vedres Cup - Best Goalie: Miklós Rajna (Fehérvár AV19)

Miklós Cup - Most technical players: István Bartalis (Fehérvár AV19)

Kósa Cup - Rookie of the Year: Balázs Sebők (Hokki, Finland)

Leveles Cup - Best youth player: Máté Gáspár (EHC Linz, Austria)

Miklós Séra Award - Best youth coach: Tyler Dietrich (Fehérvár AV19)


Male player of the year: Zoltán Hetényi (Fehérvár AV19)

Female player of the year: Anikó Németh (KMH Budapest)

Inline player of the year: Zoltán Revák (Ferencváros)

 
 
 
 

20 May 2015, 18:48 | Medvedev goes to Philadelphia

Ak Bars Kazan d-man Evgeny Medvedev terminated his contract with KHL side in order to sign with Philadelphia Flyers. Medvedev, 32 years old, won two Gagarin Cups in the KHL. He was a UFA in the NHL.

 
 
 
 

19 May 2015, 18:32 | KHL trade union against Barys Astana

The head of KHL players' trade union, Andrey Kovalenko, said that union will insist on excluding Barys Astana from next KHL season. Players and staff of Kazakh received their last salaries in January, and only 80% of it. If debt is not closed until May 30, trade union will be insisting on stopping Astana participation in the tournament.

 
 
 
 

18 May 2015, 19:10 | CSKA Moscow applies to allign a team in VHL

CSKA Moscow should enter a team in next VHL, based in Chekhov and called Zvezda (star).
VHL Managing Director Nikolai Karpovich and Head of the Department of the competition Dmitry Ichetovkina and Head of Communications Sergey Mozhayeva inspected the Palace of Sports "Vityaz" for compliance with the requirements of VHL regulations.

"Today we have almost all the necessary documents, including financial guarantees. Inspection has shown that this arena will be one of the best in the league, perhaps the most comfortable. I hope that Zvedza take root in this arena." said Deputy Managing Director of the VHL Nikolai Karpovich.
The official decision about the participation of the club will be taken at the general meeting of the League, next May 28

 
 
 
 

16 May 2015, 16:48 | Sjögren wins Peter Forsberg Trophy

Mattias Sjögren has been awarded with the Peter Forsberg Trophy as the best Swedish forward in SHL. Sjögren who was also one of the best players in Team Sweden at the WC won the award with the following motivation. "A strong, physical and creative player. Very loyal with the team and with a strong will to win. Had an enourmous development and took many steps forward the last season".

 
 
 
 

16 May 2015, 10:27 | Turkmenistan approved as IIHF associate member

The IIHF Congress admitted Turkmenistan as associate member, the 74th country to enter in the hockey family, the third Central Asia country after Kazakhstan (1992) and Kyrgyzstan (2011).
Turkmenistan has currently three rinks including the 10.000 seats Winter Sports Palace in Ashgabat and launched the first domestic league last season, won by Galkan. The 2014-15 edition is underway

 
 
 
 

15 May 2015, 16:25 | World Championships 2019 and 2020 assigned

The 2015 IIHF Annual Congress assigned the organization of World Championship 2019 to Slovakia, in the cities of Bratislava and Kosice, and 2020 to Switzerland, venues will be Zurich and Lausanne. Both countries were the only applicants.
World championship will be back in Switzerland after the last edition in 2009 when Bern and Zurich-Kloten hosted the competition. Slovakia organized the 2011 World Championship in 2011 in the same venues

 
 
 
 

12 May 2015, 11:23 | Medveščak confirms to continue with KHL for 2015-16

Ranko Vucinic, Communication Director of Medveščak Zagreb, confirms the organization will play KHL also in the 2015-16 season. "We never had any doubts about Medveščak`s participation in the KHL," Vucinic says.

 
 
 
 

11 May 2015, 12:30 | Adler Mannheim third team to participate at Spengler Cup

According to the Spengler Cup media announcement, the Adler Mannheim of the German DEL will be the third team (HC Davos and Team Canada are the other two) to participate at this years Spengler Cup edition. It will be the 8th time the Germans participate at the New Years tournament. In 2012 they reached the final after beating an NHL-packed team Canada 5-2 but fell short to Swiss Hockey Club Fribourg-Gottéron in the final. Mannheim feel honoured to represent the DEL in the highly regarded Club tournament. Further participants will be announced.

 
 
 
 

10 May 2015, 22:54 | Axel Holmström Swedish Junior of the Year

Axel Holmström of Skellefteå AIK in SHL was named Swedish Junior of the Year 2014/2015. He set a new league record in playoff points when he was noted for 18 points during the SHL playoffs.

 
 
 
 

07 May 2015, 16:05 | Hadamczik becomes new head coach of Brno

Czech coach Alois Hadamczik, 62, takes over a Czech Extraliga club of Kometa Brno. So far, Hadamczik earned seven Extraliga medals with three organizations - Vítkovice, Třinec and Sparta. His last appearance in club hockey is five years old already, when he was in charge of Vítkovice between 2008 and 2010. After then, Hadamczik was the head coach of the national team of Czech Republic (2010-14).

 
 
 
 

30 Apr 2015, 11:47 | Swiss former player Duri Camichel died in a car accident

Former EV Zug captain Duri Camichel, 33, died in a car accident while travellling in South America, along with fitness coach Harry Andereggen. Retired in 2014 after 15 season and 693 games in NLA, almost with EV Zug, Camichel played also at World Championship 2007 with Switzerland.
"We are very sad and shocked. On behalf of Swiss Ice Hockey I extend my condolences to the families" said in a brief note Swiss Ice Hockey CEO Florian Kohler

 
 
 
 

28 Apr 2015, 14:44 | Awards in Belarus

After the end of Extraliga, Federation, through the votes of captains and coaches, determined the winners of seasonal awards.

Best goalkeeper - Maxim Malyutin (Shakhtar Soligorsk)
Best defender - Andrei Korshunov (Neman Grodno)
Best Forward - Victor Andruschenko (Shakhtar Soligorsk)
Top scorer - Jakub Cerny (Yunost Minsk)
Best young player - Christian Henkel (Yunost Minsk)
Best referee - Maksim Sidorenko
Best arena - Chizhovka Arena Minsk

Special prize for his great contribution to the development of hockey in Belarus was awarded the Governor of Minsk region Semyon Shapiro.

the winner of best coach prize will be determined after the end of the World Championship in Czech Republic

 
 
 
 

28 Apr 2015, 13:17 | Kazakhstan League awards determined

Kazakhstan Ice Hockey Federation announces the seasonal awards for 2014-2015


Kazakhstan League Best Goaltender: Anton Todykov (Gornyak Rudny)
Kazakhstan League Best Defender: Aleksei Shorokhov (Arlan Kokshetau)
Kazakhstan League Best Forward: Ivan Kiselyov (HK Astana)

 
 
 
 

27 Apr 2015, 09:23 | New name, coach and team for Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk

Next season Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk will allign a team in MHL, as announced by Governor of East Kazakhstan region Daniyal Akhmetov. In the same press conference was also announced that team will be back at original name Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk, even if company Kazzinc will continue to support the club. Finally was announced former assistant coach Alexei Fetisov as new headcoach

 
 
 
 

25 Apr 2015, 15:02 | Ukraine relegated

In the first game of the last day of the Div. IA Championships in Cracow, Ukraine was defeated by the team of Japan with the score 3:1. This means that Ukraine is relegated to division IB.

 
 
 
 

21 Apr 2015, 14:25 | Ertis confirms title in Kazakhstan

Ertis Pavlodar won third consecutive title in Kazakhstan beating Arlan Kokshetau 4-1 in the final series. ertis won also Kazakhstan Cup and played in Continental Cup superfinals this season

 
 
 
 

17 Apr 2015, 18:44 | Sary Arka farm will play in Temirtau

The farm team of Sary Arka Karaganda will play the next Kazakhstan League based in Temirtau, replacing Arystan, folded due to financial difficulties, ensuring the continuity of hockey in the city. The team will continue using the name Arystan (Lions). It's still unclear the future of current Sary Arka farm tem, Berkut. Rumours are about a possible partecipation in MHL

 
 
 
 

16 Apr 2015, 14:53 | Beybarys will allign a team in MHL-B

Kazakhstan will have another team on Russian Junior Leagues: Beybarys Atyrau announced the club will compete next season in MHL-B as a youth league next year will likely not be created in the country

 
 
 
 

16 Apr 2015, 14:19 | Jesenice wins title in Slovenia

A goal on power play by Miha Brus gives Jesenice the victory 2-1 in finals game #4 against arch-rival HDD Olimpija Ljubljana, the 3-1 in the series and the Slovenian title for the team heir of Acroni Jesenice, folded two years ago.

 
 
 
 

11 Apr 2015, 17:52 | Swedish Female Player of the year named

Emilia Andersson of Linköping has been named Swedish Female Player of the year. She was by many considered the best Swedish player of the Women's World Champinship and she won the Swedish championship with Linköping. Andersson is a defensemen with great defensive as well as offensive skills.

 
 
 
 

09 Apr 2015, 11:27 | CH Jaca is Spanish champion

Club Hielo Jaca won its 12th title beating 5-1 GC Puigcerdà in game #5 of the finals at home in front of 1600 spectators. It's the 4th title in last six years for the club, became the most successful in the country.

 
 
 
 

08 Apr 2015, 12:24 | Movements of coaches in France

Ligue Magnus ended last week but teams are already building rosters for next season, beginning from the bench: after a brilliant playoffs campaign Dijon lost coach Jarmo Tolvanen, signed in Norway by Stjernen, and promote to headcoach former assistant Jonathan Paredes. Grenoble not renewed the contract with Canadian Richard Martell, replacing him with former Briançon coach Edo Terglav. Rouen named headcoach former goalie Fabrice Lhenry. Finally, Tom Hartogs (Morzine) and François Dusseau (Lyon) were confirmed for one season more

 
 
 
 

07 Apr 2015, 13:21 | ATEK Kyiv wins Ukranian League

ATEK Kyiv surprisingly wins 2014-2015 Ukranian League beating 4-3 in a dramatic game #3 of finals regular season winner and favourite HC Kremenchuk. Decisive goal was scored at 77:46 in the overtime by Belarusian Evgeny Krivomaz. Kremenchuk won 4-2 game #1 of final series in Kyiv but lost 3-2 game #2 and 4-3 game #3 at home.
It's the second title for ATEK after that won in 2006-207 season. Then club was inactive from 2008-09 to 2014-2015. ATEK forward Pavel Dvoretsky was named League MVP. Started in February after a difficult preparation, Ukraine League alligned just four teams and lasts two months. Kremenchuk proposed the dispute of another tournament in May, named Ukraine Cup, to ensure some games more for the teams.

 
 
 
 

05 Apr 2015, 22:57 | Kazakhstan promoted

Kazakhstan beat Great Britain 2-0 in Dumfries Ice Bowl to win World Women's Championship Div. 2A.

 
 
 
 

05 Apr 2015, 22:21 | Coventry wins EIHL playoffs

Coventry Blaze beat Sheffield Steelers 4-2 in the final to win the EIHL playoffs. Belfast Giants beat Hull Stingrays for the third place. Sheffield Steelers are EIHL champions as they won the regular season.

 
 
 
 

03 Apr 2015, 22:15 | Germany relegated

Japan beat Germany in overtime in both relegation games of the Women's World Championship. That means that Japan stays in the elite division while Germany are relegated.

 
 
 
 

03 Apr 2015, 15:06 | Bordeaux promoted to Ligue Magnus

A goal at overtime by Thomas Decock gives Bordeaux the victory 4-3 in game #4 of the finals against Anglet, the title of French Division 1, the second level of French hockey, and th promotion to Ligue Magnus. Game #4 was re-played after the stoppage of the match, originally played on first of April, due to a problem with the ice of Anglet arena.

During the summer Bordeaux, after the defeat in the finals of the past season, adopted a professional structure and began the league as the favourite.

In Ligue Magnus, Bordeaux replaces relegated Caen

 
 
 
 

31 Mar 2015, 12:38 | Swedish U18 roster

Sweden named today its roster for the upcoming World U18 Championship in Switzerland. Find it here with player profiles.

 
 
 
 

29 Mar 2015, 23:58 | Kalev-Valk is Estonian champion

Kalev-Valk Tartu won Estonian League two years after the last title crushing PSK Narva 12-5 and 10-0 in two games of finals. Kalev began the campaign with two forfeit against Viking and Panter because team didn't show up due to problems with roster but finished the season triumphantly. After the disqualification of champion Viking Tallinn for financial matters, Kalev was considered the favourite and had no problems to take back title. PSK Narva Russian forward Alexander Bogdanov was the top scorer of the league with 31 points (18+13) in 16 games

 
 
 
 

28 Mar 2015, 17:23 | Tycoons win title in Hong Kong

Finished last in the regular season, Hong Kong Tycoons caused a big surprise beating regular season winner Macau Aces in the semifinal and title holder Kowloon Warriors 6-5 at overtime in a dramatic final with decisive goal by Canadian Jonathan Szychta at 61:06 to win the first tile of CIHL Hong Kong. Tycoons forward Brad Smith was the top scorer of the league

 
 
 
 

28 Mar 2015, 12:32 | First title for Dunarea in Romania

Dunarea Galati wins for the first time Romanian league by beating 3-1 in game four of final series, played in Brasov, titles-record holder Steaua Bucharest. Dunarea finished regular season in second place but loaned for playoffs some players from MOL Liga SC Miercurea Ciuc, knocking out in the semifinals favourite Corona Brasov. Progym Gheorgheni finished third beating in bronze finals Corona Brasov.
"It's totally unexpected for me. I still can not believe. It's a dream come true " said Dunarea forward Mircea Necula

 
 
 
 

27 Mar 2015, 09:29 | Mexico will host again Panamericano

Mexican Federation announced the II Pan American Ice Hockey Tournament will held in June from 03 to 07 at the Icedome Rink in Mexico City.
Last season Mexico hosted the first edition of the tournament, won by Canada

 
 
 
 

26 Mar 2015, 15:39 | New rink in Panevezys approved

The municipality of Panevezys signed an agreement through the Panevezys Physical Education and Sports Centre (PKKSC) with the Lithuanian National Hockey League (NLRL) for the building of an ice rink with a roof.

According to the agreement PKKSC will cover the expenses for the installation of the roof, NLRL will pay the artificial refrigeration equipment and the walls of the building.

The estimated deadline for the delivery of the ice rink is next 30 September.

"The project will be implemented the hockey in Lithuania and the city will apear on the hockey map"- said NLRL Executive Director Remigijus Valickas.

While the city of Panevezys is preparing to open a hockey school, ice rink will be open also for figure skating and speed skating.
In Lithuania currently operates eight icerink with artificial refrigeration

 
 
 
 

26 Mar 2015, 07:21 | MODO stays in SHL

MODO avoided relegation from SHL after winning four consecutive games against Vita Hästen in the SHL qualification series. The winning results were 3-0 (h), 2-0 (a), 4-1 (h) and 4-1 (a)

 
 
 
 

25 Mar 2015, 13:30 | Voracek to play WC

According to Vladimir Ruzicka, head coach of the Czech national team, Jakub Voracek, one of the top scorers in the NHL, will join the team for the upcoming World Championship reports the World Championship Facebook page.

 
 
 
 

24 Mar 2015, 16:06 | SA Akureyri wins title in Iceland

By beating arch rival and regular season winner SR Reykjavik 4-1 in the final series and 7-0 in the decisive game, SA Akureyri wins the title of Icelandic League for the third consecutive year, confirming its domination on domestic hockey with 5 titles in last 6 years. As last season, SA American forward Ben DiMarco was the top scorer with 49 points (33+16) in 24 games.

 
 
 
 

24 Mar 2015, 15:19 | Tohoku Free Blades wins championship

Tohoku Free Blades of Japan beat Anyang Halla of South Korea for the third consecutive game to win the Asia League title.

 
 
 
 

22 Mar 2015, 22:12 | Delovaja Rus confirms title in Lithuania

Russian team Delovaja Rus Kaliningrad confirms the title of Lithuanian league won last year by beating 5-2 in the final, played in Elektrenai, Kauno Baltų ainių from Kaunas. Delovaja dominated regular season, losing one game at overtime and two by forfait. Player/coach Pavel Fominych is the top scorer with 68 points (36+32) in 21 games.
Juodupės LRK from the small town of Juodupė - 2000 inhabitants - won the bronze medal, the first ever title for the club - beating 7-2 Elektrėnų Lokiai-Poseidonas.

Individual awards:

Best goalie: Lukas Jakšys (Kauno Baltų)
Best Defender: Artūras Katulis (Juodupes)
Best forward: Konstantin Isaev (Delovaja Rus)
MVP: Jurij Aleksejev (Delovaja Rus)

 
 
 
 

20 Mar 2015, 18:29 | Turkish U18 team promoted

The Turkish under-18 team beat Hong Kong 9-1 and the home team New Zealand 5-4 to win promotion from Division III Group B, the lowest level of IIHF's U18 World Championships.

 
 
 
 

19 Mar 2015, 16:48 | Junior Minsk won Belarus Second division

By beating 4-1 regular season champion Metallurg Zhlobin-2 in the final series, Junior Minsk keeps the title of Belarus Second Division. It's the third championship in last four years and the fifth total for Yunost Minsk farm club. Khimik-SKA-2 Novopolotsk forward Vitali Raparovich finished as top scorer with 70 points (29+41) in 28 games played.

 
 
 
 

19 Mar 2015, 15:05 | Kirill Dvurechensky appointed interim coach at Sary Arka

Sary Arka General Manager Kirill Dvurechensky will replace as interim headcoach current coach Leonīds Tambijevs. Due to health problems Tambijevs must undergo medical examinations. Sary Arka is currently playing VHL playoffs quarter finals against Ermak Angarsk

 
 
 
 

19 Mar 2015, 11:47 | Honken Trophy to Lassinantti

Luleå's goalie Joel Lassinantti, 22, has been awarded Honken Trophy as the best goalie in Swedish ice hockey 2014/15.

 
 
 
 

15 Mar 2015, 23:52 | Medvescak dominates again in Croatia

Medvescak Zagreb won the seventh consecutive title in Croatia, beating 3-0 in the final series (7-2 ; 6-5 and 10-3) Mladost Zagreb. As usual Medvescak competed in regular season with reserve team, but played playoffs with various players from KHL team.

Awards:
League MVP: Ivan Janković (KHL Zagreb)
Best Goalie: Ivan Štimac Rojtinić (Mladost Zagreb)
Best Forward: Tadija Mirić (Mladost Zagreb)

 
 
 
 

15 Mar 2015, 18:46 | Partizan win 19th title in Serbia

By beating HK Beostar 6-8 and 7-3 in two-games final series, Partizan Beograd won the 2014-2015 edition of Serbian League, continuing to dominate domestic hockey scene: it's title number 19, the 10th consecutive, for Partizan. Beostar Ukrainian forward Dmitri Gnitko was the top scorer of the league with 37 points (19+18) in 12 games of regular season

 
 
 
 

07 Mar 2015, 22:27 | Gomel and Yunost set a record

It needs 6 overtimes for a total of 165 minutes to determine the winner of Semifinals game #1 in Belarus Extraliga playoffs between Gomel and Yunost Minsk, a new record for the country and one of longest hockey game in a professional league. With score of 1-1 after regular time, Vitaly Kiryushchenkov rocks the boat at 165:11 to give Yunost 1-0 advantage in the series. Yunost goalie Aleksandr Borodulya recorded a 108-shots stopped

 
 
 
 

04 Mar 2015, 13:18 | Anders Jespersen to coach Sydney Ice Dogs

New experience for the wandering goalie: Danish Anders Jespersen is the new headcoach of Sydney Ice Dogs of Australian Icehockey League, replacing Andrew Petrie, moved to Newcastle North Stars last September. Jespersen start the season as Oman National team headcoach, before to move in Serbia, where worked as goalies' coach at Crvena Zvezda

 
 
 
 

01 Mar 2015, 12:25 | Caen relegated

After five seasons in Ligue Magnus, Caen was relegated in 1 Division after being sweeped 4-0 by Lyon in playouts series. Caen lost 5-7 at home game #4 of the serie

 
 
 
 

26 Feb 2015, 14:48 | HC Yverdon ask relegation

Saved by winning the playouts series against HC Moutier, Swiss 1 Liga HC Yverdon announces club asked the voluntary relegation to 2.Liga for next season.
"The current conditions, both sporting and financial, set by Swiss Federation are no longer bearable for the majority of clubs in amateur leagues. This decision, carefully considered, is certainly difficult, but especially responsible" said the club

 
 
 
 

26 Feb 2015, 11:51 | Kevin DeVergilio received 8-games suspension

After the tumultuous game #2 of playoffs quarterfinals between Appiano and Asiago, the Disciplinary Committee of Italian Federation fined Asiago forward Kevin DeVergilio with eight games-suspension for hitting intentionally an opponent with the stick, seriously wounding him. For other fights Appiano's Marc Olivier Vallerand received three games suspension and Matteo Tessari (Asiago) and Michael Messner (Appiano) one game.

 
 
 
 

25 Feb 2015, 15:02 | Andrei Kirdyashov resigned from Yuzhny Ural Orsk

After failing to qualify for the post-season - team finished 18th out of 24 - Andrei Kirdyashov resigned from his post of headcoach at Yuzhny Ural Orsk where he arrived in December 2013.

 
 
 
 

24 Feb 2015, 21:24 | Vienna Capitals fired coach Tom Pokel

The last place in the pick up round and a disappointing season are the reasons cited by Vienna Capitals to announce the firing of American coach Tom Pokel, EBEL champion last season on Bolzano Foxes bench. "We need to shake the team before the playoffs" said Capitals GM Franz Kalla.
The new coach is Giacinto "Jim" Boni, former coach of Capitals from 2003 to 2007, in the last seasons working as Sports Manager at current DEL champion ERC Ingolstadt

 
 
 
 

23 Feb 2015, 14:50 | Bochenski will receive citizenship of Kazakhstan

Barys Astana captain Brandon Bochenski will soon complete the process to receive citizenship of Kazakhstan and should be compete for his new country at the World Championship Division Ia in Poland next April.
"I hope that the issue will be resolved soon, all the paperwork takes time. Why decided to play for the national team of Kazakhstan? Here I have a lot of friends, I'm playing in this country and I feel part of it. And I would be honored to represent Kazakhstan." said Bochenski, at Barys from 2011.

Bochenski rapresented native USA at 2007 World Championship

 
 
 
 

19 Feb 2015, 00:16 | New KHL record for goals scored

Steve Moses of Jokerit scored his 36th KHL goal of the season. No player has scored more than 35 before. See Goals leaders by season here.

 
 
 
 

18 Feb 2015, 15:30 | Lundqvist signs contract

Frölunda signed a new 3-year contract with their captain Joel Lundqvist.

 
 
 
 

16 Feb 2015, 08:46 | Herning wins Danish Cup

Herning beat SønderjyskE 2-1 in the final of Metal Cup to repeat last season's victory.

 
 
 
 

14 Feb 2015, 23:26 | NLB playoffs

The Swiss NLB playoffs started yesterday with wins for HC La Chaux-de-Fonds, HC Ajoie, SC Langnau Tigers and EHC Olten in game one of the best-of-7 quarter finals.

 
 
 
 

11 Feb 2015, 22:24 | CSKA sets new KHL record for biggest win

CSKA Moscow beat Slovan Bratislava 12-0 today. This was the largest win in the history of KHL.

 
 
 
 

10 Feb 2015, 10:13 | Valpellice fired coach Pyle

After a disappointing last month of bad results, after in December the team had reached the first place, Valpellice decided to fire American coach Jeff Pyle. Assistant coach and GM Fabio Armani will lead the team in the playoffs while the club is searching a new coach

 
 
 
 

10 Feb 2015, 10:02 | Don MacAdam new coach of Bolzano

Bolzano Foxes found the replacement for coach Mario Simioni, fired last week: it's Canadian Don MacAdam, this season on Caldaro bench in Serie A. MacAdam left Caldaro after team failed to reach playoffs

 
 
 
 

06 Feb 2015, 13:41 | GEC Ritter Nordhorn in financial troubles

With a short statement GEC Ritter Nordhorn announced the club won't partecipate in Oberliga nord playoffs because of financial insolvency and must thus conclude the season after the regular season. According to Federation rules, a club can't partecipate in the playoffs, as long as a bankruptcy application has been made and the decision is still pending, as in the Ritter case.
"With great sadness we have to announce that at present is not possible for GEC to play in the post-season.
We have tried to provide an explanation of the current situation, to reach the "clemency" in DEB. Unfortunately, there is no way to "break" the rule so for our team is not possible to play the pre-playoffs." said the note

 
 
 
 

06 Feb 2015, 12:44 | Bolzano Foxes fired coach

Mario Simioni is no longer the coach of Bolzano Foxes after the current EBEL champion missed the top six and will play the Qualification round.
"The dismissal of coach Simioni, who did not meet the expectations of the club in carrying out its tasks, it is a necessary consequence that comes for the good of HC Bolzano, and the players" says sports director and CEO Dieter Knoll.
The new coach will be appointed in next days, rumours are about a return of former coach Adolf insam

 
 
 
 

06 Feb 2015, 12:30 | Kazakhstan Hockey Federation awarded

Kazakhstan Icehockey Federation was awarded with a diploma for its contribution to the development of sport in Kazakhstan during a cerimony at the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
"We are very pleased to receive this recognition. I would like to share it with all hockey community of the country" commented General Secretary Gleb Karataev

 
 
 
 

01 Feb 2015, 10:18 | West beat East in MHL Challenge Cup

The West team snatched the victory 3-2 (0:1, 2:0, 0:1, 0:0, 1:0) at the shootouts from the East in the MHL Challenge Cup League,played in Cherepovets. Decisive penalty was scored by Kamil Shiafotdinov (Atlanty). Game MVP were: West captain Roman Manukhov and Alexander Akmaldinov.
After this victory West has four Challenge Cup won, East just two

 
 
 
 

31 Jan 2015, 17:00 | Yugra fired coach

Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk announced head coach Dmitry Yushkevich and assistants Anatoly Semyonov and Andrei Emelin were suspended from work due to unsatisfactory results of the team. General Manager Andrei Potaichuk was named interim coach. His assistants will be Dmitri Gogolev and Rudolf Pejchar

 
 
 
 

30 Jan 2015, 16:46 | Three games suspension for Frolo

Tomáš Frolo, a Litvínov defender, has been suspended for the next three Czech Extraliga games. The penalty comes from the Extraliga Disciplinary Committee after Frolo's intentional elbow-hit to the face of the Třinec forward Michal Růžička. Directly during the game on Jan 27 Frolo received a game misconduct penalty from the on-ice referee, which in combination with another previous major penalty, meant an one game stop. The Disciplinary Committee decided to add two more games suspension on top of that.

 
 
 
 

30 Jan 2015, 14:33 | Petropavlovsk will participate in Kazakhstan league

Next season the city of Petropavlovsk will allign a team in the Kazakhstan League, according to North Kazakhstan region Governor Erik Sultanov: "This year we will complete the construction of the Palace of Sports: A team from the city will play in the Premier League and I'm sure it will be good. Petropavlovsk and North Kazakhstan has always been a leader, we need to regain the title." said Mr. Sultanov

 
 
 
 

30 Jan 2015, 11:39 | Sergei Zvyagin named new goalies coach at Metallurg

Former goalie Sergei Zvyagin is the new goaltenders coach of Metallurg Magnitogorsk. He replaced Swedish Tomas Bjuhr, whose contract was terminated by mutual consent. After retiring Zvyagin worked as goalies coach at Barys Astana

 
 
 
 

29 Jan 2015, 14:54 | HK Brest changes coach

For the second time, HK Brest remained without coach: Ukranian Dmitri Yakushin terminates contract by mutual consent of the parties. Assistant coach Alexander Ivanenko will be headcoach until end of season

 
 
 
 

27 Jan 2015, 13:43 | Rouen won Coupe de France

Ninth final for Dragons Rouen and fifth victory of Coupe de France: by winning Amiens - played its first final - 5-3 in Marseille in front of 3500 spectators, Rouen won its first trophy in the season. Julien Desrosiers was awarded as MVP of the game

 
 
 
 

26 Jan 2015, 11:37 | Renon/Ritten won Coppa Italia

In a beautiful atmosphere, in front of 3.600 spectators in Milan, SV Renon keep Coppa Italia won last season by beating Milano Rossoblu 4-2. It's the third national cup for current Italian champion. Renon won 3-2 at overtime against Val Pusteria in the semifinal, while Milano Rossoblu earns a spot in the final winning 6-2 against Valpellice

 
 
 
 

25 Jan 2015, 17:29 | Nove Zamky changes coach

Nove Zamky head coach Slavomir Chlebec resigned from his post citing health reasons. Club named player Lubomir Hurtaj new headcoach with Peter Udvardy as assistant.

"We decided to entrust the team to Ľubomir Hurtaj who knows exactly what the team needs in order to prepare for the playoffs. Lubomir has the full support of the management, the entire executive team and the players themselves. We believe it was the right decision and Lubo meet the expectations" said the club

 
 
 
 

24 Jan 2015, 22:12 | Toros fired coach

After six defeats in last seven games, Toros Neftekamsk announces the dismissal of coaching staff, headcoach Ruslan Suleymanov and assistant Nikolai Zavarukhin. The coaching duo of MHL-B team Batyr will replace them: Konstantin Polozov as headcoach and Pavel Lazarev as assitant.
Toros is currently 10th in the standing, 26 points behind leader Sary Arka

 
 
 
 

22 Jan 2015, 13:04 | Euro Ice Hockey Challenge: Romania replaces Kazakhstan

Romania national team will replace the national team of Kazakhstan on the Polish stage of Euro Ice Hockey Challenge (EIHC), scheduled in Torun, Poland, from 05 to 08 February.
Kazakhstan withdrew its participation due to financial problems and injured players. Poland, Hungary and Ukraine are the other participant

 
 
 
 

22 Jan 2015, 11:28 | Oremus and Šimíček are new coaches of Košice

On last Monday, Jan 19, Slovak Extraliga club Košice removed Anton Tomko and Pavel Zůbek from the positions as the team coaches. From now on, the new men on the player's bench are Pavel Oremus and Roman Šimíček, who recently lead together the Czech club Vítkovice. Oremus and Šimíček come to the Košice Steelers while being the first, but after 5 losses in the last 7 games.

 
 
 
 

21 Jan 2015, 16:33 | Andrei Sryubko new GM of Ukraine

Former defender Andrei Sryubko was named new General Manager of Ukraine national team. After retirement in 2013 Sryubko,40, worked as assistant coach at MHK Dmitrov in MHL and for Ukraine U20 team

 
 
 
 

21 Jan 2015, 10:38 | New coaches in DEL2

Resigned a week ago from SC Riessersee, Anton Krinner surprisingly signed as new headcoch of EV Landshut replacing Ewald Steiger who remains as assistant coach.
Some hours after the news from Landshut, Riessersee announces new headcoach: Italo-Canadian Maurizio Mansi, until December assistant coach at Nürnberg Ice Tigers.
"We would like to express my thanks for the fast and efficient help of Nürnberg Ice Tigers"says Riessersee CEO Ralph Bader. Curiously next sunday SC Riessersee will play at home against Landshut

 
 
 
 

20 Jan 2015, 21:03 | Vampola is suspended for diving

Liberec forward Petr Vampola, 32, has been penalized by the Czech Disciplinary Committee with a fine and a one game suspension for diving. The committee decided for the game suspension because earlier this season Vampola was fined for the same violation of rules twice already. His third diving of the season occurred during the game in Mladá Boleslav on Jan 18.

 
 
 
 

20 Jan 2015, 15:55 | Future of Energie in MHL is still unclear

The future of the only Czech member in the junior league MHL is still unclear. From yesterday's meeting of representatives of both the club and the league outcomes it is the league's priority to help to Energie to finish the season. Final decision about the situation will be announced no later than Friday so the club could depart to Russia for the weekend's games. During the last week, Karlovy Vary informed they interrupt its appearance in MHL  due to financial issues. In result of that, several games have been postponed already.

 
 
 
 

20 Jan 2015, 13:46 | Jukka Jalonen to coach Finland U20

52-year-old Jukka Jalonen is the new coach of Finland U20 team, replacing Hannu Jortikka who resigned after disappointing WJC in Canada. Jalonen coached Finland national team between 2009 and 2013, winning the gold medal at 2011 World Championship and the bronze medal in Vancouver 2010 before to coach SKA St. Petersburg until last season. The contract was signed until January 2016, after the WJC Finalnd will play at home

 
 
 
 

18 Jan 2015, 18:10 | Barcelona win Copa del Rey

FC Barcelona won for the fifth time, the first since 1996-97, Spanish Copa del Rey by beating 6-2 in the final arch-rival CG Puigcerdà at Jaca. In the semifinals, played on Saturday, Barcelona won 7-6 at overtime Txuri Urdin, while Puigcerdà won 5-3 hosts Jaca. Its the first trophy for Barcelona coach Danylo Didkovsky

 
 
 
 

18 Jan 2015, 13:57 | Karlovy Vary interrupts its appearance in MHL

Due to financial troubles, the only Czech participant the Energie Karlovy Vary interrupts its appearance in  MHL. The nearest planned games of Energie in Belarus are thus cancelled. In a statement published on the club's website the organization hoped some solution for the situation outcomes of the planned meeting with MHL's management which will take place on next Monday in Prague.

 
 
 
 

17 Jan 2015, 15:31 | Arystan Temirtau cancel games

Due to financial difficulties of the team, Arystan Temirtau cancelled the games against Beybarys Atyrau, scheduled for 18 and 19 January for Kazakhstan League

 
 
 
 

12 Jan 2015, 21:11 | Wild up and down game in Czech Extraliga goes for Třinec

Two recent games of Hradec Králové were postponed due to flu epidemy. One of the two  in Třinec had its substitutional term today. During a wild game full of goals Třinec grabbed a quick 2-goals lead in the 1st and 2nd period, but Hradec tied it up twice. As two goals lead appearently was not big enough, in start of the third period Třinec better scored four-times to make it 8-5. Also this time Mountfield was looking for the equalizer, but weren't able to score more than twice. Thus final score of the game which brought 4 powerplay and 2 shorthanded goals was 8-6

 
 
 
 

11 Jan 2015, 22:44 | France up, Japan down

The French Under-18 girls are promoted to the 2016 World Women's U18 Championship after they won Division 1 undefeated this week.

Japan is relegated from the Elite Division after losing two relegation games against Switzerland.

 
 
 
 

06 Jan 2015, 09:10 | Groups for WJC Helsinki 2016

The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played from 25th December 2015 to 5th January 2016 in Helsinki, Finland

Group A
Canada
Sweden
USA
Denmark
Switzerland

Group B
Russia
Slovakia
Czech Republic
Finland
Belarus

 
 
 
 

03 Jan 2015, 02:51 | Jim Vandermeer suspended 6 games

The disciplinary committee of Swiss Ice Hockey Federation ruled a six-game suspension for Kloten Flyers defender Jim Vandermeer for the charge against the head of Mathieu Tschantré during the match of December 22, 2014 between HC Biel and Kloten. In addition, a fine of CHF 1,500 was imposed on the Canadian defender.

 
 
 
 

02 Jan 2015, 06:13 | Swiss Yannick Rathgeb suspended two games

The IIHF Disciplinary Panel has suspended Swiss defenceman and team captain Yannick Rathgeb for the next two games of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championshipas a result of a violation that occurred at 32:02 of the game between Switzerland and Sweden, when Rathgeb delivered a hit on Swedish forward Anton Blidh. This mean Rathgeb will miss the relegation series Switzerland will play against Germany.Rathgeb would be eligible to return if the relegation round series goes to three games.

 
 
 
 

01 Jan 2015, 05:10 | Quarter-finals set at WJC

After the end of preliminary round, all quarter-finals pairs are now set:

02 January 13:00 United States vs Russia @ Montreal
02 January 15:00 Sweden vs Finland@ Toronto
02 January 17:00 Czech Republic vs Slovakia @ Montreal
02 January 20:00 Canada vs Denmark @ Toronto

Germany and Switzerland will play a relegation series best of three in Toronto, on day 02 and 03 January (05 if necessary)

 
 
 
 

31 Dec 2014, 05:55 | Buran changes coach

Buran Voronezh announces coach Viktor Bogatyrev resigned from his charge. Club promotes junior team Rossosh coach Sergei Kary. New coach of Rossosh will be mr. Kary assistant Oleg Rudakov. Kary already coached Buran from 2006 to 2010

 
 
 
 

31 Dec 2014, 03:47 | Grenoble won Coupe de la Ligue

In front of 2500 spectators in Meribel, Grenoble won its fourth Coupe de la Ligue winning 3-2 against traditional rival Rouen, equalizing club from Normandy in Ligue Cup won.
"My players have made sacrifices, blocked shots and worked hard in the defensive zone. They deserved the win" said Canadian Grenoble coach Richard Martel

 
 
 
 

29 Dec 2014, 20:39 | Anatoli Golyshev suspended one game

The IIHF Disciplinary Panel has handed down a one-game suspension to Russian forward Anatoli Golyshev for his hit on Switzerland's Phil Baltisberger during the preliminary round game Russia won 7-0 yesterday. Swiss defender was removed from the ice but already yesterday the hypothesis of a concussion has been ruled out. Baltisberger joined this morning his teammates. If his condition permits,he will test on the ice tomorrow morning.

 
 
 
 

29 Dec 2014, 02:23 | Cernak suspended

Slovak defenceman Erik Cernak will be suspended one game at the World Junior Championship due to a check against the head and neck area of Finland's Mikko Rantanen.

 
 
 
 

28 Dec 2014, 04:44 | Bulgaria withdraws from the U20 Ice Hockey World Championship

The Bulgarian Ice Hockey Federation has informed IIHF that U20 team won't travel to Dunedin, New Zealand to compete at the 2015 Under-20 Ice Hockey World Championship - Division III.

This means that the tournament will have 5 teams instead of 6. The number of games will be reduced from 15 to 10. New Zealand, China, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey are the participants

The tournament will now start a day later on Tuesday January 20th, 2015.

 
 
 
 

25 Dec 2014, 20:15 | Arlan Kokshetau fined

The Kazakh Federation has fined Arlan Kokshetau 250,000 tenge due to the comments made by head coach Surenkin following their 22.12 match with Gornyak Rudny. Kokshetau won the match 2:1 but Surenkin was still unhappy with the officials.

 
 
 
 

23 Dec 2014, 10:57 | Marco Maurer plays Spengler Cup with Jokerit

HC Lugano announced defender Marco Maurer will play Spengler Cup on loan to Jokerit Helsinki. Maurer played Spengler also in 2012 edition with Adler Mannheim (on loan from Rapperswil, his club at that time)

 
 
 
 

22 Dec 2014, 12:25 | Pre-WJC games

Four pre-competition games with the U20 national teams preparing for the World Juniors in Toronto and Montreal were played last night. Canada-Sweden 5-2, Slovakia-Switzerland 3-2, Germany-USA 2-5 and Finland-Russia 3-2(PS).

The World Juniors start on Friday. Follow it with Eurohockey.com at http://eurohockey.com/league/878-wjc.html.

 
 
 
 

21 Dec 2014, 23:09 | Corona Brasov wins Romania Cup

With a comeback from 0-2 after first period, Corona Brasov won 2015 edition of Romania Cup, beating 3-2 arch rival SC Miercurea Ciuc in front of 2000 fans at home rink. In september Miercurea Ciuc won 2014 edition, beating 2-1 Brasov at overtime

 
 
 
 

20 Dec 2014, 11:33 | Dmitri Yakushin new coach at Brest

Brest finally found a replacement for coach Aleksandr Gavrilenok, fired in mid-november: it's Ukranian Dmitri Yakushin, two seasons ago on Dynamo Kharkiv bench

 
 
 
 

19 Dec 2014, 22:02 | Croatia promoted

The Croatian U20 team beat Spain 3-2 in the last game of the World Juniors Division 2B to win promotion.

 
 
 
 

19 Dec 2014, 13:00 | Sean Simpson takes over as new coach of Kloten Flyers

As communicated in a press release by the Flyers organisation, Felix Hollenstein and assistant Kimmo Rintanen (Fin) have been releaved of their positions and replaced by Sean Simpson and his long time assistant Colin Muller. Both signed long year contracts. In addition, Simpson will take over the position of the Team Manager while André Rötheli who had the position will move to the Elite A Junior Team as Head Coach after Marco Bayer ends his stint at the end of the season. The mediocre results from the start of the season have haunted the coaching duo since and speculations had been ongoing in the last few weeks.

 
 
 
 

16 Dec 2014, 08:01 | No Burakovsky at WJC

The Swedish forward André Burakovsky won't play for Sweden at the upcoming World Juniors since his club Washington Capitals won't let him leave the team to play the tournament.

 
 
 
 

15 Dec 2014, 20:09 | Roman Sykora leaves Piestany

Coach Roman Sykora resigned from his charge at SHK 37 Piestany due to the recent poor results of the team. "I feel responsible for this bad momentum and I want to give the players a boost" said Sykora. His successor is still unknown

 
 
 
 

15 Dec 2014, 18:07 | Sigurdarson and Sveinsdóttir named 2014 Iceland Players of the Year

Bjorn Robert Sigurdarson of Aberdeen Wings (NAHL) and Skautafélag Akureyri forward Linda Sveinsdóttir were named 2014 Iceland Players of the Year.
Sigurdason, 20, had a positive first season in US, scoring 13 goals (with 25 assists) in 54 games, playing for Iceland national team in U18 and U20 World Championships.
Linda Sveinsdóttir, 24, played in three World Championships and won 7 titles with SA Akureyri
"She is a great example for all Icelandic women and girls" reports the official motivation

 
 
 
 

15 Dec 2014, 11:47 | Fredrik Pettersson and Linus Klasen declined national team call

Fredrik Pettersson and Linus Klasen won't partecipate at Channel One Cup in Sochi with Sweden from 18 to 21 December, despite the call from coach Pär Mårts. Their club HC Lugano asked players to remain in Switzerland to focus on 22-23 December NLA round.
"I'm sad about this situation but I will not force the hand, it is their right to refuse the call" said Mårts at TT Nyhetsbyrån

 
 
 
 

15 Dec 2014, 00:26 | U20 World Juniors Div1A started

The U20 World Championship Division I Group A started today in Asiago. The winners on the opening day were Belarus, Latvia and Norway.

 
 
 
 

14 Dec 2014, 11:52 | Six goals, one scorer

Delovaja Rus Kaliningrad forward Artem Nekerov scored all six goals of his team in the 6-5 victory against Lokiai-Poseidonas Elektrenai in the Lithuanian League. Nekerov also missed a penalty shot at 26:40. Delovaja Rus is currently third in the standing but with several games less than other teams

 
 
 
 

14 Dec 2014, 09:56 | British juniors promoted

Great Britain won the U20 World Championship Division IIA in Tallinn, Estonia to promote to Division IB. The British team that was lead by the top line Bobby Chamberlain-Lewis Hook-Jordan Cownie won all five games.

 
 
 
 

12 Dec 2014, 19:35 | Jesse Joensuu transferred from Edmonton Oilers to SC Bern

According to the official twitter channel of the Edmonton Oilers (@edmontonoilers) Jesse Joensuu has been transferred to SC Bern of the Swiss National League A with immediate effect. The 27 year old Finland native should replace injured Chuck Kobasew. Joensuu played 124 NHL games with the Oilers organisation and should have an lively effect with his stature (193cm, 95kg).

 
 
 
 

12 Dec 2014, 19:22 | Damien Brunner signs with HC Lugano of Swiss NLA

According to various media outlets Damien Brunner of the New Jersey Devils has signed a contract with Swiss Team HC Lugano of the National League A throughout the 2018/2019 season after mutually terminating the 2.5 Million USD contract that left him with one more year.

 
 
 
 

10 Dec 2014, 12:37 | Heikki Leime to coach Olten

EHC Olten announced Finnish Heikki Leime as new head coach. Leime, 52, on French Amiens Gothiques bench last season, replaced Scott Beattie, fired on 21 November after six consecutive defeats. Interim coach Dino Stecher will remain as assistant coach

 
 
 
 

09 Dec 2014, 18:02 | Heilbronner Falken fire Pavlovs

The Heilbronner Falken have fired head coach Igors Pavlovs today after the club has slipped down into last in DEL2, winning just one match in their last 12 while dropping 8 straight. Club manager Attila Eren said he personnally regrets the decisions but the athletic and mental downward spiral of the club made this step necessary. Gerd Wittmann will act as the clubs interim head coach.

 
 
 
 

09 Dec 2014, 18:00 | Arystan Temirtau given forfeits

Arystan Temirtau had two matches against Arlan Kokshetau postponed while the club sorted out their financial situation. The club in the end was saved however they refused to show up for the matches against Arlan and now the Federation has ruled 5:0 technical victories to Arlan.

 
 
 
 

08 Dec 2014, 09:17 | European Women´s Champions Cup second round

The three groups of the second round of the European Women´s Champions Cup were played this past weekend. HC SKIF Nizhny Novgorod, HC Lugano, Linköpings HC and Espoo Blues qualified for the Final Tournament that will be played February 20-22.

 
 
 
 

02 Dec 2014, 23:31 | Rouen and Grenoble reached Coupe de la Ligue final

Dragons Rouen and Grenoble Brûleurs de Loups qualified for Coupe de la Ligue final, held in Meribel next 30 Dicember. Since the creation of the competition in 2007, teams wil battle for the third time to win the trophy: in 2007 Grenoble won 2-1, in 2010 Rouen won 6-4.
In the semifinals Rouen lost first game 2-1 but crashed 6-0 Gap in 2nd leg, while Grenoble won 3-1 at Epinal and lost 4-5 in return match against Epinal advancing for goal difference

 
 
 
 

02 Dec 2014, 19:11 | MHL game postponed

Today's MHL game Yugra Mammoths - Kuznetsk Bears has been postponed because 14 of the Bears players are sick. A new date for the game is not yet decided.

 
 
 
 

01 Dec 2014, 00:07 | Change of coach in Bardejov

"The inadequate results of the team, especially the four games lost on home ice this season, are the reason for termination of cooperation" said HC 46 Bardejov manager Andrej Gmitter announcing the firing of coach Branislav Kohutiar
Miroslav Ihnačák, recently resigned from Corona Brasov, was announced as new headcoach. He signed until end of season

 
 
 
 

24 Nov 2014, 18:52 | Two hockey legends pass away

Today sad news arrived about the death of two coaching legends.

This morning it was announced that former longtime head coach of the Soviet national team and CSKA Moscow, Viktor Tikhonov, passed away in a hospital in Moscow early Monday after a long illness. Tikhonov led the Soviet Union to Olympic Gold in 1984, 1988 and 1992, to 8 World Championships between 1978 and 1990 and a Canada Cup win. With CSKA Moscow he won 13 Soviet league titles and 13 European championships between 1977-1990. He is a member of both the IIHF Hall of Fame and the Russian Hall of Fame.

Later today the NHL informed about the death of Canadian Pat Quinn who had died on Sunday at age 71 after a long illness in Vancouver. The former long time NHL player had his biggest success behind the bench as head coach of the gold winning 2002 Olympic team of Canada. He also won the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and the U18 and U20 gold medals at World Championships with his native country.

 
 
 
 

23 Nov 2014, 18:43 | Straubing and head coach Wilson part ways

On Saturday German club Straubing Tigers, last in the DEL standings with a large deficit towards the pre-playoff spots, decided to fire their head coach Rob Wilson. The 46 year old born Canadian who represented Great Britain on the international level only arrived this summer in Germany after four years in Italy, winning the Italian championship with Renon in 2014 as the highlight. Straubing had only won 3 of their first 21 regular season games.

 
 
 
 

19 Nov 2014, 13:04 | Five clubs interested in promotion in NLB

Five clubs of NLB have submitted the application to play in the NLA in case of on promotion this season: HC La Chaux-de-Fonds, HC Visp SC Langnau Tigers, HC Olten and SC Langenthal Olten.

These clubs will play the promotion/relegation series against last club of NLA as winner of NLB

 
 
 
 

18 Nov 2014, 11:15 | Schwenninger Wild Wings fire coach Mair

After two and a half years Stefan Mair was fired from his post of headcoach at Schwenninger Wild Wings
"It was a really difficult decision, because we have learned to appreciate the work of Stefan Mair in the last almost two and a half years. He has always worked very meticulous and committed, but the last series of eight defeats in a row have matured our decision to set a new impulse to "shake" the team" said in a short statement the Manager Thomas Burger.

Arrived in 2012/13 season, Italian Stefan Mair led Schwenningen to Bundesliga (now DEL2) finals, earning the promotion to German elite league last season.

Sports manager Alexander Hunter and assistant coach Dave Chambers will coach the team until a new coach will be find

 
 
 
 

18 Nov 2014, 10:46 | Crvena Zvedza - Partizan game declared invalid

The Serbian League match Crvena Zvezda - Partizan played on October 26th was declared friendly, both by teams and Competition Director, since it was played at the very begining of the season with Crvena Zvezda had only couple of days on the ice back then. The stats and the 3 points earned by Partizan, that won the game 82, were cancelled since the it was never registered by the Competition Director.

 
 
 
 

17 Nov 2014, 21:54 | Ludek Bukac new coach at Egna

Egna/Neumarkt announces Czech Ludek Bukac, 47, as new headcoach, replacing fired Mike Flanagan. Bukac, recently lead Czech Republic at WJC U18, is back in Egna where he coached team for a couple of seasons at the begin of the century.

 
 
 
 

17 Nov 2014, 14:28 | HK Brest fired coach

Due to the poor performances of the team - 13 points after 23 rounds - Aleksandr Gavrilenok was fired as head coach of HK Brest removed from his position. Assistant coach Aleksandr Ivanenko was named interim coach

 
 
 
 

16 Nov 2014, 22:33 | Former Hungarian international Attila Rajz passed away during a game

Hungarian hockey mourns the sudden death of former international Attila Rajz, passed away while was playing a game of OB-III, an amateur league in Hungary. Raiz, 38, retired from professional hockey in 2010 after almost 300 games in Hungarian League/MOL Liga with Alba Volan Székesfehérvár and Ferencvaros and two titles (2007-08 and 2008-09). He played also 43 games for Hungary.
According to jegkorongblog.hu Rajz played the first period and was in the locker room, because he felt bad. Then sat on the team bench, where they became ill shortly before the end of the match. Despite every attempt, doctors were not able to save his life

 
 
 
 

16 Nov 2014, 13:03 | Milan Kolena seriously injured in a car accident

MHC Mountfield Martin forward Milan Kolena suffered a serious car accident on saturday morning near the village of Turčianska Štiavnička. According to club Facebook page Kolena underwent surgery. Site Turiec.sme.sk reported the player was in a car along with other three passengers, two men and a woman, all serious injured. "Circumstances and causes of the accident are under investigation" said regional police spokesman Radko Moravčík. Kolena was the captain of Slovakia U20 at the last World Championship and returned to Martin after starting the season at Kosice

 
 
 
 

12 Nov 2014, 12:38 | Krikunov resigned as Belarus coach and goes to Neftekhimik

Lasted a little over a month the experience of Vladimir Krikunov at the helm of Belarus national team. Russian coach resigned after a meeting with new Federation President Igor Rachovsky. In EIHC in Slovenia, played last weekend, Belarus lost all three games.
Some hours after the dismissal, Krikunov was announced as new coach of Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk

 
 
 
 

11 Nov 2014, 22:53 | Finland and Sweden dominate CHL

When it is time for quarter finals in Champions Hockey League only teams of Finland and Sweden remain. IFK Helsinki, Lukko Rauma, SaiPa Lappeenranta and Kärpat Oulu from Finland and Linköpings HC, Frölunda Indians, Skellefteå AIK and Luleå HF from Sweden. The quarter finals are played December 2 and 9.

 
 
 
 

11 Nov 2014, 17:14 | Japan qualifies for WWC

Japan beat Czech Republic 2-1 to qualify for the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Malmö, Sweden.

 
 
 
 

07 Nov 2014, 14:51 | Polish Cup in Krakow

Krakow Arena will host the final four of 2014 Polish Cup, on December 27 and 28. The Federations intends to use this event as a test for upcoming World Championship Division Ia, held in Krakow in April.
"We are aware that an event of this magnitude must be properly organized. Polish Cup will be our test event before the championships. We will be able to test the venue in every aspect, and this is extremely important" said Dawid Chwałka, President of Federation, at portal hokej.net

 
 
 
 

06 Nov 2014, 00:11 | Egna fired coach

Neumarkt/Egna fired Canadian coach Mike Flanagan after four victories in 14 games of Italian Serie A. Flagan arrived this season at Egna after two years as Valpellice coach. Junior coach Martin Ekrt was named interim coach

 
 
 
 

04 Nov 2014, 19:15 | Robert Spisak new coach at Katowice

Slovak Robert Spisak is the new head coach of GKS Katowice, replacing Maksymilian Lebek. Spisak, 55, won MOL Liga last season with Nove Zamky but was fired in October by Slovak club. Katowice lost all 13 games played in Polska Hokej Liga

 
 
 
 

03 Nov 2014, 18:05 | Peter Oremus left Vitkovice

After two seasons Peter Oremus left his charge of head coach at Vitkovice after Sunday's defeat with Zlin.
"We had to take this decision: the team lost twelve of the eighteen matches, it's logical" says general manager Petr Husička.
"Our results were poor despite invaluably beginning of the season. Unfortunately the roster was plagued by injuries, we lost few matches in the last minutes. I'm agree with the decision of the board. I spent two wonderful years here in Vitkovice" commented Peter Oremus

 
 
 
 

03 Nov 2014, 16:54 | Arlan finally announces coach

After firing Vladimir Klinga in mid-September, Arlan finally finds a new coach: Finnish Vesa Surenkin, inactive since 2012, will coach Kazakh team with Russian Dmitri Shalabanov, assistant coach for the last three seasons at Sary Arka Karaganda.

 
 
 
 

02 Nov 2014, 23:38 | Sergei Pushkov to coach Karelia

VMF Karelia announces the appointment of Sergei Pushkov as new head coach, replacing Sergei Shendelev. Pushkov, 50, played for SKA from 1991 to 1995 before to coach in Belarus and Norway. Last season he worked as assistant coach at team Poland

 
 
 
 

02 Nov 2014, 16:51 | World Championship Division 1a start postponed

Polish Federation announces the start of World Championship Division 1a, originally scheduled for April 18, 2015, will be postponed by one day due to a show of singer Robbie Williams, which will take place at Krakow Arena on day 17. According to the new plan the tournament will begin on 19 April 2015 and end on Saturday 25 April. Host Poland will face Hungary, Japan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Italy

 
 
 
 

02 Nov 2014, 13:39 | Txuri Urdin score 42 goals

Night of big scores in Spanish Nacional Liga: the biggest one was in Valdemoro, Madrid district, where Txuri Urdin San Sebastian destroyed 42-0 Steel Acorns Valdemoro with Ignacio Solorzano (6 goals and 5 assists as best scorer). Txuri had 135 shots on goal, Valdemoro just 4

 
 
 
 

31 Oct 2014, 17:25 | Kazzinc Torpedo temporarily replaces headcoach

Assistant coach Igor Dorokhin was named Kazzinc Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk interim headcoach to replace Nikolai Myshagin after he suffered a suspected pre-stroke when team arrived in Krasnodar to play against local Kuban. Myshagin was taken to the Regional Clinical Hospital of Krasnodar: there is no danger to life. The coach will remain under medical supervision for the next 7-8 days. It is also necessary to clarify the diagnosis and the possibility of adjusting the treatment.

 
 
 
 

30 Oct 2014, 16:47 | Arystan Temirtau in financial crisis

Arystan Temirtau has informed their players and the league that the club will not be making the trip to Kokshetau to take on Arlan on 2-3.November due to their financial situation. The clubs players will stay with the club for the moment and keep training should the situation change, however, if nothing does in the next week, the club will be disbanded.

 
 
 
 

29 Oct 2014, 18:52 | Sary Arka, Ariada and Sputnik change coach

Movements on the benches of the VHL:
Russian coach Alexei Fetisov resigned from his post at Sary Arka at his own request. Assistant Leonids Tambijevs was named new head coach. Sary Arka is the reigning champion of VHL and currently 7th in the standing.

Ivan Tsarev replaced Igor Zilinsky at Ariada Volzhsk after nine consecutive defeats.

Former Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk coach Vladimir Golubovich is the new coach of Sputnik Nizhny Tagil replacing Evgeny Galkin

 
 
 
 

23 Oct 2014, 18:20 | Luca Cereda named in Switzerland U20 coaching staff

Luca Cereda is the new assistant of coach John Fust at Swizerland U20 team. Cereda replaces Gerd Zenhäusern, who was recently appointed head coach of HC Fribourg-Gotteron. After his retirement, Cereda works as assistant coach at Switzerland U18 and as head coach of Ambri Piotta Elite Junior A team

 
 
 
 

23 Oct 2014, 16:59 | Nikolishin to coach Traktor

As rumoured, Andrei Nikolishin was named new coach at Traktor Chelyabinsk, replacing fired Karri Kivi.
Anwar Gatiyatulin Vladimir Tsyplakov and Fredrik Mikko also entered in the coachinf staff

 
 
 
 

23 Oct 2014, 11:50 | Gomel announces new coach

Former Dinamo Minsk Alexander Andrievski is the new coach of Gomel, replacing Valeri Voronin resigned at the beginning of October

 
 
 
 

22 Oct 2014, 22:00 | Traktor fires coach

Today 2-3 defeat against Dinamo Minsk, the eighth in the league, means the end of the adventure on Traktor Chelyabinsk bench for Karri Kivi. Finnish coach was fired at the end of the game. Rumours indicate Andrei Nikolishin as new coach

 
 
 
 

22 Oct 2014, 14:51 | Frank González new President of Spanish Ice Sports Federation

Former player Frank Gonzalez, IIHF Council Member, was elected new President of Spanish Ice Sports Federation (FEDH), where he was the Vice President and the responsible for ice hockey.
"Now I have the satisfaction to be the second president of the FEDH (after María Teresa Samaranch), although at the time to address the Assembly I was really excited and almost could not even talk, but now it's already time to work" said Gonzalez after the election. Two hockey players, national team captain Salva Barnola (CG Puigcerdà) and Guillermo Betrán (CH Jaca), were named in the Commission of Deputies

 
 
 
 

19 Oct 2014, 16:28 | AIHL says no to Rhinos comeback

Some days ago icehockeynewsaustralia.com reported the intention of Central Coast Rhinos to rejoin Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) after a five years hiatus. But AIHL Annual General Meeting rejected the request without further explanations

 
 
 
 

18 Oct 2014, 18:48 | IIHF ruled about Continental Cup format

After withdrawal of Companion Kyiv from Continental Cup, IIHF announced the changement in competition format, ruling Kompanion Kyiv will be replaced in Group E of the third round to take place 21-23 November 2014 in Angers, France, by the second-placed team of Group B or C with the better record from their three games in their second-round group played 17-19 October

 
 
 
 

16 Oct 2014, 23:14 | CSKA Sofia signed Russian veterans for Continental Cup

CSKA Sofia certainly won't travel to Bremerhaven for Continental Cup second round as underdog: Bulgarian team has strengthened the roster with the addition of five Russian players among which stand out former stars as Oleg Kvasha and Vladimir Antipov, both retired after last season. Other veterans contracted are: defender Mikhail Lyubushin and forwards Dmitry Vlasenkov and Dmitry Bykov.
Cska will play first game friday night against host Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven

 
 
 
 

15 Oct 2014, 18:34 | Energija Elektrénai fired coach

Energija Elektrénai fired Belarusian coach Dmitri Ovsyannikov after ten games and only four victories in Belarus Second League. Assistant coach Dovydas Kulevičius will be interim coach.
"Basically, it was a question of difference between the expectations and the potential. Dmitri is a great man and a good coach, we wish him the best in future works. Who will coach the team until the end of the season, it's still an open question - says club director Rolandas Aliukonis

 
 
 
 

11 Oct 2014, 16:19 | Two technical losses for Kalev-Valk, Viking approved

Estonian League started with some problems: the first two games of Kalev-Välk are considered 5-0 technical losses because the team didn't show up. Viking Tallinn and Panter/Purikad earn three points without playing

Federation also approved the HC Viking membership application. The new team replaced HK Viiking Sport Tallinn, folded after last season in debt, but it does not consider as the legal successor so can not require the payment of the debts of the other club to the new one

 
 
 
 

11 Oct 2014, 14:49 | Swedish duo on Brasov bench

Corona Brasov finds a new coach after the resignation of Miroslav Ihnacak:
Former Troja-Ljungby coach and general manager Jerry Andersson signed for MOL League vice-champion, along with Håkan Nygren, fired by Ferencvaros some weeks ago, as assistant coach.

 
 
 
 

10 Oct 2014, 13:35 | U18 schedule announced

Today the game schedule of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in Zug and Luzern was announced. You can find it here or on the tournament's website.

 
 
 
 

10 Oct 2014, 12:34 | Valeri Karpov passed away

Former Russian player Valeri Karpov died at 44 for the consequences of a domestic incident (a bad fall down the stairs) suffered last July. After two months in coma, Karpov suffered three operations, but was never able to recover. In September was transported from Chelyabinsk to Berezovsky, to follow specific rehabilitation in a hospital.
Drafted by Anaheim, Karpov played 76 games in NHL and 523 in Soviet/Russian League with a title in 1999 with Metallurg Magnitogorsk. He won a World Championship in 1993 and a silver in 2002 with Russia. He was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993. Before the accident, Karpov signed as Chelmet Chelyabinsk assistant coach

 
 
 
 

06 Oct 2014, 15:45 | KHL record by Wolski

Wojtek Wolski scored today the fastest hat-trick in the history of KHL. He scored three goals in 1:46 when his Torpedo Nizhny-Novgorod beat Sibir Novosibirsk 3-2.

 
 
 
 

04 Oct 2014, 10:27 | Josef Dobos new coach at Unia Oswiecim

Czech Josef Dobos, 53, is the new coach of Unia Oswiecim after the leaving of Peter Mikula. Dobos began season as Opava assistant coach in Czech Republic. He comes back on Oswiecim bench after a short stint in 2009-10 season

 
 
 
 

03 Oct 2014, 23:21 | Peter Mikula to coach Zilina

Two days after leaving Unia Oswiecim, Peter Mikula has already found a new bench: Slovak coach signed for Zilina to replace resigned Jozef Zavadil.

 
 
 
 

03 Oct 2014, 19:23 | Gomel coach resigns

HK Gomel coach Valeri Voronin resigned today citing family reasons. Former assistant Aleksandr Polischuk will replace him, with Aleksandr Shumidub as assitant. After 10 games, Gomel is 7th in Belarus Extraliga

 
 
 
 

02 Oct 2014, 18:45 | Jan Vodicka passed away

Fomer Czech goalie Jan Vodicka passed away at 82 after losing a battle with severe disease. Vodicka was the first goalie in Czechoslovakia to use a glove and a pionner in using mask. He played 12 seasons for Ceske Budejovice and three in TJ Tankista Praha. Vodicka also earned 12 caps with national team, playing at 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina

 
 
 
 

02 Oct 2014, 14:21 | Andrew Petrie new coach at Newcastle

British Andrew Petrie is the new coach of Newcastle North Stars, replacing Garry Doré that will remain in North Stars organization as General Manager. Petrie coached Sydney Ice Dogs last season

 
 
 
 

02 Oct 2014, 10:52 | Peter Mikula leaves Oswiecim

"Maintaining coach Mikula was a priority for us" said the president of Unia Oswiecim Artur Januszyk last April signing a contract extension for Slovak coach. Yesterday with a short statement mr. Januszyk simply announced: "Peter Mikula is no longer coach of the club per mutual agreement.Thus, we begin the search for a new coach." Mikula arrived in Oswiecim last season replacing Evgeny Lebedev after the 2012-13 title with Zvolen, leading Unia at semifinals

 
 
 
 

01 Oct 2014, 10:49 | Rauno Parras new President of Estonian Federation

Rauno Parras, 41, was elected the new President of Estonian Hockey Federation during the general meeting held in Tallinn. For the first time a former player takes this charge. Retired after 2012-13 season, Parras previously worked as commercial director at Estonian Air. Another player, Veiko Süvaoja, entered in the Board. Former President Jaan Melder will continue to work in the Federation Board along with Oleg Litvyakov, Vahur Glaase, Urmas Kuusk and Aivar Riisalu.

 
 
 
 

30 Sep 2014, 15:05 | Jozef Zavadil resigned from Zilina

Citing health reasons, Czech coach Jozef Zavadil asked to terminate contract with Zilina after eight games. Zavadil arrived in Zilina last July

 
 
 
 

30 Sep 2014, 14:16 | Dukla Trencin retired Oto Hascak’s jersey

During a ceremony last sunday, Dukla Trencin retired jersey #10 in honor of Oto Hascak. The 50-years-old native of Martin played 326 games with Dukla, starting and closing career with Trencin. Drafted by Boston Bruins in 1989, he played the entire career in Europe, in Sweden, Germany, Czech Republic and Finland, winning a title with Vsetin and two bronze medal at World Championship with Czechoslovakia. Hascak currently works as European scout for New York Rangers

 
 
 
 

30 Sep 2014, 13:09 | Ferencvaros sacked coaching duo

Another MOL Liga team decided to replace coach: after Brasov, also Ferencvaros announced the club sacked Swedish coach Håkan Nygren and his assistant Tamas Dobos after the last game, lost 3-5 against Ujpest. Last season the duo had the same function with the roles reversed, with Dobos as head coach and Nygren as assistant.Nygren was also Technical Director.
Youth team coach Ferenc Szakács has been named the interim head coach with former player György Orbán as assistant.

 
 
 
 

29 Sep 2014, 15:47 | Miroslav Ihnacak left Brasov

Less then one month after the start of MOL liga, vice-champion Corona Brasov lost its coach: Slovak Miroslav Ihnacak, 52, resigned for familiar reasons. "We decided together that it is the best decision for everyone, he decided to return home to stay with his family. I'm sorry to have to break up." said president of hockey section, Zoltan Olti-Pascal. Former coach Laszlo Kovacs will be the interim coach.

 
 
 
 

28 Sep 2014, 11:05 | Lokomotiv Yaroslavl fires coach Simpson

After 9 rounds, a record of 3-6 and an anonimous 12th placein the Western Conference standings, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl decided to fire former Switzerland coach Sean Simpson, along with his assistant Colin Muller
Anatoly Khomenko has been appointed as interim head coach.

 
 
 
 

27 Sep 2014, 17:43 | KAC fire coach four games into the season

Austrian powerhouse Klagenfurter AC fired head coach Martin Stloukal and assistant coach Gerald Ressmann just four games into the new season. The record title holder in Austrian history lost three of their opening four games, conceding a 0-9 loss to Linz at home in their last game on Thursday. That was KACs biggest loss in club history.

 
 
 
 

22 Sep 2014, 18:15 | Schedule for Spengler Cup 2014 unveiled

The 88th edition of the Spengler Cup will open with the Genève Servette agains the KHL Team Salavat Yulaef Ufa. The evening game will show case two fan favourites: HC Davos will face Team Canada. Here are the two groups and all the games:

Group Torriani: Genève Servette, Salavat Yulaef Ufa, Jokerit Helsinki

Group Cattini: HC Davos, Team Canada, Medvescak Zagreb

Friday, 26.12.2014:

G 1: Genéve Servette-Salavat Yulaef Ufa / G 2: HC Davos-Team Canada

Saturday, 27.12.2014:

G 3: Jokerit Helsinki-Looser Game 1 / G 4: Medvescak Zagreb- Looser Game 2

Sunday, 28.12.2014:

G 5: Winner Game 1-Jokerit Helsinki / G 6: Winner Game 2-Medvescak Zagreb

Monday, 29.12.2014:

G 7: 2. Group Torriani-3. Group Cattini / G 8: 2. Group Cattini-3. Group Torriani

Tuesday, 30.12.2014:

G 9: 1. Group Cattini-Winner Game 7 / G 10: 1. Group Torriani-Winner Game 8

Wednesday, 31.12.2014:

G 11: Winner Game 9-Winner Game 10

 
 
 
 

22 Sep 2014, 17:46 | Rod Hinks passed away

Former player Rod Hinks passed away last Thursday at 41 due to a suspected heart attack at his residence.Drafted to the New York Islanders in 1993, Hinks played most of his professional career in Europe, skating in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary and Great Britain. He won a title in Austria with Villach in 2001-2002 season

 
 
 
 

20 Sep 2014, 12:16 | Val Pusteria won Supercoppa

A goal by Canadian Philip Devos at 59:45 gives Val Pusteria Wolves the first trophy of the season in Italy. Wolves won Supercoppa at Collalbo Arena beating 4-3 national champion SV Renon

 
 
 
 

19 Sep 2014, 17:51 | Dunarea Galati fired coach Rauhanen

The moving of Finnish coach Kari Rauhanen from MOL vice champion Corona Brasov to Dunarea Galati of Romanian League was the shocking transfer of the summer for Romanian hockey. After three months and only two official games played in Romanian Cup (one victory one loss), Dunarea announced Rauhanen was fired without further comments

 
 
 
 

18 Sep 2014, 11:58 | World Championship to Poland

IIHF announced today that Krakow, Poland will host the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Division I Group A World Championship.
Ukraine was originally supposed to host the championship but withdrew due to the political situation in the country.

 
 
 
 

15 Sep 2014, 11:17 | SC Miercurea Ciuc won Romania Cup

A goal by Ede Mihaly in the overtime gives 2-1 victory and the Romanian Cup to SC Miercurea Ciuc in the final played in Galati against Corona Brasov

 
 
 
 

15 Sep 2014, 11:05 | Neman replaces coach

Belarus champion Neman Grodno sacked Latvian coach Aigars Cipruss due to the poor start in Extraliga and replaces him with Russian Vasili Spiridonov, 63, until 2013 on Metallurg Zhlobin bench with whom he won the league in 2011-2012 season. Cipruss arrived in Grodno last June and won Belarus Cup some weeks ago

 
 
 
 

13 Sep 2014, 15:57 | NLB game cancelled

The NLB game between HC Red Ice Martigny and the SC Langenthal today Saturday is postponed.
At least twelve of the Martigny players suffer from food poisoning.

 
 
 
 

13 Sep 2014, 13:26 | Riley Emmerson received 10-games ban

The Elite League's Department of Player Safety has handed Edinburgh Capitals Riley Emmerson a 10-match ban and fined the club £1,000 because of the injury sustained by Belfast Giants Kevin Phillips as a result of a Emmerson boarding check during the Capitals home game on Sunday 7th September 2014.
Edinburgh have been fined £1,000 for failure to supply the matchnight footage required

 
 
 
 

13 Sep 2014, 13:10 | Only three teams apply to participate in Ukraine League

An official letter from Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine, reported by Sport.ua, says that three hockey teams - HC Kremenchug, Generals Kyiv and Vityaz Kharkov - confirmed the intention to participate in the championship.
Federation will consider the creation of a league at least with one team more.

 
 
 
 

13 Sep 2014, 13:00 | Arlan fire coach

Kazakhstan vice-champion and national cup finalist Arlan Kokshetau sacked Slovakian coach Vladimir Klinga after a bad start in Kazakhstan League (1-3 record after 4 games), even if Arlan won last game 14-1 against Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk. Andrei Psarev was named interim coach

 
 
 
 

11 Sep 2014, 23:19 | Rain of goals in Romanian Cup

Romanian Cup, started yesterday in Galati, saw big scores in first games. Sportul Studentesc Bucharest lost 0-30 and 1-22 against Corona Brasov and Steaua Bucharest, while home team Dunarea Galati won 16-0 against Progym. Dunarea signed Austrian stars Andre Lakos and Oliver Setzinger for the competition but lost first game 2-7 against SC Miercurea Ciuc. Follow Romanian Cup on eurohockey.com

 
 
 
 

11 Sep 2014, 23:02 | MHL reaches 5,000

Today was the 5,000th game of KHL's junior league MHL played. MHK Spartak Moscow beat Dinamo St. Petersburg 4-3 in a shootout game in this historic event.

MHL started in 2009 and is now in its sixth season.

 
 
 
 

11 Sep 2014, 21:17 | Igor Chibirev to coach Ukraine U20

Ukraine Federation announced the appointment of Igor Chibiriev as head coach of U20 national team, with Andrei Sryubko as assistant. Chibiriev, 46, worked as assistant coach at Molodaya Gvardia Donetsk, while Sryubko held a similar position at Dmitrov.
"The most important thing is that we have a common vision of what needs to be done to achieve a result" said Igor Chibiriev. Ukraine U20 will compete in WJC U20 Division IB in Dunaujvaros, Hungary, next December against Poland, Kazakhstan, France, Japan and Hungary.

 
 
 
 

09 Sep 2014, 09:58 | 2015 IIHF IHWC mascot introduction

The mascot of the 2015 IIHF World Championship will today be introduced in a press conference that you can follow here from 11.30 (CET).

 
 
 
 

07 Sep 2014, 13:01 | Memory day in KHL

On the 7th of September KHL games are paused in memory of the crash of a plane that carried HC Lokomotiv Yaroslavl three years ago, on 7 of September 2011. Flight attendant Alexander Sizov was the only one who survived in a crash, while 26 players, 4 coaches, 7 club staff members and 7 members of plane crew died.

 
 
 
 

04 Sep 2014, 14:13 | Beroun faces problems

Traditional participant of the Czech 1.liga (2nd-level competition) Medvědi Beroun struggles with financial issues which could lead to closing down the organization as whole. According to information from the Czech Ice Hockey Association (CIHA), Beroun owes the total amount of app. € 18,000 to players on wages and it seems to be unable to even out its liabilities by September 5, which has been stated as the final deadline by CIHA. The club, which finished in the last spot of the 1.liga last year and was relegated to 2.liga (3rd-level competition), is now threatened even by losing of its 2.liga license and by total extinction.

 
 
 
 

02 Sep 2014, 15:26 | Slavutich will not participate in the Belarus Extraliga

Slavutich Smolensk won't play in Belarus Extraliga in 2014-15 season. The club, acting in Russian 3rd league, applied to join Belarus Extraliga and the Belarusian Federation accepted the proposal, but, despite a verbal agreement wih Russian Hockey Federation, the bureaucratic procedure was not successful because only the Executive Committee of the Federation has the right to allow the move, but the date of his nearest Convocation is no earlier than September 25th, after the begin of Extraliga

 
 
 
 

02 Sep 2014, 14:10 | Mass brawl causes premature end of a warmup game in Trenčín

Yesterday's warmup game full of fights between junior teams of Dukla Trenčín and Vsetín ended up prematurely in the 56th minute due to a mass fight. In the moment of the final whistle, the current score was 2-2. Altogether, 336 penalty minutes were registered into the penalty summary of the game.

 
 
 
 

02 Sep 2014, 09:35 | Ertis won Kazakhstan Cup

By beating cup holder Arlan Kokshetau 4-1 in the final played in Temirtau, national champion Ertis Pavlodar won for the first time the Kazakhstan Cup. Nomad Astana captured bronze medal defeating 2-1 at overtime Beybarys Atyrau. Tournament awards were assigned to Marek Pinc (Ertis) as best goalie, Aleksei Petushkov (Arystan Temirtau) as best defender and Maxim Bogatyrenko (Berkut Karaganda) as best forward

 
 
 
 

01 Sep 2014, 18:07 | Finland wins U20 tournament in Jönköping

The Finnish U20 team won a 4-nation tournament in Jönköping, Sweden the past weekend. They started off with a 2-1 shootout win to Russia and continued with 5-1 aganist Sweden and 7-1 against Czech Republic. Sweden finished second beating the Czechs 7-2 and the Russians 2-1. Russia beat Czech Republic 7-0 to finsih third.

Finland's Jesse Puljujärvi scored 3+3 points to finish as top scorer of the tournament in Kinnarps Arena.

 
 
 
 

01 Sep 2014, 00:09 | Neman Grodno won Belarus Cup

National champion Neman Grodno won its first Belarus Cup crushing 5-0 Yunost Minsk in the final, played at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk in front of 1.900 spectators.
"Despite the score, the match was tight. The first two quick goals played a major role in our victory." said Neman captain Andrei Korshunov
"We wanted to win. Fans always remember the first place, if the result gave us the silver, it is not important" commented Yunost Anatoly Protasenya

 
 
 
 

31 Aug 2014, 11:36 | Energija Elektrénai announced new coach

Energija Elektrénai, playing in Belarusian second division,  announced Belarusian Dmitri Ovsyannikov as new headcoach. Ovsyannikov, 44, worked at HK Lida-2 last season

 
 
 
 

31 Aug 2014, 11:16 | Medvescak releases Shawn Belle

Medvescak Zagreb announces the club terminates contract with Canadian defender Shawn Belle for mediacal reasons: "Few days after his arrival appeared problems arising from an old injury. The club and player agreed that priority is to take care of his body and health. He understands that with our small budget we have to have every player be able and count on him 100%. We wish him all the best for the future and hope he will soon be at top" said Medvescak athletic director Aaron Fox. Belle, 29, signed with Medvescak from Swedish Farjestad last June

 
 
 
 

30 Aug 2014, 19:02 | Yunost and Neman for the Cup

After three consecutive years Metallurg Zhlobin won't play in Belarus Cup final. The last act, next Sunday, will see Cup holder Yunost Minsk face Extraliga champion Neman Grodno, qualified to final just for a better goal difference compared to Yunost MHL team.

 
 
 
 

30 Aug 2014, 18:38 | Ertis and Arlan will face off in Kazakhstan Cup final

The 2014 edition of Kazakhstan Cup will have the same final of last year: cup holder Arlan Kokshetau and national champion Ertis Pavlodar dueling on Sunday at Termitau Ice Arena. Teams won their respective groups, while Nomad Astana and Beybarys Atyrau will play for bronze medal. Arlan won Kazakhstan Cup in last two editions

 
 
 
 

29 Aug 2014, 12:45 | GKS Katowice and Krynica approved

Polish Federation Commission on Licensing approved - even after the deadline - the applications of GKS Katowice to play in Polska Hokej Liga and Krynica for the 2nd League. Krynica also received a license for women team.

 
 
 
 

29 Aug 2014, 12:23 | Angers won Jacques Lacarrière trophy

after losing the playoffs finals last season, Angers took its revenge on Briançon winning the Match of Champions (Jacques Lacarrière Trophy), the trophy which opens the season in France between the Ligue Magnus champion and the winner of Cup of France. Angers won 4-1 (1-0, 0-0,3-1) at home in front of 1100 spectators. Goals were scored by Yannick Tifu,Tim Crowder, Guillaume Lefebvre and Brian Henderson for Angers and Marc-Andre Bernier for Briançon.
Angers goalie Alexis Neau was named MVP.

 
 
 
 

28 Aug 2014, 15:50 | Creation of Polish-Slovak team postponed

According to portal hokej.net, the Polish-Slovak project to enter a joint team called HC Jackals Poland into Russian Junior League MHL, has been postponed to next year.

 
 
 
 

26 Aug 2014, 12:08 | Kazakhstan and French Cup de la Ligue started

Last wekend other two 2014-15 season competitions started: Kazakhstan Cup and Coupe de la Ligue in France. Follow them with complete eurohockey.com coverage!

 
 
 
 

26 Aug 2014, 00:24 | Jeff Pyle named new coach of Valpellice

American Jeff Pyle, 55, is the new headcoach of Valpellice. Pyle comes back to Europe where he closed player's career and began coaching in Germany. Last season he missed playoffs with Evansville Icemen in ECHL

 
 
 
 

25 Aug 2014, 00:30 | SønderjyskE player suspended

Kristoffer Mohr of the Danish team SønderjyskE has been suspended for four games of Champions Hockey League after a knee check against Skellefteå's Mikko Lehtonen on Saturday.

 
 
 
 

22 Aug 2014, 10:35 | All Extraliga teams’ licenses approved by the federation

Slovakian Federation announced all ten clubs partecipating in 2014-2015 had licenses approved. Also SKP Poprad received license after having fulfilled their obligations to coaches and players for past season, one of the conditions for granting the license

 
 
 
 

21 Aug 2014, 21:50 | Arizona Sundogs and Denver Cutthroats suspend operations

In few hours the Central Hockey League announced that the Denver Cutthroats and the arizona sundogs have suspended operations, effective immediately, and will not compete in the 2014-15 season. Both teams will look to secure additional investors with the hope of returning for the 2015-16 campaign. With the latter defections, following that of St. Charles Chill announced in June, the CHL remains with seven teams, the smallest number since the league's re-birth in 1992.

 
 
 
 

21 Aug 2014, 15:52 | Belarus Cup started

The 2014 edition of Belarus Cup, dedicated to the memory of Ruslan Salei, started yesterday with the two groups first round. Cup holder Yunost minsk defeated 5-2 HK Lida, while Irek Khafizov scored the first official goal for Dinamo Maladzyechna, in team's 3-1 defeat against Shakhtar Soligorsk. Check all results, stats and boxscores on eurohockey.com page

 
 
 
 

21 Aug 2014, 11:19 | Slavutich can join Belarus League

Russian team Slavutich Smolensk can join Belarus League in the next season according to Belarussian tribuna.com. Slavutich won Russian Hockey League - Russian third division -  last season.

 
 
 
 

21 Aug 2014, 09:45 | Hamburg forward Madsen out for up to 8 weeks

Danish international Morten Madsen who plays for German elite team Hamburg Freezers will miss between 6 and 8 weeks with the team and thus the start of Champions Hockey League and Deutsche Eishockey Liga. On Sunday, Madsen suffered a torn muscle fibre in right thigh while playing in a test game against DEL2 side Fischtown Penguins. With 41 points in a total of 62 games he was one of Hamburgs top scorers in the last DEL season.

 
 
 
 

19 Aug 2014, 13:24 | Don MacAdam new coach at Caldaro

Caldaro announces the appointment of Canadian Don MacAdam as new coach for upcoming season. MacAdam has a long coaching career in Canada and Japan. his last job was in 2009-10 season at Lewiston MAINEiacs, where he was also Club president. In 2006 MacAdam was inducted in native Prince edward Island Hall of Fame

 
 
 
 

19 Aug 2014, 12:23 | World Championship press conference

The official game schedule of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Prague and Ostrava was presented today at the official press conference in Prague as well as a complete overview of ticket information. Read the coverage from this press conference here.

 
 
 
 

19 Aug 2014, 12:03 | World Championship schedule

The schedule of the 2015 IIHF World Championship has been released today. Find all games here.

 
 
 
 

19 Aug 2014, 10:39 | Erwin Kostner to coach Italy U20

SHC Fassa coach Erwin Kostner was appointed as new coach of Italy U20, replacing Robert Ghizzali, resigned for personal reasons. After being promoted last year, Italy will play WJC U20 Division Ia at home, in Asiago, 14 to 20 December 2014 against Norway, Latvia, Belarus, Austria and Slovenia.

 
 
 
 

15 Aug 2014, 21:32 | Canada and Czech Republic to Ivan Hlinka final

Canada and Czech Republic won today's semi finals of Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup for U18 national teams and are qualified for the final tomorrow in Breclav.

Canada beat USA 11-5 and the Czech Republic eliminated Sweden 4-3. Russia beat Slovakia 5-2 in the 7th place game and Finland ended 5th thanks to a 9-3 win over Switzerland.

 
 
 
 

15 Aug 2014, 17:15 | Finnish super talent sent home

One of Finland's best talents born 1998, Patrik Laine was sent home from the Ivan Hlinka Memorial after showing the Finnish coach the finger and also making a death threat against the Finnish head coach

 
 
 
 

12 Aug 2014, 10:58 | Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup starts

The prestigeous U18 tournament Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup started yesterday in Breclav and Piestany. Canada, Finland, Sweden and Czech Republic were the day 1 winners. Follow today's games at http://www.eurolivescores.com/.

 
 
 
 

08 Aug 2014, 21:47 | U20 Challenge Cup of Asia

MHL Red Stars (represented by the new MHL team Sakhalin Sharks) won the U20 Challenge Cup of Asia in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. They beat Japan 8-3, South Korea 12-0 and Kazakhstan 3-1.

 
 
 
 

05 Aug 2014, 17:56 | Arturs Irbe named goalies coach at Sabres

Buffalo Sabres announced club signed former goalie Arturs Irbe as goaltending coach. Irbe worked in the same position at Washington Capitals from 2009 to 2011

 
 
 
 

05 Aug 2014, 12:20 | Jacek Plachta to coach Poland

Jacek Plachta, 45, is the new headcoach of Poland national team. He worked as Igor Zakharkin assistant coach in last two years, winning the World Championship Division IB last season. Plachta worked as headcoach at GKS Katowice, Tychy and last season at KTH Krynica. Plachta assistant will be Russian Sergei Pushkov, last season at Neman Grodno until January

 
 
 
 

05 Aug 2014, 09:25 | Mario Simioni at Bolzano

Italo-canadian Mario Simioni is the new headcoach of Bolzano Foxes. Simioni not coached last season after a successful career in Denmark, where he won 4 titles and 3 national cup during his eight-years stay at SønderjyskE.
"We trust in Mario - says CEO Dieter Knoll - and we believe they will be able to recreate that atmosphere of compactness and unity that has brought many good results last season. He has qualities of great motivator and worker"

 
 
 
 

05 Aug 2014, 09:18 | Kazzinc-Torpedo will be the farm club of Metallurg Novokuznetsk

Metallurg Novokuznetsk announces the signing of a farm-team agreement with kazakh club Kazzinc-Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk for one season

 
 
 
 

04 Aug 2014, 16:52 | Poland U20 has new coach

Swedish Torbjörn Johansson, 41, was named new headcoach of Poland U20 national team. After a 265 Elitserien games career, Johansson worked in past seasons as coach in Leksand junior department. He replaced Russian Andrei Parfyonov. Like Pefyonov, also Johansson will coach also U18 national team and the sport school SMS Sosnowiec, competing in polish 2nd division

 
 
 
 

01 Aug 2014, 15:41 | Dinamo and Neman cease cooperation

Dinamo Minsk announces the end of cooperation with Neman Grodno. The Belarus Extraliga champion will no longer be the farm team of Dinamo in the domestic competitions

 
 
 
 

01 Aug 2014, 14:30 | Patrick Curcio is the new headcoach of Milano

American Patrick Curcio is the new headcoach of Milano Rossoblu, replacing Adolf Insam. Curcio played for Milano in 1995/96 during his first season in Europe. In 2012 he owned and coached the ECHL franchise San Francisco Bulls, but the club folded in 2013.

 
 
 
 

29 Jul 2014, 10:51 | Marty Raymond new coach at Renon

A week after leaving SAPA Fehervar, Canadian Marty Raymond was announced as new headcoach of Italian champion SV Renon

 
 
 
 

25 Jul 2014, 19:55 | Evgeny Mukhin new coach of Debreceni

MOL Liga newcomer HK Debreceni announced the appointment of 46-years-old Russian Evgeny Mukhin as new headcoach. Club previously confirmed last year coach Vladimir Shcheglov but after the entrance in MOL Liga Debreceni Manager Lajos Kosa opted for a more experienced coach. Mukhin coached Avto Yekaterinburg in MHL last season

 
 
 
 

25 Jul 2014, 18:39 | Marty Raymond leaves SAPA Fehervar

Canadian Marty Raymond announces he leaves immediately his charge as SAPA Fehervar headcoach because of late payment of bonus from 2013-2014 season. Former assistant coaches Rob Pallin and Sille Tamás are the candidates to replace Raymond

 
 
 
 

25 Jul 2014, 14:48 | Philippe Bozon will coach Epinal

French Philippe Bozon, 47, is the new coach of Epinal. Club previously signed Dan Brooks but later American coach chose the position of assistant coach at SC Bern. Bozon coached France U20 last season

 
 
 
 

25 Jul 2014, 14:35 | Montpellier withdrawn, Villard de Lans back in Division 2

Montpellier application for partecipation in next Division 1 (French Second division) wasn't validated by the Federation for lacking of economic hedging, so the team will play in Division 3 - the last level of French hockey - next season.

Villard-de-Lans, withdrawn from Magnus Ligue for economic problems, will restart from Division 2 (third level)

 
 
 
 

23 Jul 2014, 22:14 | Paek accepts position as Head Coach of South Korea

The Grand Rapids Griffins announced that longtime assistant coach Jim Paek has accepted a position as the director of hockey for the Korea Ice Hockey Association (KIHA) and head coach of the Korean Men's National Team. In April 2015, Korea will compete at 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group B in Eindhoven, Netherlands

 
 
 
 

22 Jul 2014, 15:16 | Donbass Donetsk leaves Ukrainian league

Donbass Donetsk has announced that they will not be taking part in the Ukrainian League as planned due to a lack of clubs. After just five clubs submitted they were taking apart, two of which are associated with Donbass, Druzhkivka Altair and Bilyỹ Bars Bila Tserkva, the club felt it was illogical to keep their players within the club. Donbass will cease all operations at the senior level for this season and let its players find new clubs in stronger leagues before they will return for the 15/16 season in the KHL. The club will use this season to work more closely with the children and youth squads.

 
 
 
 

21 Jul 2014, 10:56 | AIHL team in bus crash

Adelaide Adrenaline's two AIHL games this weekend were cancelled after the team was involved in a bus crash near Canberra. All but one of the Adelaide Adrenaline players and staff have returned safely to Adelaide now. The Swede Måns Lindgren is still in hospital but is expected to return home shortly.

 
 
 
 

19 Jul 2014, 21:13 | Club changes in GET-Ligaen

After Rosenborg IHK were denied their licence due to lack of funds, 1.divisjon Champion Manglerud Star were asked to submit their application and today have been approved to move up. On Wednesday night, Tønsberg Vikings informed the NIHF that they wish to move back down to 1.divisjon due to a lack of funds. The 1.divisjon Vice-Champions, Kongsvinger IL, have now submitted their application for promotion.

 
 
 
 

16 Jul 2014, 18:30 | Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to Ufa

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles will represent Canada at the Junior Club World Cup in Ufa and not Quebec Remparts as earlier was announced.

 
 
 
 

14 Jul 2014, 11:18 | Defender Artem Sokolov passed away

Russian defender Artem Sokolov, 32, passed away on July 13 during the training camp of Yermak Angarsk. Sokolov, recently moved to Yermak after two consecutive titles at Ertis Pavlodar in Kazakhstan, completed a nine-kilometers cross-country before getting sick. Sokolov was taken to the hospital where he died in the night. According to hospital Sokolov suffered a sunstroke. Temperatures in Irkutsk region this week reached anomalous 35 degrees. The day before, all players have passed medical tests.
VHL Director German Skoropupov said the league will conduct its own investigation about the death.

 
 
 
 

03 Jul 2014, 13:52 | Torpedo goes to Western Conference

KHL announced that Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod will move from the Eastern Conference to the Western Conference. Lada Togliatti will take Torpedo's spot in the East.

 
 
 
 

02 Jul 2014, 19:21 | NHL-approved Referee for Swiss NLA

According to tagesanzeiger.ch, swedish Head Referee Marcus Vinnerberg has signed a multi-year contract in the Swiss NLA. He will join a Team of 5 Pro-Referees and is widely looked as a great addition. In 2010 Vinnerberg transferred from the Swedish Elite League to the NHL and AHL where he refereed for two seasons as the first european Referee to do so. In the past, Vinnerberg has been voted best Referee in Sweden by the Players and has officiated World Championship Finals.

 
 
 
 

02 Jul 2014, 17:22 | CHL import draft

The CHL import draft is currently in progress. Pavel Zacha of Czech Republic was the first player to be selected. Sarnia Sting of OHL picked him.
Detailed report will follow later.

 
 
 
 

02 Jul 2014, 12:31 | Miroslav Ihnacak signs at Brasov

MOL Liga vice-champion Corona Brasov Wolves announced the sign of 52-years-old Slovakian Miroslav Ihnacak, last season on Polonia Bytom bench, as new head coach. Ihnacak replaces Finnish Kari Rauhanen, who signed last week for Dunarea Galati

 
 
 
 

02 Jul 2014, 11:57 | Igor Zhilinsky new coach of Ariada

Ariada Volzhsk announced the appointment of Igor Zhilinsky as new head coach. 51-years-old Zhilinsky coached Lada Togliatti last season

 
 
 
 

01 Jul 2014, 08:04 | HC Lev Praha future still uncertain

According to HC Lev Praha's official twitter, there still is no information about club's future. Previously it was reported that final decision about Lev's participation in KHL would be made on June 30th.

 
 
 
 

26 Jun 2014, 17:49 | KHL calendar will be ready in two weeks

KHL vice-president Dmitry Kurbatov said that schedule of the league will be ready no sooner than in two weeks.

 
 
 
 

26 Jun 2014, 17:48 | Dunarea Galati hires Kari Rauhanen

Kari Rauhanen, the Finnish coach who lead Corona Brasov to MOL Liga finals last season, surprisingly signed with Romanian League team Dunarea Galati
"The goal is to be one of Romania's leading hockey teams in 2-3 years, it is not an easy task, but if you really want something, you just have to work for it a lot" said the coach
Last month Galati submitted the request to enter into MOL Liga but wasn't accepted.
"our goal is still the participation in MOL League." said Rauhanen

 
 
 
 

25 Jun 2014, 18:40 | Lev Praha confirms financial problems

KHL's Lev Praha owners Petr Speychal and Yevgeny Myshkovsky confirmed that "there are funding problems and there is a possibility that the club will not play in the KHL next season. The situation is being intensely examined, and the final verdict will be announced on Monday, June 30th. All other information on the future of the club is, at this time, only speculation." Their statement appeared on Lev's official website.

 
 
 
 

25 Jun 2014, 13:33 | Lada will play on NHL-sized rink

Lada Togliatti will play on rink of NHL size (60x26 m.) in order for spectators to have better overlook of the rink, as was announced by the club's official website.

 
 
 
 

24 Jun 2014, 10:25 | Luc Tardif re-elected

Luc Tardif was re-elected for the third time President of French Ice Hockey Federation during the General Assembly. Mr.Tardif was the only candidate. During the press conference he stressed the converging point of the new fou-years term will be the World Championship in 2017 jointly organized in Koln and Paris.

 
 
 
 

23 Jun 2014, 22:22 | NLB Team EHC Basel Sharks declare bankruptcy

It came as a bit of a suprise for the National League when they informed today that the NLB Team from Basel had to turn over the financial statements to the commercial court. One of many reasons might have been that the average attendance was less than 1'400 fans per game. This made a cost-covering business more than difficult. This means there's a chance the coming NLB season will be played by 9 teams only. You can find the full statement in german on www.nationalleague.ch.

 
 
 
 

23 Jun 2014, 11:40 | Calder Cup winner returns to Sweden

The goalie Christopher Nilstorp who just won the Calder Cup with Texas Stars has signed a 2-year contract with Växjö Lakers of SHL.

 
 
 
 

22 Jun 2014, 21:45 | Danish Cup draw

The first round of Metalcuppen has been drawn: Hvidovre IK - Rungsted Ishockey, Herlev Eagles - Esbjerg Energy, Bulldogs Odense - Gentofte Stars, Amager Jets - Rødovre Mighty Bulls. It will be played September 5.

The quarter finals will be played September 12 and 13 and then the four top seeds SønderjyskE, Blue Fox Herning, Aalborg Pirates and Frederikshavn White Hawks will enter the competition.

 
 
 
 

22 Jun 2014, 14:53 | Chelmet and Neftyanik announce new coach

Former assistant coach Alexei Tertyshny is the new headcoach of Chelmet Chelyabinsk. He replaced Evgeny Galkin, moved on Sputnik Nizhny Tagil bench. Oleg Davydov and Valery Karpov will work as assistants.
Yuri Mordvintsev, last two seasons on CSK VVS Samara bench, is the new coach of Neftyanik Almetyevsk

 
 
 
 

21 Jun 2014, 19:34 | Brest back in Magnus Ligue

After the auto-relegation of Villard de Lens, French Federation announced Albatros Brest will play again in Magnus Ligue. Brest finished 13th last season and lost playout series against Caen

 
 
 
 

21 Jun 2014, 13:28 | Tallinn Viking Sport suspended in the Continental Cup

IIHF announced the Estonian champion Vikiing Sport Tallinn received a 20.000 Swiss francs (about 16,000 euros) fee and was banned for a year from Continental Cup. In September last year the club won the first round of the Continental Cup in Belgrade, but wasn't able to partecipate in Second Round because almost all imports haven't British visas.

 
 
 
 

21 Jun 2014, 13:22 | Jozef Zavadil new coach of Zilina

Zilina announces appointment of 66-years-old Jozef Zavadil as new head coach. Cech Zavadil worked in last years in HC Brumov-Bylnice, a club from Czech Republic regional Leagues

 
 
 
 

19 Jun 2014, 18:36 | KHL expects Donbas to come back

Ukrainian club acquired a stake in KHL Ltd and rights for its players and coaches will have the terms of their contracts frozen for one year. For season 2014/2015 Donbas players and coaches may conclude one-year contracts with other clubs. This is done to make Donbas's participation in KHL possible when political and military crisis in the Eastern Ukraine is solved.

 
 
 
 

18 Jun 2014, 23:17 | Texas Stars win Calder Cup

Texas Stars beat St. John's IceCaps 4-3 in overtime to win the AHL finals 4-1.

Patrik Nemeth scored the winning goal at 74:30.

Travis Morin was named playoffs MVP.

 
 
 
 

18 Jun 2014, 14:14 | Tretiak keeps his position

Today Vladislav Tretiak was re-elected as president of Russian Hockey Federation. Work of federation was characterized as "satisfactory" despite terrible performance in Sochi.

 
 
 
 

18 Jun 2014, 12:53 | Donbas will miss KHL season

On Tuesday June 17th Donbas Donets'k president Boris Kolesnikov met KHL president Alexander Medvedev. They agreed that Donbas will miss KHL season 2014/2015. It's junior team Molodaya Gvardiya will also miss MHL season. Both teams will take part in Ukrainian League which is now being re-organized.

 
 
 
 

17 Jun 2014, 13:20 | More teams in Riksserien

The Swedish women's top league Riksserien will from the season 2015/2016 consist of ten teams. Now there are eight.

 
 
 
 

17 Jun 2014, 11:04 | Club from Sochi chose a name

Dmitriy Kurbatov, KHL vice-president, told that new-born KHL club will be named HC Sochi. Necessary legal entities are now being created and registered. Previously club was thought to be called Sochi Leopards.

 
 
 
 

15 Jun 2014, 22:08 | United Arab Emirates 2014 Gulf Cup champion

For the third time in a row United Arab Emirates has won the Gulf Cup. In the final in Kuwait City they beat the host Kuwait 5-0.

Qatar finished third after a 7-2 win over Oman in the bronze medal game.

 
 
 
 

14 Jun 2014, 15:54 | Spartak Moscow’s juniors will play in MHL

MHK Spartak Moscow (junior team of Spartak Moscow) provided financial guarantees and will participate in MHL (Molodezhnaya Hockey League) in season 2014/2015. At the same time, HC Spartak Moscow is almost certain to be excluded from KHL because of financial problems.

 
 
 
 

13 Jun 2014, 09:11 | Donbas may sell its leaders

Andrei Nazarov, head coach of Donbas Donets'k and Team Ukraine said that Donbas is likely to sell some of team's best players because of club's uncertain future. Evgeny Dadonov, one of Donbas best forwards was already traded to SKA

 
 
 
 

12 Jun 2014, 21:40 | No license for Rosenborg

For economic reasons Rosenborg gets no license to participate in Norwegian GET-ligaen next season. It is still not decided if they will be replaced with another team.

 
 
 
 

12 Jun 2014, 09:59 | Medvedev supports Fetisov

President of KHL Alexander Medvedev supported Vyacheslav Fetisov, who recently registered as candidate for President of Russian Hockey Federation.

"I support Fetisov. I hope elections will be fair. It is struggle between old and new. Some people feel comfortable living in the old way, doing nothing and being responsible for nothing. But Fetisov will carry responsibility for what he will be doing"  - Medeved told to R-Sport

 
 
 
 

11 Jun 2014, 14:25 | Donbas started repairing of Arena Druzhba

Donbas Donets'k started repairing of Arena Druzhba, which was burnt by pro-Russian terrorists on May 27th. Ukrainian club plans to have its arena repaired by September 1st, however it was said by KHL officials that Donbas will have to start KHL season on another home arena.

 
 
 
 

11 Jun 2014, 12:52 | British Under-20 league proposal

Members of the Ice Hockey UK board have met to discuss how to take forward and implement the development of talent in the UK.

A part of the proposal is to form an under-20 league of the UK's young players.

 
 
 
 

10 Jun 2014, 15:05 | Fetisov to compete with Tretiak

Vyacheslav Fetisov has completed the registration procedure and now he is another candidate for the President of Russian Hockey Federation office. His only competitor is current president Vladislav Tretiak. Other candidates can register themselves by June 12th, and elections will be held at June 18th.

 
 
 
 

10 Jun 2014, 15:04 | Christiansen resigns

Great Britain men's national team head coach Doug Christiansen has resigned.

 
 
 
 

10 Jun 2014, 10:24 | Markusson retires

Johan Markusson, captain of Växjö Lakers in SHL, has decided to retire.

 
 
 
 

10 Jun 2014, 09:27 | Kurbatov tells about problematic clubs

KHL's managing director Dmitriy Kurbatov said that KHL schedule depends largely on Donbas Donets'k. It has to find location to play home games, otherwise Ukrainian side won't be able to take part in KHL 7th season. Previously it was reported that Donbas had some options in Slovakia. Arena Druzhba, home arena for Donbas, was burnt by pro-Russian terrorists in May, and situation in Donets'k is not safe enough for KHL games.

When mr. Kurbatov was asked about Lev Praha, who were reported to have some problems with accumulating finances, he said "No comments".

 
 
 
 

09 Jun 2014, 17:39 | KHL will come up with participants soon

KHL's official website reports that within few days all participants of the season 2014/2015 will be named. The league has newcomers like Lada Togliatti, Jokerit Helsinki and Sochi Leopards, but it is likely to lose Spartak Moscow.

 
 
 
 

08 Jun 2014, 17:04 | Selänne close to retirement

Daren Millard from Rogers Sportsnet reports that Teemu Selänne is going to meet Jokerit Helsinki managers to discuss a possible transfer to KHL for season 2014/2015, but now Teemu thinks he will rather end his career.

 
 
 
 

07 Jun 2014, 13:26 | Spartak’s young players go to SKA

16 players from Spartak Moscow, including 2 goalkeepers, 4 defensmen and 10 forwards transferred to SKA system. Among them there are players from KHL and MHL. Spartak's MHL team is current owner of MHL's main trophy - Kharlamov Cup, but judging on this massive transfer, it will be disbanded as well as KHL's Spartak Moscow.

 
 
 
 

06 Jun 2014, 10:01 | Hockey Russia moves deadline

Russian Hockey Federation gave 6 more days for candidates to register in the elections of President. The deadline was moved from June 6th to June 12th and elections will be held on June 18th. Federation officials reported that by June 5th current president Vladislav Tretiak was the only registered candidate.

 
 
 
 

05 Jun 2014, 14:25 | Slovakia offers help for Donbass Donetsk

Slovakian media report that Donbass Donets'k, whose arena was burnt by pro-Russian terrorists in May, received offers from Slovakian cities of Žilina and Poprad to move there until the situation in Donetsk becomes safe enough for KHL games. According to Sport.sk, Ukrainian side will have a preseason camp in Žilina from July 15th to August 12th. According to Poprad.sk, mayor of Poprad offered Donbas to rent local arena for symbolic fee.

 
 
 
 

04 Jun 2014, 14:10 | Davidsson honored

HV71 will honor their former captain Johan Davidsson by raising his jersey (#76) to the rafters at the SHL game against Skellefteå September 27.

Davidsson had to retire due to injury and now works as assistant sports director for the club.

 
 
 
 

04 Jun 2014, 12:28 | Omsk and Krasnoyarsk agreed on cooperation

KHL's Avangard Omsk and VHL's Sokol Krasnoyarsk concluded an agreement on cooperation in season 2014/2015, reports Avangard oficial website. Now Sokol will be a farm club for Avangard. Last season Omsk had his farm at Yermak Angarsk and Sokol was a farm of Spartak Moscow.

 
 
 
 

03 Jun 2014, 21:23 | Sondre Olden named Player of the Year in Norway

Vålerenga's Sondre Olden has been voted GET-Ligaen Player of the Year by the players. The 21-year old forward scored 25 goals and 33 assists in 43 games during the season.

For next season Olden has signed with Brynäs of the Swedish top league SHL.

 
 
 
 

03 Jun 2014, 18:41 | World Juniors schedule released

The 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship schedule has been officially released. Find it here and here.

The championship will be played in Toronto and Montreal. It starts December 26 and ends January 5.

 
 
 
 

03 Jun 2014, 17:22 | Will Rautakorpi go to Prague?

HC Lev Praha, though still uncertain to participate in KHL season 2014/2015, has already negotiated with a new head coach according to R-Sport. In case the Czech club takes part in the competition, it will be headed by Jukka Rautakorpi, who has been working with Tappara for two seasons.

 
 
 
 

03 Jun 2014, 08:28 | Khabibulin admits financial problems in Lev Praha

Rashid Khabibulin, GM of KHL's Lev Praha, admitted that his club is having financial problems: "Yes, the problem exists, but we are trying to solve it. I am in contact with the president of the club. Alexander Medvedev, KHL President is involved too. Is there a possibility that Lev misses next season? Can't say anything, let's wait. In a week it might be clear" - Khabibulin said in his interview to Soviet Sport.

Lev Praha, who suprisingly reached Gagarin Cup final in 2014, was previously reported to have difficulties with accumulating finances for the next season.

 
 
 
 

02 Jun 2014, 16:58 | Tretiak may leave Russian Hockey Federation

Vladislav Tretiak in his interview to Russian newspaper "Soviet Sport" says that at the moment he is the only registered candidate for the office of President of Russian Hockey Federation. Elections are to be held on the June 18th, and candidates have to register themselves by June 6th.

Tretiak, who heads organization since 2006, is criticized in Russia because of poor performances on the Olympic Games in Vancouver and Sochi, and is likely to leave the post. Rumours say that new President of Russian Hockey Federation will be Rashid Nurgaliev, former Secretary of the Interior, who is supposedly supported by Kremlin. Another probable candidate is Arkadiy Rotenberg, who has his share in Dynamo Moscow and Jokerit Helsinki and is also closely connected with Russian authorities.

 
 
 
 

02 Jun 2014, 16:57 | Brandon Bochenski named Kazakhstan Player of the Year

Eurohockey European Player of the Month for November 2013, American Brandon Bochenski (Barys Astana), was named the best hockey player of Kazakhstan by TV and newspapers journalists. It was just the second time from 1992 that the award was given to a foreign, after the victory of Canadian Kevin Dallman in 2009. Last year winner Roman Starchenko finished in second place before Evgeny Rymarev

 
 
 
 

02 Jun 2014, 16:08 | JKH Jastrzebie announces new coach

Slovak Robert Kalaber was announced as the new coach of JKH Jastrzebie. 45-years-old Kalaber lead Zilina in Slovak Extraliga last season

 
 
 
 

02 Jun 2014, 11:33 | Aigars Cipruss named new coach of Neman Grodno

Latvian Aigars Cipruss, 42, is the new coach of Belarusian champion Neman Grodno. Last season Cipruss headed Baltica Vilnius in MHL before the team was disbanded and Kurbads in Latvian League, winning the silver medal. He worked also as assistant coach at national team of Lithuania in last IHWC Division Ib

 
 
 
 

27 May 2014, 17:54 | Hanlon leaves Belarus for Switzerland

Switzerland has signed Glen Hanlon as head coach of the men's national team.

John Fust will be his assistant coach and also head coach of the U20 team.

Both signed two-year contracts.

 
 
 
 

27 May 2014, 17:32 | KHL arena burned and robbed

The Druzhba Arena in Donetsk, home arena of KHL's Donbass, has been destroyed and robbed by pro-Russian separatists.

The Donbass head coach Andrei Nazarov gives the following statement:

"The entire hockey community, coaching staff and players of the hockey club ‘Donbass' are indignant by the events that occurred this night at the Arena ‘Druzhba', as well as by its cynical arson. Management of the HC ‘Donbass' repeatedly emphasized that sport has always been out of politics, but it has not stopped those who carried out the attack. I am sure that despite what happened, the Arena ‘Druzhba' will be restored in the shortest terms and the HC ‘Donbass' will be preparing for the Championship of the Kontinental Hockey League".

 
 
 
 

27 May 2014, 11:46 | All DEL clubs presented documents in time

All 14 clubs applied for next DEL season submitted requested documents in time
By the end of June, the documents will be checked and then will decide on the granting of licenses for the individual clubs.

The announcement of the calendar for the 2014/15 season, which starts on 12 September, takes place immediately afterwards.

The regular season will end on March 1, 2015, the championship will be decided no later than the seventh playoff final game on April 24, 2015.

 
 
 
 

26 May 2014, 17:41 | Edmonton Oil Kings wins Memorial Cup

Edmonton Oil Kings with the European players Henrik Samuelsson, Mads Eller and Edgars Kulda has won Memorial Cup, the Canadian junior championship.

 
 
 
 

25 May 2014, 18:20 | Tom Pokel is the new head coach of Vienna Capitals

Vienna Capitals announces American Tom Pokel as new head coach. Pokel, 46, sensetionally won EBEL with beginner Bolzano Foxes and was Italy head coach at last IHWC in Minsk where Blue Team can't avoid relegation. Philippe Horsky will remain as assistant
"The Capitals are one of the top team where to work, so it was a chance you have to take absolutely. I've noticed that the fans are one hundred percent behind their team, I'm really looking forward to the great atmosphere" said Pokel

 
 
 
 

20 May 2014, 23:22 | Slovak Jozef Salajka passed away

Slovak defender Jozef Salajka passed away today in a motorcycle accident near Senica. Salajka, 31, played for Dukla Senica, Dubnica and Zilina in Slovakia and Prerov, Opava and Hodonin in Czech Republic

 
 
 
 

20 May 2014, 22:38 | World Championship quarter-finals

The quarter-final match-ups of the World Championship in Minsk is now decided after the group stage has ended. USA will play Czech Republic in the first game. Then follow Russia-France, Canada-Finland and Sweden-Belarus. All four will be played on Thursday.

 
 
 
 

13 May 2014, 13:36 | Andersén replaces injured Rahimi

Sweden's defenseman Daniel Rahimi suffered an injury during the World Championship game against Czech Republic. He has already left Minsk and will be replaced with Niclas Andersén.

 
 
 
 

13 May 2014, 11:57 | Dmitri Orlov forced to leave Russia

Washington Capitals defender Dmitri Orlov broke his arm during the second period of the match against the United States and was forced to leave the team
"For Orlov the World Championship is over - said Russia GM Andrei Safronov - Today he will fly to Washington. For the Russian team is more than a serious loss. It is a pity that in three consecutive games we lose players "

 
 
 
 

12 May 2014, 15:28 | New Swedish U18 coach

Jim Brithén will be new coach of the Swedish U18 national team.

He will be assisted by Stefan Bergkvist. Maciej Szwoch will be goalie coach.

 
 
 
 

11 May 2014, 14:32 | Russia and Czech Republic replace injured players

Avangard Omsk forward Sergei Kalinin replaces injured Andrei Loktionov in the Russian roster at the 2014 World Championships in Minsk. Loktionov left the team because of a shoulder injury suffered during opening game against Switzerland.

Charlotte Checkers defender Michal Jordan will replace Roman Polak in Czech Republic making his debut at World Championship. also Polak suffered a shoulder injury

 
 
 
 

11 May 2014, 07:33 | Wennberg named Junior of the Year

Alexander Wennberg of Frölunda HC has been named Swedish Junior of the year 2013/2014.

"A very skilled player, who has good understanding of the game and a very good shot. He is predicted a brilliant future", are the words from the jury.

 
 
 
 

10 May 2014, 17:55 | Switzerland loses Sven Bärtschi

Switzerland forward Sven Bärtschi suffered a broken rib during the match against Russia. He will be out for several weeks and will be no longer aligned during the World Championships.
According to several sources, he will be replaced in the lineup by Benjamin Plüss.

 
 
 
 

09 May 2014, 19:02 | INL expands to 16 clubs

The Inter-National League has expanded to 16 clubs for this season, joining the league will be Austrian sides EC Kitzbühel and HC Steelers Kapfenberg. However, Italian club HC Merano will not be taking part. The league is made up of six Austrian clubs, six Slovenian and four Italian.

 
 
 
 

09 May 2014, 08:19 | Sydney Ice Dogs named Petrie as new coach

Champion Sydney Ice Dogs named English Andrew Petrie as new head coach, replacing Ron Kuprowsky, resigned in April. In last weeks team was headed by interim player-coach Dion Dunwoodie

 
 
 
 

08 May 2014, 18:38 | Spengler Cup participants unveiled

Cup holder Genève-Servette, Team Canada, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, Jokerit Helsinki, Medvescak Zagreb and Davos are the teams that will compete in next Spengler Cup, as announced by tournament organization. Croatia will debut in Spengler Cup, while Jokerit Helsinki will return in Switzerland after 11 years.

 
 
 
 

08 May 2014, 18:26 | Rubin Tyumen represent Russia in Continental Cup

VHL finalist Rubin Tyumen will represent Russia in next Continental Cup.
" VHL informed that our club will represent Russia in the Continental Cup as the best Russian club in VHL. We are ready for this" said Rubin Director Igor Efremenko.
VHL champion is Kazakh team Sary Arka Karaganda, but country will be represented by domestic champion Ertis Pavlodar

 
 
 
 

08 May 2014, 11:42 | New coaching staff at Skalica

New HK36 Skalica GM Tibor Martincic announced the coaching staff for next season: former assistant coach Stefan Mega will be the new head coach, assisted by former club player Michal Ruzicka

 
 
 
 

07 May 2014, 20:11 | Sochi club to have 7 imports, Expansion draft on 17 Jun

Second KHL Expansion draft will be held at June 17. It would be a draft consisted of 5 rounds, where new club from Sochi will take 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in every round, 5th pick goes to Lada Togliatti. Every club (except foreign clubs and Lokomotiv Yaroslval) should make a list of 2 players which must be older than 1993 y,o.b. Also Sochi and Lada should pay to the club 30% of player salary at season-2014/15.


Lada will have 5 import players for a new season, when Sochi could bring 7 players.

 
 
 
 

07 May 2014, 07:48 | Hans Wallson named Coach of the Year

Hans Wallson, coach of the 2014 Swedish Champion Skellefteå, has been named Swedish Coach of the Year by the hockey journalists.

 
 
 
 

04 May 2014, 18:26 | Mississippi Surge suspends operations

After five years, the Mississippi Surge of SPHL will indefinitely suspend hockey operations.
"We have done everything we can to keep hockey here" owner Jimmy Hodge said.

A steady but steep decline in revenue over the past five years effectively forced team ownership into the position of indefinite suspension. "We are still seeking opportunities for the following year, and if the right situation arises, hockey could return to Biloxi."

 
 
 
 

02 May 2014, 22:25 | Germany beats Switzerland

Germany defeated Switzerland 2-0 in SAP Arena Mannheim tonight.

Daniel Pietta and Tobias Rieder scored the goals while Robert Zepp in the net made 24 saves.

 
 
 
 

01 May 2014, 18:13 | Poland bid for IHWC 2015

Polish Federation made an application to host the World Championship Division IA in 2015 in Krakow
"I hope that in a few weeks we will have another nice information for the Polish hockey fans - says David Chwałka, president of the Polish Ice Hockey Association. - We believe that for the 90th anniversary of the Federation, which will happen next year, we will organize a big hockey festival."
The City of Krakow built a new arena with a new infrastructure. Krakow seems to be a very good idea for the Olympics in 2022 and the promotion of hockey.

 
 
 
 

29 Apr 2014, 19:04 | Spartak champion

MHK Spartak Moscow won KHL's junior league MHL.

Today they beat Red Army Moscow 3-2 in game seven of the finals.

 
 
 
 

25 Apr 2014, 22:15 | Sweden - Norway interrupted

The men's national team game between Sweden and Norway that was played in Sundsvall tonight was interrupted at the score 1-0 after one period due to bad ice.

After nine minutes of play there was a long break since commercial text was coming up from under the ice. The arena crew tried without success to repair it with water and a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher. The players then had to leave the ice for the locker rooms. After 50 minutes the game could continue, but when the second period was about to start the ice had not frozen, an edge had formed on the ice and there were still problems with the commercials under the ice.

The game was decided in a shoot-out that Sweden won 1-0. Niklas Olausson scored both the winning shot and the only goal in the first period.

 
 
 
 

24 Apr 2014, 11:37 | CSKA part ways with John Torchetti

US head coach John Torchetti won't live another day with the CSKA as they don't intend to extend his contract. He is to be replaced by former Boston Bruins wing Dmitri Kvartalnov. Details of the new deal remain unknown.

Torchetti was appointed last July and was charged to bring back the glory days of the Soviet dominance. CSKA still seek their first Gagarin Cup title, this season they were swept in the first round by SKA St. Petersburg.

 
 
 
 

24 Apr 2014, 09:06 | No more Shootouts in NLA Playoffs?

 

According to blick.ch the National League Clubs and the Swiss Ice Hockey League want to get rid of the Shootout during future Playoffs. Team Managers from SC Bern, ZCS Lions or the Kloten Flyers have made statements all pointing in the same direction. André Rötheli, Team Manager for the Flyers mentioned that “maybe the Shootout would have to be limited to decisive games during the Playofffs”.

 

The League and the Clubs will come together in June at their regular Assembly and discuss further. The League would require a 2/3 majority to introduce a new format which would see Playoff games being played in an overtime until the first goal is scored, similar to how the NHL plays now.

 

A few questions remain though. Concerns were raised as to how the Swiss Television (SRF) would react to this decision and if they might take any steps to intervene with the Swiss Ice Hockey League due to time constraints on TV-Time that may occur.

 

There are many points to be discussed but it’s going in the right direction. From many athletes point of view, a decision by Shootout isn’t justified and they would rather have a game winning goal scored during an overtime. Same goes for the Club owners and Managers.

 

It remains to be seen if the fans and TV viewers will embrace the idea should it get a majority of the votes.

 

 
 
 
 

20 Apr 2014, 22:26 | Dinamo Minsk will have three farm clubs

In the next season Dinamo Minsk will have three farm clubs in Belarus Extraliga
Besides continuation of cooperation with current champion Neman Grodno, also Shakthar Soligorsk will get back the status of farm club after some years. Previously it was reported Dinamo will create a team in Maladzečna where promising young players will play in domestic league

 
 
 
 

19 Apr 2014, 21:10 | Ruslan Fedotenko will miss World Championship, Belukhin in

Donbas forward Ruslan Fedotenko will not be able to skate for Ukraine at the World Championship Division I in Korea due to injury.
"The doctor said Ruslan needs 4-6 weeks to recover from his MRI injury, so he flew home and won't play with us in Korea. The good news is Evgeny Belukhin got a Ukrainian passport and come tomorrow" said the head coach of Ukraine Andrei Nazarov.

 
 
 
 

19 Apr 2014, 21:06 | Pavel Bure becomes Vice-President of Sochi club

Former star Pavel Bure will be the Vice-President of newly estabilished club Sochi Leopards. Previously rumours indicated Bure as new club GM.
Bure told he will work closely with the manager and the head coach

 
 
 
 

17 Apr 2014, 08:58 | Germany lose two key players for 2014 WC

The list of players that are not able to participate for Germany during the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk in May, becomes longer and longer. Yesterday news were published by the German federation that NHL players Christian Ehrhoff and Alexander Sulzer (both Buffalo Sabres, NHL) told the head coach of the national team, Pat Cortina, that they won't be able to play due to injuries (concussions in both cases). Before already Michael Wolf (foot injury) and David Wolf (banned by federation for violence) were not able to play.

 
 
 
 

12 Apr 2014, 11:21 | Ertis confirms title

Ertis Pavlodar sweeps Arlan Kokshetau 4-0 in the playoffs series confirming title of Kazakhstan League.
Two Czech players from champion team, goalie Marek Pinc and forward Tomas Vak were nominated best goalie and best forward, while English Ben O'Connor from Arlan Kokshetau were awarded as best defender. Arystan Temirtau won bronze medal by beating Beybarys Atryau 3-2 in the series, with a decisive 4-5 at overtime.
Canadian Yanick Riendeau (Arlan) was League Topscorer

 
 
 
 

06 Apr 2014, 10:19 | Vita Hästen promoted - Björklöven stays

Vita Hästen from Norrköping has won promotion from Division 1 to HockeyAllsvenskan, the second level of Swedish ice hockey.

Troja-Ljungby are relegated after losing the decising game 3-0 to Björklöven.

 
 
 
 

04 Apr 2014, 16:09 | Olimpija Ljubljana won Slovenian title

Olimpija Ljubljana confirmed Slovenian title by beating twice Team Jesenice 1-5 and 6-3. This season Slovenian league was played after the end of INL and EBEL. It's the third cnsecutive title for Green Dragons

 
 
 
 

02 Apr 2014, 23:00 | Vålerenga-Stavanger in the Norwegian finals

BothVålerenga Ishockey and Stavanger Oilers won game seven of the semi finals to qualify for the GET-ligaen finals.

Vålerenga beat Storhamar 2-1 in the decisive game while Stavanger got a 6-2 win over Lillehammer.

The first final will be played on Friday.

 
 
 
 

31 Mar 2014, 17:48 | Villach fires John Hughes

VSV Villach announces club has immediately fired Canadian forward John Hughes after the defeat against Bolzano that ended the season. Several witnesses confirmed that John Hughes has extensively celebrated on the evening before the game. The existing contract has been terminated and the club withdrawn the offer of a contract for next season to EBEL Top Scorer

 
 
 
 

30 Mar 2014, 20:49 | Viiking Sport confirmed title in Estonia

With a spectacular comeback from 0-3 in game #3 of playoffs finals, Viiking Sport Tallinn won 4-3 at overtime and closed the series winning 3-0 over Kalev Valk Tartu, confirming the title won for the first time last season. it was a perfect season in Estonian Meistriliiga for Viiking that won all the games in regular season and playoffs.
"I suppose we were a bit better prepared physically," said forard Ragnar Hindrek Russ. "It is always good to win. Guys are very happy and we have a good feeling."

 
 
 
 

28 Mar 2014, 15:13 | Harijs Vitolins will coach Dynamo Moscow

Dynamo Moscow CEO Andrei Safronov announces during a press conference reported by RIA Novosti that Harijs Vitolins will be the new head coach of Dynamo, replacing Olegs Znarks, appointed as new head coach of Russia
Vitolins was Znaroks' assistant in last three seasons at Dynamo

 
 
 
 

27 Mar 2014, 14:28 | Andreas Johansson new head coach of HV71

Andreas Johansson was today named head coach of HV71. He signed a 2-year contract. The former NHL and Tre Kronor player was this season coach of Södertälje SK in HockeyAllsvenskan.

 
 
 
 

25 Mar 2014, 12:45 | Bipolo Vitoria win (also) Copa del Rey

Closing a dominating season, League champion Bipolo Vitoria captured Copa del Rey (Spanish National Cup) - the first ever in club history - last weekend by beating 4-1 CG Puigcerdà in the final, played in Barcelona in a repeat of recent League final series.

 
 
 
 

24 Mar 2014, 11:27 | Harold Kreis new coach of EV Zug

EV Zug announces German Harold Kreis as new head coach for two next seasons. Fired by Adler Mannheim in December, Kreis, 55, is back in Switzerland where he won two titles, with Lugano (2005-06) and ZSC Lions (2007-08).

 
 
 
 

23 Mar 2014, 20:53 | Austrian girls promoted

Austria won the World Women's U18 Championship Div. I Qualification in Krynica, Poland undefeated.

This means that Austria is promoted to the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Womens World Championship Division I.

Outstanding scoring leader of the competition was Poland's Kamila Wieczorek who recorded nine goals and two assists in the four games.

 
 
 
 

20 Mar 2014, 22:14 | Polish finals

GKS Tychy beat Aksam Unia 1-0 tonight to win the semi final series 4-2 and qualify for the finals against Ciarko PBS Bank. Josef Vitek scored the goal early in the third period.

Ciarko PBS Bank from Sanok had earlier knocked out JKH GKS Jastrzębie 4-1.

 
 
 
 

19 Mar 2014, 15:10 | KHL increase number of foreigners per team to 7

According to Russian website rsport.ru the foreigner limit for the KHL teams which was 5 so far, has been extended to 7 players per team. In a meeting of the KHL clubs in Moscow on Wednesday all but 2 teams voted in favour of the foreigner increase. It was only decided to play the 2014-15 season with 7 foreigners as a compromise as most teams want no limit at all similar to the NHL where a team could consists of 100% foreign players in theory.

The change in the foreigner limit has to be allowed by the KHL until 15 April 2014 to be valid for next season.

There are different regulations for non-Russian expansion teams who can sign a larger number of foreigners to be competitive with the Russian teams.

 
 
 
 

17 Mar 2014, 10:57 | Bipolo Vitoria wins Spanish League

Bipolo Vitoria/Gasteiz confirms its dominion over the Spanish hockey scene winning the second consecutive title after beating 5-2 in playoffs finals game #4 CG Puigcerdà. With just 5 games lost in last two regular seasons and a 4-lines roster (not common in Spain where usually teams play with two lines), Bipolo swept opponents allowing Puigcerdà a victory in the series. Catalan team submitted a protest after the first two games of finals alleging three Bipolo imports - Evan Mackintosh, Vitaly Kulikov and Dmitry Gnitko - were alligned unevenly, but Federation rejected the requestNow Bipolo can seal another perfect season grabbing also Copa del Rey that will be played in Barcelona next week, with Bipolo as favourite

 
 
 
 

17 Mar 2014, 03:59 | Fan brawl in Geleen

The final round robin match in the Larry van Wieren Cup had to be abandoned at the 45 minute mark after a brawl in the stands had broken out. According to IJshockey the atmosphere inside the arena had been unpleasent for some time and a hit finally set things off. The father of ref Ramon Sterkens and Eindhoven back-up goalkeeper Michael Sterkens was hit that set both of them off, Ramon tried to get off the ice to help his father, while Michael climbed up onto the glass. The NIJB gave the victory to Eindhoven who was leading 5:1 at the time. Both Eindhoven and Geleen will see each other in the Finals next weekend.

Video of the fight can be seen here

 
 
 
 

16 Mar 2014, 19:39 | Donetsk-Riga series relocated to Bratislava

The KHL today announced that game 7 of the Western Conference quarterfinals series between Donbass Donetsk and Dinamo Riga has been moved from Donetsk, Ukraine, to Bratislava, Slovakia. This comes after the security risk in the unstable East of Ukraine which is highly affected by the Crimea crisis, is too high to organize such an event without any risks. Slovan won't need their home arena after losing round one of Nadezhda Cup against Dinamo Minsk. The game is played on Monday, 17 March 2014, at 19.00 CET.

 
 
 
 

15 Mar 2014, 09:57 | Fiery Crusaders Tbilisi continues on top of Georgian League after spring stage

Fiery Crusaders Tbilisi stay at the top of Georgian League after the end of spring stage, played in the city of Batumi, where is located one of two regular size rink of the country. Last December the icerink roof collapsed due to the abundant snowfall endangering the activities, but local government repair it in some weeks.
Before the last stage, helding in May, Fiery Crusaders is one point ahead of Mimino Bakuriani and Grey Wolves Tbilisi, while champion Ice Knights is last, 10 points behind Fiery Crusaders

 
 
 
 

14 Mar 2014, 17:42 | Taticek suspended after attacking linesman in game 2 of 1/4 final series against Kloten

According to the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation, Reto Steinmann, judge for the National League decided to hand out a 7 game suspension and a fine of CHF 1'500 to HC Davos player Petr Taticek after his attack on the linesman before starting a brawl with Micki Dupont of the Kloten Flyers. He points
out that Taticeks behaviour saw the linesman as an object in his way and pushed him away. As a consequence, the linesman fell to the ice but wasn't injured.


As attacks on officials are recognised as a crass offence, the judge saw his decision justified. Taticek will be available to
play for his team in the semifinals at the earliest.

Both teams meet again on Saturday in Kloten for the 3rd game, Davos leads 2:0.

 
 
 
 

14 Mar 2014, 11:42 | HC Lada to have 7 imports

Hockey club Lada is on the way to return to KHL. "We have an agreement with KHL president Alexander Medvedev that we will have 7 imports and will have a re-draft procedure" said the press-officer of Sport Minister of Samara Pavel Seshchenko on Twitter.

 
 
 
 

14 Mar 2014, 10:50 | Chinese women win in Harbin

China won the 2014 Women's Challenge Cup of Asia after beating North Korea 2-1 at home in Harbin.

South Korea captured the third place after a 2-1 overtime win over Australia.

 
 
 
 

14 Mar 2014, 08:48 | Bardejov won Slovak 1 Liga

By beating Dukla Michalovce 5-2 in playoffs finals game #5, Bardejov closed the series 4-1 and becomesf Slovak 1. Liga champion for third year in a row. Now Bardejov will face Zilina, finished last in Extraliga, in a best-of-seven promotion/relegation series

 
 
 
 

13 Mar 2014, 12:45 | Saginaw Spirit player found dead

20-year old Canadian Terry Trafford was found dead by Michigan Police in his truck on Tuesday evening in what seems to be a case of suicide. The center of OHL team Saginaw Spirit had been suspended by his team for smoking marijuana, a violation of the rules of conduct of the club and wasn't seen since 3 March 2014. According to his longtime girlfriend the Toronto native suffered from depressions and threatened to take his life after his suspension.

 
 
 
 

13 Mar 2014, 08:07 | 2014 Wilson Cup Schedule Announced

Following on from the announcement that the Australian Wilson Cup will be returning in March, the full schedule for the tournament has been released. The tournament will involve the three New South Wales AIHL teams with each team playing the other once, before the top two face off in the final. Of note Game Two will be held at the Erina Ice Arena, home of the Central Coast Rhinos. The Rhinos who are absent from this edition of the tournament won the last Wilson Cup back in 2009.

The schedule is as follows:

Game 1: Newcastle North Stars v Sydney Bears (17:00, 16 March 2014, Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, Newcastle)
Game 2: Sydney Ice Dogs v Newcastle North Stars (17:45, 22 March 2014, Erina Ice Arena, Erina)
Game 3: Sydney Bears v Sydney Ice Dogs (17:45, 29 March 2014, Sydney Ice Arena, Baulkham Hills)
Final: Team 1 v Team 2 (17:45, 5 April 2014, Sydney Ice Arena, Baulkham Hills)

You find the original article here!

 
 
 
 

11 Mar 2014, 14:10 | Christer Dreberg named HSC Csikszereda new coach

Swedish Christer Dreberg is the new HSC Csikszereda head coach. The 50-year-old will lead team in Romanian League playoffs then the club will decide if offers a contract for next season. Dreberg worked at Comet Halden, in Norwegian 2nd league, this season, finishing third

This year HSC Csikszereda missed MOL Liga playoffs

 
 
 
 

08 Mar 2014, 09:04 | DEL with new attendance record

The 364 regular season games in Germany's top ice hockey league were attended by a total of 2,308,736 spectators for a new regular season record in the 20th DEL season. This makes 6,343 fans per game. This comes after an average attendance of 6,172 spectators in the previous regular season. The growth is even more stable considering that in the 2012-13 season there was the 1st ever DEL Winter Game with 55,000 spectators in Nürnberg.

 
 
 
 

07 Mar 2014, 12:30 | Bilyaletdinov new Ak Bars vice president and GM

Zinetula Bilyaletdinov returns to his former club Ak Bars Kazan. The 2009 and 2010 Gagarin Cup champions announced that the veteran hockey coach signs a contract as the new vice president and general manager of the KHL team. This comes after Bilyaletdinov served as the head coach of Team Russia during the last three years, winning the World Championship in 2012 with the team. His contract was not extended after a disappoiting quarterfinal loss against Finland during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

 
 
 
 

07 Mar 2014, 11:42 | Mongolia will have first indoor rink

Finally Mongolia will have its first ice hockey indoor rink: Goverment decided to implement a project on building a winter sports house to develop winter sports in the country, especially, speed skating, short-track speed skating, ice hockey and curling and to have international joint training.
The country has currently two indoor rinks, in Ulaanbaatar and Bulgan

 
 
 
 

05 Mar 2014, 23:32 | Donbass to play playoffs in Donetsk

Vladimir Shalaev, vice president of KHL, told Russian news website sports-express.ru that there are no plans to reschedule the first playoff round between Donbass Donetsk and Dinamo Riga despite the political crisis between Russia and Ukraine and protests in Donetsk. This comes after a visit by a special committee to the Eastern Ukrainian city.

 
 
 
 

05 Mar 2014, 21:50 | Hamburg head coach stays till 2015

Benoit Laporte, head coach of DEL's 2013-14 regular season winners Hamburg Freezers, extends his contract for another year till summer 2015. The 53 year old Canadian-French dual citizen who participated for France in the 1992 and 1994 Olympic Winter Games, is in charge of the German side already since December 2010 and reached the playoffs in 3 of the 4 seaons.

 
 
 
 

04 Mar 2014, 09:38 | Canada wins Colombia in Pan-American debut

In the only game of the day, Canada opens its Pan-American tournament in Mexico with a 9-3 victory against Colombia. Former Ohio University and Idaho Steelheads Kyle Reed and former EV Landshut Marc Rancourt both scored three goals.

 
 
 
 

28 Feb 2014, 17:43 | Zvolen appoints Josef Turek as new headcoach

Slovak champion HKM Zvolen announced Czech Josef Turek as head coach following the resignation of Julius Supler. Joseph Turek started the season in HK36 Skalica, before to move to Chomutov from November to January. With Zvolen Turek signed a contract until the end of next season.

 
 
 
 

27 Feb 2014, 11:49 | Julius Šupler resigned as coach of HKM Zvolen

Julius Šupler resigned as coach of Zvolen: 63-year-old coach arrived on Zvolen bench in mid-October, when he replaced Cech Lubomir Oslizla. At the time of his arrival Extraliga reigning champion was in 10 place, currently, the team is in 7th with 66 points and three rounds to play, not yey sure of playoffs qualification.
"Perhaps my departure would be a good incentive for players and clubs to mobilize targets and dragged to the desired state. I would hate if my party should be the cause of the failure. I gave all players a chance to show their own potential. It is not an escape from the sinking ship. I did everything in my power: players are well prepared, they can play hockey, now it's up to them how" said in a statement Šupler.

 
 
 
 

27 Feb 2014, 11:24 | INL playoff pairings chosen

The Inter-National-League (INL), joint competition of teams from Austria, Italy and Slovenia, has a fixed schedule for the upcoming quarterfinals. Jesenice beat Caldaro 4:3ot in the decisive game for the last playoff ticket. Immediately afterwards, the first teams picked their opponent for quarterfinals. The pairings are: Gherdeina – Jesenice, Appiano – Bregenzerwald, Egna – Feldkirch, Zell am See – Lustenau. All best-of-five series start on March 1.

 
 
 
 

24 Feb 2014, 22:13 | Macau and Kyrgyzstan win in Day #1 of Asian Challenge

Challenge Cup of Asia Division I opened today in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In first day of tournament Macau routed India 12-0 while host Kyrgyzstan won 6-3 vs Singapore

 
 
 
 

23 Feb 2014, 13:00 | NHL won’t allow Swedish players to celebrate in Stockholm

Swedish NHL players are not allowed to celebrate the results of the team at home in Stockholm.

A few hours after the final match they will take a special flight to bring back remaining NHL players in North America.

Even if Sweden will win the gold medal, players, all in the roster except Jimmie Ericsson, will not be released for a ceremony in Sweden. Earlier Swedish hockey players had planned to negotiate with their clubs to come to their location a day later, but the NHL decided otherwise.

 
 
 
 

23 Feb 2014, 12:55 | 42% of Finns watched game vs USA

According to the Finnish press, bronze medal match between Finland and the United States was watched in Finland by 2.28 million people, about 42 percent of the total population.

 
 
 
 

22 Feb 2014, 10:34 | Defender Paul Martin out for Bronze Final

US defender Paul Martin won't play tonight in he final for Bronze medal against Finland due to hand injury. According to preliminary informations, Pittsburgh Penguins defender will be sidelined for one month and return for the begin of NHl playoffs.

 
 
 
 

21 Feb 2014, 20:26 | Zetterberg out for 8 weeks, Zuccarello for 4

The Tre Kronor and Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg had back surgery today and will be out of play for about 8 weeks.

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello will miss 3-4 weeks with non-a displaced fracture in his left hand sustained while playing for Norway at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

 
 
 
 

21 Feb 2014, 11:44 | DEG announce new GM

German DEL club Düsseldorfer EG announced signing a contract with a prominent new General Manager - Jochen A. Rotthaus. The 47 year old who holds a degree in business administration previously earned himself a name as football executive. He was responsable for the marketing of Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart before he was the GM of 1899 Hoffenheim from 2006 to 2013, a club he led form 4th thier Regionalliga to 1. Bundesliga, the highest German football competition. He will start his new job 1 May 2014 and will subsitute the duo Jörn Klocke (sponsoring) and Paul Specht (finances) who were only in office since summer and who will return to their old jobs with DEG.

 
 
 
 

19 Feb 2014, 21:30 | John Tavares out for semifinal

Hit from Arturs Kulda into the boards during the second period John Tavares suffered a leg injury during Canada's 2-1 quarterfinal victory against Latvia and will miss the remainder of the Olympic tournament.

 
 
 
 

17 Feb 2014, 21:45 | Ajoie fires coach Tlacil

Czech coach Jan Tlacil was fired today by Ajoie after the club failed to reach playoffs in Swiss NLB. Tlacil should remain in Ajoie organization. Talks are ongoing with former club player and current HC Franches-Montagnes coach Martin Bergeron

 
 
 
 

17 Feb 2014, 17:37 | GKS Katowice refuses to play as protest

GKS Katovice players refused to play Polish League game against JKH GKS Jastrzębie to protest for the diffficult financial situation at club.
"Today the whole team took this difficult decision. We know that we are here to play and we have great fans. We are sorry but we have done this step, because the situation is very difficult. We have dealt with the payment of September, and it already affects our lives. Many of us have trouble keeping the family. We do not want to hurt anyone, and we know that there is a problem with finding sponsors and the lack of money in the club" players said in a statement

 
 
 
 

16 Feb 2014, 10:37 | South Africa promoted

South Africa earns promotion from the lowest U18 World Championship level, Division 3B, after beating Hong Kong and Turkey in Izmit.

 
 
 
 

16 Feb 2014, 10:25 | Bipolo Vitoria wins regular season in Spain

Champion Bipolo Vitoria finished ahead the regular season of Spanish League with a 18-2-0 record and 54 points, 12 more then runner-up Puigcerdà.
Bipolo - Jaca and Puigcerdà - Txuri Urdin will be the playoffs semifinals pairs.

Puigcerdà Slovak Jan Simko is the top scorer with 56 points (37+19)

 
 
 
 

15 Feb 2014, 09:08 | USA - Russia: starting goalies announced

In late night both coach announced the starting goalies for big match USA - Russia: Johathan Quick will defend US cage as in debut against Slovakia, while Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovski will replace Semyon Varlamov in Russia

 
 
 
 

13 Feb 2014, 19:20 | Zetterberg with back problems

Sweden's Henrik Zetterberg didn't turn up for today's photo session and practice and is reported to have problems with his back again. Zetterberg has missed several NHL games due to an injury and now he might miss games at the Olympic Tournaments as well. Sweden plays Switzerland tomorrow, Friday.

 
 
 
 

11 Feb 2014, 15:12 | Coventry Blaze fired coach Söderström

Coventry Blaze announced Mathias Söderström has been replaced as head coach by Sheffield Steelers assistant coach Marc LeFebvre. Sodestrom was appointed head coach during the summer after spending a couple of season as assistant.
Blaze chairman Andy Buxton said: "Marc is coming in as head coach until the end of the season. We wanted someone who knows the Elite League, knows the way the club works, knows the opposition teams and knows our players - someone who can hit the ground running. It's not easy to make a coaching change mid-season but Marc is a very bright young coach who has already shown he knows how to run a professional team and knows how to win. He now has a chance to show us what he can do."

 
 
 
 

10 Feb 2014, 23:10 | Liège Bulldogs capture Belgian Cup

The two best clubs in Belgium meet in the final, first place White Caps Turnhout took on Liège Bulldogs IHC at the sold out Médiacité. A fast paced back and forth afair had the scoreline opened late in the 1st period with a goal from Alexandre Bremer. A breakaway for Filip Orescanin leveled the scoreline before Krzak and P.Camelbeeck pushed the Bulldogs up 2 at the end of two. Turnhout made things interesting in the 3rd but Liège held on to capture thir first ever title.

 
 
 
 

09 Feb 2014, 22:13 | Switzerland replaces Furrer

Switzerland coach waited until the last second before to announce the replacement for injured Philippe Furrer: it's Kloten Flyers defender Patrick von Gunten, who will play his second Olympics

 
 
 
 

09 Feb 2014, 22:07 | Russia - Switzerland friendly match cancelled

Swiss Federation announced the friendly game against Russia, scheduled for today, was cancelled due the lack of an appropriate icerink in Sochi. Before the announcement from Swiss Federation, Russia press officer Mikhail Zakharov said the game "was canceled without explanation by Switzerland" and that Russia will hold a training session instead. Some days ago Noway announced the cancellation of preparation game against Switzerland, scheduled for February 10.

 
 
 
 

09 Feb 2014, 10:15 | Starosta to replace Visnovsky

Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk defender Tomas Starosta, 32, is the player chosen by Slovakia coach Vladimir Vujtek to replace injured Lubomir Visnovsky. Starosta will play his first Olympics

 
 
 
 

08 Feb 2014, 16:32 | U17: 396 penalty minutes in Russia-USA game

USA and Russia participate in a U17 tournament in Sundsvall, Sweden. USA won today's game 6-4, but it all ended with a big fight. Russia's Egor Volkov got a major penalty for Checking to the head. In the following "war" another 13 players got major Roughing or Fisticuffs penalties.

In total Russia got 199 penalty minutes and USA 197.

 
 
 
 

07 Feb 2014, 21:27 | SC Riessersee abandoned match

In a DEL2 match, SC Riessersee abandoned their match against Starbulls Rosenheim three minutes into the match. After Riessersee had asked for the match to be postponed due to their goalkeepers all being out from injury (Hogan and Treutle) or illness (Sertl, Schmidt), Rosenheim didnt agree to reschedule the match. Riessersee was forced to play 19-year old Forward Markus Eberhardt in goal. But after Rosenheim scored 02:47 into the first period, Riessersee left the ice.

 
 
 
 

06 Feb 2014, 17:27 | Martin St. Louis replaces Stamkos in Canada roster

Hockey Canada announced Tampa Bay forward Martin St. Louis will replace injured Lightning centre Steven Stamkos in the Olympic men's hockey team. St-Louis played once for Canada at Olympics, in Turin 2006

 
 
 
 

06 Feb 2014, 08:21 | Oleg Khmyl get into Yunost staff

Yunost Minsk announced Oleg Khmyl, currently coaching farm team Junior minsk, will enter in Yunost staff as assistant of headcoach Mikhail Zakharov. He will be replaced at Junior by Oleg Runets

 
 
 
 

06 Feb 2014, 08:05 | Steven Stamkos out from team Canada

No Olympics for Tampa Bay Lightning Canadian forward Steven Stamkos. The player broke the tibia on November 11 in a match with Boston and has not been medically cleared to play.
Today is obviously very disappointing for me," Stamkos said in a short staement. "I honestly believe that we did everything possible in order to have my injured leg ready in time for the Olympics, but I realize you can't force healing. I know, in the best interest of my long-term health, I cannot represent Canada in Sochi, as much as I would like to."

Team Canada will announce the replacement in next 48 hour

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2014, 16:59 | Adam Baginski named Tychy athlete of the year

GKS Tychy forward Adam Baginski won the Tyskie Laury Sportowe 2013, a survey organized by Municipal Sports and Recreation Department and the newspaper "Twoje Tychy" (Your Tychy) to choose the city's most popular athletes

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2014, 16:47 | Norway - Switzerland cancelled

Preparation game Norway - Switzerland, scheduled for February 10 in Sochi was cancelled as per Norway Federation request. Coach Johansen decided to have one more training session instead. Switzerland confirmed the friendly game against Russia on February 9

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2014, 16:17 | Rookie Fredrik Lystad Jacobsen replaces injured Holtet in Norway

Storhamar Dragons 23-years-old Fredrik Lystad Jacobsen was chosen to replace injured Marius Holtet in Norway roster at Sochi Olympics. Lystad Jacobsen played for Norway Juniors teams and in exhibition games with senior team, but is a debutant in an official IIHF event

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2014, 08:26 | Martin Erat for Sobotka

Czech Republic Federation announced the name of player to replace injured Vladimir Sobota in the roster for Olympics: it's Washington Capitals Martin Erat. The 32-years-old will play his third Olympics after Turin and Vancouver

 
 
 
 

04 Feb 2014, 08:26 | Gustav Nyquist to replace Franzen

Sweden Hockey Federation announced injured Johan Franzen will be replaced in Olympics roster by his teammate at Detroit Red Wings Gustav Nyquist.

 
 
 
 

03 Feb 2014, 18:43 | Dave King is the new coach of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl

Just a day after the resignation of Pyotr Vorobyov for health reasons, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl announced Canadian Dave King as new headcoach. King, currently working as Development Coach at Phoenik Coyotes, returned to Russia after 2006-07 season when he coached Metallurg Magnitogorsk for one season, winning the Spengler Cup, becoming the first ever North American coach in the Russian Superleague. King's assistants will be Oleg Petrov and Dmitri Yuskevich

 
 
 
 

02 Feb 2014, 10:58 | Pyotr Vorobyov resigned as Lokomotiv coach

Pyotr Vorobyov resigned from his post as Lokomotiv Yaroslavl headcoach alleging health problems
"On behalf of Lokomotiv and all the fans of Yaroslavl hockey we thank Pyotr Vorobyov for his work and wish primarily health" - said the club in a statement on the website.
President of Lokomotiv Yuri Yakovlev said to Inter-TASS agency: "All this happened very recently, so talk about who will be the new head coach and when is premature"
Responding to a question about how serious Vorobyev's health problems are, Yakovlev answered: "I cannot say more than is written on the official statement"

 
 
 
 

02 Feb 2014, 10:43 | No Olympics for Sobotka

St. Louis Blues and Czech Republic forward Vladimir Sobotka suffered a knee injury (fractured patella)82 seconds before the end of the match against Carolina Hurricanes and will miss Olympic Games in Sochi, the first one for twenty-six years-old player. In this season Sobotka has 25 points (7 goals and 18 assists) in 46 games. Coach Alois Hadamczik will decide the name of the substitute next week before departure to Sochi. Calgary Flames' Jiri Hudler is the main candidate

 
 
 
 

31 Jan 2014, 18:44 | Róbert Kaláber leaves Zilina

Headcoach Róbert Kaláber left his post at Zilina for unspecified personal reasons. Kalaber arrived on Zilina bench in early December to replace Jan Neliba. Assistant Martin Groma will lead team until end of season

 
 
 
 

30 Jan 2014, 23:13 | No Sochi for Johan Franzen

Sweden won't count on Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen at the Sochi Olympics because of a concussion. The 34-year-old forward played at the 2006 Turin Olympics, where Sweden won gold, and at Vancouver 2010.
Gustav Nyquist (Detroit Red Wings), Marcus Johansson (Washington Capitals) and Patric Hörnqvist (Nashville Predators) are the most probable subsitutes.

 
 
 
 

30 Jan 2014, 10:48 | Philippe Furrer won’t travel to Sochi

SC Bern defender Philippe Furrer, named in Switzerland roster for Sochi Olympics, won't travel to Russia due his recurring head and neck pains resulting from a concussion suffered in early September. Back from a medical exam in a clinic in Atlanta, USA, specialists have diagnosed malfunctions in the brain. This implies that Furrer may return to training when symptoms have completely disappeared.
Possible replacements are Goran Bezina (Genève-Servette) and Luca Sbisa (Anaheim Ducks).

 
 
 
 

30 Jan 2014, 08:13 | Vanek named Austria captain at Sochi

Thomas Vanek will be the captain for Austria's team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Thomas Koch will be an alternate captain, along with Matthias Trattnig.

"Vanek is a star player for us and also in the NHL. That's enough to make him captain. He is a role model for all young players in Austria" said coach Manny Viveiros

 
 
 
 

30 Jan 2014, 08:05 | Sandis Ozolins will carry Latvian flag at Sochi

Dinamo Riga captain Sandis Ozolins will be the Latvian delegation standard-bearer at the opening ceremony in Sochi.
For 41-year-old hockey player upcoming Olympics will be the third in his career. Ozolins is the fourth hockey player to carry national flag after Leonīds Vedējs (1936), Harijs Vītoliņš (2002) and Artūrs Irbe (2006)

 
 
 
 

29 Jan 2014, 14:11 | Zelepukin appointed sports director of Metallurg Novokuznetsk

Valeri Zelepukin became sports director of Metallurg Novokuznetsk. Zelepukin will work again with the head coach German Titov as in Khimik Voskresensk in the past

 
 
 
 

29 Jan 2014, 13:53 | IIHF blocked Starkov transfer

Some days ago Red Ice Martigny announced the sign of Danish forward Kirill Starkov. The player had been released by his club Esjberg at the beginning of the year following a matches-fixing scandal

IIHF did not accept the transfer because of this case. The situation will remain unchanged throughout the procedure.

 
 
 
 

28 Jan 2014, 16:59 | Storhamar Dragons deduction 15pts

The Storhamar Dragons become the second club this season in Norway to be deducted points after Lørenskog IK started with -20pts. Storhamar will lose their 15pts because the clubs financial sitatuion has not improved when the Board decided to impose the point deduction on the club back in November. The lose in points for the club moves them down to 6th and now with 47pts. 

 
 
 
 

28 Jan 2014, 11:23 | Sergei Kostitsyn received Russian citizenship

Avangard Omsk forward Sergei Kostitsyn received Russian citizenship. He applied for Russian citizenship in December 2013.

Russian citizenship issued with a residence permit and residence registration. This means that in the new passport Kostitsyn is registered as Omsk resident

Kostitsyn continues to play for the national team of Belarus.

 
 
 
 

28 Jan 2014, 11:10 | Lida defender suspended for five games

HK Lida defender Evgeny Zhilinsky received a five games suspension after the major penalty taken for insulting the referees in the 3-1 game against Brest, played on January 21

 
 
 
 

28 Jan 2014, 08:23 | Austria made changes in Olympic roster

Due to injuries, Austria is forced to make changes in Olympic roster: goalkeeper Fabian Weinhandl was replaced with Mathias Lange (Iserlohn Roosters GER). Forward Andreas Kristler was replaced by Andreas Nodl (Red Bulls Salzburg)

 
 
 
 

28 Jan 2014, 08:16 | San Francisco Bulls fold

The San Francisco Bulls cease operations immediately after failing to complete a change in ownership that they hoped would sustain the team. Team disappear after a season and a half in ECHL
"Bringing hockey to San Francisco was a dream; we have great talent on our team, and had a great vision for what the team could be. Things didn't pan out the way we had hoped. It's sad, and disconcerting, but we're unfortunately left with no other choice at this point." said President and Head Coach Pat Curcio

 
 
 
 

27 Jan 2014, 18:39 | Alexander Svitov to replace Kokarev

Russian Federation announced Ak Bars Kazan forward Alexander Svitov will replace injured Denis Kokarev in Olympics roster

 
 
 
 

27 Jan 2014, 18:29 | Guy Boucher new coach at Bern

SC Bern, currently 9th in Swiss NLA, decided to change coach again: Lars Leuenberger, promoted as headcoach after the firing of Antti Tormanen in November, will return to work as assitant coach and Canadian Guy Boucher will be the new headcoach. Boucher, 42, was headcoach of Tampa Bay Lightning from 2010 to 2013. As Canada coach won 3 World Championships with U18 team and one title with U20.

 
 
 
 

27 Jan 2014, 18:21 | Chaux-de-Fonds changes coach

Canadian Kevin Primeau was fired from his charge of headcoach at Chaux-de-Fonds. Assistant Bernard Bauer and Alex Reinhard, last season at Langnau Tigers, were named as new headcoaches

 
 
 
 

27 Jan 2014, 12:48 | Vipiteno fires coach

Vipiteno Broncos fired coach Zdenek Travnicek due to lack of feeling with some players. He was replaced by U20 team coach Michael Pohl. Vipiteno is currently 7th in Italian Elite A

 
 
 
 

26 Jan 2014, 21:13 | Vydareny and Jurcina to replace injured players in Slovakia roster

Slovakian Federation announced coach Vladimir Vujtej called defenders René Vydarený (32, Hradec Kralove CZE) and Milan Jurcina (30, TPS Turku FIN) to replace injured Michal Šeršeň and Dominik Graňák. Vydareny will play his first Olympics, while Milan Jurcina will rapresent Slovakia in Olympics Games for third time after Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010.

 
 
 
 

25 Jan 2014, 11:39 | Dominik Graňák out from Olympics

Slovak defender Dominik Graňák broke his leg in Dynamo Moscow 2-4 home defeat against Dinamo Riga yesterday and thus can't be represent Slovakia at Olympics. "Graňák has a displaced fracture. This means goodbye to the Olympics" said after the game Dynamo coach Olegs Znaroks.

 
 
 
 

24 Jan 2014, 17:28 | Match-fixing scandal in Denmark

Esbjerg fires three players for betting that their opponent Rungsted would score in the first period in a game January 3. Rungsted scored three goals in the first period and won the game 7-4. The fired players are Dennis Jensen, Kirill Starkov and Tyler Mosienko.

 
 
 
 

24 Jan 2014, 14:38 | Sergei Pushkov appointed as Neman Grodno headcoach

Russian Sergei Pushkov is the new coach of Neman Grodno after the resignation of Dmitry Kravchenko. 49-years-old coached Petersburg SKA-1946, Gruner in Norway and Belarusian Khimik-SKA Novopolotsk. He began this season at Tønsberg Vikings, but was fired in mid-November

 
 
 
 

24 Jan 2014, 14:32 | Spartak Moscow demote in VHL?

Spartak Moscow will leave the KHL and will apply to play in VHL at the end of the current season, reports Championat.ru.
KHL is not going to save the team, as speculated, because League plans to expand in the West, and the disappearance of Spartak will make room for a new club

 
 
 
 

22 Jan 2014, 12:13 | Rudolf Rohacek extends contract with Cracovia

Croacovia Krakow Czech headcoach Rudolf Rohacek extended his contract with club for three years. Rohacek worked at Cracovia from 2004-05 season and won 5 titles and a Polish club, marking the most successful era at the club.
I am very happy that I could continue coaching this team. I have a great feeling with club and the city - admits Rudolf Rohacek

"Coach Rohacek has proven repeatedly that he is a great expert - says Cracovia vice-president Jakub Tabisz - Extension of the agreement is a great news for all of us. We can say that Rohacek is the Sir Alex Ferguson of Polish hockey. It's been with us for nearly a decade, probably the best in the history of the club - adds Tabisz.

 
 
 
 

21 Jan 2014, 16:24 | Fribourg will have a new arena in 2017

In agreement with the city, HC Fribourg-Gotteron discarded the project of a renovation of Saint-Léonard Arena and have decided in favor of building a new facility.

From several years the arena requires renovation. Built in 1982, it has no longer sufficient safety standards and does not offer enough seats (6800 seats/standing)

According to studies, the construction of a new venue will cost 10-20% more than a renovation. That is why club and the city have decided to build a new arena.

Currently, two projects are being developed. The club hopes to move into its new home for the season 2017/2018.

 
 
 
 

21 Jan 2014, 15:45 | Lida coach resigns

HK Lida coach Vladimir Deev resigned after the defeat 5-2 against bottom team Mogilev. Deev will remain in Lida coaching staff. Assistant Vladimir Martynov was named nterim coach. "I resigned. Team became unmanageable. Let the other person will come and see this, and then also to resign" said Deev in a press conference

 
 
 
 

20 Jan 2014, 17:53 | Reserve player awarded as MVP

A curious episode occurred during last round of Belarus Extraliga: Yunost Minsk back-up Oleg Oreshko was indicated as team MVP in the Yunost 6-1 defeat against Gomel. What's wrong? Oreshko didn't play a single minute in the game: the decision was made by Yunost coaching staff as protest for the poor performance of the team

 
 
 
 

18 Jan 2014, 16:44 | Fiery Crusaders Tbilisi won Georgian League winter stage

Fiery Crusaders Tbilisi won the Georgian Championship Winter Stage played in the town of Bakuriani. Tbilisi team finished with same points of Grey Wolves Tbilisi and home team Mimino, but is ahead due a better goal difference. Champion Ice Knights finished last with just one victory. Next round will be played in March in Batumi

 
 
 
 

17 Jan 2014, 21:41 | Injured Sergei Soin will miss Sochi Olympics

Dynamo Moscow forward Sergei Soin won't play at Sochi Olympics with Russia due to an injury suffered during game against SKA St. Petersburg.First diagnosed suspected rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, with a recover expected in 6 weeks. Aleksandr Svitov, Dmitry Obukhov and Aleksandr Semin are among the candidates to replace Soin in the roster

 
 
 
 

17 Jan 2014, 21:32 | New coach at Yermak

Viktor Laukhin was appointed as ew head coach of Yermak Angarsk, currently 20th in VHL. Former coach Mikhail Komarov will remain as assistant coach
Laukhin already worked at Ermak in the 2010/11 season.

 
 
 
 

17 Jan 2014, 20:36 | Dukla Michalovce fire coach

After 19 games - and only nine victories - as team's headcoach, Ladislav Spisiak was fired by Dukla Michalovce. Assistant Peter Tirpák will end the season as headcoach
"The reasons are probably obvious to everyone. These are disappointing results and also unconvincing performances Once we play well, once badly..." said Dukla Michalovce President Alexander Černega

 
 
 
 

16 Jan 2014, 14:12 | DESTIL Trappers Tilburg Dutch Cup Champions

The Dutch Cup will be staying in Tilburg for another season as the club defeated UNIS Flyers Heerenveen 2:1 in Eindhoven infront of 2000 fans. A pair of powerplay goals from Bob Teunissen and Diederick Hagemeijer mid-way through the first period was enough for the Trappers, Tony Demelinne made things interesting mid-way through the third but it wasnt enough. Tilburg has earned their 13th Dutch Cup.

 
 
 
 

16 Jan 2014, 09:02 | Piestany received money to build a new arena

Prime Minister of Slovakia donated one million euros to build a new training hall of the National Hockey Center in Piestany. In exchange for it, the City will rent 10 years for free the arena for Slovakia national teams

 
 
 
 

13 Jan 2014, 08:37 | Indian national championships underway

The 5th National Indian Ice Hockey championships - Men and Women tournaments - is underway until 16th January at Karzoo Ice rink in Leh. Teams participating J& (Red), J&K (Blue), Kargil. LWSC, Army. HAWS, Maharashtra, Ex Servicemen and ITBP Haryana

 
 
 
 

11 Jan 2014, 09:54 | Vityaz fires coach Leonov

Vityaz Podolsk fires coach Yuri Leonov. Assistant Oleg Orekhovski will act as interim head coach

 
 
 
 

10 Jan 2014, 13:41 | Mario Richer is the new coach of Val Pusteria

Canadian Mario Richer, 48, is the new coach of Val Pusteria Wolves. He replaced temporary coach Oly Hicks after the firing of Mike Busniuk. Richer started season at Graz 99ers of EBEL, but was fired in the late October

 
 
 
 

10 Jan 2014, 12:43 | Government helps Banska Bystrica to renovate arena

The city of Banska Bystrica received one million euros by the end of last year from the budgetary reserve of the Prime Minister for the reconstruction of the north grandstand of ice rink is intended grant. As is clear from the contract between the Office of the Government and Banska Bystrica, the city must grant to use money exclusively for this purpose and reconciled by the end of 2015.

 
 
 
 

09 Jan 2014, 16:37 | Vehanen declined invite to play KHL All Star game

Invited to play KHL All Star Game to replace injured Alexander Yeryomenko, Lev Prague goalie Petri Vehanen declined the proposal, explaining that he "did not feel ready at 100%."

 
 
 
 

08 Jan 2014, 08:49 | Petri Vehanen joins Team West

Lev Praha goalie Petri Vehanen will join Team West for this coming weekend's All-Star Weekend in Bratislava. The fans' first chioce, Dynamo Moscow's Alexander Yeryomenko, is injured and therefore was forced to withdraw from the event.

 
 
 
 

07 Jan 2014, 10:35 | Rouen wins Coupe de la Ligue

By winning 6-4 against underdog Chamonix in Meribel in front of 2500 spectators, the Rouen Dragons won 2013-14 French Coupe de la Ligue. It is the fourth cup for the club, and the second consecutive. Rouen forward Anthony Rech was named MVP of the final game.

 
 
 
 

06 Jan 2014, 09:35 | Groups for 2015 World Junior Championship

The 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played in Toronto and Mointreal from 26 December 2014 to 5 January 2015. Based on the final rankings of the 2014 championship the groups are now decided:
Group A in Montreal
Finland (1), Canada (4), USA (5), Slovakia (8), Germany (9)
Group B in Toronto
Sweden (2), Russia (3), Czech Republic (6), Switzerland (7), Denmark (10)

 
 
 
 

05 Jan 2014, 12:06 | Pettersson suspended - will miss gold medal game

Sweden's Jesper Pettersson is suspended for leaving the penalty box to engage a Russian player after the final whistle of yesterday's World Juniors semi final where Sweden beat Russia 2-1.

 
 
 
 

02 Jan 2014, 23:23 | Important win for HV71

HV71 took two important points after a 4-3 OT win away at AIK. A hard blow for AIK who was the better team and had the lead 3-1 and also got a 4-3 goal disallowed. AIK is last (12th) in SHL, now five points behind HV71 who are in 10th place.

 
 
 
 

30 Dec 2013, 14:41 | Draisaitl suspended

Germany's captain Leon Draisaitl will be suspended for today's WJC game against the Czech Republic. He got a match penalty for a check in the back of American player Andrew Copp yesterday.

 
 
 
 

29 Dec 2013, 23:21 | Brandon Bochenski Finishes the Year as KHL’s Leading Goal Scorer

First-team KHL All-star and Barys Astana forward Brandon Bochenski will enter 2014 with the league lead in goals.  He scored a hat trick against Admiral on 26 December, only to top that effort two days later with two goals and three assists against Amur.  His 23 goals is a league best and 47 points is tied for second.

He was Eurohockey.com's November Player of the Month for similar performances.  Our interview with Brandon Bochenski can be seen here (full audio/text summary).

 
 
 
 

29 Dec 2013, 19:10 | Plutnar under review

The IIHF Disciplinary Panel is conducting an official review of an incident in the Canada-Czech Republic game at the World Junior Championship in Malmö involving Czech defenceman Michal Plutnar who brought down linesman Eduard Metalnikov.

Update: Plutnar will be suspended for one game.

 
 
 
 

29 Dec 2013, 13:22 | Gold medals to Hong Kong

Hong Kong won the first version of the Women's Challenge Cup of Asia Division 1 at home in Mega Ice.

They won all three games: Singapore 7-1, Thailand 4-0 and United Arab Emirates 9-0.

 
 
 
 

27 Dec 2013, 23:56 | Sokil Kyiv games postponed

Games between Sokil Kyiv and Levy L'viv, scheduled to take place December 27th and 28th have been postponed. Sokil Kyiv has failed to pay the rent at ATEK Sport Complex and the venue has refused the club from using the ice.

 
 
 
 

27 Dec 2013, 17:09 | Four players added to KHL All-Star rosters

Forwards Evgeny Kuznetsov (Traktor Chelyabinsk), Geoff Platt (Dinamo Minsk), Jakub Klepis (Lev Prague) and Denis Parshin (Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod) were invited to KHL All Stars game,  which will be held January 11 in Bratislava.

 
 
 
 

26 Dec 2013, 09:32 | Hockey team will be created in Sochi

Russia's sports Minister Vitali Mutko said at radio Echo of Moscow that Sochi will have a hockey club, which will be called "Dolphins" and will play at the Olympic Stadium Bolshoi. It is possible that the team will play in the KHL.

 
 
 
 

25 Dec 2013, 14:10 | Jortikka back in the KHL

Finnish coach Hannu Jortikka, who left Admiral at the beginning of this month, has joined Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk as an associate coach.

 
 
 
 

25 Dec 2013, 10:31 | Sergei Fedorov back on ice for Spengler

Sergei Fedorov will play in the Spengler Cup with CSKA Moscow at age 44. The former player, and current GM of CSKA, began to train some weeks ago and will play in the annual tournament. Fedorov retired in 2012 after 1248 NHL games.

 
 
 
 

20 Dec 2013, 22:19 | Russia beats France again

For the second night in a row the Russian B team beats France. This time the game ended 6-3. Daniil Apalkov of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl scored three goals for Russia.

 
 
 
 

20 Dec 2013, 21:48 | Russian juniors beat Dynamo

The Russian U20 team today beat Dynamo Moscow 3-2.

 
 
 
 

20 Dec 2013, 12:26 | Pavel Kubina retires

Czech defenceman Pavel Kubina, 36, has announced his retirement after 3 World Championships and 970 games in the NHL and a Stanley Cup in 2004. "The main reason is my family. My older daughter Tereza is in second grade in Tampa and she doesn't want to move," said Kubina.

 
 
 
 

20 Dec 2013, 11:35 | Servette and Vitkovice add players for Spengler

Geneve Servette announces the addition of goalie Robert Mayer (Hamilton Bulldogs), Finnish defenceman Markus Nordlund and forward Inti Pestoni - both from Ambrì-Piotta - for the upcoming Spengler Cup. Also, Czech club Vitkovice will have a Swiss player for the tournament, Kloten Flyers' defenceman Gian-Andrea Randegger.

 
 
 
 

19 Dec 2013, 22:41 | Russia beats France

While the Russian national team is playing the Channel One Cup, the Russian B team is visiting France for two games. The first game was played tonight in Marseille and Russia won it 2-1 on goals by Vasily Tokranov and Maxim Karpov.

 
 
 
 

19 Dec 2013, 15:13 | Three times Finland

The U16 teams of Finland and Sweden played three games this week. All times with Finland as winner; 4-1, 4-3 SO and 7-3.

 
 
 
 

19 Dec 2013, 13:00 | New attendance record in German Oberliga

The Sunday match between city rivals Hannover Scorpions - who sold their DEL license earlier this year to the Schwenniger Wild Wings - and Hannover Indians - who were relegated from 2. Bundesliga after not being able to fulfill the financial regulations - set a new attendance record for the Oberliga - the third thier in German ice hockey. All in all 7619 spectators came to TUI Arena to follow the 4-1 win of the Scorpions who manged to get the first position in Oberliga Nord.

 
 
 
 

19 Dec 2013, 12:09 | Servette retires Daniel Clerc’s number

Geneve Servette announces club will retire former goalie Daniel Clerc's number 0 during 23 December game against Rapperswil. Clerc played for Servette from 1964 to 1974, winning a Swiss Cup in 1972. He counts also 38 caps with Switzerland national team

 
 
 
 

18 Dec 2013, 22:46 | Luleå loans players

The reigning European Trophy champion Luleå misses four players during the Red Bulls Salute. Linus Klasen, Peter Cehlárik and Lucas Wallmark are playing with national teams and Johan Forsberg is injured. Instead Luleå loan Marcus Fagerudd, Emil Bejmo and Patrik Näslund from Asplöven of HockeyAllsvenskan.

 
 
 
 

18 Dec 2013, 22:28 | German revenge

After yesterday's loss to Latvia, the German national team today won 4-0 against the same opponent.

David Wolf scored twice and Daryl Boyle and Matthias Plachta got a goal each in Essen.

 
 
 
 

18 Dec 2013, 18:06 | Swedish WJC player injured

Gustav Possler, MODO Hockey, got a knee injury and can't participate in the World Juniors.

Possler is third in SHL in scoring amongst juniors with eight goals and seven assists in twenty-two games.

 
 
 
 

18 Dec 2013, 08:56 | Jokerit fire Tomi Lämsä

Jokerit Helsinki have fired head coach Tom Lämsä and replaced him with current assistant Tomek Valtonen. "During the autumn the club did not play according to its potential. In making this decision, we hope to give the team a boost because it has the potential to be champion," said general manager Jari Kurri. The club also announced the addition of Pasi Nurminen to the coaching staff.

 
 
 
 

18 Dec 2013, 08:22 | Davos add players for Spengler

HC Davos has received three players, all from Rapperswil Lakers, for the Spengler Cup: Swedish forwards Nicklas Danielsson and Niklas Persson and Slovak Peter Sejna.

 
 
 
 

17 Dec 2013, 23:52 | Latvia beats Germany

Latvia visited Germany in Herne today and won the game 4-3 after a shoot-out. Andris Dzerins scored a late equaliser and Mikelis Redlihs decided the shoot-out.

The teams will play again tomorrow in Essen.

 
 
 
 

16 Dec 2013, 20:22 | Elias Lindholm to WJC in Malmö

Carolna Hurricanes' forward Elias Lindholm has been allowed by the Hurricanes to join Team Sweden for the World Juniors in Malmö.

 
 
 
 

16 Dec 2013, 15:23 | Opening of Chizhovka Arena postponed to December 25

Another postponement of the inauguration of Chizhovka Arena in Minsk: the next deadline should be no earlier than December 25. During the last two years the date of inauguration has been moved several times. Initially planned for mid-2011, then the deadline was moved to the middle of 2013. Last July, it was announced that civil works would be completed in September or October, in November pre-commissioning would be conducted , and in early December Chizhovka Arena was to be inaugurated. At a meeting on the preparation for the World Championship, Chairman of Minsk City Executive Committee Nikolai Ladutko  promised the president of Belarus that the complex would put in operation by December 15, but today a further delay was announced.

 
 
 
 

14 Dec 2013, 12:31 | Valery Belousov named in Russia coaching staff

With a short statement, Russian Federation announced Traktor Chelyabinsk coach Valery Belousov entered in national team coaching staff

 
 
 
 

14 Dec 2013, 12:02 | Alexander Andrievski will work at Yunost

Former coach of Dinamo Minsk Alexander Andrievski will work at Yunost. It's still unknown what position Andrievski will take in the club. In a separate move, Yunost goalie coach Alexei Sheblanov was hired by Dinamo Minsk.

 
 
 
 

13 Dec 2013, 13:43 | CSKA Sofia wins Cup of Bulgaria

By beating arch-rival 8-2, CSKA Sofia closed with perfect record the first round of Bulgarian League and automatically also wins Cup of Bulgaria. Slovak Igor Kaikl - 2 goals - and Stanislav Mukhachev Stanislav (BUL) - 2 goals and 1 assists - along with young goalie Nikola Nikolov were the key players

 
 
 
 

12 Dec 2013, 16:35 | Lubomir Pokovic confirmed as Dinamo Minsk coach

Dinamo Minsk has officially confirmed the appointment as head coach of Slovak specialist Lubomir Pokovic, who had been in charge of the team on an interim basis since the departure of previous head coach Alexander Andriyevsky on the 23rd of November this year.

 
 
 
 

12 Dec 2013, 15:20 | Two milestones reached in Belarus League

The last round of Belarus Extraliga saw reach two milestones: scoring the fifth goal in Gomel 7-1 victory against Vitebsk, Artem Bozhko noted the 2.400th goal for the club in the Extraliga, making Gomel the third most prolific club, after Neman (2629) and Yunost (2571). In the game of Metallurg Zhlobin against Khimik SKA, Egor Egorov scored the 1.400 goal of the club, not enough to avoid his club defeat

 
 
 
 

11 Dec 2013, 22:27 | Brasov fired Lindqvist

Latest Corona Brasov poor performances  in MOL Liga cost the job for Kjell G. Lindqvist: Swedish coach was fired and will be replaced by 51 years old Finnish Kari Rauhanen, last season on Lustenau bench

 
 
 
 

10 Dec 2013, 22:19 | Aleksandr Pavlovich suspended 7 games

Neman Grodno forward Aleksandr Pavlovich has received a 7-game suspension after earning 57 penalty minutes during Neman\'s  2-1 victory against Shakhtar Soligorsk. Pavlovich received 2+10 minutes, but then add 20 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct and another 25 for abuse of officials.

 
 
 
 

09 Dec 2013, 17:33 | Val Pusteria fires coach Mike Busniuk

For the first time since 2001 Val Pusteria changes coach during the season: club from Brunico fired coack Mike Busnuik after the last poor performances of the team. Former coach and current assistant Oly Hicks will act as interim coach

 
 
 
 

08 Dec 2013, 20:03 | European Women’s Champions Cup second stage

The second stage of the European Women's Champions Cup was played this weekend.

From Group E in Bad Tölz, Tornado Moscow Region (RUS) and ESC Planegg (GER) qualified for the Final Tournament in March.

AIK (SWE) and Espoo Blues (FIN) advanced from Group F in Lohja, Finland.

 
 
 
 

07 Dec 2013, 19:09 | Zilina changes coach

MsHK DOXXbet Žilina announced the end of cooperation with headcoach Jan Neliba, due to poor performances of the team: "We have 30 points after 28 games: these statistics speak for themselves" said General Manager of the club Imre Valasek. The new coach is Robert Kaláber, recently fired by Dukla Trencin

 
 
 
 

02 Dec 2013, 19:16 | Voskresensk Ice Palace dedicated to Nikolai Epstein

Voskresensk District Administration has decided to remember Honored Coach of the USSR, and honorary citizen of Voskresensk Nikolai Epstein by dedicating the Ice Palace of Sports simply known as Podmoskoe (suburbs).

Epstein led Khimik for 22 years. Under his leadership the team won twice the bronze medal in the championship of the USSR. Among Epstein alumni are stars as Valeri Kamensky, Igor Larionov, Valery Zelepukin and Sergei Berezin. The ceremony will held on December 14, when club celebrates its 60th anniversary.

 
 
 
 

02 Dec 2013, 09:31 | Renon won Coppa Italia

SV Renon won its second Coppa Italia by beating on home ice Val Pusteria 4-3SO with decisive penalty scored by Massimo Ansoldi. It's the second Coppa Italia for Renon that won the trophy also in 2009-10, curiously always against Val Pusteria.
In the semifinals Renon won 2-1 against trophy holder Valpellice, while Val Pusteria defeated 3-1 Asiago.
Renon's Lorenz Daccordo was awarded as game MVP

 
 
 
 

01 Dec 2013, 08:36 | Haydamaky Vinnytsya - Sokil game postponed indefinitely

After two consecutive Haydamaky Vinnytsya "no-show" in the games against Levy L'Viv, Ukraine Federation decided to postponed Haydamaky Vinnytsya - Sokil Kyiv games, scheduled for December 02 and 03. The dates and time of postponed matches will be announced later

 
 
 
 

01 Dec 2013, 08:04 | Satan back in Slovan

Slovak forward Miroslav Satan returned to Slovan Bratislava. Contract with 39-year-old striker lasts until the end of the season 2013/14.

Satan played for Slovan in 2012-13, but at the end of season did not renew the contract.

 
 
 
 

29 Nov 2013, 15:22 | New coach at Ural Orsk

Andrei Kirdyashov was appointed as new headcoach at Yuzhny Ural Orsk, replacing Anatoli Chistyakov, resigned on November 28. Kirdyashov lead Sary Arka Karaganda to playoffs finals last season and previously was on Yuzhny Ural Orsk from 2008 to 2010

 
 
 
 

29 Nov 2013, 09:37 | Melbourne Ice announces new coaching panel

Melbourne Ice announces Brent Laver as new head coach and Johan Steenberg as assistant, along with player Glen Mayer

Laver is a long time Victorian ice hockey player and has extensive coaching experience in football and hockey. He has been involved with Melbourne Ice for several years as a sponsor and supporter.

Steenberg is a Swedish national who is married to an Australian and has recently moved to Melbourne. He played as a goalkeeper in the Swedish First Division until the age of 25, and has coached extensively in Sweden and the U.K.

New season of Australian Ice Hockey League begins on April 12 2014

 
 
 
 

26 Nov 2013, 22:47 | ECHL approves expansion team in Indianapolis

The ECHL announced that the Board of Governors has approved the Expansion Membership application of the Indianapolis Fuel for admission to the league.

Indianapolis will begin play in October, 2014 when the ECHL opens its 27th season.

"We are proud to welcome Indianapolis as the newest Member of the ECHL," Commissioner Brian McKenna said. "The city has a rich hockey tradition and is an ideal addition to our mid-west geography"

With the addition of Indianapolis, the ECHL will welcome 23 teams for the 2014-15 season.

 
 
 
 

25 Nov 2013, 21:24 | Kent Johansson takes over Örebro

As we reported earlier rumours said that Kent Johansson would take over as Örebro's head coach after Patrik Ross who resigned. Now it's confirmed and Johansson will join Örebro for practice on Tuesday.

 
 
 
 

25 Nov 2013, 17:44 | Nikolai Zherdev signs a contract with Severstal

Russian hockey player Nikolai Zherdev signs a contract with Severstal.
The last club of the technical mastery striker was Spartak Moscow where Zherdev spent 16 games, scored 7 (0+7) points with a rating of -6.
Zherdev will play in Severstal till the end of the season. He comes out on the ice at number 87.

 
 
 
 

23 Nov 2013, 18:27 | SC Bern fired coach

After the 4-1 defeat in derby against EHC Biel, SC Bern decided to fire Finnish coach Antti Tormanen. despite a title and a second place in two seasons on Bern bench, Tormanen paid the bad start in the NLA: the club from the capital is currently 9th with 29 points in 24 matches. Assistant coach Lars Leuenberger will be the interim coach. Rumours point former Switzerland and edmonton Oilers coach Ralph Kruger as next coach

After the game against Biel, GM Marc Lüthi said he could not sack all players and so was forced to take this decision

 
 
 
 

21 Nov 2013, 23:35 | Igors Pavlovs is new Heilbronner Falken coach

Heilbronner Falken announced Igors Pavlovs as new headcoach: 48-years old Russian/Latvian Pavlovs replaces Gerd Wittmann who requested more time to care his wife, ill.

 
 
 
 

20 Nov 2013, 18:13 | Kirill Sachivko received 10 games suspension

For the brawl after Neman - Vitebsk game, played last Monday, Belarus Extraliga Disciplinary Committee decided to suspend Vitebsk defender Kirill Sachivko for 10 games. His teammate Pavel Taran received 3 games suspension

 
 
 
 

20 Nov 2013, 18:07 | Belarus Federation named new General Secretary

Egor Golovanev is the new General Secretary of Belarus Hockey Federation. A graduate of the Belarusian State Economic University in 2009, Golovanev, 24, worked for the Belarusian Fecderation in the last few years as manager of national teams of all ages up to the national.

 
 
 
 

18 Nov 2013, 18:58 | Montén assistant coach for Sweden U20

Tomas Montén, currently coach for Linköping's juniors and earlier coach of Djurgården and Timrå will be assistant coach for Team Sweden during the World U20 Championship at home ice in Malmö.

 
 
 
 

16 Nov 2013, 11:04 | Polish linesman passed away

Former Zaglebie Sosnowiec player and linesman Marek Wieruszewski passed away at 35 while training with amateur team THC Sielec Sosnowiec. Wieruszewski suddenly fainted, and then fell to the ice. Despite a rapid try, the resuscitation failed. Deepest condolences to family from Eurohockey.com

 
 
 
 

15 Nov 2013, 09:36 | Storm wins Cape Town League

With a 9-0 victory against past champion Penguins in the last game, Cape Town Storm won Western Province Ice Hockey League 2013 for the first time. Storm player/coach Deen Magmoed was the top scorer with 52 points (37 goals and 15 assists)

Check all the Western Province League stats on Eurohockey.com page!

 
 
 
 

13 Nov 2013, 17:33 | Sabres fire coach and GM

Buffalo Sabres announces club fire headcoach Ron Rolston and General Manager Darcy Regier. Ted Nolan will serve as interim coach

 
 
 
 

13 Nov 2013, 12:10 | Evgeny Koreshkov left Metallurg Magnitogorsk

Metallurg Magnitogorsk terminated the contract with Mike Keenan's assistant coach Evgeny Koreshkov by mutual consent of the parties. Koreshkov worked at the club since March. Previously, he led the Magnitogorsk MHL Steel Fox, which in 2010 became the winner of the regular season and the Cup Kharlamov.
"We terminated the contract with the club by mutual agreement. I need to focus on WJC U20 Championship, so I'll spend a lot of time in the national team. We decided it would be more correct to prioritize the work with the national team" said Koreshkov

 
 
 
 

12 Nov 2013, 17:05 | Dinamo loans 5 players to Neman Grodno for Continental Cup

Dinamo Minsk announced club will loan five players - goalie Yan Shelepnyov, defenders Ivan Usenko and Evgeny Lisovets and forwards Alexander Pavlovich and Anatoly Protasenya - to farm team Neman Grodno to play Continental Cup semifinals on November 22-24. "A Successful performance of Neman in the Continental Cup is one of the priorities of Dinamo Minsk this season", said in a statement the club

 
 
 
 

11 Nov 2013, 17:26 | Swedish U18 victory

Sweden won an U18 tournament in Turku, Finland. The Swedes opened with a 3-2 win over USA but then lost 2-1 to Switzerland in the second game. The third game was won 2-1 against Finland. USA finished second after an overtime win against Finland and a clear victory over Switzerland. Find standings and results at U18 National team games.

 
 
 
 

10 Nov 2013, 21:51 | Poland wins EIHC tournament in Hungary

Poland only lost the first game against tournament hosts Hungary (1-2 SO) before going on to beat Ukraine (5-2) and Romania (6-0) to win their respective EIHC tournament with a total of 7 points. Ukraine (6 pts), Hungary (5 pts) and a chanceless Romania - 1:17 goals - (0 pts) followed in the standings.

 
 
 
 

10 Nov 2013, 08:36 | Canada wins in Lake Placid

Canada beat Finland 6-3 in the final of the 2013 Women's Four Nations Cup. USA defeated Sweden 8-1 to finish third. Top scorer of the tournament was Kelli Stack of USA who recorded four goals and three assists in four games.

Final standings at National team games (Women).

 
 
 
 

09 Nov 2013, 21:20 | Double wins for Denmark

Denmark visited Norway for two games in Stavanger. The guests won both games - 4-3 on Friday and 3-2 on Saturday.

 
 
 
 

09 Nov 2013, 18:35 | New coaches in Extraliga

Two teams changed coach in Slovak Extraliga: Andrej Výboh replaced Josef Turek, moved to Czech Chomutov, at HK 36 Skalica, while former Sanok and Kosice coach Milan Staš is the new head coach of Dukla Trencin, replacing fired Robert Kaláber. Earlier in mid October also champion Zvolen hired Julius Supler as new coach for dismissed Lubomir Oslizlo

 
 
 
 

09 Nov 2013, 11:48 | Finnish women beats USA

The Finnish women's national team surprised USA with a 3-1 win at the Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid. Finland qualifies for the final while USA will play Sweden for the third place,

 
 
 
 

09 Nov 2013, 00:05 | Kaufbeuren needs a new stadium

According to local media German DEL2 club ESV Kaufbeuren needs a new ice stadium until 2017 the latest. The current stadium has a reduced capacity of 2500 after several months of repairs that cost 1.7 million euro. In less than four years the final approval to hold games there ends. Plans for a modern arena are estimated to be as high as 15 million euro. Where the new arena is to be built and if the citizens of Kaubeuren will vote for the project is still uncertain.

 
 
 
 

08 Nov 2013, 14:25 | Vadim Shipachyov injured

Russian national team forward Vadim Shipachyov injured his hand during the first period of the Karjala Tournament opener against Finland.

He won't play more in the tournament.

 
 
 
 

07 Nov 2013, 19:13 | IIHF forbid Neman to use players from other teams in Continental Cup

IIHF has forbidden Neman Grodno to claim players from other teams during Continental Cup semifinals, threatening forfeited all the games played.
Thus, Grodno can only allign players from its structure, including farm, as well as heading team Dinamo Minsk players. The final application of Neman for the tournament will be submit in mid-November. Last season Metallurg Zhlobin called Alexei Efimenko from Shakhtar Soligorsk during Continental Cup

 
 
 
 

07 Nov 2013, 19:08 | Yunost Minsk General Director resigns

Eduard Zotov, General Director of Yunost Minsk, announced his resignation. Reason wasn't disclosed but rumours appoint the delay in Chizhovka-Arena construction as cause

 
 
 
 

03 Nov 2013, 18:17 | More roster changes for Sweden

Niclas Burström, Daniel Bång and Dennis Rasmussen will replace Simon Bertilsson, Tom Wandell and William Karlsson in Sweden's roster for Karjala Tournament. Tobias Viklund was first suppose to replace Bertilsson but was later also replaced.

 
 
 
 

02 Nov 2013, 23:02 | Danish game interrupted

Tonight's game between Herlev and Rødovre in the Danish league was interrupted at 28:03 when Herlev had a 3-0 lead. The reason why the game was not finished was a hole in the ice, where you can see all the way down to the concrete.

 
 
 
 

01 Nov 2013, 17:49 | Rödin replaces Pettersson

Brynäs' forward Anton Rödin replaces Fredrik Pettersson in Team Sweden at Karjala Tournament.

 
 
 
 

30 Oct 2013, 17:24 | Dusan Gregor is the new Sary Arka coach

Slovak Dusan Gregor was named new head coach at Sary Arka Karaganda. He replaced Evgeny Zinoviev, resigned in mid-October

 
 
 
 

29 Oct 2013, 16:09 | Sputnik Nizhny Tagil changed coach

With his team penultimate, Alexei Fetisov resigned as head coach of Sputnik Nizhny Tagil. Club named current assistant coach Alexander Chelushkin as replacement

 
 
 
 

27 Oct 2013, 17:03 | Georgian Federation re-elected the Board

During the congress members of Georgian Ice Hockey Federation have re-elected the Board and its 5 members: Nugzar Paikidze, Zakaria Khechuashvili, Alexander Vashakidze, Ilia Davidov, Mamuka Shergilashvili. According to the by-law the Board was eligible and therefore voted to elect President (Mr. Nugzar Paikidze), Vice-President (Zakaria Khechuashvili) and General Secretary (Mr. Alexander Vashakidze) of the Federation.

 
 
 
 

24 Oct 2013, 10:34 | EHC Visp replaces coach

EHC Visp fired coach Michel Zeiter after the last defeat against Langnau Tigers. Canadian Kim Collins, last season on HC Sierre bench, is the new coach until end of season

 
 
 
 

21 Oct 2013, 10:34 | One team more in Ukranian League

Surprises never ending in Ukranian pre-season: after having announced the start of the league with five team, Federation has now published the calendar of first round where appears also Generals Kyiv as sixth team partecipating

 
 
 
 

18 Oct 2013, 11:09 | Asiago won Italian Supercoppa

A lonely goal scored in the first period by Kevin DeVergilio is enough for champion Asiago to win its second Supercoppa (the game between national champion and the winner of Coppa Italia) - the first one was in 2003 against Milano - in front of its fans at Palaodegar against HC Valpellice. During the first break was conducted the draw for Coppa Italia, here the pairs for quarter-finals (home and away matches and a third game if necessary):
Val Pusteria - Cortina
Asiago-Vipiteno
Valpellice-Milano Rossoblù

The Final Four will be played at Collalbo on 30 November, with host SV Renon already qualified
Ritten Sport - winner Valpellice-Milano Rossoblu
Val Pusteria/Cortina - Asiago/Vipiteno

 
 
 
 

17 Oct 2013, 11:40 | Russia signed a cooperation agreement with Armenia Hockey Federation

During a visit in Armenia, President of the Russian Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretiak announced the Russian Federation signed a cooperation agreement with the Ice Hockey Armenia.
"I met Armenia Hockey Federation board also as IIHF member. We have a program of assistance to the countries where hockey is not very well developed. I met with the president of the country, with the Minister of Sports. There was talk about the development of winter sports, in particular hockey. There will be exchange of information and junior hockey coaches" - said Tretiak

 
 
 
 

16 Oct 2013, 11:02 | Coupe de la ligue first round completed

The coupe de la ligue first round is now completed. In groups A (Angers, Rouen) & C (Grenoble, Briançon), the top favorites emerged and advanced to the quarter finals. In groups B and D, it was a 3 team fight to get to the next level. The big surprise was finally in group B with qualifications of Epinal and Strasbourg while the top favorite Amiens is eliminated. In group C, Dijon ended up first while Chamonix and Morzine were tied for 2nd. Chamonix finally advance thanks to a better goal difference. The quarter final match-ups will be the following : Strasbourg - Angers ; Rouen - Épinal ; Briançon - Dijon ; Grenoble - Chamonix

 
 
 
 

15 Oct 2013, 16:39 | Langnau replaced Tomas Tamfal with Bengt-Ake Gustafsson

SC Langnau tigers announces the club fired head coach Tomas Tamfal and his assistant Urs Bärtschi, replacing them with a Swedish duo: Bengt-Ake Gustafsson as new head coach and Peter Andersson as assistant. Gustafsson coached Langnau between 1999 and 2001 and will have his son Anton in the roster. Peter Andersson worked recently as assistant coach at MODO

 
 
 
 

14 Oct 2013, 23:13 | Dinamo Minsk club issues popcorn and candy bar

Fans of Dinamo Minsk will during the next home games of the team be able to purchase popcorn with flavor of hazelnut and hematogen issued under the name Dinamo. This new production of Minsk "Dinamo", will appear on the shelves next to the previously released chips and crackers "Dinamo".

In every pack fans will be able to find cards and stickers featuring players of Dinamo Minsk.

 
 
 
 

14 Oct 2013, 23:07 | Belarus launched the sale of tickets for the second phase of the ticket program for the 2014 WC

October 14 in Belarus, the sale of season tickets for the matches of the 2014 World Cup, for which it will be possible to visit all the games of any team. Also the owners of such tickets can choose whether to visit all the matches of the group round in each of the arenas of the World Cup finals or all games on the "Minsk-Arena".

Everyone can buy season tickets for hockey games at all retail sales outlets or online at the official World Cup ticketing operator "Tiketpro" as well as through dealer network.

 
 
 
 

14 Oct 2013, 18:46 | Sary Arka fires coach

Two days after Kazzinc Torpedo, also the second Kazakh team acting in VHL fired coach. With a short statement on its website, Sary Arka Karaganda announced the resignation of Evgeny Zinoviev. Berkut Karaganda - farm team of Sary Arka - coach Mikhail Pikalov, was named interim coach

 
 
 
 

12 Oct 2013, 10:18 | Beginning of Ukraine League delayed again

The Beginning of the championship of Ukraine will once again be postponed to a later date. According to channel Hockey on October 9 just two teams - Companion Kyiv and Bily Bars Bila Tserkva - signed the agreement to participate in the national championship.

 
 
 
 

12 Oct 2013, 10:03 | Kazzinc Torpedo changes coach

Kazzinc Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk announces Vladimir Belyaev as new head coach, replacing fired Vladimir Plyuschev. New assistant coaches will be Sergei Belkin, previously served as manager for the development of junior hockey, and former player Aleksandr Rozhnev, also working in Kazzinc-Torpedo hockey school. Belyaev coached Kazzinc Torpedo several times in the past. Last season he was on HK Astana bench. Torpedo also released five players: Ivan Bazyleev, Mikhail Plugarev, Aleksei Vyatkin, Aleksandr Gerasimov and Kirill Kitsyn

 
 
 
 

10 Oct 2013, 19:38 | Mladost scored 31 goals against Sisak

Big score in Croatian League round #2: Mladost Zagreb won 31-2 against Sisak. Mladost forward Miro Smerdelj was the top scorer of the night with 8 goals and 4 assists.

 
 
 
 

04 Oct 2013, 10:31 | Unia Oswiecim signs cooperation agreement

Unia Oswiecim signs a cooperation agreement with 2nd league UKH Debica to send its players with less minutes in Polish Extraliga to Debica

 
 
 
 

03 Oct 2013, 19:10 | Platt and Lalande can play for Belarus

Goalkeeper Kevin Lalande and forward Geoff Platt, both playing for Dinamo Minsk, have received official permission from the IIHF to play for the national team of Belarus.
Canadian born Geoff Platt and Kevin Lalande got Belarusian citizenship in December 2011.

 
 
 
 

03 Oct 2013, 14:33 | Medvescak lost by forfeit in Croatian League opening game

The Croatian League started with a surprise: multi-champion Medveščak Zagreb didn't provide medical team for the opening game against KHL Sisak, so it couldn't be played. Thus the game is registered as a Sisak 5-0 win. In the other match, KHL Zagreb defeated silver medalist Mladost 9-7.
Follow Croatian League on eurohockey!

 
 
 
 

02 Oct 2013, 00:28 | Pretoria won South African title

Pretoria Capitals won the South African Interclub Championship, considered the national championship, played in Cape Town. Capitals won the round robin preceding Cape town Storm and Johannesburg Wildcats. Forward Cameron Birrell was the top scorer with 11 goals and two assists

Review the South African Interclub on eurohockey.com!

 
 
 
 

29 Sep 2013, 12:14 | Unexpected loss for CSKA

CSKA Sofia unexpectedly lost 5-3 (1-0,1-1,3-2) the second game of Continental Cup First Round against host Partizan Beograd and have now to win against Tallinn Viiking Sport in last game of tournament to advance

 
 
 
 

28 Sep 2013, 18:52 | Viiking Sport keeps perfect record

Tallinn Viiking Sport keeps perfect record in Continental Cup First Round by beating 5-2 (2-1,3-1,0-0) and eliminating Spanish Bipolo Vitoria. Tonight CSKA Sofia and Partizan close the second day of competition

 
 
 
 

27 Sep 2013, 21:59 | Tallinn Viiking Sport crushed Partizan

Estonian champion Tallinn Viiking Sport successfully debut in Continental Cup first round crushing host Partizan Beograd 8-3 (4-1,0-1,4-1). Tomorrow Viiking will face spanish Bipolo Vitoria, while Partizan play against CSKA Sofia

 
 
 
 

27 Sep 2013, 18:20 | CSKA Sofia won Continental Cup opening game

CSKA Sofia earned first points in Continental Cup Group A playing in Beograd by winning 4-1 (2-1,2-0,0-0) Spanish champion Bipolo Vitoria. Tonight host Partizan Beograd will face Estonian Vikiing Tallinn

 
 
 
 

27 Sep 2013, 11:52 | No Patriot in MHL

MHL announces that Patriot Budapest will not take part in the Russian Youth Hockey League (MHL) in the season 2013-2014.

 
 
 
 

27 Sep 2013, 11:39 | Ovechkin leaves Washington

The captain of Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin will leave the location of the club and will miss an exhibition game because of participation in the ceremony of the lighting of the Olympic flame of the Winter Games in Sochi.
The ceremony will be held in Greece on September 29. Ovechkin becomes the first Russian Olympic torchbearer of the event.
 
 
 
 

27 Sep 2013, 11:33 | 2014 World Cup Hockey will be insured for 60 million euro?

The organizers of the World Cup in 2014 and the IIHF have been negotiating on the amount by which the World Cup will be insured. The International Ice Hockey Federation put the number at 60 million euro. However, the insurance contract is not signed yet, and Belarusians continue to negotiate with the IIHF.

In addition, it was reported that each of the participants in the World Cup will be insured for 50,000 euro.

 
 
 
 

27 Sep 2013, 09:36 | All fans who purchased tickets for the 2014 World Championship games will be able to stay in Belarus from 9 to 25 May

The organizers of the World Championship explained that there will be visa-free entry to Belarus for fans during the championship games.

"On the State Border Committee was agreed upon and developed a system. Fans can buy an e-ticket, print it or order an original ticket and get it in the mail. We also provide a border guards database, which will be carried out in accordance with the entry and exit from the country.

If a person buys a certificate for a package that includes a few games, nothing changes. Just been in the arena he will need to exchange it for a ticket, "- said General Director of JV" TiketPro "Cyril Sushchinskii at a meeting with journalists.

 
 
 
 

27 Sep 2013, 09:34 | At the time of the 2014 World Cup in Minsk hotels prices will not rise

The cost of living in Minsk hotels during the World Championship in 2014 will remain at the same level, and the prices will not rise.
Between hotels memorandum of that at the time of the World Cup accommodation prices do not increase.

 
 
 
 

27 Sep 2013, 09:31 | Doping tests at the 2014 World Cup will fly from Minsk to Moscow

Doping samples from participants of the 2014 World Cup, will be tested at Minsk and Moscow. The fact is that Belarus has not a certified laboratory, and for this reason all doping tests will be sent from Minsk to Moscow.

"We will take back the sample to Moscow, and this takes time. Transportation will be by air, "- said the chairman of FHRB Eugene Vorsin.

 
 
 
 

27 Sep 2013, 09:29 | Chizhovka-Arena will be completed Nov. 7, 2013

The second most important Ice Arena 2014 World Cup in hockey, "Chizhovka-Arena", will be completed Nov. 7 of this year.

Chizhovka-Arena is not put into operation, but all the work will be completed on time. Final date for completion - November 7, 2013, "- said at a press conference in Minsk, the head of the Belarus Ice Hockey Federation Yevgeny Vorsin.

According to him, the organization of the 2014 World Cup all goes according to plan.

 
 
 
 

26 Sep 2013, 11:03 | Unia Oswiecim fires coach

Unia Oswiecim fired Russian coach Evgeny Lebedev replacing him with Slovak Peter Mikula. Unia also terminated contract with two imports Sergei Khomko and Kirill Nikulin.
Mikula, 58, was champion of Extraliga with Zvolen last season

 
 
 
 

26 Sep 2013, 08:55 | Journalists will pay 50 to 75 euro for internet in Minsk during the World Championship

The organizers of the World Championship 2014 to be held in Minsk (Belarus) found the cost of Internet use by journalists. It will be 50-75 euro. Belarusians said they took into account the experience of Sweden and Finland, where the cost of Internet use was twice as high - 150 Euro, which led to complaints of journalists. The organizers of the 2014 World Cup have promised that for the price of half ready to provide the media the most comfortable conditions for work.

 
 
 
 

26 Sep 2013, 08:52 | Journalists of Russia was invited to the press tour in Belarus

In Minsk these days takes a three-day press tour place for Russian journalists familiar with the terms, regarding the 2014 World Cup Championship.

 
 
 
 

23 Sep 2013, 17:55 | Referees with microphones

The referees of SHL will wear microphones - so the audience can hear what they say.

"It will be introduced for a trial period and then evaluated", says the referee supervisor Peter Andersson to Aftonbladet.

 
 
 
 

19 Sep 2013, 22:50 | Georgia is back

Georgia will re-enter the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program and play in Division III.

 
 
 
 

19 Sep 2013, 22:49 | Girls go to Hungary

Hungary will host the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship in Budapest.

 
 
 
 

18 Sep 2013, 22:37 | Starts season with three shutouts

Karlskrona HK of the Swedish second league, HockeyAllsvenskan, started the season with three shutouts. 6-0 against Asplöven, 4-0 against Rögle and tonight 4-0 at home to Södertälje.

The Danish national team goalie Patrick Galbraith guarded the net on all three occasions.

 
 
 
 

17 Sep 2013, 22:59 | Danish Cup quarter finals

Today the second games of the Danish Cup quarter finals were played and Herning, Frederikshavn, Odense and SønderjyskE advanced to the semis.

 
 
 
 

17 Sep 2013, 19:08 | Belarus insures World Championship in case of boycott

After the statement by European Parliament, Belarus Federation announced the World Championship to be held in May 2014, will be insured the case of boycott, transfer or withdrawal, according to a decree of the President of Belarus. Directorate for the championship this decree ordered to "conclude with an insurance company resident in the Republic of Belarus an insurance contract for possibly lost profits and in the event of cancellation or postponement or the boycott of the tournament due to force majeure both in their favor and in favor of the International Ice Hockey Federation

 
 
 
 

16 Sep 2013, 22:29 | Tim Thomas accepted try-out at Panthers

Florida Panthers announced on twitter account former Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas accepts a PTO contract and will practice with the team from Tuesday

 
 
 
 

15 Sep 2013, 14:23 | Champion Escor Bakh Vitoria won Supercopa

After the 9-1 victory in first leg final, it was just a proforma for Escor Bakh Vitoria to take home the Spanish Supercopa, the new opening season trophy raffling between League winner and Copa del Rey holder.

In front of its fans, Escor Bakh won against CH Jaca 6-2 (2-2,2-0,2-0)

1-0 Juan Brabo (David Balazs, Jakub Bauer) 0:46
1-1 Jose Antonio Biec (Desiderio Perez, Charles Strauss) 02:17
1-2 Jose Antonio Biec (Charles Strauss, Guillermo Betran)PP 08:10
2-2 Jakub Bauer (David Balazs, Miroslav Oravec)PP 09:23
3-2 Tommy Mannerma (Juan Muñoz, Michael Klepac)SH 29:18
4-2 David Balazs (Jakub Bauer, Alejandro Hernandez)PP 35:36
5-2 Juan Muñoz (Miroslav Oravec, Tommy Mannerma) 44:54
6-2 Miroslav Oravec (Jakub Bauer, David Balazs)PP 51:44
SOG: 44-25 PIM: 6x2 - 9x2+1x10(Ubieto) Att: 342

 
 
 
 

14 Sep 2013, 20:53 | Gullpucken to Haugen and Dalen

Gullpucken is the oldest and most prestigious individual award handed out in Norwegian hockey. It is awarded to the Norwegian player who through the season is the top performer in his/her club and the national team.

For the season 2012/2013 it is awarded to Lars Haugen and Andrea Dalen.

 
 
 
 

11 Sep 2013, 19:25 | Canada beat Russia twice

The Canadian and Russian women's national team played two games in Sochi. Canada won the first game 6-1 and the second 9-1.

 
 
 
 

10 Sep 2013, 09:28 | KHL All-Star Game will be held in Bratislava

KHL agreed to postpone the KHL Star Game in 2014 in Bratislava. The game will take place on January 11. Originally the Star Game was to be held in Prague on the "O2 Arena", accommodating 17,000 spectators.

"The problem is that the new owners of O2-Arena can not share the palace with others. So spend the All-Star game there - a huge risk.", - KHL vice-president Ilya Kochevrin commented.

 
 
 
 

10 Sep 2013, 09:26 | School in Yaroslavl was named in honor of Ivan Tkachenko

Secondary school number 9 in Yaroslavl was named after Ivan Tkachenko. A lot of pupils of Sports School "Locomotive" caters to this school. The ceremony was held September 7th.

Ten hockey players from this school were among victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl tragedy 2 years ago. Nowadays a monument with their names are behind memory lane.

The parents of Ivan Tkachenko and the director of youth Lokomotiv Vladimir Samylin attended the ceremony marking the opening of the monument.

 
 
 
 

10 Sep 2013, 09:25 | Ak Bars has released a promotional video of the season 2013/14

Ak Bars produced club promo for the sixth KHL season.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgyy0ie98QU

 
 
 
 

08 Sep 2013, 17:02 | Kochevrin: the entry of Milan and Gdansk in KHL is unlikely

KHL Commerce and Communications Vice-President Ilya Kochevrin told to R-Sport the entry of Milan and Gdansk in KHL "is unlikely"

"To join the KHL, the desire is not enough. Look at Medvescak example: they invest money, found sponsors, build the team, and then convince everyone that it is necessary to come to the game. Here then is the result. We need "locomotives", as the president of Medveščak Damir Gojanović
It should be understood that the necessary minimum for entry into the KHL is difficult to perform. Plank is very high for any European club: they need budget, infrastructure and marketing" said Kochevrin.

 
 
 
 

08 Sep 2013, 00:30 | Champion Escor Bakh Vitoria trashed Jaca in Supercopa first leg

The first edition of Supercopa - the challenge between league champion and Copa del Rey winner - is on the way to Vitoria after the first leg: Escor Bakh hammered Jaca 9-1 and will now defend this advantage at home next Saturday

CH Jaca - Escor Bakh Vitoria 1-9 (0-1,0-5,1-3)
0-1 Txetxu Gavilanes (David Balazs, Jakub Bauer) 02:55
0-2 Miroslav Oravec (David Balazs) 20:52
0-3 Evan Mackintosh (Juan Muñoz) 28:10
0-4 Miroslav Oravec (Juan Brabo, David Balazs) 29:45
0-5 Juan Brabo (Jakub Bauer, Michael Klepac) 33:17
0-6 Adrian Sosa (Evan Mackintosh) 38:00
0-7 David Balazs (Vitaly Kulikov) 41:11
0-8 Tommy Mannerma (Eneko Lopez, Juha Saikko) 49:45
0-9 Juha Saikko (Eneko Lopez) 51:26
1-9 Charles Strauss (Pablo Pantoja) 53:50
PIM: 22-14 SOG: 26-48 Att: 750

 
 
 
 

08 Sep 2013, 00:13 | Briançon open French season winning Champions Trophy

Briançon won first seasonal trophy in France, winning 4-2 against Rouen at Rinkla Stadium in Brest and grabbing Champions Trophy, the prize awarded in the game opposing national champion and Coupe de France winner

Dragons Rouen - Briançon Diables Rouges 2-4 (0-1,2-1,0-2)
0-1 Florian Chakiachvili (Damien Raux) 07:02
1-1 Marc-Andre Thinel (Miroslav Guren)PP 24:54
1-2 Denny Kearney (Pierre-Antoine Devin, Marc-Andre Bernier)PP 25:59
2-2 Juraj Stefanka (Lauri Lahesalu, Jonathan Janil)PP 33:38
2-3 Florian Chakiachvili (Pierre-Antoine Devin)PP 53:59
2-4 Marc-Andre Bernier EN 59:14
PIM: 30-12 SOG: 31-29

 
 
 
 

06 Sep 2013, 16:25 | Dinamo Riga buys Arena Riga

Dinamo Riga home arena becomes property of the club.
The company Glesum Investments bought the complex from the
"AR Entertainment Limited" becoming 100% owner of the facility

The company "Glesum Investments" belongs to the owners of Dinamo, Juris Savickis and Igor Makarov.

 
 
 
 

05 Sep 2013, 17:40 | City saved HK Spisska Nova Ves

With the club on the verge of dismantling and the General Assembly having voted for the withdrawal of senior team, the City Council of Nova Ves decided to intervene supporting the team.

"There was a promise by the City to set up club finances, plus extra money to start the season. A-team has opted out of the first league, but the next few days we will see how is the situation of roster and under what conditions to play" said one of the founders of the club Ján Magdoško

 
 
 
 

05 Sep 2013, 16:11 | World Championship schedule

Today the schedule for the 2014 World Championship was released. Group A will play in the new Chizhovka Arena and Group B in the Minsk Arena.

Find the complete group stage schedule here.

 
 
 
 

04 Sep 2013, 18:24 | Olaf Kolzig named goaltender coach at Capitals

The Washington Capitals announced to have promoted former team's goalie Olaf Kolzig to head goaltender coach.
After retirement Kolzig worked as associate goaltender coach for Capitals

"Olie has a wealth of knowledge and experience and we believe with him spending the past two seasons as the associate goaltending coach he is ready to take the next step in his coaching career," said General Manager George McPhee.

 
 
 
 

02 Sep 2013, 17:26 | Nikolai Zherdev left LEV Praha

"Nikolai came to us with a request to terminate the contract, in Prague is separated from his family and wants to return to Russia. After a discussion with the President of the club and the coaching staff, we decided to please him" With this short declaration LEV Prague Sports Director Rashid Chabibulin announced the termination of the contract with Russian forward Nikolai Zherdev, one month after the sign of one-year contract with Czech club

 
 
 
 

01 Sep 2013, 20:48 | Yunost cup winner

Yunost Minsk won the Belarus Cup, now named Salei Cup, after beating Metallurg Zhlobin 6-0 in the final.

 
 
 
 

01 Sep 2013, 13:45 | Belfast Giants and Lugano retires numbers

HC Lugano retired yesterday the jersey #33 of Finnish defender Petteri Nummelin during a farewell match against Lukko Rauma. Nummelin left Lugano after 12 seasons to sign a two-years contract with Lukko (except 2006-2008 seasons with Minnesota Wild) after 2 championships won (2003, 2006), 423 games, 139 goals and 322 assists, a title of MVP of the NLA in 2003, when he was the best scorer of the league and four titles as defender with the highest amount of points in NLA (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006). "The retirement of a jersey is more important then a World title for a player" said Nummelin during the ceremony.

Also Belfast Giants retires yesterday the shirt #44 honouring its current GM Todd Kelman during home winning debut against Italian HC Bolzano. Kelman played eight seasons for the Giants with 419 caps, the all-time leader in games played as well as the leading scoring defenceman in the organisation's history with 73 goals and 141 assists. As GM Kelman won 4 titles for the Giants. "I'm happy to now call this wonderful city mine & my family's city. Belfast has been very good to me and I love the people here." said Kelman

 
 
 
 

31 Aug 2013, 16:27 | Aleksei Ponikarovsky received Russian citizenship

Ukranian SKA St. Petersburg forward Aleksei Ponikarovsky received Russian citizenship, announced SKA president Gennady Timchenko during the presentation ceremony of the team.
Ponikarovsky announced his intention to get a Russian passport immediately after the transition from New Jersey Devils to SKA.

 
 
 
 

29 Aug 2013, 14:51 | Medveščak - CSKA sold out

Less than 10 minutes was needed for Medveščak to sell all the tickets for their KHL opening match with CSKA! Ticket sale began August 28th at 14:00 CET and 10 minutes later all the tickets were gone. Moreover, the tickets were being sold for all of their first 4 KHL games and were all sold out in less than 60 minutes. Due to enormous interest for the 2nd best hockey league in the world, additional 150 season tickets were put on sale.

Medveščak vs. CSKA is scheduled for September 6th.

 
 
 
 

27 Aug 2013, 23:40 | Agreement between the KHL and Spengler Cup

The KHL and the direction of the Spengler Cup reached an agreement to avoid organizational problems in case of participation of a KHL team in the tournament.

The KHL Director of porting events Dmitri Kurbatov explained that the agreement was a framework containing no obligation for either party, but it was intended to avoid a KHL team to change its schedule to participate in the Swiss competition. There is therefore no question of any financial obligation.

Thus, negotiations involving KHL club to participate in the Spengler Cup should be done before the publication of KHL schedule, in the spring before the edition of the tournament in question. A window will then be freed for the team at the end of the calendar year.

"The collaboration between the Spengler Cup and the KHL is now back on track"said Kurbatov

 
 
 
 

27 Aug 2013, 12:03 | Changes in Tre Kronor

Johan Backlund, Daniel Rahimi and Oscar Möller won't play for Sweden in the upcoming Czech Hockey Games (EHT).

They are replaced with Linus Ullmark, Mario Kempe and Viktor Arvidsson.

 
 
 
 

26 Aug 2013, 23:26 | Chamonix big beat France U20 in Coupe de la Ligue opening

Chamonix thrashed 13-3 France U20 in the first game of Coupe de la Ligue, even without their best players, serving the national team. New Canadian Kévin Gadoury, signed from 2nd Division Courbevoie, was the star of the game scoring three goals and serving four assists.
coupe de la Ligue is organized in four preliminary groups based on geographic proximity. Chamonix and France U20 are in Group D along with Morzine- and Dijon.
Follow Coupe de la Ligue on eurohockey.com!

 
 
 
 

26 Aug 2013, 07:56 | MHL teams open JCWC in style

All three teams of MHL won their opening game of the Junior Club World Cup yesterday. HK Riga beat Dubuque Fighting Saints 5-2, Dinamo-Shinnik Bobruisk beat Sudbury Wolves 5-1 and Omsk Hawks got a 5-1 win over Vitkovice.

In the fourth game Finnish HPK beat Swedish Frölunda 4-3.

 
 
 
 

26 Aug 2013, 00:39 | France won again against Ukraine

Three goals advantage against France wasn't enough for Ukraine to achieve the first victory under new coach Andrei Nazarov. Also the second friendly in Donets'k ends with guests' victory at shoot-out as in the first match. Ukraine lead game 3-0 but a great comeback by France gives "blues" the victory.

Ukraine - France 3:4 (1:0, 2:2, 0:1, 0:1)
1-0 Blagoy (Toryanik) 07:13
2:0 Blagoy (Silnitsky)PP 20:28
3-0 P.Borisenko (Cherdak) 21:55
3:1 Claireaux (Serer) 25:49
3:2 Gutierrez 32:41
3:3 Dieude Fauvel (Janil)PP
3:4 Henderson SO

Ukraine: 1.Seliverstov. 5.Razin - 8.Silnitsky, 24.Blagoy - 27.Belukhin - 18.Toryanik, 7.Kugut - 14.Pobedonostsev, 21.Kasyanchuk - 12.Varlamov - 23.Kvitchenko, 26.Petrukhno - 15.Aleksyuk, 17. Morozov - 25.Shalimov - 9.Nimenko, 10.R.Borisenko - 22.Skripets, 13. P.Borisenko - 4.Zakharov - 11.Cherdak

France: 30.Fouquerel .5.Baazzi - 38.Roussel, 26.Serer - 25.Ritz - 12.Claireaux, 14.Dieude Fauvel - 55.Janil, 71.Guttig - 22.Henderson - 57.Albert, 91.Dusseau - 90.Moisand, 8. Gutierrez - 19.Lamperier - 11.Gaborit, 47.Chakiachvili - 17.Kara, 54.Terrier - 74.Thillet - 81.Rech

 
 
 
 

25 Aug 2013, 13:51 | France won Ukraine in a friendly match

The debut of new Ukraine coach Andrei Nazarov is not lucky: Ukraine lost 2-1 at shotouts against France in Donets'k
Today the rematch

Ukraine - France 1:2so (0:0, 1:0, 0:1, 0:0, 0:1)
1-0 Kvitchenko (Varlamov, Lyutkevich) - 29:55
1:1 Albert (Lamperier, Guttig) - 49:17
1:2 Lamperier SO

Ukraine: 1.Seliverstov. 5.Razin - 8.Silnitsky, 24.Blagoy - 27.Belukhin - 18.Toryanik, 7.Kugut - 26.Petrukhno, 21.Kasyanchuk - 12.Varlamov - 23.Kvitchenko, 14.Pobedonostsev - 15.Aleksyuk, 17. Morozov - 25.Shalimov - 9.Nimenko, 10.Borisenko R. - 28.Lyutkevich, 13.Borisenko P. - 4.Zakharov - 11.Cherdak.

France: 49.Hardy. 5.Baazzi - 38.Roussel, 26.Serer - 25.Ritz - 12.Claireaux, 14.Dieude Fauvel - 55.Janil, 71.Guttig - 22.Henderson - 57.Albert, 91.Dusseau - 90.Moisand, 8. Gutierrez - 19.Lamperier - 11.Gaborit, 47.Chakiachvili - 17.Kara, 54.Terrier - 74.Thillet - 81.Rech

 
 
 
 

25 Aug 2013, 13:31 | Vladimir Országh named Slovakia assistant coach

The Executive Committee of Slovakia Federation named Vladimir Országh as Vladimir Vujtka's second assistant coach in the national team besides Petr Oremus.
"I was very happy when Secretary Otto Sykora approached me and offered this charge in the national team. It's a great honor and also a great school. I am a young coach who still has a lot to learn" said Vladimir Országh

 
 
 
 

25 Aug 2013, 12:38 | Kristall Saratov arena admitted conditionally in VHL

Saratov Ice Palace could not host VHL matches if Kristall and Saratov city don't renovate it before the begin of VHL on September 9.
In last years locker room of the home team and the referee, have been upgraded, video cube was installed and lights were improved, but there are problems in facilities: safety glasses are dirty, as there is no proper ventilation system in the locker room. "Club has to replace the pits for the penalty box, the benches, regularize halls and foyer of the palace of sports, as well as to a number of other organizational and technical measures" said deputy managing director of the VHL Nikholai Karpovich during a visit in the Arena. The club's management has assured that it will fulfill all the tasks on time

 
 
 
 

24 Aug 2013, 15:16 | Glen Henlon named Belarus coaching staff

Belarus national team coach Glen Henlon named Eduard Zankovets and Oleg Mikulchik as assistant coaches.
Zankovets has served as head coach of the national team in the 2010-2011 season, as well as an assistant coach from 2005 to 2009. At World Championship in 2005, 2006 and 2009 Eduard Zankovets helped same Glen Hanlon.
From 2005 to 2007 Zankovets lead the Belarus U-20 team.

Oleg Mikulchik worked as assisstant coach and later in the 2010-2011 season as head coach of Belarus U20 before to spent two seasons in Ukraine at Donbas-2 winning twice the Ukranian title

 
 
 
 

24 Aug 2013, 09:56 | Vyacheslav Buravchikov suspend career due to heart problems

26-year-old CSKA Moscow defender Vyacheslav Buravchikov has to suspend his professional career due to heart problems. Buravchikov arrived at CSKA in 2010 from AK Bars Kazan. At the WJC U20 in 2007 he was the captain of the Russian team that won silver medals.

 
 
 
 

22 Aug 2013, 10:45 | Dizel Penza may be excluded from VHL

The decision to move the youth team Dizelist from the MHL-B to RHL (Russian 3rd League) may cost Dizel Penza the exclusion from next VHL season for failure to fulfill obligations to ensure the participation of a youth team in MHL. Firstly the club will be fined with 100,000 and then 200,000 rubles. If within 30 days after the application of penalties youth team does not participate in MHL, the senior team will be withdraw from VHL.

 
 
 
 

20 Aug 2013, 13:10 | Today starts National Cup in Kazakhstan and Belarus

National Cups start today in Kazakhstan and Belarus: follow the competitions on eurohockey.com !

Kazakhstan Cup

Belarus Cup

 
 
 
 

19 Aug 2013, 18:41 | Spengler Cup participants officially announced

Genève-Servette, Rochester Americans, HC Vitkovice Steel, Team Canada, HC Davos and CSKA Moscow were officially announced as participants at the 87th Spengler Cup, held in Davos (SUI) from 26 to 31 December 2013.

 
 
 
 

18 Aug 2013, 18:21 | Sydney Ice Dogs and Newcastle North Stars advances to AIHL Finals.

After the 8-0 victories against Canberra Knights and 5-3 against champion Melbourne Ice respectively, the Sydney Ice Dogs and the Newcastle North Stars are the first teams to qualify for the 2013 AIHL Finals held in Melbourne September 7th-8th at the Medibank Icehouse. Follow Australian League stats and results on Eurohockey.com !

 
 
 
 

18 Aug 2013, 16:56 | Russian U16 victory

The Russian U16 team won Red Bull Ice Hockey Rookies Cup in Austria win straight wins against Slovakia (4-0), Austria U17 (9-3) and Czech Republic (8-2).

 
 
 
 

18 Aug 2013, 10:28 | Another Swedish defender retires

A few days ago Lars Jonsson announced his retirement due to injury now also Färjestad's Sanny Lindström has been forced to retire after a concussion he suffered in a European Trophy game against Jokerit on October 28.

 
 
 
 

17 Aug 2013, 10:18 | Ben Eaves retires

The American Jokerit center Ben Eaves is forced to retire. He suffers from a head injury.

Eaves was injured during last year's European Trophy after a hard check.

"I've reached the point where I can no longer play without migraines and dizziness", he tells Jokerit's web site.

 
 
 
 

17 Aug 2013, 10:05 | Four points by Figren

Robin Figren scored 2 goals and 2 assists when Frölunda beat HIFK 5-1 in one of Friday's three European Trophy games.

Adler Mannheim entered the competition with a 2-5 loss at home to ZSC Lions. Plzen beat Salzburg 3-2.

 
 
 
 

15 Aug 2013, 21:24 | Lars Jonsson retires

The Brynäs defender Lars Jonsson retires due to problems with arthritis.

"The goal was to come back, so of course I've been sad", he says to gd.se.

 
 
 
 

14 Aug 2013, 16:54 | Latvian League with 6 or 7 teams

Six teams confirmed their participation at the next Latvian League: HK Kurbads, Dinamo/Juniores (new name of HK Juniores) HK JLSS Zemgale, HS Riga/Prizma, HK Daugavpils and Ozolnieki/Monarch. HK Tukums' participation is still in doubt.

Last champion SMS Credit isn't in the starting grid after having waived the participation at next Continental Cup. Also Riga '97 and Liepaja Metalurgs won't play in next edition beginning September 7.

 
 
 
 

14 Aug 2013, 15:13 | Ladislav Lubina new coach at Nove Zamky

HK Nove Zamky announces the hiring of Czech Ladislav Lubina as new headcoach for the upcoming MOL Liga. Lubina was assistant coach at Pardubice in last seasons

 
 
 
 

13 Aug 2013, 23:59 | Three times Russia

The Russian women's team beat Czech Republic three times. Today's game was won 6-1 while they won 3-2 on Friday and 2-1 on Saturday.

 
 
 
 

13 Aug 2013, 10:57 | Metalurgs Liepaja won’t play in 2013-14

Latvian Federation Sports Director Mārtiņš Pagodkins announces Liepaja Metalurgs will be inactive in next season, not competing in any category.
Last spring team's main sponsor, steel company Metalurgs, decided to cease the support for senior hockey team and to abandon Belarus Open League and MHL-B. However, the club at that time assured they were determined to grant a team in Latvian League. But plans for participation at the league did not materialize due to economic problems of Metalurgs

 
 
 
 

12 Aug 2013, 10:07 | Boork to coach Sweden in the Olympics

The Swedish Ice Hockey Federation announced today that Leif Boork will be assistant coach for the Swedish women's team in the Sochi Olympics. Head coach is Niclas Högberg.

 
 
 
 

11 Aug 2013, 10:14 | Thunder and Devils reach the NZIHL final

Both Dunedin Thunder and Canterbury Red Devils needed a win in the last round of the NZIHL to get past Botany Swarm to qualify for the finals. Thunder beat Admirals 10-2 and Red Devils got a 3-1 win over Stampede.

 
 
 
 

09 Aug 2013, 23:59 | Second day of European Trophy

On the second day of European Trophy EV Zug beat ZSC Lions 1-0. Rob Schremp scored the only goal.

Slovan Bratislava beat Vienna Capitals 6-2.

 
 
 
 

09 Aug 2013, 22:38 | Aleksandr Kulikov new coach at Bilyy Bars Bila Tserkva

Bilyy Bars Bila Tserkva announces Aleksandr Kulikov as new head coach. Kulikov - one of the most experienced Ukrainian coach, led Ukraine national team in past two years winning the gold medal in Group B and the promotion. He won twice the domestic league: in 2001 with Berkut Kyiv and in 2011 with Donetsk Donbass.
Next season Bilyy Bars will be Donbas Donets'k farm team

 
 
 
 

09 Aug 2013, 11:53 | Russia will play against Switzerland on the way to Sochi

Russian Federation announces one more friendly match as preparation to Sochi Olympics: in addition to a gameagainst Latvia, scheduled for February 8, Russia will play against Switzerland on February 9, four days before the Olympic debut against Slovenia on February 13.

 
 
 
 

08 Aug 2013, 17:01 | Ilves Tampere fined for inappropriate ads

Ilves Tampere has been fined 2,000€ and ordered to take down the ads they posted on facebook and at Helsinki City Centre aimed at Jokerit. The club posted their logo winking ontop of the Jokerit logo with the words Karulahti, Hallis, Loppu posted underneath it.

 
 
 
 

08 Aug 2013, 09:18 | Swedish juniors win again

The Swedish U20 team earned the third straight victory at the National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid. After wins against USA White and USA Blue the Swedes last night beat the combined American team 4-0.

Canada beat Finland 5-3.

 
 
 
 

08 Aug 2013, 00:51 | Anaheim Ducks sign affiliation with Utah Grizzlies

NHL's Anaheim Ducks announced today that the team has reached an affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Utah Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies will serve as the ECHL affiliate of the Ducks and will also work with their AHL affiliate the Norfolk Admirals.
In last four years Grizzlies were affiliated with Calgary Flames

 
 
 
 

07 Aug 2013, 12:11 | Phoenix Coyotes will be renamed Arizona

Phoenix Coyotes will be renamed "Arizona" from season 2014/15, according to the North American media. The team will keep the nickname "Coyotes" and will be based in Glendale for at least the next five years. For the upcoming season Phoenix will have with the same name.

 
 
 
 

06 Aug 2013, 16:50 | HK Kurbads will play in Latvian Virsliga

HK Kurbads from Riga will enter for the first time in next Latvian Virsliga.
"HK Kurbads is in the Latvian hockey business from more than 16 years. Now is the right time to take this step for the club and become one of the Latvian championship participants. Teams will be composed of several well-known and experienced hockey players, but the place will definitely be given to new players. Our goal in the first season will win the championship" said Manager Edgars Svencis

Team will be coached by former Juniors Riga coach Aigars Razgals

 
 
 
 

05 Aug 2013, 18:29 | Junior Evaluation Camp started

TheJunior Evaluation Camp in the Olympic Center of Lake Placid started last night with two games.

Sweden beat USA White 4-2 and then Finland beat USA White 6-5 in overtime.

 
 
 
 

03 Aug 2013, 23:01 | Preparing for Hlinka Memorial

Two U18 exhibition games were played today as preparation for the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial that is played August 5-10.

USA beat Czech Republic 1-0 and Canada beat Slovakia 3-1.

 
 
 
 

01 Aug 2013, 12:05 | Bernard le Feuvre passed away

Rouen Hockey mourns one of its founder: Bernard le Feuvre passed away at 81.
At the end of 1967 when a removable ice rink was built by Jean-Jacques Calvé in the expo space of Ile Lacroix, Mr. Le Feuvre met Calvè suggesting to create an hockey club.
The idea was finalized in April 1970 when the Statute of Rouen Olympic Club was deposited.

 
 
 
 

31 Jul 2013, 22:32 | NY Islanders sign affiliation with Stockton Thunder

The New York Islanders and the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL and have reached a one year affiliation agreement for the 2013-14 season.
The Thunder previously had an NHL affiliation with the Edmonton Oilers (2006-13), San Jose Sharks (2010-12) and Phoenix Coyotes (2005-06).

 
 
 
 

30 Jul 2013, 16:52 | Alleghe out from Serie A

It's now official: through a press-release Alleghe announces that the team won't participate in next Elite A. The club tried to raise funds during the summer after the abandonment of the main sponsor, but was unable to produce financial guarantees. All the junior teams will continue to exist while the senior team will compete in Serie B. The other club in jeopardy, SHC Fassa, confirmed its participation.

 
 
 
 

29 Jul 2013, 15:46 | Epinal will play in Magnus Ligue

Épinal has been validated to play in Ligue Magnus under conditions of signing financial targets which includes them paying a fine.

 
 
 
 

28 Jul 2013, 11:44 | Texas Tornado sold and relocated

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that the Texas Tornado membership has been sold and relocated to North Richland Hills, Texas, and will become the Lone Star Brahmas.

 
 
 
 

27 Jul 2013, 11:04 | New assistant coach for Poland U20

Piotr Sarnik, who retired as active player after the last season, was named the new assistant coach of the Polish U20 team. He will work along with Marek Batkiewicz and head coach Andrei Parfyonov. Poland U20 will have its training camp in Opole from August 5 to 21 before partecipating in the Alexei Cherepanov Memorial in Elektrenai, Lithuania. During the camp, Poland will play four exhibition games.

 
 
 
 

27 Jul 2013, 00:02 | No Kazakhstan League for Shakhtar Prokopyevsk

Russian club Shakhtar Prokopyevsk has officially refused to take part in the Kazakhstan League. The club's management reported that it could not fulfill all the conditions of Regulation imposed by the Kazakhstan Federation.

 
 
 
 

26 Jul 2013, 23:59 | Aigars Cipruss new coach of Lithuania U20

Latvian Aigars Cipruss was named new head coach of Lithuania U20 national team. Cipruss is currently the head coach of MHL-B team Baltica Vilnius and will keep his job at club.
Lithuania will compete at 2014 IIHF U20 World Championship Division II Group A in Miskolc, Hungary from 15 to 21 December 2013 along with Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Netherlands and Estonia

 
 
 
 

25 Jul 2013, 22:36 | Kazzinc-Torpedo-2 renamed Torpedo

Also the last remaining farm team participating in Kazakhstan League was renamed as per Federation rule. Kazzinc-Torpedo-2 was renamed Torpedo Ust Kamenogorsk. Team logo and colours remain the same.


Previously Barys-2 became Nomad Astana and Sary-Arka 2 was renamed Berkut.

 
 
 
 

25 Jul 2013, 22:07 | Lada Arena will open August 9

The new 6500 places Lada Arena in Togliatti will open on August 9 on the occasion of the Day of the Athlete and the traditional hockey tournament Lada Cup. The Governor of the Samara region, Nikolai Merkushin and Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko will attend the event

 
 
 
 

25 Jul 2013, 17:24 | U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

It was announced today, six new members will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame:

Cindy Curley - A Pioneer of women's Hockey

Bill Guerin - An NHL Veteran

Peter Karmanos - A hockey and arena franchise owner

Ron Mason - A top ranked college coach

Doug Weight - An NHL Veteran

 
 
 
 

25 Jul 2013, 16:46 | Kevin Lalande wants to play for Belarus in the WC-2014

Goalkeeper Kevin Lalande hopes he has a chance to play for Belarus in World Championship-2014.

"Nobody talks to me about the possibility to play for Belarus" - he told during the interview for pressball.by. "Of course, I know that the next World Championship will be held in Minsk. And if I'm given a chance to participate in the tournament, it would be a pretty cool experience!"

Kevin Lalande plays for "Dynamo" Minsk in KHL and has Canadian and Belorussian nationality.

 
 
 
 

24 Jul 2013, 09:49 | Paul Heavey Named as U20’s Assistant GB Coach

Former player and GB Senior men's  assistant coach has been named as the U20's Assistant coach for the upcoming international season.  Heavey will be working with Coach Pete Russell and fellow Assistant Tom Watkins.

Heavey had spells in Glasgow, Murrayfield, Solihull, Peterborough as a player and coached Ayr Scottish Eagles, Manchester Phoenix, Paisley Pirates and Sheffield Steelers.  1994-2000 he coached Cardiff Devils where he won coach of the year 1995-1996 and a Superleague Title in 1996-1997.

He was also assistant coach for the Men's Senior GB squad from 1996-1999.

 
 
 
 

24 Jul 2013, 01:05 | New coach at Energija Elektrenai

Lithuanian champion Energija Elektrenai announced 44-years-old Erikas Steponaitis as new head-coach.
Former Energija player, Steponaitis is a graduate of Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education at his first season as coach.
He will be assisted by player-coach Dovydas Kulevičius and former coach Sergejus Krumkač
Energija in the coming season will play in domestic league and in Belarus second division

 
 
 
 

23 Jul 2013, 11:33 | Toronto Maple Leafs add Solar Bears as affiliate

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that they have added the Orlando Solar Bears and Toronto Marlies (AHL) as ECHL affiliates. The Solar Bears will enter the 2013-14 season with dual affiliates. Toronto will join the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild in supplying prospects to the Solar Bears roster.
"We are pleased to have reached an agreement with the Solar Bears," said Leafs Vice President and Assistant General Manager Claude Loiselle. "As an organization, we are confident that our Toronto Maple Leafs prospects will accelerate their professional development in Orlando."

 
 
 
 

22 Jul 2013, 22:38 | Jagr to New Jersey?

Various sources say that Jaromir Jagr will soon be announced to have signed with the New Jersey Devils.

 
 
 
 

22 Jul 2013, 07:25 | Paul Burton named as GB Women’s Coach

It was announced today that Paul Burton was named as coach of the Senior Women's team.  He is the current coach of the Bracknell Queen Bees, who have won the Women's Premier League for the past 2 years.

His assistants were named as Sam Phillips, Cheryl Smith and Michelle Smith.

 
 
 
 

21 Jul 2013, 14:36 | U20 games in Arosa

The Swiss and German U20 teams played three games in Arosa July 17-20. Germany won the first game 3-1. Switzerland the second 3-1. The last game was won 7-4 by the visiting Germans.

 
 
 
 

20 Jul 2013, 22:51 | Iserlohn Roosters with a new main sponsor

Iserlohn Roosters of Germany's top ice hockey league DEL introduced their new main sponsor. The well-known German brewery Krombacher signed a sponsoring contract with the club valid for the next six years until 30 June 2019. They follow the footsteps of Stadtwerke Iserlohn, last year's sponsor.

 
 
 
 

18 Jul 2013, 21:56 | Neilson and Russell as GB Assistant Coaches

It was announced today that Corey Neilson and Pete Russell have been named as Assistant Coaches for Team GB under previously announced Doug Christiansen.

Nelson is player/coach of the Nottingham Panthers, leading them to 3 playoff titles and 1 Elite league title since taking the helm in 2008.  Nelson has also played on Team GB in the 2011 and 2012 international campaigns.

Russell has extensive junior coaching with the u16, u18 and u20 squads and is currently the coach of the U20 squad.

 
 
 
 

17 Jul 2013, 08:42 | Neman hire Clement Jodoin as consultant coach

Former Hamilton Bulldogs coach Clément Jodoin will work as consultant coach for Neman Grodno.
It is expected that Jodoin will arrive at the location of the team next week. The exact task in the team and the lenght of contract is still unknown.

 
 
 
 

17 Jul 2013, 08:30 | Vasily Spiridonov left Metallurg Zhlobin

By mutual agreement Vasily Spiridonov terminated his contract with Metallurg Zhlobin while the club is experiencing a financial crisis. Spiridonov arrived at Metallurg in January 2010, leading the club to its most successful era, winning Belarus League bronze in 2011, gold in 2012 and silver in 2013, Cup of Belarus in 2011 and silver medal at Continental Cup Super Final. His assistant, 40-years-old Pavel Zubov, will be new Metallurg coach

 
 
 
 

16 Jul 2013, 12:11 | Swiss prospects popular with NHL teams

Switzerland is earning itself more and more the status of the 4th most important European market for NHL teams after Sweden, Finland and Russia due to great investments into youth hockey. First fruits were collected when Team Switzerland became vice champions at the 2013 World Championship. Now another prospect could make it to the NHL. 20 year old Sven Andrighetto - currently playing for QMJHL's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies - signed a three year entry level deal with the Montreal Canadiens who selected him in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft (3rd round - 86th position).   

 
 
 
 

16 Jul 2013, 12:01 | Geoffrion retires from hockey at age 25

A wave of serious head injuries in the hockey world in recent years led to many heated discussions how to prevent them but still players get injured on a regular basis. Now Blake Geoffrion of NHL's Montreal Canadiens was forced to retire with only 25 years from professional hockey as a consequence of a depressed skull fracture he received in a game for Canadiens affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL) last November.

 
 
 
 

13 Jul 2013, 16:28 | Pontebba to play in Kaertner Liga

Relegated last season from Serie A, Aquile Pontebba decided to play in Kaertner Liga, an Austrian Regional League.
Slovenian Miha Zbontar will be the head coach.
Another team from Italy, Dobbiaco Icebreakers, plays in the same league

 
 
 
 

13 Jul 2013, 10:20 | Dzieduszycki out with hand surgery

DEL's Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg announced that Matt Dzieduszycki, one of their key players, will miss the whole preparation for the next season due to a recent hand surgery. The injury that led to the surgery happened already during the playoffs in April but didn't heal as expected. The coaches expect the center who scored 31 goals 2012-13 back during the first matchdays of the DEL campaign.

 
 
 
 

11 Jul 2013, 18:34 | Lokomotiv creates a new team for MHL-B

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl announced it was created a new team to play in upcoming season in MHL-B. The team will be known as Loko-Junior and consist of students of hockey schools Lokomotiv and Lokomotiv 2004 born in 1996-97.

Head coach of new team will be Andrei Kapranov, last season worked as assistant coach at Loko (MHL).

 
 
 
 

09 Jul 2013, 12:30 | Freezers give Schubert contract extansion / Green signs with SERC

Christoph Schubert, former NHL player and currently the team captain of DEL's Hamburg Freezers, had still two years of his contract left but decided together with the club to extend his contract for two more years until 2017. The 31 year old German national team player has earned 62 points (11 goals, 51 assists) in 115 DEL matches for his team so far.

DEL newcomers SERC Wild Wings also had good news for their fans as they signed 32 year old international Morten Green who was captain of Team Denmark at the last three World Cups and played last year for Hannover Scorpions who sold their DEL license to Schwenningen - his new team.

 
 
 
 

07 Jul 2013, 20:12 | Jagr to Montreal?

Jaromir Jagr want to play in Montreal. His agent Petr Svoboda told journalists about negotiating with Canadiens.

"Jaromir always thinsk about Montreal and dream to play there. Now his dreams may come true" - he said.

 
 
 
 

06 Jul 2013, 00:14 | Alfredsson leaves Ottawa after 17 years

After playing with the Ottawa Senators since 1995 Daniel Alfredsson has decided to leave the club for a last chance to win the Stanley Cup. Instead he has signed a year deal with Detroit Red Wings.

 
 
 
 

05 Jul 2013, 23:52 | Good news for Bolzano

As both EBEL and HC Bolzano confirmed today via press releases, negotiations about a possible league change by the Italian side were long yesterday but in the end Bolzano made a huge step towards EBEL by finally accepting all the financial conditions by the Austrian-based multi-national league. Now the other 11 teams of the league will have to make a vote until Monday but everything looks like EBEL has 12 teams next year. We keep you updated with a long article after the decision.

 
 
 
 

04 Jul 2013, 23:32 | Floods in Halle (Saale) might lead to new arena

The floods in Eastern Germany and Bavaria in June caused high damages in the affected areas. One of the cities with the highest damages is Halle (Saale) whose ice arena was hit badly and has to be demolished and newly build. Costs around 20 mio euo are expected by the city who wants to use money of a relief fund by the government for the project. 3rd tier (Oberliga Ost) team MEC Halle 04 will play in a temporary ice rink during the next two years.

 
 
 
 

04 Jul 2013, 23:25 | Bolzano not in EBEL?

Italian team HC Bolzano wasn't able to deliver financial guarantees until the deadline this morning at 10.00 CET to join EBEL. Still the Austrian based league gave them another chance to give complete information until 16.00 CET of the same day. It is not yet known if Bolzano had success and there was no official confirmation about the outcome of the negotiations. Eurohockey.com keeps you updated.

 
 
 
 

03 Jul 2013, 15:16 | Coyotes escape relocation

NHL's Phoenix Coyotes stay in Glendale, Arizona, at least for the near future but have to change their name to Arizona Coyotes as a compromise with the city of Glendale. The Glendale City Council approved a lease agreement with Renaissance Sports & Entertainment (RSE) to run jobing.com arena. The lease agreement is valid for a total of 15 years but RSE who are going to be the new owners of the Coyotes after approval by the NHL - who currently manages the franchise - can end the agreement after five years in the case of losses above 50 mio $ in that period of time.

 
 
 
 

01 Jul 2013, 22:18 | KAC secures outdoor games

KAC Klagenfurt of EBEL will play three outdoor games during the 2013/14 season. As the venue they have chosen the stadium in Klagenfurt, but dates are not yet fixed.

Depending on the finishing work at the stadium, the club will soon announce possible dates and opponents. Expected to find the matches between December 22 and January 9.

 
 
 
 

01 Jul 2013, 21:23 | No visa required for WC players

Hockey players can visit Russia in 2016 during the World Championship without a visa, "R-Sport" reports. WCH-2016 will take place in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The participants of the World Championship can visit Russia without visa from April 19 to May 22.

The delegation members of sports teams will enter the country and go out of it without a visa on the basis of valid identity documents and Russia recognized it. In addition, all participants of the WCH-2016 must have an accreditation certificate according to a prescribed form.

 
 
 
 

01 Jul 2013, 13:51 | Russian forward dies

CSK VVS forward Alexander Hoffman (VHL) was killed in a car accident. He signed a contract with the club from Samara two weeks ago. The car accident took place in the Volgograd region.

 
 
 
 

01 Jul 2013, 08:30 | Zdeno Chara is the best hockey player in Slovakia in season 2012/2013

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was named the best player of the year in Slovakia for the 3rd time. He was named the best in 2011/2012 and 2010/2011 too.

The best player was named after the voting of sport journalists and hockey specialists from Slovakia. Zdeno Chara was only one vote ahead of Marian Hossa from Chicago who finished second.

 
 
 
 

01 Jul 2013, 08:26 | Medveščak signed a contract with Barry Brust

A goalkeeper from the farm-club of Calgary Flames, Barry Brust, will play for the new KHL club KHL "Medveščak".

Brust is 29 years old and he spent most part of his career in AHL. He played for farm clubs of Los Angeles, Minnesota and Calgary. In NHL Brust has played only 11 matches for the Los Angeles Kings, and have an average of 3.70 goals per game there.

 
 
 
 

01 Jul 2013, 08:23 | New coaches in Belarus

Pavel Perepehin is named the head coach of Belarus U20 team. Vladimir Sinitsyn is new head coach of Belarus U18 team. And Eugene Butskevich is a head coach of Belarus U17 team.

 
 
 
 

28 Jun 2013, 15:44 | Denmark names new coach

The Danish Ice Hockey Association has named Janne Karlsson, 54, as head coach of the men's national team. He replaces countryman Per Bäckman, who steps down after five years.

 
 
 
 

27 Jun 2013, 16:32 | Barys Astana won’t be at Spengler Cup

Is now official: Barys Astana won't participate in next Spengler Cup as previously reported. Barys press service informs that, due to the Olympic season, the KHL is not able to provide a "window" on the calendar for two clubs, and at the end the choice was made ​​in favor of CSKA Moscow, which submitted firstly the application.

 
 
 
 

26 Jun 2013, 02:34 | The 2013 AIHL Finals will be held in Melbourne

Australian Federation announces 2013 AIHL Finals series will be held in Melbourne September 7th-8th at the Medibank Icehouse

 
 
 
 

25 Jun 2013, 17:06 | USA Women Announce Preliminary Roster

USA Hockey yesterday announced the preliminary roster for the Women's Olympic Team.  The finalized team will be announced in December after the final tryouts.

The roster is as follows:

GOALTENDERS- Brianne McLaughlin, Molly Schaus, Jessie Vetter

DEFENSE - Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozak, Lisa Chessen, Jincy Dunne, Gigi Marvin, Michelle Picard, Josephine Pucci, Anne Schleper, Lee Stecklein

FORWARD - Kate Buesser, Alex Carpenter, Julie Chu, Kendell Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Lyndsey Fry, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyn Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Anne Pankowski, Kelli Stack

 
 
 
 

25 Jun 2013, 16:30 | MHL reduces age limit

MHL Managing Director Dmitry Efimov announced a reduction of age limit in the league, from 21 to 20 years
"In the new season will play in the MHL players born in 1993 included. This rule applies to all juniors teams of KHL and VHL clubs. For independent teams there is an exception and clubs can allign two players born in 1992."

 
 
 
 

25 Jun 2013, 15:31 | Omsk Hawks have new coach

After three seasons as assistant coach, Yury Panov was promoted as new Omsk Hawks headcoach. He replaces Evgeny Kornoukhov, passed in Avangard staff. Former Omsk Hawks B coach Igor Zemlyanoy will be Panov´s assistant

 
 
 
 

25 Jun 2013, 01:03 | Daniel Babka new coach at Martin

MHC Martin announced former defender Daniel Babka will be the new headcoach of Extraliga team. Babka, 41, closed his career in France during 2011-12 season playing as player-coach at CHAR Rouen in French Third Division

 
 
 
 

24 Jun 2013, 22:59 | Medvedev: Lada will be back in 2014-15

KHL President Alexander Medvedev said Lada Togliatti will return in KHL from 2014-15 season: I spoke with the AvtoVAZ CEO, Lada will return in KHL next season. This is a legendary club, with traditions, history, and a good school"said Medvedev

 
 
 
 

20 Jun 2013, 15:16 | Montreal and Toronto to co-host WJC’s

Hockey Canada announced Thursday that Montreal and Toronto will co-host the 2015 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships.

 
 
 
 

18 Jun 2013, 00:31 | MMKS Podhale Nowy Targ apply to play in Polish League

MMKS Podhale Nowy Targ officially submit a request to Polish Federation to join the Polska Liga Hokejowa from next season as "wild card". The club lost promotion from Second division with Polonia Bytom.
"We submitted this request with the goal to play against the best Polish teams. Only in this way our young players will have the opportunity to improve skills." said CEO Agata Michalska

 
 
 
 

17 Jun 2013, 23:47 | Vityaz changes farm team

Vityaz Podolsk announces the sign of one-year farm team agreement with Titan Klin. Last season Kuban Krasnodar was the Vityaz's farm team

 
 
 
 

13 Jun 2013, 12:16 | Glen Hanlon back in Belarus

Glen Hanlon is back in the Belarus national team as head coach according to official information from the Belorussian hockey federation.

 
 
 
 

11 Jun 2013, 16:11 | Oktan Perm renamed

After a contest between fans, MHL club Oktan Perm was renamed Molot (hammers) as the main club, acting in VHL

 
 
 
 

10 Jun 2013, 19:53 | Olimpija Ljubljana has a million debts

In today's interview for "Slovenske Novice" the manager of Olimpija Ljubljana Matjaz Sekelj said the club currently has a debt of around one million euros. Almost half of which are tax debts with tax office, the rest are with players and banks. Club is evaluating a possible cooperation with Medvescak Zagreb, recently joined KHL

 
 
 
 

10 Jun 2013, 19:42 | Ariada Akpars changes name

VHL club Ariada-Akpars Volzhsk changes its name cutting the name Akpars. now the official name is Ariada Volzhsk

 
 
 
 

10 Jun 2013, 19:02 | Atlant and Neftekhimik sign farm-team agreement

Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk signed a farm team agreement with Kristall Saratov, while Atlant Moscow Oblast will have Buran Voronezh as farm team.

 
 
 
 

09 Jun 2013, 01:12 | Edmonton fire coach Ralph Krueger

German Ralph Krueger was fired as coach of the Edmonton Oilers after leading the team to a 12th-place finish in the Western Conference in his lone season.
The Oilers have missed the playoffs seven straight years.

 
 
 
 

07 Jun 2013, 19:17 | Russia opens U20 Asian Challenge with a victory

Russia U20 - actually a team formed almost by players from MHL team Amur Tigers Khabarovsk - won the first game of U20 Challenge Cup of Asia, helding in Khabarovsk. Besides Russia and Korea, also Japan partecipate in the tournament

Red Stars MHL - Korea 4-0 (1-0,0-0,3-0)
Goals: Kirill Voronoy, Sergei Smurov, Igor Ishayev, Vitaly Teslenko.

 
 
 
 

07 Jun 2013, 17:44 | Erkka Westerlund for next season, Kari Jalonen from 2015

- iihf.com
The Finnish Ice Hockey Association found a successor of national coach Jukka Jalonen, who left the national team after five years to assume his new job at the KHL's SKA St. Petersburg.

Erkka Westerlund will coach the Finnish national team in the 2013/2014 season and Kari Jalonen will take over for the two years after.

Westerlund will coach the national team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and in exhibition games in the upcoming season.

Jalonen will take over as of June 2014 and signed a two-year contract valid until the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

 
 
 
 

07 Jun 2013, 17:36 | Gazprom reduces Avangard budget

Gazprom oil markedly reduces the budget of Avangard Omsk. Compared to last season the club will not receive nearly one-third of funds from its principal sponsor.
For the whole season 2013/14 Avangard and its youth team Omsk Hawks will receive 684.4 million rubles from the general sponsor, a cut of about 30%

 
 
 
 

07 Jun 2013, 02:20 | Fylde Flyers stepped down

It has now been confirmed that the Fylde Flyers will not operate as an Ice Hockey team in next season's NIHL North Division 2. Instead the team will convert to the inline format of the game competing in BiSHA North league for the 2013 season.
The move comes after both manager Mick Caunce and Player/Coach Mark Gillingham stepped down citing the small Fylde Ice pad as a major problem in attracting new players of a higher standard. The team also frequently travelled to away game with just 10 skaters resulting in an uncompetitive side being put on to the ice in the majority of games.

 
 
 
 

07 Jun 2013, 01:17 | New coach at Epinal

Epinal announces the appointment of 45-years old Canadian Claude Bouchard as new headcoach. Bouchard coached Jonquière Élites of QAAA in last three seasons and previously was on Val-d'Or Foreurs bench where won QMJHL league in 2000-2001

 
 
 
 

07 Jun 2013, 00:59 | Small change in Sibir’s name

From the next season the official name of Sibir Novosibirsk will change in Sibir Novosibirsk Region.
A similar change in the official name happened with Avangard, which now represents the Omsk region.

 
 
 
 

06 Jun 2013, 15:06 | Niittymäki becomes Philadelphia scout

Finnish goalie Antero Niittymäki becomes a scout for Philadelphia Flyers He will work in Europe with another Finnish former player Ilkka Sinisalo. His main responsibilities will be to watch and evaluate young European goalies.
The goalkeeper announced his retirement in April of this year.

 
 
 
 

05 Jun 2013, 23:37 | Jamestown Ironmen out of NAHL for 2013-14 Season

The Jamestown Ironmen will not return for the NAHL season in 2013/2014.
Owner Kenji Yamada has decided to suspend operations for the season. "I really appreciate all the support from local people and the community," said Yamada. "I am strongly looking forward to make the Jamestown Ironmen come back on the ice for the 2014/2015 season"

 
 
 
 

05 Jun 2013, 16:40 | Sary Arka-2 renamed

In compliance with Kazakhstan Federation new rules not allowing a farm-team to partecipate in the league with same name of main team, Sary-Arka-2 was renamed Berkut (golden eagles) after a contest between fans.
Previously Barys-2 changed its name to Nomad. Kazzinc-Torpedo-2 still not announced new name

 
 
 
 

04 Jun 2013, 15:28 | Ari-Pekka Selin is Barys new coach

Barys Astana announces Finnish Ari-Pekka Selin as new head coach. Selin, 50, worked at Ilves, Saipa and last season at HPK Hämeenlinna and was Finland national team assistant coach at last World Championship. He signed a two-years contract.
Andrei Shayanov and Erlan Sagymbaev, along with former Ilves coach Raimo Helminen will be the assistents

 
 
 
 

04 Jun 2013, 15:05 | Buran becomes Atlant farm-club

Atlant Moscow Oblast and Buran Voronezh signed an agreement on mutual cooperation. Thus, in the season 2013/14 Voronezh team will be Atlant farm club in the championship VHL.

 
 
 
 

03 Jun 2013, 18:44 | New GM at Novokuznetsk and Ambri-Piotta

Vladimir Rokkel is the new GM of Metallurg Novokuznetsk replacing Evgeny Terentyev. Earlier Rokkel served as first deputy mayor of Novokuznetsk on social issues, as well as supervising the sport in the city, including hockey.
Also Swiss ambri-Piotta announces the new GM: it's former rival HC Lugano GM Alain Vetterli.

 
 
 
 

03 Jun 2013, 16:53 | Don Jackson confirmed at Salzburg

The rumour it's now confirmed by Red Bulls: former Eisbaren Berlin coach Don Jackson is the new headcoach of Austrian team. The 56-year-old American has enjoyed a very successful six-year stint as head coach of the Eisbären Berlin, winning 5 DEL titles, the last three consecutive and an European Trophy. In Salzburg he replaces Pierre Pagé, who left the team after six seasons, three EBEL titles and a Continental Cup, to join Red Bull München.

Couriously Jackson come to Berlin in 2007 replacing Pierre Pagé as head coach and subsequently taking the Eisbären to five German championship titles (DEL).

 
 
 
 

02 Jun 2013, 03:52 | No continental cup for Latvian champion

Latvian champion SMScredit.lv announced won't partecipate in Continental Cup, transferring the rights for silver medallist HK Juniors Riga. Club didn't specified the reason of the quitclaim

 
 
 
 

01 Jun 2013, 15:44 | Vityaz come back to Podolsk

The Board of Vityaz has agreed with the KHL and the Government of the Moscow Oblast the final details of the move from Chekhov to Podolsk
Starting from season 2013/14 Vityaz will be based in Podolsk and hold home games at the Ice Palace "Vityaz", which seats 5,500 spectators. Vityaz has already played in Podolsk from 2000 to 2003, before to moved to Chekhov.

Youth team "Russian Knights" will remain in Chekhov and will hold their home games at the Ice Hockey Center "Vityaz", which seats 3,300 spectators.

 
 
 
 

31 May 2013, 17:15 | Juniors Riga quits MHL

HK Juniors Riga next season won't play in MHL-B
In the season 2013/14 Juniors will focus only on the championship in Latvia where last season won silver medal. This decision was made by the governing council of Dinamo Riga

 
 
 
 

31 May 2013, 16:23 | Vasili Spiridonov Coach of the Year in Belarus

Vice-Champion Metallurg Zhlobin coach Vasili Spiridonov was awarded as Coach of the Year in Belarus. Spiridonov preceded Neman Grodno's Dmitri Kravchenko, and Gomel's Andrei Skabelka

 
 
 
 

31 May 2013, 16:10 | Torpedo announces Skabelka as assistant coach

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod CEO Andrei Osipenko announces club offered a contract as assistant coach to Andrei Skabelka who left in last days his charge as Belarus National team coach. Skabelka will work with coach Peteris Skudra

 
 
 
 

31 May 2013, 01:48 | Roman Starchenko awarded as best player of Kazakhstan

Barys Astana and Kazakhstan national team forward Roman Starchenko was elected "Best hockey player of Kazakhstan". 27-year-old right wing preceded another two Barys' players, American Brandon Bochenski and Talgat Zhailauov who won trophy in 2007. With national team, Starchenko was the top scorer at IHWC Division I in Budapest

 
 
 
 

31 May 2013, 01:33 | HK Lipetsk conditionally allowed in VHL

VHL General Assembly appproved today the request from HK Lipetsk to join league from next season.
The approval is under some conditions: club is obliged to complete the reconstruction of the Ice Arena "Star", which now does not meet the regulations of VHL. In addition, the club must provide a guarantee of a budget of at least 70 million rubles, which is almost three times larger than the current one.

 
 
 
 

30 May 2013, 17:33 | VHL Awards

VHL determined the awards for 2012-13 season at the General Meeting in St. Petersburg:

Best Goalie: Vladimir Kovac (Sary Arka Karaganda)

Best Defender: Sergei Karpov (Rubin Tyumen)

Best Forward: Pavel Kopytin (Buran Voronezh)

Best Rookie: Artyom Gareyev (Toros Neftekamsk)

Top Scorer: Aleksandr Shibayev (Dynamo Balshikha)

Best Coach: Ilnur Gizatullin (Ariada Akpars Volzkh)

Playoffs MVP: Vladimir Kokhatsky (Toros Neftekamsk)

 
 
 
 

30 May 2013, 15:44 | Andrei Skabelka resigned as coach of Belarus

Head coach of Belarus Andrei Skabelka won't have his contract renewed by the Federation
"Federation doesn't offer a contract extension. Conversation took place about a possible further development. But it is believed that the team should be lead by a foreign coach" - said Skabelka.
Rumours are about a comeback of Canadian Glen Hanlon who was Belarus headcoach from 2004 to 2006 and in 2008. Last week Hanlon left his charge at Vancouver Giants saying he accepted a work in Europe

 
 
 
 

30 May 2013, 15:20 | Fans have chosen the name of Vladivostok new club

Admiral: with 72,2 % of the voting this is the name choosen by fans for the new club debuting in KHL next season. The name get the best of other two candidates, Kosatki (killers) and Forpost. The final decision about new name and the logo will be taking by the club and the players themselves.

 
 
 
 

30 May 2013, 02:23 | Mladi Jesenice withdrawn its application for re-joining EBEL

Mladi Jesenice pulls back its request to join EBEL for next season for lacking of financial support by the city and local sponsor.
According to Jesenice President Miha Rebolj: It seems there are, unfortunately, more political interests elsewhere than in the development of the sport that made the city of Jesenice known everywhere. The support of local people, staff, parents and children involved in our categories proves that we are on the right track. We do not have time for political intrigue set on a sound basis, and we will build a successful sports story onwards"

 
 
 
 

30 May 2013, 01:57 | New coaches at Ingolstadt

ERC Ingolstadt announces new coaches staff for next season: 40-years-old Swedish Niklas Sundblad will be the headcoach, assisted by his fellow countryman Petri Liimatainen. The duo worked together at Kölner Haie in 2010 when both were assistants. Liimatainen then coached in Sweden, while Sundblad remained at Kölner Haie
"I had good years in Köln, could learn a lot and gain experience, I am very grateful. Now it's time to take on a new challenge. The ERC Ingolstadt is a top team in the DEL, it's great that I get the chance" said Sundblad.

 
 
 
 

29 May 2013, 15:48 | Sibir changes farm club affiliation

KHL team Sibir Novosibirsk announces club ceased cooperation with Ryazan and that a new farm-club agreement was signed with Zauralie Kurgan

 
 
 
 

29 May 2013, 00:16 | Pan-American Championship rescheduled

Mexican Federation announced that Pan-American Championship, originally scheduled for next June, was rescheduled for February 2014.

 
 
 
 

28 May 2013, 15:12 | Almaty will have a new arena

The city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, will have a new 12.000 spectators arena in 2017. The new venue is building for the Universiade and will have also another two small arenas

 
 
 
 

27 May 2013, 22:53 | Iceland Federation re-elect President

Vidar Gardarsson was re-elected President of Iceland Federation by the forty-eight members during the annual Meeting. The Assembly also approved the preliminary agreement for the building of a new icerink in the city of Kopavogur

 
 
 
 

27 May 2013, 22:11 | Dubuque Fighting Saints will play at Junior Club World Cup

The USHL Clark Cup champions Dubuque Fighting Saints announced they have accepted the invitation to play in the 2013 Junior Club World Cup tournament in Omsk, Russia that will take place August 24-31.
"We're honored to receive an invitation to the Junior Club World Cup in Omsk," said Dubuque Fighting Saints President Dan Lehv. "For our organization to be showcased on this international stage is incredibly exciting. We are proud to represent the United States Hockey League and the City of Dubuque in the third annual event. Our players, coaches and staff are looking forward to the experience of a lifetime."
Dubuque will be seeded in Group A along with the Omsk Hawks, Vitkovice and HK Riga

 
 
 
 

27 May 2013, 21:15 | Ericsson wins Forberg Trophy

Jimmie Ericsson is the first winner of the new trophy to the best forward in Swedish ice hockey, Peter Forsberg Trophy.

 
 
 
 

26 May 2013, 22:49 | HC Vitkovice at Spengler Cup

For the third consecutive years, Czech club HC HC Vitkovice will play at Spengler Cup along with HC Davos, Team Canada, Rochester Americans and Genève-Servette HC. Kazakh Barys Astana announced partecipation but it wasn't still confirmed by Spengler Committee

 
 
 
 

24 May 2013, 20:51 | Sputnik Nizhny Tagil becomes Avtomobilist farm club

Sputnik Nizhny Tagil became farm-club of Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg. The clubs signed a cooperation agreement.

- I think the agreement will benefit both clubs and help them to improve their results. Sputnik is a great choice for us: is one of the leading clubs in the VHL, and Nizhny Tagil is quite close to Yekaterinburg - said Avtomobilist GM Leonid Vaysfeld.

 
 
 
 

22 May 2013, 15:07 | Kazzinc Torpedo has a new coach

Kazzinc Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk announces the appointment of 58-years-old Russian Vladimir Plyuschev as new coach. Plyuschev coached MHL Kapitan Stupino last season and Russia U20 and U18 teams in the past

 
 
 
 

22 May 2013, 00:24 | New coaches in Slovakia

Three clubs from Extraliga announces new coaches in last day: champion Kosice appointed Anton Tomko from 1 Liga champion Bardejov as new coach. Same Bardejov announced Tomko's replacement, the former GKS Tychy coach Jan Vodila.
Silver medalist Zvolen signed former Kometa Brno assistant coach Lubomir Oslizlo. Finally Skalica will have Josef Turek on its bench. Turek coached Trinec last season

 
 
 
 

22 May 2013, 00:18 | Companion Kyiv can partecipate in Belarus Cup

According to Companion Kyiv President Stanislav Vernikov, club can take part in next Belarus Cup and maybe in Belarus Open League
"It's just an idea: the situation of PHL is not very clear and at moment we neither know which teams will participate in the tournament. But in any case the priority for us is our domestic championship. If it will have an acceptable level, we'll stay here.
When things become clearer? I do not know. A meeting with all club is scheduled for 28 May.
We talked more about the Belarus Cup. Two years have tried to hold it, but nothing came of it. You have to play in the summer to train and this competition would be really interesting" said Vernakov

 
 
 
 

21 May 2013, 15:19 | Asian Challenge Cup U20 in Khabarovsk

The asian U20 Challenge will be held in Khabarovsk from June 06 to 10. The tournament will be attended by national teams of the Republic of Korea, Japan, and the MHL all-star team "Red Star". This event is aimed at promoting hockey in the Far East. Also last season, "Red Stars" participated in the Asian Challenge Cup, where they met the teams of the Republic of Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. This year the tournament´s format will be a single round robin.

 
 
 
 

20 May 2013, 11:09 | Mark Dekanich joins Medvescak

Canadian goalie of Croatian origin, Mark Dekanich is set to join Medvescak Zagreb, who recently joined the top European league, the KHL. Behind him are three top seasons spent in the AHL and he decided to write history of Croatian hockey from the ground up.

 
 
 
 

19 May 2013, 22:06 | 2014 WC Groups

IIHF has announced the groups for the 2014 World Championship in Belarus.

Group A: Sweden, Czech Republic, Canada, Slovakia, Norway, Denmark, France, Italy.
Group B: Finland, Russia, USA, Switzerland, Germany, Latvia, Belarus, Kazakhstan.

 
 
 
 

17 May 2013, 17:46 | Rochester Americans and Barys Astana at Spengler Cup 2013

For the second time the AHL's Rochester Americans have accepted an invitation to participate in the Spengler Cup tournament
The Rochester Americans also competed in the 1996 event, finishing third. They remain the only professional hockey club from North America ever to take part in the tournament.

"The Rochester Americans are extremely honored to have been selected to play in the 2013 Spengler Cup and represent the American Hockey League," said Americans President Ted Black. "This is a truly unique opportunity that will provide an incredibly valuable experience for our players. In addition, the chance for the Amerks to participate in the Spengler Cup for the second time will add another chapter to the great history of this storied franchise."

In addition, Kazakh media announces KHL's Barys Astana will compete in spengler Cup for the first time

 
 
 
 

17 May 2013, 17:36 | WC ended for Alexander Edler

The IIHF Disciplinary Panel has suspended Swedish defenceman Alexander Edler for a knee-on-knee hit against Canadian forward Eric Staal. Edler will miss the remainder of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

 
 
 
 

17 May 2013, 00:43 | Bloomington, Peoria join SPHL for 2013-2014 Season

The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced its Board of Governors has unanimously approved the Bloomington Blaze and Peoria Rivermen to join the league for the 2013-2014 season.

"We are excited to welcome Bloomington and Peoria into the league," added SPHL President Jim Combs. "The addition of two teams in the Midwest opens up a new range of opportunities for the SPHL."

The Rivermen were purchased at the end of March by the Vancouver Canucks, who intend to move the franchise to Abbotsford, B.C. and last week confirmed with Peoria Civic Center officials that they will not bring back the Rivermen franchise.

 
 
 
 

15 May 2013, 15:47 | Sary Arka announces new coach

VHL silver medallist Sary Arka Karaganda announces the appointment of Evgeny Zinoviev as new head-coach.
Zinoviev, 47, worked at Yuzhny Ural Orsk in past years

 
 
 
 

15 May 2013, 01:18 | Zakharov remains at Yunost

After having announced his retirement as coach in March, today Mikhail Zakharov confirmed he will remain at Yunost Minsk most likely as Sports Director

 
 
 
 

15 May 2013, 01:03 | Wenatchee Wild relocate to Hidalgo, Texas to revive Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees

The North American Hockey League announced that the Wenatchee Wild are moving from Washington to Texas. The team, coach and staff will relocate to Hidalgo, Texas, and become the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees.

"We are excited about the move to the Rio Grande Valley and our mission to field a championship-caliber team every season remains the same," team President Bill Stewart said "The area has a great hockey tradition and we believe that the region and the surrounding community will embrace and support the NAHL."

The announcement comes a day after the Wild lost in the Robertson Cup championship game and just one day before the team's current five-year contract to use the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee expires.

Rio Grande Valley had a team called Killer Bees from 2003 to 2012 in CHL

 
 
 
 

15 May 2013, 00:30 | Kevin Lindskoug named USHL Goaltender of the Year

Swedish Kevin Lindskoug was named USHL Goaltender of the Year.
With Muskegon Lumberjacks, Lindskoug posted a 23-18-6 record with a 2.49 goals-against-average and .923 save percentage with an impressive number of eight shutouts.
Lindskoug signed to play with Rogle of Allsvenskan next season

 
 
 
 

14 May 2013, 23:54 | Augusta RiverHawks suspend operation due to lack of rink

The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) announced the Augusta RiverHawks will be suspending play for the 2013-2014 season, due to the uncertainty surrounding repair of the ice system at the James Brown Arena.
The RiverHawks were forced to play their final eight home games at their practice facility after the system that cools the ice failed.

"We are disappointed that Augusta has been forced to make this decision," stated league President Jim Combs. "We will continue to work with (owner) Bob Kerzner and the arena to resolve the situation as soon as possible."

 
 
 
 

13 May 2013, 20:35 | PK Subban to join Canada

After the Montereal Canadiens were eliminated from the NHL playoffs, their leading D-man PK Subban will join team Canada in Stockholm. He is set to arrive on Tuesday afternoon.

 
 
 
 

13 May 2013, 15:58 | Fust new assistant coach at Lausanne

Swiss-Canadian John Fust will be the assistant of coach Heinz Ehlers on Lausanne bench. He signed a two-years contract with newly promoted club after two seasons at Langnau Tigers

 
 
 
 

11 May 2013, 12:45 | Hamhuis to Stockholm

Canada will add Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis to their roster at the World Championship. He will be the fifth Canuck to join the WC after Sweden's Sedin, Sedin and Edler and Denmark's Jensen.

 
 
 
 

10 May 2013, 16:29 | Girgensons suspended

Latvia's Zimgus Girgensons has been suspended one game at the WC after a butt-ending on Slovakia's Branislav Mezei.

 
 
 
 

10 May 2013, 00:16 | Miroslav Ihnačák new coach at Polonia Bytom

Newly promoted Polonia Bytom announces Slovak-Canadian Miroslav Ihnačák as new head coach. Ihnačák, 51, signed a three-years contract.
"We want to build a team in perspective, so the coach must know that is part of a long-term project" said club President Marek Stebnicki.
Current coach Andrzej Secemski will remain as assistant coach

 
 
 
 

09 May 2013, 17:02 | WC: Four teams add players

Czech Republic: Ondrej Pavelec, goalkeeper, Winnipeg Jets (NHL), Petr Koukal, forward, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (RUS)
Denmark: Thor Dresler, forward, Herlev Eagles (DEN)
Slovakia: Marko Dano, forward, Slovan Bratislava (SVK/KHL)
Slovenia: Luka Tosic, defenceman, Alleghe Hockey (ITA) Gal Koren, forward, Medvescak Zagreb (CRO)

 
 
 
 

08 May 2013, 21:51 | Sedin twins and Edler joining team Sweden

After the elimination of the Vancouver Canucks from the Stanley Cup playoff Team Sweden will get three strong reinforcements for their team at the World Championship. Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin and Alexander Edler will all join the roster.

 
 
 
 

08 May 2013, 01:55 | Lithuania will apply for 2014 IHWC

Lithuania Federation announces country will apply to host IHWC Division I Group B in 2014. The bid will be present at IIHF Congress in Stockholm, May 16-19. Lithuania is at the moment the only applicant.

 
 
 
 

06 May 2013, 20:11 | LEV Prague announces assistant coaches

Former Sparta Praha assistant coach Jan Votruba and Italo-Canadian Ivano Zanatta are the new assistant coach in LEV Praha staff, along with head coach Vaclav Sykora. American Brandon Bovee will be the fitness coach

 
 
 
 

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05 May 2013, 13:46 | Larsen, Pietta added

Denmark has added Dallas Stars defender Philip Larsen while Germany added Krefeld forward Daniel Pietta to their WC rosters.

 
 
 
 

03 May 2013, 18:00 | WC Competition

Who do you think will be top scorer at the World Championship? Mail name and number of points you think he will score to quiz@eurohockey.com. Deadline Sunday.

 
 
 
 

01 May 2013, 01:58 | Sierre bankrupt

HC Sierre appeal for bankruptcy has been rejected by Regional Court, the club was unable to provide a long term future for club stability and with that verdict, HC Sierre will be removed from the NLB and the league will drop back down to 10 clubs.

All players and people under contract with the club are now free and able to sign in any place they wish. The future of the club play in the regio leagues will be decided in the next future

 
 
 
 

01 May 2013, 01:25 | Lugano announces new coach staff

HC Lugano announces today the new coach staff for next season: headcoach will be former player and assistant coach Patrick Fischer, while another former player, Swedish Peter Andersson will serve as assistant coach. After the end of season HC Lugano fired coach Larry Huras

 
 
 
 

30 Apr 2013, 05:37 | Kazakhstan GM quits

Kazakhstan GM Shumi Babaev quits his job despite the victory at IHWC Division I and the return of Kazakhstan in the Elite Division.
"I resigned, I can'tforgive that we did not come to the Olympics. I think it's my fault. It was necessary to include more influence to defend their point of view and to get results. I think it is wrong to stay and occupy this position. Perhaps there are more worthy people who can perform all the tasks further, because to remain in the elite will be even harder. For this to work, we need support, and then everything will be done as scheduled" said Babaev

 
 
 
 

29 Apr 2013, 22:07 | Vladivostok appoints Hannu Jortikka as coach

The new team estabilished in Vladivostok to play in KHL next season appointed Hannu Jortikka as coach. Finnish signed a two-years contract. Jortikka coached Amur Khabarovsk last season before to be fired in December

 
 
 
 

28 Apr 2013, 15:30 | Gomel announces new coach

Belarusian Valeri Voronin will be the new coach at Gomel after the departure of Andrei Skabelka. Voronin was on Metalurgs Liepaja bench in last three seasons

 
 
 
 

25 Apr 2013, 15:21 | Ryan Finnerty to coach Braehead Clan

Canadian Ryan Finnerty is the new coach of Braehead Clan. The former Sheffield Steelers coach signed a two-years contract.
"Glasgow is a blue collared hard working city and we want a team that will emulate that on the ice. We will have a good mixture of skill and toughness." said Finnerty

 
 
 
 

25 Apr 2013, 14:52 | Yaroslavl abandon VHL

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl announces club won´t allign a team in next VHL, even if retains its membership in the League. "We express our sincere thanks to all the staff of the VHL for giving our club the opportunity to participate in the Leaqgue after the tragedy. Your support was a significant contribution to the formation of young players - said in a letter Lokomotiv management

 
 
 
 

24 Apr 2013, 16:06 | Barry Smith at MODO

Former Tilburg Trapper and Netherlands coach Barry Smith was announced as new MODO assistant coach along with Jan-Axel Alavaara. Smith signs one-year contract and will work with headcoach Anders Forsberg

 
 
 
 

24 Apr 2013, 00:24 | Awards in Belarus

Belarus Federation announces the winners of awards after the last season:
Best Goalkeeper - Dmitri Milchakov (Metalurg Zhlobin)
Best Defender - Andrei Antonov (Neman Grodno)
Best Forward - Andrei Makrov (Neman Grodno)
Best Defensive Forward - Artem Senkevich (Gomel)
Best Young Player - Evgeny Lisovets (Neman Grodno)

 
 
 
 

23 Apr 2013, 21:56 | Trenton Titans ceases operations

The ECHL announced on that the Trenton Titans Membership has ceased operations and the team will not compete in the 2013-14 season.

 
 
 
 

21 Apr 2013, 22:40 | New coach at Yuzhny Ural Orsk

Yuzhny Ural Orsk announces former Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg assistant coach Anatoly Chistyakov as new headcoach.
"Orsk provides excellent conditions for the coach and players. My first main task for the off-season is to get acquainted with his new team and to strengthen the composition. I want to work for the benefit of the Orsk hockey and develop myself as a coach." said Chistyakov in the first press-conference

 
 
 
 

21 Apr 2013, 19:36 | Revenge for Germany

After losing 0-8 yesterday, Germany made a remarkable come back and won 5-2 against Sweden today.

 
 
 
 

21 Apr 2013, 02:28 | Belarus Cup renamed

Belarus Federation announces National Cup will be renamed "Ruslan Salei Cup" to honour former national team died in Yaroslav plane crash. The 2013 final will be played in brand new Chizhovka Arena, built in Minsk for 2014 World Championship

 
 
 
 

20 Apr 2013, 18:15 | Sweden won big in Germany

Sweden defeated Germany 8-0 in a friendly game in Krefeld. Sweden had 6-0 already after the first period and had eight different goal scorers. DEL top scorer Calle Ridderwall scored a goal in his first international game for Sweden.

 
 
 
 

17 Apr 2013, 10:45 | Cologne tie final series

In this year's DEL playoff final series Kölner Haie were able to tie the best-of-five series against Eisbären Berlin 1-1 with a 3-1 (2-1, 0-0, 1-0) win on the road. The series will continue with match #3 in Cologne on Friday.

 
 
 
 

16 Apr 2013, 15:47 | Vladimir Tsyplakov new Sports Director of Dinamo

Former player Vladimir Tsyplakov was named new Sports Director of Dinamo Minsk. After his player career, Tsyplakov leadled Belarus Junior team at the Universiade (silver medal in 2011). He worked as assistant coach in the national and youth team

 
 
 
 

16 Apr 2013, 15:31 | Martin Lacroix new coach at Bordeaux

Boredeaux Boxers announces the appointment of Canadian Martin Lacroix as new headcoach. Lacroix worked in last two seasons at Cergy.

 
 
 
 

15 Apr 2013, 15:29 | New coaches at Martigny and La Chaux-de-Fonds

Two NLB teams announces new coach for next season: Red Ice Martigny added a new Russian staff member besides former coach and now Sports Director Albert Malgin and Assistant Coach Igor Fedulov: new head coach is 53 years-old Petr Malkov, until January coach of Kuban Krasnodar in VHL.
La Chaux-de-Fonds hires Canadian Kevin Primeau as new Headcoach. He was fired in last October from Sapa Fehervar of EBEL

 
 
 
 

13 Apr 2013, 22:43 | Russia wins U19 tournament

The Russian U19 team won a 4-nations tournament in Trnava, Slovakia this week. They beat Czech Republic 3-1, Finland 5-3 and Slovakia 5-1.

 
 
 
 

12 Apr 2013, 17:59 | Mexican Federation has new Secretary

The Mexican Ice Hockey Federation has announced the appointment of Jorge Perez Alfaro as General Secretary, replacing Luis Olivares Torres. Alfaro was part of the Mexican Horse Riding Federation for many years and represented Mexico in international horse riding competitions. He owns a construction company and is part of a group that is building new ice hockey rinks in the country.

 
 
 
 

12 Apr 2013, 17:31 | Peteris Skudra is new Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod coach

Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod announces the appointment of Latvian Peteris Skudra as new head coach. Skudra was assistant coach last season at Sibir Novosibirsk

 
 
 
 

12 Apr 2013, 17:23 | New coaches at THK Tver

Alexei Zhdakhin is the new coach of VHL THK Tver. Vladimir Koltsov and Kiril Pafifov will be the assistants. Zhdakhin coached Yermak Angarsk in last 3 seasons. Koltsov was Tver head coach until last February when he was fired

 
 
 
 

11 Apr 2013, 16:09 | New leadership at the Ice Tigers

Nurnberg Ice Tigers will have a new management duo in the upcoming DEL season. Martin Jiranek is new sports director, while Christoph Sandner will assume the position of CEO.

As a Ice Tigers player, Jiranek still have the record of most games(493), goals (178) and assists (252) of the club where he played from 1996 to 2004 and in the 2006/07 season. Jiranek number 12 shirt was retired by Ice Tigers.

Christoph Sandner recently worked as Communication Manager for sports sponsoring company Thomas Sabo

 
 
 
 

10 Apr 2013, 17:31 | Baskent Yildizlari is Turkish League champion

Baskent Yildizlari from Ankara wins its third consecutive Turkish League title taking advantage of a strange play-offs format
For the playoffs, the top 4 teams in the league (Baskent, Izmir, Kocaeli, and Erzurum) keep the regular season points from the games between themselves. So Baskent had 18 points, Izmir had 12 points, and Kocaeli and Erzurum had 3 points each. Then every team plays each other twice, total of 6 games.
So Baskent only needed to win any 2 games and beat Izmir in one of the two games against them. If Baskent did and lost everything else, would be tied with Izmir, but win on the tie breaker of head to head total wins.
So on March 30th, Baskent played and beat Izmir 6-3 in Kocaeli. After that, none of the games actually mattered, including the last one, a kind of playoffs final, when Izmir beats Baskent 8-6

Baskent Slovakian forward Dennis Legersky was the League top scorer with 75 points (42 goals, 33 assists)

 
 
 
 

10 Apr 2013, 17:23 | Olimpija Ljubljana wins Slovenian title

By beating 4-1 and 3-2 Slavija, Olimpija Ljubljana wins its second consecutive Slovenian title.
check all Slovenian League stats here

 
 
 
 

10 Apr 2013, 14:45 | Langnau Tigers changes coaches

Down 2-1 in the promotion/relegation series against Lausanne, Langnau Tigers try a desperate move "freezing" coach Alex Reinhard and sending back to junior team assistant Konstantin Kurashev. Sport Director and former coach Jacob "Köbi" Kölliker will lead team in last games, assisted by Alfred Bohren.

 
 
 
 

10 Apr 2013, 14:41 | Aleksandr Godynyuk appointed Donbas junior team coach

Former Ukraine national team coach Aleksandr Godynyuk signed three-year contract with Donbas Donets'k to lead the new junior team that will compete in MHL next season. In last two seasons Godynyuk was on Sokil Kyiv bench.

 
 
 
 

10 Apr 2013, 14:25 | In May will open a new arena in Orsha

After five years of construction and some delays due to financial problems, finally the new Nasha Niva Ice Palace will open at the end of May. Belarusian Railway company allocated an additional 20 million dollars to complete the works. Arena will host 3.500 spectators and will be the third bigger ice palace of the country

 
 
 
 

10 Apr 2013, 14:05 | Avangard Omsk hires two assistant coaches

After Eduard Zankovets and Santeri Heiskanen left the club, Avangard Omsk announces the appointment of two new assistant coaches: Yevgeny Kornoukhov and Vladimir Chebaturkin. Both were head coach in MHL last season: Kornoukhov coached Omsk Hawks, while Chebaturkin was on Atlant Mytischi bench

 
 
 
 

10 Apr 2013, 01:57 | Teemu Kesä suspended for six games

Next season will start later for Rapperswil Finnish defender Teemu Kesä: he takes six-games suspension for his checking to the head against Langnau forward Claudio Moggi, during March 30 playouts game. Kesa received also 1500 Swiss francs fee

 
 
 
 

08 Apr 2013, 21:43 | Hungary wins WJC18 Div II A

Hungary won all five games and won the IIHF U18 World Championship Division 2 A and promoted to Division 1 B. See results and stats on our Tournament page.

 
 
 
 

07 Apr 2013, 00:05 | SC Miercurea Ciuc wins title in Romania

With an amazing comeback from 0-3, SC Miercurea Ciuc wins 6-4 game #5 in playoffs finals against Corona Brasov, closing the series 4-1 and capturing the seventh consecutive title in Romania, for a total of 15 titles. This season SC Miercurea Ciuc was also silver medalist of MOL Liga

 
 
 
 

06 Apr 2013, 23:46 | Bronze for Rødovre in Denmark

Rødovre won bronze in the Danish playoff after winning the bronze series against Odense. Both games ended with a draw and Rødovre won after penaly shootout

 
 
 
 

06 Apr 2013, 15:56 | New arena opened in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

With the presence of Federation President Vladislav Tretiak, a new 15.000 places arena named "Kristall" was opened in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The Ice Palace was built as part of the regional program of development of physical culture and sports. Construction began in 2010. Kristall arena will host ice shows, concerts, and games of hockey and volleyball

 
 
 
 

06 Apr 2013, 15:15 | New coach and new farm-team for Donbas

Donbas Donets'k officially announces the appointment of Andrei Nazarov as new head coach for next season. In last season Nazarov lead Severstal Cherepovets until semifinals where team lost against SKA St. Petersburg.

Team also announced that, due to creation of a junior team for competing in MHL, next season Bilyy Bars Bila Tserkva will be the Donbas farm team in Ukraine League

 
 
 
 

05 Apr 2013, 23:18 | Leuven Chiefs wins Belgian National League

By beating 5-2 White Caps Turnhout in decisive game #3, Leuven Chiefs wins Belgian National League. Chiefs was also Regular Season winner.

The awards of the season were assigned:
Most talented: Frank Neven (IHC Leuven)
Best coach: Jan van Beveren (Antwerp Phantoms)
Best goalie: Arthur Legrand (Antwerp Phantoms)
Best Defender: Pieter-Jan Wouters (IHC Leuven)
Best Forward: Kevin De Winter (Olympia Heist)
Best referee: Maarten van den Acker

 
 
 
 

03 Apr 2013, 20:19 | Jamie Lundmark wins MVP

Journalists in Austria have decided. Jamie Lundmark of KAC is named "Ron Kennedy Trophy" winner, trophy awarded for MVP of EBEL. Jamie won the award with 56 total points, 27 more than second placed Derek Ryan of Villach and 28 more than Vienna goalie Matthew Zaba. This season Lundmark played 63 games for KAC and recorded 65 points (33 goals, 32 assists, +21 plus/minus).

 
 
 
 

03 Apr 2013, 17:31 | Carolina lost Pitkanen for rest of the season

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss the rest of the season with a broken heel.
Pitkanen was hurt with 1:57 left in the second period of a 5-3 loss to Washington. He raced down the ice while trying to beat an icing call and went hard into the boards

 
 
 
 

01 Apr 2013, 16:20 | Jaca wins Copa del Rey

CH Jaca win its third consecutive Copa del Rey beating 9-5 league champion Bipolo Vitoria in the final played in Puigcerdà. American forward Charles Strauss was the star of the game with 3 goals and 3 assists

 
 
 
 

29 Mar 2013, 02:03 | SAPA Fehervar wins Hungarian Cup

SAPA Fehervar wins 4-0 against Miskolc in the final of Hungarian Cup and captures the last trophy of season. In the semifinal SAPA crushed 7-2 MOL Liga champion Dunaújváros Acélbikák, while Miskolc won 3-0 over Ferencvaros.
Dunaújváros wins bronze beating 2-0 Ferencvaros in third place final

Individual awards were assigned to:

Krisztián Budai (Miskolc) as best goalie

Victor Lindgren (Dunaújváros) as best defender

Frank Banham (SAPA Fehervar) as best forward

 
 
 
 

28 Mar 2013, 22:39 | SA Vikingar champion of Iceland

With an hattrick by league top scorer, Danish forward Lars Foder, SA Vikingar Akureyri wins 4-0 champion Bjornin in playoffs final game #5 and becomes 2012-13 Icelandic League champion. It's the first title for Skautafelag Akureyrar second team

 
 
 
 

27 Mar 2013, 18:47 | Pierre Page’s era as Salzburg coach over

Pierre Page will cease to be the head coach of Red Bull Salzburg. It was officially announced after they lost in the semifinal series to Vienna Capitals 4-2. Nevertheless he will stay with Red Bull as Sports Director of Red Bull Salzburg and Red Bull Munich.

 
 
 
 

25 Mar 2013, 21:24 | SMS Credit wins first ever title in Latvia

By beating 1-0 HK Juniors Riga in playoffs final game #3, SMS Credit Riga closes the series 3-0 and captures its first title in Latvian League. After two consecutive victories by Liepaja Metalurgs, title is back in the capital

 
 
 
 

25 Mar 2013, 20:19 | Berkut Kyiv asked to join Belarusian League

Berkut Kyiv has asked at Belarusian Fedration to allow them into the BOL, after Ukranian Federation disqualified the club from Professional Hockey League (PHL) for financial non-fullfilments.
"We were approached by Berkut Kyiv with a request to allow them to participate in Belarus Open League. Team has to solve issues with their federation, but if Berkut will be able to join us, will be great to have another foreign team, " said Federation President Evgeny Vorsin

 
 
 
 

25 Mar 2013, 18:32 | Don Hay to coach Canada U18 at WJC

Hockey Canada announces that Don Hay, head coach of the WHL's Vancouver Giants, will be the head coach of Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, April 18-28 in Sochi, Russia.
Hockey Canada also announced that Jody Hull, head coach of the OHL's Peterborough Petes, and Yves Sarault have been named assistant coaches.

 
 
 
 

25 Mar 2013, 16:10 | Sokol Krasnoyarsk changes coach for next season

Slovakian coach Dusan Gregor, leaves Sokol Krasnoyarsk by mutual agreement after a disappointing season, where Sokol finished 24 in the standing missing playoffs.

Next season Sokol will be led by Andrei Martemiyanov, in 2011-12 season head coach of Avtomobilist Ekaterinburg

 
 
 
 

25 Mar 2013, 14:37 | Avangard Omsk President and GM resign

Avangard Omsk President Alexander Sterlyagov and General Manager Vladimir Kapulovsky resigned, as announced by Chairman of the Board Alexander Dybalya
"The Board of Directors of the club assesses the results of the regular season as satisfactory, but we find unacceptable the performance in the play-off. Avangard starts a process of renovation, affecting most aspects of the business"

 
 
 
 

25 Mar 2013, 14:17 | New coach at Gomel

After the resignation of coach Andrei Skabelka, HK Gomel announces the new coach for the next season: the former player Oleg Romanov, this season acting as assistant coach

 
 
 
 

24 Mar 2013, 23:50 | Tampa Bay Lightning fired coach Guy Boucher

The Tampa Bay Lightning fired coach Guy Boucher, with the team in next to last place in the Eastern Conference and on its way to missing the playoffs for a second straight year.

Assistants Martin Raymond and Dan Lacroix are to share the coaching temporarly

 
 
 
 

23 Mar 2013, 15:05 | Barry Smith leaves Tilburg Trappers

Barry Smith leaves Tilburg Trappers. The American coach has decided to not accept an offer for contract extension
In his only season at Tilburg, Smith won the Cup, but lost the national championship in final. Tilburg is looking for a successor to Smith.
The American is still the head coach of the Dutch team.

 
 
 
 

23 Mar 2013, 14:45 | Oleg Kurin back on Ryazan bench

After a season as club GM, Oleg Kurin will be back on HK Ryazan bench for 2013-14. Kurin coached Ryazan from 2005 to last season before to switch for an administrative position. Ryazan began current season with Anatoly Fedotov but he left the club for health reasons, and Oleg Barsukov was named coach. Ryazan finished last in VHL

 
 
 
 

21 Mar 2013, 10:26 | MOL Liga Playoffs: HSC Csikszereda defeats DAB Docler in Game 5

HSC Csikszereda scored a sudden death goal 17 minutes into overtime to stun DAB Docler in front of their home crowd.  The Acelbikak had the opportunity to win their second straight MOL Liga championship Wednesday night in front of their home crowd, but they squandered 51 shots on goal and several opportunities on the power play.  Instead HSC Csikszereda seized the moment and are sending the series back to Romania for Game 6.

In his second straight strong appearance, Jan Fadrny scored the game winner and assisted on the tying goal for Csikszereda in the second period.  Fadrny's two points in Game 5 gives him six points in two playoff series (3 goals, 3 assists) and a +5 rating.  Stanislav Kozuch had possibly his best outing of the season for Csikszereda, stopping 50 of 51 shots through 77 minutes of play.  He has kept pace all series with the league's best goalkeeper, Peter Sevela with DAB Docler, who saved 36 of 38 shots.

Artyom Vaszjunyin scored the only goal of the game for DAB Docler int eh first period--it was his second goal of the playoffs.

Game 6 will be played Friday in Csikszereda where DAB Docler has another opportunity to end Csikszereda's season and take home their second straight championship.  With a Csikszereda win, Game 7 will return to Dunaujvaros, Hungary, on Monday night where the MOL Liga Champion will be crowned.

 
 
 
 

20 Mar 2013, 23:17 | Angers and Rouen to the French finals

Angers and Rouen have qualified for the French finals. Angers beat Epinal in the semi finals. Rouen eliminated Briancon. The first final is played on the 26th.

 
 
 
 

19 Mar 2013, 12:46 | Amur force game #4

The Nadezhda Cup finals will see a fourth and last game after Amur Khabarovsk beat Dinamo Riga 2-1 (1-1, 0-0, 1-0) today and avoided a sweep for the Latvian guests. The final match is going to be played tomorrow in Khabarovsk and to win the Cup the hosts need to tie the series first before a shootout could give them the title afterwards.

 
 
 
 

18 Mar 2013, 22:41 | Set for finals in Belarus

Neman Grodno and Metallurg Zhlobin have qualified for the finals of the Belarus league. Neman beat Shakhtar Soligorsk in the semis while Zhlobin knocked out Junior Minsk.

 
 
 
 

18 Mar 2013, 22:37 | Slavia to semis

HC Slavia Praha was the first team to clinch a semi final spot in the Czech Extraliga. Slavia beat Kladno 4-0 today to win the series 4-1.

 
 
 
 

17 Mar 2013, 17:05 | Semi finals in GET Ligaen

Semi finals in Norway's top league start tomorrow. Lørenskog-Stavanger Oilers and Sparta Sarpsborg-Vålerenga.

 
 
 
 

17 Mar 2013, 01:20 | Companion - Donbas-2 will be the final in Ukraine

Companion Naftogaz Kyiv advances for the first time to PHL finals after beating 2-1 SO Sokil Kyiv in a dramatic semifinal game #5. Companion will face champion Donbas-2 that eliminated 3-0 in the series Dynamo Kharkiv.
Regular season dominator Berkut Kyiv was disqualified for financial irregularities and didn't competed in playoffs

 
 
 
 

17 Mar 2013, 01:09 | Valpellice reach an historic final

By beating Cortina 4-2 in semifinals game #5, Valpellice Bulldogs reach the first final in its history in Italian Serie A. Valpellice will face Asiago that knocked out champion Bolzano in quarter finals and favourite Val Pusteria in semifinals. For the first time since 2001-2002 season a team not finished in the master round reach finals. Asiago finished 6th in the regular season and first in the relegation round.

 
 
 
 

15 Mar 2013, 15:39 | Sergei Nikoleav passed away

After a long illness former coach Sergei Nikolaev died at 68. Nikolaev was the coach of Torpedo Yaroslavl (former Lokomotiv name) when the team was promoted in Russian Super League for the first time in 1983-84 season. Nikolaev coached Yaroslavl from 1980/81 to 1989/90 and from 1992/93 to 1995/97.
He worked also at Severstal (1996-1997), Metallurg Novokuznetsk (1998-2000, 2006-2007), Kristall Saratov(2000), Salavat Yulaev (2000-2003) and Sibir(2004-2005)

 
 
 
 

15 Mar 2013, 15:25 | Normunds Sejejs leaves LEV Prague

With a brief statement on team website, LEV Prague announced GM Normunds Sejejs left his position after one season:
"Sports Holding Prague is going to change the control system, making it more centralized. This decision caused the abolition of the position of General Manager of the club
The holding was satisfied with the results shown by LEV during the season, praising the work done by Normunds Sejejs. Largely due to his efforts, LEV was able to achieve its goals in the first season in the League. So we wanted to Normunds Sejejs remained in our organization and offered him the post of consultant management. Unfortunately, Mr. Sejejs rejected our proposal because he wants to continue to act as General Manager, but in our organization is now impossible."

 
 
 
 

14 Mar 2013, 11:06 | Örebro last team to Kvalserien

Örebro is the last team to qualify for the qualification round to Elitserien, Kvalserien. Örebro won the pre-qual by beating Djurgården in the last round last night when BIK Karlskoga surprisingly lost on home ice to Oskarshamn. Kvalserien starts already today with Timrå-Örebro, Rögle-Västerås & Leksand-Södertälje.

 
 
 
 

14 Mar 2013, 02:22 | Dmitri Dudik named new coach at Vitebsk

Former national team player Dmitri Dudik, 36, was named new Vitebsk Head Coach. Dudik was in Vitebsk staff this season. Former headcoach Yuri Ivashin will remain in Vitebsk coaching staff

 
 
 
 

14 Mar 2013, 01:13 | Energija Elektrenai wins regular season with perfect record

With a perfect record of 15 victories in 15 games, Energija Elektrenai wins Lithuanian League regular season. Renovated Elektrenai Arena will host medal round on March 23-24
These are the semifinals:

15.00 Kėdainiai LRK vs Delovaja Rus Kaliningrad
19.00 Energija Elektrėnai vs Vilniaus Vanvita

 
 
 
 

14 Mar 2013, 00:50 | Ozolnieki Monarch and Metalurgs 2 advance to semifinals

Ozolnieki/Monarch and champion Metalurgs Liepaja 2 need just two games to knock out Prizma Riga and Zemgale and advance to Latvian League semifinals. Ozolnieki won two games 9-3 and 4-0, while Metalurgs, alligning players from main team, crushed Zemgale 7-2 and 3-0.
Semifinals will see regular season champion SMS Credit against Metalurgs and Ozolnieki - HK Juniors Riga

 
 
 
 

12 Mar 2013, 21:00 | DAB Docler goes up 1-0 in MOL Liga finals

DAB Docler received some unexpected help in their 2-0 win over HSC Csikszereda in tonight's first MOL Liga final matchup from Dunaujvaros.  Both goals came from role players.  Richard Nagy and Artyom Vaszjunyin scored only three times each during the regular season, but each scored when it mattered most.  Tamas Groschl assisted on both even strength goals to give DAB Docler the 1-0 lead.  HSC Csikszereda played strong, keeping up offensively with DAB Docler (shots were 37-31 in favor of DAB Docler) and holding their opponent scoreless into the 28th minute.  However, with many games this season, DAB Docler's defense held the other team at bay when under attack with tonight's effort leading to a shutout victory for goaltender Peter Sevela.

The next matchup is Wednesday, 13 March at 17:30 in Dunaujvaros.  Then the series will shift Romania for the next mandated games Saturday and Sunday.

 
 
 
 

12 Mar 2013, 19:05 | Gustaf Wesslau wins Honken Trophy

Honken Trophy, named after the goalie legend Leif "Honken" Holmqvist, has been awarded to the best goalie in Elitserien since 2002. The winner this year is HV71's Gustaf Wesslau, the third goalie of HV71 to win the award after Stefan Liv and Erik Ersberg. 28 year old Wesslau is playing his first season in HV71 and was the goalie that won most games (29) during the regular season with an impressive 92.77 save percentage.

 
 
 
 

11 Mar 2013, 16:37 | Debreceni wins Hungarian Second League title

By beating Tisza Volan 6-4 in last playoffs round game, HK Debreceni won Hungarian Second League title. Debreceni forward László Jonkl finished as League top scorer with 19 points (9+10), one more then teammate and Debreceni player-coach Joszef Gyorgy.
This is the team's third consecutive title.
Review Hungarian Second League stats and scores here

 
 
 
 

11 Mar 2013, 14:26 | Avtomobilist signs new headcoach and GM for next season

Anatoli Yemelin will coach Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg next season as announced by Governor of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvash. "It is necessary to have the most ambitious goals for our team for next season - said Kuywash - "For this, we invited one of the most authoritative experts in hockey, along with new GM Leonid Weissfeld. We hope that this team of professionals will be able to bring our club to the playoffs next season."
Yemelin coached Lada Togliatti, Amur Khabarovsk amd from 2009 Metallurg Novokuznetsk. Also Leonid Weissfeld worked as GM at Metallurg from 2010

 
 
 
 

11 Mar 2013, 01:37 | Dmitri Yakushin resigns as Dynamo Kharkiv coach

After the 3-4 loss at overtime in first semi-final match against Donbas Donets'k, Kharkiv head coach Dmytri Yakushin steps down as coach of the club.
"I would like to thank the fans and the team for this game. Our team is made by real men and excellent professionals. It's very hard to set up the team when don't receive salary Today before the game our goalie Vitali Trus didn't have the stick. I can't complain the dedication of my guys, this was one of our best games.
In the second game, lost by Dynamo 1-6, Yakushin was allligned as defender.by new coach Aleksandr Kobikov, former Yakushin assistant coach

 
 
 
 

10 Mar 2013, 22:17 | Amur take lead in Nadezhda Cup series

In the only KHL game on Sunday Amur Khabarovsk beat Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg with 3-0 (0-0, 2-0, 1-0) at home to turn the Nadezhda Cup semi final series between the two teams into Amur's favour - they have a 2-1 lead now.

 
 
 
 

10 Mar 2013, 21:13 | Ridderwall top scorer of DEL

Carl Ridderwall was today the first Swedish player ever to win the German DEL top scoring title. In 51 games Ridderwall, who plays for last placed Düsseldorfer EG, scored 22 goals and 36 assists.

 
 
 
 

09 Mar 2013, 09:38 | Vålerenga first team to advance in Norway

Vålerenga was the first team to advance to the semi finals in GET Ligaen after eliminating Stjernen in four straight games. The three other quarter finals continue on Sunday, Stavanger has a 3-1 lead while the other two series are tied 2-2.

 
 
 
 

09 Mar 2013, 00:22 | Matrin Stloukal leaves Znojmo

HC Orli Znojmo and their head coach Martin Stloukal have decided to go separate ways. Team announced that in the upcoming season Stloukal will no longer be on the Czechs' bench. Club president Ohera said: "Our views and philosophy parted, so we'll continue our struggle with a new head coach."

 
 
 
 

08 Mar 2013, 22:54 | CHL will have a new team in Brampton, Ontario

The Central Hockey League announced that all the necessary paperwork and documentation with the new franchise in Brampton, Ontario, the City of Brampton and the Powerade Centre have been finalized. All parties entered into a Letter of Intent in late January. The new franchise will compete in the 2013-14 season and will be the first League franchise in Canada.

 
 
 
 

08 Mar 2013, 21:13 | Chiasso withdraws team from Swiss third league

HC Chiasso has decided to withdraw from the Swiss first league (the third level of Swiss hockey) to focus on his junior movement. Financial and logistical reasons are invoked.

 
 
 
 

08 Mar 2013, 21:02 | Andrei Skabelka resigns as Gomel coach

After the 2-0 loss against Junior Minsk and the elimination of Gomel from Belarus Open League playoffs, coach Andrei Skabelka announces his resignation
"Our opponent today played with heart. I fully take the blame, I could not prepare the team for the playoffs. I want to apologize the fans of Gomel. In this situation, I make the decision to resign. I did not cope with the task. It is sad, but true"
Skabelka is also National team coach

 
 
 
 

08 Mar 2013, 19:52 | Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák crowned Hungarian champion

By winning 2-1 at overtime against Miskolci in MOL Liga semifinals, Dunaújvárosi Acélbikák not only advanced to finals but it was also crowned Hungarian Champion for 2012-13. This season Hungarian League wasn't played and the results of MOL games between Hungarian teams counted as domestic championship

 
 
 
 

07 Mar 2013, 15:21 | Latvia confirmed bid for IHWC-2017

Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis announces the National Council for Sport approved the bid to host the World Championship in 2017, together with Denmark.
According to Dombrovskis, Latvia's chances are quite high.
"Out first desire is to host IHWC in 2017, but did not rule out the possibility to organize the championship in 2018 - said Dombrovskis.

 
 
 
 

06 Mar 2013, 22:23 | Kristan suspended for a game

Medvescak's goalie, Slovene Robert Kristan, got suspended today by his team, as he came to practice intoxicated. Kristan denies drinking at all, but it is certain he won't travel with his team to Salzburg for game 6 of the EBEL quartefinal series.

 
 
 
 

06 Mar 2013, 20:44 | MOL Liga: Csikszereda advances, Miskolc on ropes

Wednesday night saw HSC Csikszerda advance to the MOL Liga finals after a 4-1 victory over HC Nove Zamky.  Csikszereda won the semifinal round three games to zero.  Lubomir Hurtaj scored twice and Vaclav Novak had two assists.  Besides the first match of this playoff, Csikszereda completely dominated their Slovakian counterpart.  They will now await the winner of the other semifinal match between DAB Docler and Miskolc.

After Miskolc played dominantly against Dunajuvaros Sunday evening, they earned two games at home to try and beat their higher seeded opponent.  They held the game close until the fourth minute of the third period Wednesday evening when DAB Docler scored three unassisted goals in three minutes.  Nikandrosz Galanisz scored two of the three third period goals to put DAB Docler one game away from being in the finals for the second year in a row.  Miskolc will need to win two straight to advance, starting Thursday, 7 March and again Saturday, 9 March (if necessary).

MOL Liga finals are slated to start 12 March in the arena of the winner of the Dunaujvaros/Miskolc semifinal.

 
 
 
 

06 Mar 2013, 12:28 | LNB- Ronny Keller receives a violent check

While there were only three minutes to play in overtime, Ronny Keller(Olten) was victim of a very violent check from Stefan Schnyder(Langenthal). The defense remained several minutes lying on the ice. As he said, no longer feeling his legs, and the doctors present at Kleinholz Stadium called REGA helicopter. Ronny Keller, who spent the night at the center for paraplegics in Nottwil, has already had a chirurgy. The Blick website reveals that, according to doctors, the chances that the 33 years-old defense walk again one day are "50-50". Stefan Schnyder received a game misconduct penalty and last night have been questioned by police. Eurohockey wish Ronny Keller to get well very soon.

 
 
 
 

06 Mar 2013, 08:17 | Nürnberg almost qualified for playoffs

Nürnberg Ice Tigers made a jump to the 7th spot in the DEL table with a surprising 5-2 away win against current champions Eisbären Berlin. They now have six points more than the non-playoff spots with two games left to play. In the other match of the day Krefeld Pinguine beat Hamburg Freezers 3-2 SO on the road to become 3rd.

 
 
 
 

05 Mar 2013, 23:54 | Ivo Rüthemann celebrates 1000 NLA games

SC Bern forward Ivo Rüthemann played his NLA game number 1.000 in 5-2 defeat in playoffs quarter finals game #2 against Servette on March 05.
Rüthemann has 269 caps for Switzerland and played for Bern since 1999. He is the third player to reach this milestone after Gil Montandon (2008)and Martin Steinegger (2011)

 
 
 
 

04 Mar 2013, 21:28 | Bolzano fires coach Brian McCutcheon

After the elimination in playoffs quarterfinals against Asiago, Bolzano Foxes announces today the club fired coach Brian McCutcheon.

 
 
 
 

04 Mar 2013, 18:30 | Olympics in 2022 will not take place in Switzerland

The citizens of Swiss Grisons vote down the project for the application to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games by 52.7% of the vote Sunday. The cantonal turnout reached 59.1%, the highest in decades.
The two municipalities directly affected, Davos and St Moritz have yet approved the project and provided funding for the application by respectively 56.2% and 61% in their municipal elections also held on Sunday.

 
 
 
 

04 Mar 2013, 15:23 | Sander Dijkstra positive for doping

Heerenveen Flyers and Netherlands national team Sander Dijkstra tested positive in a doping test in last October. He must now answer to the Disciplinary Committee of the Dutch hockey federation.
The Dutch hockey league usually does not comment on doping. Reports of the Dutch Doping Authority show that in 2010 and 2011 a total of two players tested positive. The report for 2012 is not yet online. Flyers Chairman Henk Hoekstra is optimist about the verdict: "Sander has tested positive for a substance in a dietary supplement that is accepted in controls during training, but not in games doping tests. We expect a positive decision". Heerenveen begins next Friday the playoffs series against Tilburg.

 
 
 
 

04 Mar 2013, 14:26 | Trans-Tasman Champions League Postponed

The AIHL and NZIHL have decided to postpone the Trans-Tasman Champions League (TTCL) series until 2014.

This is solely a financial decision. The AIHL requires more time to raise funds for the two teams travelling to New Zealand.

 
 
 
 

04 Mar 2013, 08:50 | EBEL YoungStar for February

EBEL comittee has anounced the competition for the best young player of the month February. Six candidates are: Christoph Hörtnagl (Innsbruck), Maxmilian Isopp (KAC), Konstantin Komarek (Salzburg), Jan Müller (Znojmo) and Zintis Nauris Zusevic (Graz). The vote is open until March 7th, and you can vote here: VOTE

In January the winner was Patrick Peter of the Vienna Capitals.

 
 
 
 

03 Mar 2013, 00:51 | Bipolo Vitoria wins first title in Spain

By beating 7-6 CG Puigcerdà in playoffs finals game #3, Bipolo Vitoria closed the series 3-0 and wins Spanish League for the first time. Puigcerdà Slovak forward Jan Simko, suspended in third game, was the season top scorer
Bipolo also won regular season and will play against Txuri Urdin for Copa del Rey semifinals on March 23 while Puigcerdà will face former champion CH Jaca

 
 
 
 

02 Mar 2013, 01:08 | Karol Pawlik leaves GKS Tychy

After 11 years as GKS Tychy GM, Karol Pawlik announces he leaves the club.
Under Pawlik's direction Tychy won one title in 2005 and four Polish Cup
"Things begin and things end. Today I close my long work at GKS Tychy. I want to thank all the players, fans and journalists for the amazing moments that given to me with this beloved club. I open a new chapter in my life in another place, but my heart forever will be in Tychy" said Pawlik

 
 
 
 

02 Mar 2013, 00:09 | Ukraine will play two games against Vityaz

Ukraine head coach Alexander Kulikov announces the team will play twice against KHL Vityaz Chekov on 8 and 9 April. Both games will be held in Chekhov and serves as the final stage of preparation for the World Championship Division I, which will be held from 14 to 20 April in Donetsk.

 
 
 
 

28 Feb 2013, 22:16 | Filip Forsberg wins award

Filip Forsberg was today anounced winner of the award "Guldgallret" as the best junior of HockeyAllsvenskan, the Swedish second league.

Forsberg was named winner due to his leadership that helped Leksand to win the regular season. Forsberg was also named to the All-Star team of the World Juniors earlier this season.

 
 
 
 

28 Feb 2013, 19:38 | Donbass fire Supler

Ukrainian KHL newcomers Donbass Donetsk today fired their head coach Julius Supler as consequence of missing the playoffs. As interims coach his Supler's assistant Miroslav Miklosovic will serve for the rest of KHL's Cup of Hope.

 
 
 
 

28 Feb 2013, 00:41 | Bietigheim Steelers win DEB-Pokal

Last year's cup winners Bietigheim Steelers have defended their title with a 2-1 (0-0, 2-0, 0-1) on home ice in front of 3,500 fans against the Starbulls Rosenheim. Since 2009 the German cup competition is played with participants from 2. Bundesliga and Oberliga only due to lack of interest by the DEL teams.

 
 
 
 

28 Feb 2013, 00:40 | Hannover Indians file for insolvency

German 2. Bundesliga team Hannover Indians filed for insolvency. This was announced today by their manager Dirk Wroblewski. This means that the team is relegated to Oberliga, the third tier in German ice hockey. If the Indians finnish their league schedule is still not known and has to bedecided by the liquidator.

 
 
 
 

27 Feb 2013, 19:13 | MHL cancelled play-outs

The Board of MHL decided to cancel the play outs and made appropriate amendments to the regulations of the League.

Teams finished the regular season from 9th to last place in their conferences simply end season

 
 
 
 

27 Feb 2013, 00:27 | Pontebba relegated

By loosing 4-2 playouts game #4 against Fassa, Aquile Pontebba lost the series 4-0 and is relegated in Serie A2 after seven consecutive seasons in Serie A

 
 
 
 

25 Feb 2013, 16:01 | Finland’s young guns triumph

 2013 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival
BRASOV - A robust team effort and inspiring goaltending prevailed over Russian skill at the final of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOWF).

Stopping 47 of 49 shots, Finland relied on a quality performance from netminder Kaapo Kähkönen after a two-goal lead in the first period set them on the winning path against their neighbours to the east.

"It was our best game so far this season," said Rauli Urama, head coach of a Finland team born 1996 and later. "Having previously lost all our games against Russia this season, we now beat them in our fourth attempt because we played our own game and were all in this together as a team."

Thanks to double digit scorelines against hosts Romania and Czech Republic, Finland had enjoyed a relatively comfortable passage to the final of the ice hockey tournament during the eleventh European Youth Olympic Winter festival, held in Brasov at the foot of the Southern Carpathians in Romania.

Despite being outshot by Russia 20-7 in the opening period it was the Finns who twice got on the scoresheet going into the first intermission. Having been pulled down whilst through on goal, Antti Kalapudas scored Finland's first on a penalty shot 4:39 into the game before a Jere Huuhka pass from the blueline found Joona Jääskeläinen who steered the puck past Maksim Tretyak in the Russian net to double the lead at 11:11.

Russia, seeking revenge for last year's shootout defeat against the same opponents during the 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, got back into the game only 20 seconds in to the middle frame when captain Ivan Nikolishin, son of former Russia left winger Andrei, found Daniil Vovchenko on the powerplay to pull withing a goal in front of a full house of 2,000 spectators inside the Patinoarul Olimpic.

But the joy was shortlived as Finland's two goal lead was soon restored with Antti Kauppinen firing home a one-timer from the slot after fine work by Ville Vainola on the power play. Soon after a determined Sebastian Aho fought for a loose puck into the Russian net after 31:52 to make it 4-1, capping off a eventful week for the 15-year old Kärpat Oulu prospect who had been called in as a quick replacement following Manu Honkanen's concussion sustained during Finland's opening game of the tournament.

"I was just about going to bed at home when the coach called me from Romania to ask if I was ready to play. I packed my bags, got some rest on the plane down and then got ready to play," said Aho who grabbed the opportunity with both hands scoring four goals against Romania only hours following his arrival to Brasov.

Trailing with four goals to one, Russia came out to the third period with an all-out attack approach, peppering the Finnish goal with shots from every angle. Käkhönen capped an excellent game with a string of magnificent saves during a final frame which also saw Nikolishin hit the crossbar and an Eduard Nasybullin shot hit the post as Russia searched desperately for goals. In the end all they could muster up was a Alexander Protapovich power-play goal with less than two minutes remaining as Finland held on to lift the EYOWF-trophy at the end of the game.

"It was the end result of us having spent three week together. We were together for two weeks in Finland ahead of coming here and as we are building up the team one game at a time, winning this tournament is a good experience for the team," said Urama.

Final standings:
1. Finland
2. Russia
3. Switzerland
4. Czech Republic
5. Latvia
6. Romania

Best Players Selected by the Directorate
Goaltender: Attila Adorjan (Romania)
Defenseman: Miro Keskitalo (Finland)
Forward: Ivan Nikolishin (Russia)

 
 
 
 

24 Feb 2013, 19:36 | AIK missed chance to gain on playoff spot

AIK had the chance to close the gap to Brynäs who has the last playoff spot, but in today's only Elitserien game Frölunda won 5-3. The game was decided in the first period when Frölunda took a 3-0 lead.

 
 
 
 

23 Feb 2013, 22:56 | Nagano champions meet in Prague

Today, seventeen of twenty-two 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics gold medalist meet in Prague, Czech Republic, to remind the fifteen-years anniversary of the biggest Czech ice hockey success in history. The players went to the Olšany Cemetery to put down a wreath of flowers to the tomb of the 1998 Team Czech head coach Ivan Hlinka. Then they moved to the Veletržní Palác to see the exhibtion of the 1998 Nagano photographies. They also received replicas of their Nagano jerseys in gold colour and commemorative medals. The exhibition in the Veletržní Palác will be open to public on February 24. Then it will move to the Kinský Palace on the Prague's Old-Town Square to stay there until March 17, 2013.

 
 
 
 

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22 Feb 2013, 23:22 | EBEL playoffs pairs

After the last game of the intermediate round has been played, the top three seeded teams were able to choose their respective opponents in the playoffs. Vienna Capitals who were first picked Orli Znojmo as their opponent. Second seed Linz chose to play against Villach while Klagenfurt will play their rivals from Steyr, Graz 99ers. Medvescak was left with Red Bulls Salzburg. The playoffs begin Sunday at 17:30 all games at the same time.

 
 
 
 

22 Feb 2013, 18:56 | Vladivostok will have a team in KHL

Vyacheslav Fetisov assured that in the near future in Vladivostok will be the team of the Kontinental Hockey League.
"The decision to create a KHL team in Vladivostok was already taken, I hope it will be announced officially. I would set up a Far Eastern Division League, which would include teams from Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, as well as Japan, China and Korea.

 
 
 
 

22 Feb 2013, 17:14 | HK Astana changes coach

Vladimir Belyaev resigned as head coach of HK Astana, the new head coach of the Kazakh team will be former assistant Vladimir Strelchuk.

 
 
 
 

22 Feb 2013, 15:47 | KHL pays LEV Poprad debts

The Kontinental Hockey League and the KHL Players' Union have ensured that the players, coaches and staff of HC Lev Poprad have received the money owed to them for their work during the 2011/2012 season, when the now-extinct club had a team competing in the KHL Championship.
"The financial difficulties at Lev Poprad have been under the closest possible scrutiny by the League," - said KHL President Alexander Medvedev. "When it became clear that the club's owners were unable to meet their financial obligations to their players and staff, the League got together with the Players' Union to tackle the problems. After the formalities had been attended to, all outstanding payments owed to the players, coaches and staff of the club were paid in full. Despite the fact that the responsibility for making these payments rests with Lev Poprad's owners, we felt that we could not just stand aside, and we were guided by our concern that justice should prevail and these people must receive their hard-earned wages."

 
 
 
 

20 Feb 2013, 21:59 | Sabres fire coach Lindy Ruff

The Buffalo Sabres have fired coach Lindy Ruff. The announcement was made on the team's Twitter account and confirmed by Sabres spokesman Michael Gilbert.

 
 
 
 

20 Feb 2013, 20:29 | Kloten Flyers change their head coach

Swiss NLA club Kloten Flyers today fired their head coach Tomas Tamfal after the 2-4 derby loss against the ZSC Lions a day earlier. His substitute is already known - Kloten legend Felix Hollenstein. The change comes only four days after a huge 12-0 win against Rapperswil. Kloten has only two points more than 9th placed EHC Biel and Hollenstein has the task to make the playoffs with the team.

 
 
 
 

20 Feb 2013, 17:07 | Togliatti Arena ready in May

Finally Togliatti Arena should be inaugurated in late May: "the major works has been completed, it is expected that the facility will be completed by the end of May this year", said Director General of Stroykontrol Renal Myazitov. "We have adopted a hard schedule of works"
The project "Lada-Arena" is included in the comprehensive investment Togliatti modernization plan for 2010-2020.
Early last year, the contractor - the company "Avtozavodstroy" which began its work in February 2011 - stated that the facility will be put into operation in December 2012. However, in June, the date was postponed to March 2013.

 
 
 
 

20 Feb 2013, 17:00 | Belarus announces national team games

Belarus Hockey Federation announces the National Team games in preparation for World Championship: Andrei Skabelka troop will face Germany on 05 and 06 April in Minsk and Molodechno, Slovakia on 12 and 13 April in Minsk and Soligorsk (venue not yet confirmed) and then will play twice against Latvia on still unknown dates. Finally Belarus will compete in Skoda Cup

 
 
 
 

18 Feb 2013, 20:40 | MOL Liga Monday Night Recap - Miskolc Locks in 2nd Seed

All three teams with something to play for won tonight in MOL Liga action.  In the first game, ASC Corona Brasov shutout Ujpest TE 6-0.  Josh Bonar continued his strong season with a goal and three assists.  Levente Zsok added two goals and an assist, and Kevin Wehrs also scored one goal and added two assists.  Brasov remains three points out of a playoff spot with three games to play.

Miskolc Jegesmedvek easily handled Ferencvaros 7-2 and locked up the second seed for the playoffs.  This guaranttes them home-ice advantage in the first round.  Vladimir Dubek and Szabolcs Fodor each had two goals, and Martin Saluga added to his league leading scoring total with three assists.

Nove Zamky won a lopsided 6-1 victory over Dunaujvaros Acelbikak, one of the few in DAB Docler's amazing run his season.  Lubos Dobry had a goal and three assists on the evening and Miroslav Stefanka added two assists.  Nove Zamky holds the final spot of the playoffs by three points and is only two points away from moving into the third seed over HSC Csikszereda.

HSC Csikszereda did not play tonight, but lost the most ground with Nove Zamky and Brasov both winning.  On Friday, the two Romanian sides will play what is a must win game for both teams as Csikszereda, Brasov and Nove Zamky are all looking to clinch the final two playoff spots with three games left to play.

 
 
 
 

18 Feb 2013, 17:47 | Briançon wins Coupe de France

In a great atmosphere as usual at Paris Bercy, in front of 13.000 spectators, Briançon wins its second Coupe de France beating 2-1 Angers with two power play goals by Marc Andrè Bernier at 14:43 and Toby Lafrance at 23:13. Brian Henderson scored the only Angers goal at 26:49. Briançon goalie Ronan Quemener was elected MVP of the game.

 
 
 
 

18 Feb 2013, 16:13 | Silver Lions St. Petersburg scored 60 goals in a game

Russian team Silver Lions St. Petersburg set a memorable score crushing United Arab Emirates U17 team 60-0 during the Cup of the President of Turkmenistan, a junior tournament helding in Ashgabat.
UAE team previously suffered two other tough defeats against Belarusian Raubichi (0-22) and Turkmenstani team Oguzkhan (4-31). In the same tournament also Turkey U17 team suffered severe losses against Turkmenistani Galkan (21-0) and Russian Neftyanik Almetyevsk (32-0)

Khimik Voskresensk won the tournament beating 3-1 Oguzkhan

 
 
 
 

17 Feb 2013, 00:39 | Renon wins Italian Master Round

SV Renon wins Italian Master round and will play quarter finals against SG Cortina, finished 3rd in Relegation Round. Regular Season winner Val Pusteria will face Milano Rossoblu, while Alleghe - Valpellice and Bolzano - Asiago are the other quarter Finals. All aseries are best-of-seven.
Fassa and Aquile FVG Pontebba will play a relegation playout, also best of seven.
First game is scheduled for February 19.

Follow Italian Serie A on eurohockey.com !

 
 
 
 

16 Feb 2013, 00:48 | Erik Karlsson finishes season

Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson had season-ending injury and a surgery to repair his left Achilles after the tendon was cut by a skate blade during a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins

 
 
 
 

15 Feb 2013, 00:15 | PHL faces more problems

As the Second Phase of the PHL draws near (top 6 advance), Berkut who have already been crowned regular season Champions can't confirme their participation in the play-offs. Even with all reports of Kharkiv money problems and Levy L'viv, both clubs have confirmed to the league they will see this season to the end. Berkut however, who was just recently in the news for backed player wages up to 3 months has yet to get back to the league. Should Berkut fail to take part, Bila Tserkva will take the spot (they have been eliminated for weeks) and whoever wins will be named Champions of Ukraine.

 
 
 
 

13 Feb 2013, 00:06 | Gdansk has applied to join the KHL

As previously reported, today the Polish club Gdansk officially applied to join KHL. Representatives of the club provided a presentation of the project at KHL Commission, talking about the budget, the existing infrastructure in the city, the plans to implement a "vertical" system, including youth and junior teams (respectively in VHL and MHL), and the intention to form a team with the best Polish players playing home games not only in Gdansk - in the 11.000 spectators arena - but also in several other cities.
In the near future a special KHL Commission visit Gdansk and examine the existing infrastructure in the city, ice arena, sports and economic aspects of the project.
Within 30 April the club will provide the full set of documents and guarantees for the entry in the KHL.

 
 
 
 

12 Feb 2013, 15:57 | NLB All-Star team

The first NLB All-Star Team was elected this week.
The players were initially selected by an online vote, then the Sports Directors, the head coaches, the captain and a media determined by the club could choose their favorite players except players from their own club.

The winners in the five categories are:

Best goalkeeper: Marc Eichmann, SC Langenthal
Best Defender: Sami El Assaoui, HC La Chaux-de-Fonds
Best Forward: Marco Truttmann, HC Olten
Best coach: January Tlacil, HC Ajoie
MVP: James Desmarais, HC Ajoie

 
 
 
 

12 Feb 2013, 09:57 | Lightning-Bruins game rescheduled in April

The snowed-out game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins, originally to be played on Saturday, has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 25.

 
 
 
 

11 Feb 2013, 22:05 | Rögle won when Elitserien restarted

Rögle won the only game of Elitserien today, 4-2 against Luleå even if shots on goal were 18-36. Despite a dissappointing Olympic Qualifying campaign with Germany in the weekend Alexander Barta made a good game and scored two goals. Rögle is still last in Elitserien.

 
 
 
 

11 Feb 2013, 11:23 | Chris Campoli won’t go to Geneve?

According to sportsnet Canadian defender Chris Campoli won't play with Geneve Servette, despite the one-year-contract signed last week due to problems with his working visa

 
 
 
 

10 Feb 2013, 22:26 | Norway wins in Stavanger

Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland played a 3-nation tournament in Stavanger this weekend. Norway beat Slovakia 4-2 and Switzerland 4-1 to win the tournament. The game Switzerland-Slovakia ended 1-2. Top scorer of the tournament was Slovakia's Kristian Kudroc who got a goal and two assists.

 
 
 
 

09 Feb 2013, 10:54 | Nando Wüthrich suspended for seven games

Basel Sharks defender Nando Wüthrich received seven games suspension and 700 Sweiss francs fee for his check from behind on Lausanne forward Eliot Berthon during 1st February NLB game NLB du 1er février 2013.

 
 
 
 

09 Feb 2013, 10:40 | New coach for champion Melbourne Ice

AIHL champion Melbourne Ice announces Alexander "Sandy" Gardner as the 2013 Head Coach. He was former Head Coach Paul Watson assistant in last three years.
"For us it is first of all look in your backyard. Melbourne Ice believe very strongly in supporting the local hockey community. Australian coached need an opportunity to coach at this level and develop their skills so that they have a potential opportunity to coach Australia." said Melbourne Ice former President Andrew Lamrock.
Mr. Lamrock also announces import Jason Baclig is completing permanent residency process: "In the case of Jason Baclig, his manifest for permanent residency is currently being prepared for processing. So Jason Baclig will start next season as a local."

 
 
 
 

07 Feb 2013, 18:09 | Gerber suspended for referee attack

Rögle's Martin Gerber was given a six game suspension for an incident in Elitserien. Gerber attacked the referee verbally and when the linesman tried to move Gerber away from the referee Gerber stroke the referee against the chest and arm with his glove hand. Two of the games is converted to a fine of 40 000 SEK. (about 4 600 Euro)

 
 
 
 

06 Feb 2013, 22:27 | Junior national team games

Three international junior tournaments featuring top nation started today.
U19: Czech Republic-Germany 8-0, Finland-Switzerland 2-6
U18: USA-Finland 2-4, Sweden-Czech Republic 5-1
U17: Finland-Czech Republic 5-3, Russia-USA 4-3

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2013, 17:45 | WJC schedule released

Today the schedule for the 2014 World Junior Championship in Malmö, Sweden was released. Find the Preliminary Round games here.

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2013, 12:41 | Nauseda left Energija directorate

Energija Elektrenai Director since 2009, Petr Nauseda, also an active player and Lithuanian Federation President, left his charge in the club. The new Director is Roland Aliukonis - for many years Lithuanian national team player and Energija captain.
Another player, Karolis Kubilius, enters in the Board of Directors
"We have introduced a number of structural changes in the club, we have ambitious plans, and Roland is really the right and necessary man at this point. Personally I won't abandon the club, but need a rotation" said Nausėda.

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2013, 11:58 | Changes in Czech roster for Oddset Hockey Games

Czech coach Alois Hadamczik was forced to make roster adjustments for upcoming Oddset Hockey Games: forward Lukas Pech (flu) and defender Zdenek Kutlák (ankle injury) are out, replaced by Tomáš Mojžíš (Slovan Bratislava) and Ivan Rachůnek (Sparta Praha)

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2013, 11:08 | THK Tver fires coach

THK Tver fires coach Vladimir Koltsov with the team in 21th place after 17 victories and 27 defeats in its first season in VHL. GM Yuri Rychkov, former women youth national team coach, will act as new headcoach.
"A series of defeats a bad game against Izhevsk influenced management's decision to fire the coach. We are trying to rectify the situation and lift the team" said Rychkov

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2013, 01:37 | Changes in Austria and Great Britain rosters

Austria makes a cut in the roster for Olympic Qualification after the game against Kazakhstan: forwards Philipp Pinter, Daniel Woger and Michael Schiechl (all Vienna Capitals) and defenseman Johannes Reichel (Kac Klagenfurt) have been cut from the roster.

Also Great Britain has to make changes in the roster, all due to injuries: Basingstoke Bison netminder Stevie Lyle will replace Stephen Murphy while Nottingham Panthers defenceman Steve Lee will replace team-mate Jonathan Weaver

 
 
 
 

05 Feb 2013, 00:32 | Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings to cease operations after this season

Stadium Management Company (SMC), which owns the Wings Stadium Complex, Wings West and the Kalamazoo Wings announce that the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings will cease operations following the conclusion of the 2012-13 North American Hockey League (NAHL) season. Tough economic conditions in this small marketplace, already home to both Western Michigan University Hockey and the Kalamazoo Wings made business success impossible to achieve.

 
 
 
 

04 Feb 2013, 16:04 | SønderjyskE wins Danish Cup

SønderjyskE beat Frederikshavn White Hawks 2-0 to win the final of Danish AL-Bank Cup.

Tyler Gotto and Nikolaj Murholt Rosenthal scored the goals.

 
 
 
 

03 Feb 2013, 23:10 | Ukraine lost key players for Olympic Qualifications

Despite a brilliant campaign in previous round, Ukraine will travel to Vojens, Denmark without almost all its best players: besides Ruslan Fedotenko and Alexei Ponikarovsky, back in NHL, also Dynamo Moscow Konstantin Kasyanchuk - personal reasons - Companion Kyiv defender Ruslan Borisenko - fractured rib - and Donbas Donets'k forward Sergei Varlamov - reason still unknown - won't travel to Denmark

 
 
 
 

03 Feb 2013, 11:20 | Vitoria and Puigcerdà battle for title in Spain

Regular season winner Bipolo Vitoria and CG Puigcerdà are the finalists for Spanish League. Both teams needed just two games to advance to final: Vitoria eliminated Txuri Urdin San Sebastian, while Puigcerdà knocked off reigning champion CH Jaca.

Finals are best-of-five and will start on February 16

Follow Spanish League and review complete boxscores for all games on Eurohockey.com!

 
 
 
 

02 Feb 2013, 09:47 | Yunost Minsk switches coaches and players

Out from post season in VHL, Yunost Minsk decides to focus energies on Belarus Open League farm team Junior Minsk. According to Junior head coach Oleg Khmyl, Yunost coach Mikhail Zakharov will finish the season as Junior coach while Khmyl and assistant Aleksei Scheblanov will lead Yunost. In addition, VHL team sent down 20 players from VHL roster to compete in Belarus League

 
 
 
 

02 Feb 2013, 00:38 | Another no-show in Ukraine

Dynamo Kharkiv received a 5-0 forfeit for failure to appear in the match with Bilyỹ Bars Bila Tserkva. It was reported that the players decided to boycott the match because of delayed wages.

This is the fourth case of no-show for the match of the season. Also Levy L'viv, Sokil and Berkut were fined with a forfeit

 
 
 
 

31 Jan 2013, 19:24 | Transfer deadline today

The transfer deadline for almost all European Leagues is today. Follow all the transfer action on our transfer page.

 
 
 
 

31 Jan 2013, 00:07 | Kölner Haie get DEL lead back against Iserlohn Roosters

In the only match of Germany's top ice hockey league, home side Kölner Haie defeated the Iserlohn Roosters 2-1 (0-0, 1-1, 1-0) to get the first place in the league table back from Mannheim. Haie team captain John Tripp scored the game winner with just 38 seconds left to play with a deflection. Both teams face each other again already on Friday, but this time with Iserlohn as the hosts.

 
 
 
 

29 Jan 2013, 11:18 | Energija Elektrenai players awarded

Four Energija players: Donatas Žukovas, Mantas Marcinkevičius, Rokas Bacevičius and Aivaras Bendžius (now at Ilves Tampere) were awarded with the "Athletes of the Year" prize by the Elektrenai municipality for representing the city and Lithuania in World Championships in Donets'k and Heerenveen.
"I am pleased that this year has attracted a lot of attention to our hockey players, who often are forgotten. I'm very happy for these guys, but they still need very much work in order to achieve better results" said Energija Director Sergejus Krumkačius

 
 
 
 

28 Jan 2013, 20:32 | Frederik Andersen will play Olympic Quals

Denmark a bit surprisingly get a big reinforcement for the Olympic Qualifiers in February when Anaheim Ducks has decided to let Denmark's star goalie Frederik Andersen travel home to Denmark to take part of the qualification tournament.

 
 
 
 

28 Jan 2013, 11:00 | Petr Malkov leaves Kuban

By mutual agreement of the parties Petr Malkov left the charge of assistant coach at Kuban Krasnodar

 
 
 
 

26 Jan 2013, 12:19 | Utrecht withdraws from league

Two time Dutch champions IJshockey Club Utrecht have announced they will withdraw from participate in the Dutch second tier league, Eerste Divisie with immediate effect.

After a tough off-season the team managed to get a team together for the upcoming season but fell apart after playing an inelegibile player. The three point deduction and a fine were the official caution but off the ice the event led to the main sponsor pulling out and with him the coach and import players. Utrecht remained playing but were often short handed regstering the bare minumum number of players on the game sheet. The fact that they were rock bottom without having gained a single point after 13 games therefore is no surprise.

All games played so far this season will be nullified and because of this Utrecht automatically will relegate to the third tier league, Eerste Divisie B. Furthermore the withdrawal means the champion of the Eerste Divisie B will be assured of promotion to the Eerste Divisie while the runner-up will be playing a promotion-relegation best-of-three-series against the 7th seeded team of the Eerste Divisie at the end of the season.

 
 
 
 

25 Jan 2013, 22:56 | 2. Bundesliga game postponed

The regular season match between German 2. Bundesliga teams Starbulls Rosenheim and Lausitzer Füchse, scheduled for today, has been postponed in the last moment. The Foxes had only very few players available after losing many players to injuries and illness in the last days. A new date for the match is going to be announced soon.

 
 
 
 

25 Jan 2013, 18:27 | Brest can return to its ice

HK Brest can play the remaining 21 games of Belarusian Open League at the Brest Ice Palace.
After the decision of the disciplinary committee of 16 January 2013 on the rescheduled matches of the fifth and sixth rounds to other arenas due to unsuitableness of ice surface, the club and the Ice Palace have taken the necessary measures on the basis of inspection of Belarus Federation representatives.

 
 
 
 

25 Jan 2013, 18:24 | Stancescu suspended six games

The Disciplinary Court Judge Reto Steinmann suspended for six games Kloten Flyers forward Victor Stancescu for his check against Ambri_piotta John Gobbi in the championship game on January 19. A fine of 2,000 swiss francs has also been imposed.

 
 
 
 

23 Jan 2013, 17:51 | Also a club from Poland in KHL?

KHL President Aleksandr Medvedev said that a Polish club can be added in the KHL.
"Now we have seven countries, several countries in the queue. I can say that in Poland, a club from Gdansk club made ​​a request. We do not forget the Russian clubs. I really hope that Lada Togliatti will be back, and Tyumen is already on the way. I am confident that in the near future KHL could reach 32 participants"- said Medvedvev to Russian newspaper Gazeta

 
 
 
 

21 Jan 2013, 23:35 | HIFK fires Pasi Sormunen

HIFK in Finnish SM-Liiga fired head coach Pasi Sormunen and assistant coach Antti Pennanen. They will be replaced with Raimo Summanen and the junior coach Joonas Tanska as his assistant. Jan Lundell will continue as goalie coach.

 
 
 
 

20 Jan 2013, 18:50 | Patriot Budapest towards withdrawal from MHL

Patriot Budapest, due to financial problems can't show up to the match against MHK Khimik Voskresensk. Do not rule out the possibility the Hungarian team comes off the league.

"Our sponsor owes the insurance company for the past years. So currently we have no insurance for the players, no medical personnel. In this situation, we have decided not to go to Voskresensk. Almost all of our players are EU citizens, so they need an insurance. Can you imagine what would happen if something happens in Russia!", said team manager Alexander Khrapak.
"Our players didn't receive salary for four months. Anyway we play. But if in the near future the situation will not change, probably have to be withdrawn from the league" - Khrapak added.

 
 
 
 

20 Jan 2013, 17:41 | Season’s second switch of coaches in Pardubice

Miloš Říha replaced Mojmír Trličík in position of Pardubice's head coach. Together with Trličík also Ladislav Lubina, his assistant, leaves currently the eleventh team of the Czech Extraliga peloton. The function of Říha's assitant will be held by David Pospíšil, former assitant coach of Hradec Králové. Pardubice started the season with Pavel Hynek as the head coach so Miloš Říha is the club's third bench leader of currently running season. Trličík after being kicked out from Vítkovice in early November now gets his second walking papers in the season.

 
 
 
 

20 Jan 2013, 10:55 | Marco Bührer sets a new record

SC Bern goalie Marco Bührer breaks the record of goalkeeper invincibility in the Swiss National League suffering a goal after 269 minutes and 09 seconds by Kloten Flyers' Samuel Walser. The previous record - 248 minutes and 10 seconds - belongs to Cristobal Huet, set in 1999 when he played for Lugano.

 
 
 
 

20 Jan 2013, 10:40 | Zauralie coach resigned

Zauralie Kurgan coach Vladimir Shikhanov and assistant Yuri Mordvintsev wrote a letter of resignation accepted by the club, currently 25th in VHL. Igor Velcker, coaxch of Zauralie Junior in MHL, was appointed as interim coach. Shikhanov worked at Zauralie in last four years

 
 
 
 

19 Jan 2013, 16:57 | Tärnström retired

AIK's defender Dick Tärnström has been forced retired after problems with his back. Tärnström has played 14 seasons with AIK and also had a long career in the NHL.

 
 
 
 

19 Jan 2013, 09:50 | France lost Guttig

Team France won't count on Anthony Guttig on Olympic Qualifications tournament in Riga. Tranas forward suffered a knee ligament injury and will be out for about four weeks

 
 
 
 

18 Jan 2013, 22:46 | Islanders suspend Lubomir Visnovsky

New York Islanders announced that club has officially suspended defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky after he has not arrived for training camp. Visnovsky has tried to remain with his European club, Slovan Bratislava, despite a rule prohibiting that. The NHL and KHL have an agreement that any player with an NHL contract must return to his club once the lockout is lifted. The KHL is complying and won't let Visnovsky play in Russia now that the lockout has ended.

 
 
 
 

18 Jan 2013, 19:47 | Czech Extraliga shows up two hattricks

Lukáš Klimek scored three goals during today's game of the 35th Czech Extraliga round between Zlín and Vítkovice. Thanks to its 26-year forward HC Vítkovice Steel fed its tie hopes until the game's very ending. However in time 59.05 Čajánek scored an empty net goal to make the final score a 5-3 victory for Zlín. In another game of the day Lukáš Krenželok scored three Slavia's goals to win surprisingly 2-4 at home of the fearless Czech Extraliga standings leader Plzeň. Accidentaly both hattrick scorers of the round grew up in the team of Vítkovice.

 
 
 
 

18 Jan 2013, 19:07 | Slipčenko to share a net with recent rival

Robert Slipčenko moves across Slovak Extraliga clubs. A former goalie of Bánská Bystrica goes to play for Poprad. Now Slipčenko is about to share a net with Dušan Sidor with whom he had a fight during recent Poprad game at Bánská Bystrica. The incident cost Slipčenko a 6-games long disciplinary penalty for starting the fight and a €340 fare from his former club.

 
 
 
 

17 Jan 2013, 23:54 | Belarusian Federation bans Brest Ice Palace

HK Brest lost the right to play in the Brest ice palace and was fined by Belarusian Federation due the poor quality of ice with a rough surface, the insufficient marking of the lines on ice - in some cases non-existent - the levels of air pollution by exhaust gases. Furthermore, referees and staff of visiting teams have repeatedly drawn attention to the leaders of the Ice Palace on the above drawbacks.
However, despite assurances from the leaders of HK Brest to eliminate the drawbacks to January 10, the further games show the failure to properly prepare the ice arena for the championship matches.
Thus, the Disciplinary Committee decided to fine the club and to postpone the next two home games of Open League and to transfer the following ones to other arenas.

 
 
 
 

16 Jan 2013, 23:37 | SAry Arka record ends

Loosing 4-3 at SO against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, VHL leader Sary Arka Karaganda stops a record of 23 winning streak games

 
 
 
 

16 Jan 2013, 18:44 | Geleen Eaters averted bankruptcy

Geleen Eaters has a victory on the road to a financially stable future.
The attempt by the Tax Foundation to file for insolvency by was rejected by the court.
As reported in a press release, the club itself calls it "a first small success" in the fight against the tax and for survival. "The board is behind the scenes working on finding a permanent solution and, supported by this success, confident that they come out of this situation." said the release

 
 
 
 

16 Jan 2013, 16:12 | Paul Gardner on Clan bench

Braehead Clan announces Canadian Paul Gardner as new head coach. He replaced resigned Jordan Krestanovich. Gardner, 56, was assistant coach at the Nashville Predators, as well as being head coach in the AHL, CHL, Hamburg Freezers in the DEL and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in KHL.

 
 
 
 

16 Jan 2013, 11:53 | Roger Rönnberg - Robert Ohlsson will coach Frölunda next season

Sweden U20 coaching duo Roger Rönnberg and Robert Ohlsson will lead Frolunda in next Elitserien as headcoach and assistant respectively
Current assistant coach Christian Lechtaler will be the new Sport Director. Rönnberg and Ohlsson worked in Sweden U20 in last three season winning a gold and a silver medal at WJC

 
 
 
 

15 Jan 2013, 21:22 | KHL cancels Višňovský’s contract with Slovan Bratislava

As a new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement has been ratified by both the clubs and NHLPA, all the players with a valid NHL contract are obliged to join their teams in pre-season training camps. A Slovak defender Ľubomír Višňovský did not like the idea at all and stated he wish to finish the 2012/13 season in the KHL team of Slovan Bratislava due to personal reasons. But his NHL employer, the New York Islanders, do not want to accept that and called Višňovský to arm repeatedly. As the 36-year old player was not willing to travel across the Atlantic Ocean anyway, the Islanders asked the KHL Board to cancel Višňovský's contract with Slovan and they succeeded. KHL commented the decision the league wants to follow the NHL - KHL Memorandum about respecting of players' contracts, but will keep negotiating with the Islanders about possible compromise.

 
 
 
 

14 Jan 2013, 12:42 | No UAE in Sofia

The United Arab Emirates  team wasn't able to bring enough U20 players to the World U20 Championship Div III in Sofia. Their games will be counted as 5-0 wins for the opponents.

 
 
 
 

13 Jan 2013, 21:38 | Valpellice wins Coppa Italia

Italy National team forward Robert Sirianni was the star in Coppa Italia final, played in a sold out Pala Tazzoli in Turin. He scored 4 goals and served one assist in Valpellice's 7-3 victory against Alleghe.
This is the first ever trophy for the Bulldogs

 
 
 
 

13 Jan 2013, 10:58 | Plan to build a 20.000 seats arena in Chelyabinsk

Chelyabinsk Region Governor Mikhail Yurevich approved the construction of a new ice arena for 20,000 spectators in Chelyabinsk. The construction of the sports complex has been agreed with the federal government. Other details of the project are not yet known.
Nearly four years ago in Chelyabinsk was inaugurated the Arena-Traktor, with capacity of 7,500 spectators. Average attendance at the Traktor games is 98% of maximum capacity. This is the second attendance in KHL, after Khabarovsk, where the Platinum Arena is filled 100%.

 
 
 
 

12 Jan 2013, 19:55 | Chaos continues in Ukrainian League

Problems continue to strike Professional Hockey League in Ukraine: Bilyỹ Bars is given 5:0 technical victory for match against Berkut Kyiv scheduled today as Berkut fails to show up for the game. Berkut club didn't explain the reason of forfeit.

 
 
 
 

12 Jan 2013, 17:37 | New head coach in Rögle

Rögle, the last team of the Swedish Elitserien standings, signed a new head coach today. Jan Karlsson who was fired from Atlant of KHL in October will try to keep Rögle in Elitserien.

 
 
 
 

11 Jan 2013, 23:45 | Maple Leafs fired GM Brian Burke

Brian Burke has been fired as the president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president Tom Anselmi made the move official during a news conference at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Wednesday, and also named Dave Nonis the team's new general manager.

"We've decided to make a leadership change and move in a different direction for the general manager role," Anselmi said.

Anselmi also confirmed that Burke will serve as a senior adviser to the team.

 
 
 
 

11 Jan 2013, 18:39 | Neman sets a new record in Belarus

Winning 5-2 against Lida in last Belarus Open League round, Neman Grodno extended his winning streak to 19 matches and surpassed the record of Yunost Minsk in the season 2009/10

 
 
 
 

10 Jan 2013, 10:03 | KHL changes transfers deadline

KHL announces the change the transfers deadline from original January 15 to January 31
The decision was taken by the Board in order to stabilize the teams rosters after the end of lock out and the loss of many key players and avoid a deterioration of the quality of play in the league.

 
 
 
 

10 Jan 2013, 10:01 | Amur has a new coach

Evgeny Popikhin is the new head coach of Amur Khabarovsk. He signed a contract until the end of the season with the possibility of extension.
Popikhin recently worked as assiastant coach at Dinamo Minsk.

 
 
 
 

09 Jan 2013, 23:45 | Augsburg at top-6 playoff spot

The only DEL game on Wednesday ended with a 4-1 (0-0, 3-1, 1-0) away win for the Augsburger Panther against the Hannover Scorpions. The guests not only increased the distance towards Hannover to four points but they are also at the same level of points (55) as the top-6 playoff spots.

 
 
 
 

09 Jan 2013, 18:05 | Levy L’viv is back, now Sokil Kyiv will be out from Ukranian League?

Levy L'Viv apparently solved its financial problems and is back in PHL. Now historical Sokil Kyiv can leave the Ukranian Professional Hockey League. Team didn't travel to Donetsk to play against Donbas-2 last January 7, claimed financial problems and already canceled contracts with two star players Vadim Shahraychuk and Kaspars Saulietis

 
 
 
 

09 Jan 2013, 17:48 | Epinal changes coach

Italo-Canadian Santino Pellegrino quits his charge as headcoach of Epinal for personal reasons. Ligue Magnus club announces the new coach will be German-Canadian Alex Stein,41, until last October on Swiss NLB Thurgau bench

 
 
 
 

09 Jan 2013, 17:34 | Ariada-Akpars aircraft skidded off the strip

The aircraft with VHL team Ariada-Akpar, on the way back the game against Kuban Krasnodar suffered an accident in Saransk airport, where landed to refuel. After landing at the airport in Saransk, an AN-24 skidded off the strip for more than 100 yards. The team quickly left the plane,
None received injuries. Upon incident, Mordovia Emercom reported that the cause could be the icing strip.

 
 
 
 

09 Jan 2013, 13:01 | Japan wins promotion

Japan is promoted to the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship after winning the Division 1 in Romanshorn, Switzerland.

 
 
 
 

07 Jan 2013, 22:19 | Rögle finally won again

The latest game that Rögle took three points was in November but today they won 4-3 against AIK who missed 11 players, one of them Patric Blomdahl who was suspended four games and fined after a tackle against the head of on opponent in an earlier game.

 
 
 
 

06 Jan 2013, 09:13 | Nürnberg wins record-breaking DEL outdoor game

Home side Nürnberg Ice Tigers defeated DEL record champions Eisbären Berlin in front of 50,000 spectators in the sold-out football stadium of the city, which is otherwise used by Bundesliga club 1. FC Nürnberg, with the score of 4-3 (0-0, 1-1, 3-2). The number of spectators set several new records in European ice hockey. It was not only the outdoor game with most fans in Europe - until now it was the match between HIFK and Jokerit on 5 February 2011 with 36,444 spectators - but also a new DEL record - before it was the game between Cologne and Mannheim on 19 April 2002 with 18,700 - but also the league game in Europe with most spectators in a hockey game.

 
 
 
 

05 Jan 2013, 09:15 | Sweden wins the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

For the first time ever Sweden has won the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. In the final in Victoriaville, Quebec, Sweden beat Russia 7-5.

 
 
 
 

04 Jan 2013, 22:13 | Final day of WJC live

The climax of World Junior Championship in Ufa is available live at eurolivescores.com. Follow the bronze medal game Canada vs. Russia at 09:00 GMT followed by the final Sweden vs. USA at 13:00.

 
 
 
 

04 Jan 2013, 15:27 | Aigars Cipruss on Baltica bench

Aigars Cipruss is the new head coach of Lithuanian club Baltica Vilnius of the MHL-B.
Cipruss is currently Latvian national team Assistant Coach and an active player in the Latvian League with Ozolnieki/Monarch. Last season he coached HK Juniors Riga in same MHL-B

 
 
 
 

04 Jan 2013, 13:53 | Griffin Reinhart suspended for four games

Canadian defenceman Griffin Reinhart has received a four-games suspension at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World U20 Championship after he delivered a two-handed slash to the head and neck area of USA forward Vince Trocheck during the semifinal. He will miss the bronze medal game against Russia on Saturday.

 
 
 
 

04 Jan 2013, 00:07 | Away wins for the Elitserien top duo

Two games were played in Elitserien tonight. The league leader Skellefteå beat AIK 4-1. Two goals and an assist by Petter Emanuelsson.

Second placed HV71 played 0-0 against Färjestad but won the shootout with goals by Jason Krog and Marcus Nilson.

 
 
 
 

01 Jan 2013, 21:26 | Women’s U18 update

The IIHF U18 Women's World Championship is played in Finland right now. The first stage ended today and as expected Canada and USA qualified directly for the semi finals. The quarter finals are Sweden-Hungary and Finland-Czech Republic. Russia and Hungary will play a best-of-3 series to decide who gets relegated.

 
 
 
 

01 Jan 2013, 12:59 | Ingolstadt fires head coach Chernomaz

DEL club ERC Ingolstadt fired their Canadian head coach Rich Chernomaz after a negative trend in recent months. He was in charge of his position since October 2010. Until further notice Austro-Canadian Richard Nasheim, who was assistant coach under Chernomaz, will be the new head coach in Ingolstadt.

 
 
 
 

31 Dec 2012, 08:57 | Svartvadet’s jersey retired

MODO retired yesterday the jersey of Per Svartvadet (#39) before the game against Färjestad in Fjällräven Center. Svartvadet played 755 games for MODO and won one Swedish Championship. He retired after the 2010/11 season.

 
 
 
 

30 Dec 2012, 00:59 | Women’s U18 Worlds on its way

The IIHF U18  Women's World Championship started today in Vierumäki and Heinola, Finland. Finland and Sweden both scored game winners in the last minute against Germany and Czech Rep. while USA won big against Russia and Canada won with some what surprisingly small numbers against Hungary. Full results and stats will be found on our tournament page.

 
 
 
 

30 Dec 2012, 00:45 | JKH Jastrzębie wins Polish Cup

JKH GKS Jastrzębie win its first ever title - the 2012 Polish Cup - beating 4-2 favourite and current tile holder KH Sanok, in front of 3.500 spectators in the Sanok Arena.
In very interesing semifinals, JKH GKS Jastrzebie won 4-3 in overtime against GKS Tychy and KH Sanok in shoot-out won 5-4 against Comarch Cracovia.

Review all Polish Cup stats on eurohockey.com!|

Tournament awards:
Best goalie: Kamil Kosowski (Jastrzebie)
Best defender: Pavel Mojžíš (Sanok)
Best forward: Richard Kral (Jastrzebie)

 
 
 
 

29 Dec 2012, 15:13 | Pan American Ice Hockey Tournament in Mexico

According to the Argentina Ice Hockey & Inline Hockey Association there going to be a Pan American Ice Hockey Tournament in Mexico City in April 2013 for Men and Women organized by Mexican Hockey Federation with the IIHF endorsement.
Countries mentioned as possible partecipants are Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Canada and United States.

 
 
 
 

28 Dec 2012, 17:36 | USA finalize WJC roster, Slovakia lost Luza

USA finalized its WJC roster by selecting a defenceman for the 23rd roster position, announcing that Windsor Spitfires blueliner Patrick Sieloff was chosen for the seventh spot on the American blue line.
Slovakia defender Patrik Luza was injured during the match against Canada. He was hospitalized with a diagnosis of brain injury. His WJC is over.

 
 
 
 

27 Dec 2012, 14:31 | WJC: Shalunov suspended one game

Russia's Maxim Shalunov has been suspended after a cross checking to the face of an opponent in the game versus Slovakia. Shalunov only got a double minor penalty but after video review he was suspended for the game against USA as the IIHF Disciplinary Panel concluded the action as reckless and dangerous.

 
 
 
 

27 Dec 2012, 01:11 | Rouen wins French League Cup

Rouen HE win its third French League Cup beating 4-3 at overtime Angers in the final played in a sell out arena in Meribel.
Angers is winning 3-1 with 5 minutes to play but Rouen turn the game and scores decisive goal at minute 68 in the overtime with Julien Desrosiers.

 
 
 
 

27 Dec 2012, 00:50 | WJC: changes on Finland and Switzerland rosters

Finnish forward Miro Aaltonen suffered a serious injury in the opening match of the WJC against Latvia and will miss the rest of the tournament
In this match Aaltonen scored two goals and was named the best player of the game. "His tournament is over because his ankle is very bad," said Finnish coach Harri Rindell, who said the 19-year-old Espoo Blues forward may require surgery. "He was so depressed because he really wanted to play and he is in great shape. That's hockey, unfortunately."

Also Switzerland made roster adjustments due to injuries: defender Isacco Dotti (Ambrì-Piotta) and forward Vincent Praplan (Kloten Flyers) are out and will be replaced by Phil Baltisberger and Martin Ness, both from GCK Lions

 
 
 
 

26 Dec 2012, 12:55 | Hampus Lindholm also misses WJC

The Swedish WJC team suffers another blow on defence when star d-man Hampus Lindholm also misses the tournament due to an injury. He is replaced by MoDo's Robert Hägg.

 
 
 
 

25 Dec 2012, 22:01 | Donbass with third period comeback

The only KHL game on Tuesday was won by Donbass Donetsk 6-4 (1-1, 1-2, 4-1) against Vityaz Chekhov. With this win the Ukrainian league newcomers have returned to the playoff spots in Western Conference.

 
 
 
 

25 Dec 2012, 21:02 | Bethel University arrives in Turkey

Bethel University arrived in Erzuurm, Turkey for a four game series against Erzurum Genclick Sports Club. Bethel University is in first place in the MIAC College Hockey League. This is the highest level club team ever play in Turkey. The teams will play December 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2012 in Erzuurm.

 
 
 
 

25 Dec 2012, 20:59 | Milano Rossoblu has a new coach

Hockey Milano Rossoblu announces Adolf Insam as new headcoach. He replaces Massimo Da Rin who remain in the coaching staff. Insam is back in Milano after the golden era 2002-2006 when the club - then called Milano Vipers - won 5 consecutive championship, 3 National Cup and 3 Super Cup. Last season Insam won the title with Bolzano Foxes

 
 
 
 

25 Dec 2012, 12:35 | Derrick Brassard left Salzburg

Despite a lock-out contract still valid, Canadian forward Derrick Brassard left Red Bulls Salzburg
Austrian club has already requested the IIHF requesting an assessment of the situation.

Previously another two NHLers - forward David Clarkson and defender Tobias Enstrom - left the club

Brassard agent Allan Walsh called out the cause of his client departure the unprofessional management and one of the players who left the Austrian team said that the Red Bull are "a parody of an hockey club".

 
 
 
 

24 Dec 2012, 16:17 | Salavat fires coach Vener Safin

Salavat Yulaev Ufa decided to terminate the contract with the coach Vener Safin. Assistant Vladimir Yurzinov Jr. was appointed as interim coach.
Safin has worked in the Salavat coaching staff since 2001 and became the head coach after the departure of Vyacheslav Bykov and Igor Zakharkin.
"Let me rest in peace! Took a break for four days, then I will comment this decision" said Safin

 
 
 
 

24 Dec 2012, 16:10 | Melbourne Mustangs hire new coach

Brad Vigon has been appointed as new Melbourne Mustangs head coach and will lead the team into their third Australian Ice Hockey League season. Vigon spent last two season as double champion Melbourne Ice assistant coach. Mark Connolly will be the assistant coach

 
 
 
 

24 Dec 2012, 00:07 | 42-0 in Turkey

Turkish Super Lig game between Izmir Büyuksehir Belediyesi and Istanbul Paten Klübü ended with a record score of 42-0. Slovak Robert Balga and Serkan Gumus both scored 8 goals assists, while Dutch Onur Mete had 4 goals and 11 assists. "Only" 4 goals and 8 assists for league topscorer, Latvian Oļegs Koreškovs

 
 
 
 

23 Dec 2012, 16:20 | ASC Corona Brasov wins Romanian Cup

After a spectacular match in front of 2.000 spectators ASC Corona Brasov won the 2012 Romanian Cup defeating 3-2 home side HSC Csikszereda. In the bronze match final title holder Steaua Bucarest defeated 3-1 Dunarea Galati.
This is the first ever trophy in club history
For the first time in Romanian hockey a skating rink was filled with teddy bears, which were donated to a charity foundation.
Review all Romanian Cup stats and results on eurohockey.com

 
 
 
 

23 Dec 2012, 00:31 | Torpedo fires coach Jalonen

Finnish Kari Jalonen was fired by Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod along with assistants Sakari Lindfors and Kai Rautio. Vyacheslav Ryanov, currently coach at MHL Chalki, was appointed as interim coach. There are rumours about a possible appointment of Czech Milos Riha, recently fired by SKA, as new coach

 
 
 
 

22 Dec 2012, 21:07 | Division 1A World Championships in Budapest On Sale

Tickets for the Division 1A Ice Hockey World Championships are on sale in Budapest.  The event takes place between April 14th and 20th at the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sports Arena.  Prices are between 2,000 and 20,000HUF per game.

Tickets can be purchased online at TicketPro.hu.  Ticket prices and the seat map can be found here.  Prices will increase after the first of the year.

The teams participating in the tournament are Great Britain, Hungary, South Korea, Italy, Kazakhstan and Japan.  

 
 
 
 

22 Dec 2012, 20:26 | Pettersson confirmed to miss WJC

It's now confirmed that Sweden's Jesper Pettersson will miss the WJC after today's game against Canada. Pettersson suffered a dislocated shoulder and a broken wrist.

 
 
 
 

22 Dec 2012, 11:46 | Max Görtz out of WJC

Max Görtz won't be able to play for Sweden in the WJC due to an upper body injury.

 
 
 
 

22 Dec 2012, 00:54 | Italian Cup Superfinals in Turin

Turin will host Italian Cup Superfinals on January 12 and 13.
Semifinals will be Alleghe Tegola Canadese - Renon and Val Pusteria - Valpellice. The winners will face for the final on Sunday 13. The first 4 teams in Serie A after half of total rounds are qualified for Coppa Italia Superfinals

 
 
 
 

21 Dec 2012, 18:35 | Thomas Wellinger at Spengler with Vitkovice

EHC Biel Swiss defender Thomas Wellinger will play Spengler Cup with Czech team HC Vitkovice.
Wellinger is the sixth Biel player to play the traditional tournament, besides Reto Berra and Patrick Kane (HC Davos), Jacob Micflikier, Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Tyler Seguin (Team Canada)

 
 
 
 

20 Dec 2012, 21:58 | WJC preparation games

USA - Sweden 3-2 OT (in Finland)
Finland - Canada 3-2
Czech Republic - Slovakia 1-4

 
 
 
 

20 Dec 2012, 21:46 | Success for Huselius and Beech

Kristian Huselius played his second game after his return to Swedish Elitserien and scored two goals when AIK took another important win with 4-3 at home to AIK. AIK had a solid 3-1 lead but Rögle scored two quick power play goals in the third period to tie the game, however Kris Beech scored his second goal in his second game for AIK only 26 seconds after the 3-3 goal.

 
 
 
 

20 Dec 2012, 12:46 | Sweden names captain

Filip Forsberg will be captain of the Swedish U20 team trying to defend the title from the last World Junior Championship. Jeremy Boyce Rotevall and