International Hockey

As we prepare for the 2018-19 season, we have seen two players native to the Czech Republic sign with NWHL teams. Kateřina Mrázová, a University of Minnesota-Duluth alum, has joined the Connecticut Whale while former Northeastern Huskies player Denisa Křížová signed with the team who drafted her, the Boston Pride. Moves such as these may have begun
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They travel from countries around the world and walk onto the rink with flames erupting around them. Together, the players stand shoulder-to-shoulder on the blue line in uniforms representing their country, and their homeland. But while the game they play is in front of a boisterous crowd, in a hockey arena with dasher boards and glass,
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Bandy played at the Asian Winter Games (A.Burgermeister) The sound of blades grinding the ice of players skating at high speeds, blistering 100+ mph slap shots, beautiful end to end rushes with tape to tape passes, and sprawling kick saves by goaltenders are major components of the great game of bandy. Most people: “Wait what?
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Mark Streit became only the third Swiss-born player to win the Stanley Cup (Photo Credit: By Michael Miller (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) Through the 2017 NHL season, only three different Swiss-born hockey players have won the Stanley Cup. The first was goaltender David Aebischer who did so with the Colorado
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Things are not always what they seem. Behind any great performance, there is always a supporting cast in the backdrop. One that typically gets overlooked. The United States’ Casey Mittelstadt has been flying away with – sometimes quite literally – the scoring race here at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Buffalo. Through the four
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The 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea will be different than the games we’ve seen in recent history; specifically in terms of men’s hockey. While the event has typically featured the best players on the planet from across multiple leagues, the NHL’s decision to keep their players out of the tournament has led to
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Commonplace as it might be in backyards and recreational centers for a parent to play with their child in sport, it does not occur in high-level competition. Seemingly once in a million, if that. In fact, this may be the rarest of occasions in any sport. When it comes to hockey, Gordie Howe had the chance
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RPI alumnus Nick Bailen didn’t have an impact in North America but is having a very good career in Europe instead. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website Sport-Express, American defenseman Nick Bailen discussed his move to Traktor Chelyabinsk, his career and his time in the NCAA, and sheds some light on
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Do you remember “The Final Countdown”? The song was made famous by the Swedish rock band Europe in 1986. Coincidentally, the title could refer to the many former NHLers who decide to finish their careers with a stint in Europe. But for what will they be remembered? The Swedish Hockey League (SHL) has attracted a
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