Kiril Starkov undresses the Russian defense to set up a perfect assist for Nichlas Hardt. Russian goaltender Evgeni Nabokov injures himself on the play.
Ales Kranjc makes it 0-1 for Slovenia in their opening game against Slovakia on a great rush. Slovenia would later lose the game 3-1.
"Our captain Emma Laaksonen retired from the national team for at least a season to focus on her job in the stock markets. Our leading defenceman, Saija Sirvio, is expecting her first child any day, and then we’ve had a couple of bad injuries. As well, we also wanted to bring some new talent to the World Championships."
Ice rinks are rarely architectural masterpieces, but Danish firm BIG have submitted this design for a new rink in a Sculpture Park in Umea, Sweden. It's a pretty amazing little design, although it does offer low ceilings which could be a problem. Of course, this is not for anything but public use... it is not designed to be the new home of Bjorkloven. Blog on the design here, while here's the BIG's page for the project.
Just a reminder, that the HIFK-Jokerit winter classic is in 6 days. I wouldn't doubt its been posted here, but everyone needs a reminder :)