National Team Competition

Coverage of various tournaments that aren't official IIHF tournaments, but involve the national federations.

Two Years From Sochi, Nations Apply for Hockey Qualification

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The IIHF announaced the 32 men's national teams and 24 women's national teams that have applied for the 2014 Olympic qualification tournaments. Here's a look at some of the issues with the...

South Korean Hockey Seven Years Before Olympic Debut

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The 2018 Winter Olympics were recently awarded to Pyeongchang, South Korea. Puck Worlds looks at the state of the nation's hockey programs seven years before they host the world's best.

Meet the Minnows: Challenge Cup of Asia Begins in Kuwait City

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While the hockey world awaits the start of the elite level IIHF World Championships in Slovakia, some of the world's smallest hockey nations are gathering in Kuwait City for the IIHF Challenge Cup...

Globetrotting: Super Saturday Edition

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It's a busy Saturday of international hockey action, with the U18s, Women's Worlds, Men's Division 1 and even some exhibition matches taking place for the top men's teams. We've got a full slate of...

Candidate Cities for 2018 Olympics Take Campaigns to Media

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The three finalists for the 2018 Winter Olympics are making their final preparations to IOC delegates leading up to July's vote in South Africa. Find out how the bids from Germany, France, and...

Bizarre Coaching Tactics at the Asian Winter Games

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Kyrgyzstan has found themselves a little too good for the competition in their international debut, leading to some bizarre tactics being employed. We discuss that and more hockey from the Asian...

Winter Universiade Brings Amateur Competition back to International Hockey

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The 2011 Winter Universiade kicks off today in Erzurum, Turkey. Here's a quick look at the hockey competition for both the men and women.

Asia Winter Games Hockey Tournament Update

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The Asian Winter Games are about to begin, and there are some updates to the participants and the schedule to take note of. For Malaysian ice hockey, this tournament could be a watershed moment.

Miss Vancouver 2010? Head to Astana-Almaty 2011

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There may be no Winter Olympics this year, but the nations in the Olympic Council of Asia are looking to provide competition with designs on improving results for their members in future Olympics....

Friday Recap: Karjala, Deutschland Cups Begin

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There's tons of international hockey tournaments going on this week. Puck Worlds got a recap of the action so far.

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2010-11 International Season Kicks Off

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We're in the second international break of the European hockey season. Here's an overview of all the national team tournaments that are taking place.

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