Canadian junior hockey has been a key part of the global hockey scene for years, and is turning into big business. A group is trying to unionize the players, but may turn into a farce and leave legitimate issues unresolved.
It's super hot out, it's August, which means it's time to watch hockey again. Canada and Russia renew their historic rivalry in Yaroslavl for the first game of the 2012 Challenge series between their U20 teams.
The state of Canadian goaltending continues to be a hot button issue for Hockey Canada, with top officials calling for the CHL to quit allowing import goaltenders. Hockey Canada, however, is only noting the symptom and not addressing the root of the problem.
It's medal day at the 2012 IIHF World Championships. The Czechs and Finns play for bronze, while in the main event, Russia meets Slovakia with global hockey supremacy on the line.
The IIHF's Annual Congress provided some surprising news regarding new member nations, accepting Qatar as a full member and Jamaica as an associate member. Rene Fasel also delivered a defence of the IIHF's decision to host the 2014 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus, despite political pressure to move the event.
The IIHF World Championships quarterfinals provides everything a hockey fan could wish for: 4 consecutive highly competitive and emotionally destabilizing hockey games. Here's a recap of the 2012 edition that sent Slovakia, Russia, Finland and the Czech Republic on to the medal round.
It's quarterfinals day at the IIHF World Championships, featuring four games between the world's top eight hockey nations. Canada takes on Slovakia, Russia plays Norway, Finland faces the USA while Sweden and the Czechs face off in a rematch of last year's semifinal.
The preliminary round of the IIHF World Championships comes to a close on Tuesday with a few things still to be decided. Can France do the unthinkable, and will Slovakia, Germany or Switzerland qualify for the 2014 Olympics?
The Polar Bears will be back at Sochi in 2014, as the Norwegian national men's hockey team qualified for the Olympics by reaching the quarterfinal at the 2012 IIHF World Championships. The finish ensures Norway a top 9 World Ranking, and leaves only two automatic berths open for potential suitors to claim on Tuesday.
The 2012 IIHF World Championships is entering its final week, with two days left of the preliminary round to play. Can Denmark avoid relegation, and can France or Latvia make a last push for a quarterfinal berth?
The IIHF World Championships enter their second week with a bang, with two key clashes to determine first place in each group. First the morning starts with Kazakhstan/USA and Italy/Czech Republic, before rewarding us with Finland/Canada and Sweden/Russia to end it off.
It's the end of the first week of the IIHF World Championships, and the differences between the top nations and the bottom ones are beginning to be clearly defined. There are some key battlegrounds emerging for the quarterfinal positions, so follow today's action on Puck Worlds to see how it unfolds!
Day 4 of the 2012 IIHF World Championships sees Canada take on France, the Czechs facing Norway, Slovakia trying to find their first win against the USA, and neighbours Denmark and Sweden battling it out for points. Talk about the action here.
We're now into the third day of action at the 2012 IIHF World Championships, and each team will be playing in their second game of the tournament today. There are six games total, highlighted by Finland vs. Slovakia in Helsinki and Germany vs. Latvia in Stockholm, with early playoff positioning on the line.
Attendance issues have been a major topic so far at the 2012 IIHF World Championships. Find out how big of a reduction Swedish organizers are making in prices, as well as a recap of the first two days of on ice action here.
Day 2 of the 2012 IIHF World Championships features four games, including the debuts of Russia, Latvia, Switzerland, and Kazakhstan. In the late games, Canada takes on the USA in Helsinki while Sweden faces the Czechs in a tough test in Stockholm.
In our final IIHF World Championships preview, Puck Worlds looks at the top five ranked teams in the world, the most recent champions of the tournament. Here we preview Canada, Russia, Czech Republic, Sweden, and of course, the defending champion and hosts Finland.
It's Part Two of our 2012 IIHF World Championships previews, having a look at the bubble teams, the ones likely to finish outside the medals but compete for a playoff spot. We feature Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, and the USA.
The 2012 IIHF World Championships begin on Friday, May 4 in Stockholm and Helsinki. Here's a preview of some of the teams for whom winning a medal is only a dream at this point, including Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Denmark, Belarus and France.
In a rather progressive move, the KHL has posted yesterday's playoff game between SKA St. Petersburg and Dynamo Moscow on YouTube in its entirety. The match was an exciting and controversial one as Dynamo won 5-4 in overtime after an SKA goal was disallowed midway through the extra frame. Moscow now leads the best-of-seven Gagarin Cup Conference Final series 1-0, with action set to resume tomorrow at 19:00 MSK, 11:00 EST.
Paul Romanuk is covering the IIHF's Challenge Cup of Asia in Dehradun, India, which is in India's...
Paul Romanuk is covering the IIHF's Challenge Cup of Asia in Dehradun, India, which is in India's first ice hockey rink just completed last year. Here's his post-game coverage from the United Arab Emirates/Thailand and Macau/India games. Kuwait, Malaysia, and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) are the other teams participating.