A year after terrible tragedy inflicted the hockey world and the city of Yaroslavl in particular, the people there are ready to cheer on their Lokomotiv hockey team again. Here's a look at their team in 2012-13.
Sweden's top professional hockey league could have seen a big boost in talent this fall by potentially adding locked out NHL players, but has instead opted to not allow short term mercenary talent.
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.
Utilizing league equivalencies tells us a lot about the quality of young players that are close to reaching the NHL. Here's how NHL rookies for the past 4 years have looked vs. the current crop before their careers began.
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.
It's semifinal time at the 2012 IIHF World Championships. Follow the action as Finland takes on Russia and the Czechs and Slovaks square off for hockey supremacy.
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!
The preliminary round keeps chugging on at the IIHF World Championships with four more games on Wednesday. Catch the action and comment on the game here, or follow for updates.