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Central European Hockey

Hockey news/articles from Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and neighbouring states.

Slovakian Championship Final Begins

The Slovnaft Extraliga Finals (Slovakia national championship) are set to begin, with Kosice taking on Poprad. See how the two teams compare for this Best of 7 match-up.

Davos reaches NLA Final, Slavia Prague wins in Shootout

Davos sweeps their way to the Swiss national final, while the Elitserien semifinals begin in Sweden. We've got that and more from around European hockey on Tuesday.

IIHF Releases Annual Attendance Rankings

The IIHF released their annual attendance ranking figures for European hockey clubs and leagues today. Puck Worlds takes a look at where hockey is making some gains on the continent.

Swiss NLA and Czech Extraliga Playoffs Review

It's playoff season in Europe, and we're doing some catching up on the action to date. Here's a look at what has happened so far in Switzerland's NLA and the Czech Extraliga.

Bob Hartley Named New Coach of ZSC Lions

Bob Hartley is off to Zurich to resume his coaching career with the ZSC Lions. He'll be getting some help with the recent signing of Swiss national team member Severin Blindenbacher.

Globetrotting: Bob Hartley courted by Lugano, Ekman suspended

A former Stanley Cup winning coach might be taking a job in Switzerland, and a slashing incident in Sweden attracts the police's attention. We've got that and more on today's Globetrotting post.

Deutsche Eishockey Liga in full swing

The DEL season is well underway, with 37 games in the books to date. Puck Worlds takes a look at how the season has unfolded so far.

Metropolit's return highlights NLA's opening weekend

Switzerland's NLA season kicked off this past weekend, and EV Zug's star offseason addition

EHFD: Slovnaft Extraliga

Slovakia's a small country, but hockey mad. Can their Extraliga survive when their top talent leaves for more money elsewhere?

EHFD: National League A

Switzerland's Natonal League A features teams from major cities like Zürich, Bern, and Geneva face off against teams from small mountain towns. Read on about the history and the financial disparity of this elite European professional circuit here.

EHFD: Deutsche Eishockey Liga

Germany's Detusche Eishockey Liga is quite popular, but of the major European professional hockey circuits, it's the poorest in quality. That doesn't mean that it can't be a lot of fun, though.

EHFD: Czech Extraliga

First up in our "European Hockey for Dummies" series: the Czech Extraliga. Find out about the unique history of club hockey in the Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia, with teams older than the Original 6, communism, occupation, and finally revolution changing the hockey landscape considerably.