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 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.
My ongoing project of scraping useful stats out of raw data provided by the official SM-liiga website has reached its first milestone. Team Corsi and Fenwick numbers have some huge surprises, such as league leading KalPa being near the bottom of the rankings.
Thought this might be interesting to Puck Worlds readers. Sean Zandberg at Nucks Misconduct posted this story yesterday.
The Oulu-based team, who played in the Finnish Mestis (2nd Division) and were until very recently the employers of Janne Niinimaa, have declared bankruptcy and shut down their pro team. If I've understood the article above correctly, the junior teams will continue to operate as normal.
Former NHL goaltender and current Finnish national team Assistant Coach Pasi Nurminen was just one of many Finns who enjoyed a long night of celebrating the country's second ever World Championship victory. But his next morning tells the real story!
Mikael Granlund's goal. It's just all you'll have to say for years to come.
When the Danish national hockey team returned to their hotel from their game against Germany, they found their rooms had been burglarised and valuables worth an approximate 50.000$ had been stolen. The Danes had to spend most of the night with the Slovak police to report the crime but are now looking towards the coming game against Slovakia.
Thank you to all that have visited the website, joined up and commented in the past year. I hope you've enjoyed the content so far. I realize interest in this site is different for everyone that stops by, but that's kind of the point. This website is here to serve the interest primarily in the top international tournaments, but we also try and follow the growth of the game and various leagues outside the NHL. We're active all year here to varying levels, and we should be more active year round the more I get comfortable with the content and ways to cover it. I'd like to cover more on the non-main events in the future, but I could always use some help. If you have a passion for any of the various professional leagues throughout the world, I'm all ears to some new volunteers to help out. Thanks for stopping by, and keep coming back!
The old AK Bars Kazan line of Sergei Zinoviev, Alexei Morozov and Danis Zaripov shows why it has been so dominant in international competition in a 2nd round game against Denmark at the 2011 World Championships. Sergei Zinoviev scored a hat trick in the game.