International Club Tournaments
Items on the Spengler Cup, European Trophy, IIHF Continental Cup, and any other club tournaments between teams from various leagues.
Czech and American Clubs Lead the Way at World Junior Club Cup
The World Junior Club Cup is now two days old, and we already know one of the finalists in Energie Karlovy Vary of the Czech Republic. In Group A, the EJHL All-Stars from the USA have been surprisingly potent and lead their group, heading for a showdown on Friday vs. CSKA Moscow.
World Junior Club Cup Begins in Omsk
The first ever World Junior Club Cup begins on Tuesday in Omsk, Russia, featuring junior clubs from eight different countries. While its interesting to compare the teams from various countries and leagues, a lot of the talk has been about who hasn't shown up at the inaugural edition.
Where They're From: 2011 Stanley Cup Final
The Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks feature rosters with a much different makeup in terms of nationality. See how diverse the teams are this year, and where the Cup might be headed on its world tour this summer.
No IIHF Champions Hockey League for 2011-12
The IIHF announced on Wednesday that the plans for the Champions Hockey League for 2010-11 have been postponed. What does this mean for the clubs and leagues that were to be involved?
IIHF U20 WJHC/Spengler Cup Day 2 GDT:
Games today at the Spengler Cup include Team Canada against Spartak Moscow, featuring former NHL legends Mark Messier (Team Canada coach) and Dominik Hasek (goaltender for Spartak). At the 2011 IIHF WJHCs, Slovakia takes on Germany and the Czechs debut against Norway.
Spengler Cup 2010 Primer
The Spengler Cup is a Swiss holiday tradition, an invitational club tournament that is in its 84th year. Here's a quick look at the teams, schedule, and broadcast of the event.
Champions Hockey League Returns for 2011-12
The IIHF announced today that the Champions Hockey League will be re-launched in Sept. 2011 after a two year hiatus. Find out more about the negotiations and format here.
IIHF Calls MHL Report Incorrect
A report from the MHL's official website, which was posted on Puck Worlds via FanShot concerning the establishment of a Youth World Cup, has been called incorrect. But they are in planning stages for such an event
SC Bern takes on the IIHF
Over the past two years, former participants in the Champions Hockey League have been trying to get compensation for lost revenue from the IIHF after the cancellation of both the 2009-10 season and the current one. Now, SC Bern is taking the IIHF to court to settle the dispute, with other teams looking to follow.
NHL Premiere Series Closes in Riga as Coyotes come to town
The Compuware NHL Premiere Series wraps up Wednesday with the Phoenix Coyotes travelling to Riga, Latvia, to take on the KHL's Dinamo Riga. Puck Worlds has a preview of what to expect from the game, including the passion of the local, hockey crazy fans.
Malmö, Liberec host Wednesday's NHL vs. Europe games
In their final tuneups before the start of the NHL season, the Boston Bruins take on HC Liberec of the Czech Extraliga while the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Malmö Redhawks of Sweden's Allsvenskan. Check out Puck Worlds for a preview of the action.
Compuware NHL Premiere Continues with first NHL game in St. Petersburg since 1990
Today's NHL vs. European club team games include SKA St. Petersburg (KHL) vs. Carolina Hurricanes, and Ilves Tampere (SM-Liiga) vs. Minnesota Wild. Here's a preview of the action.
Seven games between NHL and European Clubs highlight week's action
There are seven exhibition games upcoming this week between NHL teams and European clubs. We begin our preview of those games with the two to be played on Saturday, with San Jose visiting Mannheim and Boston heading to Belfast.
EHFD: IIHF Continental Cup and the 'Minor' Leagues
On the eve of the start of the IIHF Continental Cup, we do one more edition of European Hockey For Dummies, explaining the tournament. We also briefly look at the various "minor" leagues throughout the continent.
Mannheim fans embrace European Trophy, others not so much
The European Trophy is supposed to show that hockey fans across the continent are ready for a pan-European league. It's a pre-season tournament, so it's not a perfect measurement, but so far it's only the Germans who are embracing the concept.
European Trophy Tournament Starts Wednesday
The pro hockey circuit is about to start in Europe with preseason action. The best preseason action is the European Trophy tournament, an invitational involving 18 teams from seven countries.