National Team Competition
Coverage of various tournaments that aren't official IIHF tournaments, but involve the national federations.
The IIHF announaced the 32 men's national teams and 24 women's national teams that have applied for the 2014 Olympic qualification tournaments. Here's a look at some of the issues with the qualifying procedures, and why the best 12 men's nations may not qualify for the Olympics
The 2018 Winter Olympics were recently awarded to Pyeongchang, South Korea. Puck Worlds looks at the state of the nation's hockey programs seven years before they host the world's best.
While the hockey world awaits the start of the elite level IIHF World Championships in Slovakia, some of the world's smallest hockey nations are gathering in Kuwait City for the IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia. Here's an explanation of the tournament, and its implications for the growth of the game worldwide.
The three finalists for the 2018 Winter Olympics are making their final preparations to IOC delegates leading up to July's vote in South Africa. Find out how the bids from Germany, France, and South Korea stack up against each other, and how this might affect the hockey tournament.
Kyrgyzstan has found themselves a little too good for the competition in their international debut, leading to some bizarre tactics being employed. We discuss that and more hockey from the Asian Winter Games in Astana and Alamaty, Kazakhstan.
The 2011 Winter Universiade kicks off today in Erzurum, Turkey. Here's a quick look at the hockey competition for both the men and women.
There may be no Winter Olympics this year, but the nations in the Olympic Council of Asia are looking to provide competition with designs on improving results for their members in future Olympics. This year saw the debut of the South Asian Winter Games, and will see the 7th Asian Winter Games in Kazakhstan, both featuring hockey compeititons.