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National Team Competition

Coverage of various tournaments that aren't official IIHF tournaments, but involve the national federations.

Two Years From Sochi, Nations Apply for Hockey Qualification

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

South Korean Hockey Seven Years Before Olympic Debut

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.

Meet the Minnows: Challenge Cup of Asia Begins in Kuwait City

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.

Globetrotting: Super Saturday Edition

It's a busy Saturday of international hockey action, with the U18s, Women's Worlds, Men's Division 1 and even some exhibition matches taking place for the top men's teams. We've got a full slate of games to watch for you here.

Candidate Cities for 2018 Olympics Take Campaigns to Media

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.

Bizarre Coaching Tactics at the Asian Winter Games

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.

Winter Universiade Brings Amateur Competition back to International Hockey

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.

Asia Winter Games Hockey Tournament Update

The Asian Winter Games are about to begin, and there are some updates to the participants and the schedule to take note of. For Malaysian ice hockey, this tournament could be a watershed moment.

Miss Vancouver 2010? Head to Astana-Almaty 2011

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.

Friday Recap: Karjala, Deutschland Cups Begin

There's tons of international hockey tournaments going on this week. Puck Worlds got a recap of the action so far.

2010-11 International Season Kicks Off

We're in the second international break of the European hockey season. Here's an overview of all the national team tournaments that are taking place.