The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2018 World Championships in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, with defending champions Sweden opening the tournament against Belarus, while hosts Denamrk open the tournament against the Germany on opening day.
04:38 – PEN – Howden, interference
06:33 – PP GOAL – J. Anderson (Harper, Fox)
12:22 – PEN – Fox, tripping
12:43 – PP GOAL – Kyrou (Steel, Raddysh)
16:27 – PEN – Dubois, cross checking
16:27 – PEN – Frederic, cross checking
16:39 – GOAL – Smith (Thomas, Stanley)
17:22 – GOAL – Fox (Mittelstadt)
19:53 – PEN – Dubois, elbowing
Canadian forward Mike Fisher, who captained the Nashville Predators to within two games of a Stanley Cup, announced his retirement from professional hockey after an 18 year career.
The Euro Hockey Challenge will return in the lead-up to the 2018 World Championships this season, with yet another scheduling reformat thanks to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, with national teams fine-tuning their rosters before heading to Copenhagen and Herning.
The schedule for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York is highlighted by the first ever outdoor game in IIHF competition, a tilt between defending champs Team USA and their cross-border rivals, Canada, on December 29, at New Era Field in nearby Orchard Park.
Speedy Russian forward Alexander Syomin, a star of both the NHL and KHL, recently announced his surprise retirement from Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL, instead opting to return to his education, ironically in the study of metallurgy.
In the heat of a quiet, hockey-free summer, we are proud to introduce the next iteration of the International Hockey Lineal Championship – the Junior IHLC!
Czech star forward František Ševčík, an integral part of the 1960’s teams that went toe-to-toe with the juggernaut Soviet Union, died today in Brno at the age of 75.