Ján Starší: 1933-2019


Slovakian player and coach Ján Starší, an architect of the 1970’s Czechoslovakian international powerhouse, passed away today after a long illness at the age of 85. Continue reading

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Venla Hovi Announces Retirement After Historic Worlds Silver Medal


Finnish forward Venla Hovi, only a day removed from Finland’s shocking silver medal finish on home ice at the 2019 Women’s World Championship, announced her retirement on Twitter at age 31, capping a year of both Worlds silver and a Clarkson Cup.
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IHLC Preview – 2019 Women’s World Championship


For the first time in its history, the IIHF Women’s World Championship will expand to a 10-team field when the best women’s players in the world face off in Espoo, Finland, for the 2019 edition of the championship, the 19th edition of the tournament.
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Canadian Womens Hockey League Announces Shutdown


In a shocking development only a week after their championship was awarded to a record audience, the Canadian Womens Hockey League today, claiming an unsustainable business model, would be ceasing operations as of May 1, ending a 12-year tenure as one of the top two North American women’s leagues, putting a cloud of uncertainty over next week’s World Women’s Championship, as a number of the players now enter the tournament without a club team to return to in 2019-20.
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Calgary Inferno Wins 2019 Clarkson Cup, Alex Rigsby Joins Triple Gold Club


The top-tier Canadian women’s hockey league today awarded their champion, a week after the American Isobel Cup was awarded to the Minnesota Whitecaps, with the Calgary Inferno defeating the Canadiennes de Montréal 5-2 in Toronto to win their second Clarkson Cup in four seasons. Continue reading

Ladislav Nagy Retires Following Dukla Trenčín Elimination


Following in the steps of fellow countryman and teammate Branko Radivojevič, Slovak forward Ladislav Nagy today announced his retirement from hockey at age 39, as he too was part of the HK Dukla Trenčín team that was eliminated from the Slovak Extraliga playoffs.
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Branko Radivojevič Retires Following Dukla Trenčín Elimination


Slovak forward Branko Radivojevič, a key part of the Slovakian national team since the 2000 World Junior Championship, announced his retirement from hockey at age 38, after his club team, HK Dukla Trenčín, was eliminated from the Slovak Extraliga playoffs.
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Jenni Asserholt Retires From HV71, Damkronorna


Swedish star winger Jenni Asserholt, who served as captain for both the club team HV71 and the national Damkronorna, who retired from the latter in 2016, formally announced her retirement from pro hockey outright, at the age of 30.
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Minnesota Whitecaps Capture Isobel Cup In Inaugural NWHL Season


The first of two women’s hockey championships in a one week span has been crowned, with the expansion Minnesota Whitecaps defeating the Buffalo Beauts on home ice in a 2-1 overtime victory to capture the 2019 Isobel Cup.
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IIHF Hall Of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees


The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2019, to be inducted at May’s World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, with two native Slovaks and the top women’s player in history highlighting the class, as the IIHF will induct Miroslav Šatan, Žigmund Pálffy, Hayley Wickenheiser, Jörgen Jönsson and Mike Modano to the Hall. Continue reading