IOC Expels Russia From 2018 Olympics, Hockey Status In Question


The International Olympic Committee today announced an outright ban on the Russian delegation at the upcoming Olympic Games this February in Pyeongchang, South Korea, although athletes that are cleared of a controversial state-sponsored doping program are allowed to participate under the Olympic flag.
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NHL Confirms Players Will Not Attend 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics


After months of speculation and negotiations, the National Hockey League today announced that they will not actively participate in the 2018 Olympics in Korea, ending a 20-year span of NHL participation in the Games.
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Corey Perry Enters Triple Gold Club

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Just a year after Canada’s captain, Sidney Crosby, joined the Triple Gold Club at the 2015 World Championships, the 2016 captain became the 27th player and tenth Canadian to join the club, with Corey Perry adding to his Stanley Cup and two Olympic Gold Medals.
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First Five Nations Qualify For 2018 Olympic Women’s Tournament

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As a result of Switzerland’s stumble out of Group B and into the relegation round at the ongoing World Championships, Russia and Sweden locked up the final two spots available to qualify automatically for the women’s tournament at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea. They join Canada, the United States, Finland and hosts Korea, with the final two spots to be gained in a qualification tournament ending in February 2017.
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IHLC Preview – 2016 Women’s World Championship

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The U.S. women’s national team looks to continue its torrid winning streak since Sochi, looking to capture another clean sheet at the 2016 World Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia, after cleaning house at both the 2015 Worlds and 2016 Four Nations Cup.
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NHL Releases Roster Projections For 2016 World Cup

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The NHL, who will be restarting the World Cup Of Hockey after a twelve-year absence, has unveiled the last of its projected lineups for the six national and two pan-national teams partaking next September in Toronto, speculating on who will wear their nation’s colours for the first best-on-best global tournament since the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
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Wrist Injury Forces Sami Salo To Retire At Age 40

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After a nagging wrist injury forced him to sit out the entire 2014-15 NHL season, Sami Salo today officially announced his NHL retirement, after a 15 year NHL career with Ottawa, Vancouver and Tampa Bay, along with stints with Turku, Jokerit and Frölunda in Scandinavia.
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Martin St-Louis Retires From NHL At Age 40

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After a sixteen year career that many anticipated would never materialize, Martin St-Louis, the diminutive but highly skillful forward who was undrafted but ended up with 1,032 points in 1,134 career NHL games with Calgary, Tampa Bay and New York, has retired from the Rangers at age 40.
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