The U.S. rallied from a 4-0 third-period deficit, but Adam Boqvist scored the overtime winner for a 5-4 victory to extend Sweden’s preliminary-round winning streak alive at 47 games. Continue reading →
The Swedes stayed perfect with their second straight victory, defeating Slovakia 5-2 on Friday afternoon in Victoria. Sweden’s record-setting round-robin win streak now stands at 46 games, dating back to the 2007 World Juniors. Continue reading →
Nine different U.S. skaters registered points as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Sweden, 5-1, here tonight in its final preliminary round game of the 2018 Four Nations Cup at SaskTel Centre. Continue reading →
Swedish defender Henrik Tallinder, whose career spanned over 20 years in the NHL, Swedish, Swiss and Finnish leagues, today announced his retirement from TPS of the Finnish Liiga, four years removed from his last game in both the NHL and with Tre Kronor. Continue reading →
Hampered by a degenerative back injury that failed to improve prior to training camp, the Detroit Red Wings today announced that their captain, Swedish power forward Henrik Zetterberg, would be forced to end his 16-season career, spent all in Detroit, at the age of 37. Continue reading →
Today marks the anniversary of the tragic air disaster of Yak Service Flight 9633 on September 7, 2011, that crashed near Yaroslavl, Russia, and killed the entire roster and staff of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL, and all but one of the flight crew members, when a pilot error caused the aircraft to fail its takeoff, running off the runway and crashing into a tower mast.
IIHF president Rene Fasel declared the crash as “the darkest day in the history of our sport,” as fans from across the world, and in particular Russia and the eight other nations represented by team players and staff, mourned for the shocking and tragic loss. On this sad anniversary, the IHLC commemorates this deep loss, and remember those who perished in the accident. Continue reading →
The schedule for the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Espoo, Finland, which for the first time in history sees the field of contenders expand to ten, welcoming both Japan and France into the fold. Continue reading →