17 Players Named to Team Canada U18 Team

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The following Press Release comes from Hockey Canada. 17 Players Named to Team Canada U18 Team CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Thursday 17 players who will be a part of Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team for the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, which will be […] READ MORE


USA Hockey Names Team For U18 World Championships

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The Following Press Release comes from USA Hockey. USA Hockey Names Team For U18 World Championships COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey today announced the 23-player roster for the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team that will compete at the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men’s World Championship from April 16-26, in Zug and Lucerne, […] READ MORE


IIHF Suspends Ralfs Freibergs For Two Years

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The Disciplinary Commission of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has finally announced its decision in the doping case concerning Latvian defenseman Ralfs Freibergs.  He has been suspended for two years.  With Freibergs indefinite suspension beginning last year, he will get credit for time served and as such is suspended until February 22, 2016. IIHF […] READ MORE


Tom Coolen returns to coach Latvian national team

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The Buffalo Sabres might not be playing playoff hockey this year, but their fans will have another reason to bond with Latvia as their national team could possibly have two Sabres on the team. While Zemgus Girgensons is a question mark, Tom Coolen will be working with the team as the assistant coach. Weeks ago, […] READ MORE




World Juniors Reminder Toronto is Hockey’s Capital City

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The scene was familiar: a boisterous sea of red celebrated as the players who brought them this moment of joy crowded the crease. Winning a major hockey championship on home soil is both common and expected in Canada. The setting for this moment, however, was foreign territory. Considering its reputation and history, it was hardly […] READ MORE


World Juniors: Empty Seats Due to High Price in Montreal

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The World Juniors, taking place in Montreal and Toronto this year, have been really exciting so far. As always, we get to view some of the best hockey in the world, and it has not been disappointing. I was fortunate enough to buy tickets to watch Finland face the United States on December 26th, Boxing […] READ MORE


Early Look: Canadian World Junior Team Forwards

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  Over the next week or so, we will be previewing the 2014 World Junior Championships, a tournament that will be played in Toronto and Montreal from December 26, 2014 to January 5, 2015.  As always, you can check out the previous Top […] READ MORE