Adam Ruzicka Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #62

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE



Experience and Unity Key for Slovakia Euro 2016

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Even before the tournament has begun, many pundits and fans have already written off Slovakia Euro 2016 team as Group B‘s whipping boys—underdogs with little to play for. However, the same was said of Costa Rica prior to the 2014 World Cup, and without the pressure, they stunned many. Slovakia could very well prove to be […] READ MORE


Euro 2016 Group B Preview

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Euro 2016 Group B Preview When the groups were drawn in December for Euro 2016, many argued that it had been incredibly fortuitous for England. However, this is far from the case. It is true that they were fortunate to miss teams such as Italy and Poland, but their current group of Russia, Wales and Slovakia […] READ MORE


Scouting Report: England's Euro 2016 Group Stage Opponents

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With the European Championship less than three months away England fans will be hoping for better than the recent unsuccessful attempts in the competition in the last two decades. Saturday’s comeback in Berlin, in which the Three Lions came from two goals down to win 3-2 against world champions Germany has left many fans excited […] READ MORE


World Cup Announcements: Team Europe Roster Features Diversity

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Team Europe was the fifth team to announce their roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey on Wednesday. General manager Miroslav Satan, a Slovakian ex-NHLer, released the names of the first 16 players who will be a part of the European team. World Cup Announcements: Team Europe Roster This team selection is very effective […] READ MORE


2016 World Juniors Players to Watch – Pool B

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The pre-tournament games are in the books, and teams are making their final preparations for the 2016 World Juniors taking place from December 26, 2015 through January 5, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. Today we take a look at players to watch in Group B.  Group B includes the host Finns, and thus will be playing in […] READ MORE



2015 NHL Draft Profile #40: Erik Cernak

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE