This here’s Elvis Merzlikins, a 22-year-old keeper playing for Latvia at the IIHF World Championships. His team is tied for last in their group with two points from three games, but he did at least make this killer save against Russia.
The IIHF World U18 Championships begin in Grand Forks, N.D., next week, and the Russian team was set to fly out tomorrow. Today it was revealed that the head coach has been fired and the entire roster will be replaced because too many players tested positive for the recently banned substance Meldonium.
The United States defeated Canada for the third straight time in claiming its seventh IIHF women’s world championship tonight when Alex Carpenter scored at 12:30 of the overtime period in Kamloops.
The U.S. is currently taking on Canada at the IIHF world juniors in Finland, and the Yanks will have to play the final two periods without potential NHL first-rounder Alex DeBrincat after the Michigan native delivered his stick blade straight into Flyers prospect Travis Konecny’s gut. Go USA!
The U.S.'s shootout win over Russia on Saturday—and the accompanying canonization of T.J. Oshie—wouldn't have occurred if not for a disallowed goal late in regulation. The call was controversial, correct, and unfair. Now international hockey's governing body is making sure it doesn't happen again.
Last year, the John F. Kennedy Library released more than 260 hours of transcripts and recording. Among them—the president complaining about the poor performance of the Americans at the 1963 World Championships. "Christ, who are we sending over there?" Kennedy asked. "Girls?"
You can click over here to read an account of a week spent with the North Korean national ice hockey team at the IIHF Division III Championships. These photos were just some of the many taken during the weeklong tournament in Cape Town, South Africa, and present a snapshot of the rare North Koreans allowed to leave…
CAPE TOWN, South Africa—This is what a North Korean postgame press conference sounds like: