International Hockey

Have you ever wondered if there are hockey leagues that rival the NHL in terms of talent, viewership, and fan-base? Well, if you have, then this segment should be just for you. It is widely known that players from around the world flock to the NHL for a chance to win Lord Stanley’s Cup and
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They travel from countries around the world and walk onto the rink with flames erupting around them. Together, the players stand shoulder-to-shoulder on the blue line in uniforms representing their country, and their homeland. But while the game they play is in front of a boisterous crowd, in a hockey arena with dasher boards and glass,
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With All-Star names like Matt Duchene and Erik Karlsson passing on the chance to represent their countries at the World Hockey Championships this month in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, let’s take a look at how their Ottawa Senators teammates are faring on the international stage. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Canada Representing Canada for the first time in
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Bandy played at the Asian Winter Games (A.Burgermeister) The sound of blades grinding the ice of players skating at high speeds, blistering 100+ mph slap shots, beautiful end to end rushes with tape to tape passes, and sprawling kick saves by goaltenders are major components of the great game of bandy. Most people: “Wait what?
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Mark Streit became only the third Swiss-born player to win the Stanley Cup (Photo Credit: By Michael Miller (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) Through the 2017 NHL season, only three different Swiss-born hockey players have won the Stanley Cup. The first was goaltender David Aebischer who did so with the Colorado
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The three highest save percentages of Dominik Hasek’s international career were .961, .924 and .923. Those numbers came in international tournaments like the Winter Olympics or World Championships when “The Dominator” played in at least four games of each tournament. In the process, Hasek won an Olympic gold and bronze, and a World Championship silver
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RPI alumnus Nick Bailen didn’t have an impact in North America but is having a very good career in Europe instead. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website Sport-Express, American defenseman Nick Bailen discussed his move to Traktor Chelyabinsk, his career and his time in the NCAA, and sheds some light on
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Do you remember “The Final Countdown”? The song was made famous by the Swedish rock band Europe in 1986. Coincidentally, the title could refer to the many former NHLers who decide to finish their careers with a stint in Europe. But for what will they be remembered? The Swedish Hockey League (SHL) has attracted a large
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