International Hockey

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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Things are not always what they seem. Behind any great performance, there is always a supporting cast in the backdrop. One that typically gets overlooked. The United States’ Casey Mittelstadt has been flying away with – sometimes quite literally – the scoring race here at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Buffalo. Through the four
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The 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea will be different than the games we’ve seen in recent history; specifically in terms of men’s hockey. While the event has typically featured the best players on the planet from across multiple leagues, the NHL’s decision to keep their players out of the tournament has led to
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No team has as much pressure on them every year quite like Canada does. Despite the fact that they fell just short of a gold medal win last year, the 2017 tournament can be seen as nothing short of disappointing. It might seem harsh, but as many Canadians will attest, the tournament has a gold-medal-or-bust
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For more than a decade, Frölunda Hockey Club in the Swedish Hockey league has consistently developed a startling number of top prospects drafted into the National Hockey League. Since 1981, they have produced draft picks every year. This includes players like Daniel Alfredsson, Henrik Lundqvist, Erik Karlsson, Viktor Stålberg, and recent top prospects like Jacob Larrson,
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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
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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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