September 18, 2012 |
Kings center Anze Kopitar's agreement to play for the second-tier Swedish team Mora Ishockeyclubb for the duration of the NHL lockout was finalized on Tuesday and he could play for the team as soon as this weekend, according to his agent, Pat Brisson. Kopitar was eager to join his younger brother Gasper with Mora, which is a member of the Hockey Allsvenskan league. Kopitar will be able to return to the Kings at the end of the NHL lockout. The Elitserien, the top Swedish league, has said it won't allow NHL players to play there on short-term contracts, a ruling that might be challenged.
January 2, 2014 |
Team USA officials wanted speed and smarts for the hockey team that is going to the 2014 Sochi Games, which meant choosing the likes of Blake Wheeler and James van Riemsdyk for the roster. So why did they also invite a 67-year-old Canadian man? Actually, it was a mistake. In advance of announcing the team on Wednesday, officials sent text messages to the players. One of them was Ryan Kesler, an American who plays for the Vancouver Canucks. But Gord Miller of TSN tweeted that Kesler had changed his number and the Team USA text went to a senior citizen instead.
February 13, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- The team that bikes together, wins together, apparently. Players on Finland's men's hockey team rode bicycles from their accommodations to their tournament-opening game against Austria on Thursday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, a trip of about seven minutes that took them through the Olympic Park and down memory lane. “It was different, you know?” Finland and Winnipeg Jets forward Olli Jokinen said, smiling. “I was asking a lot of the guys, 'When was the last time you took a bicycle to a game?
February 19, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - The Sochi Olympics will continue without the Russian hockey team, which was stifled by Finland in a 3-1 quarterfinal loss Wednesday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Russia's elimination probably will dampen the Olympic passion of fans who saw this as a chance to recapture excellence not seen since the era of the old Soviet Union's Big Red Machine. Linemates Teemu Selanne, 43, and Mikael Granlund, 21, each scored and assisted on the other's goal as Finland advanced to a semifinal matchup Friday against Sweden, which Selanne called "our lovely rival.
February 8, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- The last time the United States' women's hockey team took the ice for a game in the Olympics, it left it following a heartbreaking loss in a bid for a gold medal. Team USA is determined to avenge that disappointment during the 2014 Winter Games and got off on the right foot Saturday when they defeated Finland, 3-1, in the opening game of the eight-team tournament at Shayba Arena in Sochi. Hilary Knight had a goal and an assist while Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter also scored for the U.S., which peppered the top women's goaltender in the world, Noora Raty, with 43 shots.
September 7, 2012 |
The sobering and straightforward account of a task force assigned to examine the culture and climate of the Boston University's men's hockey program was revealed in a letter and report on Wednesday on the website of BU President Robert Brown. "The Task Force concluded that the unique culture of men's ice hockey, played at the highest collegiate level, and the preeminent status of our team on campus contribute to a celebrity culture and an isolation of these athletes from the majority of our student body,” Brown said in the letter.