Czech hockey pioneer Josef Augusta, who after a tremendous playing career with the national team later became their coach, died today in Jihlava at the age of 70, after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. 230 more words
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The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2017, to be inducted at May’s World Championships in Cologne, Germany. All five players set to be inducted into the players category bring a swath of major international accomplishments (including many International Hockey Lineal Championships) to the Hall, as the IIHF is set to honour Joe Sakic, Saku Koivu, Teemu Selänne, Angela Ruggiero and Uwe Krupp. 550 more words
BRANDON, Man. – Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones downed Ottawa’s Rachel Homan 9-5 to win the women’s 2016 Canada Cup of Curling title.
Jones took a 5-0 lead after a steal of four in the third end and cruised to the third Canada Cup title of her career. 163 more words
Editor’s note: We fully intended to write a World Cup of Hockey preview two weeks ago, but life got in the way. Nevertheless, here we are gearing up for the final series between the presumptive favorite Canada and the unexpected geezer castoffs of Europe. 706 more words