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Josef Augusta: 1946-2017


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

Olympics

IIHF Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees


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

Canada

Jennifer Jones downs Rachel Homan to win Canada Cup

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

Sports

ESPN3 to Broadcast Home Hardware Canada Cup

All it took was a minor Twitter storm, but starting Tuesday, December 1 at 9:30 am ET, the Canada Cup of Curling will be broadcast in the U.S.A. 78 more words

Hockey Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of 2016


The Hockey Hall Of Fame tonight inducted their 2016 Class, inducting four world-class players to their ranks with a number of tremendous international achievements. 506 more words

Canada

Matti Hagman: 1955-2016


Forward Matti Hagman, the first Finnish born and trained player to ever play in an NHL game, passed away in Espoo yesterday at the age of 61, after a long illness. 244 more words

World Championships

We are the World (Cup of Hockey)

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

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