Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Hockey’ Category

Hayley Wickenheiser doesn’t want peace between Koreans to ‘die’ at Olympics

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Hayley Wickenheiser was conflicted about the unified Korean women's hockey team at last month's Winter Olympics. But witnessing what that team meant to Koreans — and a chance meeting with the players on a beach —changed her mind and put her on a plane to North Korea.

U.S. Olympic hockey goalie Maddie Rooney challenges Justin Bieber

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

U.S. Olympic goalie Maddie Rooney is challenging hockey-playing Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to take his best shot, but is awaiting a tweet from him after appearing on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday.

Olympic doping case dropped for North Korean hockey player

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

A North Korean hockey player tested positive for a banned drug ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics in a case that was later dropped.

No NHL, no problem for Pyeongchang — but what about Beijing?

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

While nothing can replace best-on-best in any sport, in many ways, the men's tournament in Pyeongchang was a refreshing change and full to brim with good stories without the NHL's participation.

Canadian Olympic hockey coaches go way back to the ‘dog’ days

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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They met nearly four decades ago — two guys from small-town Saskatchewan who didn't get off on the best foot but quickly forged a bond. Now they’re about to coach Team Canada together at the Olympics.

Meet Canada’s unofficial host for Olympic hockey camp

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Canadian defenceman Karl Stollery has found a hockey home in Riga, Latvia, where this week he's trying to make his Olympic teammates feel at home during their pre-Games training camp.

Bigger ice surface shouldn’t be big adjustment at Olympics

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

International-sized ice is 15 feet wider than rinks used in the NHL, American Hockey League and NCAA —100 feet compared to 85 — and that's more than enough to change everything.

‘The greatest rivalry in sports’: Canada, U.S. on another collision course for women’s hockey gold

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

One team dominates the world championship. The other owns the Olympics. Barring an unthinkable upset, Canada and the United States will once again battle for women's hockey supremacy at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

There’s plenty of CanCon on South Korea’s men’s hockey team

Monday, January 29th, 2018

When the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team clashes with South Korea on Feb. 18 in Pyeongchang, you'll notice some very un-Korean names on the host side.

Former NHLers Datsyuk, Kovalchuk lead Russian Olympic hockey team

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Former NHL players Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk will lead the hockey team of the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February.