Ice Hockey-No NHL? Can’t always have caviar, says IIHF head

By Dan Burns PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 24 : The men’s ice hockey tournament at the Pyeongchang Games might not have turned out to be a gourmet meal so far with the absence of NHL players, but it has not entirely been without flavour, the International Ice Hockey Federation chief said on Saturday. The fact […]

Canada’s turn to endure agony of defeat

By Steve Keating GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 22 : For four years the United States women’s ice hockey team were haunted by the memory of an excruciating overtime loss to bitter rivals Canada in the Sochi Olympic final. That pain will now be Canada’s after the U.S. exorcised their demons with a 3-2 shootout win […]

Russians dump Norway 6-1 en route to semis

By Dan Burns GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 21 : Six different players scored to power the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) past Norway 6-1 and set up a semi-final matchup with the Czech Republic in the men’s ice hockey tournament of the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday. The Russians scored three times in the first period […]

Ice Hockey-USA down Finland to head to gold medal game

By Dan Burns GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 19 : The U.S. cruised into their third straight gold medal game appearance in the Olympic women’s ice hockey tournament on Monday, shutting down Finland 5-0 in semi-finals with help from a pair of goals by Dani Cameranesi and a shutout from goaltender Maddie Rooney. In the kind […]