World Hockey Championship Roundup: Hockey is a Cruel Sport

It was the final day of the World Hockey Championship. Canada was seeking revenge from the loss in the finals to Russia in Quebec City last year while Swedes and the Americans battled for bronze. Continue reading

World Hockey Championship Roundup: Road To Gold

It was semi-final Friday at the Ice Hockey World Championships today. Russia battled the USA in one game while Canada met Sweden. The winners would have their tickets punched to Sunday’s championship final. Continue reading

World Hockey Championship Roundup: Collision Course

The second pair of quarter-finals was on the schedule at the world championships today. Latvia looked for a monumental upset of Canada while Sweden was battling the Czech Republic for a birth in the final four. Continue reading

World Hockey Championship Roundup: The Medal Round Begins

Only two games on the schedule today but they were big ones. The medal round started today with two of the four quarter-final games. Belarus looked for a Salt Lake City-sized upset of Russia while Finland and the US battled in a barnburner. Continue reading

World Hockey Championship Roundup: Do Or Die

The final day of the round robin means that teams had one last chance to make the medal round. Meanwhile, Denmark and Austria were battling just to make next year’s championship. Continue reading

World Hockey Championship Roundup: Moving Day

For the first this tournament, there were six games on the schedule. Four teams from each of the three groups were in action. Teams in Group E and Group F were looking to stay in medal contention while teams in Group G were looking to avoid relegation. Continue reading

World Hockey Championship Roundup: Rivalry Day

More qualification round action was in the books today in Switzerland. France needed a win to stay alive while Latvia was dreaming of a medal round birth. The US and Russia were battling for tops in Group E. The Czechs and Slovaks renewed their rivalry. To top things off, Finland and Belarus battled in a classic. Continue reading

World Hockey Championship Roundup: Don’t Get Relegated

After meeting the qualification round teams yesterday, we saw got our first taste of the Relegation Round (Group G) today.  Elsewhere, we had two more games with teams dreaming of a gold medal. Continue reading

World Hockey Championship Roundup: Where Heroes Are Born

The qualification round got under way today at the World Ice Hockey Championships.  The top 3 teams in preliminary round Groups B & C form qualification Group E while the top 3 teams from Groups A & D are now part of Group F. Continue reading

World Hockey Championship Roundup: Scandinavian Delight

Day six of the tournament brought us the final day of the preliminary round. After the final four games, we’d know who would be in the qualification round and who would fight for their lives in the relegation pool. And it was a hell of a day. Continue reading