CHL Final is worth the watch tonight

There is an important game that will be played tonight and it won’t be played in North America — despite one of the teams having a controversial American nickname — but will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Champions Hockey League final will have defending champion Frolunda Indians host Sparta Prague. This will be Frolunda’s…

NHL to the Olympics – change the date

What if the ice hockey events at the 2018 Winter Olympics were to be held at a different date? The NHL and IIHF have yet to reach a decision as to whether NHL players will attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. There have been many reports and discussions about this decision (see…

The NCAA and European Hockey

Where does the NCAA fit in with European hockey? For the second time in as many years, four NCAA Division 1 teams will arrive in Belfast, Northern Ireland to compete in the Friendship Four tournament this weekend. Just a few days ago, it was revealed that junior players from the Swedish club Frölunda were suspended or removed…

What about the CIS?

It’s time for a change Canada. It’s okay, change is good. The development model for hockey in Canada needs a renaissance because the trend is shifting in how hockey players are developed. The NHL has taken notice of the NCAA as a key route to develop players. In this year’s NHL draft, 45 players with…