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FIN-SWE – Olympic – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF

Some things don't change. Riikka Valila, the 1998 Olympic scoring leader, had two goals as Finland beat Sweden 7-2 to advance to the semi-finals versus the U.S. Valila is the Jaromir Jagr of women’s hockey, the oldest player ever to...

KOR-SUI – Olympic – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF

Switzerland calmly trounced the Koreans for their first win, increasing their offensive output in each period, and handing the hosts another loss. Switzerland was unfazed by a roaring pro-Korea crowd, smoothly emerging as 8-0 winners on Saturday at Gangneung Hockey...

Nieminen’s quiet rise – Olympic

It’s funny how much difference one letter can make. For instance, the Finnish word for “baby” is “vauva,” and the word for “strong” is “vahva.” Right now, Petra Nieminen embodies both words. Every day, the 18-year-old forward is growing closer...

can-cze – Olympic – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF

The Czechs rallied twice to force overtime, then won the shootout, 2-1, on goals by Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar. Wojtek Wolski got the lone Canadian goal. Canada scored early and led, 2-1, after the first period, but couldn't put...

OAR SUI – Olympic – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF

After struggling in the group stage, the OAR came to life in the quarter-final. An emphatic scoring display shattered the Swiss, with Anna Shokhina starring. The Olympic Athletes of Russia finally found their scoring touch, putting six goals past the...

Corvi – Olympic – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF

When Switzerland competed in Vancouver 2010, Enzo Corvi was a fourth-league player watching the national team on TV. Now he has arrived at the Olympics himself. “I was watching every game on TV to see how our national team did...

u18 to OG – Olympic

Three players in the women's tournament arrived in Korea fresh from playing U18 World Championship hockey last month. We caught up with the stars of the future. Playing at the Olympics is always huge, no matter whether it’s your first...

SWE-GER – Olympic – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF

Iron Maiden’s classic song “Two Minutes to Midnight” came to mind when Sweden edged Germany 1-0 on Friday night for its second straight win. It took two minutes for Tre Kronor to draw first blood. And at this 21:10 start,...

FIN NOR – Olympic – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF

Norway struck first through Patrick Thoresen, but Eeli Tolvanen sparked a revival as Finland collected its second win in Gangneung. Eeli Tolvanen scored twice to help Finland overcome an early deficit and ease to a 5-1 victory against its Nordic...

Kovalchuk, Kaprizov shine

Ilya Kovalchuk would not be denied, not today. The sensational KHLer took control of this game, and Krill Kaprizov followed suit. The result was a convincing win in which Kovalchuk had two goals and an assist and Kaprizov...

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