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Rene Fasel Plans To Retire In 2020

MOSCOW, October 31. /TASS/. Longtime President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Rene Fasel told TASS that his decision against running for another presidential term was final and he would vacate the post in 2020.

Fasel first voiced his intention against running for another presidential term in November 2017. The new president will be elected at the IIHF Congress in Switzerland during the 2020 World Championships.

Ice hockey approved as part of program for 2022 Olympic Winter Games — IOC

"I have made a final decision that I will not be going for a new term," Fasel said in an interview with TASS. "I will be 70 years old and I think it will be the right time to stop."

"As for my possible successor - we will see as there is still some time," the IIHF president added.

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Controversial Goal In The USA/Canada Game At The Hlinka Gretzky Cup

from the CP at TSN,

An administrative decision by the organizers of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup ended up sending Canada to the tournament's gold-medal game.

Josh Williams scored twice, including the overtime winner, as Canada advanced to the final of the under-18 hockey tournament thanks to a controversial 6-5 victory over the United States on Friday.

Canada was credited with a goal on a shot by Dylan Cozens just as time expired in the third period. However, as there is no video replay available at the tournament, the goal stood, sending the game to overtime. Williams put away the winner 1:44 into the extra period.

"Prior to the competition, at the directorate meeting, it was decided there would be no video review because the three venues being used don't all have that capacity," said Hockey Canada president and CEO Tom Renney. "In the best interest of consistency and fairness throughout all three venues, it was decided by all teams — and signed off on — that the officials on the ice would make that call, as they did tonight.

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added 9:00am ET, from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

Logic and common sense lost a big one Friday night at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup Friday at Rogers Place.

Justice was not served. And the first edition of the event in Edmonton was soiled and spoiled.

With the clock registering 0:00, Dylan Cozens scored what appeared to be the game-equalizing goal to send the semifinal against the USA to overtime.

TSN video proved beyond an element of doubt that the puck had not entered the net before time expired.

The United States should be playing Sweden in Saturday night’s gold medal game.

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Let’s Get On The Jimmy Foster Bandwagon

I receive all kinds of emails, asking, requesting, advising etc.

Last night this one and since it is slow, let's get on the Jimmy Foster bandwagon.

I noticed your Website and would like to make a recommendation for the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Hall of Fame. I think the GOALIE of the 1936 Gold Medal Winter Olympic Great Britain Ice Hockey Team JIMMY FOSTER deserves to be inducted into The IIHF Hall of Fame. He stopped 219 of the 222 Shots He faced during the 1936 Winter Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament playing the GOALIE Position on a Great Britain Team that was often outplayed by its Opponents during those Olympic Games.

His Save Percentage of 0.986 is even Higher than those of Jack McCartan, Jim Craig and Dominik Hasek during their Olympic upset Victories. For any Goalie that has played at least 5 Games in an Olympic Tournament Jimmy Foster has the Highest Save Percentage and lowest Goals Against Average of any Goalie in Winter Olympic Ice Hockey History!

Could you put in a word for me to the IIHF for Goalie Jimmy Foster to be inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame? Thank You, Bob...

Joe Pelletier of Greatest Hockey Legends has the story of 'Jimmy the Pastor' Foster.

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Alex Ovechkin And The U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team Earn Awards At The ESPYs

ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been named the recipient of the Best Male Athlete at the 2018 ESPYS, becoming the first NHL player to win the award since the inaugural ESPYs in 1993. Ovechkin beat out Jose Altuve (Houston Astros), James Harden (Houston Rockets) and Tom Brady (New England Patriots).

Following a 49-goal season, Ovechkin won the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's top goal scorer for NHL-record seventh time. Ovechkin is tied with Bobby Hull for the most times a single player has led the NHL in goals in a season. This postseason, the Moscow, Russia, native captured his first Conn Smythe Trophy and became the first Russian player to captain a Stanley Cup champion. Ovechkin ranks first in franchise history in goals (607), points (1,122), power play goals (229), game-winning goals (102), overtime goals (22), shots (4,896) and multi-goal games (120). Additionally, since entering the NHL at the beginning of the 2005-06 season, Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals (607), points (1,122), power-play goals (229), power play points (436), game-winning goals (102) and shots (4,896). Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals since 1998-99 and shots since the 1994-95 season despite beginning his NHL career in 2005. Ovechkin, 32, became the second player since the 1967-68 expansion era to lead the NHL in goals at the age of 32 or older (Phil Esposito led the NHL twice in goals just before his 33rd and 34th birthday).

Ovechkin recorded his 1,100th career point (592g, 508a) on Feb. 15 against the Minnesota Wild and became the 61st player in NHL history to reach the 1,100-point milestone, reaching the feat in his 978th career game. Only 23 players required fewer games to accumulate 1,100 career points, with Jaromir Jagr (825 games, played on Nov. 30, 2001 as a member of the Capitals) the last to hit the mark in less than 1,000 games. Additionally, Ovechkin, who on Jan. 11, 2017, became the lone Capitals player to compile 1,000 career points (880 GP) and became the 26th player in NHL history to require fewer than 100 contests to move from 1,000 to 1,100 (98 GP).


LOS ANGELES – The gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team earned the 2018 ESPY for Best Game for its 3-2 shootout victory over Canada in the gold-medal game at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The team received the honored here tonight at the 2018 ESPYs at the Microsoft Theater.

The ESPYs (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) is an annual award show that honors sports and athletic achievement, both on an individual and team basis.

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A Bronze Medal For Team USA At The World Championship

HERNING, Denmark – Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass.) scored twice as the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team defeated Canada, 4-1, to win bronze at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship

With the bronze medal, the U.S. has now won a total of 12 medals in the event; winning gold once, silver four times and bronze seven times.

Nick Bonino (Hartford, Conn.) and Anders Lee (Medina, Minn.) also scored for Team USA.

Keith Kinkaid (Farmingville, N.Y.) made 21 saves in the win. 

added 1:22pm, Game highlights are below.

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Sweden and Switzerland Will Play For Gold At The World Championship

Sunday, the bronze medal game will be at 9:30am ET and the gold medal game at 2:00pm.

Switzerland beat Canada 3-2 and earlier Sweden beat the USA 6-0.

 

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A Disappointing Loss For Team USA

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – The 2018 U.S. Men's National Team outshot Sweden, 41-20, but fell in its semifinal game, 6-0, at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship

“Today’s outcome is disappointing, especially with how pleased we were of our play in the first and third periods,” said Jeff Blashill, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team. “I thought our effort was there but Sweden was able to capitalize on special teams and that was the difference. Our guys know there’s still a medal at stake tomorrow so now it’s time to pick ourselves up and find a way to win a hockey game.”

The United States (5-2-0-2/W-OTW-OTL-L) will play in tomorrow’s (May 20) bronze medal game against the loser of tonight’s Canada-Switzerland semifinal. Puck drop is set for 3:45 p.m. local time (9:45 a.m. ET) in Copenhagen at Royal Arena and will be televised live on NHL Network.

For the complete game recap, click here.

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Team USA vs. Team Sweden In Semifinal Game Of The World Championship

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Team USA Advances To The Semifinal Round Of The World Championship

HERNING, Denmark - Patrick Kane (Buffalo, N.Y.) scored twice and Keith Kinkaid (Farmingville, N.Y.) made 24 saves to lead the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team past the Czech Republic, 3-2, in its quarterfinal game of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship

“That was a great hockey game that could’ve gone either way and we’re thrilled to be moving on,” said Jeff Blashill, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team. “I liked our composure tonight and thought we had a number of guys rise to the occasions. We’ll enjoy this tonight before traveling to Copenhagen tomorrow and turning our attention to what we expect will be a hard-fought semifinal game.” 

The United States (5-2-0-1/W-OTW-OTL-L) will meet the winner of the Sweden-Latvia quarterfinal in the semifinal round on Saturday (May 19) at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen. The game, which will either take place at 3:15 p.m. local time (9:15 a.m. ET) or 7:15 p.m. local time (1:15 p.m.), will be televised live on NHL Network.

For the complete game recap, click here.

Game highlights can be watched below.

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Quarterfinal Games Today At The World Championship

Puck drops at 10:15am ET on the NHL Network for the USA/Czech Republic game.

Canada/Russia on at the same time on TSN and the NHL Network will show it at 2:00pm ET.

Finland/Switzerland and Sweden/Latvia play at 2:15pm today

 

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