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from Andrew Podnieks of IIHF.com,
Former players Saku Koivu, Uwe Krupp, Angela Ruggiero, Joe Sakic and Teemu Selanne, along with builder Dieter Kalt will be inducted to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2017.
Former Great Britain national team player and coach Tony Hand has been selected to receive the Richard “Bibi” Torriani Award.
French ice hockey executive and former player and coach Patrick Francheterre will be given the Paul Loicq Award.
The 2017 IIHF Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in Cologne, Germany on 21 May, the final day of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
continued, includes Uwe Krupp as a builder too...
from Pierre LeBrun of TSN,
Deadline, what deadline?
Despite the committee being quoted in October as saying Jan. 15 was a deadline for a decision on NHL participation in South Korea, an International Olympic Committee spokesperson said Friday there is, in fact, no firm deadline.
"There is no agreed final deadline, but we continue to work towards a positive outcome," an IOC spokesperson told ESPN via email Friday.
That matches with the responses to ESPN from the NHL, its players' association and International Ice Hockey Federation this week, which all said they didn't believe there was any firm deadline the IOC had imposed.
NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr has always maintained there was time past January to get a deal done, citing how late in the proceedings the Sochi 2014 agreement got finalized (July 2013, just seven months before the Winter Games).
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Dave Ogrean will retire as executive director of USA Hockey on August 1, 2017, but remain with the organization in an advisory capacity, it was announced today by Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey.
A national search for a new executive director will begin immediately.
from Pat Caputo of the Oakland Press,
It was a seminal hockey moment.
Canadian winger Nicholas Roy moved in on American goalie Tyler Parsons, and attempted a variety of moves. Parsons didn’t budge, standing his ground. The puck eventually just slid off Roy’s stick and meekly into the pads of Parsons, who immediately leapt to his skates, ripped off his mask and raced toward center ice where he was mobbed by teammates.
Didn’t hear about this? Didn’t know Parsons is from Chesterfield Township? Haven’t figured out this was for the gold medal in the World Junior Championships? Ah, don’t really know exactly what the importance of the WJC in the hockey world? You’re not alone. The game was buried on the NHL Network. Hardly anyone, outside of genuinely hardcore fans in this country, noticed.
It’s a big, big deal in Canada, though. The WJC is viewed in Canada similar to the NCAA basketball tournament here, minus the office betting pools.
If the script had been flipped, Parsons, who stoned five straight Canadians in a shootout in Montreal, would have stood as the biggest sports hero in Canada. Yet, even in his home state, Parsons remains relatively unknown.
I’m convinced hockey is the most undervalued and underrated sport in this state, despite Detroit’s nickname, “Hockeytown,’’ and the Red Wings’ recent position among the NHL’s elite.
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,
When American colleges go door to door, recruiting teenaged hockey players, they now have bragging rights over the Canadian Hockey League thanks to the United States’ victory in the world junior hockey championship.
“What it demonstrates is how good college hockey is,” says Mike Snee, the executive director of College Hockey Inc. “It speaks to the calibre and quality of play and player in NCAA hockey.”
The American team was loaded with college players as it earned the U.S.’s third gold medal since 2010, the most by any country in that time span. Canada, a team loaded with major junior players since the inception of the tournament, has won one gold medal since 2010.
The hockey world has been waiting for the Americans to arrive. They haven’t done so at the senior level in international tournaments — their lone title in the last 50 years was at the 1996 World Cup — but Olympic glory is probably only a matter of time (and continued NHL participation).
But bubbling beneath the surface — and beyond its vaunted U.S. national development program — is the rise of the U.S. college system as an important cog in developing players.
from Linday Czarnecki of LA Kings Insider,
The story was the rain, much more so than the Reign and Condors.
The AHL teams played through a downpour on Saturday night at Bakersfield College’s Memorial Stadium, a game that ended with the host Condors coming from behind to win 3-2 in overtime.
After a halt in the first period caused by an issue with the glass near the Reign bench, the two teams returned to play the final 4:53 of the opening period on practically a pond as the rain wouldn’t let up and the game simply went on.
from USA Hockey,
The U.S. rallied from a pair of two-goal deficits and Troy Terry (Highlands Ranch, Colo./University of Denver), for the second straight night, scored the game-winner in the shootout, as the U.S. National Junior Team beat Canada, 5-4, to win the gold medal at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.
Goaltender Tyler Parsons (Chesterfield, Mich.) made 46 saves and stopped all five Canadian shots in the shootout.
"What a terrific game between two fantastic hockey countries," said Bob Motzko, head coach of Team USA. "When we got together in Michigan for our camp this summer, there was something special with these guys. This team had great camaraderie, tremendous heart and always battled. This is a special group who will forever walk together."
The victory gives Team USA its fourth gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship, and tenth medal all time in the event. The U.S. is now 4-1 all-time in gold-medal games at the World Juniors.
Highlights are below...
Team USA wins the shootout and game. Final score 5-4.
The last save of the tournament...
First up is...
Columbus plays at the Washington Capitals on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; CSN-DC, FS-O, NHL.TV) with a 16-game winning streak, the second-longest in NHL history and one short of the record set by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins (March 9-April 10, 1993).
more at NHL.com
The United States and Canada will play for the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship at Bell Centre on Thursday (8 p.m. ET). Fans in the United States can watch live on NHL.com and NHL Network; Canadian-based viewers can tune in on TSN.
It will be the fourth time in the history of the tournament the countries will play against each other in the final.
continued at NHL.com
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