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STAMFORD, Conn. – May 5, 2016 – NBC Sports Group will present extensive coverage of the 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship from Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia – NBC Sports Group’s sixth consecutive year covering international hockey’s premier annual tournament.
Live coverage begins tomorrow on NBCSN at 9 a.m. ET, when Team USA faces defending champion Canada to open up pool play in the tournament. NBCSN’s Team USA coverage will be highlighted by a matchup with Finland on Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m. ET, and a showdown with Slovakia on Monday, May 16, at 5 a.m. ET, to close out pool play. Last year, Team USA earned the bronze medal at the IIHF World Championships, defeating the host country Czech Republic in the bronze medal game.
from Nick Butler of InsideTheGames,
A decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to pay transportation or insurance costs for National Hockey League (NHL) players to participate at Pyeongchang 2018 has left a "difficult financial situation", the head of the sport's world governing body has admitted.
The IOC have contributed to costs for all five Olympic Games NHL players have participated in ever since they first appeared at Nagano in 1998.
They have now changed their stance, however, meaning there is far more pressure on the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the NHL to shoulder the financial burden.
“The IOC took the decision not to pay transportation and insurance costs for NHL and NHL players to come to the next Olympic Games," IIHF President René Fasel, who has led the body since 1994, told insidethegames during the SportAccord Convention.
"We had a meeting with the NHL last week and the prognosis is not really good.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today 12 players have been added to the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete in the 2016 International Ice Hockey Fedeartion Men's World Championship May 6-22 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The group joins Auston Matthews (Zurich Lions), a 2016 NHL draft eligible prospect, who was named to the U.S. Men's National Team on March 24.
Matt Hendricks (Edmonton Oilers), who captained the U.S. Men's National Team to a bronze medal at the 2015 IIHF Men's World Championship in Ostrava and Prague, Czech Republic, highlights the 12 players named today. Other players that have competed on a U.S. Men's National team previously include Nick Foligno (Columbus Blue Jackets/2010, 2009), Jake McCabe (Buffalo Sabres/2014) andConnor Murphy (Arizona Coyotes/2015, 2014).
from Jared Clinton of The Hockey News,
Gallant, 27, collapsed while sitting on the bench during a TV timeout in the second period of the Monsters’ weekend-opening game against the Toronto Marlies. Gallant remained down while he was attended to by medical staff, and after several minutes on the bench, he was placed on a stretcher and taken from the ice.
Shortly after Gallant was taken from the ice, the game between the Monsters and Marlies continued.
According to Lake Erie coach Jared Bednar, Gallant experienced a fainting incident.
“All indications are that he’s fine,” Bednar told THN’s Ryan Kennedy. “When he left here, he was up talking and walking around. They were going to take him to the hospital to run some tests and make sure nothing more serious was going on. We haven’t heard anything more than he’s doing fine.”
There was no immediate update on Gallant’s status, but before the start of the third frame the Monsters’ official Twitter account reported that he had left the building for further medical attention.
“We can report that Brett Gallant is alert and conscious,” the Monsters said. “He is currently being transported to a local hospital. We’re thinking of you, Gally.”
Watch the incident below...
The Hobey Baker Memorial Award announced today the 2016 recipient of college hockey’s top individual prize is Jimmy Vesey from Harvard University. The announcement came during the NCAA Frozen Four championship in a live ceremony held at historic Tampa Theatre in Tampa, Florida and aired nationally on NHL Network.
For Vesey (pronounced VEE-zee), the second time is a charm as he was a Hobey Hat Trick finalist a year ago when he led the nation in goal scoring. Two is a prominent number for the senior captain of the Crimson. For two straight years Vesey has been named ECAC Player of the Year, Ivy League Player of the Year, ECAC First Team all-conference and winner of the Walter Brown Award as the best American-born player in New England.
from the Ontario Hockey League, David Branch statement...
Toronto, ON – Based upon an investigation at my request by Terrence O’Sullivan of the law firm of Lax O’Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP, I am satisfied that Rolf Nilsen of the Flint Firebirds has on several occasions violated an agreement he signed on the 11th day of November, 2015, between himself and the OHL. Those violations are contrary to the best interests of the players, the Team, and the OHL.
In view of these findings, in accordance with the OHL Constitution, I have ordered that:
- Rolf Nilsen be suspended by the OHL from being involved directly or indirectly with hockey operations of the Flint Firebirds for five (5) years effective immediately;
- The Flint Firebirds forfeit a first round draft pick in the 2016 OHL Priority Selection (third pick overall);
- A fine be paid by Rolf Nilsen to the League in the amount of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00);
If it is determined by the League that Rolf Nilsen has violated this Order, the League may order Rolf Nilsen to sell one hundred percent (100%) of the ownership interest of the Flint Firebirds.
More tweets from Malamud...
The U18 coach has been fired, the roster is confirmed to be radically changed. This is the first Meldonium scandal in Russian hockey.
The ENTIRE Russian U18 roster is replaced with younger players one day before leaving for the Worlds. Biggest mass doping scandal in hockey.
via the OHL,
The Ontario Hockey League today announced the results of a review of an incident which took place in a playoff game played in Owen Sound on the 30th of March, 2016 involving the Attack and the visiting London Knights Hockey Club.
The incident reviewed was a checking to the head infraction involving player Max Jones of the London Knights Hockey Club and Owen Sound player Justin Brack.
Based on such review, it is the position of the League that player Max Jones shall be suspended for twelve (12) games effective immediately.
Watch the hit below...
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