Category Archives: International Hockey
This update is all about the international play! With the Women’s Hockey Hockey league on break for now (games resume on December 18th), two Russian women’s national teams headed out on their adventures this past week. Usually, that means the senior team and the U18 team, but this time there was a twist; both teams were of the senior variety, as we got our first look at a Russian women’s “B” national team. Read on for recaps of how both teams did!Read the rest of this entry
High time for another update on recent doings in Russian women’s hockey! We’ve got some game recaps from the amateur and professional side of things, as well as the Russian national team roster for some upcoming games against North American opposition. So, without further ado, read on!Read the rest of this entry
In a recent post here, we talked about the KHL’s foreign-player rules, and I noted that one remaining area of confusion was the status of players from Belarus. Belarusan athletes competing on Russian teams had, up until this summer, been considered imports, and thus counted against the various leagues’ foreign-player limits. However, this past summer the Russian Ministry of Sport indicated that change would be coming, and this past week new regulations became official in the KHL: Belarusan players at Russian KHL clubs no longer officially count as foreigners. What does it all mean? Read on…Read the rest of this entry
As mentioned in the last post here, the Russian women’s national team was in four-nations tournament action in Switzerland a week ago, playing for the Chablais Hockey Trophy, and it went very well indeed. In this update, we’ll take a detailed look at those games, and check in on the Women’s Hockey League matches of the past few days. So read on!Read the rest of this entry
There was a whole mess of international hockey played over the last week or so, so time to get caught up on how the various Russian national teams fared. And there is a lot of catching up to do, with eight different squads of various ages and genders playing tournaments (the only idle teams were the men’s and women’s U18 squads, as well as the girls’ U16 team, which generally plays only the European Cup tournament every season). How did it all go for the assorted Team Russias? Very well indeed — read on….Read the rest of this entry
In the last update on Russian women’s hockey here, we took a look at how Agidel Ufa, Gorny Ukhta, and SK Sverdlovsk Oblast had come through the first halves of their respective 2018-19 Women’s Hockey League seasons. This time, we will check in with the other four teams in the league, as Biryusa Krasnoyarsk, SKIF Nizhny Novgorod, Dynamo St. Petersburg, and Tornado Moscow Oblast. And there is some international play upcoming (we have a Russian national team roster), and an update on the progress of the Russian U18 women’s national championship, so read on!
Ok, time to start getting caught up on things here, and we will start with international action from earlier this month. The Russian Under-18 Women’s national team made its second tournament appearance of 2018-19 in early October in Kuortane Finland, playing for the Kuortane Cup against the host country plus the Czechs and Norwegians (you can see the full Russian roster for the tournament in the last women’s hockey update). Read on, for a recap of that tournament, plus a look at the first round of the U18 amateur women’s club championship in Russia!
As promised, the second part of this two-part women’s hockey update! Yesterday, we talked about the recent games in the Women’s Hockey League; tonight we turn our attention to goings-on in Russian U18 women’s hockey, at all levels. Read on, for the opening results of the national championship at that age level, and previews of some quickly-upcoming tournaments!
Agidel Ufa players and coaches receive their gold medals as 2017-18 Champions of Russia in a ceremony on Tuesday.
We have hockey games to talk about! Both Russian women’s national teams (Senior and Under-18) played their first tournaments of 2018-19 late last week, and, well, fortunes were mixed. Read on, for full recaps of those tournaments, major transfer news from the Women’s Hockey League, a sneak preview of the teams that will take part in the amateur national championship, and some other notes!
Time — indeed, well past time — for an update on what has been happening in Russian women’s hockey this month! We are within a few days of the first national team games of the new season, we have a Women’s Hockey League schedule to consider, and there are some other bits of news as well. So read on!