Category Archives: International Hockey

Women’s Hockey Update: February 19th, 2019

Team Russia with the championship trophy after their recent tournament triumph in Dmitrov. (Image Source)

Lots of interesting stuff to get through in this update! The Women’s Hockey League regular season is nearing its end, and we’ll take a look at how the battles for the final playoff places are shaping up. And there’s a recap of the successful six-nations international tournament in Dmitrov last weekend, plus a very familiar name now playing in the amateur women’s league. Read on!

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Women’s Hockey Update: February 6th, 2019

Agidel Ufa (in white) and Dynamo St. Petersburg have both booked their tickets to the Women’s Hockey League’s post-season. But what of the rest of the league? (Image Source)

The 2018-19 Russian Women’s Hockey league regular season is heading into its final game, to be played in the middle and later parts of this month. And while a couple of teams have clinched their spots in the final four, there are still some places up for grabs. Read on, as we run down the league’s playoff races — and there’s some international news and an update from the amateur game as well!

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Recapping the U18 Women’s Worlds

Russian goalie Darya Gredzen, a major story at this year’s U18 Women’s Worlds, turns away Canada’s Maggie MacEachern during the tournament semifinal. (Image Source)

We’re back, and there is much to catch up on! Let us start with the U18 Women’s World Championship, which wrapped up in Obihiro, Japan, this past weekend. As the 2018 tournament had done, this one saw Team Russia play some excellent hockey at times, and produce some encouraging results, but come away empty-handed at the end. Read on, for a quick recap of Russia’s tournament, and some thoughts.

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Team Russia at the 2019 U18 Women’s Worlds

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It was a year ago, almost exactly, that the Russian women’s U18 team recorded the most famous victory in the program’s history, a 3-2 win over Canada in the opening game of the first ever Russian-hosted women’s world championship. That tournament would end in disappointment and a fourth-place finish, but it was a sure sign of progress nonetheless. So what can the team manage for an encore, when the 2019 U18 Women’s Worlds opens tomorrow in Obihiro, Japan? Well, read on for a look at the roster, and some thoughts.

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So Far, So Good

Team Russia prepares to face Czechia in their second World Juniors game. (Image Source)

Happy New Year to all! The 2019 World Juniors tournament, taking place in British Columbia this time, is through its round-robin stage and the knockout games get rolling this evening. How has it gone for Team Russia? Well, the post title contains a clue as to the answer to that question; read on, as we take a look at their four first-round games, and think some overall thoughts about their tournament to this point.

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Team Russia at the 2019 World Juniors (Updated)

Coach Valery Bragin goes over some tactics with his young charges prior to Team Russia’s first game on Thursday. (Image Source)

The 2019 World Juniors are upon us! The tournament, hosted this winter in the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Victoria, opens this evening, so definitely time to cast the eye over Team Russia’s roster and prospects for the event. The Russian lineup currently includes 25 players, 21 of whom are “for sure” for the tournament (23 is the maximum roster size, so Russia is keeping a couple of slots open in case of injury). Read on, as we take a look at those 25 players!

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Another International Roundup!

The Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg, as Russia prepare to take on Finland in last week’s Channel One Cup. (Image Source)

Just a month ago, we were checking in with a whole slate of international tournaments involving various Russian national teams, and here as the Christmases — not to mention the World Championship season — approach it is time to do the same again. This week or so has seen six Russian national sides get some tournament play in; read on, as we take a look at how they all did!

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Women’s Hockey Update: December 17th, 2018

The Russian Under-18 women’s national team prepares to take on Finland in Stupino this past weekend. (Image Source)

Lots to cover in this update, as we look back on a weekend of international hockey, along with a number of games in the amateur Russian women’s league!  It was mixed fortunes for the Russian “B” national team and the U18 side in their tournaments, but some history was made in the League of Women’s Hockey — read on!  

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Women’s Hockey Update: December 6th, 2018

Team Russia with the Buffalo Beauts at the conclusion of their four-game series on Tuesday.  (Image Source)

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!  

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Women’s Hockey Update: November 26th, 2018

Spartanki Moscow players celebrate a historic result last weekend in the amateur League of Women’s Hockey.  (Image Source)

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!

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