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Tournament Breaks Across Europe; Ward Leads DEL Eagles

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 — A number of annual tournaments took place across Europe.  Here’s an overview of hockey around Europe, with updates on North American players currently playing in elite leagues there. Germany´s DEL: In the German Elite Hockey League the Mannheim Eagles are the leading team. In coach Geoff Ward’s first season (photo, right), the Eagles are dominating the ...Full Article

DEL Preview 2014-15 (German Elite League)

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 — Hockeytalk sees the Cologne Sharks and Mannheim Eagles squaring off in the finals, and we predict that current champion Ingolstadt might not be able to get ...Full Article

Center Mike Iggulden Joins DEL Cologne Sharks

AUGUST 12, 2014 — COLOGNE, GERMANY — Over the last two DEL seasons, the Cologne Sharks finished as runner up for the title, after losing in 2013 to the ...Full Article

Top German Player Leon Draisaitl Rated 4th Overall for NHL Entry Draft

MAY 29, 2014 — Team Germany’s early exit from the World Championships in Minsk, Belarus was disappointing, but center Leon Draisaitl is one of the few winners. From the ...Full Article

Not Quite Revenge, But Sweet: Russia Beats Finland for World Championship

MAY 25, 2014 — MINSK, BELARUS — The 78th World Championship was opened by Rene Fasel (IIHF President) and Belarus´ president Alexander Lukaschenko in an impressive ceremony. As always ...Full Article

DEL Semifinal Matchups and Picks

APRIL 4, 2014 — The German Elite League (DEL) is heading into its semifinal round.  Our man in Europe, Ivo Jaschick, previews the semifinals and looks back at the ...Full Article

Draisaitl One of Germany’s All-Time Top Prospects

A new German Star at the Draft 2014 One of the best German prospects is Leon Draisaitl who will be available for being drafted 2014 in Philalephia (25./26. June). ...Full Article

Uwe Krupp’s Life in Hockey

NOVEMBER 27, 2013 — COLOGNE GERMANY — Uwe Krupp started his career in his hometown of Cologne, Germany, with the DEL Sharks. After winning the German championship (1986), the ...Full Article

NHL First Round Draft Choices Who Have Played in Germany´s DEL

Here’s an interesting list courtesy our man in Europe, Ivo Jaschick:  NHL first round draftees who played in Germany’s DEL.  You’d be surprised how many NHL draftees have played ...Full Article

KHL: New Season, New Teams, New Countries, Big Olympics

SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 — The new hockey year in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) started the 4th of September with the finalists of last season playing the opener – ...Full Article

European News: Vasily Tikhonov Dies in Fall; Fedorov GM of CSKA Moscow Hires Torchetti

AUGUST 17, 2013 — News and notes from around European hockey.   TRAGEDY FOR THE TIKHONOV FAMILY:  Vasili Tikhonov (below, left), son of the coaching legend Viktor Tikhonov and ...Full Article

IIHF Chooses Paris and Cologne as Host Cities for 2017 World Championships

HOCKEYTALK NEWS — MAY 17, 2013 — STOCKHOLM — In Sweden´s capital Stockholm the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) decided that the World Championship 2017 will take place in ...Full Article

IIHF World Championship 2013: Scores and Updates

STOCKHOLM and HELSKINKI, Saturday, May 4, 2013 — The 77th IIHF World Championship started in Stockholm and Helsinki Friday night with some surprising results. Both hosts start the tournament as ...Full Article

Far East: KHL Expected to Expand to 2 New Cities

MAY 2, 2013 — In the coming hockey season the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) is expected to expand from 26 to 28 teams. A former Austrian Erste Bank Liga ...Full Article

Dynasty: Berlin Polarbears Win 7th DEL Title

APRIL 21, 2013 — COLOGNE GERMANY — the Polarbears won their seventh DEL championship in the last nine seasons – they are a true dynasty, enjoying a long reign ...Full Article

Dynamo Moscow Wins Gagarin Cup: KHL Championship Final Score Updates

Championship final: Dynamo Moscow Wins Gagarin Cup Dynamo Moscow (3. East) VS Traktor Chelyabinsk (3. West) Russian Champ 2013 It´s the fifth Gagarin-Cup which was won by Dynamo Moscow ...Full Article

KHL Playoff Update April 11, 2013

Championship final: Dynamo Moscow (3. East) VS Traktor Chelyabinsk (3. West) Game 1: Traktor Chelyabinsk 1 AT Dynamo Moscow 2 Game 2: Traktor Chelyabinsk 2 AT Dynamo Moscow 3  ...Full Article

KHL Playoff Updates April 7, 2013

Championship final: Dynamo Moscow (1) VS Traktor Chelyabinsk (0) Game 1: Traktor Chelyabinsk 1 AT Dynamo Moscow 2 Game 2: Traktor Chelyabinsk AT Dynamo Moscow Game ...Full Article

KHL Playoff Scores/Updates: Conference Semi’s (Updated 3/17/13)

KHL Conference semi-finals: East: Ak Bars Kazan (1) VS Salavat Yulaev (5) Game 1: Salavat Yulaev 3 AT Ak Bars Kazan 2 Game 2: Salavat Yulaev 2 ...Full Article

Eye on Europe–February 2013

Germany´s DEL The Cologne Sharks are Germany´s DEL front runner. The team was at the edge of bankruptcy three years ago and now are leading the DEL by three ...Full Article

Facts of Europe

          Spengler Cup 2012, Switzerland On New Year´s Eve 2012 Team Canada won the 86th Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland. It was Canada´s 29th appearance ...Full Article

Cologne’s Chris Minard Perseveres, Recovers, Succeeds

“Everything appeared yellow,” forward Chris Minard told Hockeytalk, remembering a hard check from three seasons ago while playing for the AHL Springfield Falcons during the 2009-10 season.  Although concussed, ...Full Article

European Roundup Nov 2012

by Ivo Jaschick | Hockeytalk.biz RISING STAR FROM TEXAS JOINS DEL Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn—tendered a qualifying offer by the Stars last June—signed this Fall with the Hamburg ...Full Article

NHLers Headed for European Leagues During Lockout

Tomas Plekanec (MTL) HC Kladno Czech Extraliga Jaromir Jagr (DAL)HC Kladno – Czech Extraliga Vladimir Sobotka (STL) – Slavia Praha – Czech Extraliga Jiri Tlusty (CAR) – HC Kladno ...Full Article

Remembering Yaroslavl Lokomotiv One Year After

by Ivo Jaschick | Hockeytalk.biz Editor’s Note: Recently, my son, Brent, ended up on the same ice surface during house league at a rink in SoCal with one of ...Full Article

Ratushny leads Tigers to DEL playoff arena

MARCH 24, 2012 — STRAUBING, GERMANY — Home to the DEL’s Tigers, Straubing is a nice, small town in Bavaria, with a population of at about 50,000 people. This ...Full Article

Ratushny Leads Tigers to DEL Playoff Arena

MARCH 24, 2012 — STRAUBING, GERMANY — Home to the DEL’s Tigers, Straubing is a nice, small town in Bavaria, with a population of at about 50,000 people. This ...Full Article

European Roundup 2012

Russia (KHL – Kontinental Hockey League) After 40 gamesSKA ST. Petersburg (85 pts.)is not only dominating the Western Conference by 14 points and a goal differential of +55 they ...Full Article

Tumor Can’t Stop Goalie Robert Mueller

OCTOBER 31, 2008 — COLOGNE, GERMANY — Cologne Sharks Goaltender Robert Mueller, 28, is fighting the most important battle of his life, far worse than any well-placed shot or ...Full Article

DEL Preview 2008-09

Cologne Sharks and Berlin Polarbears headed for a championship final repeat Ranked by projected finish. Other rankings: Offense, defense, goaltending. Scale of 1-10; (10 highest) OCTOBER 8, 2008 — ...Full Article

Ladies and Gentlemen: The KHL (A Hockeytalk Classic Article by Ivo Jaschick and Josh Brewster)

Ladies and Gentlemen: The KHL Unlike WHA, money isn’t a problem; Players will contend for “Lord” Yuri’s Gagarin Cup AUGUST 31, 2008 — In 1972, the World Hockey Association ...Full Article

Berlin Polarbears Win 3rd DEL Championship in 4 Years; Cologne Sharks Win Silver

May 13, 2008 — The Berlin Polarbears are DEL champions for the third time in the last four seasons (2005, 2006, 2008). They finished second after the regular season ...Full Article

Finland’s SM-Liiga Playoff Preview 2008

1. Karpat Oulu The reigning champion and northernmost SM-Liiga hockey town is Karpat Oulu. With Janne Pesonen, Hannes Hyvonen & Michal Bros, the team has three players on the ...Full Article

Swedish Elitserien 2008

JANUARY 23, 2008 — The twelve-team Swedish Elitserien was founded in October 1975. For a victory after regulation a team gets 3 pts, 2 pts if they win in ...Full Article

DEL Roundup January 2007

JANUARY 2007 — GERMANY — In the year 2006, two shocking news items were dominating the German Hockey League (DEL): During the preparation for the Germany Cup `06 in ...Full Article

Two Canadian Goalies Shuffle Between Russia and Germany

January 4, 2007 — Cologne, GERMANY — Two of the best Canadian goalies to ever play in the Russian Super League started the 07/08 season in Germany’s DEL: TRAVIS ...Full Article

Iserlohn Roosters Likely Headed to 1st DEL Playoff Appearance

November 8, 2006 – GERMANY — This season, the “Roosters” had to change their coaching staff. The old coaching duo of head coach Doug Mason & assistant Clayton Beddoes ...Full Article

Cayman Breakaway Rocks the World

APRIL 5, 2006 — While the National Hockey League got back into full swing for the 2005-2006 season, and the 2006 Torino Olympics were crowning a new ice hockey ...Full Article