Lost in the glory of gold medal victory for Canada Men’s hockey team was much credit for coach Mike Babcock. Despite taking criticism from fans and media alike, he stuck to his methods and Canada were the beneficiaries come Sunday. Babcock’s roster selection was vilified. No Martin St. Louis and Kunitz selected ahead of Giroux. … More Babcock’s Golden Plan
The best every Winter Olympic games coverage wise by the BBC, has come to a close with the last gold medal having been presented to the Canadian Men’s hockey team. With three BBC’s channels and online streams available, this was a real step-up by the corporation to show a games which is far less popular … More BBC’s Olympic Hockey Coverage (final musings)
Ted Nolan has had a difficult and fraught coaching career at the top level of hockey but having stayed true to himself and his beliefs, he’s made his way back into the NHL and earned respect from the hockey world. The well documented bust-up with Dominik Hašek in Buffalo, along with the GM John Muckler … More Hockey redemption for Nolan
Women’s (ice) hockey has come a long way in a short space of time. It wasn’t until 1990 that the first IIHF World Women’s Championship took place in Ottawa with Canada winning the inaugural event. In 1992 Women’s Ice Hockey was accepted as an Olympic discipline with the first tournament played in Nagano 1998. That’s … More Women’s Hockey is on the rise.
The coverage of Ice Hockey during the Winter Olympics by the BBC has been the talk of those in the UK on social media. One of the issues has been confusion over when games will be televised while not always showing the full sixty minutes or the games until completion. For example, while Slovenia were … More BBC’s Olympic Hockey Coverage
The fresh beginning for Great Britain men’s hockey team start’s here. New head coach Doug Christiansen, has named an initial 35-man squad for the IIHF World Championship to be held in Lithuania this April. The initial squad will be cut by eight for the pre-tournament training camp before being finalised at 23 players for the … More Doug Christiansen names first GB squad