Ice Hockey

United States reach Women's World Championship semi-final by thrashing Russia

By Liam Morgan

The United States sealed their semi-final berth with a commanding 9-2 win over Russia in MalmoJocelyne Lamoureux hit a hat-trick as the United States booked their place in the semi-finals of the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship with a 9-2 thrashing of Russia at the Malmö Isstadion.

Japan earn another shock win to edge closer to Women's Ice Hockey World Championship quarter-finals

By Liam Morgan

Japan claimed their second win of the tournament with a 2-0 success against Germany ©Francois Laplante/HHOF-IIHF ImagesSurprise package Japan took a giant step towards qualifying for the quarter-finals of the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship as they beat Germany 2-0 to claim their second successive victory at the Malmö Isstadion.

US avenge Sochi 2014 gold medal defeat with victory over Canada at IIHF Women's World Championships

By Liam Morgan

The United States beat Canada 4-2 in their opening match at the IIHF Women's World Championships in Malmö ©HHOF-IIHF ImagesUnited States got revenge for their Olympic defeat at Sochi 2014 by beating Canada in their opening International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women's World Championship match at the Malmö Isstadion.

Exclusive: World Cup will not affect NHL participation at Pyeongchang 2018, claims Fasel

By Nick Butler at the Gangneung Ice Arena

René Fasel has reiterated his confidence that NHL players will compete at Pyeongchang 2018 ©Getty ImagesTalks over whether National Hockey League (NHL) players will participate at the Pyeongchang 2018 have not yet been scheduled, International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) President René Fasel revealed, but claims the return of the sport's World Cup in 2016 will not impact negotiations.

Ice hockey qualification processes for Pyeongchang 2018 announced

By Liam Morgan

The IIHF have announced the qualification process for the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in 2018 ©Getty ImagesThe International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) men's world rankings after the 2015 World Championships will determine the eight nations who will qualify directly for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, it has been announced.

Denmark names chief executive for 2018 World Ice Hockey Championships

By Michael Pavitt

Enver Hansen has been the Danish Ice Hockey Association chief executive for the last 11 years ©AFP/Getty ImagesEnver Hansen has been appointed chief executive of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships, which will take place in Denmark.

World Cup of Hockey set for 2016 return after 12-year absence

By Liam Morgan

The World Cup of Hockey will return in 2016 after a 12-year absence and the event will be held in Canada ©Getty ImagesThe National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) have announced that the World Cup of Hockey will return in 2016 following a 12-year hiatus.

Swedish ice hockey star avoids ban following failed doping test at Sochi 2014

By Paul Osborne

Nicklas Bäckström has agreed to drop his appeal against an anti-doping violation at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesSwedish ice hockey star Nicklas Bäckström has agreed to drop his appeal against the International Olympic Committee's (IOC), following their claim he violated the World Anti-Doping Code during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Overtime winner sees United States break Canadian under 18 women's ice hockey dominance

By Paul Osborne

The United States have won the IIHF World Women's U18 Championships ©Francois Laplante/HHOF/IIHF ImagesJincy Dunne's overtime winner sent Buffalo's HarborCenter into euphoria today as the United States secured gold at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Women's Under-18 Championships with a 2-1 victory over Canada.
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