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The USA Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2016

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The USA Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2016

In 1996, Team USA dominated the inaugural World Cup of Hockey suffering only one overtime loss to Team Canada in Philadelphia. Team USA lost in Philadelphia, but they would rally for back-to-back wins against Team Canada in Montreal. They set the tone early when coach Ron Wilson set up Joel Otto against his Flyers teammate […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey Final: Team Europe vs Team Canada Game 2 Live Blog

2016 World Cup of Hockey Final: Team Europe vs Team Canada Game 2 Live Blog

By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) Tonight could be for all the figurative marbles. Game two of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey Final has come, and Canada holds a 1-0 series lead over Europe in the best of three series despite playing their worst game of the tournament. Europe will need an exceedingly good performance out […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey Final: Team Europe vs Team Canada Live Blog

2016 World Cup of Hockey Final: Team Europe vs Team Canada Live Blog

By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) Live from the Air Canada Center here in good old Toronto, Ontario, we’ve got coverage of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey Final between Team Europe and Team Canada. No one expected this sort of match-up in the Final going into the tournament, especially not after Europe dropped all of their […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: Marchand scores twice, Canada beats Russia 5-3, advance to World Cup final

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Marchand scores twice, Canada beats Russia 5-3, advance to World Cup final

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) TORONTO — There was a moment, ever so brief, of fear near the end of the 2nd period in the Air Canada Centre. Forward Evgeny Kuznestov had given the highly-skilled Russian squad a 2-1 lead with 3:36 to go in the period. Canada was losing for the first time in the […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: Team Canada vs Team Russia Live Blog

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Team Canada vs Team Russia Live Blog

By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) The games finally mean something. It’s not that round robin play was totally meaningless; It wasn’t. But after Team Canada and Team Europe clinched spots in the semi-finals, the only two games that really mattered were Team Sweden vs Team North America and Team Finland vs Team Russia. And while both […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: USA vs Czech Republic Live Blog

2016 World Cup of Hockey: USA vs Czech Republic Live Blog

By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) Hello and welcome everyone to what just might be the most meaningless game of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. No standings are affected by this game, there’s no team that needs one of these two sides to lose in order to advance to the semi-finals, it’s just two teams that […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: Team USA vs Team Canada Live Blog

2016 World Cup of Hockey: Team USA vs Team Canada Live Blog

By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) Tonight is the big one. Everyone has been anticipating this match up between Team USA and Team Canada for weeks, and it’s finally here. Canada’s star powered skill against USA’s…um…grit, I guess? “If it comes down to 100% skill, they win. If it comes down to 100% grit, we win.” – […]

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Russia vs Team North America Live Blog

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther)  Live blog: Team North America vs Russia Final score: Russia 4 – Team North America 3 This was, without question, the most exciting of the six games played so far. Each team was able to generate dozens of quality scoring chances, and neither looked out of it at any point. Credit […]

Tortorella, Team USA Facing Uphill Battle In World Cup of Hockey

Tortorella, Team USA Facing Uphill Battle In World Cup of Hockey

By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) John Tortorella isn’t usually one to mince words when answering questions. That wasn’t the case on Saturday night, however. Following Team USA’s disappointing showing in their 3-0 loss to Team Europe to open up play in the World Cup of Hockey, America’s head coach held a much calmer demeanor than most […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: “Fast, speed, skilled” Team North America dominates Finland in 4-1 victory

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: “Fast, speed, skilled” Team North America dominates Finland in 4-1 victory

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther)  TORONTO — The conversation leading up to Team North America’s round robin opener against Finland was if they had the mental maturity to take on the top hockey nations in the world. But after a dominating performance from all four lines and a firm presence in goal, the under-23 squad cruised to a 4-1 […]

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