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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Canada defeats Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of World Cup of Hockey final

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Canada defeats Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of World Cup of Hockey final

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther)  TORONTO — Even with a poor performance beyond the first line and in net, it was business as usual for Team Canada as they defeated Team Europe 3-1 in Game 1 of the World Cup best-of-three finals. In front of an Air Canada Centre crowd that seemed far from sold out, the undefeated Canadians […]

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 […]

After Lackluster World Cup, Team USA Must Change Its Mentality From The Top Down

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After Lackluster World Cup, Team USA Must Change Its Mentality From The Top Down

By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) Team USA is stuck in the past. Long gone are the days of 1996, when Team USA was able to grind out a tournament win against Team Canada in the World Cup of Hockey. Even longer gone are the days of 1980, when a group of amateur hockey players came together […]

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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 […]

2016 World Cup of Hockey: Crosby, Canada nearly flawless in 6-0 win over Czech Republic

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Crosby, Canada nearly flawless in 6-0 win over Czech Republic

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther)  TORONTO – Sidney Crosby had just come off the bench when a loose puck in the opposing zone found his blade. He held it for a second before finding Brad Marchand in the slot for a one-timer that was wide right of Czech Republican goaltender Michael Neuvirth. Crosby, the Canadian captain who was […]

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

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

By Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) Live blog: Canada vs Czech Republic Final score: Canada 6 – Czech Republic 0 3rd period 7:19 – After Czech defenseman Jakub Nakladel gets a holding call, Canadian defenseman Alex Pietrangelo scores on a goal assisted by blue liner Drew Doughty and Tavares. 6-0 Canada. Fans are beginning to head for […]

Could Couturier be the Winger That McDavid Needs?

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Could Couturier be the Winger That McDavid Needs?

As the 2016 World Cup of Hockey gets started, we’re seeing all the pieces fall into place for each team. They’ve worked out the kinks in their lineups and they’ve showcased their team identities. Team Europe found a bit of a spark in Leon Draisaitl, After a rough start against the USA, Team Canada fought back and found […]

US, Canada Rivalry Shows in Exhibition Game

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US, Canada Rivalry Shows in Exhibition Game

While hockey is back on your television screens, the World Cup of Hockey doesn’t officially begin until the 17th. Until then we have some “pre-tournament” action. And what better way to start the season than a heated rivalry between countries? In the first day of pre-tournament hockey, an exhibition game between the USA and Canada felt more […]

The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 58 — 2016 World Cup of Hockey

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The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 58 — 2016 World Cup of Hockey

The Hockey Guys Podcast is sponsored by Just Dishin Hockey, who specialize in combining fashion with the great game of Hockey! Check out JustDishinHockey.com for more information! Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) and Chris Shannon (@ChrisShannon16) take a break from Week 1 in the National Football League to record the 58th edition of The Hockey Guys Podcast. The pair discuss […]