Host Finland outlasts Canada, completes ‘unbelievable’ run with world hockey championship title

Host Finland outlasts Canada, completes ‘unbelievable’ run with world hockey championship title

TAMPERE, Finland — Sakari Manninen scored on a power play at 6 minutes, 42 seconds of 3-on-3 overtime and Finland beat Canada 4-3 on Sunday for its fourth world hockey championship title. Host Finland completed an Olympics-world double after winning in China in February, joining Sweden in 2006 as the only countries to win Olympic … Read more

Finland, Sweden banning Russian league players from national hockey teams

Finland, Sweden banning Russian league players from national hockey teams

HELSINKI — Finland and Sweden will ban from their national ice hockey teams any of their players who appear in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League from next season. Both ice hockey federations announced their decisions on Monday, two days after the KHL season ended. “The position of the Finnish Hockey Association is that players playing in … Read more

Three-time US Olympic medalist Amanda Kessel joining Pittsburgh Penguins for one-year fellowship

Three-time US Olympic medalist Amanda Kessel joining Pittsburgh Penguins for one-year fellowship

Amanda Kessel is joining the Pittsburgh Penguins for a one-year fellowship that fast-tracks her for an NHL management role. “My dream is to work in a hockey front office, and when the Penguins presented this opportunity to me, it wasn’t something I thought was available — because it wasn’t available,” Kessel told ESPN. “But I’m … Read more

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has died at 62, team announcements

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has died at 62, team announcements

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has died at the age of 62. The Senators made the announcement Monday night. The cause of death was not immediately known. “It is with great sadness that the family of Eugene Melnyk and the Ottawa Senators hockey organization announce his passing on March 28, 2022 after an illness he … Read more