Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dispatches from the World Championships

While North America's professional players continue on in their quest for the Stanley Cup, across the Atlantic in Slovakia the other championship of note for the Spring is taking place.

The 2011 IIHF World Championships continue on through until the Gold Medal game on May 15th, as sixteen teams work their way through the elimination rounds and on towards the sudden death finals.

Below items of note we have discovered on the championships, with particular dedication towards the efforts of Team Canada and Team USA.

The full review of the tournament can be found on our HockeyNation anchor page here.

May 14-- Putin promises firs-class worlds
May 14-- Finland, Sweden eye world hockey gold
May 14-- Time for no-shows to step up for nation
May 14-- Russian coach says Finland deserved victory in semifinals
May 13-- A player by player look at Canada at the IHHF World Hockey Championship
May 13-- Nicholson: Two years without medal at hockey world's totally unacceptable
May 13-- Canada makes another early exit at world Championship with 2-1 loss to Russia
May 13-- Hitchcock hoping for NHL coaching job
May 12-- Canada knocked off podium
May 12-- Canadians can't hold off Russian push
May 12-- Russia rallies to eliminate Canada at hockey worlds
May 12-- Finland blitz Norway to reach world semis 
May 12-- Canada turns to 'calm' Bernier
May 11-- Russians to crank up intensity: Hitchcock
May 11-- Familiar Foes
May 8-- With Canada and Sweden, it's heart vs. skill
May 8-- Dubnyk will be wary if Canada calls again
May 8-- Jonathon Bernier gets next start for Canada at worlds
May 8-- Team Canada remains fresh at World Hockey Championship
May 8-- Danish team robbed of computers, iPads, iPods at world hockey event
May 7-- Canada hangs on to beat Norway at worlds
May 7-- Canada edges Norway at Hockey worlds
May 7-- United States advances to quarter finals
May 6-- Canada rallies to top U. S. in shoot out
May 6-- Canada needs shootout to beat U. S. at hockey worlds
May 6-- Eberle, Nash rescue Canada in shootout against U. S.
May 5-- Canadian players thinking about keeping visors after world championship
May 5-- Jeff Skinner's breakthrough season continues at hockey worlds
May 4-- Mature Phaneuf impresses Team Canada brass at worlds
May 4-- Phaneuf leaving his mark on the world
May 4-- Phaneuf making presence felt at hockey worlds
May 4-- James Reimer expected to continue heavy workload
May 3-- Phaneuf's thunderous hit doesn't miss Swiss forward
May 3-- Canada needs overtime to beat Swiss at world hockey championship
May 3-- Canadians need OT to beat Swiss
May 2-- History has Switzerland believing it might beat Canada at worlds
May 2-- U. S. rallies to beat Norway at hockey worlds
May 1-- Canada demolishes France at hockey worlds
May 1-- Canada has no trouble with France second time around
May 1-- Canada crushes France 9-1 at hockey worlds
May 1-- Spezza brings 'real maturity' to worlds
April 30-- Stewart skates into big role for Canada at hockey worlds
April 30-- U. S. cruises to 5-1 over Austria, Finland beats Denmark 5-1 at hockey worlds
April 30-- U. S. and Finland begin worlds with easy wins
April 30-- Youngsters lead Canada over Belarus
April 29-- Germany shocks Russia

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