• IIHF president wants NHL-sized ice surface at Beijing Olympics

    2 monthes ago - By TheScore

    International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel would like to see future events held on the smaller ice surface typically used in North America. "Our goal would be that in Beijing in 2022, if ice hockey's there, we will play on the small ice... and in Finland in 2022, we will play on small ice our World Championship," Fasel told the assembled media, including TSN , at a news conference in Vancouver on Saturday. "That should be our goal, that in the future we have the same size as they play here in North America," he added. The 2019 World Junior Championship in Vancouver and...
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  • World hockey has its eye on the smaller rinks used by NHL

    2 monthes ago - By Fox Sports

    Governing body of world hockey has its eye on the smaller rinks used by the NHL
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  • Excitement prevailing over safety with IIHF's desire for smaller rinks

    2 monthes ago - By Sportsnet

    VANCOUVER - I'll take smaller ice for 200 - by 85 - Alex.
    At a time when rising concussion awareness has some North American hockey people discussing whether the National Hockey League should move to a bigger, Olympic-sized ice surface, the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation dropped a bombshell Saturday morning in Vancouver.
    At his press conference on the final day of the 2019 World Junior Championship, IIHF president Rene Fasel said he prefers the smaller, North American ice. He promised to push international hockey to adopt the 200-by-85 foot surface - starting with two...
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  • International hockey competitions may move to NHL-sized ice

    2 monthes ago - By Sportsnet

    VANCOUVER - International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel has his eyes on the NHL and he likes what he sees.
    Fasel said the world governing body for hockey is considering moving all international competitions to smaller, NHL-sized ice surfaces. He believes the smaller ice can contribute to the fan's excitement and emotions.
    "More and more now when we are watching the games, especially the juniors here in Canada, maybe one of the reasons the tournament here is on a very high level, maybe, is the size of the small ice," said Fasel on Saturday ahead of the medal games at the world...
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