Germany makes it

Kuhnhackl scores late game-winner vs. Latvia

After missing out on Sochi 2014, the German men’s national team will return to the Olympics in PyeongChang 2018 after beating Latvia 3-2.

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Third-place finish for Austria

Power play leads to 3-0 win vs. Japan

After a disappointing start with two clear losses Austria bounced back on the last day of play with a 3-0 blanking of winless Japan.

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“We expect a tough fight”

Ehrhoff talks Olympics, NHL, Worlds on home ice

German defenceman Christian Ehrhoff is more than ready to protect his goalie in Riga, and his wallet.

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Vasiljevs knows Germany

Latvia’s coach wants to make Olympics again

Haralds Vasiljevs has again become Latvia’s national coach after 14 years. Four Olympic cycles ago Latvia qualified for Salt Lake City 2002 with him.

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Latvia rewarded

Japan battled hard in 3-1 win for hosts

Latvia set up a final with Germany in the Final Olympic Qualification group in Riga winning the three points it wanted in a hard-fought 3-1 win against Japan.

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German streak continues

Two games, two wins, 11-0 goal record

Germany’s impressive streak continues at this year’s Final Olympic Qualification after a 6-0 win against Austria to set up a final on Sunday with Latvia.

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Back after 39 years

Suhonen visited Riga, Vasiljevs long time ago

Riga has become a popular spot on the European hockey map with international events every few years and a popular KHL team.

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Live from the Olympic Qualifiers

New online channel bringing the games live

For the first time ever, the Olympic Qualification phase is being streamed live on the Olympic Channel, taking ice hockey a step further onto the global stage.

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Outskated, outshot, outscored

Host Latvia lands perfect start against Austria

Latvia took first place in the standings on the opening day at the Final Olympic Qualification Group E on home ice in Riga after demolishing Austria, 8-1.

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German goal fest

Japan no problem in opening game

Germany had a good start into the Final Olympic Qualification by opening Group E in Riga with a 5-0 blanking of Japan.

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Hunt is on

Three spots at grab for 12 Olympic hopefuls

Ready, steady, go! The hunt is on for the last three remaining spots at the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament in PyeongChang 2018.

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Fan favourite back home

Girgensons eyes PyeongChang 2018 in Riga

There’s no secret about Zemgus Girgensons’ strong bond with Latvia.

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Vasiljevs new Latvian coach

Beresnevs resigns before Olympic Qualification

With a few days left before hosting the Final Olympic Qualification Group E, the Latvia got a new national coach. Haralds Vasiljevs replaces Leonids Beresnevs.

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Busy summer for Rieder

Olympic Qualification, World Cup, NHL on agenda

Seldom before has summer been so busy for Tobias Rieder. He's one of up to 12 players who could play both the Olympic Qualification and the World Cup of Hockey.

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Succession succeeded

Tom Kuhnhackl follows into father’s footsteps

Nine months before co-hosting the World Championship in Cologne, another big trophy made its way to Germany as Tom Kuhnhackl brought home the Stanley Cup.

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Austria with Grabner, Raffl

Two NHLers commit for Olympic Qualification

The Austrian Ice Hockey Association named 29 players who will convene for the national team camp prior to the Final Olympic Qualification.

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Suhonen takes over

Austria names new coaching duo

Finnish veteran coach Alpo Suhonen, assisted by Roger Bader from Switzerland, will lead the Austrian men’s national team in the upcoming season.

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Groups OQ

Japan advances to Riga

With the three winners of the Men’s Olympic Qualification Preliminary Round 2 known, the groups for the Final Olympic Qualification have been announced.

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Olympic Qualification set

Belarus, Latvia, Norway host final events

The qualification for the 2018 Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament in PyeongChang 2018 is set. The final events will be hosted by Belarus, Latvia and Norway.

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