Bryz_Russia

2013 IIHF World Championship – Quarterfinals – USA manhandles Russia, Canada is heading home

5/16/2013 Finland-Slovakia 4-3 Vaananen 1+0, 14:40 TOI Kukkonen 0+0, 9:06 TOI Radivojevic 0+1, 15:59 TOI Slovakia’s struggles against Finland continue. Despite being down by three, the Slovaks found a way to tie the game. Juhamatti Aaltonen had the go-ahead goal, which ultimately was the game-winning one. Team Slovakia had some chances throughout the game but were unable to capitalize on any of them. Finland survived the final power play and they will face Sweden on Saturday. Russia-USA 3-8 Bryzgalov 20 SA, 16 SV, 38:12 Carle 0+0, 19:19 TOI, +2 The most entertaining game of the day took place in Helsinki …

Petr Hubacek

Czechoslovaks in Flyers Uniform – Petr Hubacek

It’s been a while since we’ve discussed Czechs and Slovaks in the Flyers’ system. Today, we’re going to talk about Petr Hubacek, who played only six games with the Flyers but is well known in Europe and has a bit of success with various teams during his career, including the Czech national team. Petr Hubacek was born in Brno and started his career in 1998 with HC Vitkovice, one of the best Extraliga teams during the 90’s. He played there only for two seasons, recording 27 points (11 goals and 16 assists) during a 73-game span. The Flyers selected him …

European Updates: 2.1.12

Hello, everyone! I would like  to introduce you all to my new column. It’s a weekly update on hockey from Europe. It’s not only about (former) Flyers in Europe but also about other news from across the pond. Teemu H does a great job providing updates over at BSH, and this column aims to add some supplemental coverage. Jakub Kovar gets the nod in Czech national team for Oddset Hockey Games along with Tomas Popperle. What does it mean for him? Both Jakub and Tomáš are fighting for the third goalie spot in the World Championship (after Ondrej Pavelec who …