Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I think this is one of the weakest calls that I have ever seen, notice Matis didn't even go down till he realized I better drop to the ice and flail around so I can draw a major penalty.
This is the typical example of European hockey. I have to be honest, I have begun to tire of some of the on ice antics of the European players, during the 2013 WJC. That's not to say that Shayne Gostisbehere doesn't deserve a penalty for checking to see if Matus Matis is wearing a cup, but In my opinion this isn't worthy of an extra game. What do you think?
Friday, December 28, 2012
This hit will cause team Canada to play with only 11 forwards when they play the Americans on Sunday Morning. Two teams have now accused the Canadians of playing dirty. First it was the Russian's Nail Yakupov. Today it was the Slovakians that said the Canadians are dirty.
Like I mentioned earlier today, Slovak Center Tomas Mikus didn't like being run over by J.C. Lipon, “I think, in my eyes, the two hits were dirty,” said Slovak center Tomas Mikus. “It’s not good in a world championship. We accept clear hits but the hands were too high.“Really dirty.” I guess the IIHF found it dirty enough to warrant a one game suspension.
J.C. Lipon suspended one game by IIHF. Won't be eligible to play vs USA on Sunday.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 29, 2012
The IIHF has suspended Canada's JC Lipon one game for his hit on Slovakia's Tomas Mikus. #WJC2013
— Sunaya Sapurji (@sunayas) December 29, 2012
- Slovakia's Tomas Mikus pounded in the head by Canada's J.C. Lipon (ndgoon.blogspot.com)
In one of the odd plays of the day, Slovakia's defenseman Richard Buri hits Canada's defensema Dougie Hamilton. Buri was only given a two minute minor on the play. Team Canada scored on the ensuing power play with a goal by Morgan Rielly assisting on the goal were Mark Schiefele and Oliers star Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
Hamilton is a Boston Bruins first round draft choice who was picked ninth overall during the 2011 NHL entry draft. Hamilton plays for the Niagara Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League.
Canada Anthony Camara recieved a five minute major and a game misconduct for charging for his hit on Slovakia's Patrik Luza. The IIHF will not have a hearing for Camara.
My question to hockey fans is, do you think this hit warrants any supplemental discipline? I think the right call was made for this hit. I looking at the hit, I do think that charging is a good call, Camara kept his elbows down and didn't hit Luza in the head.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
With the NHL currently locked out, it's nice to see some hockey finally on television again... I have been watching hockey most of the evening and this was the best game from day one of the the 2013 IIHF WJC. Russia's Albert Yarullin scored at 4:50 of overtime to give team Russia a 3-2 victory against Slovakia. Slovakia actually tied the game with a goal from Slovakia's Richard Mraz with about 14.7 second left to force an overtime period.