The New York Rangers have been slapped with a $250,000 fine for calling on the NHL to take proper action against a notorious thug who carried out cowardly assaults on two Russian stars – while the offender was docked just $5,000.
Notorious hockey brawler Tom Wilson has been accused of a "horrifying act of violence" by the New York Rangers after hitting Pavel Buchnevich to the back of the neck and body-slamming Artemi Panarin, ending the winger's season.
Team Russia survived the dismissal of their inspirational captain for 10 minutes to earn a sensational win over hosts the USA at the IIHF World Under-18 Ice Hockey Championship, coming back from 5-1 down in the curtain-raiser.
A visa wrangle that saw the president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) accuse the US of “violating international rules” has ended with a reprieve for a hockey ace, allowing him to feature in a showpiece with a week to spare.
The president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Stanislav Pozdnyakov, said that the US had “violated international rules” by refusing to give a Russian ice hockey player a visa before the upcoming world championship.
A member of the Russian national hockey team, Avangard Omsk captain Alexei Emelin, who was hospitalized in Kazan, has been transported to Moscow in critical condition, with his diagnosis remaining unrevealed.
Former TV hockey host Ulyana Trigubchak has said footballers can masturbate on the pitch as long as they win, holding forth on Russia captain Artem Dzyuba's sex scandal and a wide range of other issues on her new Instagram show.
Russian world champion gymnast Daria Dmitrieva has admitted that she was driven "crazy" by ex-husband Alexander Radulov's messages to other women during their two-year marriage, adding that she loved spending his hefty NHL wages.