International Ice Hockey Federation

Yuji Iwamoto’s start

Japan’s goal is to go up

Published 24.11.2017 12:35 GMT+2 | Author Szabolcs Zavodszky
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Japanese head coach Yuji Iwamoto talks to his players at the recent tournament in Budapest. Photo: Laszlo Mudra
Yuji Iwamoto has taken over as the head coach of the Japanese national team and wants to get his young squad focused and pull in the same direction.


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Strong test for Japan

Lithuania finishes second in home tournament

Published 14.11.2017 17:35 GMT+2 | Author Martin Merk
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Japanese captain Go Tanaka and Lithuanian forward Daniel Bogdziul at the face-off during the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group B in Belfast. Photo: Tom Scott
Three of the teams participating in the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group B had their first tests of the season in November 2017.


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Kasparaitis back on stage

Plays first game for native country Lithuania

Published 11.11.2017 18:44 GMT+2 | Author Martin Merk
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Darius Kasparaitis played his first game for the Lithuanian national team on 10th November 2017 on home ice in Klaipeda against Estonia. Photo: Vytautas Petrikas
Long-time NHL defenceman Darius Kasparaitis for the first time represented his native country Lithuania on Friday in an exhibition game against Estonia.


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