Zuccarello's Norway to Olympics

Norstebo's late goal gives ticket to Korea

Mats Zuccarello's Norway will play in the 2018 Olympics in Korea, thanks to their 2-1 win over France. Zuccarello led the tournament in scoring.

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Kazakhstan closes with win

Starchenko's late game-winner against Italy

Roman Starchenko became Kazakhstan's hero as he scored the game-winner with 3:48 remaining. Kazakhstan beat Italy 3-2.

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Thoresen’s hammer

Forward looks forward to challenge in front of home fans

When coach Petter Thoresen wants to shake things up, he sends his first line back on the ice. Over the boards go Zuccarello, Bastiansen and Thoresen, his son.

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End for Huet? Not yet

French goalie looks forward to Worlds at home

“We want to show our country what a great game hockey is and what a great event the World Championship is," says France's goaltender Cristobal Huet.

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Hosts still in the race

Norway beats Italy, plays for top spot on Sunday

Norway stays alive thanks to a convincing 4-1 win over Italy. The hosts play for the group top spot in a game against France on Sunday.

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Patient France prevails

Two late goals give France a comfortable 4-1 over Kazakhsan

Everybody knew what was at stake. The winner would have everything in their own hands on Sunday. France looks strong thanks to solid 4-1 win over Kazakhstan.

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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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Kazakhstan shocks the hosts

Norway rallies back, loses in OT

Norway controlled the game, Kazakhstan scored the goals. Then Norway rallied back to tie the game in regulation, only to lose it in the first shift of OT 4-3.

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France squeaks by Italy

Da Costa wins game for Les Bleus in OT

France dominated the game but couldn't find a way to get around the Italian defense. Stephane da Costa fired the game-winner in OT.

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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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Thoresen’s first squad

OQ host Norway names 26 players

New Norwegian national team coach Petter Thoresen has named 26 players for his first squad that will convene in mid-August in view of the Olympic Qualification.

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Mr. Norway

Busy summer for Mats Zuccarello

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey will have lots of international flavour. Norway will be one of the nations with the presence of Mats Zuccarello.

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Nazarov stays

Will coach Kazakhstan and Barys Astana

The Ice Hockey Federation of Kazakhstan continues to work with Andrei Nazarov as the national team coach and Alexander Koreshkov as general manager.

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Groups OQ

Italy advances to Norway

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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Johansen leaves after 15 years

Thoresen new Norway coach as of June

His 15th season will be his last. Head coach Roy Johansen will leave the Norwegian national team and will be replaced by Petter Thoresen.

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