Forward Mike Grier, who played for the Oilers, Capitals, Sabres and Sharks during 14 seasons, announced his retirement Thursday.
Grant Sonier previews the action at the U-18 world championships in the Czech Republic this April, noting several key prospects and storylines to watch.
Craig Custance writes that the expectations are high for the U.S. team heading into the World Junior Championship, providing three key storylines to keep an eye on.
Lars-Ove Haraldsson checks in with European scouts and talent evaluators on some of the top European skaters playing with their national teams at the U-18 World Championships.
Gare Joyce examines NHL prospects Tyler Biggs and Jonathan Miller, complete with scouts' takes on both players.
USA Hockey on Thursday named the first 15 players to its men's national team that will compete in the 2006 World Championship.
Take a look at the four teams participating in the Memorial Cup, Canada's national junior championship.
Team USA was a goal away from winning back-to-back medals at the World Junior Championship. There is a way they can do it -- and do it more often.
Under the NHL-style leadership of coach Brent Sutter, the Canadian players never let up. There was never a moment of tentativeness, never questions of self-doubt or of focus en route to the gold.
With the NHL shutdown, Team Canada will have a full compliment of players for the World Junior Championship -- just like they did in 1995.
The Penguins will lend goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to the Canadian national junior team for the world championships in a few weeks, general manager Craig Patrick announced Sunday night during the broadcast of Pittsburgh's game at Calgary.
Martin Straka says he suffered a minor injury while playing for the Czech Republic national team at the World Championships in Finland.
The Minnesota Wild assigned No. 1 draft pick Pierre-Marc Bouchard to the Canadian National Junior Team Wednesday so he can prepare for the 2003 World Junior Hockey Championship that starts Dec. 26.