Lithuania looking ahead

Senior players invest in sport's future[more]

National team defenceman Mindaugas Kieras is now teaching a new generation in Lithuania. Photo: Thijs de Witte
VIERUMAKI – Fresh off a bronze medal at the Division I Group B World Championship and with a hungry generation of young players, Lithuania is building for the future with youth development as the top priority.

A decade of playing professional hockey abroad came to an... [more]

Learn to teach

Puck-stopping Pretoria teenager breaks new ground[more]

South Africa's National team goalie and up-and-coming goalie coach Marcello Strydom (right). Here together with compatriot Ryan Boyd, goalie at the 2015 IIHF Development camp. Inset: Strydom at the 2015 senior Division IIB Worlds. Photo: Toni Saarinen
VIERUMAKI - He represented South Africa at three separate World Championships last season, but 17-year-old Marcello Strydom is finding himself wrestling with the decision of... [more]

The rise of the dragon

Chinese women eye comeback[more]

Former Chinese women’s national team captain Rui Sun is working for a brighter future for China's women's hockey program and learns at the 2015 IIHF Hockey Development Camp in Vierumaki. Photo: Toni Saarinen
VIERUMAKI – Following a number of barren years, former national team captain Rui Sun is aiming to revive Chinese women's hockey back to its former glory.

In 1992, a... [more]

Lillehammer calling

Skill Challenge fulfils dreams of 30 young athletes[more]

VIERUMAKI – Competitors were kept at the edge of their seats until the end as... [more]

Halfway there

Global Skills Challenge Summit, day 1 completed[more]

VIERUMAKI – With half of the skills at the Global Skills Challenge Summit... [more]

Narrowing the Gulf

Oman and Qatar first-timers at Development Camp[more]

VIERUMAKI – With hockey breaking ground in the Persian Gulf region, Oman and... [more]



Connecting people

From Vierumaki to Vilnius

Skills competition goes global

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