The first half of the season is in the books. Lots of great hockey over the weekend. Here is the top hockey news for Monday, January 8th. Today’s stories feature Canada Golden Once Again, Team USA wins Bronze, Lias Andersson medal toss, Milan Hejduk’s jersey retirement, Alex Ovechkin closing in on a milestone, Golden Knights not slowing down, Rene Fasel’s mission, and Marc Bergevin is not ready to give up.
Top hockey news for Monday, January 8
Canada is back on top of the hockey world. Team Canada caps off a great tournament by winning gold defeating Sweden in the final game.
Team USA was out to prove something as they defeated the Czech Republic to win bronze.
One final point on the gold medal game. For Lias Andersson of Sweden, his emotions got the best of him as tossed his silver medal into the stands after losing and is getting lots of reaction.
Another member of the great Avalanche teams had his final day in the sun. Colorado retired Milan Hejduk’s number 23 Saturday night with former teammates in attendance.
Alex Ovechkin is best known for scoring goals is on the cusp of recording 500 assists.
The Vegas Golden Knights surprise season has the team sitting atop the NHL Standings to end the first half of the season.
IIHF President Rene Fasel is on a mission to have NHL Players at 2022 Olympics.
Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergervin is not ready to give up on the season just yet.