The International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Championship tournament started yesterday and, with nine rostered Colorado Avalanche players skating for five different national teams, there is plenty to keep track of.
When the schedule was released following the conclusion of the most recent NHL labor stoppage, the Colorado Avalanche were set to open the season against the Minnesota Wild and close it against the same Minnesota Wild.
The ballots are out for the 2013 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy and with 30 players to choose from, the honor could go to anyone this year.
On a national stage, with nothing to play for other than pride and bragging rights, the Colorado Avalanche came out on Sunday night and laid a hurting on the visiting St. Louis Blues in the first of a home-and-away series.
One team entered Friday night’s contest at the Pepsi Center in the midst of a six-game losing streak. The other one looked listless during a 4-1 loss at home.