Borna Rendulic of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche has done something no Croatia-born athlete has ever done before: Score a goal in the NHL. That's right, Borna is the first ever Croatia-born and trained player to not only play, but also score in the NHL. The 22-year-old was born in Zagreb and made his professional hockey debut in the 2006-07 season with KHL Medvescak at the … [Read more...] about Croatians Around the NHL: Introducing Borna Rendulic – Goals and Injuries
'Ice Fever' has struck Zagreb, and the KHL’s newest club, Medveščak, are on their way to their first playoff appearance. Medveščak’s debut season in the KHL has been a successful one. The club is getting ready to finish off the regular season, and is gearing up for the playoffs. The Bears officially achieved their post-season aspirations on Saturday when they beat … [Read more...] about Zagreb catches Ice Fever: Medveščak qualify for Playoffs
The NHL lockout forced the league’s annual Winter Classic to be cancelled this year, but half way across the globe, hockey is still alive outdoors. KHL Medveščak will head to Šalata on Friday night where they will participate in the 2013 Šalata Winter Classic, and play an outdoor match against the Vienna Capitals. The last time these two teams met outdoors was at Pula Arena … [Read more...] about KHL Medvščak Winter Classic 1:15 pm EST
KHL Medveščak were unable to hang on for the win on Sunday, despite scoring two first period goals. Nate Perkovich got the goal scoring started immediately after the opening face off. Ten minutes later, Francois Bouchard doubled the lead, but EHC Liwest Black Wings Linz answered right back a minute later. Perkovich would go on to score his second of the game to go ahead … [Read more...] about KHL Medveščak Vying For Top Seed
Zagreb’s KHL Medveščak have proven their worthiness and have clinched a spot in the EBEL playoffs. Despite a small setback last week when they lost to the bottom-dwelling HC Innsbruck, the Bears have been surging in the league and have been awarded a definite spot in the post season. They are now in the hunt for their first non-domestic league title. The Erste Bank Hockey … [Read more...] about KHL Medveščak playoff bound!
Day 99 of the NHL lockout, and there is no end in site. Europe, on the other hand, is continuing to bring the great game to the world, and Croatia’s KHL Medveščak is leading the charge. The Bears, who play in Austria’s Erste Bank Ice Hockey League (EBEL), are Croatia’s lone representative in European hockey. The team has recently been slated to join Russia’s KHL next season, … [Read more...] about Medveščak making a name in EBEL
No HNL this week due to the international break, but news still surrounds the league during its time off. Hajduk Split has been under a lot of financial pressure lately and fear that they will be forced to file for bankruptcy no later than November 1. No one, including the city of Split, want to take the financial burden of the club and and have left them looking for an … [Read more...] about HNL Break/KHL Medvescak Update
With the road to Brazil 2014 underway, leagues across Europe were given a break to give their players a chance to play for their respective countries. The HNL will resume play on Friday September, 14 when Dinamo faces Osijek in Zagreb. This match was also rescheduled from its previous date on Saturday September, 15 due to their first Champions League match on Tuesday. HNL … [Read more...] about HNL Break/KHL Medveščak Open Their Season With A Win