International hockey players register (1st part - A and B)

Summer is usually ice hockey’s dead season. But not this year. Hockeyarchives’ staff is glad to release the first draft of an unprecedented endeavour: with the help of renowned sports historians, we have started to build the most comprehensive database of international ice hockey players.

This database will feature a detailed profile of every single player who took part to an elite international tournament from 1910 on. To achieve this, we’ve combed through the archives of all IIHF competitions: World Championships (WC), Olympic Games (OG), World Cups (WCH), Canada Cups (CC), the European Championships (EC) of yore and even short-lived events such as the pre-WW1 Ice Hockey International League (LIHG) or the 1940s Winter Sports Week (WSW).

Players’ individual stats are displayed except when they’re unavailable, which is seldom the case. Moreover, if a given player has taken part to a tournament of lesser prestige (such as the B-World Championships), we provide his stats recorded during this tourney as well. In addition, personal profiles are completed with biographical data and a short curriculum – written both in English and in French.

After months of relentless work, we’re able and proud to publish the contents related to players whose names start with ‘A’ and ‘B’. The remaining letters will be disclosed sooner or later. The sooner the better, of course, and this is why we need you.

This ambitious project is based on the goodwill of a few hockey fans. We know we’re not alone to share a passion for the puck so if you feel confident enough in English, French and HTML programming (we’ll give you a hand with that last one), feel free to contact Marc Branchu (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) or Sebastien Bernard (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). Every help is welcome.

Browsing through the database, you may be confronted with loading problems, dead links or, why not, an occasional mistake or incomplete information. Whatever the case, send your remarks to Sebastien and Marc, you now know where to find them.

Shortly, you will find here a foreword by the co-author of this international project.

Click here to access letter A and letter B.