After a few months of relative peace on the international hockey front, and even the return of international competition as recently as two weeks ago, the IIHF today announced that a number of international tournaments will be cancelled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Danish defender Stefan Lassen today announced his retirement from hockey at age 35, after spending last season with Almtuna of the Swedish second division, wrapping up a 19 year professional career.
Russian forward Alexander Svitov, known for his grinding style and aggressive physicality, today announced his retirement from pro hockey at age 38, after spending his final season in 2019-20 with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Continue reading
10:37 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Jeřábek, hooking
16:25 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Lindqvist, delay of game
16:34 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – Hronek (Nestrašil, H. Zohorna)
17:18 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Bristedt, tripping
18:18 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – H. Zohorna (Nestrašil, Hronek)
Czech forward Tomáš Rolinek, who captained the national team at three World Championships and to a Gold Medal in 2010, announced his retirement from pro hockey at age 40, after his final five seasons with Dynamo Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga.
From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” Today, in honour of State Day (also known as Den vzniku samostatného československého státu) in Czechia, we feature the first of three World titles for the Narodnitym in 1999, also featuring the first “Golden Goal” at the Worlds in 65 years.
The Czech Republic added the World Ice Hockey Championship to its Olympic title on Sunday with a 1-0 overtime victory over Finland.
Jan Hlaváč ended a pulsating afternoon of hockey when he raced into the Finnish zone and backhanded the puck past Miikka Kiprusoff at 16:32 of overtime, triggering a wild stampede off the Czech bench.
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Finnish winger Janne Pesonen, a regular on the Leijonat’s World Championship squads, today retired from pro hockey at age 38 after spending his final season with Kärpät of the Liiga.
The schedule for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship has been released, with all teams playing in a quarantined bubble without spectators in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the tournament set to begin on Christmas Day for the first time ever, while host nation and defending champions Canada opening on the more traditional Boxing Day.