IHLC Results – Slovakia 2-1 Korea Republic – Apr. 25, 2018

 Slovakia 2-1 Korea Republic 

Exhibition Game
Easton Aréna, Piešťany 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

1st Period
11:46 –  PEN – Radunske, high sticking
17:35 –  PEN – Krištof, slashing
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Ak Bars Kazan Wins Historic Third Gagarin Cup With 16 IHLC Winners

Ak Bars Kazan made KHL history on home ice, upending the expected champion CSKA Moscow in only five games to win the 2018 Gagarin Cup, becoming the first team in the league’s decade-long history to win three titles (2008, 2009, 2018).
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Korea Republic Becomes First New Men’s IHLC Contender In 15 Years

In an international hockey world that seldom sees new nations emerge to contend for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, Slovakia’s IHLC win over Latvia today confirmed their next opponent will be the Korea Republic (South Korea), making the Koreans the first new team in 15 years to contend for the IHLC.
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IHLC Results – Slovakia 4-1 Latvia – Apr. 20, 2018

 Slovakia 4-1 Latvia 
Euro Hockey Challenge
Zimný štadión Michalovce, Michalovce 
Friday, April 20, 2018

1st Period
02:50 –  PEN – Jevpalovs, hooking
07:02 –  PEN – Hovorka, boarding
07:48 –  PEN – Bondra, high sticking
14:13 –  GOAL – Bakoš (Miklík, Hovorka)
16:37 –  PEN – Ševčenko, interference
17:42 –  PEN – Balinskis, high sticking
18:43 –  PP GOAL – Miklík (Kudrna, Čajkovský)
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France Clinches Final Spot In 2019 World Women’s Championships

France’s women’s hockey team has made history in the Alps commune of Vaujany, as they became the tenth and final team to clinch a spot at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship, becoming the first team to join the Top Division since the tournament expanded to ten teams in 2017.
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Ken Hitchcock Retires After 30+ Year Coaching Career

Longtime NHL coach Ken Hitchcock, who spent over three decades coaching many of the world’s top players on both the professional and international stage, announced his retirement from coaching the Dallas Stars on Friday, ending his career as the third winningest coach in NHL history (823 wins).
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Florida Panthers Confirm Radim Vrbata’s Retirement

The Florida Panthers confirmed that Czech forward Radim Vrbata would sit out the Panthers’ season finale in Boston, putting his 17 season career to an end, with stops in Colorado, Carolina, Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa Bay, Vancouver and Florida, along with stints with Liberec and Mladá Boleslav of his native Czech league.
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