Luděk Bukač: 1935-2019


Just days after the death of Ján Starší, who built the Czechoslovak national team into a dominant force in the 1970’s, the man who helped carry the Czechoslovakian team through the 1980’s and Czech team in the 1990’s has also passed away, as Luděk Bukač today died at the age of 83.
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CSKA Moscow Captures First Gagarin Cup In Team History


CSKA Moscow, one of the most decorated clubs in Russian hockey history, today made history again by capturing just their first Gagarin Cup, sweeping Avangard Omsk with an overtime victory in their third final in four seasons.
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IHLC Results – Finland 7-0 Norway – Apr. 19, 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 7-0 Norway 🇳🇴
Euro Hockey Challenge
Kokkolan Jäähalli, Kokkola 🇫🇮
Friday, April 19, 2019

BOXSCORE
1st Period
07:58 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Laurikainen, delay of game
17:01 – 🇳🇴 PEN – Lindström, tripping
18:00 – 🇫🇮 PP GOAL – Ilomäki (Manninen, Hakulinen)
18:17 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Vainio (Björninen)
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IHLC Results – Finland 3-1 Norway – Apr. 18, 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 3-1 Norway 🇳🇴
Euro Hockey Challenge
Lappi Areena, Rovaniemi 🇫🇮
Thursday, April 18, 2019

BOXSCORE
1st Period
06:57 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Ruotsalainen (Lehtonen, Anttila)
08:04 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Manninen (Sund, Sallinen)
11:55 – 🇳🇴 PEN – Lindström, tripping
16:32 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Luostarinen, hooking
17:55 – 🇳🇴 PP GOAL – Haga (Johannesen, Holøs)
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Venla Hovi Announces Retirement After Historic Worlds Silver Medal


Finnish forward Venla Hovi, only a day removed from Finland’s shocking silver medal finish on home ice at the 2019 Women’s World Championship, announced her retirement on Twitter at age 31, capping a year of both Worlds silver and a Clarkson Cup.
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IHLC Results – United States 2-1 Finland (SO) – Apr. 14, 2019


🇺🇸 United States 2-1 Finland 🇫🇮 (SO)
Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Annie Pankowski scored twice, including the shootout winner, as the U.S. claimed a wild 2-1 victory over Finland in the 2019 Women’s Worlds gold medal game. It’s the fifth straight American world title.
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Hungary, Denmark Promoted To 2020 Women’s World Championship


Just days after France and Sweden were relegated to Division IA at the 2020 Women’s World Championship, their spots were claimed by long-time returnees Denmark and first-timers Hungary for the Top Division in 2020.
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IHLC Results – United States 8-0 Russia – Apr. 13, 2019


🇺🇸 United States 8-0 Russia 🇷🇺
Women’s World Championship Semifinal
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Saturday, April 13, 2019

The hockey gods ordained that the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship would not witness back-to-back semi-final upsets. Sparked by Hilary Knight’s five-point night, the U.S. hammered Russia 8-0 to advance to Sunday’s gold medal game against host Finland, which defeated Canada 4-2 earlier.
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IHLC Results – Finland 2-1 Denmark – Apr. 13, 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 2-1 Denmark 🇩🇰
Euro Hockey Challenge
Frøs Arena, Vojens 🇩🇰
Saturday, April 13, 2019

BOXSCORE
1st Period
07:13 – 🇩🇰 GOAL – Bau (Meyer, N. Jensen)
12:31 – 🇩🇰 PEN – O. Lauridsen, tripping
19:40 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Suomi, hooking
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