Hall, Rinne, Hedman Highlight First-Time IHLC Winners At 2018 NHL Awards


The National Hockey League handed out its hardware to the best players in the world for the 2017-18 season in Las Vegas, with ten IHLC holders representing five countries taking home trophies.
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Tomi Kallio Announces TPS Retirement At Age 41


Finnish winger Tomi Kallio, a veteran of the NHL, SHL and Liiga, as well as the Leijonat, today announced his retirement from TPS of the Liiga at the age of 41, bringing his career to an end where it started over 20 years earlier.
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KHL Closing Ceremony Awards KHL’s Best, IHLC Winners


The KHL formally closed their tenth season tonight in Moscow with their annual Closing Ceremony, awarding the league’s top teams, players and executives for their performance this year, with finalists SKA Saint Petersburg and Ak Bars Kazan drawing in the biggest haul and thirteen IHLC winners taking home trophies.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 3-2 Switzerland (SO) – May 20, 2018


 Sweden 3-2 Switzerland  (SO)
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Royal Arena, Copenhagen 
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Filip Forsberg’s shootout goal lifted Sweden to a 3-2 win over Switzerland and a second straight IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship gold medal in Copenhagen on Sunday.
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Marián Hossa Confirms Hockey Career Is Over


Marián Hossa, sidelined for the entire 2017-18 NHL season due to a skin disorder, confirmed today to a Slovakian newspaper that his hockey career was over, and he will formally retire once his current contract expires in 2020.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 6-0 United States – May 19, 2018


 Sweden 6-0 United States 

World Championship Semifinal
Royal Arena, Copenhagen 
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sweden advanced to the gold medal game with a 6-0 win over Team USA, advancing to tomorrow evening’s final against the winner of Canada-Switzerland and the chance for back-to-back championship titles.
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IHLC Results – United States 3-2 Czechia – May 17, 2018


 United States 3-2 Czechia 

World Championship Quarterfinal
Jyske Bank BOXEN, Herning 
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Team USA edged out a 3-2 win against the Czech Republic sending them to the semi-final of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Riding the exploits of Patrick Kane and the goaltending of Keith Kinkaid, the Americans move to Copenhagen for the final four.
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China Granted Automatic Berths At 2022 Beijing Olympics


In a similar vein to the IIHF’s decision four years ago to allow Korea automatic berths to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, the IIHF today confirmed at their Annual Congress that the next Winter Olympic hosts, China, will gain automatic berths for the men’s and women’s tournaments in Beijing for the 2022 Games.
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Dave Henderson & Pierre Pousse Coach Final Game For Les Bleus


Dave Henderson and Pierre Pousse, who helmed the France national team’s bench together as head and assistant coaches respectively since 2004, today both coached their final game, a 5-1 loss to Switzerland at the 2018 World Championships, ending a remarkable 14 year streak of bringing French hockey back to the Top Division to stay.
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