๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Ladislav Lubina: 1967-2021


Ladislav Lubina, the Czech winger who captured a number of medals for the Narodnitym throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, today sadly passed away from brain cancer at the age of 54.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ American Forward David Backes Retires As Blue At Age 37


American forward David Backes, who has seen limited playing time over the past two seasons due to recurring injuries, today officially signed with St. Louis for a day to retire as a Blue, ending his career at the age of 37.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ In Memoriam – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2011-12

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Today marks the anniversary of the tragic air disaster of Yak-Service Flight 9633 on 07 September 2011, that crashed near Yaroslavl, Russia, and killed the entire roster and staff of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL, and all but one of the flight crew members, when a pilot error caused the aircraft to fail its takeoff, running off the runway and crashing into a tower mast.

IIHF president Renรฉ Fasel declared the crash as “the darkest day in the history of our sport,” as fans from across the world, and in particular Russia and the eight other nations represented by team players and staff, mourned for the shocking and tragic loss. On this sad anniversary, TheIHLC.com commemorates this deep loss, and remember those who perished in the accident.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ NHL, IIHF Reach Agreement On 2022 Olympic Participation


After the NHL and NHL Player’s Association came to an agreement last summer to participate at both the 2022 and 2026 Olympics, pending negotiations with the International Olympic Committee and IIHF, today it was announced that NHL players will in fact participate at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, marking their return to the Games after skipping the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) – 31 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT)
Womenโ€™s World Championship Gold Medal Game
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Marie-Philip Poulin scored the golden goal at 7:22 of the first overtime period to give Canada a 3-2 win over the United States. It was Canada’s first gold medal at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship since 2012 and ended a run of five in a row for their adversaries.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 30 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Semifinal
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 30 August 2021

Canada did exactly what it had to do tonight against Switzerland and skated to a dominating 4-0 win to advance to the Women’s Worlds gold-medal game against the United States tomorrow night for the first time since 2017.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia, Latvia, Denmark Clinch Final Beijing 2022 Men’s Olympic Qualifying Spots


After nearly two year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Luxembourg and China in November 2019, four rounds of play, 36 teams competing and a global pandemic in between, came to a conclusion today for the final three spots in Beijing, with the spots being clinched locked up by Slovakia, Latvia and Denmark for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-0 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช – 28 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-0 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Womenโ€™s World Championship Quarterfinal
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Saturday, 28 August 2021

Canada defeated Germany tonight by a 7-0 score to advance to the semi-finals on Monday. They will play either Switzerland or Czech Republic, depending on the outcome of the final game tonight. With the loss, Germany will head to the 5th-8th placement games grouping which begins tomorrow.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vladimir Shadrin: 1948-2021


Vladimir Shadrin, the Russian centreman who starred on some of the most powerful Soviet squads of the 1970’s, today passed away in Moscow from COVID-19 complications at the age of 73.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-1 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 26 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-1 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Thursday, 26 August 2021

Canada scored early and often and defeated the United States emphatically, 5-1, to claim first place in Group A. They did it without their captain, Marie-Philip Poulin, but Jamie Lee Rattray stepped up and contributed two goals in the win.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Swiss Defender Severin Blindenbacher Announces Retirement At 38


Swiss defender Severin Blindenbacher, a mainstay on the Eisgenossen blueline for over a decade, today announced his retirement from the ZSC Lions at age 38.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Jan Suchรฝ: 1944-2021


Jan Suchรฝ, the Czech defenceman who anchored some of the most successful club and international teams in the history of the Czech hockey program, and is both a member of the IIHF and Czech Hockey Hall of Fame, today passed away at age 76.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 6-0 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 24 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 6-0 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Itโ€™s all history, all the time in Calgary. Hilary Knight scored her 45th career Womenโ€™s Worlds goal to surpass fellow American legend Cammi Granato for the all-time tournament record as the unbeaten U.S. thrashed the ROC team 6-0 on Tuesday.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jimmy Hayes: 1989-2021


The hockey world today was again struck with tragic news, as the news of 31 year old American forward Jimmy Hayes, a former NHL and international player who recently became a new father, had unexpectedly passed away in his home state of Milton, Massachusetts, USA.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 22 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 22 August 2021

So, we meet again! The defending champion U.S. blanked 2019 silver medalist Finland 3-0 in Sundayโ€™s late game at Calgaryโ€™s WinSport Arena.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 20 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Friday, 20 August 2021

With a dazzling 55-save performance, Swiss goalie Andrea Brรคndli made sure it wasn’t a cakewalk for the U.S. on Day One. The defending champions had to work hard for their 3-0 victory over Switzerland in the third game at Calgaryโ€™s WinSport Arena.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Long Live The King: Henrik Lundqvist Announces Retirement


Swedish goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, a Gold Medal winner at both the Olympics and World Championship, and the sixth winningest goaltender in NHL history after an illustrious 15-year career with the New York Rangers, today officially retired from hockey at age 39, after missing the 2020-21 NHL campaign after undergoing open heart surgery.
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IHLC Preview – 2021 Women’s World Championship


Following an eighteen month delay of no major international women’s hockey thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw one World Championships cancelled and another delayed, the puck is finally set to drop on the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship, the twentieth edition of the tournament, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, bringing the world’s top ten women’s nations in their first major competition since early 2020.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 6-0 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 18 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 6-0 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Exhibition Game
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Wednesday, 18 August 2021

The U.S. Womenโ€™s National Team defeated the Russian Olympic Committee 6-0 in its lone pre-tournament matchup ahead of the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Womenโ€™s World Championship at WinSport Arena this afternoon.
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