Hockey Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of 2022


The Hockey Hall Of Fame tonight inducted their 2022 Class, inducting five legendary players to their ranks with a number of tremendous international achievements.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Noora Rรคty Announces Retirement From Finnish National Team


Finnish goaltender Noora Rรคty, arguably the greatest goaltender in women’s hockey history, and a multiple World Championship and Olympic medallist, today announced in a shocking social media post that, at only age 33, she would no longer play for the Naisleijonat.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ P.K. Subban Retires Following 13 Year Career


Canadian defender P.K. Subban, a powerful offensive defenceman who became one of the most outgoing personalities in the National Hockey League, today announced his retirement from hockey due to recurring injuries at the age of 33.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Zdeno Chรกra Announces Retirement Following Illustrious 25 Year Career


Slovakian defenceman Zdeno Chรกra, whose towering presence (the tallest player in NHL history at 6’9) and dominating play terrorized NHL offences for a quarter century, today announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 45, following 25 pro seasons with Ottawa, Boston, Washington and the New York Islanders, ending his career signing a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป 2023 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2023 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Tampere, Finland and Rฤซga, Latvia, with the two previous Worlds hosts stepping in to replace Saint Petersburg, Russia as the hosts, who were stripped as hosts after Russia was banned from IIHF competition for their continued invasion of Ukraine.
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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‡ฆ 2023 World Junior Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship has been released, with the tournament set to return to being played during the holiday season in front of fans, with Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick hosting for Canada for the third straight year.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia Becomes Newest Women’s IHLC Contender


Just two days after Hungary became the first women’s hockey team to compete for the IHLC in a dozen years, today history was made once again at the 2022 Women’s World Championship, with Czechia stunning Finland in overtime of the quarterfinals, setting up a semifinal (and IHLC) matchup against the United States.
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๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary Becomes First New Women’s IHLC Contender In 12 Years


In an international hockey world that seldom sees new nations emerge to contend for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, a wild series of events on the final day of group play at the 2022 Women’s World Championship means that Hungary will contend for the IHLC, making the Magyars the first women’s team in over a decade to contend for the IHLC.
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๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Denmark Relegated, France Promoted To 2023 Womenโ€™s Worlds


In one of the most shocking developments in recent World Championship history, it is Denmark, in front of a home crowd in Frederikshavn, hosting their first ever Championship tournament, who was relegated on home ice, thanks to a literal last-second goal by Germany, sending them to Division IA in 2023, with France set to take their place.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 Women’s World Championship


After over a year and a half of no international women’s hockey competition due to COVID-19, the puck is set to drop on a historic Women’s World Championship in Denmark, as the IIHF for the first time is hosting the tournament in the same year as an Olympic tournament.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Kyle Turris Retires From Playing Career, Turns To Management


Canadian centre Kyle Turris today announced he is stepping away from playing hockey, moving into a management role with the Coquitlam Express of the BCHL, putting an end to his fifteen year professional career, highlighted by a World Junior Championship Gold and World Championship Silver medal.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Junior Championship (Take II)


After playing the 2021 World Junior Championship in a bubble, and having to cancel the original iteration of the 2022 tournament in December after just nine games due to an outbreak of COVID-19, the second attempt at the 2022 Championship will begin on 09 August in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, hoping to complete the tournament successfully with fans in the stands for the first time since 2020.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Jan Hlavรกฤ Announces Retirement From Hockey At Age 45


Veteran Czech winger Jan Hlavรกฤ, whose nearly three-decade career was highlighted with the Golden Goal of the 1999 World Championships, today announced his retirement from the sport at age 45, leaving the game with a Czech Extraliga title and four World Championship medals in hand.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dani Cameranesi Announces Retirement From Hockey At 27


American forward Dani Cameranesi today officially announced her retirement from professional hockey at the age of 27, capping an over-decade long career highlighted by two NCAA Championships, two World Championships and an Olympic Gold Medal.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Duncan Keith Retires From Edmonton Oilers At Age 38


Canadian ironman defender Duncan Keith today officially announced his retirement from the Edmonton Oilers, wrapping up a seventeen year NHL career highlighted by three Stanley Cups, along with a pair of Norris Trophies and Olympic Gold Medals.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Syomin Retires Following Farewell Charity Game


Following a charity game held in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk, Russian forward Alexander Syomin’s career is officially over, wrapping after 19 pro seasons in both the United States and Russia, a Gagarin Cup title and two World Championship Gold medals.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2022


The Hockey Hall Of Fame today announced the newest members that will join as the Class of 2022 on 14 November, with a trio of Swedish forwards, anchored by a Finnish defender and a Canadian goaltender, with numerous International Hockey Lineal Championships between them, joining the ranks of the Hall in Toronto.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Colorado Avalanche Capture Third Stanley Cup Championship


After finishing dead last in the National Hockey League just five years ago, the Colorado Avalanche have come back to the top of the mountain in the hockey world, capturing the Stanley Cup in six games against the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
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