🇸🇪 Niklas Hjalmarsson Retires From NHL, Tre Kronor At Age 34


Swedish stay-at-home defender Niklas Hjalmarsson, one of the best defensive defencemen of the modern era, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and Olympic Silver medalist for Sweden, today confirmed his retirement from hockey at age 34.
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🇨🇦 Revised 2021 Women’s World Championship Schedule Released


After having to delay for a year following the 2019-20 outbreak of the COVID-19 virus across the world, delaying another month to meet Canadian quarantine protocols, and finally delaying another three months due to a last-minute cancellation by the Nova Scotia government, today the IIHF announced the schedule for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, set to open up on 20 August after no international women’s hockey tournaments for two and a half years.
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🇨🇿 Jiří Novotný Retires From NLA At Age 37


Czech centre Jiří Novotný, a journeyman forward whose career took him across a dozen teams on three continents over a twenty year career, today announced his retirement from pro hockey at the age of 37, after his third and final season in the Swiss National League A.
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🇫🇮 Pekka Rinne Retires As Winningest Finnish Goalie In NHL History


Finnish netminder Pekka Rinne, whose 13-year pro career saw him become the winningest Finnish goaltender in NHL history, today announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 38, spending his entire pro career with the Nashville Predators.
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🇺🇸 Tampa Bay Lightning Repeat As Stanley Cup Champions


Unlike having to win their 2020 title in front of an empty arena 4,500 kilometres from home, the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight repeated as Stanley Cup champions, defeating the Montréal Canadiens 1-0 to win their third Stanley Cup in Game Five of the Finals in front of a packed Tampa crowd.
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🇱🇻 Matīss Kivlenieks: 1996-2021


The hockey world today was struck with a tragic blow as news from Latvia emerged that Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matīss Kivlenieks had unexpectedly passed away following a reported accidental injury at only the age of 24 in Novi, Michigan, USA.
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🇷🇺 Sergei Mozyakin Retires As KHL’s All-Time Leading Scorer


Russian forward Sergei Mozyakin, who spent his entire pro career in his native Russia and holds a number of KHL scoring records throughout his 20+ year career, in addition to a number of international Gold medals, today announced his retirement from Metallurg Magnitogorsk at the age of 40.
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🇸🇪 Viktor Fasth Announces Retirement Following World Championships


After a season that saw World Champion Swedish goaltender Viktor Fasth celebrate the highest of highs with a second SHL championship, followed by the worst performance by Tre Kronor at the IIHF World Championships since 1937, Fasth today announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 38.
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🇸🇪 Fredrik Pettersson Retires At 33 After Long International Career


Swedish winger Fredrik Pettersson, a World Champion with Tre Kronor and a Continental Cup champion with pro stops across seven countries, today announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 33.
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🇬🇧 Great Britain Contends For IHLC For First Time In Decades


Despite being one of the four founders of the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1908, and an early dominant player in international hockey, Saturday saw Great Britain’s national team compete for the IHLC for the first time in 28 years, and for the first time at a World Championship in 59 years. Continue reading

🇫🇮 Jussi Jokinen Announces Retirement Following 21 Year Pro Career


Finnish forward Jussi Jokinen, a journeyman forward in the professional ranks who was a constant on the Leijonat roster, today announced his retirement following the end of the Liiga season, capping a 21 year professional career across eleven teams in four countries.
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🇺🇸 Multiple Gold Medallist Kacey Bellamy Retires From Team USA


American defender Kacey Bellamy, one of the most decorated medallists in American hockey history, today announced her retirement from hockey at the age of 34, leaving the sport behind with a staggering 23 medals to her name.
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IHLC Preview – 2021 World Championship


After a year away during one of the most tumultuous years in human history, with a pandemic and political strife seeing a year-long delay and a change in venue, the international hockey calendar sees some sense of normalcy return with the resurgence of the IIHF World Championship, set to take place this year in Rīga, Latvia.
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🇸🇪 Dick Axelsson Retires From Djurgårdens, Tre Kronor


Swedish winger Dick Axelsson, a domestic star with two Elitserien titles and a World Championship Gold Medal to boot, today announced his retirement from the spot at the age of 34 following his third pro season with Djurgårdens IF.
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🇸🇪 Johanna Olofsson Retires From SDHL At Age 29


Swedish defender Johanna Olofsson, a member of the national team for the past eleven years and a two-time Swedish champion, announced her retirement from hockey at the age of 29, following her second Swedish Cup championship.
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🇨🇦 IIHF Schedules Tentative New 2021 Women’s World Championship Dates


Just nine days after the Nova Scotia government announced the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship would be cancelled due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the province, the IIHF announced tentative rescheduled dates for the tournament later in summer 2021.
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🇨🇿 Jaroslav Bednář Announces Retirement At Age 44


Czech winger Jaroslav Bednář, a part of the Czech Extraliga and Narodnitym since 1994, announced his retirement from pro hockey following HC Slavia Praha’s elimination from the Chance Liga playoffs at the age of 44, ending a remarkable 27 season career played across the globe.
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