๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ IIHF To Move 2023 World Championship From Russia


The IIHF today announced, that “out of concern for the safety and well-being of all participating players, officials, media, and fans,” that the 2023 IIHF World Championship, set to take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia next May, would be moved to a different location, due to Russia’s continued and deepening of invasion of Ukraine.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ryan Getzlaf Retires From NHL At Age 36


Canadian forward Ryan Getzlaf, the longtime captain of the Anaheim Ducks, tonight played his final NHL game after announcing his retirement following the end of the Ducks’ season, wrapping a seventeen year career highlighted by a number of team records, two Olympic titles and a Stanley Cup.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Mika Pyรถrรคlรค Retires Following Kรคrpรคt Elimination


Finnish forward Mika Pyรถrรคlรค, a mainstay of Oulun Kรคrpรคt for the majority of his twenty-two year pro hockey career, announced his retirement from the game following Kรคrpรคt’s elimination from the 2022 Liiga postseason, at the age of 40.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Boston Pride Capture Second Consecutive Isobel Cup


After an improbable season, marred once again by COVID delays, the Boston Pride improbably escaped the quarterfinals, upset the Toronto Six 5-1 in the semifinals, and tonight notched a come from behind victory over the PHF’s top seed, the Connecticut Whale, winning the Isobel Cup Final 4-2 to win their second straight, and third overall, Cup title.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Yeryomenko Announces Retirement Following Dynamo Elimination


Russian goaltender Alexander Yeryomenko, a two-time World Champion and six-time Russian league champion, today announced his retirement at the age of 41, after his club Dynamo Moscow was eliminated from the ongoing KHL playoffs.
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IIHF Announces Tournament Updates Following Russia, Belarus Suspensions


Just under three weeks after announcing that Russia and Belarus were banned from IIHF participation after the Russian-led and Belarusian-backed invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced replacement clubs for upcoming participation in the upcoming 2022 Men’s, Women’s and Junior World Championships.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Russia, Belarus Suspended From IIHF Competition, Hosting Rights


After a sweeping recommendation from the International Olympic Committee to remove Russia and Belarus from international sporting competitions, following their invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced a number of updates regarding their respective participation and hosting of future competitions.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Five Canadian Players Join Triple Gold Club


By virtue of Canada’s dominant Gold Medal victory in Beijing, five new players from Team Canadaย have now joined the women’s version of the Triple Gold Club, all adding Olympic Gold to their World Championship Gold and Clarkson Cup titles.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Recurring Injuries Force Tuukka Rask Into Retirement


After making a failed comeback attempt with the Boston Bruins this season, recurring hip injuries have forced Finnish goaltender Tuukka Rask into early retirement at the age of 34.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 Winter Olympics (Men’s)


For the second straight Olympics, the men’s hockey tournament will not feature NHL superstars (although this time due to COVID-19), making the Olympic tournament not necessarily a true “best on best,” but still a showcase of some of the world’s top talent looking to capture Gold and Olympic glory in Beijing.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 Winter Olympics (Women’s)


The seventh ever women’s Olympic tournament is set to kick off this Thursday, with an anticipated showdown once again between Canada and the United States likely to highlight the Gold Medal Match for the sixth time.
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IHLC 2021 In Review – Junior


Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hockey Lineal Championship only saw seven games of competition this year on the junior side, nearly a year apart, all in Edmonton, and cut short thanks to the outright cancellation of the 2022 World Junior Championship thanks to the Omicron variant.
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IHLC 2021 In Review – Men’s


With the international hockey calendar returning (relatively) to normal in 2021, the IHLC saw a flurry of activity throughout the year, bookended with stops on the Euro Hockey Tour, and a relocated World Championship in between. Continue reading

IHLC 2021 In Review – Women’s


After a tumultuous year that saw the IIHF Women’s Championship be cancelled for the second straight year, then revived in August, the IHLC finally saw a return to relative normalcy in the second half of 2021, in the lead-up to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
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Remainder Of 2022 World Junior Championship Cancelled


After the third game in two days needed to be cancelled due to positive cases on an individual team, today the IIHF announced that the remainder of the 2022 World Junior Championships in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada would be cancelled.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Remainder Of 2021-22 Rivalry Series Cancelled


After their scheduled matchup for 20 December in Saint Paul, Minnesota was cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, today Hockey Canada announced the final two games of their Rivalry Series against the United States, set to take place in early January in Alberta, have been cancelled as well.
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IIHF Confirms No Relegation From 2022 World Junior Championship


After a degree of uncertainty surrounding how the IIHF would handle the 2023 World Junior Championships after the bottom two division tournaments set to take place in January 2022 were cancelled due to COVID-19, today they announced no teams in the ongoing Top Division would be relegated in 2022.
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