๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hilary Knight Named Inaugural IIHF Female Player Of The Year

American star forward Hilary Knight, who just a few months ago scored twice in 27 seconds with less than five minutes remaining in regulation to give Team USA their tenth World Championship title, was today awarded the IIHF’s inaugural Female Player Of The Year Award for the 2022-23 season.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Petri Kontiola To Retire Following Ilves Season

Finnish centre Petri Kontiola, a mainstay in the Leijonat system for two decades, today confirmed his retirement from hockey at the age of 38, following Ilves’ bronze medal victory over HIFK in the Liiga playoffs.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Megan Bozek Announces Retirement At Age 32

American defender Megan Bozek, a mainstay in both the premier North American women’s pro leagues and the Team USA roster for over a decade, today formally announced her retirement from the sport at the age of 32.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Ondล™ej Nฤ›mec Retires From Pro Hockey At 38

Czech journeyman defender Ondล™ej Nฤ›mec, a mainstay of both the Czech Extraliga and national teams, today confirmed his retirement from the sport, finishing his final pro season captaining VHK Vsetรญn of the Czech second division.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vasili Koshechkin Retires Following Metallurg Elimination

Following Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s elimination from the Gagarin Cup playoffs at the hands of Avangard Omsk, Russian goaltender Vasili Koshechkin, an Olympic, World and Gagarin Cup champion, announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 40.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Brianna Decker Retires From Pro Hockey

American forward Brianna Decker, a six-time World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, NCAA champion and unofficial member of the women’s Triple Gold Club with two Clarkson Cups and an Isobel Cup, today announced her retirement from hockey at the age of 31, moving into a full-time coaching capacity.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Five-Time Gagarin Cup Champion Danis Zaripov Retires From Hockey

Russian winger Danis Zaripov, a three-time World champion and record five-time Gagarin Cup champion, today announced his retirement from pro hockey, following the final regular season matchup for his club Ak Bars Kazan, in advance of the 2023 Gagarin Cup Playoffs.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Joel Lundqvist Announces Retirement At Age 40

Swedish centre Joel Lundqvist, a mainstay of both the Swedish Hockey League and national team for over two decades, today announced his retirement just shy of his 41st birthday, a year and a half after his twin brother Henrik hung up his skates.
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IHLC 2022 In Review – Men’s

The international hockey season saw a relative return to normal 2022, with both the Olympics and World Championships taking place amidst a pandemic, political turmoil, and a number of major swings in the balance of global hockey power.
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IHLC 2022 In Review – Women’s

After a relative return to normalcy in the international hockey calendar, the women’s circuit saw two major tournaments in the same year for the first time ever, with the IHLC contended at both the Olympics and Women’s World Championship, and twenty one games total over the course of 2022.
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IIHF Hall Of Fame Announces 2023 Inductees

The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2023, to be inducted at May’s World Championships in Tampere, Finland, with five different nationalities highlighting the class, as the IIHF will induct Henrik Zetterberg, Brian Leetch, Caroline Ouellette, Cristobal Huet and Jimmy Foster to the Hall.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Bรถrje Salming: 1951-2022

Less than two weeks after being honoured in front of his adopted hometown of Toronto, Bรถrje Salming, the legendary Swedish defenceman who helped clear the path for European-trained players to star as professionals in the National Hockey League, today succumbed to ALS at the age of 71 in his native Sweden.
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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‡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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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‡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‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Andrej Sekera Announces Retirement From Hockey At Age 36

Slovakian defender Andrej Sekera today officially announced his retirement from the Dallas Stars, ending a sixteen year NHL career that saw him journey across five NHL clubs, along with a World Championship and World Cup Silver medal. Continue reading

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‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ IHLC Classics: Crosby’s Golden Goal

From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” Today, in honour of not only Canada Day, but Roberto Luongo’s recent induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame, we feature the historic 2010 Olympic Gold Medal Game, where the heroics of Sidney Crosby and “Bobby Lu” won Canada their eighth Olympic Gold medal.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย (OT)
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 28 February 2010

Canada has capped the Golden Games with the medal that matters, beating the United States 3-2 in an Olympic hockey overtime thriller at Canada Hockey Place.
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