🇸🇪 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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🇨🇿 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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🇷🇺 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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🇷🇺 🇨🇦 IHLC Classics: The Red Machine’s First Olympic Title

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 Russian National Day, we feature the Red Army’s first Olympic title in 1956, which saw the two most recent World Champions go head-to-head on the Olympic stage in Italy.

🇷🇺 Soviet Union 2-0 Canada 🇨🇦
Olympic Medal Round
Stadio Olimpico del Ghiaccio, Cortina d’Ampezzo 🇮🇹
Saturday, 04 February 1956

When the Soviets won the 1954 World Championship in Stockholm, their first ever international tournament, they shocked Canada and the hockey world. But by 1956, there was no shock factor heading to the Olympics in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
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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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🇫🇮 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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🇸🇪 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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🇺🇸 Ryan Miller Announces Retirement Following 2020-21 NHL Season

American goaltender Ryan Miller, whose nearly 20 season career set a number of records for U.S.-born goaltenders, today announced he will retire from the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks at the end of this current season, at the age of 40.
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🇺🇸 Boston Pride Capture 2021 Isobel Cup In Home-Ice Bubble

Despite entering the delayed NWHL playoffs as the fourth and final seed, the Boston Pride used unique pandemic circumstances to capitalize on home ice and capture their second Isobel Cup Saturday night, defeating the Minnesota Whitecaps in Boston to win the NWHL championship.
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🇨🇦 Hip Injury Forces Brent Seabrook Into Retirement

After a multitude of injuries, including surgeries on a shoulder and both hips, today Canadian defender Brent Seabrook announced his injuries will force him into retirement at the age of 35, ending his illustrious career with the Chicago Blackhawks, spanning fifteen seasons, three Stanley Cups and World Junior and Olympic Gold.
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🇫🇮 Mikko Koivu Announces Surprise Retirement At Age 37

After just seven games in Columbus, Finnish forward Mikko Koivu today announced his retirement from hockey after fifteen NHL seasons, noting his level of play was not up to his standard, just a month shy of his 38th birthday.
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🇺🇸 Lamoureux Twins Announce Joint Retirement From Hockey

At only the age of 31, American team mainstays and identical twin sisters Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux today announced their joint retirement, after an illustrious 14 year career with Team USA.
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