Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2019

The Hockey Hall Of Fame today announced the newest members that will join as the Class of 2019 on 15 November, with the most decorated women’s player in history, the first Iron Curtain star to defect to the west, and a pair of multiple Stanley Cup champions, who between them hold a number of International Hockey Lineal Championships, all to join the ranks of the Hall in Toronto.
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Riikka Sallinen Retires For Second Time At 46

Finnish forward Riikka Sallinen (previously Välilä, née Nieminen), an integral member of the Naisleijonat since 1989 who retired in 2003, but returned in 2013, today announced her re-retirement from professional hockey at the age of 46.
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Major Announcements Made At 2019 IIHF Congress

The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2019 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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Venla Hovi Announces Retirement After Historic Worlds Silver Medal

Finnish forward Venla Hovi, only a day removed from Finland’s shocking silver medal finish on home ice at the 2019 Women’s World Championship, announced her retirement on Twitter at age 31, capping a year of both Worlds silver and a Clarkson Cup.
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IHLC Results – United States 2-1 Finland (SO) – 14 Apr 2019

🇺🇸 United States 2-1 Finland 🇫🇮 (SO)
Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Sunday, 14 April 2019

Annie Pankowski scored twice, including the shootout winner, as the U.S. claimed a wild 2-1 victory over Finland in the 2019 Women’s Worlds gold medal game. It’s the fifth straight American world title.
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Hungary, Denmark Promoted To 2020 Women’s World Championship

Just days after France and Sweden were relegated to Division IA at the 2020 Women’s World Championship, their spots were claimed by long-time returnees Denmark and first-timers Hungary for the Top Division in 2020.
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IHLC Results – United States 8-0 Russia – 13 Apr 2019

🇺🇸 United States 8-0 Russia 🇷🇺
Women’s World Championship Semifinal
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Saturday, 13 April 2019

The hockey gods ordained that the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship would not witness back-to-back semi-final upsets. Sparked by Hilary Knight’s five-point night, the U.S. hammered Russia 8-0 to advance to Sunday’s gold medal game against host Finland, which defeated Canada 4-2 earlier.
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IHLC Results – United States 4-0 Japan – 11 Apr 2019

🇺🇸 United States 4-0 Japan 🇯🇵
Women’s World Championship Quarterfinal
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Thursday, 11 April 2019

The score was a little closer than expected, but the end result was what the U.S. needed in a 4-0 quarter-final win over Japan in Thursday’s first quarter-final.
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Sweden, France Relegated From Women’s World Championship

In one unsurprising development, and in another very surprising development, France and Sweden have been relegated to Division IA of the 2020 Women’s World Championship, with France going back down after their first trip to the Top Division, while Sweden is relegated for the first time in their history.
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IHLC Results – United States 10-0 Russia – 09 Apr 2019

🇺🇸 United States 10-0 Russia 🇷🇺
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Tuesday, 09 April 2019

U.S. captain Kendall Coyne Schofield and defender Lee Stecklein both scored twice as the Americans completed their perfect Group A run with a 10-0 pounding of Russia on Tuesday.
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