๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป IIHF Names Tampere & Rฤซga As 2023 World Championship Hosts


After stripping Saint Petersburg, Russia of hosting duties for the 2023 World Championship due to their ongoing invasion in Ukraine, today the IIHF announced at their annual Congress that hosting rights would now be split between to the last two hosts of the World Championships, with 2021 hosts Rฤซga, Latvia and current 2022 hosts Tampere, Finland hosting next year, from 12-28 May 2023.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France Promoted To 2023 Women’s World Championship


After two years of no promotion or relegation at the Women’s World Championship thanks to COVID-19, today France gained promotion back to the Top Division for 2023, for the first time in three years, after a winner-take-all victory over Norway on home ice in Angers, France.
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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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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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hockey Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of 2020 Following Delay


After a sixteen-month pandemic delay, the Hockey Hall Of Fame tonight inducted their Class of 2020, inducting five legendary players to their ranks with a number of tremendous international achievements.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Tardif Named New IIHF President, Fasel Inducted To IIHF Hall Of Fame


After a four-round vote to replace IIHF President Renรฉ Fasel after a 27-year term, Luc Tardif Sr. today was voted in as new President of the International Ice Hockey Federation, following stints as IIHF Treasurer and President of the French Ice Hockey Federation.
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IIHF Congress Approves Women’s World Championships In Olympic Years


After over twenty years of not holding the IIHF Women’s World Championship in years when the Olympics are taking place, today the IIHF Congress voted to allow for both tournaments to be held the same calendar year every four years, with the tournament moving from April to August in Olympic years, starting in 2022.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) – 31 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT)
Womenโ€™s World Championship Gold Medal Game
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Marie-Philip Poulin scored the golden goal at 7:22 of the first overtime period to give Canada a 3-2 win over the United States. It was Canada’s first gold medal at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship since 2012 and ended a run of five in a row for their adversaries.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 30 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Semifinal
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 30 August 2021

Canada did exactly what it had to do tonight against Switzerland and skated to a dominating 4-0 win to advance to the Women’s Worlds gold-medal game against the United States tomorrow night for the first time since 2017.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-0 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช – 28 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-0 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Womenโ€™s World Championship Quarterfinal
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Saturday, 28 August 2021

Canada defeated Germany tonight by a 7-0 score to advance to the semi-finals on Monday. They will play either Switzerland or Czechia, depending on the outcome of the final game tonight. With the loss, Germany will head to the 5th-8th placement games grouping which begins tomorrow.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-1 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 26 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-1 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Thursday, 26 August 2021

Canada scored early and often and defeated the United States emphatically, 5-1, to claim first place in Group A. They did it without their captain, Marie-Philip Poulin, but Jamie Lee Rattray stepped up and contributed two goals in the win.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 6-0 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 24 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 6-0 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Itโ€™s all history, all the time in Calgary. Hilary Knight scored her 45th career Womenโ€™s Worlds goal to surpass fellow American legend Cammi Granato for the all-time tournament record as the unbeaten U.S. thrashed the ROC team 6-0 on Tuesday.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 22 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 22 August 2021

So, we meet again! The defending champion U.S. blanked 2019 Silver medalist Finland 3-0 in Sundayโ€™s late game at Calgaryโ€™s WinSport Arena.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 20 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Friday, 20 August 2021

With a dazzling 55-save performance, Swiss goalie Andrea Brรคndli made sure it wasn’t a cakewalk for the U.S. on Day One. The defending champions had to work hard for their 3-0 victory over Switzerland in the third game at Calgaryโ€™s WinSport Arena.
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IHLC Preview – 2021 Women’s World Championship


Following an eighteen month delay of no major international women’s hockey thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw one World Championships cancelled and another delayed, the puck is finally set to drop on the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship, the twentieth edition of the tournament, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, bringing the world’s top ten women’s nations in their first major competition since early 2020.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Revised 2021 Womenโ€™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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ IHLC Classics: Wendell’s Winner Nets First Gold For Team USA

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 American Independence Day, we feature the first Gold Medal for the United States women’s team, captured in a thrilling shootout in 2005.

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 1-0 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย (SO)
Women’s World Championshipย Gold Medal Game
Cloetta Center,ย Linkรถping ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Saturday, 09 April 2005

Few team sports have been dominated so emphatically by one country as womenโ€™s hockey by Canada. Since the inception of the World Womenโ€™s Championship into the IIHF program in 1990, Team Canada won all eight championships leading up to the ninth Womenโ€™s World tournament in Sweden in 2005. Additionally, Canada had won the 2002 Olympic gold. The only blemish to Canadaโ€™s womenโ€™s record was USAโ€™s win in the 1998 Olympics.
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