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‡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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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป 2023 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2023 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Tampere, Finland and Rฤซga, Latvia, with the two previous Worlds hosts stepping in to replace Saint Petersburg, Russia as the hosts, who were stripped as hosts after Russia was banned from IIHF competition for their continued invasion of Ukraine.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IHLC Classics: ล atan’s Pair Sends Naลกi chlapci To Finals

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 Slovakia’s Constitution Day (Deลˆ รšstavy Slovenskej republiky), we look back at Slovakia’s unlikely run to the 2012 World Championship Gold Medal Game, where they knocked off neighbouring Czechia to punch their ticket to the finals.

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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia 3-1 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
World Championshipย Semifinal
Hartwall Areena, Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Saturday, 19 May 2012

Miroslav ล atan’s second goal of the game, a beautiful short-handed marker early in the third, broke a 1-1 tie and led Slovakia to a 3-1 victory over the Czech Republic to give his team a place in the Gold medal game tomorrow.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Kyle Turris Retires From Playing Career, Turns To Management


Canadian centre Kyle Turris today announced he is stepping away from playing hockey, moving into a management role with the Coquitlam Express of the BCHL, putting an end to his fifteen year professional career, highlighted by a World Junior Championship Gold and World Championship Silver medal.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Jan Hlavรกฤ Announces Retirement From Hockey At Age 45


Veteran Czech winger Jan Hlavรกฤ, whose nearly three-decade career was highlighted with the Golden Goal of the 1999 World Championships, today announced his retirement from the sport at age 45, leaving the game with a Czech Extraliga title and four World Championship medals in hand.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Mattias Sjรถgren Retires From Rรถgle At Age 34


Swedish centre Mattias Sjรถgren today announced his retirement from pro hockey, retiring with a pair of league championships from Sweden and Switzerland, a World Championship Silver and Bronze medal, and capping his career with the 2021-22 Champions Hockey League title.
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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‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Syomin Retires Following Farewell Charity Game


Following a charity game held in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk, Russian forward Alexander Syomin’s career is officially over, wrapping after 19 pro seasons in both the United States and Russia, a Gagarin Cup title and two World Championship Gold medals.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2022


The Hockey Hall Of Fame today announced the newest members that will join as the Class of 2022 on 14 November, with a trio of Swedish forwards, anchored by a Finnish defender and a Canadian goaltender, with numerous International Hockey Lineal Championships between them, joining the ranks of the Hall in Toronto.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ IHLC Classics: Tre Kronor Sparkles In Stockholm

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 Swedish Sveriges nationaldag (National Day), and in light of Finland winning the most recent World Championship on home ice, we feature the last time the home team took home Gold, when Tre Kronor triumphed in Stockholm in 2013.

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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 5-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
World Championshipย Gold Medal Game
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sunday, 19 May 2013

Switzerland scored first, but hosts Sweden dominated the last 55 minutes to become the first home team to win Gold since 1986. It is the nation’s ninth World Championship Gold medal.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Valtteri Filppula Joins Triple Gold Club


The only player eligible to join in this year’s World Championship, forward Valtteri Filppula tonight joined Triple Gold Club by virtue of winning his second Gold Medal in three months with theย Leijonat,ย becoming the 31st male and first Finnish player to join the club, adding to his Stanley Cup and Olympic Gold medal.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (OT) – 29 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (OT)
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Sunday, 29 May 2022

Sakari Manninen scored at 6:42 of the three-on-three unlimited overtime with a one-timer on a power play to give Finland a thrilling 4-3 win over Canada to win World Championship Gold.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jason Spezza Announces Retirement From Hockey At 38


Canadian forward Jason Spezza, who maintained a high level of play throughout his 19-year NHL career, along with numerous stints with the Canadian national team, today announced his retirement from hockey, opting to join the front office of his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 28 May 2022


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World Championship Semifinal
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Saturday, 28 May 2022

In a hard-fought, back-and-forth semi-final clash, Finland defeated the U.S. 4-3 on Saturday afternoon in Tampere to advance to the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship final.
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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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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-2 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ – 26 May 2022


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World Championship Quarterfinal
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Thursday, 26 May 2022

Finnish cult hero Marko Anttila produced another big display in World Championship knock-out play, leading the host nationโ€™s fightback to beat Slovakia 4-2.
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