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.
Category Archives: World Championship
🇷🇺 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.
🇸🇪 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.
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.
IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 5-2 Canada 🇨🇦 – 26 Dec 2022
🇨🇿 Czechia 5-2 Canada 🇨🇦
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Scotiabank Centre, Halifax 🇨🇦
Monday, 26 December 2022
Czechia scored three goals in the second period and came away with their first win against Canada at the World Juniors since 2013 (8 losses), stunning the favoured hosts by a 5-2 score tonight in Halifax.
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.
🇸🇪 Börje Salming: 1951-2022
Less than two weeks after being honoured in front of his adopted hometown of Toronto, Börje 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.
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.
🇸🇰 Zdeno Chára Announces Retirement Following Illustrious 25 Year Career
Slovakian defenceman Zdeno Chára, 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.
🇫🇮 🇱🇻 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 Rīga, 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.
🇸🇰 🇨🇿 IHLC Classics: Šatan’s Pair Sends Naši 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 (Deň Ústavy 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.
🇸🇰 Slovakia 3-1 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Semifinal
Hartwall Areena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Miroslav Šatan’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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🇨🇦 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.
🇨🇿 Jan Hlaváč Announces Retirement From Hockey At Age 45
Veteran Czech winger Jan Hlaváč, 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.
🇸🇪 Mattias Sjögren Retires From Rögle At Age 34
Swedish centre Mattias Sjögren 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.
🇺🇸 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.
🇸🇰 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
🇨🇦 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.
🇷🇺 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.
🇸🇪 🇨🇦 🇫🇮 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.
🇸🇪 🇨🇭 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.
🇸🇪 Sweden 5-1 Switzerland 🇨🇭
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm 🇸🇪
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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