🇨🇭 Men’s Top Division World Championship Cancelled By IIHF


The final tournament on the International Ice Hockey Federation calendar, the last hope of any semblance of international hockey this season, today was officially cancelled, as the Top Division of the Men’s World Championship was officially cancelled over COVID-19 concerns.
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🇨🇿 Vladimír Zábrodský: 1923-2020


Vladimír Zábrodský, the Czech winger who propelled Czechoslovakia to their first World Championship Gold and Olympic Silver in history, passed away today in Stockholm at the age of 97.
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🇸🇮 🇵🇱 Men’s Division I Tournaments Cancelled By IIHF


Two of the three remaining tournaments on the International Ice Hockey Federation calendar have now officially been axed as well, with Division IA and IB of the Men’s World Championship officially being cancelled over COVID-19 concerns.
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🇸🇪 Staffan Kronwall Retires Following Lokomotiv Elimination


Swedish defender Staffan Kronwall, within the same season as his older brother Niklas, today announced his retirement from hockey after his club team, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, was eliminated from the KHL playoffs.
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🇭🇷 🇮🇸 🇱🇺 🇿🇦 Another Seven Men’s Tournaments Cancelled Due To COVID-19


The next set of tournaments to fall victim to cancellation over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic were announced today by the International Ice Hockey Federation, with both the Men’s Division II, III and Under-18 tournaments for 2020 now axed.
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🇵🇱 🇪🇸 🇰🇬 IIHF Cancels Seven Tournaments Due To COVID-19


Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus throughout the world, with particularly large impacts now on European soil, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced the cancellation of seven World Championship tournaments set to begin in March.
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🇦🇹 Thomas Vanek Retires From Pro Hockey At Age 36


Thomas Vanek, the most decorated Austrian hockey player in history, today announced his retirement at age 36 after not being claimed during the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline, ending his 15 year professional career with stops in eight cities.
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🇩🇪 Marcel Goc Announces Retirement From Adler Mannheim


Marcel Goc, the longtime centre who was part of the first wave of German NHL stars during his NHL career from 2004-15, announced his retirement from Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, capping a 22 season pro hockey career.
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IIHF Hall Of Fame Announces 2020 Inductees


The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2020, to be inducted at May’s World Championships in Zürich, Switzerland, with two native Swiss players highlighting the class, as the IIHF will induct Ryan Smyth, Alexei Yashin, Kimmo Timonen and countrymen Mark Streit and Mathias Seger to the Hall.
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