๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Anders Nilsson Announces Retirement Due To Post-Concussion Syndrome


Swedish journeyman goaltender Anders Nilsson, a former World Champion with playing stints in Sweden, Russia, the United States and Canada, today announced his retirement from hockey at age 31, ending his career over recurring issues suffered from post-concussion syndrome and neck injuries.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Niklas Hjalmarsson Retires From NHL, Tre Kronor At Age 34


Swedish stay-at-home defender Niklas Hjalmarsson, one of the best defensive defencemen of the modern era, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and Olympic Silver medalist for Sweden, today confirmed his retirement from hockey at age 34.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Jiล™รญ Novotnรฝ Retires From NLA At Age 37


Czech centre Jiล™รญ Novotnรฝ, a journeyman forward whose career took him across a dozen teams on three continents over a twenty year career, today announced his retirement from pro hockey at the age of 37, after his third and final season in the Swiss National League A.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Pekka Rinne Retires As Winningest Finnish Goalie In NHL History


Finnish netminder Pekka Rinne, whose 13-year pro career saw him become the winningest Finnish goaltender in NHL history, today announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 38, spending his entire pro career with the Nashville Predators.
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๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Matฤซss Kivlenieks: 1996-2021


The hockey world today was struck with a tragic blow as news from Latvia emerged that Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matฤซss Kivlenieks had unexpectedly passed away following a reported accidental injury at only the age of 24 in Novi, Michigan, USA.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Mozyakin Retires As KHL’s All-Time Leading Scorer


Russian forward Sergei Mozyakin, who spent his entire pro career in his native Russia and holds a number of KHL scoring records throughout his 20+ year career, in addition to a number of international Gold medals, today announced his retirement from Metallurg Magnitogorsk at the age of 40.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Viktor Fasth Announces Retirement Following World Championships


After a season that saw World Champion Swedish goaltender Viktor Fasth celebrate the highest of highs with a second SHL championship, followed by the worst performance by Tre Kronor at the IIHF World Championships since 1937, Fasth today announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 38.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (OT) โ€“ 06 Jun 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย (OT)

World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arฤ“na Rฤซga, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Sunday, 06 June 2021

Nick Paul scored at 6:26 of the first three-on-three unlimited overtime to give Canada its 21st all-time gold medal at the World Championship. The goal gave Canada a 3-2 win over Finland and avenges a 2019 loss at the hands of Suomi. It is Canada’s third gold in the last six years.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-1 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 05 Jun 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-1 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

World Championship Semifinal
Arฤ“na Rฤซga, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Saturday, 05 June 2021

Germany put up a mighty challenge, but the champion still reigns for another day as Finland built up a 2-0 first-period lead and held on to win an emotional semi-final game 2-1.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Fredrik Pettersson Retires At 33 After Long International Career


Swedish winger Fredrik Pettersson, a World Champion with Tre Kronor and a Continental Cup championย with pro stops across seven countries, today announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 33.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 1-0 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 03 Jun 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 1-0 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

World Championship Quarterfinal
Arฤ“na Rฤซga, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Thursday, 03 June 2021

Two years ago in Slovakia, Finland won its third World Championship gold medal following three consecutive tight-checking, low-scoring games.

Following the teamโ€™s 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals, the Jukka Jalonen-coached and Marko Antilla-captained team is one-third the way there at the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 7-3 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 01 Jun 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 7-3 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Tuesday, 01 June 2021

The Czech Republic thumped Slovakia 7-3 on Tuesday to surpass their brotherly rivals in Group A and finish third with 13 points. The Czechs will face Finland in Thursdayโ€™s quarter-finals. The Slovaks came fourth with 12 points and will take on the Americans.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 2-1 Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ (SO) โ€“ 31 May 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 2-1 Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ (SO)

World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Monday, 31 May 2021

Filip Chytil scored the shootout winner as the Czech Republic defeated Denmark 2-1. The Czechs, after losing their first two group games to ROC and Switzerland, have rebounded with four straight wins. Denmark is eliminated from quarter-finals contention.
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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Great Britain Contends For IHLC For First Time In Decades


Despite being one of the four founders of the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1908, and an early dominant player in international hockey, Saturday saw Great Britain’s national team compete for the IHLC for the first time in 28 years, and for the first time at a World Championship in 59 years. Continue reading

IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 6-1 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง โ€“ 29 May 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 6-1 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Saturday, 29 May 2021

The Czech Republic recorded its third straight victory with a comfortable 6-1 success over Great Britain in Saturdayโ€™s opening Group A game in Rฤซga. After losing the first two in this championship, the Czechs were under pressure. Since then, wins over Belarus, Sweden and now Britain have lifted Filip Peลกรกn’s team firmly into the playoff picture.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 4-2 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 27 May 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 4-2 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Thursday, 27 May 2021

Trailing 2-0 heading into the third period, the Czech Republic scored four goals in the third period, including three in a span of 7:07 and two on the power play, to beat Sweden 4-2 in a huge game for both teams smack dab in the middle of the group stage.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 7-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€“ 25 May 2021


๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 7-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Defenceman Nils Lundkvist recorded four points and Jonas Frรถdรฉn, Adrian Kempe and captain Henrik Tรถmmernes each chipped in with three as Sweden won its first game of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 7-0 over previously unbeaten Switzerland.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 1-0 Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 23 May 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 1-0 Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Sunday, 23 May 2021

A night after opening the tournament with a 5-2 win over the Czech Republic, Switzerland shut out Denmark 1-0 to move into a three-way tie with Russia and Slovakia atop Group A with six points each.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 5-2 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 22 May 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 5-2 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Saturday, 22 May 2021

Switzerland broke a 1-1 tie with two goals in the second period en route to an impressive 5-2 win over the Czech Republic. Ten years ago, five years ago, you might have called this an upset, but that is no longer the case.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Jussi Jokinen Announces Retirement Following 21 Year Pro Career


Finnish forward Jussi Jokinen, a journeyman forward in the professional ranks who was a constant on the Leijonat roster, today announced his retirement following the end of the Liiga season, capping a 21 year professional career across eleven teams in four countries.
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