Shane Doan Announces Retirement From Coyotes Organization

Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan, a mainstay of the organization for over 20 years since their days in Winnipeg, today announced his retirement after being released from the team, putting an end to his historic 21-year career in the league.
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Ukranian Players Caught Up In Division IA Bribery Scandal

A bribery scandal has struck the hockey world, with news coming from Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat that two Ukranian players were caught accepting bribes to throw the 2017 World Championship Division IA, which clinched Korea their first promotion in history to the 2018 World Championships, putting the legitimacy of their win, along with Korea’s future, in potential doubt.
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Ján Lašák Announces Retirement From Bílí Tygři Liberec

Netminder Ján Lašák, a mainstay in the net for Slovakia for nearly two decades, announced his retirement from pro hockey, instead opting to help overhaul a Slovak Hockey Association heading in a new direction under the leadership of former teammate and national team GM Miroslav Šatan.
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2018 World Championships Schedule Released

The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2018 World Championships in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, with defending champions Sweden opening the tournament against Belarus, while hosts Denmark open the tournament against Germany on opening day.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 2-1 Canada (SO) – May 21, 2017

Sweden 2-1 Canada  (SO)
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Lanxess Arena, Cologne 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

In a game of close defence and lucky bounces, it was Sweden that reigned supreme in Cologne, defeating Canada in a narrow victory, the first Gold Medal Game since 1994 to go to a shootout, to capture their tenth World Championship crown, and capture the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Canada 4-2 Russia – May 20, 2017

 Canada 4-2 Russia
World Championship Semifinal
Lanxess Arena, Cologne 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Canada roared to a stunning come-from-behind victory to overthrow Russia and advance to the World Championship Gold Medal Game, winning 4-2 on a third period flurry to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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Major Announcements Made At 2017 IIHF Congress

The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2017 World Championships in Cologne, Germany, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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