Today the International Ice Hockey Federation confirmed that the Canadian city to host the 2023 Women’s World Championships would be the Toronto-area suburb of Brampton, Ontario, running from 05-16 April 2023. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
The National Hockey League and NHL Players Association today announced that the World Cup Of Hockey, which was being planned to return in February 2024, would be delayed until at least 2025, if not potentially longer. Continue reading →
Finnish goaltender Noora Räty, arguably the greatest goaltender in women’s hockey history, and a multiple World Championship and Olympic medallist, today announced in a shocking social media post that, at only age 33, she would no longer play for the Naisleijonat. Continue reading →
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, to commemorate the historic fiftieth anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, we look back with a new IIHF feature on the historic final game, and final goal, of this epic international hockey showdown.
“Henderson made a wild stab for it and fell. Here’s another shot…right in front! They score! Henderson has scored for Canada!” – Foster Hewitt
It is the most famous goal call in Canada’s long and rich hockey history, and it came from the game’s greatest voice exactly 50 years ago today, at the Luzhniki Sports Palace in Moscow. Continue reading →
Canadian defender P.K. Subban, a powerful offensive defenceman who became one of the most outgoing personalities in the National Hockey League, today announced his retirement from hockey due to recurring injuries at the age of 33. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
Today marks the anniversary of the tragic air disaster of Yak-Service Flight 9633 on 07 September 2011, that crashed near Yaroslavl, Russia, and killed the entire roster and staff of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL, and all but one of the flight crew members, when a pilot error caused the aircraft to fail its takeoff, running off the runway and crashing into a tower mast.
IIHF president René Fasel declared the crash as “the darkest day in the history of our sport,” as fans from across the world, and in particular Russia and the eight other nations represented by team players and staff, mourned for the shocking and tragic loss. On this sad anniversary, TheIHLC.com commemorates this deep loss, and remember those who perished in the accident. Continue reading →
The schedule for the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship has been released, with the tournament set to return to being played during the holiday season in front of fans, with Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick hosting for Canada for the third straight year. Continue reading →