IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 7-1 Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น โ€“ 27 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 7-1 Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 27 December 2021

Just another day at the office for the boys in blue and white. Finland stayed perfect in Group A with a 7-1 dismantling of underdog Austria on Monday at Rogers Place.
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IIHF Confirms No Relegation From 2022 World Junior Championship


After a degree of uncertainty surrounding how the IIHF would handle the 2023 World Junior Championships after the bottom two division tournaments set to take place in January 2022 were cancelled due to COVID-19, today they announced no teams in the ongoing Top Division would be relegated in 2022.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Junior Championship


After COVID-19 forced the 2021 World Junior Championship into a bubble, the tournament returns to Alberta, Canada for 2022, with Edmonton and Red Deer hosting the world’s top under-20 hockey teams in front of fans for the first time since January 2020, just before the world changed forever.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Czechia, Denmark, Sweden Clinch Final 2022 Women’s Olympic Qualifying Spots


After just three months Olympic qualifiers that were set to begin nearly a year ago, but delayed due to COVID-19, the three final qualification spots for a trip to Beijing were today clinched by Czechia, Denmark and Sweden for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2022 World Junior Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship has been released, returning to the originally planned hosts of Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, which was set for the 2021 tournament but instead played in a quarantine bubble only in Edmonton, in front of no fans.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia, Latvia, Denmark Clinch Final Beijing 2022 Men’s Olympic Qualifying Spots


After nearly two year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Luxembourg and China in November 2019, four rounds of play, 36 teams competing and a global pandemic in between, came to a conclusion today for the final three spots in Beijing, with the spots being clinched locked up by Slovakia, Latvia and Denmark for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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IHLC Preview – 2021 World Junior Championship


The first IIHF “bubble” tournament is set to begin in Edmonton, Canada, with the 2020 calendar year coming to a close with the start of the 2021 World Junior Championship, being held in a contained Rogers Place with the top nations in the hockey world looking to earn glory in the midst of a pandemic.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2021 World Junior Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship has been released, with all teams playing in a quarantined bubble without spectators in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the tournament set to begin on Christmas Day, while host nation and defending champions Canada opening on the more traditional Boxing Day.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia Announces Cancellation Of Euro Hockey Challenge, Carlson Hockey Games Postponement


Away from the multitude of IIHF cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, today two independently-organized tournaments between European federations were officially cancelled, as the Czech Ice Hockey Association today confirmed that both April’s Euro Hockey Challenge and May’s Czech Hockey Games in Brno would be cancelled.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ 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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๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น 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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๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Kazakhstan Relegated, Austria Promoted From World Junior Championship


After managing to force a third and decisive final game in their relegation series, Kazakhstan today was dispatched by Germany to be relegated to Division IA in 2021, returning to the lower division after a two-year stay in the Top Division.
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IHLC 2019 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship this year stayed within the confines of the Euro Hockey Tour, with only Russia, Czechia, Sweden and Finland holding the title over the course of 28 games throughout 2019.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น France, Austria Relegated From World Championship


Both relegation games at the 2019 World Championship came down to thrilling and surprising finishes, with Great Britain and Italy, both promoted from Division IA in 2018, upsetting France and Austria respectively to send them down to Division IA in 2020, while each punching their ticket back to the Top Division in Switzerland.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 5-0 Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น โ€“ 12 May 2019


๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 5-0 Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
World Championship Preliminary Round
Zimnรฝ ล tadiรณn Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Sunday, 12 May 2019

Yevgeni Dadonov scored twice for the second game running as Russia made it two wins from two with a 5-0 success over Austria in Bratislavaโ€™s Sunday lunchtime game.
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IHLC Preview – 2019 World Championship


The finish of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on 10 May in Bratislava and Koลกice, Slovakia, with the top sixteen hockey countries in the world meeting to compete at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Russia Wins Euro Hockey Tour, Czechia Wins Euro Hockey Challenge


With the conclusion of both the Euro Hockey Tour and Euro Hockey Challenge, as the season ends to ring in the start of the 2019 World Championship in Bratislava and Koลกice, Slovakia, the winners of both the four-nation Euro Hockey Tour and 12-nation Euro Hockey Challenge have been crowned for the 2018-19 season.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Ludฤ›k Bukaฤ: 1935-2019


Just days after the death of Jรกn Starลกรญ, who built the Czechoslovak national team into a dominant force in the 1970’s, the man who helped carry the Czechoslovakian team through the 1980’s and Czech team in the 1990’s has also passed away, as Ludฤ›k Bukaฤ today died at the age of 83.
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๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hungary, Denmark Promoted To 2020 Women’s World Championship


Just days after France and Sweden were relegated to Division IA at the 2020 Women’s World Championship, their spots were claimed by long-time returnees Denmark and first-timers Hungary for the Top Division in 2020.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Sweden, France Relegated From Women’s World Championship


In one unsurprising development, and in another very surprising development, France and Sweden have been relegated to Division IA of the 2020 Women’s World Championship, with France going back down after their first trip to the Top Division, while Sweden is relegated for the first time in their history.
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