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 global 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 global 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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