🇧🇾 🇰🇷 Belarus, South Korea Relegated From World Championship

An expected team and a very unexpected team both clinched the unwanted spots of relegation to Division IA at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, with Sout Korea clinching the second relegation, after Belarus, with a day still remaining in group play at the tournament in Denmark.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 7-0 Austria 🇦🇹 – 06 May 2018

🇷🇺 Russia 7-0 Austria 🇦🇹

World Championship Preliminary Round
Royal Arena, Copenhagen 🇩🇰
Sunday, 06 May 2018

Russia roared to another convincing victory against one of the outsiders at this championship, following up its 7-0 win over France with a similar scoreline against Austria.
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IHLC Preview – 2018 World Championship

The finish of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on 4 May in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, with the top sixteen hockey countries in the world meeting to compete at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.
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🇫🇮 Finland Wins 2018 Euro Hockey Tour & Challenge

For just the second time in history, the same nation has captured both the Euro Hockey Tour and Euro Hockey Challenge titles, with Finland today eking out Sweden to lock up the 2017-18 Tour, becoming the second team after Czechia in 2012 to achieve the double.
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🇫🇷 France Clinches Final Spot In 2019 World Women’s Championships

France’s women’s hockey team has made history in the Alps commune of Vaujany, as they became the tenth and final team to clinch a spot at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship, becoming the first team to join the Top Division since the tournament expanded to ten teams in 2017.
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2018 World Championship Schedule Released

The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2018 World Championship 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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🇸🇮 🇮🇹 Slovenia, Italy Relegated From World Championship

Still with a day until the end of the 2017 World Championship group round, the two relegated teams for 2018 have already been determined, with both Slovenia and Italy, who only gained promotion in 2016, set to return to Division IA next season.
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🇦🇹 🇰🇷 Austria, South Korea Promoted To 2018 World Championship

The two teams that narrowly missed promotion to the 2017 World Championship today both punched their tickets to the 2018 tournament in Denmark, with Austria and South Korea locking up their spots at the World Championship Division IA finals in Kiev, Ukraine.
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🇯🇵 🇨🇿 Japan Promoted, Czechia Relegated At Women’s Worlds

After falling to Switzerland in a best-of-three relegation series, Czechia has been demoted to Division I Group A in 2018, while Japan, victors of 2017 Group IA in Graz, Austria, will be promoted for the 2019 Women’s World Championships, with no tournament being held in 2018 due to the Pyeongchang Olympics.
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🇨🇭 🇯🇵 Switzerland And Japan Clinch Final Olympic Qualifying Spots

After nearly half a year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Mexico last October, four rounds of play and 22 teams competing for a mere two spots in Pyeongchang, the final qualification spots were today clinched by Japan and Switzerland for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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🇳🇴 🇸🇮 🇩🇪 Norway, Slovenia, Germany Nab Final 2018 Olympic Spots

After nearly a year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Bulgaria last October, three rounds of play and 28 teams competing for just three spots in Pyeongchang, the final slots were today locked up by Norway, Slovenia and Germany for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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Final Roster Spots Announced For 2016 World Cup Of Hockey

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The remaining seven spots for each World Cup Of Hockey roster today were finalized, and the 184 players set to represent their six countries and two multinational squads are now set for the tournament in Toronto that begins this September.
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🇮🇹 🇸🇮 Slovenia Promoted To 2017 Worlds, Italy Likely As Well

After Slovenia edged out Austria 2-1 and Italy defeated an upstart Korean squad by the same score on the last day of competition, the qualifiers for the 2017 World Championships in Cologne and Paris became more clear, although Slovenia is the only one with a guarantee of playing for now.
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Preliminary Rosters Announced For 2016 World Cup Of Hockey

The six federations and two conglomerate squads participating at September’s World Cup Of Hockey today announced their preliminary 16 man rosters, with the final seven spots each to be filled by 1 June.
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IHLC 2015 In Review – Men’s

2015 was a wild year for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, with the Euro Hockey Tour and World Championship providing much drama as the title changed through the hands of three world powers by the close of the 2015 Worlds in Czechia.
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World Championship Sets Fields For 2016 Worlds, 2018 Olympics

With the dust settled over Prague, and Canada returning to North America with World Championship Gold in tow, we can not only look back on a tremendous (and record-breaking) 2015 tournament, but to future tournaments in men’s hockey, particularly next year’s Worlds and the 2018 Olympics.
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🇦🇹 🇸🇮 Austria, Slovenia Relegated From World Championship

For the fourth straight World Championship in which they are participating, Austria and Slovenia have been relegated back to Division IA for 2016, failing to clinch spots at next year’s World Championship in Russia.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 10-1 Austria 🇦🇹 – 12 May 2015

🇨🇦 Canada 10-1 Austria 🇦🇹
World Championship Preliminary Round
O2 arena, Prague 🇨🇿
Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Canada scored early and often to finish the round robin with a perfect 7-0 record and 49 goals scored. Canada played the game without incurring a penalty.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 6-1 Austria 🇦🇹 – 03 May 2015

🇸🇪 Sweden 6-1 Austria 🇦🇹
World Championship Preliminary Round
O2 arena, Prague 🇨🇿
Sunday, 03 May 2015

Filip Forsberg scored three goals and added an assist as Sweden waltzed past Austria 6-1 in Sunday’s early game at the O2 arena. The Swedes remain undefeated.
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IHLC Preview – 2015 World Championship

With virtually every professional and international competition (besides the NHL playoffs) complete, the world’s best will assemble in Czechia for the 79th IIHF World Championship, looking to assert their hockey supremacy and punch their ticket to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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