๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dani Cameranesi Announces Retirement From Hockey At 27


American forward Dani Cameranesi today officially announced her retirement from professional hockey at the age of 27, capping an over-decade long career highlighted by two NCAA Championships, two World Championships and an Olympic Gold Medal.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Valtteri Filppula Joins Triple Gold Club


The only player eligible to join in this year’s World Championship, forward Valtteri Filppula tonight joined Triple Gold Club by virtue of winning his second Gold Medal in three months with theย Leijonat,ย becoming the 31st male and first Finnish player to join the club, adding to his Stanley Cup and Olympic Gold medal.
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๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Frans Nielsen Retires Following Denmark’s Elimination From Worlds


With Denmark’s shocking elimination from the 2022 World Championship, the end of an era in Danish hockey has come to a close, as national team mainstay Frans Nielsen, the first Dane to find success in the NHL, announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 38.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-1 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 20 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-1 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Olympic Gold Medal Game
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Sunday, 20 February 2022

It was classic blue-and-white magic. Hannes Bjรถrninen scored the third-period winner as Finland captured its first Olympic menโ€™s hockey Gold medal ever with a 2-1 victory over the ROC team on Sunday. Coach Jukka Jalonen’s team rallied from a 1-0 first-period deficit to give their nation of 5.5 million the thrill of a lifetime.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-0 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ – 18 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-0 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Olympic Semifinal
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Friday, 18 February 2022

On the strength of Sakari Manninen’s first-period winner, Finland advanced to its second Olympic Gold medal game in history with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Slovakia on Friday.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Five Canadian Players Join Triple Gold Club


By virtue of Canada’s dominant Gold Medal victory in Beijing, five new players from Team Canadaย have now joined the women’s version of the Triple Gold Club, all adding Olympic Gold to their World Championship Gold and Clarkson Cup titles.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 17 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thursday, 17 February 2022

Talk about revenge and rising to the occasion. Legendary captain Marie-Philip Poulin stepped up with two goals and an assist as Canada beat the U.S. 3-2 to win the 2022 Olympic womenโ€™s hockey Gold medal on Thursday. Utterly relentless, the Canadians regained the title they lost to the Americans in PyeongChang four years ago.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 16 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Olympic Quarterfinal
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Clinical finishing and familiar resilience saw Finland advance to the semi-finals with a 5-1 victory over Switzerland. Three goals from 12 shots saw Jukka Jalonenโ€™s men into a 3-0 lead early in the second period and that proved sufficient to sink Switzerland and set up a meeting with Slovakia in the final four.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 10-3 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 14 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 10-3 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Olympic Semifinal
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thursday, 17 February 2022

There was never any doubt. Canada scored five first-period goals and kept on rolling in a 10-3 semi-final rout of Switzerland. The reigning World Champions outshot the Swiss 61-13. Canada faces the winner of the U.S.Finland semi-final in Thursdayโ€™s Gold medal game.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (OT) – 13 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (OT)
Olympic Preliminary Round
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Sunday, 13 February 2022

Harri Pesonen scored in overtime, pouncing on a turnover and firing a shot from the slot just inside the far post, to cap an incredible comeback for Finland, who were down 3-0 after two periods but eventually won 4-3.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 11-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 11 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 11-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Olympic Quarterfinal
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Friday, 11 February 2022

Canada scored four goals in the first period and never looked back, skating to a one-sided 11-0 win over Sweden to advance to the semi-finals and send the Swedes packing. It was a dominating performance by the top-scoring team in the tournament, and they now have two full days off before playing again on Monday.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-1 Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป – 11 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-1 Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Olympic Preliminary Round
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Friday, 11 February 2022

Finland battled past a resolute Latvian rearguard action to maintain its winning start in Beijing. The Leijonat had a hard time solving Jฤnisย Kalniล†ลก in the Latvian net, with the Baltic nation producing a solid defensive display before falling to a 3-1 loss.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 6-2 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ – 10 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 6-2 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Olympic Preliminary Round
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thursday, 10 February 2022

Sakari Manninen scored three goals and Miro Aaltonen scored two goals and one assist for Finland and Juraj Slafkovskรฝ scored twice for Slovakia in Finlandโ€™s 6-2 win in the first game for both teams at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 08 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Olympic Preliminary Round
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Tuesday, 08 February 2022

It is one of the greatest rivalries in sports, and when Canada defeated the U.S. 4-2 to lock up first place in Group A, it was the most exciting hockey we’ve seen yet at these 2022 Olympics.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-1 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 07 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-1 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Olympic Preliminary Round
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Monday, 07 February 2022

Canada overcame an unusual delay of more than an hour to the start of Mondayโ€™s game with the ROC team and marched to a 6-1 victory, staying perfect atop Group A.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 Winter Olympics (Men’s)


For the second straight Olympics, the men’s hockey tournament will not feature NHL superstars (although this time due to COVID-19), making the Olympic tournament not necessarily a true “best on best,” but still a showcase of some of the world’s top talent looking to capture Gold and Olympic glory in Beijing.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 11-1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 05 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 11-1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Olympic Preliminary Round
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Saturday, 05 February 2022

Once again, Sarah Fillier lit the fire and her Canadian teammates stoked the blaze. In an 11-1 rout of Finland, the preternaturallyย gifted 21-year-old Olympic rookie set the early tone with two goals, as she did in the 12-1 shellacking of Switzerland.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 12-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 03 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 12-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Olympic Preliminary Round
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thursday, 03 February 2022

The cauldron has yet to be lit to start these 24th Olympic Winter Games but already Canadaโ€™s womenโ€™s team has come out with an emphatic 12-1 victory over the Swiss this afternoon at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 Winter Olympics (Women’s)


The seventh ever women’s Olympic tournament is set to kick off this Thursday, with an anticipated showdown once again between Canada and the United States likely to highlight the Gold Medal Match for the sixth time.
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IHLC 2021 In Review – Men’s


With the international hockey calendar returning (relatively) to normal in 2021, the IHLC saw a flurry of activity throughout the year, bookended with stops on the Euro Hockey Tour, and a relocated World Championship in between. Continue reading