IHLC Preview – 2021 World Championship


After a year away during one of the most tumultuous years in human history, with a pandemic and political strife seeing a year-long delay and a change in venue, the international hockey calendar sees some sense of normalcy return with the resurgence of the IIHF World Championship, set to take place this year in Rīga, Latvia.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 2-0 Belarus 🇧🇾 – 24 Apr 2021


🇷🇺 Russia 2-0 Belarus 🇧🇾
Euro Hockey Challenge
VTB Arena, Moscow 🇷🇺
Saturday, 24 April 2021

In the second of two 2020-21 Euro Hockey Challenge duels between the nations, the Russian Olympic national team proved too strong for Belarus, earning a confident 2-0 victory at the VTB Arena in Moscow.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 6-3 Belarus 🇧🇾 – 23 Apr 2021


🇷🇺 Russia 6-3 Belarus 🇧🇾
Euro Hockey Challenge
VTB Arena, Moscow 🇷🇺
Friday, 23 April 2021

In the first of two scheduled 2020-21 Euro Hockey Challenge matches between the two nations, the senior Russian national team managed to defeat Belarus at the VTB Arena in Moscow, beating the visitors 6-3 in an entertaining duel.
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🇱🇻 2021 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2021 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Rīga, Latvia, marking the return of the World Championship after its historic cancellation last year, returning to Latvia for the first time in 15 years.
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🇧🇾 🇱🇻 IIHF Removes Minsk As 2021 World Championship Host


After months of pressure from political parties, hockey federations and tournament sponsors over holding half of the 2021 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, the IIHF today announced they will remove Minsk as a co-host of the tournament, over safety concerns due to both COVID-19 and political unrest in the nation.
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🇷🇺 In Memoriam – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2011-12

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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.
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2020 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2020 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Lausanne and Zürich, Switzerland, returning to the nation for the first time since Bern and Kloten hosted in 2009.
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Major Announcements Made At 2019 IIHF Congress


The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2019 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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🇫🇷 🇦🇹 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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🇰🇿 🇧🇾 Kazakhstan, Belarus Promoted To 2020 World Championship


The Division IA World Championship tournament saw the return of two powerhouses to the Top Division in 2020, with Belarus and hosts Kazakhstan clinching spots for next year in Switzerland at the 2019 tournament in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
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🇩🇰 Denmark Relegated To World Junior Championship Division IA


In a surprising twist at the World Junior Championship, Kazakhstan swept Denmark in their relegation series to stay in the Top Division for 2020, sending Denmark back to Division IA for the first time since 2014.
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IHLC 2018 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship again saw eight countries carry the title throughout 2018, with the Olympics being added to the calendar seeing 31 different matchups, with the IHLC being defended at five tournaments in seven different countries.
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🇧🇾 🇰🇷 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 – 🇨🇿 Czechia 3-0 Belarus 🇧🇾 – 11 May 2018


🇨🇿 Czechia 3-0 Belarus 🇧🇾

World Championship Preliminary Round
Royal Arena, Copenhagen 🇩🇰
Friday, 11 May 2018

Czech fans are loving the party in Copenhagen right now. Their team got three first-period goals, and that was all it took in a 3-0 win over Belarus on Friday night.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 6-0 Belarus 🇧🇾 – 07 May 2018


🇷🇺 Russia 6-0 Belarus 🇧🇾

World Championship Preliminary Round
Royal Arena, Copenhagen 🇩🇰
Monday, 07 May 2018

Russia retained first place in Group A with its third consecutive shutout win on Monday, blanking Belarus 6-0. The Russians, who won gold at the PyeongChang Olympics in February, have not conceded a goal so far at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Copenhagen.
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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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IHLC 2017 In Review – Junior


The International Hockey Lineal Championship stayed with Team USA for the majority of 2017, with the 2017 World Junior champions holding the IHLC for eight of a possible twelve games in 2017, including carrying the title into the medal round of the current 2018 tournament.
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