🇸🇰 🇱🇻 🇩🇰 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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🇧🇾 🇱🇻 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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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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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 3-1 Canada 🇨🇦 – 26 May 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 3-1 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
Sunday, 26 May 2019

If you didn’t know the players on an inexperienced Finnish national team before this World Championship, you most certainly do now. This collection of apparent unknowns and never-played-befores defeated Canada 3-1 to win their second gold in as many hostings by Slovakia, the previous win coming in 2011.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 1-0 Russia 🇷🇺 – 25 May 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 1-0 Russia 🇷🇺
World Championship Semifinal
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
Saturday, 25 May 2019

Marko Anttila scored the third-period winner with 9:42 left as Finland stunned Russia 1-0 in a tense, tactical semi-final to move on to the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship gold medal game.
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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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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 4-3 United States 🇺🇸 – 23 May 2019


🇷🇺 Russia 4-3 United States 🇺🇸
World Championship Quarterfinal
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
Thursday, 23 May 2019

It’s eight straight wins for the Bear. Russia advanced to the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship semi-finals by beating the Americans 4-3 in Bratislava on Thursday.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 7-4 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 21 May 2019


🇷🇺 Russia 7-4 Sweden 🇸🇪
World Championship Preliminary Round
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
Tuesday, 21 May 2019

The Russians capped off a perfect record in the group stage with an exclamation point, demolishing two-time defending champion Sweden 7-4 in Group B’s last game.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 3-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭 – 19 May 2019


🇷🇺 Russia 3-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭
World Championship Preliminary Round
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
Sunday, 19 May 2019

During Sunday’s marquee matchup in Bratislava, Switzerland’s fans may have made the most noise, but Russia’s players scored the most goals in a 3-0 win at Ondrej Nepela Arena.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 3-1 Latvia 🇱🇻 – 18 May 2019


🇷🇺 Russia 3-1 Latvia 🇱🇻
World Championship Preliminary Round
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
Saturday, 18 May 2019

The Big Red Machine is on a roll. In a 3-1 win over Latvia on Saturday, Russian scoring leader Nikita Kucherov took the steering wheel with a goal and an assist, leaving him with 12 points in total.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 13 May 2019


🇷🇺 Russia 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Preliminary Round
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
Monday, 13 May 2019

Great goaltending and committed team defence can take you a long way. That isn’t always Russia’s formula for success, but the Sbornaya withstood a stiff Czech test on Monday in Bratislava, prevailing 3-0 with a stellar shutout from Andrei Vasilevski.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 5-0 Austria 🇦🇹 – 12 May 2019


🇷🇺 Russia 5-0 Austria 🇦🇹
World Championship Preliminary Round
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
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 Bratislava’s Sunday lunchtime game.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 5-2 Norway 🇳🇴 – 10 May 2019


🇷🇺 Russia 5-2 Norway 🇳🇴
World Championship Preliminary Round
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
Friday, 10 May 2019

Russia’s power play led the way as the Red Machine cruised past Norway in the opening game of the 2019 World Championship in Bratislava.
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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 Košice, Slovakia, with the top sixteen hockey countries in the world meeting to compete at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
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🇷🇺 🇨🇿 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 Košice, 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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IIHF Hall Of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees


The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2019, to be inducted at May’s World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, with two native Slovaks and the top women’s player in history highlighting the class, as the IIHF will induct Miroslav Šatan, Žigmund Pálffy, Hayley Wickenheiser, Jörgen Jönsson and Mike Modano to the Hall. Continue reading

2019 Euro Hockey Challenge Schedule Confirmed


The Euro Hockey Challenge will return with a new, shorter format in 2019, with national teams preparing for the 2019 World Championship in Bratislava and Košice, Slovakia this May.
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2019 World Championship Schedule Released


The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2019 World Championship in Bratislava and Košice, Slovakia, with defending champions Sweden opening the tournament against the Czechs, while hosts Slovakia open the tournament against the United States.
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