🇫🇷🇨🇭 Tardif Named New IIHF President, Fasel Inducted To IIHF Hall Of Fame


After a four-round vote to replace IIHF President René Fasel after a 27-year term, Luc Tardif Sr. today was voted in as new President of the International Ice Hockey Federation, following stints as IIHF Treasurer and President of the French Ice Hockey Federation.
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🇨🇳 2022 Men’s Olympic Hockey Schedule Released


The IIHF today released the schedule for the men’s tournament at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, with the tournament beginning on Wednesday, 09 February, with defending champions the Russian Olympic Committee starting their title defence on the opening day, in the first tournament since 2014 to feature NHL players on Olympic rosters.
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🇨🇿 Czech Goaltender Jakub Kovář Retires At Age 33


Citing health reasons for his early retirement, Czech goaltender Jakub Kovář today announced he was leaving KHL club Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg after just one start in the 2021-22 KHL season, ending his professional career.
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🇨🇿 Ladislav Lubina: 1967-2021


Ladislav Lubina, the Czech winger who captured a number of medals for the Narodnitym throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, today sadly passed away from brain cancer at the age of 54.
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🇸🇰 🇱🇻 🇩🇰 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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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 7-0 Germany 🇩🇪 – 28 Aug 2021


🇨🇦 Canada 7-0 Germany 🇩🇪
Women’s World Championship Quarterfinal
WinSport Arena, Calgary 🇨🇦
Saturday, 28 August 2021

Canada defeated Germany tonight by a 7-0 score to advance to the semi-finals on Monday. They will play either Switzerland or Czech Republic, depending on the outcome of the final game tonight. With the loss, Germany will head to the 5th-8th placement games grouping which begins tomorrow.
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IHLC Preview – 2021 Women’s World Championship


Following an eighteen month delay of no major international women’s hockey thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw one World Championships cancelled and another delayed, the puck is finally set to drop on the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship, the twentieth edition of the tournament, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, bringing the world’s top ten women’s nations in their first major competition since early 2020.
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🇫🇮 2022 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2022 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Tampere and Helsinki, Finland, returning to the nation for the first time since Helsinki hosted consecutively in 2012-13.
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🇨🇦 Revised 2021 Women’s World Championship Schedule Released


After having to delay for a year following the 2019-20 outbreak of the COVID-19 virus across the world, delaying another month to meet Canadian quarantine protocols, and finally delaying another three months due to a last-minute cancellation by the Nova Scotia government, today the IIHF announced the schedule for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, set to open up on 20 August after no international women’s hockey tournaments for two and a half years.
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🇨🇿 Jiří Novotný Retires From NLA At Age 37


Czech centre Jiří Novotný, a journeyman forward whose career took him across a dozen teams on three continents over a twenty year career, today announced his retirement from pro hockey at the age of 37, after his third and final season in the Swiss National League A.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 1-0 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 03 Jun 2021


🇫🇮 Finland 1-0 Czechia 🇨🇿

World Championship Quarterfinal
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Thursday, 03 June 2021

Two years ago in Slovakia, Finland won its third World Championship gold medal following three consecutive tight-checking, low-scoring games.

Following the team’s 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals, the Jukka Jalonen-coached and Marko Antilla-captained team is one-third the way there at the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 7-3 Slovakia 🇸🇰 – 01 Jun 2021


🇨🇿 Czechia 7-3 Slovakia 🇸🇰

World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rīga 🇱🇻
Tuesday, 01 June 2021

The Czech Republic thumped Slovakia 7-3 on Tuesday to surpass their brotherly rivals in Group A and finish third with 13 points. The Czechs will face Finland in Thursday’s quarter-finals. The Slovaks came fourth with 12 points and will take on the Americans.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 2-1 Denmark 🇩🇰 (SO) – 31 May 2021


🇨🇿 Czechia 2-1 Denmark 🇩🇰 (SO)

World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rīga 🇱🇻
Monday, 31 May 2021

Filip Chytil scored the shootout winner as the Czech Republic defeated Denmark 2-1. The Czechs, after losing their first two group games to ROC and Switzerland, have rebounded with four straight wins. Denmark is eliminated from quarter-finals contention.
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🇬🇧 Great Britain Contends For IHLC For First Time In Decades


Despite being one of the four founders of the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1908, and an early dominant player in international hockey, Saturday saw Great Britain’s national team compete for the IHLC for the first time in 28 years, and for the first time at a World Championship in 59 years. Continue reading

IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 6-1 Great Britain 🇬🇧 – 29 May 2021


🇨🇿 Czechia 6-1 Great Britain 🇬🇧

World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rīga 🇱🇻
Saturday, 29 May 2021

The Czech Republic recorded its third straight victory with a comfortable 6-1 success over Great Britain in Saturday’s opening Group A game in Rīga. After losing the first two in this championship, the Czechs were under pressure. Since then, wins over Belarus, Sweden and now Britain have lifted Filip Pešán’s team firmly into the playoff picture.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 4-2 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 27 May 2021


🇨🇿 Czechia 4-2 Sweden 🇸🇪

World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rīga 🇱🇻
Thursday, 27 May 2021

Trailing 2-0 heading into the third period, the Czech Republic scored four goals in the third period, including three in a span of 7:07 and two on the power play, to beat Sweden 4-2 in a huge game for both teams smack dab in the middle of the group stage.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 5-2 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 22 May 2021


🇨🇭 Switzerland 5-2 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rīga 🇱🇻
Saturday, 22 May 2021

Switzerland broke a 1-1 tie with two goals in the second period en route to an impressive 5-2 win over the Czech Republic. Ten years ago, five years ago, you might have called this an upset, but that is no longer the case.
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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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