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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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 Results – Switzerland 2-0 Sweden – Jan. 2, 2019


 Switzerland 2-0 Sweden 
World Junior Championship Quarterfinal
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

It was the first upset of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, and it was a biggie. Switzerland defeated Sweden 2-0 on Wednesday in Victoria to advance to the semi-finals.
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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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IHLC Results – Czechia 5-2 Russia – Nov. 11, 2018


 Czechia 5-2 Russia 
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 
Sunday, November 11, 2018

In the concluding match of the 2018 Karjala Cup, the senior Russian national team lost to the Czech Republic 2-5, however the result didn’t prevent our players from winning the competition.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 3-2 Czechia – Nov. 8, 2018


 Sweden 3-2 Czechia 
Karjala Tournament
Tipsport Arena, Prague 
Thursday, November 8, 2018

BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:34 –  PEN – Arnesson, cross checking
08:30 –  GOAL – Lilja (Larsson)
10:31 –  GOAL – Doudera (Kubalík)
10:54 –  PEN – Krejčík, tripping
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IHLC Classics: Moravec Completes The Golden Hat Trick

From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” Today, in honour of Czech Independence Day, we feature their third consecutive World Championship Gold from 2001, capping off an unprecedented half-decade of international hockey success.

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World Championship Gold Medal Game
Preussag Arena, Hanover germany1920to33and49-11
Sunday, May 13, 2001

The Czech Republic won its first IIHF World Championship as a new nation in 1996. This started an era of unprecedented success in Czech hockey history. The 1996 gold medal game against Canada was decided after Martin Procházka scored the winner with 19 seconds left to play of a 4-2 victory. Two years later, the Dominik Hašek-led Czechs won their first Olympic gold after the Dominator stunned all five Canadian shooters in a shootout in the semi-final and blanked Russia 1-0 in the final.
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Ondřej Pavelec Announces Surprise Retirement At Age 31


After a career plagued by injuries, recent releases from Winnipeg and the New York Rangers, and failing to be signed by an NHL club, Ondřej Pavelec today announced his retirement from hockey, a surprising development due to only being 31 years old. Continue reading