IHLC 2021 In Review – Junior


Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hockey Lineal Championship only saw seven games of competition this year on the junior side, nearly a year apart, all in Edmonton, and cut short thanks to the outright cancellation of the 2022 World Junior Championship thanks to the Omicron variant.
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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

Remainder Of 2022 World Junior Championship Cancelled


After the third game in two days needed to be cancelled due to positive cases on an individual team, today the IIHF announced that the remainder of the 2022 World Junior Championships in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada would be cancelled.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 1-0 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (FF) โ€“ 29 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 1-0 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (FF)
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Due to a mandated team quarantine following a positive test result of one of its players, Team Czechia will be unable to participate in its 29 December preliminary round game against Finland at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Junior Championship


After COVID-19 forced the 2021 World Junior Championship into a bubble, the tournament returns to Alberta, Canada for 2022, with Edmonton and Red Deer hosting the world’s top under-20 hockey teams in front of fans for the first time since January 2020, just before the world changed forever.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 5-2 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ – 18 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 5-2 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena,ย Moscowย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Saturday, 18 December 2021

In the third match of the 2021 Channel One Cup, the senior Russian national team comfortably defeated the Czech Republic at the CSKA Arena in Moscow, emerging victorious by a score of 5-2.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Czechia, Denmark, Sweden Clinch Final 2022 Women’s Olympic Qualifying Spots


After just three months Olympic qualifiers that were set to begin nearly a year ago, but delayed due to COVID-19, the three final qualification spots for a trip to Beijing were today clinched by Czechia, Denmark and Sweden for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2022 World Junior Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship has been released, returning to the originally planned hosts of Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, which was set for the 2021 tournament but instead played in a quarantine bubble only in Edmonton, in front of no fans.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ IHLC Classics: Prochรกzka’s Golden Goal

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 Czechia’s first World Championship title as an independent nation, twenty five years after stunning Canada with two goals in the final minute of play.

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 4-2 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
Sunday, 05 May 1996

Patera, Prochรกzka…and then the puck was shaking viciously in the net. Whoever saw it will not forget. The last minute of the final period of the 1996 World Cup has an indelible golden tinge for Czech hockey. The group from the heart of Europe then became world champions in Vienna after an eleven-year wait.
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Provisional Olympians Named For Beijing 2022


As part of the NHL’s re-entry into the Olympics with the upcoming games in Beijing this February, the NHL and IIHF collectively announced provisional NHL players for each team, naming three active professionals to each roster.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Tardif Named New IIHF President, Fasel Inducted To IIHF Hall Of Fame


After a four-round vote to replace IIHF President Renรฉ 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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ 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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Goaltender Jakub Kovรกล™ Retires At Age 33


Citing health reasons for his early retirement, Czech goaltender Jakub Kovรกล™ 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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ 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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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 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 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-0 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช – 28 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-0 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Womenโ€™s World Championship Quarterfinal
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Jan Suchรฝ: 1944-2021


Jan Suchรฝ, the Czech defenceman who anchored some of the most successful club and international teams in the history of the Czech hockey program, and is both a member of the IIHF and Czech Hockey Hall of Fame, today passed away at age 76.
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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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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Revised 2021 Womenโ€™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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