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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🇨🇿 Jaroslav Bednář Announces Retirement At Age 44

Czech winger Jaroslav Bednář, a part of the Czech Extraliga and Narodnitym since 1994, announced his retirement from pro hockey following HC Slavia Praha’s elimination from the Chance Liga playoffs at the age of 44, ending a remarkable 27 season career played across the globe.
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🇨🇦 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, and delaying another month to meet Canadian quarantine protocols, today the IIHF announced the schedule for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, who will host after postponing the 2020 edition of the tournament.
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🇺🇸 Boston Pride Capture 2021 Isobel Cup In Home-Ice Bubble

Despite entering the delayed NWHL playoffs as the fourth and final seed, the Boston Pride used unique pandemic circumstances to capitalize on home ice and capture their second Isobel Cup Saturday night, defeating the Minnesota Whitecaps in Boston to win the NWHL championship.
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🇷🇺 Undefeated Russia Clinches 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour

With three months to go until the formal end of the 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour and the start of the 2021 World Championship in Rīga, Russia today clinched the Euro Hockey Tour championship in record fashion, dumping Czechia to improve to a perfect 9-0 in tournament play thus far.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 7-4 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 14 Feb 2021

🇷🇺 Russia 7-4 Czechia 🇨🇿
Beijer Hockey Games
Malmö Arena, Malmö 🇸🇪
Sunday, 14 February 2021

In the concluding match of the Swedish Hockey Games, the third stage of the 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour, the senior Russian national team defeated the Czech Republic 7-4 in a goal-filled thriller in Malmö.
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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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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 02 Jan 2021

🇨🇦 Canada 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Junior Championship Quarterfinal
Rogers Place, Edmonton 🇨🇦
Saturday, 02 January 2021

Canada scored two goals in the first period en route to a disciplined 3-0 win over the Czech Republic to advance to the semi-finals on Monday. The loss eliminates the Czechs, who last won a medal at the U20 in 2005 (bronze).
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IHLC 2020 In Review – Men’s

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hockey Lineal Championship only saw nine games of competition this year on the men’s side, staying completely within the confines of the Euro Hockey Tour, due to May’s World Championships being cancelled in Switzerland.
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IHLC Preview – 2021 World Junior Championship

The first IIHF “bubble” tournament is set to begin in Edmonton, Canada, with the 2020 calendar year coming to a close with the start of the 2021 World Junior Championship, being held in a contained Rogers Place with the top nations in the hockey world looking to earn glory in the midst of a pandemic.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 4-1 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 19 Dec 2020

🇷🇺 Russia 4-1 Czechia 🇨🇿
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena, Moscow 🇷🇺
Saturday, 19 December 2020

In a gritty battle, Russia produced a resolute defensive performance to defeat the Czech Republic in Moscow, earning a 4-1 victory to make it two wins in two matches at the 2020 Channel One Cup.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 08 Nov 2020

🇷🇺 Russia 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Sunday, 08 November 2020

In the concluding match of the 2020 Karjala Cup, the senior Russian national team proved too strong for Czechia, earning a 3-0 triumph at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 2-0 Finland 🇫🇮 – 07 Nov 2020

🇨🇿 Czechia 2-0 Finland 🇫🇮
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Saturday, 07 November 2020

1st Period
12:28 – 🇨🇿 GOAL – Nestrašil (H. Zohorna, Galvas)
16:08 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Lenc, slashing
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 3-1 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 05 Nov 2020

🇨🇿 Czechia 3-1 Sweden 🇸🇪
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Thursday, 05 November 2020

1st Period
10:37 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Jeřábek, hooking
16:25 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Lindqvist, delay of game
16:34 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – Hronek (Nestrašil, H. Zohorna)
17:18 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Bristedt, tripping
18:18 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – H. Zohorna (Nestrašil, Hronek)
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🇨🇿 Tomáš Rolinek Retires From Pro Hockey At Age 40

Czech forward Tomáš Rolinek, who captained the national team at three World Championships and to a Gold Medal in 2010, announced his retirement from pro hockey at age 40, after his final five seasons with Dynamo Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga.
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🇨🇿 🇫🇮 IHLC Classics: Hlaváč’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 State Day (also known as Den vzniku samostatného československého státu) in Czechia, we feature the first of three World titles for the Narodnitym in 1999, also featuring the first “Golden Goal” at the Worlds in 65 years.

🇨🇿 Czechia 1-4 (1-0 OT) Finland 🇫🇮
World Championship Final, Game 2
Håkons Hall, Lillehammer 🇳🇴
Sunday, 16 May 1999

The Czech Republic added the World Ice Hockey Championship to its Olympic title on Sunday with a 1-0 overtime victory over Finland.

Jan Hlaváč ended a pulsating afternoon of hockey when he raced into the Finnish zone and backhanded the puck past Miikka Kiprusoff at 16:32 of overtime, triggering a wild stampede off the Czech bench.
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🇨🇦 2021 World Junior Championship Schedule Released

The schedule for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship has been released, with all teams playing in a quarantined bubble without spectators in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the tournament set to begin on Christmas Day, while host nation and defending champions Canada opening on the more traditional Boxing Day.
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Draisaitl Leads The Pack At Virtual 2020 NHL Awards

The National Hockey League completed its awards distribution for the pandemic-delayed 2019-20 season with the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals in Edmonton, with twelve IHLC holders representing nine countries taking home trophies handed out over the past month.
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