IIHF Announces Tournament Updates Following Russia, Belarus Suspensions


Just under three weeks after announcing that Russia and Belarus were banned from IIHF participation after the Russian-led and Belarusian-backed invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced replacement clubs for upcoming participation in the upcoming 2022 Men’s, Women’s and Junior World Championships.
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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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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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Remainder Of 2021-22 Rivalry Series Cancelled


After their scheduled matchup for 20 December in Saint Paul, Minnesota was cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, today Hockey Canada announced the final two games of their Rivalry Series against the United States, set to take place in early January in Alberta, have been cancelled as well.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 7-1 Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น โ€“ 27 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 7-1 Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 27 December 2021

Just another day at the office for the boys in blue and white. Finland stayed perfect in Group A with a 7-1 dismantling of underdog Austria on Monday at Rogers Place.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-1 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 26 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-1 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 26 December 2021

At long last, the excitement of the IIHF World Junior Championship is back. Finland kicked off the 2022 tournament in Edmonton with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Germany on Sunday.
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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 โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) โ€“ 23 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT)
Exhibition Game
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Thursday, 23 December 2021

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:17 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Simontaival (Hirvonen, Mรคenpรครค)
04:49 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Mazur, delay of game
12:26 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ PEN – Rafkin, kneeing major + game misconduct
14:37 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Cooley, holding
17:57 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GOAL – Dickinson
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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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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 2-0 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 05 Jan 2021


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 2-0 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 05 January 2021

Trevor Zegras had a goal and assist and Spencer Knight was terrific in goal for the Americans as they won their fifth all-time gold medal with a flawless 2-0 win over Canada. It was a game of tight checking and stifling defence, blocked shots, great saves, and few great scoring chances.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-0 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ โ€“ 04 Jan 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-0 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
World Junior Championship Semifinal
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 04 January 2021

As it has every game this tournament, Canada roared out to an early lead and never looked back. Tonight, Russia was the victim, and the 5-0 score was richly dserved by the more determined and aggressive Canadians.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-0 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 02 Jan 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-0 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
World Junior Championship Quarterfinal
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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 Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 31 Dec 2020


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Thursday, 31 December 2020

From the opening faceoff Canada attacked the Finns wave after wave, pursuing every puck with purpose and taking away the Finnsโ€™ time to think. The result was a thoroughly dominating 4-1 win.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 10-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€“ 29 Dec 2020


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 10-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Canada’s Quinton Byfield led the way with two goals and four assists in a 10-0 victory over Switzerland at the 2021 World Juniors on Tuesday. The host nation has won three straight games, while the Swiss suffered their third straight loss.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-1 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 27 Dec 2020


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canada 3-1 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 27 December 2020

There were no 16 goals tonight for Canada, no tired or under-manned opponent, only a determined and persistent Slovakian team clearly bent on containing Canadaโ€™s speed come what may.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 16-2 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 26 Dec 2020


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canada 16-2 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Saturday, 26 December 2020

Defending champions Canada stormed out of the gates, scoring early and often in a 16-2 victory over Germany in its first game of the 2021 World Juniors.
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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 โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 1-0 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ โ€“ 23 Dec 2020


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canada 1-0 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Exhibition Game
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Jamie Drysdale broke open a scoreless game at 3:52 of the third period as Canada defeated Russia 1-0 on Wesneday night in their only pre-competition match ahead of the 2021 IIHF World Juniors.
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