IIHF Announces More Tournaments Cancelled Due To Pandemic

After a few months of relative peace on the international hockey front, and even the return of international competition as recently as two weeks ago, the IIHF today announced that a number of international tournaments will be cancelled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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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🇨🇦 Edmonton To Be Sole Host Of 2021 World Junior Bubble

Shortly after the IIHF announced that all lower-tier World Junior tournaments would be cancelled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they today announced that the 2021 World Juniors Top Division will now be hosted in a “bubble” in Edmonton, which is currently hosting the 2020 NHL playoffs in a similar bubble, with the 2022 World Juniors to now be hosted jointly by Edmonton and Red Deer, ideally in front of fans.
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IIHF Cancels Lower-Tier Men’s Junior Tournaments

While there was initial hope following the widespread cancellation of all senior men’s and women’s IIHF events this past spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the resurgence of the virus in many parts of the world has prompted the IIHF to cancel a number of new tournaments for this winter, including all lower-tier men’s under-20 World Junior tournaments.
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2020 IIHF Extraordinary Congress Sets Future Calendar

With the scheduled 2020 IIHF Congress that was set for Zürich during the now-cancelled 2020 World Championships, today the International Ice Hockey Federation held their Extraordinary Congress virtually (due to the COVID-19 pandemic), setting the schedule for both the 2020-21 international hockey calendar, as well as for the 2022 Olympic qualification.
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IHLC 2017 In Review – Women’s

The International Hockey Lineal Championship saw its usual see-saw between Canada and the United States on the women’s side, trading back and forth over a 15-game span in 2017, with both teams working to build momentum for the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 2-1 United States 🇺🇸 (OT) – 17 Dec 2017

🇨🇦 Canada 2-1 United States 🇺🇸 (OT)
Exhibition Game
Rogers Place, Edmonton 🇨🇦
Sunday, 17 December 2017

Jennifer Wakefield scored with 26 seconds to play in overtime as Canada’s National Women’s Team defeated the United States 2-1 to close out the teams’ six-game pre-Olympic series.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 5-3 Canada 🇨🇦 – 23 Dec 2011

🇸🇪 Sweden 5-3 Canada 🇨🇦
Exhibition Game
Rexall Place, Edmonton 🇨🇦
Friday, 23 December 2011

If you are going to have a wake-up call, better it comes in exhibition play like it did on Friday for Canada.

Mika Zibanejad scored a pair of goals as Sweden finished pre-tournament play for the upcoming IIHF world junior hockey championships by holding on for a 5-3 victory over Canada.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 6-4 Finland 🇫🇮 – 01 Jan 1995

🇨🇦 Canada 6-4 Finland 🇫🇮
World Junior Championship Group Round
Edmonton Coliseum, Edmonton 🇨🇦
Sunday, 01 January 1995

1st Period
00:44 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Courville (Allison, Murray)
09:32 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Sova, interference
12:02 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Smyth, interference
15:34 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Karalahti, holding
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 6-5 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 18 Sep 1984

🇨🇦 Canada 6-5 Sweden 🇸🇪
Canada Cup Final, Game 2

Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton 🇨🇦
Tuesday, 18 September 1984

1st Period
02:00 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Messier (Gartner, Anderson)

04:39 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Gretzky (Middleton, Goulet)
06:00 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Robinson (Šťastný, Bourne)
07:17 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Tonelli (Sutter, Bossy)
12:18 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Bourque, high sticking
14:30 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Ericsson, interference
16:44 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Sutter (Tonelli)
19:36 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Nilsson (Gradin, Håkansson)
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