Niklas Bäckström Retires From Tappara At Age 41


Finnish netminder Niklas Bäckström, a key to the Leijonat goaltending corps since 1998, today announced his retirement from Tappara of the Liiga, joining the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets as a European scout.
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Nikita Kucherov Highlights Winners At 2019 NHL Awards


The National Hockey League handed out its hardware to the best players in the world for the 2018-19 season in Las Vegas, with eleven IHLC holders representing six countries taking home trophies.
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Riikka Sallinen Retires For Second Time At 46


Finnish forward Riikka Sallinen (previously Välilä, née Nieminen), an integral member of the Naisleijonat since 1989 who retired in 2003, but returned in 2013, today announced her re-retirement from professional hockey at the age of 46.
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IHLC Results – Finland 3-1 Canada – 26 May 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 3-1 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
Sunday, 26 May 2019

If you didn’t know the players on an inexperienced Finnish national team before this World Championship, you most certainly do now. This collection of apparent unknowns and never-played-befores defeated Canada 3-1 to win their second gold in as many hostings by Slovakia, the previous win coming in 2011.
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IHLC Results – Finland 1-0 Russia – 25 May 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 1-0 Russia 🇷🇺
World Championship Semifinal
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
Saturday, 25 May 2019

Marko Anttila scored the third-period winner with 9:42 left as Finland stunned Russia 1-0 in a tense, tactical semi-final to move on to the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship gold medal game.
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Major Announcements Made At 2019 IIHF Congress


The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2019 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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IHLC Preview – 2019 World Championship


The finish of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 10 in Bratislava and Košice, Slovakia, with the top sixteen hockey countries in the world meeting to compete at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
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Russia Wins Euro Hockey Tour, Czechia Wins Euro Hockey Challenge


With the conclusion of both the Euro Hockey Tour and Euro Hockey Challenge, as the season ends to ring in the start of the 2019 World Championship in Bratislava and Košice, Slovakia, the winners of both the four-nation Euro Hockey Tour and 12-nation Euro Hockey Challenge have been crowned for the 2018-19 season.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 3-1 Finland – 26 Apr 2019


🇸🇪 Sweden 3-1 Finland 🇫🇮
Euro Hockey Challenge
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Friday, 26 April 2019

BOXSCORE
1st Period
10:59 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Koivisto, holding
16:13 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Svedberg, checking to the head minor + 10 min. misconduct
16:41 – 🇫🇮 PP GOAL – Rajala (Pesonen, Lehtonen)
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