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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🇫🇷🇨🇭 Tardif Named New IIHF President, Fasel Inducted To IIHF Hall Of Fame

After a four-round vote to replace IIHF President René 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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🇨🇳 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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IIHF Congress Approves Women’s World Championships In Olympic Years

After over twenty years of not holding the IIHF Women’s World Championship in years when the Olympics are taking place, today the IIHF Congress voted to allow for both tournaments to be held the same calendar year every four years, with the tournament moving from April to August in Olympic years, starting in 2022.
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🇨🇳 NHL, IIHF Reach Agreement On 2022 Olympic Participation

After the NHL and NHL Player’s Association came to an agreement last summer to participate at both the 2022 and 2026 Olympics, pending negotiations with the International Olympic Committee and IIHF, today it was announced that NHL players will in fact participate at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, marking their return to the Games after skipping the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
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🇸🇰 🇱🇻 🇩🇰 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 – 🇺🇸 United States 3-0 Finland 🇫🇮 – 22 Aug 2021

🇺🇸 United States 3-0 Finland 🇫🇮
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary 🇨🇦
Sunday, 22 August 2021

So, we meet again! The defending champion U.S. blanked 2019 silver medalist Finland 3-0 in Sunday’s late game at Calgary’s WinSport Arena.
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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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🇫🇮 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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🇨🇦 Revised 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, 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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🇫🇮 Pekka Rinne Retires As Winningest Finnish Goalie In NHL History

Finnish netminder Pekka Rinne, whose 13-year pro career saw him become the winningest Finnish goaltender in NHL history, today announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 38, spending his entire pro career with the Nashville Predators.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 (OT) – 06 Jun 2021

🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 (OT)

World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Sunday, 06 June 2021

Nick Paul scored at 6:26 of the first three-on-three unlimited overtime to give Canada its 21st all-time gold medal at the World Championship. The goal gave Canada a 3-2 win over Finland and avenges a 2019 loss at the hands of Suomi. It is Canada’s third gold in the last six years.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 2-1 Germany 🇩🇪 – 05 Jun 2021

🇫🇮 Finland 2-1 Germany 🇩🇪

World Championship Semifinal
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Saturday, 05 June 2021

Germany put up a mighty challenge, but the champion still reigns for another day as Finland built up a 2-0 first-period lead and held on to win an emotional semi-final game 2-1.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 1-0 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 03 Jun 2021

🇫🇮 Finland 1-0 Czechia 🇨🇿

World Championship Quarterfinal
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Thursday, 03 June 2021

Two years ago in Slovakia, Finland won its third World Championship gold medal following three consecutive tight-checking, low-scoring games.

Following the team’s 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals, the Jukka Jalonen-coached and Marko Antilla-captained team is one-third the way there at the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
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🇫🇮 Jussi Jokinen Announces Retirement Following 21 Year Pro Career

Finnish forward Jussi Jokinen, a journeyman forward in the professional ranks who was a constant on the Leijonat roster, today announced his retirement following the end of the Liiga season, capping a 21 year professional career across eleven teams in four countries.
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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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