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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IHLC 2021 In Review – Men’s


With the international hockey calendar returning (relatively) to normal in 2021, the IHLC saw a flurry of activity throughout the year, bookended with stops on the Euro Hockey Tour, and a relocated World Championship in between. Continue reading

IHLC 2021 In Review – Women’s


After a tumultuous year that saw the IIHF Women’s Championship be cancelled for the second straight year, then revived in August, the IHLC finally saw a return to relative normalcy in the second half of 2021, in the lead-up to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
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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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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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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-2 Russia (OT) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 19 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-2 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (OT)
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena,ย Moscowย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Sunday, 19 December 2021

In a dramatic battle, Russia only managed to claim one point against Finland in the concluding match of the 2021 Channel One Cup in Moscow, conceding a narrow 3-2 defeat in overtime.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Czechia, Denmark, Sweden Clinch Final 2022 Women’s Olympic Qualifying Spots


After just three months Olympic qualifiers that were set to begin nearly a year ago, but delayed due to COVID-19, the three final qualification spots for a trip to Beijing were today clinched by Czechia, Denmark and Sweden for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 14 Nov 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Exhibition Game
Gatorade Center, Turku ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Sunday, 14 November 2021

Victoria Bach scored twice, Brianne Jenner had a goal and two assists, and Canada defeated hosts Finland 5-1 on Sunday in women’s hockey to sweep the countries’ three-game exhibition series.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 8-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 13 Nov 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 8-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Exhibition Game
Gatorade Center, Turku ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Saturday, 13 November 2021

Natalie Spooner had a hat trick, Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice, and Canada thumped Finland 8-0 on Saturday in women’s hockey.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 11 Nov 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Exhibition Game
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Thursday, 11 November 2021

Mรฉlodie Daoust scored the winning goal as Canada downed host Finland 4-2 in a women’s hockey game Thursday.
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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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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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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Tardif Named New IIHF President, Fasel Inducted To IIHF Hall Of Fame


After a four-round vote to replace IIHF President Renรฉ 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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ 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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