Belarus, Korea Republic Relegated From World Championship


An expected team and a very unexpected team both clinched the unwanted spots of relegation to Division IA at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, with Korea Republic clinching the second relegation, after Belarus, with a day still remaining in group play at the tournament in Denmark.
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IHLC Preview – 2018 World Championship


The finish of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 4 in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, with the top sixteen hockey countries in the world meeting to compete at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.
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Finland Wins 2018 Euro Hockey Tour & Challenge


For just the second time in history, the same nation has captured both the Euro Hockey Tour and Euro Hockey Challenge titles, with Finland today eking out Sweden to lock up the 2017-18 Tour, becoming the second team after Czechia in 2012 to achieve the double.
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Ak Bars Kazan Wins Historic Third Gagarin Cup With 16 IHLC Winners


Ak Bars Kazan made KHL history on home ice, upending the expected champion CSKA Moscow in only five games to win the 2018 Gagarin Cup, becoming the first team in the league’s decade-long history to win three titles (2008, 2009, 2018).
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Korea Republic Becomes First New Men’s IHLC Contender In 15 Years


In an international hockey world that seldom sees new nations emerge to contend for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, Slovakia’s IHLC win over Latvia today confirmed their next opponent will be the Korea Republic (South Korea), making the Koreans the first new team in 15 years to contend for the IHLC.
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France Clinches Final Spot In 2019 World Women’s Championships


France’s women’s hockey team has made history in the Alps commune of Vaujany, as they became the tenth and final team to clinch a spot at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship, becoming the first team to join the Top Division since the tournament expanded to ten teams in 2017.
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IHLC Results – Finland 5-1 Norway – Feb. 16, 2018


 Finland 5-1 Norway 
Olympic Preliminary Round
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Friday, February 16, 2018

Norway struck first through Patrick Thoresen, but Eeli Tolvanen sparked a revival as Finland collected its second win in Gangneung.

Eeli Tolvanen scored twice to help Finland overcome an early deficit and ease to a 5-1 victory against its Nordic neighbour.
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IHLC Results – Finland 5-2 Germany – Feb. 15, 2018


 Finland 5-2 Germany 
Olympic Preliminary Round
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Eeli Tolvanen, an 18-year-old Olympic rookie, made a splashy debut with a goal and three assists as Finland beat Germany 5-2 to kick off Group C on Thursday.
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IHLC Results – Canada 4-1 Finland – Feb. 13, 2018


 Canada 4-1 Finland 
Olympic Preliminary Round
Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Remembering last year’s loss at the Women’s Worlds, Canada came out firing on all cylinders and took advantage of some weak defence by the Finns, winning 4-1.
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