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 – Apr. 26, 2019


🇸🇪 Sweden 3-1 Finland 🇫🇮
Euro Hockey Challenge
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Friday, April 26, 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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IHLC Results – Finland 5-4 Sweden – Apr. 25, 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 5-4 Sweden 🇸🇪
Euro Hockey Challenge
Lumon Areena, Kouvola 🇫🇮
Thursday, April 25, 2019

BOXSCORE
1st Period
11:20 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Bristedt, high sticking
13:44 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Andersson
14:09 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Ojamäki (Kuusela, Luostarinen)

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IHLC Results – Finland 7-0 Norway – Apr. 19, 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 7-0 Norway 🇳🇴
Euro Hockey Challenge
Kokkolan Jäähalli, Kokkola 🇫🇮
Friday, April 19, 2019

BOXSCORE
1st Period
07:58 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Laurikainen, delay of game
17:01 – 🇳🇴 PEN – Lindström, tripping
18:00 – 🇫🇮 PP GOAL – Ilomäki (Manninen, Hakulinen)
18:17 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Vainio (Björninen)
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IHLC Results – Finland 3-1 Norway – Apr. 18, 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 3-1 Norway 🇳🇴
Euro Hockey Challenge
Lappi Areena, Rovaniemi 🇫🇮
Thursday, April 18, 2019

BOXSCORE
1st Period
06:57 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Ruotsalainen (Lehtonen, Anttila)
08:04 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Manninen (Sund, Sallinen)
11:55 – 🇳🇴 PEN – Lindström, tripping
16:32 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Luostarinen, hooking
17:55 – 🇳🇴 PP GOAL – Haga (Johannesen, Holøs)
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Venla Hovi Announces Retirement After Historic Worlds Silver Medal


Finnish forward Venla Hovi, only a day removed from Finland’s shocking silver medal finish on home ice at the 2019 Women’s World Championship, announced her retirement on Twitter at age 31, capping a year of both Worlds silver and a Clarkson Cup.
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IHLC Results – United States 2-1 Finland (SO) – Apr. 14, 2019


🇺🇸 United States 2-1 Finland 🇫🇮 (SO)
Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Annie Pankowski scored twice, including the shootout winner, as the U.S. claimed a wild 2-1 victory over Finland in the 2019 Women’s Worlds gold medal game. It’s the fifth straight American world title.
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Hungary, Denmark Promoted To 2020 Women’s World Championship


Just days after France and Sweden were relegated to Division IA at the 2020 Women’s World Championship, their spots were claimed by long-time returnees Denmark and first-timers Hungary for the Top Division in 2020.
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IHLC Results – Finland 2-1 Denmark – Apr. 13, 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 2-1 Denmark 🇩🇰
Euro Hockey Challenge
Frøs Arena, Vojens 🇩🇰
Saturday, April 13, 2019

BOXSCORE
1st Period
07:13 – 🇩🇰 GOAL – Bau (Meyer, N. Jensen)
12:31 – 🇩🇰 PEN – O. Lauridsen, tripping
19:40 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Suomi, hooking
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