🇨🇦 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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🇨🇦 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, and delaying another month to meet Canadian quarantine protocols, today the IIHF announced the schedule for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, who will host after postponing the 2020 edition of the tournament.
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🇷🇺 Undefeated Russia Clinches 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour


With three months to go until the formal end of the 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour and the start of the 2021 World Championship in Rīga, Russia today clinched the Euro Hockey Tour championship in record fashion, dumping Czechia to improve to a perfect 9-0 in tournament play thus far.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 – 11 Feb 2021


🇷🇺 Russia 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮
Beijer Hockey Games
Malmö Arena, Malmö 🇸🇪
Thursday, 11 February 2021

In the first match of the third stage of the Euro Hockey Tour, the senior Russian national team emerged victorious against Finland in Malmö, Sweden, claiming a narrow 3-2 win.
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🇫🇮 Mikko Koivu Announces Surprise Retirement At Age 37


After just seven games in Columbus, Finnish forward Mikko Koivu today announced his retirement from hockey after fifteen NHL seasons, noting his level of play was not up to his standard, just a month shy of his 38th birthday.
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🇱🇻 2021 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2021 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Rīga, Latvia, marking the return of the World Championship after its historic cancellation last year, returning to Latvia for the first time in 15 years.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 4-1 Finland 🇫🇮 – 31 Dec 2020


🇨🇦 Canada 4-1 Finland 🇫🇮
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton 🇨🇦
Thursday, 31 December 2020

From the opening faceoff Canada attacked the Finns wave after wave, pursuing every puck with purpose and taking away the Finns’ time to think. The result was a thoroughly dominating 4-1 win.
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IHLC 2020 In Review – Men’s


Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hockey Lineal Championship only saw nine games of competition this year on the men’s side, staying completely within the confines of the Euro Hockey Tour, due to May’s World Championships being cancelled in Switzerland.
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IHLC Preview – 2021 World Junior Championship


The first IIHF “bubble” tournament is set to begin in Edmonton, Canada, with the 2020 calendar year coming to a close with the start of the 2021 World Junior Championship, being held in a contained Rogers Place with the top nations in the hockey world looking to earn glory in the midst of a pandemic.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 5-1 Finland 🇫🇮 – 20 Dec 2020


🇷🇺 Russia 5-1 Finland 🇫🇮
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena, Moscow 🇷🇺
Sunday, 20 December 2020

In Moscow, the senior Russian national team produced a clinical performance against Finland in the concluding match of the Channel One Cup, earning a 5-1 victory to consequently win the second stage of the 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour with a perfect record.
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