๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ 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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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 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 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 22 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 22 August 2021

So, we meet again! The defending champion U.S. blanked 2019 silver medalist Finland 3-0 in Sundayโ€™s late game at Calgaryโ€™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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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Revised 2021 Womenโ€™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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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 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 โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (OT) โ€“ 06 Jun 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย (OT)

World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arฤ“na Rฤซga, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
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 โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-1 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 05 Jun 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-1 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

World Championship Semifinal
Arฤ“na Rฤซga, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
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 โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 1-0 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 03 Jun 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 1-0 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

World Championship Quarterfinal
Arฤ“na Rฤซga, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
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 teamโ€™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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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 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 Rฤซga, Latvia.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2021 Womenโ€™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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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 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 Rฤซga, 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 โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 3-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 11 Feb 2021


๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 3-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Beijer Hockey Games
Malmรถ Arena, Malmรถ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
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 Malmรถ, Sweden, claiming a narrow 3-2 win.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 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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๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป 2021 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2021 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Rฤซga, 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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