🇨🇦 Edmonton To Be Sole Host Of 2021 World Junior Bubble


Shortly after the IIHF announced that all lower-tier World Junior tournaments would be cancelled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they today announced that the 2021 World Juniors Top Division will now be hosted in a “bubble” in Edmonton, which is currently hosting the 2020 NHL playoffs in a similar bubble, with the 2022 World Juniors to now be hosted jointly by Edmonton and Red Deer, ideally in front of fans.
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🇸🇰 🇷🇺 IHLC Classics: Bondra’s “Zlatý Gól”

From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” Today, in honour of Slovakian Constitution Day, we feature Slovakia’s historic first World Championship Gold Medal from 2002, a stunning upset over Russia less than a decade after gaining independence.

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🇸🇰 Slovakia 4-3 Russia 🇷🇺
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Scandinavium, Gothenburg 🇸🇪
Saturday, 11 May 2002

To fully understand the impact of Slovakia’s first World Championship gold medal in hockey, we need to rewind. The dissolution of Czechoslovakia on January 1, 1993, meant that the Czech Ice Hockey Association took over the position of former Czechoslovakia while Slovakia was considered a “new” hockey nation. As a result, the Slovaks had to start from scratch in the IIHF World Championship program and work their way up through the divisions.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 6-3 Russia 🇷🇺 – 06 Nov 2016

🇸🇪 Sweden 6-3 Russia 🇷🇺
Four Nations Cup
Frölundaborg Isstadion, Gothenburg 🇸🇪
Sunday, 06 November 2016

BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:20 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Alexeyev, holding
06:16 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Chebykin, interference
06:29 – 🇸🇪 PP GOAL – Andersson (Bernhardt, Pettersson)
06:48 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Shvyryov (Veryayev)
07:44 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Brännström, hooking
10:03 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Pettersson (Andersson, Grundström)
16:32 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Karlström, high sticking
16:32 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Voronkov, roughing
16:32 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Ohlsson, roughing
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 4-3 Finland 🇫🇮 (OT) – 05 Nov 2016

🇸🇪 Sweden 4-3 Finland 🇫🇮 (OT)
Four Nations Cup
Frölundaborg Isstadion, Gothenburg 🇸🇪
Saturday, 05 November 2016

BOXSCORE
1st Period
18:45 – 🇫🇮 PEN – team, too many players
19:06 – 🇸🇪 PP GOAL – Pettersson (Brännström)
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 2-1 Russia 🇷🇺 (SO) – 04 Nov 2016

🇫🇮 Finland 2-1 Russia 🇷🇺 (SO)
Four Nations Cup
Frölundaborg Isstadion, Gothenburg 🇸🇪
Friday, 04 November 2016

BOXSCORE
1st Period
04:48 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Parikka, hooking
09:57 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Salo, high sticking
16:28 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Vesalainen, high sticking
19:37 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Ruotsalainen, cross checking
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2016 World Cup Exhibition Schedule Released

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The exhibition schedule in advance of the 2016 World Cup in Toronto has been unveiled, with 12 games on tilt the week before the tournament in 10 cities across six nations on two continents.
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🇸🇰 Richard Lintner Retires To Begin Broadcasting Career

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After a lengthy career that spanned the NHL, KHL and top leagues in Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and his native Slovakia, Slovak national team mainstay Richard Lintner today announced his retirement from his hometown club Dukla Trenčín, after spending parts of the last season transitioning to a career in broadcasting and marketing.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇰 Slovakia 4-3 Russia 🇷🇺 – 11 May 2002

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🇸🇰 Slovakia 4-3 Russia 🇷🇺
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Scandinavium, Gothenburg 🇸🇪
Saturday, 11 May 2002

To fully understand the impact of Slovakia’s first World Championship gold medal in hockey, we need to rewind. The dissolution of Czechoslovakia on January 1, 1993, meant that the Czech Ice Hockey Association took over the position of former Czechoslovakia while Slovakia was considered a “new” hockey nation. As a result, the Slovaks had to start from scratch in the IIHF World Championship program and work their way up through the divisions.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 – 09 May 2002

🇷🇺 Russia 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮
World Championship Semifinal
Scandinavium, Gothenburg 🇸🇪
Thursday, 09 May 2002

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:44 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Prokopiev, interference
04:37 – 🇫🇮 PP GOAL – Karalahti (Helminen, Timonen)
07:28 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Vyshedkevich, holding
08:40 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Miettinen, interference
09:57 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Pärssinen, hooking
10:19 – 🇷🇺 PP2 GOAL – Zatonski (Sushinski)
12:22 -🇷🇺 PEN – Butsayev, hooking
14:09 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Zatonski, interference
19:49 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Prokopiev, high sticking
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