๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Italy, Great Britain Relegated From World Championship Top Division


A day before the group round came to a close at the 2022 World Championship, both relegation spots to Division IA in 2023 were clinched, with Italy and Great Britain gaining the dubious distinction of being sent down, at the hands of Kazakhstan and Austria, respectively.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 6-0 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง – 17 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 6-0 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
World Championship Preliminary Round
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Sweden is the second team in Group B to reach nine points in three games following a 6-0 victory over Great Britain in Tampere at the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 5-1 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง – 14 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 5-1 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
World Championship Preliminary Round
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Saturday, 14 May 2022

It took some time, but Czechia delivered the expected victory over Great Britain in its opening game.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Championship


The top teams in international hockey will converge on Tampere and Helsinki, Finland starting this Friday, 13 May, kicking off the premiere event of the global hockey calendar, the 2022 IIHF World Championship.
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IHLC 2021 In Review – Men’s


With the international hockey calendar returning (relatively) to normal in 2021, the IHLC saw a flurry of activity throughout the year, bookended with stops on the Euro Hockey Tour, and a relocated World Championship in between. Continue reading

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‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Great Britain Contends For IHLC For First Time In Decades


Despite being one of the four founders of the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1908, and an early dominant player in international hockey, Saturday saw Great Britain’s national team compete for the IHLC for the first time in 28 years, and for the first time at a World Championship in 59 years. Continue reading

IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 6-1 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง โ€“ 29 May 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 6-1 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rฤซga ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
Saturday, 29 May 2021

The Czech Republic recorded its third straight victory with a comfortable 6-1 success over Great Britain in Saturdayโ€™s opening Group A game in Rฤซga. After losing the first two in this championship, the Czechs were under pressure. Since then, wins over Belarus, Sweden and now Britain have lifted Filip Peลกรกn’s team firmly into the playoff picture.
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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‡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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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ IHLC Classics: Foster & Brenchley Shock The World

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.” To celebrate on what should have been the day of the 2020 World Championship Gold Medal final, instead we recap one of the biggest upsets in Olympic and World Championship history, the fall of Canada at the hands of Great Britain in 1936.

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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Great Britain 2-1 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Olympic Secondย Round

Olympia-Kunsteis-Stadion, Garmisch-Partenkirchen ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tuesday, 11 February 1936

It was an Olympics coated in sportive controversy and by the presence of Adolf Hitler, who used the global sports event as a propaganda tool, three years before the outbreak of the biggest catastrophe in the history of mankind.

In the end, history shows that Canada lost the Gold medal and Great Britain won. The process to that result, however, was anything but simple.
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2020 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2020 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Lausanne and Zรผrich, Switzerland, returning to the nation for the first time since Bern and Kloten hosted in 2009.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น France, Austria Relegated From World Championship


Both relegation games at the 2019 World Championship came down to thrilling and surprising finishes, with Great Britain and Italy, both promoted from Division IA in 2018, upsetting France and Austria respectively to send them down to Division IA in 2020, while each punching their ticket back to the Top Division in Switzerland.
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IHLC Preview – 2019 World Championship


The finish of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on 10 May in Bratislava and Koลกice, Slovakia, with the top sixteen hockey countries in the world meeting to compete at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
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๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Kazakhstan, Belarus Promoted To 2020 World Championship


The Division IA World Championship tournament saw the return of two powerhouses to the Top Division in 2020, with Belarus and hosts Kazakhstan clinching spots for next year in Switzerland at the 2019 tournament in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
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2019 World Championship Schedule Released


The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2019 World Championship in Bratislava and Koลกice, Slovakia, with defending champions Sweden opening the tournament against the Czechs, while hosts Slovakia open the tournament against the United States.
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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Belarus, South Korea 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 South Korea clinching the second relegation, after Belarus, with a day still remaining in group play at the tournament in Denmark.
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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Great Britain, Italy Promoted To 2019 World Championship


The Division IA World Championship tournament saw one expected and one very surprising participant both qualify for the 2019 World Championship top division in Slovakia, with Italy returning after a one-year absence, while Great Britain returns after a quarter century absence.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Slovenia, Italy Relegated From World Championship


Still with a dayย until the end of the 2017 World Championship group round, the two relegated teams for 2018 have already been determined, with both Slovenia and Italy, who only gained promotion in 2016, set to return to Division IA next season.
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IHLC Team Profiles – ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Great Britain

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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GREAT BRITAIN (GBR) Menโ€™s National Ice Hockey Team (1906-)
27ย wins, 5ย reigns, 30ย gamesย with IHLC – rankedย 10th
IHLC last held 20 March 1950

One of the original contenders of the International Hockey Lineal Championship, Great Britainย won the third ever IHLC from France in their first tilt in 1907. The Lions were a major competitor in the pre-war era, shocking the world with a Gold medal at the 1936 Olympics, followed up with back-to-back World Championship Silvers in 1937 and 1938. However, the outbreak of World War II put a damper on the team, as they fell out of contention shortly after the war, have not held the IHLC since 1950, and have only qualified for the Top Division five times since 1951 (1962, 1994, 2019, 2021-22).
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