๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus Promoted To World Junior Top Division In 2023


After a one-year stasis of the same ten teams in the World Junior Championship Top Division thanks to COVID-19, today Belarus punched their ticket to Russia in 2023 by emerging victorious atop Division IA in Denmark, going a perfect 5-0 in the tournament and sealing their victory with a win over Norway.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Czechia, Denmark, Sweden Clinch Final 2022 Women’s Olympic Qualifying Spots


After just three months Olympic qualifiers that were set to begin nearly a year ago, but delayed due to COVID-19, the three final qualification spots for a trip to Beijing were today clinched by Czechia, Denmark and Sweden for the 2022 Winter 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 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‡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‡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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2020 Womenโ€™s World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, which hopes to bring as much drama and excitement as the last year’s tournament in Finland did.
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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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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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๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ 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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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Sweden, France Relegated From Women’s World Championship


In one unsurprising development, and in another very surprising development, France and Sweden have been relegated to Division IA of the 2020 Women’s World Championship, with France going back down after their first trip to the Top Division, while Sweden is relegated for the first time in their history.
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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 Sout 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‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France Clinches Final Spot In 2019 World Women’s Championships


France’s women’s hockey team has made history in the Alps commune of Vaujany, as they became the tenth and final team to clinch a spot at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship, becoming the first team to join the Top Division since the tournament expanded to ten teams in 2017.
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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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๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Austria, South Korea Promoted To 2018 World Championship


The two teams that narrowly missed promotion to the 2017 World Championship today both punched their tickets to the 2018 tournament in Denmark, with Austria and South Korea locking up their spots at the World Championship Division IA finals in Kiev, Ukraine.
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IHLC 2016 In Review – Men’s

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The International Hockey Lineal Championship doubled up on champions in 2016,ย with six different nations taking hold of the IHLC over a span of 23 games, leaving an unlikely countryย the incumbent champion heading into 2017.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-1 Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ – 01 Nov 2016

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canada 5-1ย Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Exhibition Game
Tรผskecsarnok, Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Tuesday, 01 November 2016

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1st Period
10:49 – ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Wehrs, delay of game
11:06 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Buck, high stickingย double minor
13:26 – ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บย PP GOAL – Sofron (Kรณger)
13:53 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Holzapfel (Parkes, Genoway)
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๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Team Europe Advances To World Cup Final, Ends IHLC Defence

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While the notion of the Team Europe and North America squads at the 2016 World Cup Of Hockey were seen as gimmicky by many, they have served as not only a pleasant surprise to fans around the world, but as now one of the top two teamsย in international hockey.
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๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Kazakhstan, Hungary Relegated From World Championship

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With the medal rounds set at the 2016 World Championship in Russia, the two relegated squads are now determined as well, with newly promoted Kazakhstan and Hungary both falling back to Division IA in 2017 after failing to clinch their spots for the 2017 Top Division in France and Germany.
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