IHLC 2016 In Review – Men’s

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

🇨🇦 Canada 5-1 Hungary 🇭🇺
Exhibition Game
Tüskecsarnok, Budapest 🇭🇺
Tuesday, 01 November 2016

1st Period
10:49 – 🇭🇺 PEN – Wehrs, delay of game
11:06 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Buck, high sticking double minor
13:26 – 🇭🇺 PP GOAL – Sofron (Kóger)
13:53 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Holzapfel (Parkes, Genoway)
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Team Europe Advances To World Cup Final, Ends IHLC Defence

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 teams in international hockey.
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Kazakhstan, Hungary Relegated From World Championship

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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IHLC Results – Canada 7-1 Hungary – 08 May 2016

🇨🇦 Canada 7-1 Hungary 🇭🇺
World Championship Preliminary Round
Yubileyniy Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Sunday, 08 May 2016

Canada scored four goals in just over five minutes in the second period en route to a 7-1 thrashing of newly promoted Hungary on Sunday in Saint Petersburg.
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IHLC Preview – 2016 World Championship

The grand finale of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 6 in Russia, with the top 16 hockey nations on earth meeting in Russia to compete at the 80th IIHF World Championship.
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Japan, Poland & Italy Advance To Olympic Final Qualification

The second leg of Olympic Qualification is in the books, with Japan, Poland and Italy emerging victorious in the Pre-Qualification Round to advance to the Final Qualification round in September, with the winners moving on to Korea in 2018.
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IIHF Announces Hall Of Fame 2016 Class

The International Ice Hockey Federation announced their 2016 Hall Of Fame class, to be inducted during the 2016 World Championships in Russia. The class includes five players and two coaches from six different countries, including two posthumous inductions, that have held a myriad of World Championship, Olympic and World Cup medals, along with a number of International Hockey Lineal Championship titles.
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2016 World Championship Schedule Released

The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2016 World Championship in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, with defending champs Canada opening the tournament against their cross-border rivals the United States, while Russia aims to avenge its Silver medal finish by opening against their historical rivals Czechia.
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World Championship Sets Fields For 2016 Worlds, 2018 Olympics

With the dust settled over Prague, and Canada returning to North America with World Championship Gold in tow, we can not only look back on a tremendous (and record-breaking) 2015 tournament, but to future tournaments in men’s hockey, particularly next year’s Worlds and the 2018 Olympics.
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