KHL Closing Ceremony Awards KHL’s Best, IHLC Winners


The KHL formally closed their tenth season tonight in Moscow with their annual Closing Ceremony, awarding the league’s top teams, players and executives for their performance this year, with finalists SKA Saint Petersburg and Ak Bars Kazan drawing in the biggest haul and thirteen IHLC winners taking home trophies.
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Belarus, Korea Republic 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 Korea Republic clinching the second relegation, after Belarus, with a day still remaining in group play at the tournament in Denmark.
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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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Korea Republic Becomes First New Men’s IHLC Contender In 15 Years


In an international hockey world that seldom sees new nations emerge to contend for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, Slovakia’s IHLC win over Latvia today confirmed their next opponent will be the Korea Republic (South Korea), making the Koreans the first new team in 15 years to contend for the IHLC.
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Ukranian Players Caught Up In Division IA Bribery Scandal


A bribery scandal has struck the hockey world, with news coming from Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat that two Ukranian players were caught accepting bribes to throw the 2017 World Championship Division IA, which clinched Korea their first promotion in history to the 2018 World Championships, putting the legitimacy of their win, along with Korea’s future, in potential doubt.
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Slovenia, Italy Relegated From World Championship


Still with a day 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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Austria, 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 Korea locking up their spots at the World Championship Division IA finals in Kiev, Ukraine.
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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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IHLC Preview – 2016 World Championship

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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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