KHL IX Gala Hands Out Awards To IHLC Winners


The KHL tonight handed out its awards to the best players in the league at the KHL IX ceremony in Moscow, with Metallurg star Sergei Mozyakin once again dominating the ceremony, taking home four trophies (including league MVP), along with nine other IHLC winners from four countries also winning awards.
Continue reading

Major Announcements Made At 2017 IIHF Congress


The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2017 World Championships in Cologne, Germany, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
Continue reading

IHLC Preview – 2017 World Championship


The grand finale of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 5 in both Cologne and Paris, with the top 16 hockey nations on earth meeting to compete at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.
Continue reading

2017 Euro Hockey Challenge Schedule Confirmed

ehc2017-schedule
After two seasons of a consistent format, the Euro Hockey Challenge has undergone yet another change for the 2017 iteration, leading up to the IIHF World Championships the following month in Cologne and Paris.
Continue reading

In Memoriam – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2011-12

lokomotiv
Today marks the anniversary of the tragic air disaster of Yak Service Flight 9633 on September 7, 2011, that crashed near Yaroslavl, Russia, and killed the entire roster and staff of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL, and all but one of the flight crew members, when a pilot error caused the aircraft to fail its takeoff, running off the runway and crashing into a tower mast.

IIHF president Rene Fasel declared the crash as “the darkest day in the history of our sport,” as fans from across the world, and in particular Russia and the eight other nations represented by team players and staff, mourned for the shocking and tragic loss. On this sad anniversary, the IHLC commemorates this deep loss, and remember those who perished in the accident.
Continue reading

Norway, Slovenia, Germany Nab Final 2018 Olympic Spots

OLYqualifiers
After nearly a year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Bulgaria last October, three rounds of play and 28 teams competing for just three spots in Pyeongchang, the final slots were today locked up by Norway, Slovenia and Germany for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Continue reading

2017 World Championships Schedule Released

2017worlds-schedule
The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2017 World Championships in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany, with defending champions Canada opening the tournament against Czechia, while hosts Germany open the tournament against the United States on opening day, and France hosts Norway on day two.
Continue reading

IHLC Preview – 2016 World Championship

WC16-preview
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.
Continue reading

IHLC 2015 In Review – Men’s

m-ihlcinreview-2016
2015 was a wild year for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, with the Euro Hockey Tour and World Championship providing much drama as the title changed through the hands of three world powers by the close of the 2015 Worlds in Czechia.
Continue reading