In the concluding match of the Swedish Hockey Games, the third stage of the 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour, the senior Russian national team defeated the Czech Republic 7-4 in a goal-filled thriller in Malmö. Continue reading →
In the second match of the third stage of the 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour, the senior Russian national team sneaked past host nation Sweden, claiming a narrow 2-1 victory in a penalty shootout. Continue reading →
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.” Today, in honour of Finnish Independence Day, we look back at Finland’s third ever World Junior Championship in 2014, perhaps their most significant by virtue of being won against Sweden, their biggest rival, on Swedish turf.
The U.S. women’s national team looks to continue its torrid winning streak since Sochi, looking to capture another clean sheet at the 2016 World Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia, after cleaning house at both the 2015 Worlds and 2016 Four Nations Cup. Continue reading →
Today the USA Hockey Arena, an arena in Plymouth, Michigan that was recently purchased by USA Hockey to house their National Development Team, announced that the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships would be held at the arena, tentatively set for 1-8 April 2017. Continue reading →
2015 was the year of Team USA in women’s hockey (and for the International Hockey Lineal Championship in particular), with the Americans running the table throughout the calendar year to establish their dominance over the world. Continue reading →
As a result of their 3-0 win over Denmark, improving them to 4-0 at the Division I Group A tournament in Rouen, France, the Czech women’s team has secured the eighth and final spot at the 2016 Women’s World Championship next spring in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, taking the spot from the German squad that was relegated at this year’s Championship in Malmö, Sweden. Continue reading →
Five months after the last women’s hockey showdown at the 2014 Four Nations Cup, the top eight teams in international women’s hockey will reconvene in Malmö, Sweden, for the 2015 IIHF World Women’s Championship, two years since the last Worlds that ended in a stunning American victory in Canada’s capital. Continue reading →
Japan has nabbed the eighth and final qualification spot for the 2015 Women’s World Championship in Malmö, Sweden, defeating the Czechs 2-1 in the third and final game of their qualification playoff series in Yokohama, Japan. Continue reading →
The IIHF has released a new microsite for the 2015 Women’s World Championship in Malmö, Sweden, worldwomen2015.com, and with it released the full schedule for the World Championship in March and April. Current champions Canada will open the Worlds against the defending World Championship Gold Medal winners and perennial rivals the United States on opening day, while Finland faces Russia, Germany plays Switzerland, and Sweden takes on the winner of the Czech Republic / Japan playoff this November. (UPDATE: Japan has defeated the Czech Republic 2-1 in their three game series to qualify for the World Championship).
The International Hockey Lineal Championship will next be contended at the Four Nations Cup in November, all but guaranteeing that Canada, the U.S., Sweden or Finland will enter the tournament with the IHLC, and in all likelihood with the opening Canada-USA game being for the title. Continue reading →