2020 IIHF Extraordinary Congress Sets Future Calendar

With the scheduled 2020 IIHF Congress that was set for Zürich during the now-cancelled 2020 World Championships, today the International Ice Hockey Federation held their Extraordinary Congress virtually (due to the COVID-19 pandemic), setting the schedule for both the 2020-21 international hockey calendar, as well as for the 2022 Olympic qualification.
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🇫🇷 🇦🇹 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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🇩🇰 Jannik Hansen Announces Retirement Following Gagarin Cup Win

Danish winger Jannik Hansen, just one week removed from winning the Gagarin Cup with CSKA Moscow, announced his retirement from pro hockey at the age of 33, ending the career of a trailblazer for Danish players in professional hockey both in North America and Europe.
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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.
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🇰🇿 🇭🇺 Kazakhstan, Hungary Promoted To 2016 Worlds

After Poland failed to defeat Hungary in regulation in front of their hometown fans, Hungary clinched the second and final promotion to the 2016 World Championships in Russia, following an undefeated Kazakhstan who punched their ticket on Thursday.
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IHLC 2014 In Review – Men’s

2014 was quite a year for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, in that theihlc.com formally launched in September, bringing 100+ years of international hockey history online. But this calendar year certainly saw its share of movement and excitement as well.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 5-2 Finland 🇫🇮 – 25 May 2014

🇷🇺 Russia 5-2 Finland 🇫🇮
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Minsk-Arena, Minsk 🇧🇾
Sunday, 25 May 2014

Reversing the Sochi storyline, Russia’s superstars shone against Finland in Sunday’s final. Four power-play goals made the difference in a thrilling 5-2 win.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 24 May 2014

🇫🇮 Finland 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Semifinal
Minsk-Arena, Minsk 🇧🇾
Saturday, 24 May 2014

A 20-save shutout by Pekka Rinne propelled Finland to a 3-0 semi-final win over the Czechs. Next up is a gold medal showdown with Russia on Sunday.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 3-2 Canada 🇨🇦 – 22 May 2014

🇫🇮 Finland 3-2 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Quarterfinal
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk 🇧🇾
Thursday, 22 May 2014

Suomi is smiling. Finland edged Canada 3-2 on Thursday to advance to a semi-final clash with the Czechs. Iiro Pakarinen tallied the winner with just 3:08 left.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 Norway 🇳🇴 – 20 May 2014

🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 Norway 🇳🇴
World Championship Preliminary Round
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk 🇧🇾
Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Canada beat Norway 3-2 in Tuesday’s early game at Chizhovka Arena. That means that they’ll face either Finland or Latvia in the quarter-finals.
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