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

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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

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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 – May 25, 2014

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World Championship Gold Medal Game
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Russia avenged its early exit from the 2014 Sochi Olympics by dispatching Finland to win its 27th IIHF World Championship (its fifth as Russia), and unifying the title with the International Hockey Lineal Championship, to close out the 2014 Worlds in Minsk, Belarus.
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IHLC Results – Finland 3-0 Czechia – May 24, 2014

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World Championship Semifinal
Minsk-Arena, Minsk belarus-11
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Finland put on a defensive masterpiece in the World Championship Semifinals, shutting down all aspects of the Czechia offense en route to a 3-0 victory. With the win, Finland advances to its first Gold Medal Game since 2011, with the International Hockey Lineal Championship in tow.
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IHLC Results – Finland 3-2 Canada – May 22, 2014

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World Championship Quarterfinal
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk belarus-11
Thursday, May 22, 2014

For the fifth straight year, Canada has been dumped from the World Championships at the Quarterfinal stage, this time by Finland, who with the victory moves one step closer to the finals, and captures the International Hockey Lineal Championship in the process.
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IHLC Results – Canada 3-2 Norway – May 20, 2014

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World Championship Preliminary Round
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk belarus-11
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Canada topped Norway in their final Group A game to win their sixth straight, finish on top of the group thanks to goal differential over Sweden, and advance to the Medal Round Quarterfinals with the International Hockey Lineal Championship in tow.
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IHLC Results – Canada 3-2 Sweden (OT) – May 18, 2014

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World Championship Preliminary Round
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk belarus-11
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Canada’s hot streak at the 2014 Worlds continued, although was nearly derailed, in a come from behind overtime win over Sweden. The win, in a rematch of the 2014 Olympic Gold Medal Game, won Canada its fifth straight since losing the tournament opener, and ensured Canada would reach the end of Preliminaries with the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Canada 6-1 Italy – May 16, 2014

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World Championship Preliminary Round
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk belarus-11
Friday, May 16, 2014

Canada continued their streaking performance at the 2014 World Championships in Minsk, winning their fourth straight preliminary game, this time a 6-1 drubbing of Italy just a day removed from an identical score in a win over Denmark. With the win, Canada positions itself better towards winning Group A, and also retains the International Hockey Lineal Championship.

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IHLC Results – Canada 6-1 Denmark – May 15, 2014

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World Championship Preliminary Round
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk belarus-11
Thursday, May 15, 2014

After regaining their composure following a stunning loss to France to open the 2014 World Championships, Canada rebounded with wins over both Slovakia and Czechia, and made it three in a row with a dominating win over Denmark, a win that brings the International Hockey Lineal Championship back to Canada.
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