IHLC Preview – 2021 World Championship


After a year away during one of the most tumultuous years in human history, with a pandemic and political strife seeing a year-long delay and a change in venue, the international hockey calendar sees some sense of normalcy return with the resurgence of the IIHF World Championship, set to take place this year in Rīga, Latvia.
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🇱🇻 2021 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2021 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Rīga, Latvia, marking the return of the World Championship after its historic cancellation last year, returning to Latvia for the first time in 15 years.
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🇧🇾 🇱🇻 IIHF Removes Minsk As 2021 World Championship Host


After months of pressure from political parties, hockey federations and tournament sponsors over holding half of the 2021 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, the IIHF today announced they will remove Minsk as a co-host of the tournament, over safety concerns due to both COVID-19 and political unrest in the nation.
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IHLC 2020 In Review – Men’s


Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hockey Lineal Championship only saw nine games of competition this year on the men’s side, staying completely within the confines of the Euro Hockey Tour, due to May’s World Championships being cancelled in Switzerland.
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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

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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 🇫🇮 – 25 May 2014

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🇷🇺 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

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🇫🇮 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

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🇫🇮 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

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🇨🇦 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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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 Sweden 🇸🇪 (OT) – 18 May 2014

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🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 Sweden 🇸🇪 (OT)
World Championship Preliminary Round
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk 🇧🇾
Sunday, 18 May 2014

In a tight showdown for first place in Group A, defenceman Ryan Ellis scored the overtime winner as Canada beat Sweden 3-2 on Sunday at Chizhovka Arena.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 6-1 Italy 🇮🇹 – 16 May 2014

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🇨🇦 Canada 6-1 Italy 🇮🇹
World Championship Preliminary Round
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk 🇧🇾
Friday, 16 May 2014

Canada has really gotten their offence rolling in the last two games. Cody Hodgson has been a key part of the attack.

Hodgson followed up his hat trick from yesterday’s 6-1 win over Denmark with another pair in today’s 6-1 dito over Italy. He now has a tournament-leading six goals.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 6-1 Denmark 🇩🇰 – 15 May 2014

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🇨🇦 Canada 6-1 Denmark 🇩🇰
World Championship Preliminary Round
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk 🇧🇾
Thursday, 15 May 2014

Cody Hodgson scored a hat trick to lead Canada to its third straight World Championship victory, a 6-1 decision over Denmark, on Thursday.
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IHLC Results – 🇩🇰 Denmark 4-1 Italy 🇮🇹 – 13 May 2014

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🇩🇰 Denmark 4-1 Italy 🇮🇹
World Championship Preliminary Round
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk 🇧🇾
Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Things aren’t quite as rotten in the state of Denmark anymore. The Danes got their first points in three tries with a 4-1 victory over Italy on Tuesday.
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IHLC Results – 🇮🇹 Italy 2-1 France 🇫🇷 – 11 May 2014

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🇮🇹 Italy 2-1 France 🇫🇷
World Championship Preliminary Round
Chyzhouka-Arena, Minsk 🇧🇾
Sunday, 11 May 2014

In what both teams had labelled as a key game in Group A play, Italy beat France 2-1 after Markus Gander scored with less than one minute remaining.
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