🇨🇿 Jaroslav Bednář Announces Retirement At Age 44


Czech winger Jaroslav Bednář, a part of the Czech Extraliga and Narodnitym since 1994, announced his retirement from pro hockey following HC Slavia Praha’s elimination from the Chance Liga playoffs at the age of 44, ending a remarkable 27 season career played across the globe.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 2-0 Belarus 🇧🇾 – 24 Apr 2021


🇷🇺 Russia 2-0 Belarus 🇧🇾
Euro Hockey Challenge
VTB Arena, Moscow 🇷🇺
Saturday, 24 April 2021

In the second of two 2020-21 Euro Hockey Challenge duels between the nations, the Russian Olympic national team proved too strong for Belarus, earning a confident 2-0 victory at the VTB Arena in Moscow.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 6-3 Belarus 🇧🇾 – 23 Apr 2021


🇷🇺 Russia 6-3 Belarus 🇧🇾
Euro Hockey Challenge
VTB Arena, Moscow 🇷🇺
Friday, 23 April 2021

In the first of two scheduled 2020-21 Euro Hockey Challenge matches between the two nations, the senior Russian national team managed to defeat Belarus at the VTB Arena in Moscow, beating the visitors 6-3 in an entertaining duel.
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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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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 5-1 Finland 🇫🇮 – 20 Dec 2020


🇷🇺 Russia 5-1 Finland 🇫🇮
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena, Moscow 🇷🇺
Sunday, 20 December 2020

In Moscow, the senior Russian national team produced a clinical performance against Finland in the concluding match of the Channel One Cup, earning a 5-1 victory to consequently win the second stage of the 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour with a perfect record.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 4-1 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 19 Dec 2020


🇷🇺 Russia 4-1 Czechia 🇨🇿
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena, Moscow 🇷🇺
Saturday, 19 December 2020

In a gritty battle, Russia produced a resolute defensive performance to defeat the Czech Republic in Moscow, earning a 4-1 victory to make it two wins in two matches at the 2020 Channel One Cup.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 4-3 Sweden 🇸🇪 (SO) – 17 Dec 2020


🇷🇺 Russia 4-3 Sweden 🇸🇪 (SO)
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena, Moscow 🇷🇺
Thursday, 17 December 2020

In a pulsating encounter, Russia outlasted Sweden at the Channel One Cup, claiming a thrilling 4-3 victory in a lengthy penalty shootout in Moscow.
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🇨🇦 🇫🇮 IHLC Classics: Canada’s Record Double Dozen

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 Canada Day, we feature Canada’s record 24th World Championship Gold Medal, which they captured over Finland in 2007.

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🇨🇦 Canada 4-2 Finland 🇫🇮
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arena Khodynka, Moscow 🇷🇺
Sunday, 13 May 2007

Here’s an incredible bit of trivia: By winning the 2007 IIHF World Championship, Canada earned its 24th gold medal, more than any other nation. Canada’s seven Olympic gold medals are also tops (tied with the Soviet Union).
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🇨🇿 Martin Erat Retires From Kometa Brno At Age 38


Czech winger Martin Erat, who spent twenty years professionally in the NHL, KHL and Czech leagues, as well as representing the Narodnitym many times, today announced his retirement from his final club, HC Kometa Brno.
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IHLC 2019 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship this year stayed within the confines of the Euro Hockey Tour, with only Russia, Czechia, Sweden and Finland holding the title over the course of 28 games throughout 2019.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 4-3 Czechia 🇨🇿 (SO) – 14 Dec 2019


🇷🇺 Russia 4-3 Czechia 🇨🇿 (SO)
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena, Moscow 🇷🇺
Saturday, 14 December 2019

The Russians seemed to be cruising to victory when 2-0 up in the first period, but after the Czechs scored three successive goals, the host nation required an equalizer in the third frame to force overtime. SKA Saint Petersburg forward Vladimir E. Tkachyov scored the winning penalty after the teams took the match to a tense shootout.
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🇨🇦 Cam Ward Retires From Carolina Hurricanes At Age 35


Cam Ward, the Canadian goalkeeper who propelled to stardom following his stellar rookie campaign that saw him win the Stanley Cup, today signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes, ending his hockey career at the age of 35.
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IHLC 2018 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship again saw eight countries carry the title throughout 2018, with the Olympics being added to the calendar seeing 31 different matchups, with the IHLC being defended at five tournaments in seven different countries.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 5-0 Finland 🇫🇮 – 16 Dec 2018


🇷🇺 Russia 5-0 Finland 🇫🇮
Channel One Cup
Gazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Sunday, 16 December 2018

In Saint Petersburg, the senior Russian national team took on Finland in the concluding match of the 2018 Channel One Cup match, with the Hockey Classic game taking place at the large Gazprom Arena.
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🇨🇿 Florida Panthers Confirm Radim Vrbata’s Retirement


The Florida Panthers confirmed that Czech forward Radim Vrbata would sit out the Panthers’ season finale in Boston, putting his 17 season career to an end, with stops in Colorado, Carolina, Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa Bay, Vancouver and Florida, along with stints with Liberec and Mladá Boleslav of his native Czech league.
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IHLC 2017 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship increased the number of champions yet again from a previous year, with eight different countries holding the title over 28 games in the lead-up to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 4-1 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 17 Dec 2017


🇨🇿 Czechia 4-1 Sweden 🇸🇪
Channel One Cup
VTB Ice Palace, Moscow 🇷🇺
Sunday, 17 December 2017

BOXSCORE
1st Period
07:50 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Mertl, holding
12:18 – 🇨🇿 GOAL – Mozík (Vondrka, Kovář)
14:37 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Stålberg, holding
15:55 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – Řepík (Mozík, Vondrka)
18:22 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Lev, holding
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 4-1 Canada 🇨🇦 – 15 Dec 2017


🇨🇿 Czechia 4-1 Canada 🇨🇦
Channel One Cup
VTB Ice Palace, Moscow 🇷🇺
Friday, 15 December 2017

Matt Ellison opened the scoring on a second-period power play, but Canada’s National Men’s Team dropped a 4-1 decision to the Czech Republic on Friday at the 2017 Channel One Cup.
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