Set Of Six U.S. Women’s Players Join Triple Gold Club


By virtue of the United States’ first Olympic Gold medal in 20 years, six new skaters from Team USA have joined the women’s version of the Triple Gold Club, all adding Olympic Gold to their World Championship Gold and Clarkson Cup.
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IIHF Confirms 2022 Olympic Women’s Tournament Expanding To Ten Teams


Following a similar mandate made for the IIHF Women’s World Championships last year, the IIHF today confirmed that the 2022 Olympic women’s tournament in Beijing, China, will expand to ten teams, in order to accommodate both the host country and a new contender in an ever-increasing talent pool in international women’s hockey.
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NHL Confirms Players Will Not Attend 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics


After months of speculation and negotiations, the National Hockey League today announced that they will not actively participate in the 2018 Olympics in Korea, ending a 20-year span of NHL participation in the Games.
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IHLC Classics: The 1998 Olympic Gold Medal Game

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 Czech Independence Day this Wednesday, we look back at the Czech’s first Olympic title, shocking the world at the first “open” Olympics for NHL players.

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Sunday, February 22, 1998

With the 1998 Nagano games being the first Olympics to feature active NHL professionals playing for their nations, the world was ready for an epic tournament, an offensive outpouring of star power to make this one of the most exciting games ever. And surely, with a Canadian squad that featured the likes of Gretzky, Yzerman, Roy and Sakic, an American squad fresh off their shocking 1996 World Cup win, and a Swedish squad growing more dangerous every year, the world was destined for an epic Gold Medal final between two of these heavy favourites, with the winner sure to capture the IHLC as well.

What the world did not see coming, however, was The Dominator.
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Martin Ručinský Retires After 27 Pro Seasons

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After nearly thirty years in professional hockey, journeying through clubs across North America and Europe, Czech mainstay winger Martin Ručinský has announced his retirement at the age of 44, ending his career with three World Championships and one Olympic title.
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Růžička Resigns From Czech National Team Amidst Scandal

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Embroiled in a scandal over allegedly bribing parents of players to join his pro squad that he both co-owns and coaches, Vladimír Růžička, the star Czech forward turned coach, has stepped down both from his club, HC Slavia Praha, as well as from the Czech national side.
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Pavel Patera Retires After 24 Year Career

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Czech forward Pavel Patera, who after an illustrious 24 year career all across European leagues, and highlighted by key stints with the Czech national team, has retired at the age of 43 after a final season captaining HC Olomouc.
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IHLC Classics: Team USA Wins The First Olympic Gold

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 the Clarkson Cup, we look at the first ever Olympic Gold Medal Game in women’s hockey at the Nagano Olympics.

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Tuesday, February 17, 1998

The United States, losers of four straight Women’s World Championships to their rivals on Team Canada, captured the biggest women’s hockey title yet, winning the inaugural Olympic Gold Medal in women’s hockey in Nagano with a 3-1 victory, retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship in the process.
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IIHF Hall Of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees

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The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2015, to be inducted this May at the IIHF World Championships in the Czech Republic. All four players set to be inducted into the players category bring a swath of major international accomplishments, for the Czech Republic (Dominik Hašek and Robert Reichel), Canada (Scott Niedermayer) and Sweden (Maria Rooth), including all having held the International Hockey Lineal Championship at one point or another.
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HHOF Inducts Four International Legends

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Tomorrow, the Hockey Hall Of Fame will enshrine four new members into its players category as the Class of 2014 – not just players who shined in their National Hockey League careers, but also for the tremendous careers they achieved internationally. Dominik Hašek, Peter Forsberg, Rob Blake and Mike Modano share numerous Olympic, World Championship and World Cup championships between them, in addition to all having held the International Hockey Lineal Championship in their illustrious careers.
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