🇸🇪 Viktor Fasth Announces Retirement Following World Championships


After a season that saw World Champion Swedish goaltender Viktor Fasth celebrate the highest of highs with a second SHL championship, followed by the worst performance by Tre Kronor at the IIHF World Championships since 1937, Fasth today announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 38.
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🇸🇪 Fredrik Pettersson Retires At 33 After Long International Career


Swedish winger Fredrik Pettersson, a World Champion with Tre Kronor and a Continental Cup champion with pro stops across seven countries, today announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 33.
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🇺🇸 Multiple Gold Medallist Kacey Bellamy Retires From Team USA


American defender Kacey Bellamy, one of the most decorated medallists in American hockey history, today announced her retirement from hockey at the age of 34, leaving the sport behind with a staggering 23 medals to her name.
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🇸🇪 Dick Axelsson Retires From Djurgårdens, Tre Kronor


Swedish winger Dick Axelsson, a domestic star with two Elitserien titles and a World Championship Gold Medal to boot, today announced his retirement from the spot at the age of 34 following his third pro season with Djurgårdens IF.
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🇺🇸 Lamoureux Twins Announce Joint Retirement From Hockey


At only the age of 31, American team mainstays and identical twin sisters Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux today announced their joint retirement, after an illustrious 14 year career with Team USA.
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🇷🇺 CAS Shortens Russian International Sports Ban To Two Years


At a ruling today at the Court Of Arbitration For Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, Russia’s proposed four year sporting ban from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was reduced to two years, meaning that Russia will be banned from participating in any international sporting competition, including the 2021 Summer and 2022 Winter Olympics, until 17 December 2022.
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🇺🇸 Meghan Duggan Announces Formal Retirement From Team USA


American forward Meghan Duggan, who has captained Team USA to Olympic and World Championship Gold success for over a decade, today formally announced her retirement from pro hockey at age 33.
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🇨🇳 🇮🇹 NHL, NHLPA Agrees To Olympic Return In 2022 & 2026


With both the National Hockey League and NHL Players Association today ratifying both their return to play proposal to complete the 2019-20 NHL season, as well as extend their latest Collective Bargaining Agreement, one major clause of the plan is the return of NHL players to the Winter Olympics, marking the return of the world’s top professional players for the first time since 2014, pending IOC and IIHF approval.
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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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🇫🇮 Lasse Kukkonen Retires At 38 From Oulu Kärpät


Finnish defender Lasse Kukkonen, a mainstay of the Leijonat since 1999 that helped Finland to just its second World Championship in history in 2011, today announced his retirement from his hometown club, Oulu Kärpät, at age 38.
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🇸🇪 Staffan Kronwall Retires Following Lokomotiv Elimination


Swedish defender Staffan Kronwall, within the same season as his older brother Niklas, today announced his retirement from hockey after his club team, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, was eliminated from the KHL playoffs.
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🇩🇪 Marcel Goc Announces Retirement From Adler Mannheim


Marcel Goc, the longtime centre who was part of the first wave of German NHL stars during his NHL career from 2004-15, announced his retirement from Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, capping a 22 season pro hockey career.
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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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🇸🇪 🇫🇷 Sweden, France Relegated From Women’s World Championship


In one unsurprising development, and in another very surprising development, France and Sweden have been relegated to Division IA of the 2020 Women’s World Championship, with France going back down after their first trip to the Top Division, while Sweden is relegated for the first time in their history.
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IHLC Preview – 2019 Women’s World Championship


For the first time in its history, the IIHF Women’s World Championship will expand to a 10-team field when the best women’s players in the world face off in Espoo, Finland, for the 2019 edition of the championship, the 19th edition of the tournament.
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🇸🇰 Ladislav Nagy Retires Following Dukla Trenčín Elimination


Following in the steps of fellow countryman and teammate Branko Radivojevič, Slovak forward Ladislav Nagy today announced his retirement from hockey at age 39, as he too was part of the HK Dukla Trenčín team that was eliminated from the Slovak Extraliga playoffs.
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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 2018 In Review – Women’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship continued to see-saw between Canada and the United States in international women’s hockey, with each nation winning five games in 2018, but the Americans winning crucial Gold medals at both the PyeongChang Olympics and Four Nations Cup.
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🇨🇳 China Granted Automatic Berths At 2022 Beijing Olympics


In a similar vein to the IIHF’s decision four years ago to allow Korea automatic berths to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, the IIHF today confirmed at their Annual Congress that the next Winter Olympic hosts, China, will gain automatic berths for the men’s and women’s tournaments in Beijing for the 2022 Games.
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