IHLC Results – 🇱🇻 Latvia 3-1 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 25 May 2023


🇱🇻 Latvia 3-1 Sweden 🇸🇪
World Championship Quarterfinal
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Thursday, 25 May 2023

Team Latvia is going to Finland to play for a medal!
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IHLC Results – 🇱🇻 Latvia 4-3 Switzerland 🇨🇭 (OT) – 23 May 2023


🇱🇻 Latvia 4-3 Switzerland 🇨🇭 (OT)
World Championship Preliminary Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Rūdolfs Balcers one-timed a pass from Uvis Balinskis to score a power-play goal in overtime, giving Latvia a 4-3 victory over Switzerland.
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🇸🇮 🇭🇺 Slovenia, Hungary Relegated From 2023 World Championship


A day before the group round came to a close at the 2023 World Championship, both relegation spots to Division IA in 2023 were confirmed, with Hungary and Slovenia gaining the dubious distinction of being sent down after both gained promotion in 2022, with Slovenia finishing winless while Hungary was eliminated in a sudden-death shootout to Austria.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 4-2 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 21 May 2023


🇨🇭 Switzerland 4-2 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Preliminary Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Sunday, 21 May 2023

Andres Ambühl, the 39-year-old wonder of the Swiss team, scored two goals less than five minutes apart in the second period to break a 1-1 tie and send his team to a 4-2 win over Czechia in Group B action tonight.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 3-2 Canada 🇨🇦 – 20 May 2023


🇨🇭 Switzerland 3-2 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Preliminary Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Saturday, 20 May 2023

In a battle between Group B’s only two remaining unbeaten teams, Switzerland defeated Canada 3-2 before a mostly pro-Swiss crowd of 8,234 at Arena Rīga.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 4-2 Slovakia 🇸🇰 – 18 May 2023


🇨🇭 Switzerland 4-2 Slovakia 🇸🇰
World Championship Preliminary Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Thursday, 18 May 2023

Switzerland remains Group B’s only perfect team with 12 points after four games following a 4-2 victory over Slovakia.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 5-0 Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 – 16 May 2023


🇨🇭 Switzerland 5-0 Kazakhstan 🇰🇿
World Championship Preliminary Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Tuesday, 16 May 2023

Switzerland continued its winning ways with an impressive and dominating 5-0 win over Kazakhstan tonight in Rīga. The win gives the Swiss nine points on three regulation wins, good enough for top spot in Group B.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 3-0 Norway 🇳🇴 – 14 May 2023


🇨🇭 Switzerland 3-0 Norway 🇳🇴
World Championship Preliminary Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Sunday, 14 May 2023

For the first time since 1939, Switzerland has opened the IIHF World Championship with back-to-back shutouts following a 3-0 win over Norway.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 7-0 Slovenia 🇸🇮 – 13 May 2023


🇨🇭 Switzerland 7-0 Slovenia 🇸🇮
World Championship Preliminary Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Saturday, 13 May 2023

In their first game of the 2023 IIHF World Championship, the Swiss were solid in a 7-0 win over Slovenia. Denis Malgin and Gaëtan Haas led the offence with three points each, while veteran Leonardo Genoni made 14 saves for the shutout.
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IHLC Preview – 2023 World Championship


The top teams in international hockey will converge on Tampere, Finland and Rīga, Latvia starting this Friday, 12 May, kicking off the premiere event of the global hockey calendar, the 2023 IIHF World Championship.
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🇵🇱 🇬🇧 Poland, Great Britain Promoted To 2024 World Championship


The Division IA World Championship tournament in Nottingham, England saw the top two spots for promotion to the 2024 World Championship in Ostrava and Prague, Czechia locked up on the final day of competition, with hosts Great Britain and Poland both clinching their returns to the Top Division.
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IHLC 2022 In Review – Men’s


The international hockey season saw a relative return to normal 2022, with both the Olympics and World Championships taking place amidst a pandemic, political turmoil, and a number of major swings in the balance of global hockey power.
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🇫🇮 🇱🇻 2023 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2023 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Tampere, Finland and Rīga, Latvia, with the two previous Worlds hosts stepping in to replace Saint Petersburg, Russia as the hosts, who were stripped as hosts after Russia was banned from IIHF competition for their continued invasion of Ukraine.
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🇫🇮 🇱🇻 IIHF Names Tampere & Rīga As 2023 World Championship Hosts


After stripping Saint Petersburg, Russia of hosting duties for the 2023 World Championship due to their ongoing invasion in Ukraine, today the IIHF announced at their annual Congress that hosting rights would now be split between to the last two hosts of the World Championships, with 2021 hosts Rīga, Latvia and current 2022 hosts Tampere, Finland hosting next year, from 12-28 May 2023.
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🇮🇹 🇬🇧 Italy, Great Britain Relegated From World Championship Top Division


A day before the group round came to a close at the 2022 World Championship, both relegation spots to Division IA in 2023 were clinched, with Italy and Great Britain gaining the dubious distinction of being sent down, at the hands of Kazakhstan and Austria, respectively.
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🇷🇺 IIHF To Move 2023 World Championship From Russia


The IIHF today announced, that “out of concern for the safety and well-being of all participating players, officials, media, and fans,” that the 2023 IIHF World Championship, set to take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia next May, would be moved to a different location, due to Russia’s continued and deepening of invasion of Ukraine.
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IHLC 2021 In Review – Men’s


With the international hockey calendar returning (relatively) to normal in 2021, the IHLC saw a flurry of activity throughout the year, bookended with stops on the Euro Hockey Tour, and a relocated World Championship in between. Continue reading

🇸🇰 🇱🇻 🇩🇰 Slovakia, Latvia, Denmark Clinch Final Beijing 2022 Men’s Olympic Qualifying Spots


After nearly two year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Luxembourg and China in November 2019, four rounds of play, 36 teams competing and a global pandemic in between, came to a conclusion today for the final three spots in Beijing, with the spots being clinched locked up by Slovakia, Latvia and Denmark for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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🇱🇻 Matīss Kivlenieks: 1996-2021


The hockey world today was struck with a tragic blow as news from Latvia emerged that Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matīss Kivlenieks had unexpectedly passed away following a reported accidental injury at only the age of 24 in Novi, Michigan, USA.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 (OT) – 06 Jun 2021


🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 (OT)

World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Sunday, 06 June 2021

Nick Paul scored at 6:26 of the first three-on-three unlimited overtime to give Canada its 21st all-time Gold medal at the World Championship. The goal gave Canada a 3-2 win over Finland and avenges a 2019 loss at the hands of Suomi. It is Canada’s third Gold in the last six years.
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