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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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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🇸🇪 🇨🇿 IHLC Classics: Sweden’s Unique Double

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, while the ongoing World Championships take a day off, we look back to the final of the 2006 Worlds, where Sweden made history by being the first team to win Olympic and World Championship Gold in the same year.

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🇸🇪 Sweden 4-0 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Sunday, 21 May 2006

The impossible dream has come true.

With a dazzling attack and air-tight defence, Sweden defeated the Czech Republic 4-0 Sunday night at a packed Arēna Rīga and became the first nation in history to capture Olympic and IIHF World Championship gold in the same year. A quick two-goal outburst in the opening period was enough to seal the fate of the Czechs.
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Norway, Slovenia, Germany Nab Final 2018 Olympic Spots

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After nearly a year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Bulgaria last October, three rounds of play and 28 teams competing for just three spots in Pyeongchang, the final slots were today locked up by Norway, Slovenia and Germany for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 4-0 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 21 May 2006

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🇸🇪 Sweden 4-0 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Sunday, 21 May 2006

The impossible dream has come true.

With a dazzling attack and air-tight defence, Sweden defeated the Czech Republic 4-0 Sunday night at a packed Arēna Rīga and became the first nation in history to capture Olympic and IIHF World Championship gold in the same year. A quick two-goal outburst in the opening period was enough to seal the fate of the Czechs.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 5-4 Canada 🇨🇦 – 20 May 2006

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🇸🇪 Sweden 5-4 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Semifinal
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Saturday, 20 May 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:27 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Kronwall (Nylander)

02:32 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Shanahan, tripping
04:11 – 🇸🇪 PP GOAL – J. Jönsson (Samuelsson, Nylander)
05:11 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Nordquist, tripping
08:11 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Calder (Richards)
09:02 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Carter, interference
09:41 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Lundqvist, interference
11:52 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Mårtensson (Timander)
13:17 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Shanahan, slashing
16:21 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Nordquist, hooking
16:38 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Comrie (Cammalleri)
17:05 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Shanahan, roughing
18:23 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Kronwall, tripping
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 4-1 Slovakia 🇸🇰 – 17 May 2006

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🇨🇦 Canada 4-1 Slovakia 🇸🇰
World Championship Quarterfinal
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Wednesday, 17 May 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
07:16 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Vydarený, tripping
17:36 – 🇸🇰 GOAL – Milo (Marián Hossa)
19:25 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Bartovič, holding
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 4-2 Finland 🇫🇮 – 15 May 2006

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🇨🇦 Canada 4-2 Finland 🇫🇮
World Championship Qualifying Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Monday, 15 May 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:36 – 🇫🇮 PEN – T. Ruutu, interference
05:58 – 🇫🇮 PEN – J. Ruutu, 10 min. misconduct
05:58 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Bergeron (Boyes, Crosby)
07:00 – 🇫🇮 PEN -Peltonen, interference
16:03 – 🇨🇦 PEN – team, too many players
16:57 – 🇨🇦 SH GOAL – Carter
18:15 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Koivu (Saravo)
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 3-0 Norway 🇳🇴 – 14 May 2006

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🇫🇮 Finland 3-0 Norway 🇳🇴
World Championship Qualifying Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Sunday, 14 May 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:15 – 🇳🇴 PEN – Trygg, hooking
06:01 – 🇫🇮 PEN – O. Jokinen, holding
09:35 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Hentunen (Pirnes, Kallio)
12:21 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Miettinen, charging
19:29 – 🇳🇴 PEN – Myrvold, interference
19:29 – 🇫🇮 PEN – T. Ruutu, roughing
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