🇨🇿 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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🇷🇺 Undefeated Russia Clinches 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour


With three months to go until the formal end of the 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour and the start of the 2021 World Championship in Rīga, Russia today clinched the Euro Hockey Tour championship in record fashion, dumping Czechia to improve to a perfect 9-0 in tournament play thus far.
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🇱🇻 2021 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2021 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Rīga, Latvia, marking the return of the World Championship after its historic cancellation last year, returning to Latvia for the first time in 15 years.
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🇧🇾 🇱🇻 IIHF Removes Minsk As 2021 World Championship Host


After months of pressure from political parties, hockey federations and tournament sponsors over holding half of the 2021 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, the IIHF today announced they will remove Minsk as a co-host of the tournament, over safety concerns due to both COVID-19 and political unrest in the nation.
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IHLC 2020 In Review – Men’s


Thanks to the global 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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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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