๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ In Memoriam – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2011-12

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Today marks the anniversary of the tragic air disaster of Yak-Service Flight 9633 on 07 September 2011, that crashed near Yaroslavl, Russia, and killed the entire roster and staff of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL, and all but one of the flight crew members, when a pilot error caused the aircraft to fail its takeoff, running off the runway and crashing into a tower mast.

IIHF president Renรฉ Fasel declared the crash as “the darkest day in the history of our sport,” as fans from across the world, and in particular Russia and the eight other nations represented by team players and staff, mourned for the shocking and tragic loss. On this sad anniversary, TheIHLC.com commemorates this deep loss, and remember those who perished in the accident.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 Women’s World Championship


After over a year and a half of no international women’s hockey competition due to COVID-19, the puck is set to drop on a historic Women’s World Championship in Denmark, as the IIHF for the first time is hosting the tournament in the same year as an Olympic tournament.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Syomin Retires Following Farewell Charity Game


Following a charity game held in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk, Russian forward Alexander Syomin’s career is officially over, wrapping after 19 pro seasons in both the United States and Russia, a Gagarin Cup title and two World Championship Gold medals.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Colorado Avalanche Capture Third Stanley Cup Championship


After finishing dead last in the National Hockey League just five years ago, the Colorado Avalanche have come back to the top of the mountain in the hockey world, capturing the Stanley Cup in six games against the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Restarted 2022 World Junior Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the rescheduled 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship has been released, restarting the tournament in Edmonton, Canada following the cancellation of December’s tournament due to an outbreak of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
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2022 Womenโ€™s World Championship Schedule Released


For the first time in its history, the IIHF Women’s World Championship will take place in an Olympic year, with the world’s top ten women’s teams convening in Denmark on 25 August to compete for the title of the world’s best, just six months after wrapping up the Olympics in Beijing.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Valtteri Filppula Joins Triple Gold Club


The only player eligible to join in this year’s World Championship, forward Valtteri Filppula tonight joined Triple Gold Club by virtue of winning his second Gold Medal in three months with theย Leijonat,ย becoming the 31st male and first Finnish player to join the club, adding to his Stanley Cup and Olympic Gold medal.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป IIHF Names Tampere & Rฤซga 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 Rฤซga, Latvia and current 2022 hosts Tampere, Finland hosting next year, from 12-28 May 2023.
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2022 KHL Awards Ceremony Held In Moscow


The Kontinental Hockey League formally wrapped their fourteenth season tonight in Moscow with their annual Closing Ceremony, awarding the league’s top teams, players and executives for their performance this year, with Gagarin Cup champions CSKA Moscow coming away as the big winners, and ten IHLC winners taking home trophies.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Championship


The top teams in international hockey will converge on Tampere and Helsinki, Finland starting this Friday, 13 May, kicking off the premiere event of the global hockey calendar, the 2022 IIHF World Championship.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Switzerland Confirmed As Russian Replacement On Euro Hockey Tour Through 2023-24


After participating as a replacement for Russia at this weekend’s Beijer Hockey Games in Stockholm, it was today confirmed that Switzerland will replace Russia on the Euro Hockey Tour for at least the next two seasons, due to Russia being kicked off the tour for their invasion of Ukraine.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ IIHF Names Halifax & Moncton As 2023 World Junior Championship Hosts


After the IIHF stripped Russia of hosting duties for the 2023 World Junior Championship due to their ongoing invasion in Ukraine, today the Federation announced that hosting rights were instead awarded to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, with the tournament set to begin on 26 December 2022.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 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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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Yeryomenko Announces Retirement Following Dynamo Elimination


Russian goaltender Alexander Yeryomenko, a two-time World Champion and six-time Russian league champion, today announced his retirement at the age of 41, after his club Dynamo Moscow was eliminated from the ongoing KHL playoffs.
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IIHF Announces Tournament Updates Following Russia, Belarus Suspensions


Just under three weeks after announcing that Russia and Belarus were banned from IIHF participation after the Russian-led and Belarusian-backed invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced replacement clubs for upcoming participation in the upcoming 2022 Men’s, Women’s and Junior World Championships.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Russia, Belarus Suspended From IIHF Competition, Hosting Rights


After a sweeping recommendation from the International Olympic Committee to remove Russia and Belarus from international sporting competitions, following their invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced a number of updates regarding their respective participation and hosting of future competitions.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-1 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 20 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-1 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Olympic Gold Medal Game
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Sunday, 20 February 2022

It was classic blue-and-white magic. Hannes Bjรถrninen scored the third-period winner as Finland captured its first Olympic menโ€™s hockey Gold medal ever with a 2-1 victory over the ROC team on Sunday. Coach Jukka Jalonen’s team rallied from a 1-0 first-period deficit to give their nation of 5.5 million the thrill of a lifetime.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-1 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 07 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-1 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Olympic Preliminary Round
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Monday, 07 February 2022

Canada overcame an unusual delay of more than an hour to the start of Mondayโ€™s game with the ROC team and marched to a 6-1 victory, staying perfect atop Group A.
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