IHLC 2021 In Review – Junior


Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hockey Lineal Championship only saw seven games of competition this year on the junior side, nearly a year apart, all in Edmonton, and cut short thanks to the outright cancellation of the 2022 World Junior Championship thanks to the Omicron variant.
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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

IHLC 2021 In Review – Women’s


After a tumultuous year that saw the IIHF Women’s Championship be cancelled for the second straight year, then revived in August, the IHLC finally saw a return to relative normalcy in the second half of 2021, in the lead-up to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
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Remainder Of 2022 World Junior Championship Cancelled


After the third game in two days needed to be cancelled due to positive cases on an individual team, today the IIHF announced that the remainder of the 2022 World Junior Championships in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada would be cancelled.
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IIHF Confirms No Relegation From 2022 World Junior Championship


After a degree of uncertainty surrounding how the IIHF would handle the 2023 World Junior Championships after the bottom two division tournaments set to take place in January 2022 were cancelled due to COVID-19, today they announced no teams in the ongoing Top Division would be relegated in 2022.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Junior Championship


After COVID-19 forced the 2021 World Junior Championship into a bubble, the tournament returns to Alberta, Canada for 2022, with Edmonton and Red Deer hosting the world’s top under-20 hockey teams in front of fans for the first time since January 2020, just before the world changed forever.
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NHL Withdraws From 2022 Olympics Due To COVID Postponements


After having to cancel fifty games in the past week over protocols due to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, the National Hockey League today officially announced that due to the material impact of these postponements on the 2021-22 season, they will be withdrawing their players from participating in the upcoming 2022 Beijing Olympic Games.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-2 Russia (OT) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 19 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-2 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (OT)
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena,ย Moscowย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Sunday, 19 December 2021

In a dramatic battle, Russia only managed to claim one point against Finland in the concluding match of the 2021 Channel One Cup in Moscow, conceding a narrow 3-2 defeat in overtime.
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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus Promoted To World Junior Top Division In 2023


After a one-year stasis of the same ten teams in the World Junior Championship Top Division thanks to COVID-19, today Belarus punched their ticket to Russia in 2023 by emerging victorious atop Division IA in Denmark, going a perfect 5-0 in the tournament and sealing their victory with a win over Norway.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 5-2 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ – 18 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 5-2 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena,ย Moscowย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Saturday, 18 December 2021

In the third match of the 2021 Channel One Cup, the senior Russian national team comfortably defeated the Czech Republic at the CSKA Arena in Moscow, emerging victorious by a score of 5-2.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 1-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 16 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 1-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena,ย Moscowย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Thursday, 16 December 2021

In a tight, tense contest, Russia edged Sweden in the second match of the 2021 Channel One Cup, holding on to claim an important 1-0 victory at the CSKA Arena.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – 15 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena,ย Moscowย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Wednesday, 15 December 2021

In the opening match of the 2021 Channel One Cup, Russia survived a late onslaught against Canada, emerging victorious by a score of 4-3 at the CSKA Arena in Moscow.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Czechia, Denmark, Sweden Clinch Final 2022 Women’s Olympic Qualifying Spots


After just three months Olympic qualifiers that were set to begin nearly a year ago, but delayed due to COVID-19, the three final qualification spots for a trip to Beijing were today clinched by Czechia, Denmark and Sweden for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2022 World Junior Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship has been released, returning to the originally planned hosts of Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, which was set for the 2021 tournament but instead played in a quarantine bubble only in Edmonton, in front of no fans.
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Provisional Olympians Named For Beijing 2022


As part of the NHL’s re-entry into the Olympics with the upcoming games in Beijing this February, the NHL and IIHF collectively announced provisional NHL players for each team, naming three active professionals to each roster.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Tardif Named New IIHF President, Fasel Inducted To IIHF Hall Of Fame


After a four-round vote to replace IIHF President Renรฉ Fasel after a 27-year term, Luc Tardif Sr. today was voted in as new President of the International Ice Hockey Federation, following stints as IIHF Treasurer and President of the French Ice Hockey Federation.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ 2022 Men’s Olympic Hockey Schedule Released


The IIHF today released the schedule for the men’s tournament at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, with the tournament beginning on Wednesday, 09 February, with defending champions the Russian Olympic Committee starting their title defence on the opening day, in the first tournament since 2014 to feature NHL players on Olympic rosters.
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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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ NHL, IIHF Reach Agreement On 2022 Olympic Participation


After the NHL and NHL Player’s Association came to an agreement last summer to participate at both the 2022 and 2026 Olympics, pending negotiations with the International Olympic Committee and IIHF, today it was announced that NHL players will in fact participate at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, marking their return to the Games after skipping the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
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