🇷🇺 CAS Shortens Russian International Sports Ban To Two Years


At a ruling today at the Court Of Arbitration For Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, Russia’s proposed four year sporting ban from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was reduced to two years, meaning that Russia will be banned from participating in any international sporting competition, including the 2021 Summer and 2022 Winter Olympics, until 17 December 2022.
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IHLC 2019 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship this year stayed within the confines of the Euro Hockey Tour, with only Russia, Czechia, Sweden and Finland holding the title over the course of 28 games throughout 2019.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 2-0 Finland 🇫🇮 – 15 Dec 2019


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Channel One Cup
Gazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Sunday, 15 December 2019

The senior national team completed the 2019 Channel One Cup campaign on a high note, defeating Finland 2-0 at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg.
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🇷🇺 WADA Hands Russia Four Year Ban On International Sports


This morning in Lausanne, Switzerland, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unanimously agreed upon a four year ban for Russia not only from the 2020 Summer and 2022 Winter Olympics, but also for its member sport federations (of which the International Ice Hockey Federation is a part) to ban Russia from participating in or hosting any events between now and 2023.
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🇨🇿 🇸🇰 IHLC Classics: The Velvet Reunion

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, in honour of Czech Independence Day, we look back at Czechia’s third World Championship from the year 2000, won in a tense battle over neighbouring Slovakia in their first major elimination game since the split of Czechoslovakia.

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🇨🇿 Czechia 5-3 Slovakia 🇸🇰
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Ice Palace, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Sunday, 14 May 2000

Proving that breakups of countries don’t have to result in bloodshed, Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993, an event sometimes called the Velvet Divorce.
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Major Announcements Made At 2019 IIHF Congress


The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2019 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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IHLC 2018 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship again saw eight countries carry the title throughout 2018, with the Olympics being added to the calendar seeing 31 different matchups, with the IHLC being defended at five tournaments in seven different countries.
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IHLC 2016 In Review – Men’s

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The International Hockey Lineal Championship doubled up on champions in 2016, with six different nations taking hold of the IHLC over a span of 23 games, leaving an unlikely country the incumbent champion heading into 2017.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 5-1 Denmark 🇩🇰 – 19 May 2016

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🇫🇮 Finland 5-1 Denmark 🇩🇰
World Championship Quarterfinal
Yubileyniy Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Thursday, 19 May 2016

Finland calmly beat Denmark 5-1 in the early Saint Petersburg quarter-final on Thursday. The Finns will face the winner of Russia-Germany in Moscow on Saturday.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 4-0 Canada 🇨🇦 – 17 May 2016

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🇫🇮 Finland 4-0 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Preliminary Round
Yubileyniy Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Tonight’s matchup between Canada and Finland featured the two dominant teams in Group B play in Saint Petersburg.

Finland earned a decisive 4-0 victory, scoring three goals in the second period and never looking back.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 4-0 France 🇫🇷 – 16 May 2016

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🇨🇦 Canada 4-0 France 🇫🇷
World Championship Preliminary Round
Yubileyniy Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Monday, 16 May 2016

Captain Corey Perry had a goal and an assist to help Canada blank France 4-0 on Monday. Next, the defending champs will battle Finland for top spot in Group B.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 5-0 Slovakia 🇸🇰 – 14 May 2016

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🇨🇦 Canada 5-0 Slovakia 🇸🇰
World Championship Preliminary Round
Yubileyniy Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Saturday, 14 May 2016

Timely scoring and clutch goaltending result in Canada’s fifth straight win of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 5-2 Germany 🇩🇪 – 12 May 2016

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🇨🇦 Canada 5-2 Germany 🇩🇪
World Championship Preliminary Round
Yubileyniy Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Thursday, 12 May 2016

Two goals by Taylor Hall carried Canada to a 5-2 win over Germany to continue their unbeaten streak at the World Championship.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 8-0 Belarus 🇧🇾 – 09 May 2016

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🇨🇦 Canada 8-0 Belarus 🇧🇾
World Championship Preliminary Round
Yubileyniy Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Monday, 09 May 2016

Canada keeps rolling with an impressive 8-0 win over Belarus. They are undefeated against Belarus in World Championship history.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 7-1 Hungary 🇭🇺 – 08 May 2016

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🇨🇦 Canada 7-1 Hungary 🇭🇺
World Championship Preliminary Round
Yubileyniy Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Sunday, 08 May 2016

Canada scored four goals in just over five minutes in the second period en route to a 7-1 thrashing of newly promoted Hungary on Sunday in Saint Petersburg.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 5-1 United States 🇺🇸 – 06 May 2016

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🇨🇦 Canada 5-1 United States 🇺🇸
World Championship Preliminary Round
Yubileyniy Sports Palace, Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
Friday, 06 May 2016

North American rivals Canada and the United States faced off in the opening tilt here at the 2016 World Championships.

Canada came back from an early deficit in the first period to score five unanswered goals en route to a 5-1 victory at the 2016 IIHF World Championships.
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IHLC Preview – 2016 World Championship

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The grand finale of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 6 in Russia, with the top 16 hockey nations on earth meeting in Russia to compete at the 80th IIHF World Championship.
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2016 World Cup Exhibition Schedule Released

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The exhibition schedule in advance of the 2016 World Cup in Toronto has been unveiled, with 12 games on tilt the week before the tournament in 10 cities across six nations on two continents.
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2016 Euro Hockey Challenge Schedule Confirmed

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After a major overhaul to the Euro Hockey Challenge in the 2014-15 season, this year’s EHC will retain the current format, in the lead-up to the 2016 World Championships in Russia.
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2016 World Championship Schedule Released

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The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2016 World Championship in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, with defending champs Canada opening the tournament against their cross-border rivals the United States, while Russia aims to avenge its Silver medal finish by opening against their historical rivals Czechia.
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