🇫🇮 🇱🇻 IIHF Names Tampere & Rīga 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 Rīga, Latvia and current 2022 hosts Tampere, Finland hosting next year, from 12-28 May 2023.
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🇨🇦 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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🇷🇺 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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🇫🇷🇨🇭 Tardif Named New IIHF President, Fasel Inducted To IIHF Hall Of Fame


After a four-round vote to replace IIHF President René 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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🇷🇺 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


🇷🇺 Russia 2-0 Finland 🇫🇮
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 RussiaGermany 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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