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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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-2 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ – 26 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-2 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
World Championship Quarterfinal
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Thursday, 26 May 2022

Finnish cult hero Marko Anttila produced another big display in World Championship knock-out play, leading the host nationโ€™s fightback to beat Slovakia 4-2.
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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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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-1 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 15 Apr 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-1 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Four Nations Cup
Zimnรญ stadion Pล™รญbram, Pล™รญbram ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Friday, 15 April 2022

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:18 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Hirvonen (Mรคenpรครค)

12:28 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ PEN – Krajcovic, holding
15:58 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Koponen
20:00 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ PEN – Stripai, holding
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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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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-0 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ – 18 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 2-0 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Olympic Semifinal
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Friday, 18 February 2022

On the strength of Sakari Manninen’s first-period winner, Finland advanced to its second Olympic Gold medal game in history with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Slovakia on Friday.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 6-2 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ – 10 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 6-2 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Olympic Preliminary Round
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thursday, 10 February 2022

Sakari Manninen scored three goals and Miro Aaltonen scored two goals and one assist for Finland and Juraj Slafkovskรฝ scored twice for Slovakia in Finlandโ€™s 6-2 win in the first game for both teams at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 Winter Olympics (Men’s)


For the second straight Olympics, the men’s hockey tournament will not feature NHL superstars (although this time due to COVID-19), making the Olympic tournament not necessarily a true “best on best,” but still a showcase of some of the world’s top talent looking to capture Gold and Olympic glory in Beijing.
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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

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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hockey Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of 2020 Following Delay


After a sixteen-month pandemic delay, the Hockey Hall Of Fame tonight inducted their Class of 2020, inducting five legendary players to their ranks with a number of tremendous international achievements.
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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‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Mariรกn Gรกborรญk Formally Announces Retirement From Pro Hockey


After spending the past three seasons on injured reserve due to a herniated disk, Slovak star forward Mariรกn Gรกborรญk officially announced his retirement from pro hockey at the age of 39.
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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‡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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