๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Italy, Great Britain Relegated From World Championship Top Division


A day before the group round came to a close at the 2022 World Championship, both relegation spots to Division IA in 2023 were clinched, with Italy and Great Britain gaining the dubious distinction of being sent down, at the hands of Kazakhstan and Austria, respectively.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Slovenia, Hungary Promoted To 2023 World Championship


The Division IA World Championship tournament in Ljubljana saw the top two spots for promotion to the 2023 World Championship locked up a day before the tournament wrapped, with hosts Slovenia and Hungary both locking up returns to the Top Division.
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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‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia, Latvia, Denmark Clinch Final Beijing 2022 Men’s Olympic Qualifying Spots


After nearly two year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Luxembourg and China in November 2019, four rounds of play, 36 teams competing and a global pandemic in between, came to a conclusion today for the final three spots in Beijing, with the spots being clinched locked up by Slovakia, Latvia and Denmark for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Men’s Division I Tournaments Cancelled By IIHF


Two of the three remaining tournaments on the International Ice Hockey Federation calendar have now officially been axed as well, with Division IA and IB of the Men’s World Championship officially being cancelled over COVID-19 concerns.
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๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Another Seven Men’s Tournaments Cancelled Due To COVID-19


The next set of tournaments to fall victim to cancellation over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic were announced today by the International Ice Hockey Federation, with both the Men’s Division II, III and Under-18 tournaments for 2020 now axed.
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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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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น France, Austria Relegated From World Championship


Both relegation games at the 2019 World Championship came down to thrilling and surprising finishes, with Great Britain and Italy, both promoted from Division IA in 2018, upsetting France and Austria respectively to send them down to Division IA in 2020, while each punching their ticket back to the Top Division in Switzerland.
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๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Kazakhstan, Belarus Promoted To 2020 World Championship


The Division IA World Championship tournament saw the return of two powerhouses to the Top Division in 2020, with Belarus and hosts Kazakhstan clinching spots for next year in Switzerland at the 2019 tournament in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
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๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark Relegated To World Junior Championship Division IA


In a surprising twist at the World Junior Championship, Kazakhstan swept Denmark in their relegation series to stay in the Top Division for 2020, sending Denmark back to Division IA for the first time since 2014.
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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Belarus, South Korea Relegated From World Championship


An expected team and a very unexpected team both clinched the unwanted spots of relegation to Division IA at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, with South Korea clinching the second relegation, after Belarus, with a day still remaining in group play at the tournament in Denmark.
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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Great Britain, Italy Promoted To 2019 World Championship


The Division IA World Championship tournament saw one expected and one very surprising participant both qualify for the 2019 World Championship top division in Slovakia, with Italy returning after a one-year absence, while Great Britain returns after a quarter century absence.
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๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea Becomes First New Men’s IHLC Contender In 15 Years


In an international hockey world that seldom sees new nations emerge to contend for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, Slovakia’s IHLC win over Latvia today confirmed their next opponent will be South Korea (Korea Republic), making the Koreans the first new team in 15 years to contend for the IHLC.
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2018 Men’s Olympic Hockey Schedule Released


The IIHF today released the schedule for the men’s tournament at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, with the tournament beginning on Wednesday, 14 February, while both hosts Korea and defending champions Canada begin the tournament the following day.
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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Slovenia, Italy Relegated From World Championship


Still with a dayย until the end of the 2017 World Championship group round, the two relegated teams for 2018 have already been determined, with both Slovenia and Italy, who only gained promotion in 2016, set to return to Division IA next season.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-2 Slovenia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 07 May 2017


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canadaย 7-2ย Slovenia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
World Championship Preliminaryย Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Sunday, 07 May 2017

Nathan MacKinnon made it look easy–the whole team did–beating a game Slovenia, 7-2, despite some fine goaltending from a beleaguered Gasper Kroลกelj.
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IHLC Preview – 2017 World Championship


The grand finale of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on 05 May in both Cologne and Paris, with the top 16 hockey nations on earth meeting to compete at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.
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