🇸🇰 🇱🇻 🇩🇰 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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🇸🇮 🇵🇱 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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🇭🇷 🇮🇸 🇱🇺 🇿🇦 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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🇫🇷 🇦🇹 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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🇰🇿 🇧🇾 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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🇩🇰 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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🇧🇾 🇰🇷 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 Sout Korea clinching the second relegation, after Belarus, with a day still remaining in group play at the tournament in Denmark.
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🇬🇧 🇮🇹 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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🇰🇷 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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🇸🇮 🇮🇹 Slovenia, Italy Relegated From World Championship


Still with a day 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 – 🇨🇦 Canada 7-2 Slovenia 🇸🇮 – 07 May 2017


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World Championship Preliminary Round
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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 Krošelj.
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IHLC Preview – 2017 World Championship


The grand finale of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on 5 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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🇳🇴 🇸🇮 🇩🇪 Norway, Slovenia, Germany Nab Final 2018 Olympic Spots

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After nearly a year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Bulgaria last October, three rounds of play and 28 teams competing for just three spots in Pyeongchang, the final slots were today locked up by Norway, Slovenia and Germany for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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2017 World Championship Schedule Released

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The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2017 World Championship in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany, with defending champions Canada opening the tournament against Czechia, while hosts Germany open the tournament against the United States on opening day, and France hosts Norway on day two.
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Final Roster Spots Announced For 2016 World Cup Of Hockey

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The remaining seven spots for each World Cup Of Hockey roster today were finalized, and the 184 players set to represent their six countries and two multinational squads are now set for the tournament in Toronto that begins this September.
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🇰🇿 🇭🇺 Kazakhstan, Hungary Relegated From World Championship

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With the medal rounds set at the 2016 World Championship in Russia, the two relegated squads are now determined as well, with newly promoted Kazakhstan and Hungary both falling back to Division IA in 2017 after failing to clinch their spots for the 2017 Top Division in France and Germany.
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