🇸🇪 Niklas Hjalmarsson Retires From NHL, Tre Kronor At Age 34


Swedish stay-at-home defender Niklas Hjalmarsson, one of the best defensive defencemen of the modern era, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and Olympic Silver medalist for Sweden, today confirmed his retirement from hockey at age 34.
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🇸🇪 Fredrik Pettersson Retires At 33 After Long International Career


Swedish winger Fredrik Pettersson, a World Champion with Tre Kronor and a Continental Cup champion with pro stops across seven countries, today announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 33.
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IHLC 2020 In Review – Men’s


Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hockey Lineal Championship only saw nine games of competition this year on the men’s side, staying completely within the confines of the Euro Hockey Tour, due to May’s World Championships being cancelled in Switzerland.
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🇨🇭 🇺🇸 IHLC Classics: Eisgenossen’s 60 Year Wait Is Over

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 Swiss National Day (also known as Schweizer Bundesfeiertag, Fête Nationale Suisse or Festa Nazionale Svizzera), we feature La Nati’s historic streak at the 2013 World Championship, namely their historic semifinal victory.

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🇨🇭 Switzerland 3-0 United States 🇺🇸
World Championship Semifinal
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm 🇸🇪
Saturday, 18 May 2013

They did it. In a semi-final game featuring two teams challenging history, Switzerland defeated Team USA 3-0 to advance forward to their first opportunity for gold since 1935.

Whatever the outcome in the final game against Sweden will be, it will be the first World Championship medal for the Swiss in exactly 60 years.
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🇷🇺 🇨🇦 IHLC Classics: The Red Army Stuns Canada…And The World

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 Russian National Day, we feature the Red Army’s first major international title, and their debut IHLC matchup, against Canada to finish the 1954 World Championship.


🇷🇺 Soviet Union 7-2 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Final Round
Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm 🇸🇪
Sunday, 07 March 1954

There is no question that 1954 was the start of the modern era of international hockey. Prior to the World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden, that year, Canada ruled the ice lanes uncontested. Indeed, from 1920 to 1954, it lost only two significant games, one to the United States at the 1933 World Championship and one to Great Britain at the 1936 Olympics.

But in 1954, the Soviet Union made its first appearance in international hockey, and it did so in a blaze of glory. The Soviets had only started playing “Canadian hockey” (as opposed to European bandy) in 1946, and just eight years later that nation’s top players and managers believed they were ready to play against the world – and win.
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🇸🇪 Staffan Kronwall Retires Following Lokomotiv Elimination


Swedish defender Staffan Kronwall, within the same season as his older brother Niklas, today announced his retirement from hockey after his club team, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, was eliminated from the KHL playoffs.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 4-3 Russia 🇷🇺 (SO) – 09 Feb 2020


🇨🇿 Czechia 4-3 Russia 🇷🇺 (SO)
Beijer Hockey Games
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm 🇸🇪
Sunday, 09 February 2020

BOXSCORE
1st Period
10:03 – 🇨🇿 PEN – team, delay of game
11:24 – 🇷🇺 PP GOAL – Kayumov (Zernov, Golyshev)
12:45 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Sergeyev, cross checking
17:11 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Mironov, checking from behind minor + 10 min. misconduct
19:14 – 🇨🇿 GOAL – Flek (Hyka, Šulák)
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 3-1 Finland 🇫🇮 – 08 Feb 2020


🇨🇿 Czechia 3-1 Finland 🇫🇮
Beijer Hockey Games
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm 🇸🇪
Saturday, 08 February 2020

BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:55 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Klok, high sticking
03:53 – 🇨🇿 SH GOAL – Horák
10:00 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Karjalainen (Junttila, Salo)
14:46 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Seppälä, holding
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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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🇮🇹 Milan–Cortina d’Ampezzo Announced As Host Of 2026 Winter Olympics


Today, during the 134th session of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Italian bid of Milan–Cortina d’Ampezzo was awarded the hosting rights to the 2026 Winter Olympics, winning the hosting rights over Stockholm–Åre, Sweden.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 6-4 Russia 🇷🇺 – 01 May 2019


🇸🇪 Sweden 6-4 Russia 🇷🇺
Carlson Hockey Games
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm 🇸🇪
Wednesday, 01 May 2019

In the first match of the concluding 2018/2019 Euro Hockey Tour stage, the senior Russian national team conceded a 4-6 loss to Sweden in Stockholm.
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🇨🇿 Luděk Bukač: 1935-2019


Just days after the death of Ján Starší, who built the Czechoslovak national team into a dominant force in the 1970’s, the man who helped carry the Czechoslovakian team through the 1980’s and Czech team in the 1990’s has also passed away, as Luděk Bukač today died at the age of 83.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 4-2 Russia 🇷🇺 – 09 Feb 2019


🇸🇪 Sweden 4-2 Russia 🇷🇺
Beijer Hockey Games
Hovet, Stockholm 🇸🇪
Saturday, 09 February 2019

BOXSCORE
1st Period
04:28 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Rasmussen, high sticking double minor
06:59 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Rafikov, interference
19:58 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Kadeikin, holding
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 (SO) – 07 Feb 2019


🇷🇺 Russia 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 (SO)
Beijer Hockey Games
Arena 2000, Yaroslavl 🇷🇺
Thursday, 07 February 2019

In Yaroslavl, the senior Russian national team defeated Finland for the third time in the 2018/2019 Euro Hockey Tour, clinching a dramatic 3:2 victory on penalty shots.
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🇫🇮 Finland Wins 2018 Euro Hockey Tour & Challenge


For just the second time in history, the same nation has captured both the Euro Hockey Tour and Euro Hockey Challenge titles, with Finland today eking out Sweden to lock up the 2017-18 Tour, becoming the second team after Czechia in 2012 to achieve the double.
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🇸🇪 Sedin Twins Announce Dual Retirement After 18 NHL Seasons


Swedish twin forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin, proverbially joined at the hip for nearly two decades both with the Vancouver Canucks and Tre Kronor, formally ended their career tonight with the Canucks in Edmonton, closing out a historic 18-season NHL career spent side by side.
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🇫🇮 🇸🇪 IHLC Classics: “Tupu, Hupu & Lupu” Golden For Finland

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 Finnish Independence Day, we look back at the 1995 World Championships Gold Medal Game, the long overdue first title for the Leijonat, over their Swedish rivals on Swedish ice.

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🇫🇮 Finland 4-1 Sweden 🇸🇪
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Stockholm Globe Arena, Stockholm 🇸🇪
Sunday, 07 May 1995

Finally, Finland wins the IIHF World Championship for the first time. And the victory couldn’t have been sweeter. They won the gold medal game against their fiercest rival Sweden, in Sweden and with a Swedish head coach. To really rub it in, the Finnish team celebrated the win in downtown Stockholm, this while also “stealing” the Swedish tune designated for a home-team victory.
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