🇸🇪 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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🇺🇸 Tampa Bay Lightning Repeat As Stanley Cup Champions

Unlike having to win their 2020 title in front of an empty arena 4,500 kilometres from home, the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight repeated as Stanley Cup champions, defeating the Montréal Canadiens 1-0 to win their third Stanley Cup in Game Five of the Finals in front of a packed Tampa crowd.
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🇸🇪 Viktor Fasth Announces Retirement Following World Championships

After a season that saw World Champion Swedish goaltender Viktor Fasth celebrate the highest of highs with a second SHL championship, followed by the worst performance by Tre Kronor at the IIHF World Championships since 1937, Fasth today announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 38.
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🇸🇪 🇷🇺 IHLC Classics: Zibanejad’s Golden Goal

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 Swedish Sveriges nationaldag (National Day), we feature Sweden’s most recent World Junior Championship triumph in 2012, just their second title in history.

🇸🇪 Sweden
1-0 Russia 🇷🇺 (OT)
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary 🇨🇦
Thursday, 05 January 2012

Mika Zibanejad scored the magnificent overtime winner as Sweden earned its first World Junior gold medal since 1981 and second all-time with an 1-0 triumph over Russia on Thursday. The Swedes outshot Russia 58-17.
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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 Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 6-1 Great Britain 🇬🇧 – 29 May 2021

🇨🇿 Czechia 6-1 Great Britain 🇬🇧

World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rīga 🇱🇻
Saturday, 29 May 2021

The Czech Republic recorded its third straight victory with a comfortable 6-1 success over Great Britain in Saturday’s opening Group A game in Rīga. After losing the first two in this championship, the Czechs were under pressure. Since then, wins over Belarus, Sweden and now Britain have lifted Filip Pešán’s team firmly into the playoff picture.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 4-2 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 27 May 2021

🇨🇿 Czechia 4-2 Sweden 🇸🇪

World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rīga 🇱🇻
Thursday, 27 May 2021

Trailing 2-0 heading into the third period, the Czech Republic scored four goals in the third period, including three in a span of 7:07 and two on the power play, to beat Sweden 4-2 in a huge game for both teams smack dab in the middle of the group stage.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 7-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭 – 25 May 2021

🇸🇪 Sweden 7-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭
World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rīga 🇱🇻
Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Defenceman Nils Lundkvist recorded four points and Jonas Frödén, Adrian Kempe and captain Henrik Tömmernes each chipped in with three as Sweden won its first game of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 7-0 over previously unbeaten Switzerland.
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IHLC Preview – 2021 World Championship

After a year away during one of the most tumultuous years in human history, with a pandemic and political strife seeing a year-long delay and a change in venue, the international hockey calendar sees some sense of normalcy return with the resurgence of the IIHF World Championship, set to take place this year in Rīga, Latvia.
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🇸🇪 Johanna Olofsson Retires From SDHL At Age 29

Swedish defender Johanna Olofsson, a member of the national team for the past eleven years and a two-time Swedish champion, announced her retirement from hockey at the age of 29, following her second Swedish Cup championship.
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🇺🇸 Boston Pride Capture 2021 Isobel Cup In Home-Ice Bubble

Despite entering the delayed NWHL playoffs as the fourth and final seed, the Boston Pride used unique pandemic circumstances to capitalize on home ice and capture their second Isobel Cup Saturday night, defeating the Minnesota Whitecaps in Boston to win the NWHL championship.
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🇷🇺 Undefeated Russia Clinches 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour

With three months to go until the formal end of the 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour and the start of the 2021 World Championship in Rīga, Russia today clinched the Euro Hockey Tour championship in record fashion, dumping Czechia to improve to a perfect 9-0 in tournament play thus far.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 2-1 Sweden 🇸🇪 (SO) – 13 Feb 2021

🇷🇺 Russia 2-1 Sweden 🇸🇪 (SO)
Beijer Hockey Games
Malmö Arena, Malmö 🇸🇪
Saturday, 13 February 2021

In the second match of the third stage of the 2020-21 Euro Hockey Tour, the senior Russian national team sneaked past host nation Sweden, claiming a narrow 2-1 victory in a penalty shootout.
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🇱🇻 2021 World Championship Schedule Released

The schedule for the 2021 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Rīga, Latvia, marking the return of the World Championship after its historic cancellation last year, returning to Latvia for the first time in 15 years.
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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 Preview – 2021 World Junior Championship

The first IIHF “bubble” tournament is set to begin in Edmonton, Canada, with the 2020 calendar year coming to a close with the start of the 2021 World Junior Championship, being held in a contained Rogers Place with the top nations in the hockey world looking to earn glory in the midst of a pandemic.
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🇸🇪 Back Injury Forces Alexander Steen Into Retirement

Due to a major degenerative lumbar issue stemming from a back injury sustained in the 2019-20 NHL season, Swedish-Canadian forward Alexander Steen today announced his retirement from pro hockey, leaving the St. Louis Blues at age 36. Continue reading

IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 4-3 Sweden 🇸🇪 (SO) – 17 Dec 2020

🇷🇺 Russia 4-3 Sweden 🇸🇪 (SO)
Channel One Cup
CSKA Arena, Moscow 🇷🇺
Thursday, 17 December 2020

In a pulsating encounter, Russia outlasted Sweden at the Channel One Cup, claiming a thrilling 4-3 victory in a lengthy penalty shootout in Moscow.
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