🇺🇸 Boston Pride Capture 2021 Isobel Cup In Home-Ice Bubble

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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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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 3-1 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 05 Nov 2020


🇨🇿 Czechia 3-1 Sweden 🇸🇪
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Thursday, 05 November 2020

BOXSCORE
1st Period
10:37 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Jeřábek, hooking
16:25 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Lindqvist, delay of game
16:34 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – Hronek (Nestrašil, H. Zohorna)
17:18 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Bristedt, tripping
18:18 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – H. Zohorna (Nestrašil, Hronek)
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🇨🇦 2021 World Junior Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship has been released, with all teams playing in a quarantined bubble without spectators in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the tournament set to begin on Christmas Day, while host nation and defending champions Canada opening on the more traditional Boxing Day.
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Draisaitl Leads The Pack At Virtual 2020 NHL Awards


The National Hockey League completed its awards distribution for the pandemic-delayed 2019-20 season with the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals in Edmonton, with twelve IHLC holders representing nine countries taking home trophies handed out over the past month.
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🇨🇦 Edmonton To Be Sole Host Of 2021 World Junior Bubble


Shortly after the IIHF announced that all lower-tier World Junior tournaments would be cancelled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they today announced that the 2021 World Juniors Top Division will now be hosted in a “bubble” in Edmonton, which is currently hosting the 2020 NHL playoffs in a similar bubble, with the 2022 World Juniors to now be hosted jointly by Edmonton and Red Deer, ideally in front of fans.
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🇸🇪 🇫🇮 Swedish Hockey Federation Confirms No Four Nations Cup In 2020


As schedules begin to trickle out for a truncated version of the 2020-21 international hockey calendar, the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation’s women’s calendar for 2020-21 does not feature theirs or Finland’s participation in the Four Nations Cup, which in all likelihood is scrapped due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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🇨🇿 Czech Ice Hockey Association Announces Cancellation Of Carlson Hockey Games


After members of both the Czech National U-20 and U-17 Team tested positive for COVID-19 following exhibition tournaments, the Czech Ice Hockey Association today announced all August tournaments and practices have been cancelled, including the postponed Carlson Hockey Games, set to complete the 2019-20 Euro Hockey Tour.
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🇨🇳 🇮🇹 NHL, NHLPA Agrees To Olympic Return In 2022 & 2026


With both the National Hockey League and NHL Players Association today ratifying both their return to play proposal to complete the 2019-20 NHL season, as well as extend their latest Collective Bargaining Agreement, one major clause of the plan is the return of NHL players to the Winter Olympics, marking the return of the world’s top professional players for the first time since 2014, pending IOC and IIHF approval.
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🇺🇸 🇸🇪 🇫🇮 Plymouth Set To Host 2020 World Junior Summer Showcase, Without Canada


Despite tournaments being cancelled left and right due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Hockey has confirmed that they plan on hosting the 2020 World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan this summer, although Hockey Canada has already confirmed they will not be attending.
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🇸🇪 🇺🇸 IHLC Classics: “Mirakel” In Turin

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 the biggest win in Damkronorna history, their 2006 shootout upset over the United States in Turin.

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🇸🇪 Sweden 3-2 United States 🇺🇸 (SO)
Olympic Semifinal
Palasport Olimpico, Turin 🇮🇹
Friday, 17 February 2006

There was no reason to suspect that anything would be different in 2006. Since 1990, when women’s hockey became an official IIHF event, every finals had been a Canada-USA affair. This was the rivalry that kept women’s hockey alive and exciting, but in some ways it was also one that was taking interest away from the sport.
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