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 Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 1-0 Denmark 🇩🇰 – 23 May 2021


🇨🇭 Switzerland 1-0 Denmark 🇩🇰
World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rīga 🇱🇻
Sunday, 23 May 2021

A night after opening the tournament with a 5-2 win over the Czech Republic, Switzerland shut out Denmark 1-0 to move into a three-way tie with Russia and Slovakia atop Group A with six points each.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 5-2 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 22 May 2021


🇨🇭 Switzerland 5-2 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Preliminary Round
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rīga 🇱🇻
Saturday, 22 May 2021

Switzerland broke a 1-1 tie with two goals in the second period en route to an impressive 5-2 win over the Czech Republic. Ten years ago, five years ago, you might have called this an upset, but that is no longer the case.
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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 RÄ«ga, Latvia.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2-1 Latvia 🇱🇻 – 15 May 2021


🇨🇭 Switzerland 2-1 Latvia 🇱🇻
Euro Hockey Challenge
Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, Rīga 🇱🇻
Saturday, 15 May 2021

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:55 – 🇨🇭 GOAL – Simion (Hofmann)
01:58 – 🇱🇻 PEN – Meija, interference
13:49 – 🇨🇭 PEN – Alatalo, interference
16:29 – 🇨🇭 PEN – Untersander, slashing
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 1-0 Russia 🇷🇺 – 01 May 2021


🇨🇭 Switzerland 1-0 Russia 🇷🇺
Euro Hockey Challenge
Tissot Arena, Biel 🇨🇭
Saturday, 01 May 2021

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:24 – 🇨🇭 PEN – Fora, holding
12:24 – 🇨🇭 PEN – Frick, tripping
13:21 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Kraskovski, slashing
18:16 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Dronov, high sticking
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇭 Switzerland 3-1 Russia 🇷🇺 – 30 Apr 2021


🇨🇭 Switzerland 3-1 Russia 🇷🇺
Euro Hockey Challenge
Tissot Arena, Biel 🇨🇭
Friday, 30 April 2021

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:57 – 🇷🇺 PEN – K. Marchenko, slashing
04:17 – 🇨🇭 PEN – Bertschy, interference
16:43 – 🇨🇭 GOAL – Mottet (Fuchs)
17:52 – 🇨🇭 PEN – Herzog, tripping
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🇨🇦 2021 Women’s World Championship Schedule Released


After having to delay for a year following the 2019-20 outbreak of the COVID-19 virus across the world, and delaying another month to meet Canadian quarantine protocols, today the IIHF announced the schedule for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, who will host after postponing the 2020 edition of the tournament.
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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 RÄ«ga, 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 global 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 Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 10-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭 – 29 Dec 2020


🇨🇦 Canada 10-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton 🇨🇦
Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Canada’s Quinton Byfield led the way with two goals and four assists in a 10-0 victory over Switzerland at the 2021 World Juniors on Tuesday. The host nation has won three straight games, while the Swiss suffered their third straight loss.
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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 global pandemic.
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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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🇨🇭 🇺🇸 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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🇨🇳 🇮🇹 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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🇨🇭 Men’s Top Division World Championship Cancelled By IIHF


The final tournament on the International Ice Hockey Federation calendar, the last hope of any semblance of international hockey this season, today was officially cancelled, as the Top Division of the Men’s World Championship was officially 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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