🇨🇳 NHL, IIHF Reach Agreement On 2022 Olympic Participation


After the NHL and NHL Player’s Association came to an agreement last summer to participate at both the 2022 and 2026 Olympics, pending negotiations with the International Olympic Committee and IIHF, today it was announced that NHL players will in fact participate at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, marking their return to the Games after skipping the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 4-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭 – 30 Aug 2021


🇨🇦 Canada 4-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭
Women’s World Championship Semifinal
WinSport Arena, Calgary 🇨🇦
Monday, 30 August 2021

Canada did exactly what it had to do tonight against Switzerland and skated to a dominating 4-0 win to advance to the Women’s Worlds gold-medal game against the United States tomorrow night for the first time since 2017.
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🇸🇰 🇱🇻 🇩🇰 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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🇨🇭 Swiss Defender Severin Blindenbacher Announces Retirement At 38


Swiss defender Severin Blindenbacher, a mainstay on the Eisgenossen blueline for over a decade, today announced his retirement from the ZSC Lions at age 38.
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IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 3-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭 – 20 Aug 2021


🇺🇸 United States 3-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary 🇨🇦
Friday, 20 August 2021

With a dazzling 55-save performance, Swiss goalie Andrea Brändli made sure it wasn’t a cakewalk for the U.S. on Day One. The defending champions had to work hard for their 3-0 victory over Switzerland in the third game at Calgary’s WinSport Arena.
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IHLC Preview – 2021 Women’s World Championship


Following an eighteen month delay of no major international women’s hockey thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw one World Championships cancelled and another delayed, the puck is finally set to drop on the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship, the twentieth edition of the tournament, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, bringing the world’s top ten women’s nations in their first major competition since early 2020.
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🇫🇮 2022 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2022 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Tampere and Helsinki, Finland, returning to the nation for the first time since Helsinki hosted consecutively in 2012-13.
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🇨🇦 Revised 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, delaying another month to meet Canadian quarantine protocols, and finally delaying another three months due to a last-minute cancellation by the Nova Scotia government, today the IIHF announced the schedule for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, set to open up on 20 August after no international women’s hockey tournaments for two and a half years.
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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 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 Rīga, 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 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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