๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป IIHF Names Tampere & Rฤซga As 2023 World Championship Hosts


After stripping Saint Petersburg, Russia of hosting duties for the 2023 World Championship due to their ongoing invasion in Ukraine, today the IIHF announced at their annual Congress that hosting rights would now be split between to the last two hosts of the World Championships, with 2021 hosts Rฤซga, Latvia and current 2022 hosts Tampere, Finland hosting next year, from 12-28 May 2023.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Championship


The top teams in international hockey will converge on Tampere and Helsinki, Finland starting this Friday, 13 May, kicking off the premiere event of the global hockey calendar, the 2022 IIHF World Championship.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Switzerland Confirmed As Russian Replacement On Euro Hockey Tour Through 2023-24


After participating as a replacement for Russia at this weekend’s Beijer Hockey Games in Stockholm, it was today confirmed that Switzerland will replace Russia on the Euro Hockey Tour for at least the next two seasons, due to Russia being kicked off the tour for their invasion of Ukraine.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 3-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 08 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 3-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Beijer Hockey Games
Avicii Arena, Stockholm ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sunday, 08 May 2022

BOXSCORE
1st Period
19:12 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ PEN – Jiล™รญฤek, high sticking
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ IIHF To Move 2023 World Championship From Russia


The IIHF today announced, that “out of concern for the safety and well-being of all participating players, officials, media, and fans,” that the 2023 IIHF World Championship, set to take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia next May, would be moved to a different location, due to Russia’s continued and deepening of invasion of Ukraine.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Boston Pride Capture Second Consecutive Isobel Cup


After an improbable season, marred once again by COVID delays, the Boston Pride improbably escaped the quarterfinals, upset the Toronto Six 5-1 in the semifinals, and tonight notched a come from behind victory over the PHF’s top seed, the Connecticut Whale, winning the Isobel Cup Final 4-2 to win their second straight, and third overall, Cup title.
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IIHF Announces Tournament Updates Following Russia, Belarus Suspensions


Just under three weeks after announcing that Russia and Belarus were banned from IIHF participation after the Russian-led and Belarusian-backed invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced replacement clubs for upcoming participation in the upcoming 2022 Men’s, Women’s and Junior World Championships.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Russia, Belarus Suspended From IIHF Competition, Hosting Rights


After a sweeping recommendation from the International Olympic Committee to remove Russia and Belarus from international sporting competitions, following their invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced a number of updates regarding their respective participation and hosting of future competitions.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 16 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Olympic Quarterfinal
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Clinical finishing and familiar resilience saw Finland advance to the semi-finals with a 5-1 victory over Switzerland. Three goals from 12 shots saw Jukka Jalonenโ€™s men into a 3-0 lead early in the second period and that proved sufficient to sink Switzerland and set up a meeting with Slovakia in the final four.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 10-3 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 14 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 10-3 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Olympic Semifinal
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thursday, 17 February 2022

There was never any doubt. Canada scored five first-period goals and kept on rolling in a 10-3 semi-final rout of Switzerland. The reigning World Champions outshot the Swiss 61-13. Canada faces the winner of the U.S.Finland semi-final in Thursdayโ€™s Gold medal game.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 Winter Olympics (Men’s)


For the second straight Olympics, the men’s hockey tournament will not feature NHL superstars (although this time due to COVID-19), making the Olympic tournament not necessarily a true “best on best,” but still a showcase of some of the world’s top talent looking to capture Gold and Olympic glory in Beijing.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 12-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 03 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 12-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Olympic Preliminary Round
National Indoor Stadium, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thursday, 03 February 2022

The cauldron has yet to be lit to start these 24th Olympic Winter Games but already Canadaโ€™s womenโ€™s team has come out with an emphatic 12-1 victory over the Swiss this afternoon at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 Winter Olympics (Women’s)


The seventh ever women’s Olympic tournament is set to kick off this Thursday, with an anticipated showdown once again between Canada and the United States likely to highlight the Gold Medal Match for the sixth time.
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IHLC 2021 In Review – Men’s


With the international hockey calendar returning (relatively) to normal in 2021, the IHLC saw a flurry of activity throughout the year, bookended with stops on the Euro Hockey Tour, and a relocated World Championship in between. Continue reading

IHLC 2021 In Review – Women’s


After a tumultuous year that saw the IIHF Women’s Championship be cancelled for the second straight year, then revived in August, the IHLC finally saw a return to relative normalcy in the second half of 2021, in the lead-up to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
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Remainder Of 2022 World Junior Championship Cancelled


After the third game in two days needed to be cancelled due to positive cases on an individual team, today the IIHF announced that the remainder of the 2022 World Junior Championships in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada would be cancelled.
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IIHF Confirms No Relegation From 2022 World Junior Championship


After a degree of uncertainty surrounding how the IIHF would handle the 2023 World Junior Championships after the bottom two division tournaments set to take place in January 2022 were cancelled due to COVID-19, today they announced no teams in the ongoing Top Division would be relegated in 2022.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Junior Championship


After COVID-19 forced the 2021 World Junior Championship into a bubble, the tournament returns to Alberta, Canada for 2022, with Edmonton and Red Deer hosting the world’s top under-20 hockey teams in front of fans for the first time since January 2020, just before the world changed forever.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippe Furrer Announces Retirement From Hockey At 36


Just short of the NLA’s holiday and Olympic breaks, veteran Swiss defender Philippe Furrer today announced his retirement from hockey, leaving HC Fribourg-Gottรฉron at the age of 36.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Czechia, Denmark, Sweden Clinch Final 2022 Women’s Olympic Qualifying Spots


After just three months Olympic qualifiers that were set to begin nearly a year ago, but delayed due to COVID-19, the three final qualification spots for a trip to Beijing were today clinched by Czechia, Denmark and Sweden for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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