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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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Italy, Great Britain Relegated From World Championship Top Division


A day before the group round came to a close at the 2022 World Championship, both relegation spots to Division IA in 2023 were clinched, with Italy and Great Britain gaining the dubious distinction of being sent down, at the hands of Kazakhstan and Austria, respectively.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 1-0 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 23 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 1-0 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
World Championship Preliminary Round
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Monday, 23 May 2022

Czechia has secured a spot in the quarter-finals of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship thanks to a 1-0 win over the USA in both teamsโ€™ penultimate game in the group stage.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-2 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (OT) – 21 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-2 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (OT)
World Championship Preliminary Round
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Saturday, 21 May 2022

A packed program of Saturday hockey in Tampere got off to a flying start as Team USA went the full distance against Group B’s unbeaten team, Sweden. Both teams held the lead during a 2-2 tie in regulation before Adam Gaudette won it for the U.S. with 11.4 seconds remaining in overtime.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dustin Brown Retires Following Kings Playoff Elimination


American power forward Dustin Brown, who captained the Los Angeles Kings to two Stanley Cup titles, tonight formally ended his nineteen year hockey career at the age of 37, following the Kings’ elimination from the NHL playoffs at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers.
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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‡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‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Five Canadian Players Join Triple Gold Club


By virtue of Canada’s dominant Gold Medal victory in Beijing, five new players from Team Canadaย have now joined the women’s version of the Triple Gold Club, all adding Olympic Gold to their World Championship Gold and Clarkson Cup titles.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 17 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Thursday, 17 February 2022

Talk about revenge and rising to the occasion. Legendary captain Marie-Philip Poulin stepped up with two goals and an assist as Canada beat the U.S. 3-2 to win the 2022 Olympic womenโ€™s hockey Gold medal on Thursday. Utterly relentless, the Canadians regained the title they lost to the Americans in PyeongChang four years ago.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 08 Feb 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Olympic Preliminary Round
Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Tuesday, 08 February 2022

It is one of the greatest rivalries in sports, and when Canada defeated the U.S. 4-2 to lock up first place in Group A, it was the most exciting hockey we’ve seen yet at these 2022 Olympics.
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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 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 – Junior


Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hockey Lineal Championship only saw seven games of competition this year on the junior side, nearly a year apart, all in Edmonton, and cut short thanks to the outright cancellation of the 2022 World Junior Championship thanks to the Omicron variant.
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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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Remainder Of 2021-22 Rivalry Series Cancelled


After their scheduled matchup for 20 December in Saint Paul, Minnesota was cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, today Hockey Canada announced the final two games of their Rivalry Series against the United States, set to take place in early January in Alberta, have been cancelled as well.
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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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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) โ€“ 23 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT)
Exhibition Game
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Thursday, 23 December 2021

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:17 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Simontaival (Hirvonen, Mรคenpรครค)
04:49 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Mazur, delay of game
12:26 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ PEN – Rafkin, kneeing major + game misconduct
14:37 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Cooley, holding
17:57 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GOAL – Dickinson
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NHL Withdraws From 2022 Olympics Due To COVID Postponements


After having to cancel fifty games in the past week over protocols due to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, the National Hockey League today officially announced that due to the material impact of these postponements on the 2021-22 season, they will be withdrawing their players from participating in the upcoming 2022 Beijing Olympic Games.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) – 17 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT)
Rivalry Series, Game 6
Centene Community Ice Center, Maryland Heights ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Friday, 17 December 2021

Marie-Philip Poulin scored at 3:31 of overtime to give Canada a 3-2 victory over the United States on Friday night in Game 6 of the pre-Olympics women’s hockey series.
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