🇺🇸 American Forward David Backes Retires As Blue At Age 37


American forward David Backes, who has seen limited playing time over the past two seasons due to recurring injuries, today officially signed with St. Louis for a day to retire as a Blue, ending his career at the age of 37.
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🇺🇸 Multiple Gold Medallist Kacey Bellamy Retires From Team USA


American defender Kacey Bellamy, one of the most decorated medallists in American hockey history, today announced her retirement from hockey at the age of 34, leaving the sport behind with a staggering 23 medals to her name.
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🇺🇸 Ryan Miller Announces Retirement Following 2020-21 NHL Season


American goaltender Ryan Miller, whose nearly 20 season career set a number of records for U.S.-born goaltenders, today announced he will retire from the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks at the end of this current season, at the age of 40.
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🇨🇦 Hip Injury Forces Brent Seabrook Into Retirement


After a multitude of injuries, including surgeries on a shoulder and both hips, today Canadian defender Brent Seabrook announced his injuries will force him into retirement at the age of 35, ending his illustrious career with the Chicago Blackhawks, spanning fifteen seasons, three Stanley Cups and World Junior and Olympic Gold.
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IHLC 2020 In Review – Women’s


After one of the most dramatic years in international women’s hockey history, with both a thrilling World Championship final and an off-ice reckoning over women’s equality in the game, 2020 was set to be a watershed year in women’s hockey.

Then COVID-19 shut down the planet.
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🇨🇦 Dan Hamhuis Retires From NHL After 16 Seasons


Canadian defender Dan Hamhuis today announced his retirement from pro hockey at the age of 37, following his Nashville Predators’ elimination from the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bubble in Edmonton.
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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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IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 3-1 Canada 🇨🇦 – 05 Feb 2020


🇺🇸 United States 3-1 Canada 🇨🇦
Rivalry Series, Game 4
Rogers Arena, Vancouver 🇨🇦
Wednesday, 05 February 2020

The U.S. Women’s National Team used a pair of third period goals on the way to a 3-1 victory over Canada in game four of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series here tonight at Rogers Arena.
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🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada, United States Face Off In 3-On-3 Women’s Tournament At NHL All-Star Weekend


The top female players from around the world today convened to take over the NHL All-Star Skills Competition in St. Louis, taking part in a Canada vs. USA 3-on-3 game in front of a packed crowd at Enterprise Center in advance of their upcoming Rivalry Series and the 2020 Women’s World Championship.
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IHLC 2019 In Review – Junior


The International Hockey Lineal Championship saw seven different champions hold the belt over the course of 21 games in 2019, including the end of the 2019 World Juniors and the start of the subsequent 2020 tournament.
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🇫🇮 Niklas Bäckström Retires From Tappara At Age 41


Finnish netminder Niklas Bäckström, a key to the Leijonat goaltending corps since 1998, today announced his retirement from Tappara of the Liiga, joining the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets as a European scout.
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🇨🇦 Roberto Luongo Retires After 19 NHL Seasons


Canadian goaltender Roberto Luongo, the third winningest goalie in NHL history, only trailing Hall of Famers Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy, today announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 40.
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🇨🇦 Post-Concussion Symptoms Force Rick Nash To Retire


Canadian star forward Rick Nash, the highly touted #1 pick of the 2002 NHL Draft whose career was hampered by concussion injuries, was today forced to retire from pro hockey at the age of 34, after a 15 year NHL career with Columbus, Boston and the New York Rangers.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 3-2 United States 🇺🇸 – 05 Jan 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 3-2 United States 🇺🇸
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Rogers Arena, Vancouver 🇨🇦
Saturday, 05 January 2019

Kaapo Kakko scored the winner with 1:26 left as Finland edged the U.S. 3-2 in the 2019 World Junior gold medal game on Saturday night.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 6-1 Switzerland 🇨🇭 – 04 Jan 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 6-1 Switzerland 🇨🇭
World Junior Championship Semifinal
Rogers Arena, Vancouver 🇨🇦
Friday, 04 January 2019

It’s time to make some new history. The Finns hammered Switzerland 6-1 in Friday’s second semi-final in Vancouver, setting up the first World Junior gold medal game ever between the U.S. and Finland.
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🇩🇰 Denmark Relegated To World Junior Championship Division IA


In a surprising twist at the World Junior Championship, Kazakhstan swept Denmark in their relegation series to stay in the Top Division for 2020, sending Denmark back to Division IA for the first time since 2014.
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IHLC 2018 In Review – Junior


The International Hockey Lineal Championship saw a fair amount of movement in its 13 junior tilts in 2018, with four nations sharing title reigns across three tournaments, including the elimination round of the 2018 World Junior Championship.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 5-2 Canada 🇨🇦 – 23 Dec 2018


🇫🇮 Finland 5-2 Canada 🇨🇦
Exhibition Game
Rogers Arena, Vancouver 🇨🇦
Sunday, 23 December 2018

Morgan Frost and Barrett Hayton scored goals, but special-teams doomed Canada’s National Junior Team in a 5-2 loss to Finland in its final pre-tournament game Sunday ahead of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.
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2019 World Junior Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia has been released, with host nations and defending champions Canada opening the tournament on Boxing Day against Denmark, and facing Russia in their New Year’s tilt to end the group round.
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