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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Jarome Iginla Ends Illustrious Career After 20 Seasons


Canadian power forward Jarome Iginla, who racked up a great number of personal awards and was revered as a powerful leader on the ice, today formally retired as a Calgary Flame, spending 16 of his 20 pro seasons in Calgary. Continue reading