Venla Hovi Announces Retirement After Historic Worlds Silver Medal


Finnish forward Venla Hovi, only a day removed from Finland’s shocking silver medal finish on home ice at the 2019 Women’s World Championship, announced her retirement on Twitter at age 31, capping a year of both Worlds silver and a Clarkson Cup.
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IHLC Results – United States 2-1 Finland (SO) – Apr. 14, 2019


🇺🇸 United States 2-1 Finland 🇫🇮 (SO)
Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Annie Pankowski scored twice, including the shootout winner, as the U.S. claimed a wild 2-1 victory over Finland in the 2019 Women’s Worlds gold medal game. It’s the fifth straight American world title.
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Hungary, Denmark Promoted To 2020 Women’s World Championship


Just days after France and Sweden were relegated to Division IA at the 2020 Women’s World Championship, their spots were claimed by long-time returnees Denmark and first-timers Hungary for the Top Division in 2020.
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IHLC Results – United States 8-0 Russia – Apr. 13, 2019


🇺🇸 United States 8-0 Russia 🇷🇺
Women’s World Championship Semifinal
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Saturday, April 13, 2019

The hockey gods ordained that the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship would not witness back-to-back semi-final upsets. Sparked by Hilary Knight’s five-point night, the U.S. hammered Russia 8-0 to advance to Sunday’s gold medal game against host Finland, which defeated Canada 4-2 earlier.
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IHLC Results – United States 4-0 Japan – Apr. 11, 2019


🇺🇸 United States 4-0 Japan 🇯🇵
Women’s World Championship Quarterfinal
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Thursday, April 11, 2019

The score was a little closer than expected, but the end result was what the U.S. needed in a 4-0 quarter-final win over Japan in Thursday’s first quarter-final.
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Sweden, France Relegated From Women’s World Championship


In one unsurprising development, and in another very surprising development, France and Sweden have been relegated to Division IA of the 2020 Women’s World Championship, with France going back down after their first trip to the Top Division, while Sweden is relegated for the first time in their history.
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IHLC Results – United States 10-0 Russia – Apr. 9, 2019


🇺🇸 United States 10-0 Russia 🇷🇺
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

U.S. captain Kendall Coyne Schofield and defender Lee Stecklein both scored twice as the Americans completed their perfect Group A run with a 10-0 pounding of Russia on Tuesday.
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IHLC Results – United States 8-0 Switzerland – Apr. 7, 2019


🇺🇸 United States 8-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Sunday, April 7, 2019

The U.S. grabbed a three-goal first-period lead and never looked back en route to a 8-0 thrashing of Switzerland on Sunday night.
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IHLC Results – United States 3-2 Canada – Apr. 6, 2019


🇺🇸 United States 3-2 Canada 🇨🇦
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Saturday, April 6, 2019

The first official IIHF game between the U.S. and Canada since the 2018 Olympic final lived up to the anticipation. The U.S. prevailed 3-2 as Annie Pankowski delivered the second-period winner on Saturday night in Espoo in front of 3,102 fans.
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IHLC Results – Canada 6-0 Switzerland – Apr. 4, 2019


🇨🇦 Canada 6-0 Switzerland 🇨🇭
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Swiss are famous for their banking acumen, but they were unable to deposit any goals in Canada’s net in a tournament-opening 6-0 loss on Thursday at Espoo’s Metro Areena.
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