๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hockey Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of 2020 Following Delay


After a sixteen-month pandemic delay, the Hockey Hall Of Fame tonight inducted their Class of 2020, inducting five legendary players to their ranks with a number of tremendous international achievements.
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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Tardif Named New IIHF President, Fasel Inducted To IIHF Hall Of Fame


After a four-round vote to replace IIHF President Renรฉ Fasel after a 27-year term, Luc Tardif Sr. today was voted in as new President of the International Ice Hockey Federation, following stints as IIHF Treasurer and President of the French Ice Hockey Federation.
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IIHF Congress Approves Women’s World Championships In Olympic Years


After over twenty years of not holding the IIHF Women’s World Championship in years when the Olympics are taking place, today the IIHF Congress voted to allow for both tournaments to be held the same calendar year every four years, with the tournament moving from April to August in Olympic years, starting in 2022.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) – 31 Aug 2021


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Womenโ€™s World Championship Gold Medal Game
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Marie-Philip Poulin scored the golden goal at 7:22 of the first overtime period to give Canada a 3-2 win over the United States. It was Canada’s first gold medal at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship since 2012 and ended a run of five in a row for their adversaries.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 30 Aug 2021


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Womenโ€™s World Championship Semifinal
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 30 August 2021

Canada did exactly what it had to do tonight against Switzerland and skated to a dominating 4-0 win to advance to the Women’s Worlds Gold medal game against the United States tomorrow night for the first time since 2017.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-0 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช – 28 Aug 2021


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Womenโ€™s World Championship Quarterfinal
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Saturday, 28 August 2021

Canada defeated Germany tonight by a 7-0 score to advance to the semi-finals on Monday. They will play either Switzerland or Czechia, depending on the outcome of the final game tonight. With the loss, Germany will head to the 5th-8th placement games grouping which begins tomorrow.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-1 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 26 Aug 2021


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Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Thursday, 26 August 2021

Canada scored early and often and defeated the United States emphatically, 5-1, to claim first place in Group A. They did it without their captain, Marie-Philip Poulin, but Jamie Lee Rattray stepped up and contributed two goals in the win.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 6-0 Russian Olympic Committee ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 24 Aug 2021


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Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Itโ€™s all history, all the time in Calgary. Hilary Knight scored her 45th career Womenโ€™s Worlds goal to surpass fellow American legend Cammi Granato for the all-time tournament record as the unbeaten U.S. thrashed the ROC team 6-0 on Tuesday.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 22 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 22 August 2021

So, we meet again! The defending champion U.S. blanked 2019 Silver medalist Finland 3-0 in Sundayโ€™s late game at Calgaryโ€™s WinSport Arena.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 20 Aug 2021


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-0 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Friday, 20 August 2021

With a dazzling 55-save performance, Swiss goalie Andrea Brรคndli made sure it wasn’t a cakewalk for the U.S. on Day One. The defending champions had to work hard for their 3-0 victory over Switzerland in the third game at Calgaryโ€™s WinSport Arena.
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IHLC Preview – 2021 Women’s World Championship


Following an eighteen month delay of no major international women’s hockey thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw one World Championships cancelled and another delayed, the puck is finally set to drop on the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship, the twentieth edition of the tournament, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, bringing the world’s top ten women’s nations in their first major competition since early 2020.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Revised 2021 Womenโ€™s World Championship Schedule Released


After having to delay for a year following the 2019-20 outbreak of the COVID-19 virus across the world, delaying another month to meet Canadian quarantine protocols, and finally delaying another three months due to a last-minute cancellation by the Nova Scotia government, today the IIHF announced the schedule for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, set to open up on 20 August after no international women’s hockey tournaments for two and a half years.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ IHLC Classics: Wendell’s Winner Nets First Gold For Team USA

From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” Today, in honour of American Independence Day, we feature the first Gold Medal for the United States women’s team, captured in a thrilling shootout in 2005.

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 1-0 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย (SO)
Women’s World Championshipย Gold Medal Game
Cloetta Center,ย Linkรถping ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Saturday, 09 April 2005

Few team sports have been dominated so emphatically by one country as womenโ€™s hockey by Canada. Since the inception of the World Womenโ€™s Championship into the IIHF program in 1990, Team Canada won all eight championships leading up to the ninth Womenโ€™s World tournament in Sweden in 2005. Additionally, Canada had won the 2002 Olympic gold. The only blemish to Canadaโ€™s womenโ€™s record was USAโ€™s win in the 1998 Olympics.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 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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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Johanna Olofsson Retires From SDHL At Age 29


Swedish defender Johanna Olofsson, a member of the national team for the past eleven years and a two-time Swedish champion, announced her retirement from hockey at the age of 29, following her second Swedish Cup championship.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ IIHF Schedules Tentative New 2021 Women’s World Championship Dates


Just nine days after the Nova Scotia government announced the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship would be cancelled due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the province, the IIHF announced tentative rescheduled dates for the tournament later in summer 2021.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2021 Women’s World Championship Cancelled In Nova Scotia


With just over two weeks before the IIHF Women’s World Championship was set to begin in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, following a year delay, the IIHF today announced the tournament in Nova Scotia would be cancelled after failing to reach an agreement with federal and provincial government health authorities. The IIHF will instead look to reschedule the tournament for later in the summer of 2021 at an alternate location.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 2021 Womenโ€™s World Championship Schedule Released


After having to delay for a year following the 2019-20 outbreak of the COVID-19 virus across the world, and delaying another month to meet Canadian quarantine protocols, today the IIHF announced the schedule for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, who will host after postponing the 2020 edition of the tournament.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Boston Pride Capture 2021 Isobel Cup In Home-Ice Bubble

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Despite entering the delayed NWHL playoffs as the fourth and final seed, the Boston Pride used unique pandemic circumstances to capitalize on home ice and capture their second Isobel Cup Saturday night, defeating the Minnesota Whitecaps in Boston to win the NWHL championship.
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