🇨🇦 Patrick Marleau Announces Retirement From Hockey At Age 42


Canadian ironman forward Patrick Marleau, who broke Gordie Howe’s longstanding record of most games played in an NHL career after nearly a quarter century in the NHL, today announced his retirement from hockey, signing a one-day contract with San Jose to retire officially as a Shark.
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🇸🇮 🇭🇺 Slovenia, Hungary Promoted To 2023 World Championship


The Division IA World Championship tournament in Ljubljana saw the top two spots for promotion to the 2023 World Championship locked up a day before the tournament wrapped, with hosts Slovenia and Hungary both locking up returns to the Top Division.
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🇷🇺 IIHF To Move 2023 World Championship From Russia


The IIHF today announced, that “out of concern for the safety and well-being of all participating players, officials, media, and fans,” that the 2023 IIHF World Championship, set to take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia next May, would be moved to a different location, due to Russia’s continued and deepening of invasion of Ukraine.
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🇨🇦 Ryan Getzlaf Retires From NHL At Age 36


Canadian forward Ryan Getzlaf, the longtime captain of the Anaheim Ducks, tonight played his final NHL game after announcing his retirement following the end of the Ducks’ season, wrapping a seventeen year career highlighted by a number of team records, two Olympic titles and a Stanley Cup.
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🇫🇮 Mika Pyörälä Retires Following Kärpät Elimination


Finnish forward Mika Pyörälä, a mainstay of Oulun Kärpät for the majority of his twenty-two year pro hockey career, announced his retirement from the game following Kärpät’s elimination from the 2022 Liiga postseason, at the age of 40.
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🇷🇺 Alexander Yeryomenko Announces Retirement Following Dynamo Elimination


Russian goaltender Alexander Yeryomenko, a two-time World Champion and six-time Russian league champion, today announced his retirement at the age of 41, after his club Dynamo Moscow was eliminated from the ongoing KHL playoffs.
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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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🇷🇺 🇧🇾 Russia, Belarus Suspended From IIHF Competition, Hosting Rights


After a sweeping recommendation from the International Olympic Committee to remove Russia and Belarus from international sporting competitions, following their invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced a number of updates regarding their respective participation and hosting of future competitions.
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IHLC 2021 In Review – Men’s


With the international hockey calendar returning (relatively) to normal in 2021, the IHLC saw a flurry of activity throughout the year, bookended with stops on the Euro Hockey Tour, and a relocated World Championship in between. Continue reading

🇨🇭 Philippe Furrer Announces Retirement From Hockey At 36


Just short of the NLA’s holiday and Olympic breaks, veteran Swiss defender Philippe Furrer today announced his retirement from hockey, leaving HC Fribourg-Gottéron at the age of 36.
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🇨🇦 Dion Phaneuf Formally Announces Retirement


Just days after fellow punishing defender Braydon Coburn announced his retirement from hockey, his counterpart Dion Phaneuf, a three-time NHL All-Star inactive for the past three seasons, today formally announced he is stepping away from the game at age 36.
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🇨🇦 🇸🇰 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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🇨🇦 Braydon Coburn Retires From Hockey At Age 36


Bruising Canadian defenceman Braydon Coburn, who spent sixteen NHL seasons with five clubs, amassing nearly 1000 games played and a Stanley Cup ring, today announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 36.
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🇸🇰 Marián Gáborík Formally Announces Retirement From Pro Hockey


After spending the past three seasons on injured reserve due to a herniated disk, Slovak star forward Marián Gáborík officially announced his retirement from pro hockey at the age of 39.
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🇨🇿 🇨🇦 IHLC Classics: Procházka’s Golden Goal

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 Czech Independence Day, we feature Czechia’s first World Championship title as an independent nation, twenty five years after stunning Canada with two goals in the final minute of play.

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🇨🇿 Czechia 4-2 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna 🇦🇹
Sunday, 05 May 1996

Patera, Procházka…and then the puck was shaking viciously in the net. Whoever saw it will not forget. The last minute of the final period of the 1996 World Cup has an indelible golden tinge for Czech hockey. The group from the heart of Europe then became world champions in Vienna after an eleven-year wait.
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🇫🇷🇨🇭 Tardif Named New IIHF President, Fasel Inducted To IIHF Hall Of Fame


After a four-round vote to replace IIHF President René 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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🇨🇿 Czech Goaltender Jakub Kovář Retires At Age 33


Citing health reasons for his early retirement, Czech goaltender Jakub Kovář today announced he was leaving KHL club Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg after just one start in the 2021-22 KHL season, ending his professional career.
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🇨🇿 Ladislav Lubina: 1967-2021


Ladislav Lubina, the Czech winger who captured a number of medals for the Narodnitym throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, today sadly passed away from brain cancer at the age of 54.
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🇺🇸 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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