๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Frans Nielsen Retires Following Denmark’s Elimination From Worlds


With Denmark’s shocking elimination from the 2022 World Championship, the end of an era in Danish hockey has come to a close, as national team mainstay Frans Nielsen, the first Dane to find success in the NHL, announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 38.
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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Italy, Great Britain Relegated From World Championship Top Division


A day before the group round came to a close at the 2022 World Championship, both relegation spots to Division IA in 2023 were clinched, with Italy and Great Britain gaining the dubious distinction of being sent down, at the hands of Kazakhstan and Austria, respectively.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 1-0 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 23 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 1-0 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
World Championship Preliminary Round
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Monday, 23 May 2022

Czechia has secured a spot in the quarter-finals of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship thanks to a 1-0 win over the USA in both teamsโ€™ penultimate game in the group stage.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-2 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (OT) – 21 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-2 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช (OT)
World Championship Preliminary Round
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Saturday, 21 May 2022

A packed program of Saturday hockey in Tampere got off to a flying start as Team USA went the full distance against Group B’s unbeaten team, Sweden. Both teams held the lead during a 2-2 tie in regulation before Adam Gaudette won it for the U.S. with 11.4 seconds remaining in overtime.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 3-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (SO) – 18 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 3-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (SO)
World Championship Preliminary Round
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

It took a shootout to give Sweden the verdict after these two great Nordic rivals shared a 2-2 tie in regulation. Emil Bemstrรถm was the only player to hit the target in the shootout, ending Finland’s unbeaten start on home ice at the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and moving Sweden to the Group B summit after four wins in four games.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 6-0 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง – 17 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 6-0 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
World Championship Preliminary Round
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Sweden is the second team in Group B to reach nine points in three games following a 6-0 victory over Great Britain in Tampere at the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 5-3 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ – 15 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 5-3 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
World Championship Preliminary Round
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Sunday, 15 May 2022

Rasmus Asplund led Sweden to its second victory with two markers in Sundayโ€™s 5-3 win over Czechia.
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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dustin Brown Retires Following Kings Playoff Elimination


American power forward Dustin Brown, who captained the Los Angeles Kings to two Stanley Cup titles, tonight formally ended his nineteen year hockey career at the age of 37, following the Kings’ elimination from the NHL playoffs at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 5-1 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง – 14 May 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 5-1 Great Britain ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
World Championship Preliminary Round
Nokia Arena, Tampere ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Saturday, 14 May 2022

It took some time, but Czechia delivered the expected victory over Great Britain in its opening game.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Championship


The top teams in international hockey will converge on Tampere and Helsinki, Finland starting this Friday, 13 May, kicking off the premiere event of the global hockey calendar, the 2022 IIHF World Championship.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 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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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ 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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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 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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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Mika Pyรถrรคlรค Retires Following Kรคrpรคt Elimination


Finnish forward Mika Pyรถrรคlรค, a mainstay of Oulun Kรคrpรคt for the majority of his twenty-two year pro hockey career, announced his retirement from the game following Kรคrpรคt’s elimination from the 2022 Liiga postseason, at the age of 40.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 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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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ 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