🇸🇪 Börje Salming: 1951-2022

Less than two weeks after being honoured in front of his adopted hometown of Toronto, Börje Salming, the legendary Swedish defenceman who helped clear the path for European-trained players to star as professionals in the National Hockey League, today succumbed to ALS at the age of 71 in his native Sweden.
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Hockey Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of 2022

The Hockey Hall Of Fame tonight inducted their 2022 Class, inducting five legendary players to their ranks with a number of tremendous international achievements.
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🇸🇰 Zdeno Chára Announces Retirement Following Illustrious 25 Year Career

Slovakian defenceman Zdeno Chára, whose towering presence (the tallest player in NHL history at 6’9) and dominating play terrorized NHL offences for a quarter century, today announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 45, following 25 pro seasons with Ottawa, Boston, Washington and the New York Islanders, ending his career signing a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins.
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🇫🇮 🇱🇻 2023 World Championship Schedule Released

The schedule for the 2023 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Tampere, Finland and RÄ«ga, Latvia, with the two previous Worlds hosts stepping in to replace Saint Petersburg, Russia as the hosts, who were stripped as hosts after Russia was banned from IIHF competition for their continued invasion of Ukraine.
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🇸🇰 🇨🇿 IHLC Classics: Å atan’s Pair Sends NaÅ¡i chlapci To Finals

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 Slovakia’s Constitution Day (Deň Ústavy Slovenskej republiky), we look back at Slovakia’s unlikely run to the 2012 World Championship Gold Medal Game, where they knocked off neighbouring Czechia to punch their ticket to the finals.

🇸🇰 Slovakia 3-1 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Semifinal
Hartwall Areena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Saturday, 19 May 2012

Miroslav Å atan’s second goal of the game, a beautiful short-handed marker early in the third, broke a 1-1 tie and led Slovakia to a 3-1 victory over the Czech Republic to give his team a place in the Gold medal game tomorrow.
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🇨🇦 Kyle Turris Retires From Playing Career, Turns To Management

Canadian centre Kyle Turris today announced he is stepping away from playing hockey, moving into a management role with the Coquitlam Express of the BCHL, putting an end to his fifteen year professional career, highlighted by a World Junior Championship Gold and World Championship Silver medal.
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🇨🇿 Jan Hlaváč Announces Retirement From Hockey At Age 45

Veteran Czech winger Jan Hlaváč, whose nearly three-decade career was highlighted with the Golden Goal of the 1999 World Championships, today announced his retirement from the sport at age 45, leaving the game with a Czech Extraliga title and four World Championship medals in hand.
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🇸🇪 Mattias Sjögren Retires From Rögle At Age 34

Swedish centre Mattias Sjögren today announced his retirement from pro hockey, retiring with a pair of league championships from Sweden and Switzerland, a World Championship Silver and Bronze medal, and capping his career with the 2021-22 Champions Hockey League title.
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🇸🇰 Andrej Sekera Announces Retirement From Hockey At Age 36

Slovakian defender Andrej Sekera today officially announced his retirement from the Dallas Stars, ending a sixteen year NHL career that saw him journey across five NHL clubs, along with a World Championship and World Cup Silver medal. Continue reading

🇨🇦 Duncan Keith Retires From Edmonton Oilers At Age 38

Canadian ironman defender Duncan Keith today officially announced his retirement from the Edmonton Oilers, wrapping up a seventeen year NHL career highlighted by three Stanley Cups, along with a pair of Norris Trophies and Olympic Gold Medals.
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🇷🇺 Alexander Syomin Retires Following Farewell Charity Game

Following a charity game held in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk, Russian forward Alexander Syomin’s career is officially over, wrapping after 19 pro seasons in both the United States and Russia, a Gagarin Cup title and two World Championship Gold medals.
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🇸🇪 🇨🇦 🇫🇮 Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2022

The Hockey Hall Of Fame today announced the newest members that will join as the Class of 2022 on 14 November, with a trio of Swedish forwards, anchored by a Finnish defender and a Canadian goaltender, with numerous International Hockey Lineal Championships between them, joining the ranks of the Hall in Toronto.
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🇸🇪 🇨🇭 IHLC Classics: Tre Kronor Sparkles In Stockholm

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 Swedish Sveriges nationaldag (National Day), and in light of Finland winning the most recent World Championship on home ice, we feature the last time the home team took home Gold, when Tre Kronor triumphed in Stockholm in 2013.

🇸🇪 Sweden 5-1 Switzerland 🇨🇭
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm 🇸🇪
Sunday, 19 May 2013

Switzerland scored first, but hosts Sweden dominated the last 55 minutes to become the first home team to win Gold since 1986. It is the nation’s ninth World Championship Gold medal.
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🇫🇮 Valtteri Filppula Joins Triple Gold Club

The only player eligible to join in this year’s World Championship, forward Valtteri Filppula tonight joined Triple Gold Club by virtue of winning his second Gold Medal in three months with the Leijonat, becoming the 31st male and first Finnish player to join the club, adding to his Stanley Cup and Olympic Gold medal.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 4-3 Canada 🇨🇦 (OT) – 29 May 2022

🇫🇮 Finland 4-3 Canada 🇨🇦 (OT)
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Nokia Arena, Tampere 🇫🇮
Sunday, 29 May 2022

Sakari Manninen scored at 6:42 of the three-on-three unlimited overtime with a one-timer on a power play to give Finland a thrilling 4-3 win over Canada to win World Championship Gold.
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🇨🇦 Jason Spezza Announces Retirement From Hockey At 38

Canadian forward Jason Spezza, who maintained a high level of play throughout his 19-year NHL career, along with numerous stints with the Canadian national team, today announced his retirement from hockey, opting to join the front office of his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 4-3 United States 🇺🇸 – 28 May 2022

🇫🇮 Finland 4-3 United States 🇺🇸
World Championship Semifinal
Nokia Arena, Tampere 🇫🇮
Saturday, 28 May 2022

In a hard-fought, back-and-forth semi-final clash, Finland defeated the U.S. 4-3 on Saturday afternoon in Tampere to advance to the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship final.
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🇫🇮 🇱🇻 IIHF Names Tampere & Rīga As 2023 World Championship Hosts

After stripping Saint Petersburg, Russia of hosting duties for the 2023 World Championship due to their ongoing invasion in Ukraine, today the IIHF announced at their annual Congress that hosting rights would now be split between to the last two hosts of the World Championships, with 2021 hosts RÄ«ga, Latvia and current 2022 hosts Tampere, Finland hosting next year, from 12-28 May 2023.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 4-2 Slovakia 🇸🇰 – 26 May 2022

🇫🇮 Finland 4-2 Slovakia 🇸🇰
World Championship Quarterfinal
Nokia Arena, Tampere 🇫🇮
Thursday, 26 May 2022

Finnish cult hero Marko Anttila produced another big display in World Championship knock-out play, leading the host nation’s fightback to beat Slovakia 4-2.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 24 May 2022

🇫🇮 Finland 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Preliminary Round
Nokia Arena, Tampere 🇫🇮
Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Finland wrapped up an impressive Group B campaign with a 3-0 victory over Czechia in Tampere. Tuesday’s victory secures top spot in the preliminary round and gives Jukka Jalonen’s team a quarter-final match-up against Slovakia here on Thursday.
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