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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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ IIHF Names Halifax & Moncton As 2023 World Junior Championship Hosts


After the IIHF stripped Russia of hosting duties for the 2023 World Junior Championship due to their ongoing invasion in Ukraine, today the Federation announced that hosting rights were instead awarded to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, with the tournament set to begin on 26 December 2022.
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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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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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๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Recurring Injuries Force Tuukka Rask Into Retirement


After making a failed comeback attempt with the Boston Bruins this season, recurring hip injuries have forced Finnish goaltender Tuukka Rask into early retirement at the age of 34.
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IHLC 2021 In Review – Junior


Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hockey Lineal Championship only saw seven games of competition this year on the junior side, nearly a year apart, all in Edmonton, and cut short thanks to the outright cancellation of the 2022 World Junior Championship thanks to the Omicron variant.
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Remainder Of 2022 World Junior Championship Cancelled


After the third game in two days needed to be cancelled due to positive cases on an individual team, today the IIHF announced that the remainder of the 2022 World Junior Championships in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada would be cancelled.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 1-0 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (FF) โ€“ 29 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 1-0 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (FF)
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Due to a mandated team quarantine following a positive test result of one of its players, Team Czechia will be unable to participate in its 29 December preliminary round game against Finland at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Remainder Of 2021-22 Rivalry Series Cancelled


After their scheduled matchup for 20 December in Saint Paul, Minnesota was cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, today Hockey Canada announced the final two games of their Rivalry Series against the United States, set to take place in early January in Alberta, have been cancelled as well.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 7-1 Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น โ€“ 27 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 7-1 Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 27 December 2021

Just another day at the office for the boys in blue and white. Finland stayed perfect in Group A with a 7-1 dismantling of underdog Austria on Monday at Rogers Place.
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IIHF Confirms No Relegation From 2022 World Junior Championship


After a degree of uncertainty surrounding how the IIHF would handle the 2023 World Junior Championships after the bottom two division tournaments set to take place in January 2022 were cancelled due to COVID-19, today they announced no teams in the ongoing Top Division would be relegated in 2022.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-1 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 26 Dec 2021


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-1 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 26 December 2021

At long last, the excitement of the IIHF World Junior Championship is back. Finland kicked off the 2022 tournament in Edmonton with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Germany on Sunday.
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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ IIHF Cancels January 2022 Tournaments, Including Junior Division IIB & III


Thanks to the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant across the globe, the IIHF today announced that all tournaments set to begin in January 2022 will be cancelled, including the entire Under-18 Women’s World Championship, and the two bottom Divisions in the World Junior Championship.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Junior Championship


After COVID-19 forced the 2021 World Junior Championship into a bubble, the tournament returns to Alberta, Canada for 2022, with Edmonton and Red Deer hosting the world’s top under-20 hockey teams in front of fans for the first time since January 2020, just before the world changed forever.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ 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-Gottรฉron at the age of 36.
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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus Promoted To World Junior Top Division In 2023


After a one-year stasis of the same ten teams in the World Junior Championship Top Division thanks to COVID-19, today Belarus punched their ticket to Russia in 2023 by emerging victorious atop Division IA in Denmark, going a perfect 5-0 in the tournament and sealing their victory with a win over Norway.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 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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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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