Marián Hossa Confirms Hockey Career Is Over

Marián Hossa, sidelined for the entire 2017-18 NHL season due to a skin disorder, confirmed today to a Slovakian newspaper that his hockey career was over, and he will formally retire once his current contract expires in 2020.
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Ken Hitchcock Retires After 30+ Year Coaching Career

Longtime NHL coach Ken Hitchcock, who spent over three decades coaching many of the world’s top players on both the professional and international stage, announced his retirement from coaching the Dallas Stars on Friday, ending his career as the third winningest coach in NHL history (823 wins).
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Florida Panthers Confirm Radim Vrbata’s Retirement

The Florida Panthers confirmed that Czech forward Radim Vrbata would sit out the Panthers’ season finale in Boston, putting his 17 season career to an end, with stops in Colorado, Carolina, Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa Bay, Vancouver and Florida, along with stints with Liberec and Mladá Boleslav of his native Czech league.
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Sedin Twins Announce Dual Retirement After 18 NHL Seasons

Swedish twin forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin, proverbially joined at the hip for nearly two decades both with the Vancouver Canucks and Tre Kronor, formally ended their career tonight with the Canucks in Edmonton, closing out a historic 18-season NHL career spent side by side.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 4-2 United States – Jan. 4, 2018

 Sweden 4-2 United States 
World Junior Championship Semifinal
KeyBank Center, Buffalo 
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Sweden scored shorthanded twice in 38 seconds in a 4-2 semi-final win over the defending champion U.S. to advance to Friday’s World Junior gold medal game. Sweden will face the winner of the Canada-Czech Republic semi-final in the final at 20:00 Buffalo time.
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IHLC Results – United States 4-2 Russia – Jan. 2, 2018

 United States 4-2 Russia 
World Junior Championship Quarterfinal
KeyBank Center, Buffalo 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Kieffer Bellows scored a Production Line-type goal to break a 2-2 tie midway through the third, putting the U.S. in the semis. Russia goes home in 5th place.
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IHLC 2017 In Review – Junior

The International Hockey Lineal Championship stayed with Team USA for the majority of 2017, with the 2017 World Junior champions holding the IHLC for eight of a possible twelve games in 2017, including carrying the title into the medal round of the current 2018 tournament.
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IHLC Results – United States 5-4 Finland – Dec. 31, 2017

 United States 5-4 Finland 
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center, Buffalo 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Adam Fox broke a 4-4 tie with a goal at 18:23 of the third period to give the United States a dramatic 5-4 win over Finland. The U.S. led at one point, 3-0.
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