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The Archive is part of the – Irish, North American and World Sports Archives

Featured Picture Credit: Vincent JIANG / Shutterstock (2018) Montreal, Canada – March 18 2018:Junior hokey team parading in the Saint Patrick`s Day in Montreal downtown [Accessed 4 May 2021]

World Hockey

The Major Ice Hockey League systems around the World are the National Hockey League system (North America) which includes the American Hockey League, and has affiliates in the Elite Ice Hockey League and Australian Ice Hockey League (Commonwealth of Nations); Canadian Hockey League (Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League); Champions Hockey League (European Union Area); Kontinental Hockey League (Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States Area).

International Ice Hockey Federation

Ireland joined the IIHF in the 1990s, competing in the World Championships from 2004 to 2013; and the Development Cup from 2017 to Present

hockey players playing inside a rink
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International Ice Hockey Federation (Ireland’s Record)

IIHF World Championships; IIHF Development Cup

International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships Division II / III 2004-2013

IIHF World Championships (Seasons):

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

IIHF Development Cup (Seasons):