- International Ice Hockey Federation
name = International Ice Hockey Federation
size = 150 px
type = Sports federation
formation = 1908
membership = 66 members
leader_title = President
website= http://www.iihf.com/The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) was founded in 1908 as the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace and is the worldwide governing body for
ice hockeyand in-line hockey. It is based in Zurich, Switzerlandand has 66 members. It is responsible for the management of international ice hockey tournaments, and maintains the IIHF World Ranking.
Despite its worldwide authority, the IIHF has little control of hockey in
North Americawhere the NHLis the highest hockey organization. Its base of power rests in Europewith the respective national governing bodies and leagues. Canada( Hockey Canada) and the United States( USA Hockey) are the only members who have their own rulebooks.
Decisions of the IIHF can be
appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sportin Lausanne, Switzerland.
IIHF museumwas located within the International Hockey Hall of FameMuseum located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada from 1992 to 1997. After terminating the partnership with the International Hockey Hall Of Fame, the IIHF signed an agreement with the NHL to house their museum within the Hockey Hall of Fame. In 1998 the IIHF museum relocated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada occupying over 3,500 Sq. Ft. within the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The IIHF maintains the
IIHF Hall of Fame. It was established in 1997, with 30 initial members, and has had inductions annually since then. The Hall of Fame includes players and builders.
As part of the centennial celebrations of the IIHF's founding, the
2008 IIHF World Championshipwere awarded to Canada, the birthplace of hockey, the first time the championships were hosted in Canada.
**IIHF World Championships
IIHF World U18 Championships
**IIHF World U20 Championships
IIHF World Women Championships
IIHF Women's U18 World Championships
IIHF Inline Hockey World Championships
List of members of the International Ice Hockey Federation
IIHF World Ranking
Ice hockey at the Olympic Games
IIHF European Champions Cup
IIHF European Women Champions Cup
IIHF Hall of Fame
IIHF Centennial All-Star Team
Champions Hockey League
National Hockey League
List of international ice hockey competitions featuring NHL players
* [http://www.iihf.com/ International Ice Hockey Federation]
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