The official 100-year IIHF Anniversary Book

Details about the 100-Year Book

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In the North American market, the book will be available at all retail channels. The retail price is $45CDN. It can be purchased on line through such places as:

In Europe, the IIHF is trying to secure a partner that would make the book available at book stores in various countries. In the meanwhile, we ask interested hockey fans to purchase the book online via the platform listed above.



About the Book

Managing Editor Szymon Szemberg, General Editor Andrew PodnieksThe IIHF is producing a lavish coffee-table book to mark the occasion of the centennial of international hockey. Divided into three sections, it will provide a complete overview on the history of the game, 1908-2008.


The first section will focus on 12 distinct periods or eras of the game and will contain essays and photographs along with sidebars, interviews, and other information pertaining to each era. The second section will honour the IIHF itself, notably its presidents, and council members. In addition, each of the 65 member federations will be included along with a full description of their history within the IIHF. The third section is purely statistical and will include all results from the World Championships, World Women's Championships, Olympics, Summit Series, and Canada Cup and World Cup.


In all, this book will provide a beautiful testament to the players and teams that have made the IIHF the world's most important winter sports federation.


Section 1 – The 12 Chapters

1. Les Avants and the Bohemians 1908-1920 by Birger Nordmark
Feature: Paul Loicq
Highlights: The birth of LIHG/first European Championship/development of the game

2. Hockey Goes Global 1921-1939 by Patrick Houda
Feature: Harry Watson
Highlights: Hockey at the Olympics/Canada introduces the world to officiating, skill of play, overwhelming dominance

3. Last Days of Canada's World Dominance 1947-1953 by Andrew Podnieks
Feature: Jaroslav Drobny
Highlights: Canada?s last hurrah/RCAF Flyers & Edmonton Mercurys

4. Fall of the Maple Leaf and Rise of the Star 1954-1962 by Igor Kuperman
Feature Interview: Harry Sinden
Highlights: The Soviets blaze onto international stage/Canada?s amateurs reel

5. Tarasov?s Unstoppable Dynasty 1963-1971 by Igor Kuperman
Feature Interview: Viktor Tikhonov
Highlights: CCCP overpowers the opposition/Canada?s university students and juniors no match/the Czechs, Swedes, Finns make progress

6. Old Hockey, New Hockey 1972-1979 by Szymon Szemberg
Feature Interview: Borje Salming
Highlights: 1972 Summit Series paves way for an international game including Canada Cup, World Junior Championship, professional participation at World Championship

7. The Miracle and the Revenge 1980-1985 by John Sanful
Feature Interview: Vladislav Tretiak
Highlights: USA wins gold at Lake Placid but Soviets don?t lose again for four years

8. New World Order 1986-1997 by Klaus Zaugg
Feature Interview: Jari Kurri
Highlights: As the NHL accepts more Europeans, Communism falls and players worldwide are free to play where they choose

9. Women?s Hockey Goes Global 1990-2008 by Lucas Aykroyd
Feature Interview: Hayley Wickenheiser
Highlights: From a small tournament in Toronto in 1989 to the Olympics in 1998, Women?s Hockey progresses at amazing rates

10. Nagano, the Czechs, the Slovaks 1998-2002 by Pavel Barta
Feature Interview: Dominik Hasek
Highlights: The NHL goes to the Olympics, but it?s dull Czech Hockey that rules the day—until the Slovaks win gold at 2002 World Championship

11. The Second Coming of Canada 2002-2007 by Andrew Podnieks
Feature: Ryan Smyth
Highlights: Canada wins every major international tournament to reassert its place as world power

12. A Centennial Celebration at the Birthplace 2008 by Szymon Szemberg
Feature Interview: Murray Costello
Highlights: For the first time in IIHF history, the World Championship comes to the birthplace of the game to celebrate a centenary of world hockey

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