These events occured in 2010 in the world of ice hockey:
26 December (2009)–5 January: United States wins gold, Canada wins silver, and Sweden wins bronze at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Saskatoon and Regina, Canada.
- 13–25 February: Canada wins gold, United States wins silver, and Finland wins bronze at the women's tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada
- 16–28 February: Canada wins gold, United States wins silver, and Finland wins bronze at the men's tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
- Team Canada's win makes head coach Mike Babcock the first coach ever to join the Triple Gold Club, consisting of individuals who have won Olympic gold, World Championship gold, and the Stanley Cup. Team Canada player Eric Staal also joins the Triple Gold Club.
- 27–28 March: The Minnesota Whitecaps became the first United States based team to win the Clarkson Cup by defeating the Brampton Thunder 4 goals to none.
- 27 March-3 April: Canada wins gold, United States wins silver, and Sweden wins bronze at the 2010 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship in Chicago, Illinois.
- 13–23 April: United States wins gold, Sweden wins silver, and Finland wins bronze at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships in Minsk and Babruysk, Belarus.
- 27 April: Ak Bars Kazan defeat HC MVD 2-0 of game 7 to win the Gagarin Cup.
- 7 May: The opening game of the 2010 IIHF World Championship, held at the Veltins-Arena football stadium in Gelsenkirchen, sets a new attendance record for the sport as 77,803 watch Germany defeat the United States 2–1.
- 7–23 May: Czech Republic wins gold, Russia wins silver, and Sweden wins bronze at the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Cologne, Mannheim and Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
9 June: The Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime of game 6 to win the Stanley Cup for the first time in 49 years. The Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs and becomes the newest member of the Triple Gold Club.
11 December: The attendance record set in May of this year is expected to be smashed when U.S. college teams Michigan State and Michigan meet in Michigan's American football venue of Michigan Stadium in an event billed as The Big Chill at the Big House.