Team Europe Advances To World Cup Final, Ends IHLC Defence

While the notion of the Team Europe and North America squads at the 2016 World Cup Of Hockey were seen as gimmicky by many, they have served as not only a pleasant surprise to fans around the world, but as now one of the top two teams in international hockey.
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IHLC Results – Canada 4-2 United States – Sep. 20, 2016

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World Cup Of Hockey Group Round
Air Canada Centre, Toronto canada1965-11
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Team Canada throttled an inept-looking American squad in their World Cup group match, outmatching Team USA’s grit and physicality with finesse and speed to take the rubber match between the squads 4-2, retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship in front of a raucous home crowd in Toronto.
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IHLC Results – Canada 6-0 Czechia – Sep. 17, 2016

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World Cup Of Hockey Group Round
Air Canada Centre, Toronto canada1965-11
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Canada opened their World Cup (and International Hockey Lineal Championship) defense with a strong message to the World Cup field, laying a 6-0 smack down on a hapless Czech squad to open play in Group A.
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2017 Women’s World Championships Schedule Released

The schedule for the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Plymouth, Michigan, USA, once again with opening night ending once again with a rematch of Canada vs. USA, for a likely preview of the Gold Medal Game.
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IHLC Results – Canada 3-2 Russia (OT) – Sep. 14, 2016

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Exhibition Game
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh usa-11
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Canada punched their ticket to the official World Cup Of Hockey tournament next week as incumbent International Hockey Lineal Championship holders, eking out Russia in a tight 3-2 overtime win in Pittsburgh.
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IHLC Results – Canada 5-2 United States – Sep. 10, 2016

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Exhibition Game
Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa canada1965-11
Saturday, September 10, 2016

With an aggressive tone set the night before in Columbus, Canada gained a measure of revenge in an equally physical matchup against Team USA, but this time held the scoring advantage, eking out a 5-2 win over the Americans in Ottawa to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – United States 4-2 Canada – Sep. 9, 2016

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Exhibition Game
Nationwide Arena, Columbus usa-11
Friday, September 9, 2016

Detractors of the 2016 World Cup Of Hockey, criticizing the format (and in particular the exhibition games) as no more than a glorified, nationalistic All Star tournament, needed to look no further than Columbus to be proven wrong.

A gritty, chippy, hard-fought battle between Canada and the United States, in an exhibition game no less, proved this tournament will bring the talent and passion of Canada and World Cups past, in this case with the U.S. wrenching out a 4-2 victory to win the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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