KHL IX Gala Hands Out Awards To IHLC Winners

The KHL tonight handed out its awards to the best players in the league at the KHL IX ceremony in Moscow, with Metallurg star Sergei Mozyakin once again dominating the ceremony, taking home four trophies (including league MVP), along with nine other IHLC winners from four countries also winning awards.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 2-1 Canada (SO) – May 21, 2017

Sweden 2-1 Canada  (SO)
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Lanxess Arena, Cologne 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

In a game of close defence and lucky bounces, it was Sweden that reigned supreme in Cologne, defeating Canada in a narrow victory, the first Gold Medal Game since 1994 to go to a shootout, to capture their tenth World Championship crown, and capture the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Canada 4-2 Russia – May 20, 2017

 Canada 4-2 Russia
World Championship Semifinal
Lanxess Arena, Cologne 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Canada roared to a stunning come-from-behind victory to overthrow Russia and advance to the World Championship Gold Medal Game, winning 4-2 on a third period flurry to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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Major Announcements Made At 2017 IIHF Congress

The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2017 World Championships in Cologne, Germany, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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IHLC Results – Canada 2-1 Germany – May 18, 2017

 Canada 2-1 Germany 
World Championship Quarterfinal
Lanxess Arena, Cologne 
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Canada eked out a much-too-close-for-comfort Quarterfinal victory over Germany in Cologne on Thursday, narrowly beating the World Championships host 2-1 to advance to the Semifinals and retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Classics: Sweden’s Unique Double

From time to time, will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” Today, while the ongoing World Championships take a day off, we look back to the final of the 2006 Worlds, where Sweden made history by being the first team to win Olympic and World Championship Gold in the same year.

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World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arēna Rīga, Rīga latvia-11
Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sweden made international hockey history at the Arēna Rīga, dispatching Czechia in a dominating 4-0 victory to not only capture their eighth IIHF World Championship Gold Medal, but becoming the first team in history to win Olympic and World Championship Gold in the same year, a feat made even more sweeter by retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Canada 5-2 Finland – May 16, 2017

 Canada 5-2 Finland 
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Canada recaptured the International Hockey Lineal Championship in their Group Round finale, thumping a determined Finnish squad 5-2 to finish atop the Paris group, giving them heavy momentum leading into the medal round.
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2017 World Championships Spell Retirement For Huet, Meunier, Green

Three legends of emerging squads both played their final international matches today at the 2017 World Championships, as French goalie Cristobal Huet, French captain Laurent Meunier and Danish captain Morten Green played their final games of the tournament, finalizing their retirements that were announced before the tournament began.
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Slovenia, Italy Relegated From World Championships

Still with a day until the end of the 2017 World Championship group round, the two relegated teams for 2018 have already been determined, with both Slovenia and Italy, who only gained promotion in 2016, set to return to Division IA next season.
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