IHLC Classics: Kultajuhlien Käynnistäjä

From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” Today, in honour of Finnish Itsenäisyyspäivä (Independence Day), we feature their second World Junior Championship Gold in three years, both won in overtime thrillers, this time by Kasperi Kapanen.


 
Finland
 4-3 Russia  (OT)
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

In a tense and thrilling climax to the 2016 World Juniors, Kasperi Kapanen’s overtime winner at 1:33 gave host Finland a 4-3 gold medal victory over Russia.
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IHLC Results – Czechia 5-2 Russia – Nov. 11, 2018


 Czechia 5-2 Russia 
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 
Sunday, November 11, 2018

BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:33 –  PEN – Červený, tripping
02:45 –  PP GOAL – Kaprizov (Nesterov, Vasilevski)
08:26 –  PEN – Nakládal, hooking
11:28 –  GOAL – Řepík (Horák, Červený)
14:21 –  PEN – Kousal, checking to the head minor + 10 min. misconduct
16:08 –  PP GOAL – Vasilevski (Grigorenko, Kaprizov)
18:14 –  PEN – Barantsev, tripping
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IHLC Results – United States 5-2 Canada – Nov. 10, 2018


 United States 5-2 Canada 
Four Nations Cup Gold Medal Game
SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon 
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Hilary Knight scored twice and 10 other U.S. skaters registered points as the U.S. Women’s National Team topped Canada, 5-2, here tonight in Saskatoon to win the 2018 Four Nations Cup.
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IHLC Results – United States 5-1 Sweden – Nov. 9, 2018


 United States 5-1 Sweden 
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon 
Friday, November 9, 2018

Nine different U.S. skaters registered points as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Sweden, 5-1, here tonight in its final preliminary round game of the 2018 Four Nations Cup at SaskTel Centre.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 3-2 Czechia – Nov. 8, 2018


 Sweden 3-2 Czechia 
Karjala Tournament
Tipsport Arena, Prague 
Thursday, November 8, 2018

BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:34 –  PEN – Arnesson, cross checking
08:30 –  GOAL – Lilja (Larsson)
10:31 –  GOAL – Doudera (Kubalík)
10:54 –  PEN – Krejčík, tripping
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IHLC Results – United States 2-1 Canada – Nov. 7, 2018


 United States 2-1 Canada 
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sydney Brodt scored the game-winner with 1:38 remaining in the third period to lift the U.S. Women’s National Team over Canada, 2-1, here tonight in its second preliminary round game of the 2018 Four Nations Cup at SaskTel Centre.
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IHLC Results – United States 5-1 Finland – Nov. 6, 2018


 United States 5-1 Finland 
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The U.S. Women’s National Team scored five unanswered goals in the second period and 11 players registered points to power the U.S. past Finland, 5-1, here today in the opening game of the 2018 Four Nations Cup at SaskTel Centre.
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Morris Trachsler Announces Retirement From National League A


Swiss defensive forward Morris Trachsler, a staple in both the Swiss National League A and on the Swiss national team since 2003, announced his retirement after spending last season with EHC Kloten, leaving the game at the age of 34.
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