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 Czech Independence Day, we look back at the 2005 World Championships Gold Medal Game, the first true “best on best” final in 75 years of Worlds history.
The Czech Republic has ended Canada’s two-year streak as gold medalists with a thoroughly convincing 3-0 win. Tomáš Vokoun recorded the shutout for the victors. Three different players scored for the Czechs, who were clearly the better team at the Stadthalle in Vienna on 15 May 2005.
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