๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ IHLC Classics: The Velvet Reunion

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 โ€œIHLC Classics.โ€ Today, in honour of Czech Independence Day, we look back at Czechia’s third World Championship from the year 2000, won in a tense battle over neighbouring Slovakia in their first major elimination game since the split of Czechoslovakia.

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย Czechia 5-3 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
World Championshipย Gold Medal Game
Ice Palace, Saint Petersburg ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Sunday, 14 May 2000

Proving that breakups of countries donโ€™t have to result in bloodshed, Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993, an event sometimes called the Velvet Divorce.
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