๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ IHLC Classics: The Red Machine’s First Olympic Title

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 Russian National Day, we feature the Red Army’s first Olympic title in 1956, which saw the two most recent World Champions go head-to-head on the Olympic stage in Italy.

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Soviet Union 2-0 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Olympic Medalย Round
Stadio Olimpico del Ghiaccio, Cortina d’Ampezzo ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Saturday, 04 February 1956

When the Soviets won the 1954 World Championship in Stockholm, their first ever international tournament, they shocked Canada and the hockey world. But by 1956, there was no shock factor heading to the Olympics in Cortina dโ€™Ampezzo, Italy.
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