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, to commemorate the historic fiftieth anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, we look back with a new IIHF feature on the historic final game, and final goal, of this epic international hockey showdown.
“Henderson made a wild stab for it and fell. Here’s another shot…right in front! They score! Henderson has scored for Canada!” – Foster Hewitt
It is the most famous goal call in Canada’s long and rich hockey history, and it came from the game’s greatest voice exactly 50 years ago today, at the Luzhniki Sports Palace in Moscow. Continue reading →
Canadian defender P.K. Subban, a powerful offensive defenceman who became one of the most outgoing personalities in the National Hockey League, today announced his retirement from hockey due to recurring injuries at the age of 33. Continue reading →
Slovakian defenceman Zdeno Chára, whose towering presence (the tallest player in NHL history at 6’9) and dominating play terrorized NHL offences for a quarter century, today announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 45, following 25 pro seasons with Ottawa, Boston, Washington and the New York Islanders, ending his career signing a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins. Continue reading →
The schedule for the 2023 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Tampere, Finland and Rīga, Latvia, with the two previous Worlds hosts stepping in to replace Saint Petersburg, Russia as the hosts, who were stripped as hosts after Russia was banned from IIHF competition for their continued invasion of Ukraine. Continue reading →
Today marks the anniversary of the tragic air disaster of Yak-Service Flight 9633 on 07 September 2011, that crashed near Yaroslavl, Russia, and killed the entire roster and staff of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL, and all but one of the flight crew members, when a pilot error caused the aircraft to fail its takeoff, running off the runway and crashing into a tower mast.
IIHF president René Fasel declared the crash as “the darkest day in the history of our sport,” as fans from across the world, and in particular Russia and the eight other nations represented by team players and staff, mourned for the shocking and tragic loss. On this sad anniversary, TheIHLC.com commemorates this deep loss, and remember those who perished in the accident. Continue reading →
The schedule for the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship has been released, with the tournament set to return to being played during the holiday season in front of fans, with Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick hosting for Canada for the third straight year. Continue reading →
Brianne Jenner scored both of Canada’s goals and Ann-Renée Desbiens saved the Gold in the dying seconds, giving Canada their third straight major Gold with a 2-1 victory over the United States. It comes after the 2021 Women’s Worlds last August and Olympic Gold in Beijing this past February. Continue reading →
Team USA scored six goals in the first period to put the game out of reach with speed and seeming ease, defeating Czechia by a 10-1 count and advancing to the Gold medal game tomorrow night. They will face the winner of tonight’s Canada–Switzerland tilt. Continue reading →
Just two days after Hungary became the first women’s hockey team to compete for the IHLC in a dozen years, today history was made once again at the 2022 Women’s World Championship, with Czechia stunning Finland in overtime of the quarterfinals, setting up a semifinal (and IHLC) matchup against the United States. Continue reading →
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 Slovakia’s Constitution Day (Deň Ústavy Slovenskej republiky), we look back at Slovakia’s unlikely run to the 2012 World Championship Gold Medal Game, where they knocked off neighbouring Czechia to punch their ticket to the finals.
Miroslav Šatan’s second goal of the game, a beautiful short-handed marker early in the third, broke a 1-1 tie and led Slovakia to a 3-1 victory over the Czech Republic to give his team a place in the Gold medal game tomorrow. Continue reading →
In an international hockey world that seldom sees new nations emerge to contend for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, a wild series of events on the final day of group play at the 2022 Women’s World Championship means that Hungary will contend for the IHLC, making the Magyars the first women’s team in over a decade to contend for the IHLC. Continue reading →
In one of the most shocking developments in recent World Championship history, it is Denmark, in front of a home crowd in Frederikshavn, hosting their first ever Championship tournament, who was relegated on home ice, thanks to a literal last-second goal by Germany, sending them to Division IA in 2023, with France set to take their place. Continue reading →
Japan knew life in Group A of the Women’s Worlds would be radically different from Group B, and today they got a reminder of just how different. Canada stormed their goal for 60 minutes and skated to a 9-0 win this afternoon to re-join the United States at the top of the Group A standings. Continue reading →
Sarah Fillier, the “Next One” whose time appears to be now, scored her first two goals of the tournament to lead Canada to a 4-1 win over Switzerland in Group A action in Herning tonight. Continue reading →
After over a year and a half of no international women’s hockey competition due to COVID-19, the puck is set to drop on a historic Women’s World Championship in Denmark, as the IIHF for the first time is hosting the tournament in the same year as an Olympic tournament. Continue reading →
After golden years for the United States, the last 12 months were Canada’s months in women’s hockey. Gold at the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship on home ice in Calgary last August, Olympic Gold in Beijing last February and again Gold at the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship on American ice in Madison, Wisconsin. Continue reading →