Czechia 5-2 Russia
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki
Sunday, November 11, 2018
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
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.
René Fasel, the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation since 1994, has announced he will not be seeking re-election for a fifth consecutive term as IIHF President, where a successor will be named in 2020.
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 feature their third consecutive World Championship Gold from 2001, capping off an unprecedented half-decade of international hockey success.
Czechia 3-2 Finland (OT)
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Preussag Arena, Hanover
Sunday, May 13, 2001
The Czech Republic won its first IIHF World Championship as a new nation in 1996. This started an era of unprecedented success in Czech hockey history. The 1996 gold medal game against Canada was decided after Martin Procházka scored the winner with 19 seconds left to play of a 4-2 victory. Two years later, the Dominik Hašek-led Czechs won their first Olympic gold after the Dominator stunned all five Canadian shooters in a shootout in the semi-final and blanked Russia 1-0 in the final.