๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ IHLC Classics: ล atan’s Pair Sends Naลกi chlapci To Finals

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 (Deลˆ รšstavy 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.

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๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia 3-1 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
World Championshipย Semifinal
Hartwall Areena, Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Saturday, 19 May 2012

Miroslav ล atan’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.
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๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary Becomes First New Women’s IHLC Contender In 12 Years


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.
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๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Denmark Relegated, France Promoted To 2023 Womenโ€™s Worlds


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.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 5-2 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – 30 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 5-2 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
KVIK Hockey Arena, Herning ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Canada opened a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the United States stormed back to claim a 5-2 win in the finale of the preliminary round of Group A.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 9-0 Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต – 28 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 9-0 Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
KVIK Hockey Arena, Herning ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Sunday, 28 August 2022

Japan knew life in Group A of the Womenโ€™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.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ – 27 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-1 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
KVIK Hockey Arena, Herning ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Saturday, 27 August 2022

Sarah Fillier, the โ€œNext Oneโ€ 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.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 25 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Womenโ€™s World Championship Preliminary Round
KVIK Hockey Arena, Herning ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Thursday, 25 August 2022

Marie-Philip Poulin had a goal and assist in the opening period to lead Canada to a 4-1 win over Finland tonight at KVIK Arena in Herning.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 Women’s World Championship


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.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-1 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 23 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-1 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Exhibition Game
KVIK Hockey Arena, Herning ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Tuesday, 23 August 2022

After golden years for the United States, the last 12 months were Canadaโ€™s months in womenโ€™s hockey. Gold at the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey Womenโ€™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 Womenโ€™s World Championship on American ice in Madison, Wisconsin.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (OT) โ€“ 20 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ (OT)
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Saturday, 20 August 2022

Kent Johnson knocked in a loose puck at 3:20 of overtime to give Canada a 3-2 win over Finland and take the Gold medal at the 2022 World Junior Championship.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 14-1 Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ – 20 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 14-1 Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Exhibition Game
Rรธdovre Centrum Arena,ย Rรธdovreย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Saturday, 20 August 2022

Marie-Philip Poulin and Sarah Fillier both scored four goals as Canada beat Denmark 14-1 in Rรธdovre.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-2 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 19 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-2 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
World Junior Championship Semifinal
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Friday, 19 August 2022

Wearing their snazzy, red, throwback sweaters, Canada blasted past the underdog Czechs by a 5-2 score this afternoon to advance to the gold medal game Saturday night, 6pm local time. Theyโ€™ll play the winners of tonightโ€™s SwedenFinland semi-finals. It will be their fifth appearance in the ultimate game in the last six years.
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Kyle Turris Retires From Playing Career, Turns To Management


Canadian centre Kyle Turris today announced he is stepping away from playing hockey, moving into a management role with the Coquitlam Express of the BCHL, putting an end to his fifteen year professional career, highlighted by a World Junior Championship Gold and World Championship Silver medal.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-3 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€“ 17 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-3 Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ
World Junior Championship Quarterfinal
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Propelled by a four-goal first period, Canada defeated Switzerland 6-3 in Thursday’s marquee quarter-final in front of a happy Rogers Place crowd. Coach Dave Cameron’s team will face either the Finns or the Czechs in the semi-finals on Friday.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-3 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 15 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-3 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 15 August 2022

Canada scored three goals on 10 first-period shots en route to a 6-3 victory over rival Finland to stay perfect at Rogers Place and clinch first place in Group A. The result gives the host nation a quarter-final matchup with Switzerland on Wednesday.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 9-3 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ โ€“ 14 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 9-3 Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 14 August 2022

Rule of thumb: if you can’t kill penalties, they will kill you. The Slovaks learned that the hard way on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Place. Brimming with confidence, Finland converted five times with the power play in a 9-3 dismantling of Slovakia.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (SO) โ€“ 11 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 4-3 Czechia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ (SO)
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Thursday, 11 August 2022

Kasper Simontaival scored the shootout winner to break a 3-3 tie and send Finland on to victory over Czechia this afternoon at Rogers Place. The win keeps Finland perfect (2-0) and drops the Czechs to 1-1 so far.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 6-1 Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป โ€“ 09 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 6-1 Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 09 August 2022

It’s been a stellar year for Finnish hockey, and the U20 boys did their part to maintain that tone on Tuesday, kicking off with a 6-1 win over Latvia at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Junior Championship (Take II)


After playing the 2021 World Junior Championship in a bubble, and having to cancel the original iteration of the 2022 tournament in December after just nine games due to an outbreak of COVID-19, the second attempt at the 2022 Championship will begin on 09 August in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, hoping to complete the tournament successfully with fans in the stands for the first time since 2020.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 05 Aug 2022


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 5-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Exhibition Game
Rogers Place, Edmonton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Friday, 05 August 2022

BOXSCORE
1st Period
07:15 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Stramel, slashing
13:33 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Simontaival (Mรครคttรค, Jรคrventie)
15:58 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ PEN – Rafkin, cross checking
17:25 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PP GOAL – Cooley (Peart, McKown)
19:17 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GOAL – Savage (Kleven, Mazur)
19:54 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Hirvonen, cross checking
20:00 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Bordeleau, butt-ending double minor
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