IHLC 2017 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship increased the number of champions yet again from a previous year, with eight different countries holding the title over 28 games in the lead-up to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.
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IHLC Results – Czechia 4-1 Sweden – Dec. 17, 2017


czech-11 Czechia 4-1 Sweden 
Channel One Cup
VTB Ice Palace, Moscow 
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Czechia completed their perfect sweep of the Channel One Cup, dispatching Sweden in a 4-1 victory to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship, carrying the title and some tremendous momentum into the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
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IHLC Results – Czechia 4-1 Canada – Dec. 15, 2017


czech-11 Czechia 4-1 Canada 
Channel One Cup
VTB Ice Palace, Moscow 
Friday, December 15, 2017

A determined Czech squad took advantage of tight defensive play and a late power play goal to eke out a 4-1 victory over Canada at the Channel One Cup in Moscow, retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Czechia 3-2 Finland (OT) – Dec. 13, 2017


czech-11 Czechia 3-2 Finland  (OT)
Channel One Cup
O2 arena, Prague czech-11
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Martin Růžička completed his natural hat trick just 64 seconds into overtime to complete a stunning comeback victory for Czechia over Finland, winning their opening match of the Channel One Cup to win the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Finland 4-3 Canada – Nov. 12, 2017


 Finland
 4-3 Canada 
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 
Sunday, November 12, 2017

A late power play marker from Eeli Tolvanen was the difference in a tight 4-3 victory for Finland over Canada to wrap up the 2017 Karjala Tournament, clinching both the tournament win and the International Hockey Lineal Championship for the Finns.
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IHLC Results – Finland 3-1 Sweden – Nov. 11, 2017


 Finland
 3-1 Sweden 
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Finland took advantage of an exhausted Swedish squad Saturday in Helsinki, earning a hard-fought 3-1 victory to capture the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 2-0 Canada – Nov. 10, 2017


 Sweden 2-0 Canada 
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 
Friday, November 10, 2017

Sweden continued to roll at the Karjala Tournament, again using the man advantage to ride to victory, this time in a 2-0 win over Canada to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 5-3 Czechia – Nov. 8, 2017


 Sweden
5-3 Czechia 
Karjala Tournament
Behrn Arena, Örebro 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sweden took full advantage of their only home game of the 2017 Karjala Tournament, dispatching Czechia in a 5-3 in Örebro to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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Mikael Tellqvist Announces Retirement From Djurgårdens


Swedish goalie Mikael Tellqvist, a mainstay in goal for Tre Kronor for nearly two decades, today announced his retirement from Djurgårdens IF, capping a 20 year career with stints in Sweden, Canada, Finland, Russia, Latvia and the United States.
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2017-18 Euro Hockey Tour Schedule Released


The full schedule for the 2017-18 Euro Hockey Tour has been announced, the highlights being the moving of the Sweden Hockey Games to April (due to this year’s Olympics in February), and the addition of teams from Canada, Switzerland and Korea, all preparing for the Games in Pyeongchang.
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