๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada’s Boycott: 1970-77

With the now-cancelled 2020 World Championships set to have begun today in Switzerland, TheIHLC.com will instead highlight the last time there was a major lack of competition in the century-plus lineage of the IHLC – Canada’s international hockey boycott from 1970-77, and how the IHLC could have looked if just one fateful game in 1970 went another way.

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On 04 January 1970, the creator of modern ice hockey and the most dominant team in the game up to that point, Canada, shocked the hockey world when it announced that effective immediately, it was withdrawing from all international competition, including the World Championships, Olympic Games and other exhibition games or tournaments.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 4-3 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (SO) โ€“ 09 Feb 2020


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 4-3 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (SO)
Beijer Hockey Games
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sunday, 09 February 2020

BOXSCORE
1st Period
10:03 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ PEN – team, delay of game
11:24 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PP GOAL – Kayumov (Zernov, Golyshev)
12:45 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Sergeyev, cross checking
17:11 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Mironov, checking from behind minor + 10 min. misconduct
19:14 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ GOAL – Flek (Hyka, ล ulรกk)
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (OT) – 08 Feb 2020


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (OT)
Rivalry Series, Game 5
Honda Center, Anaheim ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Saturday, 08 February 2020

Megan Bozek scored on the power play 42 seconds into overtime to lift the U.S. Women’s National Team to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Canada in the final game of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series before a record-breaking crowd here tonight at Honda Center.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 3-1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 08 Feb 2020


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 3-1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Beijer Hockey Games
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Saturday, 08 February 2020

BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:55 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ PEN – Klok, high sticking
03:53 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ SH GOAL – Horรกk
10:00 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Karjalainen (Junttila, Salo)
14:46 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ PEN – Seppรคlรค, holding
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-0 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ โ€“ 06 Feb 2020


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 3-0 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Beijer Hockey Games
Helsingin jรครคhalli, Helsinki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Thursday, 06 February 2020

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:37 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Pulkkinen
05:43 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL –ย Nรคttinen (Koivisto)
06:54 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL –ย Junttila (Vittasmรคki, Karjalainen)
10:15 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Svetlakov, tripping
17:35 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ PEN – Pulkkinen, tripping
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-1 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – 05 Feb 2020


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-1 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Rivalry Series, Game 4
Rogers Arena, Vancouver ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Wednesday, 05 February 2020

The U.S. Womenโ€™s National Team used a pair of third period goals on the way to a 3-1 victory over Canada in game four of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series here tonight at Rogers Arena.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) – 03 Feb 2020


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT)
Rivalry Series, Game 3
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 03 February 2020

Brigette Lacquette tied it on the power play with 6:48 left and Victoria Bach won it 3:22 into overtime, giving Canadaโ€™s National Womenโ€™s Team a 3-2 extra-time victory over the United States in Game 3 of the Rivalry Series on Monday night.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-3 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ โ€“ 05 Jan 2020


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canada 4-3 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Ostravar Arรฉna, Ostrava ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Sunday, 05 January 2020

Akil Thomas chased down a loose puck just as he and it got to the top of the goal crease. He managed to backhand the puck in the far side as he fell, breaking a 3-3 tie at 16:02 and giving Canada a dramatic come-from-behind victory in another classic Canada-Russia gold-medal game at the World Juniors.
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 04 Jan 2020


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
World Junior Championship Semifinal
Ostravar Arรฉna, Ostrava ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Saturday, 04 January 2020

Canada defeated the team that beat it last year at the U20, and now it will face the team that handed it its worst loss in U20 history, a 6-0 pasting just last week. Will vengeance be theirs, or will Russia continue its roll this year?
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IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 1-0 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 02 Jan 2020


๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 1-0 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
World Junior Championship Quarterfinal
Werk Arena, Tล™inec ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Thursday, 02 January 2020

The defending champs are still rolling. Joonas Oden scored in the third period to give Finland a 1-0 win over the U.S. and a berth in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship semi-finals.
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