IHLC Classics: Trubachev’s Goal Gives Canada Silver Déjà Vu

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 Russia Day, we feature their World Junior Championship Gold victory from 2003, which saw them upset a hometown Halifax crowd to win a come-from-behind game on enemy territory.


🇷🇺 Russia 3-2 Canada 🇨🇦
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax 🇨🇦
Sunday, 05 January 2003

For the second straight World Junior Championship on home soil, it was Russia playing spoiler for the hometown fans, as a late goal by captain Yuri Trubachev, combined with a bulletproof defensive performance in the final period, delivered Russia their third World Juniors Gold, their 12th combined with Soviet wins, and saw Russia leave Nova Scotia with the International Hockey Lineal Championship in tow.
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IIHF Hall Of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees


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IHLC Results – Finland 3-2 United States – 05 Jan 2019


🇫🇮 Finland 3-2 United States 🇺🇸
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Rogers Arena, Vancouver 🇨🇦
Saturday, 05 January 2019

Kaapo Kakko scored the winner with 1:26 left as Finland edged the U.S. 3-2 in the 2019 World Junior gold medal game on Saturday night.
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