Major Announcements Made At 2017 IIHF Congress


The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2017 World Championships in Cologne, Germany, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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IHLC Results – Canada 2-1 Germany – May 18, 2017


 Canada 2-1 Germany 
World Championship Quarterfinal
Lanxess Arena, Cologne 
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Canada eked out a much-too-close-for-comfort Quarterfinal victory over Germany in Cologne on Thursday, narrowly beating the World Championships host 2-1 to advance to the Semifinals and retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Classics: Sweden’s Unique Double

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, while the ongoing World Championships take a day off, we look back to the final of the 2006 Worlds, where Sweden made history by being the first team to win Olympic and World Championship Gold in the same year.

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World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arēna Rīga, Rīga latvia-11
Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sweden made international hockey history at the Arēna Rīga, dispatching Czechia in a dominating 4-0 victory to not only capture their eighth IIHF World Championship Gold Medal, but becoming the first team in history to win Olympic and World Championship Gold in the same year, a feat made even more sweeter by retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Canada 5-2 Finland – May 16, 2017


 Canada 5-2 Finland 
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Canada recaptured the International Hockey Lineal Championship in their Group Round finale, thumping a determined Finnish squad 5-2 to finish atop the Paris group, giving them heavy momentum leading into the medal round.
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2017 World Championships Spell Retirement For Huet, Meunier, Green


Three legends of emerging squads both played their final international matches today at the 2017 World Championships, as French goalie Cristobal Huet, French captain Laurent Meunier and Danish captain Morten Green played their final games of the tournament, finalizing their retirements that were announced before the tournament began.
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Slovenia, Italy Relegated From World Championships


Still with a day until the end of the 2017 World Championship group round, the two relegated teams for 2018 have already been determined, with both Slovenia and Italy, who only gained promotion in 2016, set to return to Division IA next season.
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IHLC Results – Finland 3-2 Switzerland (OT) – May 14, 2017


 Finland 3-2 Switzerland  (OT)
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Sunday, May 14, 2017

For the second straight day in Paris, a goalie change after an early two-goal lead led to a 3-2 overtime come-from-behind victory, this time with Finland claiming the win from Switzerland, capturing the International Hockey Lineal Championship in the process.
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IHLC Results – Switzerland 3-2 Canada (OT) – May 13, 2017


switzerland-11 Switzerland 3-2 Canada  (OT)
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Fabrice Herzog’s overtime tally, his second of the game, completed a shocking comeback by Switzerland to defeat a powerful Canadian squad 3-2, ending Canada’s win streak in Paris and capturing the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Canada 3-2 France – May 11, 2017


 Canada 3-2 France 
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Canada escaped a scare from a determined French squad, thanks to a lucky bounce from Marc-Édouard Vlasic, to take a tight 3-2 victory over the World Championship hosts in Paris to remain perfect and retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Canada 6-0 Belarus – May 8, 2017


 Canada 6-0 Belarus 
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris
Monday, May 8, 2017

Canada continued to cruise in Paris at the World Championships, crushing Belarus 6-0 to win their third straight and retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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