๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท IHLC Classics: The First International Game

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 the International Ice Hockey Federation’s 108th birthday, we feature the first ever international game of hockey, played all the way back in 1905.

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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium 3-0 France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Exhibitionย Game
Le Pรดle Nord, Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
Saturday, 04 March 1905

In what is recognized as the first ever international hockey game in history by the International Ice Hockey Federation, Belgium faced off against France at the Pรดle Nord rink in central Brussels on 4 March 1905, to capture the first ever unofficial International Hockey Lineal Championship in a 3-0 victory.
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IHLC Team Profiles – ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium

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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BELGIUM (BEL) Menโ€™s National Ice Hockey Team (1905-)
4ย wins, 2ย reigns, 4ย gamesย with IHLC – ranked 14th
IHLC last held 06 March 1909

Belgium made history in Brussels on 4 March 1905 when club squad FBP Brussels defeated CP Paris, representing France, to win the first ever international ice hockey game, becoming the first ever International Hockey Lineal Champions in the process. Belgium was active in competing for the IHLC regularly throughout the first quarter century, and hosted the first ever Olympic hockey tournament at the 1920 Games in Antwerp, but following the outbreak of World War II, largely dropped from international competition, only recently moving its way up to Division II of the World Championship.
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IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium 3-0 France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท – 04 Mar 1905

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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium 3-0 France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Exhibitionย Game
Le Pรดle Nord, Brussels ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช
Saturday, 04 March 1905

In what is recognized as the first ever international hockey game in history by the International Ice Hockey Federation, Belgium faced off against France at the Pรดle Nord rink in central Brussels on 4 March 1905, to capture the first ever unofficial International Hockey Lineal Championship in a 3-0 victory.

Continue reading