🇷🇺 🇨🇦 IHLC Classics: The Red Machine’s First Olympic Title

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 Russian National Day, we feature the Red Army’s first Olympic title in 1956, which saw the two most recent World Champions go head-to-head on the Olympic stage in Italy.

🇷🇺 Soviet Union 2-0 Canada 🇨🇦
Olympic Medal Round
Stadio Olimpico del Ghiaccio, Cortina d’Ampezzo 🇮🇹
Saturday, 04 February 1956

When the Soviets won the 1954 World Championship in Stockholm, their first ever international tournament, they shocked Canada and the hockey world. But by 1956, there was no shock factor heading to the Olympics in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 (OT) – 06 Jun 2021

🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 (OT)

World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Sunday, 06 June 2021

Nick Paul scored at 6:26 of the first three-on-three unlimited overtime to give Canada its 21st all-time gold medal at the World Championship. The goal gave Canada a 3-2 win over Finland and avenges a 2019 loss at the hands of Suomi. It is Canada’s third gold in the last six years.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 2-1 Germany 🇩🇪 – 05 Jun 2021

🇫🇮 Finland 2-1 Germany 🇩🇪

World Championship Semifinal
Arēna Rīga, Rīga 🇱🇻
Saturday, 05 June 2021

Germany put up a mighty challenge, but the champion still reigns for another day as Finland built up a 2-0 first-period lead and held on to win an emotional semi-final game 2-1.
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IHLC Preview – 2021 World Championship

After a year away during one of the most tumultuous years in human history, with a pandemic and political strife seeing a year-long delay and a change in venue, the international hockey calendar sees some sense of normalcy return with the resurgence of the IIHF World Championship, set to take place this year in RÄ«ga, Latvia.
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🇨🇦 IIHF Schedules Tentative New 2021 Women’s World Championship Dates

Just nine days after the Nova Scotia government announced the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship would be cancelled due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the province, the IIHF announced tentative rescheduled dates for the tournament later in summer 2021.
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🇨🇦 2021 Women’s World Championship Cancelled In Nova Scotia

With just over two weeks before the IIHF Women’s World Championship was set to begin in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, following a year delay, the IIHF today announced the tournament in Nova Scotia would be cancelled after failing to reach an agreement with federal and provincial government health authorities. The IIHF will instead look to reschedule the tournament for later in the summer of 2021 at an alternate location.
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🇨🇦 2021 Women’s World Championship Schedule Released

After having to delay for a year following the 2019-20 outbreak of the COVID-19 virus across the world, and delaying another month to meet Canadian quarantine protocols, today the IIHF announced the schedule for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, who will host after postponing the 2020 edition of the tournament.
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🇺🇸 Boston Pride Capture 2021 Isobel Cup In Home-Ice Bubble

Despite entering the delayed NWHL playoffs as the fourth and final seed, the Boston Pride used unique pandemic circumstances to capitalize on home ice and capture their second Isobel Cup Saturday night, defeating the Minnesota Whitecaps in Boston to win the NWHL championship.
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🇨🇦 Hip Injury Forces Brent Seabrook Into Retirement

After a multitude of injuries, including surgeries on a shoulder and both hips, today Canadian defender Brent Seabrook announced his injuries will force him into retirement at the age of 35, ending his illustrious career with the Chicago Blackhawks, spanning fifteen seasons, three Stanley Cups and World Junior and Olympic Gold.
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🇱🇻 2021 World Championship Schedule Released

The schedule for the 2021 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in RÄ«ga, Latvia, marking the return of the World Championship after its historic cancellation last year, returning to Latvia for the first time in 15 years.
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🇨🇦 Triple Gold Club Member Jay Bouwmeester Forced To Retire At 37

After a cardiac incident nearly cost him his life during a game in 2020, Canadian defender Jay Bouwmeester today formally announced his retirement from hockey at age 37, eleven months to the day of his near-fatal game.
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IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 2-0 Canada 🇨🇦 – 05 Jan 2021

🇺🇸 United States 2-0 Canada 🇨🇦
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Rogers Place, Edmonton 🇨🇦
Tuesday, 05 January 2021

Trevor Zegras had a goal and assist and Spencer Knight was terrific in goal for the Americans as they won their fifth all-time gold medal with a flawless 2-0 win over Canada. It was a game of tight checking and stifling defence, blocked shots, great saves, and few great scoring chances.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 5-0 Russia 🇷🇺 – 04 Jan 2021

🇨🇦 Canada 5-0 Russia 🇷🇺
World Junior Championship Semifinal
Rogers Place, Edmonton 🇨🇦
Monday, 04 January 2021

As it has every game this tournament, Canada roared out to an early lead and never looked back. Tonight, Russia was the victim, and the 5-0 score was richly dserved by the more determined and aggressive Canadians.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 02 Jan 2021

🇨🇦 Canada 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Junior Championship Quarterfinal
Rogers Place, Edmonton 🇨🇦
Saturday, 02 January 2021

Canada scored two goals in the first period en route to a disciplined 3-0 win over the Czech Republic to advance to the semi-finals on Monday. The loss eliminates the Czechs, who last won a medal at the U20 in 2005 (bronze).
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 4-1 Finland 🇫🇮 – 31 Dec 2020

🇨🇦 Canada 4-1 Finland 🇫🇮
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Rogers Place, Edmonton 🇨🇦
Thursday, 31 December 2020

From the opening faceoff Canada attacked the Finns wave after wave, pursuing every puck with purpose and taking away the Finns’ time to think. The result was a thoroughly dominating 4-1 win.
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