The International Hockey Lineal Championship doubled up on champions in 2016, with six different nations taking hold of the IHLC over a span of 23 games, leaving an unlikely country the incumbent champion heading into 2017.
It felt more important than a pretournament game for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, but that’s probably what should be expected when rivals meet.
In the end, after all the physical play, scrums and heavy checks were thrown, Team USA defeated Team Canada 4-2 at Nationwide Arena on Friday.
The exhibition schedule in advance of the 2016 World Cup in Toronto has been unveiled, with 12 games on tilt the week before the tournament in 10 cities across six nations on two continents.
Separated by nearly 10,000 kilometres, the best hockey players in the world gathered both in Sochi, Russia and Columbus, Ohio to showcase the game’s top stars in the All-Star Games for the KHL and NHL, respectively, with International Hockey Lineal Champions abound showing off their skills.
After a fan vote to decide the first six participants, the National Hockey League today announced the participants for the 2015 NHL All Star Game in Columbus, Ohio on January 25, with rosters to be determined in a fantasy draft on January 23.
04:52 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Stephens, cross checking
08:39 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Wendell, body checking
09:30 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Kennedy, body checking
11:59 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Agosta, interference
13:22 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Darwitz, holding
13:35 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Apps, cross checking
17:46 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Resor, cross checking