IHLC Classics: Lidström’s Golden Goal

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, to celebrate National Day (Sveriges nationaldag) in Sweden, we focus on Sweden’s second and most recent Olympic Gold Medal, won from rivals Finland at the 2006 Turin Games.

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Olympic Gold Medal Game
Palasport Olimpico, Turin italy-11
Sunday, February 26, 2006

In Gold Medal Game befitting one the biggest rivalries in hockey, Sweden emerged from the 2006 Turin Olympiad with their second Olympic title, defeating border rivals Finland 3-2 to unify the Gold with the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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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 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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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 Preview – 2017 World Championship


The grand finale of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 5 in both Cologne and Paris, with the top 16 hockey nations on earth meeting to compete at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.
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Russia Wins Euro Hockey Tour, Switzerland Wins Euro Hockey Challenge


With the conclusion of both the Euro Hockey Tour and Euro Hockey Challenge, as the season ends to ring in the start of the 2017 World Championships in Paris and Cologne, the winners of both the four-nation Euro Hockey Tour and 12-nation Euro Hockey Challenge have been crowned for the 2016-17 season.
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Japan Promoted, Czechia Relegated At Women’s Worlds


After falling to Switzerland in a best-of-three relegation series, Czechia has been demoted to Division I Group A in 2018, while Japan, victors of 2017 Group IA in Graz, Austria, will be promoted for the 2019 Women’s World Championships, with no tournament being held in 2018 due to the Pyeongchang Olympics.
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