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 commemorate Finland’s centennial as a nation, we look back on just the second World Championship for the Leijonat in history, their 2011 triumph over rival Sweden, considered by Finns to be the “unelmafinaali” – the dream final.
Finland captured just their second ever World Championship Gold Medal in dominant fashion against their cross-border rivals Sweden, crushing Tre Kronor 6-1 on goals from six different scorers to win their first Gold since 1995, and unify Gold with the International Hockey Lineal Championship. Continue reading →
The IIHF announced the newest class of inductees to the Hall of Fame, highlighted by a quartet of international superstars – Daniel Alfredsson, Rob Blake, Jere Lehtinen and Chris Chelios, who will have their numerous achievements, both professionally and internationally, recognized in Denmark this May. Continue reading →
A late power play marker from Eeli Tolvanen was the difference in a tight 4-3 victory for Finland over Canada to wrap up the 2017 Karjala Tournament, clinching both the tournament win and the International Hockey Lineal Championship for the Finns. Continue reading →
As one of the final tuneups before the 2018 Olympics in Korea, the top women’s hockey nations on Earth will reconvene in sunny western Florida, to face off for the 2017 Four Nations Cup, the 22nd annual invitational. Continue reading →
Canada overcame an early deficit against a determined Finland squad to roll to a 5-1 victory in a Four Nations Cup exhibition game, retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship in the process. Continue reading →
The full schedule for the 2017-18 Euro Hockey Tour has been announced, the highlights being the moving of the Sweden Hockey Games to April (due to this year’s Olympics in February), and the addition of teams from Canada, Switzerland and Korea, all preparing for the Games in Pyeongchang. Continue reading →