IHLC 2017 In Review – Women’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship saw its usual see-saw between Canada and the United States on the women’s side, trading back and forth over a 15-game span in 2017, with both teams working to build momentum for the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang.
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IHLC Results – United States 5-1 Canada – Nov. 12, 2017


 United States
 5-1 Canada 
Four Nations Cup Gold Medal Game
Amalie Arena, Tampa 
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Team USA capitalized on their special teams dominance to capture their eighth Four Nations Cup title, dispatching Canada 5-1 in Tampa, Florida to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – United States 5-0 Sweden – Nov. 10, 2017


 United States
 5-0 Sweden 
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Florida Hospital Center Ice, Wesley Chapel 
Friday, November 10, 2017

Team USA easily dispatched a hapless Swedish squad to clinch first place and a spot in the Four Nations Cup Gold Medal Game, cruising to a 5-0 victory to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – United States 4-2 Canada – Nov. 8, 2017


 United States
4-2 Canada 
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Florida Hospital Center Ice, Wesley Chapel 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Team USA all but guaranteed their place in the 2017 Four Nations Cup Gold Medal Game, dispatching Team Canada in a tight 4-2 victory to all but ensure a 3-0 finish in round robin play, not to mention also recapturing the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Canada 9-0 Sweden – Nov. 7, 2017


 Canada
 9-0 Sweden 
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Florida Hospital Center Ice, Wesley Chapel 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Canada exploded offensively during the second half of their Four Nations Cup opener against Sweden, roaring to a 9-0 victory to make a strong statement to the tournament field, retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship in the process. Continue reading

Tara Watchorn Retires From Canadian National Team


Canadian defender Tara Watchorn announced her retirement from pro hockey, first from the CWHL and then today from the national team, retiring at only 27 years of age with an Olympic Gold and Clarkson Cup.
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Charline Labonté Announces Retirement From Professional Hockey


Canadian goaltender Charline Labonté today announced her retirement from both the Canadian national team and the Montreal Canadiennes, capping a nearly 20 year career where she won four Olympic Gold Medals, two World Championships and a Clarkson Cup.
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IIHF Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

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The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2017, to be inducted at May’s World Championships in Cologne, Germany. All five players set to be inducted into the players category bring a swath of major international accomplishments (including many International Hockey Lineal Championships) to the Hall, as the IIHF is set to honour Joe Sakic, Saku Koivu, Teemu Selänne, Angela Ruggiero and Uwe Krupp.
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