IHLC Classics: Einsatz Goldmedaille

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 German Unity Day, we feature Germany’s shocking upset over Canada at February’s PyeongChang Olympics, thrusting Träger der Adler into their first ever Gold Medal Game.


 Germany 4-3 Canada 
Olympic Semifinal
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Germany has defeated Canada for the first time in Olympic hockey history after suffering 15 straight losses dating back to 1932 (including East and West).

The reward for this historic victory is a more historic opportunity to play the Olympic Athletes from Russia for the gold medal for the first time.

It’s improbable, implausible…but no longer impossible.
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IHLC Results – Olympic Athletes From Russia 4-3 Germany (OT) – Feb. 25, 2018


 Olympic Athletes From Russia 4-3 Germany  (OT)
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Kirill Kaprizov’s overtime goal gave the OAR team a thrilling 4-3 gold-medal win over underdog Germany. It’s the first Russian Olympic gold since 1992.
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IHLC Results – United States 3-2 Canada (SO) – Feb. 22, 2018


 United States 3-2 Canada  (SO)
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Thursday, February 22, 2018

After 80 minutes of end-to-end action, the women’s Olympic gold medal was decided by a shootout. And even that went to overtime before the U.S. won, 3-2.
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IHLC Results – Germany 4-3 Sweden (OT) – Feb. 21, 2018


 Germany 4-3 Sweden  (OT)
Olympic Quarterfinal
Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sweden rallies from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits but loses in overtime. The loss is the greatest upset in Olympic hockey since 2002 when Belarus beat Sweden, also 4-3.

Patirck Reimer drove hard to the goal, skated around three Swedes in the process, and banged his own rebound past goalie Viktor Fasth just 90 seconds into a 10-minute four-on-four overtime to give Germany an improbable 4-3 victory over Sweden.
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IHLC Results – Canada 5-0 Olympic Athletes From Russia – Feb. 19, 2018


 Canada 5-0 Olympic Athletes From Russia 
Olympic Semifinal
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Monday, February 19, 2018

As expected, Canada exactly matched what the Americans did earlier today, defeating their semi-finals opponent, 5-0.
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IHLC Results – Finland 5-1 Norway – Feb. 16, 2018


 Finland 5-1 Norway 
Olympic Preliminary Round
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Friday, February 16, 2018

Norway struck first through Patrick Thoresen, but Eeli Tolvanen sparked a revival as Finland collected its second win in Gangneung.

Eeli Tolvanen scored twice to help Finland overcome an early deficit and ease to a 5-1 victory against its Nordic neighbour.
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IHLC Results – Finland 5-2 Germany – Feb. 15, 2018


 Finland 5-2 Germany 
Olympic Preliminary Round
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Eeli Tolvanen, an 18-year-old Olympic rookie, made a splashy debut with a goal and three assists as Finland beat Germany 5-2 to kick off Group C on Thursday.
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