IHLC 2018 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship again saw eight countries carry the title throughout 2018, with the Olympics being added to the calendar seeing 31 different matchups, with the IHLC being defended at five tournaments in seven different countries.
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IHLC 2018 In Review – Women’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship continued to see-saw between Canada and the United States in international women’s hockey, with each nation winning five games in 2018, but the Americans winning crucial Gold medals at both the PyeongChang Olympics and Four Nations Cup.
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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, 23 February 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) – 25 Feb 2018


🇷🇺 Olympic Athletes From Russia 4-3 Germany 🇩🇪 (OT)
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 🇰🇷
Sunday, 25 February 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 – Germany 4-3 Canada – 23 Feb 2018


🇩🇪 Germany 4-3 Canada 🇨🇦
Olympic Semifinal
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 🇰🇷
Friday, 23 February 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).
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IHLC Results – United States 3-2 Canada (SO) – 22 Feb 2018


🇺🇸 United States 3-2 Canada 🇨🇦 (SO)
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 🇰🇷
Thursday, 22 February 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) – 21 Feb 2018


🇩🇪 Germany 4-3 Sweden 🇸🇪 (OT)
Olympic Quarterfinal
Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung 🇰🇷
Wednesday, 21 February 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 – 19 Feb 2018


🇨🇦 Canada 5-0 Olympic Athletes From Russia 🇷🇺
Olympic Semifinal
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 🇰🇷
Monday, 19 February 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 – 16 Feb 2018


🇫🇮 Finland 5-1 Norway 🇳🇴
Olympic Preliminary Round
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 🇰🇷
Friday, 16 February 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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