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.
Continue reading 


In Memoriam – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 2011-12

Today marks the anniversary of the tragic air disaster of Yak Service Flight 9633 on September 7, 2011, that crashed near Yaroslavl, Russia, and killed the entire roster and staff of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL, and all but one of the flight crew members, when a pilot error caused the aircraft to fail its takeoff, running off the runway and crashing into a tower mast.

IIHF president Rene Fasel declared the crash as “the darkest day in the history of our sport,” as fans from across the world, and in particular Russia and the eight other nations represented by team players and staff, mourned for the shocking and tragic loss. On this sad anniversary, the IHLC commemorates this deep loss, and remember those who perished in the accident.
Continue reading

2019 Women’s World Championship Schedule Released

The schedule for the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Espoo, Finland, which for the first time in history sees the field of contenders expand to ten, welcoming both Japan and France into the fold.
Continue reading

2019 World Championship Schedule Released

The IIHF has released the full schedule for the 2019 World Championship in Bratislava and Košice, Slovakia, with defending champions Sweden opening the tournament against the Czechs, while hosts Slovakia open the tournament against the United States.
Continue reading

IHLC Preview – 2018 World Championship

The finish of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 4 in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, with the top sixteen hockey countries in the world meeting to compete at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.
Continue reading

IHLC Results – Germany 4-3 Russia (OT) – Apr. 7, 2018

 Germany 4-3 Russia  (OT)
Euro Hockey Challenge
Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi 
Saturday, April 7, 2018

1st Period
02:33 –  PEN – Höfflin, tripping
03:41 –  PP GOAL – Khokhlachyov (Kagarlitski, Semyonov)
06:23 –  PEN – Semyonov, high sticking
06:58 –  PEN – Sezemsky, tripping
07:23 –  GOAL – Michaelis (Bender, Nowak)
13:12 –  PEN – Vereshagin, tripping
18:04 –  PEN – Loibl, tripping
18:59 –  PEN – Nowak, roughing
Continue reading

IHLC Results – Russia 4-1 Germany – Apr. 6, 2018

 Russia 4-1 Germany 
Euro Hockey Challenge
Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi 
Friday, April 6, 2018

1st Period
06:47 –  PEN – team, too many players
09:11 –  GOAL – Ilyenko (Padakin)
19:32 –  PEN – Wagner, kneeing
19:32 –  PEN – Kraskovski, roughing
Continue reading

Christian Ehrhoff Retires After Twenty Season Career

Christian Ehrhoff, fresh off a shocking German silver medal win at the PyeongChang Olympics, has decided to retire from hockey at the age of 35, following Kölner Haie’s elimination from the Deutsche Eishockey Liga playoffs, capping a 20 season career split between the NHL and Germany.
Continue reading