With the scheduled 2020 IIHF Congress that was set for Zürich during the now-cancelled 2020 World Championships, today the International Ice Hockey Federation held their Extraordinary Congress virtually (due to the COVID-19 pandemic), setting the schedule for both the 2020-21 international hockey calendar, as well as for the 2022 Olympic qualification.
Due to concerns over the global COVID-19 coronavirus that continues to spread rapidly across the world, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced the cancellation of both the Top Division and Division IA tournaments of the 2020 Women’s World Championship.
The schedule for the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, which hopes to bring as much drama and excitement as the last year’s tournament in Finland did.
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 Russia Day, we feature their World Junior Championship Gold victory from 2003, which saw them upset a hometown Halifax crowd to win a come-from-behind game on enemy territory.
Two third-period goals by Russia took a 2-1 deficit to a 3-2 lead which the Russians held on to win the gold medal over Canada.
It was the great Russian speed to the outside and their ability to neutralize Canada’s power play that fired the victory.
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05:28 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Nash (Heatley, Boyle)
06:01 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Heatley, slashing
08:14 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Modano, holding
10:41 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Boyle (Fisher, Morrow)
14:00 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Redden, cross checking
The Halifax Metro Centre was transformed into a sea of red and white Tuesday night, as 10,506 hockey fans filled the Halifax arena to watch Team Canada face-off against Team USA in the gold medal game of the 2004 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship.
00:51 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Holmlöv, body checking
06:06 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Darwitz (Wendell)
13:17 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Wendell (Ruggiero)
14:10 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Schmidgall (Ka. King, Granato)
15:40 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Holst
18:25 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Halcisak, tripping
The United States broke Team Canada’s 37 game winning streak at the IIHF World Championships Saturday at the Metro Centre. Until that match-up, Canada had won every single game they have played since the inception of the World Women’s Hockey Championship in 1990.
01:01 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Dunn (Chu)
03:44 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Vasichek, roughing
06:13 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Volkova, interference
12:38 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Kilbourne (Kauth)
13:50 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Stephens, interference
19:09 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Trefilova, tripping