🇨🇦 🇷🇺 IHLC Classics: Gretzky To Lemieux

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, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1987 Canada Cup, we highlight the third game of the Cup finals, one of the most historic showdowns between the Soviet Union and Canada in history.

m-canurs-CC87gm3
🇨🇦 Canada 6-5 Soviet Union 🇷🇺
Canada Cup Final, Game 3
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton 🇨🇦
Tuesday, 15 September 1987

Although the history of hockey has many touchstones for any ideal of greatness, there was arguably no finer hockey ever played than in the best-of-three finals of the 1987 Canada Cup between the host nation and the Soviet Union. Of course, there have been other exceptional moments in the game.

But 1987 had it all. It featured games in the modern era, where every minute of every game could be captured on film and appreciated time and again and compared to other great modern moments; it had familiar players; it had late-game heroics; and, most of all, it featured a pure level of skill that has never been matched before or since.
Continue reading →

IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 7-0 Slovakia 🇸🇰 – 23 Dec 2008

🇨🇦 Canada 7-0 Slovakia 🇸🇰
Exhibition Game
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton 🇨🇦
Tuesday, 23 December 2008

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:54 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Deyl, hooking
03:48 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Bezák, interference
06:41 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Brejčák, interference
07:30 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Eberle (Hodgson, Subban)
12:08 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Teubert, tripping
17:13 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Valach, interference
Continue reading

IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 1-0 Canada 🇨🇦 – 30 Nov 2001

🇺🇸 United States 1-0 Canada 🇨🇦
TSN Challenge, Game 3
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton 🇨🇦
Friday, 30 November 2001

BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:59 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Fisher, hooking
03:34 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Ruggiero, charging
05:50 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Ruggiero (King)
10:49 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Heaney, charging
13:15 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Wickenheiser, slashing
18:02 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Goyette, slashing
Continue reading

IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 4-2 United States 🇺🇸 – 16 Sep 1991

m-canusa-CC91-gm2
🇨🇦 Canada 4-2 United States 🇺🇸
Canada Cup Final, Game 2
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton 🇨🇦
Monday, 16 September 1991

BOXSCORE
1st Period
07:14 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Miller, roughing
07:14 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Johnson, kneeing
07:14 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Robitaille, roughing
10:32 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Olczyk, hooking
13:39 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Messier (Fleury, Desjardins)
13:59 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Larmer (Hawerchuk)
14:40 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Sutter, holding
Continue reading

IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 7-3 Finland 🇫🇮 – 11 Sep 1991

🇺🇸 United States 7-3 Finland 🇫🇮
Canada Cup Semifinal
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton 🇨🇦
Wednesday, 11 September 1991

BOXSCORE
1st Period
12:19 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Christian (Leetch, Modano)
17:36 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Mullen (Olczyk, LaFontaine)
Continue reading

IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Soviet Union 6-1 Finland 🇫🇮 – 05 Sep 1991

🇷🇺 Soviet Union 6-1 Finland 🇫🇮
Canada Cup Group Round
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton 🇨🇦
Thursday, 05 September 1991

BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:07 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Butsayev (Gusarov, Gordyuk)
04:44 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Lumme, cross checking
10:04 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Prokhorov (Kozlov, Fyodorov)
14:41 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Prokhorov, cross checking / roughing double minor
14:41 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Eloranta, roughing
16:19 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Sirén, tripping
18:30 – 🇷🇺 SH GOAL – Khairdarov (Gusarov)
Continue reading

IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 6-5 Soviet Union 🇷🇺 – 15 Sep 1987

m-canurs-CC87gm3
🇨🇦 Canada 6-5 Soviet Union 🇷🇺
Canada Cup Final, Game 3
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton 🇨🇦
Tuesday, 15 September 1987

Although the history of hockey has many touchstones for any ideal of greatness, there was arguably no finer hockey ever played than in the best-of-three finals of the 1987 Canada Cup between the host nation and the Soviet Union. Of course, there have been other exceptional moments in the game.

But 1987 had it all. It featured games in the modern era, where every minute of every game could be captured on film and appreciated time and again and compared to other great modern moments; it had familiar players; it had late-game heroics; and, most of all, it featured a pure level of skill that has never been matched before or since.
Continue reading

IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 6-5 Soviet Union 🇷🇺 (2OT) – 13 Sep 1987

m-canurs-CC87-gm2
🇨🇦 Canada 6-5 Soviet Union 🇷🇺 (2OT)
Canada Cup Final, Game 2
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton 🇨🇦
Sunday, 13 September 1987

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:43 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Rochefort (Messier, Hawerchuk)

01:27 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Khomutov (Bykov)
01:42 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Gilmour, high sticking
03:48 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Gilmour (Rochefort, Gretzky)
04:54 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Semyonov, hooking
08:49 – 🇨🇦 PEN – M. Lemieux, high sticking
08:49 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Nemchinov, high sticking
09:50 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Messier, high sticking
11:21 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Nemchinov, interference
11:21 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Crossman, roughing
12:41 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Coffey (Gretzky, Gartner)
19:29 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Gartner, charging
Continue reading

IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 3-3 Soviet Union 🇷🇺 – 06 Sep 1987

m-canurs-CC87-group
🇨🇦 Canada 3-3 Soviet Union 🇷🇺
Canada Cup Group Round
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton 🇨🇦
Sunday, 06 September 1987

BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:37 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Anderson (M. Lemieux)
11:52 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Sutter, high sticking
11:52 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Kamenski, roughing
12:44 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Lomakin, hooking
Continue reading

IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 United States 🇺🇸 – 02 Sep 1987

🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 United States 🇺🇸
Canada Cup Group Round
Copps Coliseum, Hamilton 🇨🇦
Wednesday, 02 September 1987

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:43 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Carpenter, roughing
10:40 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – LaFontaine
11:26 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Langway, high sticking
11:26 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Tocchet, roughing
17:21 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Otto, interference
Continue reading