🇸🇰 🇨🇿 IHLC Classics: Å atan’s Pair Sends NaÅ¡i chlapci To Finals

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 Slovakia’s Constitution Day (Deň Ústavy Slovenskej republiky), we look back at Slovakia’s unlikely run to the 2012 World Championship Gold Medal Game, where they knocked off neighbouring Czechia to punch their ticket to the finals.

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🇸🇰 Slovakia 3-1 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Semifinal
Hartwall Areena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Saturday, 19 May 2012

Miroslav Å atan’s second goal of the game, a beautiful short-handed marker early in the third, broke a 1-1 tie and led Slovakia to a 3-1 victory over the Czech Republic to give his team a place in the Gold medal game tomorrow.
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🇫🇮 🇱🇻 IIHF Names Tampere & Rīga As 2023 World Championship Hosts


After stripping Saint Petersburg, Russia of hosting duties for the 2023 World Championship due to their ongoing invasion in Ukraine, today the IIHF announced at their annual Congress that hosting rights would now be split between to the last two hosts of the World Championships, with 2021 hosts RÄ«ga, Latvia and current 2022 hosts Tampere, Finland hosting next year, from 12-28 May 2023.
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IHLC Preview – 2022 World Championship


The top teams in international hockey will converge on Tampere and Helsinki, Finland starting this Friday, 13 May, kicking off the premiere event of the global hockey calendar, the 2022 IIHF World Championship.
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🇸🇮 🇭🇺 Slovenia, Hungary Promoted To 2023 World Championship


The Division IA World Championship tournament in Ljubljana saw the top two spots for promotion to the 2023 World Championship locked up a day before the tournament wrapped, with hosts Slovenia and Hungary both locking up returns to the Top Division.
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🇨🇦 IIHF Names Halifax & Moncton As 2023 World Junior Championship Hosts


After the IIHF stripped Russia of hosting duties for the 2023 World Junior Championship due to their ongoing invasion in Ukraine, today the Federation announced that hosting rights were instead awarded to Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, with the tournament set to begin on 26 December 2022.
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IIHF Announces Tournament Updates Following Russia, Belarus Suspensions


Just under three weeks after announcing that Russia and Belarus were banned from IIHF participation after the Russian-led and Belarusian-backed invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced replacement clubs for upcoming participation in the upcoming 2022 Men’s, Women’s and Junior World Championships.
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🇷🇺 🇧🇾 Russia, Belarus Suspended From IIHF Competition, Hosting Rights


After a sweeping recommendation from the International Olympic Committee to remove Russia and Belarus from international sporting competitions, following their invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February, today the International Ice Hockey Federation announced a number of updates regarding their respective participation and hosting of future competitions.
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IHLC 2021 In Review – Women’s


After a tumultuous year that saw the IIHF Women’s Championship be cancelled for the second straight year, then revived in August, the IHLC finally saw a return to relative normalcy in the second half of 2021, in the lead-up to the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
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🇫🇮 2022 World Championship Schedule Released


The schedule for the 2022 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Tampere and Helsinki, Finland, returning to the nation for the first time since Helsinki hosted consecutively in 2012-13.
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IHLC 2020 In Review – Men’s


Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Hockey Lineal Championship only saw nine games of competition this year on the men’s side, staying completely within the confines of the Euro Hockey Tour, due to May’s World Championships being cancelled in Switzerland.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Russia 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 08 Nov 2020


🇷🇺 Russia 3-0 Czechia 🇨🇿
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Sunday, 08 November 2020

In the concluding match of the 2020 Karjala Cup, the senior Russian national team proved too strong for Czechia, earning a 3-0 triumph at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 2-0 Finland 🇫🇮 – 07 Nov 2020


🇨🇿 Czechia 2-0 Finland 🇫🇮
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Saturday, 07 November 2020

BOXSCORE
1st Period
12:28 – 🇨🇿 GOAL – NestraÅ¡il (H. Zohorna, Galvas)
16:08 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Lenc, slashing
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🇷🇺 Alexander Svitov Announces Retirement At Age 38


Russian forward Alexander Svitov, known for his grinding style and aggressive physicality, today announced his retirement from pro hockey at age 38, after spending his final season in 2019-20 with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Continue reading

IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 3-1 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 05 Nov 2020


🇨🇿 Czechia 3-1 Sweden 🇸🇪
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Thursday, 05 November 2020

BOXSCORE
1st Period
10:37 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Jeřábek, hooking
16:25 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Lindqvist, delay of game
16:34 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – Hronek (NestraÅ¡il, H. Zohorna)
17:18 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Bristedt, tripping
18:18 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – H. Zohorna (NestraÅ¡il, Hronek)
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 3-0 Russia 🇷🇺 – 06 Feb 2020


🇫🇮 Finland 3-0 Russia 🇷🇺
Beijer Hockey Games
Helsingin jäähalli, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Thursday, 06 February 2020

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:37 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Pulkkinen
05:43 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Nättinen (Koivisto)
06:54 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Junttila (Vittasmäki, Karjalainen)
10:15 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Svetlakov, tripping
17:35 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Pulkkinen, tripping
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IHLC 2019 In Review – Junior


The International Hockey Lineal Championship saw seven different champions hold the belt over the course of 21 games in 2019, including the end of the 2019 World Juniors and the start of the subsequent 2020 tournament.
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IHLC 2019 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship this year stayed within the confines of the Euro Hockey Tour, with only Russia, Czechia, Sweden and Finland holding the title over the course of 28 games throughout 2019.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 3-0 Russia 🇷🇺 – 10 Nov 2019


🇨🇿 Czechia 3-0 Russia 🇷🇺
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Sunday, 10 November 2019

BOXSCORE
1st Period
10:32 – 🇨🇿 GOAL – Kovář (Řepík)
19:10 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Shumakov, holding
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 2-1 Finland 🇫🇮 – 10 Nov 2019


🇸🇪 Sweden 2-1 Finland 🇫🇮
Four Nations Cup
Helsingin jäähalli, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Sunday, 10 November 2019

BOXSCORE
1st Period
07:51 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Aa. Räty (Hirvonen, Ak. Räty)
11:09 – 🇸🇪 PEN – team, too many players
18:00 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Petman, hooking
19:40 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Broberg, tripping
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