2018-19 Euro Hockey Tour Schedule Released


After an odd year for the Euro Hockey Tour with the 2018 Olympics smack dab in the middle of the schedule, the 2018-19 Euro Hockey Tour schedule has returned to a similar format, with the core four teams of Czechia, Russia, Finland and Sweden starting up this season’s tournament in November.
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🇺🇸 🇨🇦 IHLC Classics: O’Sullivan Sinks Canada

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 American Independence Day, we feature the long-awaited first American Gold Medal in World Junior Championship history, won on the back of a two-goal Patrick O’Sullivan performance at the 2004 final in Helsinki.


🇺🇸 United States 4-3 Canada 🇨🇦
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Helsingin jäähalli, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Monday, 05 January 2004

Canada’s National Junior team received a silver medal on Monday after losing 4-3 to Team USA in the gold medal game of the 2004 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.
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🇨🇦 Patrick Sharp Announces Retirement From Blackhawks


Canadian winger Patrick Sharp announced his sudden retirement from the NHL just prior to his Chicago Blackhawks’ final game of the 2017-18 season, capping his illustrious sixteen season career with three teams, three Stanley Cups, and an Olympic Gold Medal.
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IHLC 2017 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship increased the number of champions yet again from a previous year, with eight different countries holding the title over 28 games in the lead-up to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 4-3 Canada 🇨🇦 – 12 Nov 2017


🇫🇮 Finland
 4-3 Canada 🇨🇦
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Sunday, 12 November 2017

Gilbert Brulé and Maxim Noreau scored to give Canada’s National Men’s Team a pair of one-goal leads, but it dropped a 4-3 decision to Finland to close out the 2017 Karjala Cup on Sunday.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 3-1 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 11 Nov 2017


🇫🇮 Finland
 3-1 Sweden 🇸🇪
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Saturday, 11 November 2017

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:20 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Tolvanen (Kontiola)
05:01 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Högström, holding
05:42 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Hartikainen, tripping
14:54 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Everberg, interference
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 2-0 Canada 🇨🇦 – 10 Nov 2017


🇸🇪 Sweden 2-0 Canada 🇨🇦
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Friday, 10 November 2017

Ben Scrivens finished with 19 saves, but Canada’s National Men’s Team ran into a red-hot Swedish goaltender in a 2-0 loss Friday in its second of three games at the 2017 Karjala Cup.
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2017-18 Euro Hockey Tour Schedule Released


The full schedule for the 2017-18 Euro Hockey Tour has been announced, the highlights being the moving of the Sweden Hockey Games to April (due to this year’s Olympics in February), and the addition of teams from Canada, Switzerland and Korea, all preparing for the Games in Pyeongchang.
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Major Announcements Made At 2017 IIHF Congress


The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2017 World Championships in Cologne, Germany, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 4-3 Russia 🇷🇺 (OT) – 05 Jan 2016


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Finland
 4-3 Russia 🇷🇺 (OT)
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Tuesday, 05 January 2016

In a tense and thrilling climax to the 2016 World Juniors, Kasperi Kapanen’s overtime winner at 1:33 gave host Finland a 4-3 gold medal victory over Russia.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 2-1 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 04 Jan 2016


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Finland
 2-1 Sweden 🇸🇪
World Junior Championship Semifinal
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Monday, 04 January 2016

Finland’s top line was shut down, but it didn’t matter. Mikko Rantanen and Kasperi Kapanen stepped up and led the team to a 2-1 win, and to the WJC final.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 6-0 Slovakia 🇸🇰 – 02 Jan 2016


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Sweden
6-0 Slovakia 🇸🇰
World Junior Championship Quarterfinal
Helsingin jäähalli, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Saturday, 02 January 2016

Sweden was simply too strong for Slovakia. Led by goaltender Linus Soderstom and forward Adrian Kempe, Sweden won its quarter-final game 6-0.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 5-2 Canada 🇨🇦 – 31 Dec 2015


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Sweden
 5-2 Canada 🇨🇦
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Helsingin jäähalli, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Thursday, 31 December 2015

Sweden threw a power play party on New Year’s Eve, scoring three times with the man advantage to top Canada 5-2. Canada will face Finland in the quarter-finals.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 5-0 Denmark 🇩🇰 – 30 Dec 2015


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Sweden
 5-0 Denmark 🇩🇰
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Helsingin jäähalli, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Felix Sandström made ninesaves en route to a shutout in his first game in the tournament as Sweden beat Denmark 5-0.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 1-0 United States 🇺🇸 – 28 Dec 2015


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Sweden
 1-0 United States 🇺🇸
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Helsingin jäähalli, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Monday, 28 December 2015

Team USA outshot Sweden, and controlled big portions of the game, but they didn’t have Alexander Nylander or Linus Söderström. Nylander scored the game winning goal off a breakaway in the second period, and Söderström made 46 saves en route to a shutout.
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🇫🇮 Leijonat To Retire Numbers Of Four Legends At 2016 World Juniors

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With Helsinki hosting the 2016 World Junior Championships this winter, the Finnish Ice Hockey Association will retire the numbers of four national team legends during the tournament, with the numbers of Teemu Selänne, Saku Koivu, Jere Lehtinen and Ville Peltonen to be forever enshrined in the rafters of Hartwall Arena.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 8-3 Switzerland 🇨🇭 – 26 Dec 2015


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Sweden
 8-3 Switzerland 🇨🇭
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Helsingin jäähalli, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Saturday, 26 December 2015

Sweden opened with a 8-3 thrashing of the Swiss on Saturday, but its hopes of gold were hurt when stars William Nylander and Adrian Kempe left after high hits.
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2016 World Cup Exhibition Schedule Released

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The exhibition schedule in advance of the 2016 World Cup in Toronto has been unveiled, with 12 games on tilt the week before the tournament in 10 cities across six nations on two continents.
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IHLC 2014 In Review – Men’s

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2014 was quite a year for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, in that theihlc.com formally launched in September, bringing 100+ years of international hockey history online. But this calendar year certainly saw its share of movement and excitement as well.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 3-0 Finland 🇫🇮 – 09 Nov 2014

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🇸🇪 Sweden 3-0 Finland 🇫🇮
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Sunday, 09 November 2014

BOXSCORE
1st Period
10:43 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Lundqvist, holding
14:26 – 🇸🇪 PEN – team, too many players
17:58 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Klasen (Fransson)
19:17 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Axelsson, slashing
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