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, to celebrate Independence Day in the United States, we feature the finale of the 1980 Lake Placid Games, Team USA’s post-Miracle victory to clinch Olympic Gold on home ice.
Team USA’s ascension to the top of the hockey world in 1980 was actually not “The Miracle on Ice.” While it was the Miracle that stunned the world, it was their victory two days later where, as legendary announcer Al Michaels called it, “the impossible dream comes true” – the Americans locked up Olympic Gold for only the second time in history, triumphing 4-2 over Finland to win the tournament and capture the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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Today the USA Hockey Arena, an arena in Plymouth, Michigan that was recently purchased by USA Hockey to house their National Development Team, announced that the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships would be held at the arena, tentatively set for 1-8 April 2017.
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, we celebrate the 35th anniversary of perhaps the most historic game in international hockey, “The Miracle on Ice.”
The Olympic Fieldhouse in Lake Placid, New York, hardly seemed like the place where hockey history could be made, but on one afternoon in 1980, the greatest moment in international hockey took place. It was a moment that transformed the game in one country and, over time, around the world.
It was a moment that came to define Olympic success. It was a moment that came to inspire dreams. After 22 February 1980, anything was possible.
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10:13 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Milano, roughing
10:13 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Mašín, roughing
10:51 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Motte (Collins, Butcher)
11:09 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Downing, roughing
18:56 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Carlo, interference
Jenelle Kohanchuk saw an opportunity, so she made the best of it at just the right time.
Kohanchuk scored twice as Canada’s women’s hockey team defeated Finland 6-3 on Saturday for the gold medal at Four Nations Cup.
Natalie Spooner broke a tie on a 5-on-3 power play with 3:30 left and Canada beat the United States 4-2 on Wednesday night in the Four Nations Cup women’s hockey tournament.