IHLC Classics: Sweden’s First Olympic Title

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 National Day (“Sveriges Nationaldag”) in Sweden, we look back at Sweden’s first Olympic Gold Medal, capped off by Peter Forsberg’s legendary shootout winner over Canada.

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🇸🇪 Sweden 3-2 Canada 🇨🇦 (SO)
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Håkons Hall, Lillehammer 🇳🇴
Sunday, 27 February 1994

With the Soviet Union fully dissolved, and the only remnants of the Red Army in the Olympics being the Russian team, for the first time since 1952 the Olympic Gold Medal in hockey was essentially fair game. Without the fear of Soviet dominance, the field opened up substantially, giving way to a matchup of Sweden and Canada for the Gold Medal, as well as the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC 2015 In Review – Men’s

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2015 was a wild year for the International Hockey Lineal Championship, with the Euro Hockey Tour and World Championship providing much drama as the title changed through the hands of three world powers by the close of the 2015 Worlds in Czechia.
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Samuel Påhlsson Retires From MODO, Tre Kronor

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Swedish defensive centre Samuel “Sammy” Påhlsson today announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 37, after returning to Sweden to captain his first team, MODO, capping a 20 year pro career in Boston, Anaheim, Chicago, Columbus, Vancouver, along with MODO and Frölunda of the Swedish League.
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IHLC Results – Czechia 4-0 Norway – 03 Apr 2015

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🇨🇿 Czechia 4-0 Norway 🇳🇴
Euro Hockey Challenge
Kristins Hall, Lillehammer 🇳🇴
Friday, 03 April 2015

BOXSCORE
1st Period
08:44 – 🇳🇴 PEN – Espeland, kneeing
09:32 – 🇳🇴 PEN – team, too many players
16:07 – 🇨🇿 GOAL – Svačina (Simon)
18:41 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Lev, hooking
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IHLC Results – Finland 5-1 Norway – 13 Apr 2013

🇫🇮 Finland 5-1 Norway 🇳🇴
Euro Hockey Challenge
Kristins Hall, Lillehammer 🇳🇴
Saturday, 13 April 2013

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:16 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Viitaluoma
09:10 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Osala, roughing
09:37 – 🇳🇴 PP GOAL – Holøs (K. Olimb, Djupvik Løvlie)
13:03 -🇳🇴 PEN – Martinsen, interference
13:18 – 🇫🇮 PP GOAL – Näenpää (Hietanen, Viitaluoma)
17:36 – 🇳🇴 PEN – Trygg, high sticking
17:36 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Pihlström, roughing
19:38 – 🇳🇴 PEN – K. Olimb, hooking
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IHLC Results – Norway 3-1 Finland – 12 Apr 2013

🇳🇴 Norway 3-1 Finland 🇫🇮
Euro Hockey Challenge
Kristins Hall, Lillehammer 🇳🇴
Friday, 12 April 2013

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:45 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Kousa, slashing
08:15 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Ohtamaa, interference
16:09 – 🇳🇴 PEN – Martinsen, slashing
17:25 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Melart, elbowing
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