IHLC Classics: Ristolainen Sinks Malmö, Tre Kronor

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 Finnish Independence Day, we look back at Finland’s third ever World Junior Championship in 2014, perhaps their most significant by virtue of being won against Sweden, their biggest rival, on Swedish turf.


🇫🇮 Finland 3-2 Sweden 🇸🇪 (OT)
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Malmö Arena, Malmö 🇸🇪
Sunday, 05 January 2014

Rasmus Ristolainen scored at 9:42 of overtime to lift Finland to an unforgettable 3-2 win over host Sweden in the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship on Sunday.
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IHLC Preview – 2016 Women’s World Championship

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The U.S. women’s national team looks to continue its torrid winning streak since Sochi, looking to capture another clean sheet at the 2016 World Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia, after cleaning house at both the 2015 Worlds and 2016 Four Nations Cup.
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2017 Women’s Worlds Awarded To Plymouth, Michigan

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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.
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IHLC 2015 In Review – Women’s

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2015 was the year of Team USA in women’s hockey (and for the International Hockey Lineal Championship in particular), with the Americans running the table throughout the calendar year to establish their dominance over the world.
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Czechs Promoted, Germany Relegated For Women’s Worlds

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As a result of their 3-0 win over Denmark, improving them to 4-0 at the Division I Group A tournament in Rouen, France, the Czech women’s team has secured the eighth and final spot at the 2016 Women’s World Championship next spring in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, taking the spot from the German squad that was relegated at this year’s Championship in Malmö, Sweden.
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IHLC Results – United States 7-5 Canada – 04 Apr 2015

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🇺🇸 United States 7-5 Canada 🇨🇦
Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game
Malmö Isstadion, Malmö 🇸🇪
Saturday, 04 April 2015

Brianna Decker scored the third-period winner as the U.S. beat Canada 7-5 in a wild World Women’s gold medal game that saw both starting goalies pulled.
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IHLC Results – United States 13-1 Russia – 03 Apr 2015

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🇺🇸 United States 13-1 Russia 🇷🇺
Women’s World Championship Semifinal
Malmö Isstadion, Malmö 🇸🇪
Friday, 03 April 2015

Brianna Decker and Hilary Knight combined for six first-period points to spark the U.S., the defending World Champions, to a 13-1 semi-final pounding of Russia.
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IHLC Results – United States 9-2 Russia – 31 Mar 2015

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🇺🇸 United States 9-2 Russia 🇷🇺
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Malmö Isstadion, Malmö 🇸🇪
Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Jocelyne Lamoureux’s hat trick lifted the U.S. to an 9-2 thrashing of Russia and a perfect preliminary round record on Tuesday in Malmö.
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IHLC Results – United States 4-1 Finland – 29 Mar 2015

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🇺🇸 United States 4-1 Finland 🇫🇮
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Malmö Isstadion, Malmö 🇸🇪
Sunday, 29 March 2015

As the old Nintendo ad said: “Now you’re playing with power.” Hilary Knight had two goals and an assist to pace the U.S. to a 4-1 win over Finland on Sunday.
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IHLC Results – United States 4-2 Canada – 28 Mar 2015

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🇺🇸 United States 4-2 Canada 🇨🇦
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Malmö Isstadion, Malmö 🇸🇪
Saturday, 28 March 2015

In Saturday’s marquee matchup, the United States staked an early claim to bragging rights in Group A with a 4-2 triumph over Canada at the Malmö Isstadion.
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