🇷🇺 🇨🇦 IHLC Classics: Gold For A Team With No Name

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 the upcoming Olympics, and in light of Russia playing under the Olympic flag, we look back on the last Russian team to play under the same flag at the 1992 Albertville Games.

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🇷🇺 Unified Team 3-1 Canada 🇨🇦
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Patinoire de Méribel, Méribel 🇫🇷
Sunday, 23 February 1992

The days of the Soviet hockey superiority were over. Even the Soviet Union as a country had ceased to exist on 26 December 1991, when the USSR dissolved and was replaced by the Commonwealth of Independent States.

During the 1992 IIHF World U20 Championship in Germany, the Soviet team had to change its name from Soviet Union to CIS midway through the tournament, on 01 January 1992.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Unified Team 3-1 Canada 🇨🇦 – 23 Feb 1992

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🇷🇺 Unified Team 3-1 Canada 🇨🇦
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Patinoire de Méribel, Méribel 🇫🇷
Sunday, 23 February 1992

The days of the Soviet hockey superiority were over. Even the Soviet Union as a country had ceased to exist on 26 December 1991, when the USSR dissolved and was replaced by the Commonwealth of Independent States.

During the 1992 IIHF World U20 Championship in Germany, the Soviet team had to change its name from Soviet Union to CIS midway through the tournament, on 01 January 1992.
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IHLC Results – 🇷🇺 Unified Team 5-2 United States 🇺🇸 – 21 Feb 1992

🇷🇺 Unified Team 5-2 United States 🇺🇸
Olympic Semifinal
Patinoire de Méribel, Méribel 🇫🇷
Friday, 21 February 1992

BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:20 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Kovalyov, tripping
11:08 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Kovalyov (Yushkevich)
12:09 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Hill
13:11 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Donato, high sticking
15:36 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Bykov (Petrenko, Yushkevich)
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IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 3-3 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 17 Feb 1992

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🇺🇸 United States 3-3 Sweden 🇸🇪
Olympic Preliminary Round
Patinoire de Méribel, Méribel 🇫🇷
Monday, 17 February 1992

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:36 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Donatelli (Sweeney)

02:04 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Näslund, boarding major + game misconduct
10:30 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Emma, slashing
17:27 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Mantha, tripping
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IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 3-0 Poland 🇵🇱 – 15 Feb 1992

🇺🇸 United States 3-0 Poland 🇵🇱
Olympic Preliminary Round
Patinoire de Méribel, Méribel 🇫🇷
Saturday, 15 February 1992

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:50 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Emma, cross checking
08:11 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Donato, slashing
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IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 4-1 Finland 🇫🇮 – 13 Feb 1992

🇺🇸 United States 4-1 Finland 🇫🇮
Olympic Preliminary Round
Patinoire de Méribel, Méribel 🇫🇷
Thursday, 13 February 1992

BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:37 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Hedican, tripping
13:16 – 🇺🇸 PEN – McEachern, hooking
18:44 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – S. Young (Sacco)
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IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 2-0 Germany 🇩🇪 – 11 Feb 1992

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🇺🇸 United States 2-0 Germany 🇩🇪
Olympic Preliminary Round
Patinoire de Méribel, Méribel 🇫🇷
Tuesday, 11 February 1992

BOXSCORE
1st Period
07:47 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Sweeney, interference
14:06 – 🇩🇪 PEN – Truntschka, interference
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IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 6-3 Italy 🇮🇹 – 09 Feb 1992

🇺🇸 United States 6-3 Italy 🇮🇹
Olympic Preliminary Round
Patinoire de Méribel, Méribel 🇫🇷
Sunday, 09 February 1992

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:48 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Gosselin, cross checking
01:11 – 🇮🇹 PEN – Topatigh, holding
02:31 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Mantha (Heinze, C.J. Young)
07:18 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Johansson (Drury, Tkachuk)
14:25 – 🇮🇹 PEN – Manno, elbowing
18:12 – 🇮🇹 GOAL – Zarillo (Stewart)
18:36 – 🇮🇹 PEN – Vecchiarelli, holding
18:36 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Heinze, cross checking
19:33 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Brown, hooking
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