Florida Panthers Confirm Radim Vrbata’s Retirement

The Florida Panthers confirmed that Czech forward Radim Vrbata would sit out the Panthers’ season finale in Boston, putting his 17 season career to an end, with stops in Colorado, Carolina, Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa Bay, Vancouver and Florida, along with stints with Liberec and Mladá Boleslav of his native Czech league.
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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 – Czechia 4-1 Sweden – Dec. 17, 2017

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Channel One Cup
VTB Ice Palace, Moscow 
Sunday, December 17, 2017

1st Period
07:50 – czech-11 PEN – Mertl, holding
12:18 – czech-11 GOAL – Mozík (Vondrka, Kovář)
14:37 –  PEN – Stålberg, holding
15:55 – czech-11 PP GOAL – Řepík (Mozík, Vondrka)
18:22 – czech-11 PEN – Lev, holding
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IHLC Classics: “Henderson Has Scored For 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, to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series finale, we look back on perhaps the most influential goal in international hockey history, Paul Henderson’s series-winning tally past Vladislav Tretyak.

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Summit Series, Game 8
Luzhniki Palace Of Sports, Moscow ussr-11
Thursday, September 28, 1972

Both Canada and the Soviet Union had pushed each other to their limit in this grueling eight-game Summit Series, heading into the decisive eighth and final game in Moscow, the series tied at 3-3-1. Each team knew the ins-and-outs of each other’s game, and were completely prepared to avoid any surprises.

That is, until the final minute of the game – when Paul Henderson pounced on a rare Vladislav Tretyak rebound to score what was touted “The Goal Of The Century,” winning the epic Summit Series, and the International Hockey Lineal Championship, for Canada.
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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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KHL IX Gala Hands Out Awards To IHLC Winners

The KHL tonight handed out its awards to the best players in the league at the KHL IX ceremony in Moscow, with Metallurg star Sergei Mozyakin once again dominating the ceremony, taking home four trophies (including league MVP), along with nine other IHLC winners from four countries also winning awards.
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IHLC 2016 In Review – Men’s

The International Hockey Lineal Championship doubled up on champions in 2016, with six different nations taking hold of the IHLC over a span of 23 games, leaving an unlikely country the incumbent champion heading into 2017.
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IHLC Results – Canada 2-0 Finland – May 22, 2016

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World Championship Gold Medal Game
VTB Ice Palace, Moscow russia-11
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Connor McDavid’s first goal of the tournament, at 11:24 of the opening period, held up as the gold-medal goal in Canada’s 2-0 win over Finland.
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