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.
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
Canada reclaimed their place atop the hockey world’s throne, avenging a shutout to Finland with a shutout of their own, beating them 2-0 to win their 26th World Championship Gold Medal and recapture the International Hockey Lineal Championship. Continue reading →
While Moscow may be nearly 2,000 kilometres from Sochi, the VTB Ice Palace felt like the Olympics of two years ago, for it was Finland once again eliminating the mighty Russians before a stunned home crowd, this time to advance to the World Championship Gold Medal Game and retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship. Continue reading →
The grand finale of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 6 in Russia, with the top 16 hockey nations on earth meeting in Russia to compete at the 80th IIHF World Championship. Continue reading →