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, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of perhaps the most historic game in international hockey, “The Miracle on Ice.”
The Olympic Fieldhouse in Lake Placid, New York, hardly seemed like the place where hockey history could be made, but on one afternoon in 1980, the greatest moment in international hockey took place. It was a moment that transformed the game in one country and, over time, around the world.
It was a moment that came to define Olympic success. It was a moment that came to inspire dreams. After 22 February 1980, anything was possible. Continue reading →
Marcel Goc, the longtime centre who was part of the first wave of German NHL stars during his NHL career from 2004-15, announced his retirement from Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, capping a 22 season pro hockey career. Continue reading →
Alexander Skvortsov, a Soviet winger part of the Red Army juggernaut that dominated international hockey throughout the late 1970’s and 1980’s, passed away in Moscow on 04 February at the age of 65. Continue reading →
The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2020, to be inducted at May’s World Championships in Zürich, Switzerland, with two native Swiss players highlighting the class, as the IIHF will induct Ryan Smyth, Alexei Yashin, Kimmo Timonen and countrymen Mark Streit and Mathias Seger to the Hall. Continue reading →
Swedish winger Jimmie Ericsson, a longtime member of Tre Kronor and a standout in the Swedish Hockey League, today announced that after failing to rehab an injured Achilles tendon, he would retire from hockey at the age of 39. Continue reading →
Canadian forward Bailey Bram, who saw her 13-year career take her from the NCAA to CWHL, Swedish league and top levels of international hockey, today announced her retirement from hockey at the age of 29. Continue reading →
German defender Dennis Seidenberg, a permanent fixture on Germany’s blueline and a longtime NHLer, who made history as just the second German to win the Stanley Cup, announced his retirement from pro hockey at age 38. Continue reading →
Swedish defenceman Niklas Kronwall, the feared physical blueliner with an equally fearsome slapshot, today announced his retirement from hockey, after an illustrious 20 year career that includes a Stanley Cup, Olympic and World Championship Gold, and membership in the Triple Gold Club. Continue reading →
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 Slovakia’s Constitution Day, we look back at a Slovak Olympic victory, one of the most controversial games in recent memory, which speculation of Sweden “throwing” the match still rampant to this day.
Behind the closed door of the locker room at Torino Esposizioni, Bengt-Åke Gustafsson, coach of the Swedish hockey team, gathered his players Tuesday and delivered his pregame address. He told them to try to beat Slovakia, defenseman Nicklas Lidström said. Continue reading →
Slovak defender Radoslav Suchý, a defensive defenceman who made his presence felt both on the international and professional stages in the United States, Switzerland and his native Slovakia, announced his retirement from hockey at age 43. Continue reading →