IHLC Classics: Eberle’s Heroic Hat Trick

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 Canada’s 151st birthday, we feature one of the most thrilling games in World Junior Championship history, the 2009 Semifinal that put Canada on the path to their fifth straight World Junior Gold Medal in Ottawa.


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World Junior Championship Semifinal
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa 
Saturday, January 3, 2009

In a battle for the Gold Medal Final more akin to a back-and-forth heavyweight fight, Russia and Canada slugged it out in the latter’s nation’s capital, only emerging victorious due to the last minute and shootout heroics of Jordan Eberle, whose timely goals sent Canada to their eighth straight final and retained them the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC 2016 In Review – Men’s

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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 5-2 United States – Sep. 10, 2016

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Exhibition Game
Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa canada1965-11
Saturday, September 10, 2016

John Tavares scored twice, and Corey Perry, Drew Doughty and Steven Stamkos each had two assists for Team Canada in a 5-2 win against Team USA in a World Cup of Hockey 2016 pretournament game at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.
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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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2016 World Cup Exhibition Schedule Released

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The exhibition schedule in advance of the 2016 World Cup in Toronto has been unveiled, with 12 games on tilt the week before the tournament in 10 cities across six nations on two continents.
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IHLC Preview – 2015 Women’s World Championship

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Five months after the last women’s hockey showdown at the 2014 Four Nations Cup, the top eight teams in international women’s hockey will reconvene in Malmö, Sweden, for the 2015 IIHF World Women’s Championship, two years since the last Worlds that ended in a stunning American victory in Canada’s capital.
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IHLC Results – United States 3-2 Canada – Apr. 9, 2013

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Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa canada1965-11
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Canada beat the U.S. in Vermont last year to win gold, and the Americans have returned the favour, scoring the only goal of the third period to win back the title with a thrilling 3-2 win.
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IHLC Results – Canada 8-1 Russia – Apr. 8, 2013

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Women’s World Championship Semifinal
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa canada1965-11
Monday, April 8, 2013

Canada broke open a close game with five goals in the second period en route to an 8-1 win over Russia. Canada will now face the U.S. for gold while the Russians and Finns will play for bronze.
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IHLC Results – Canada 8-0 Finland – Apr. 5, 2013

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Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa canada1965-11
Friday, April 5, 2013

Canada scored three goals in the final six minutes of the first period en route to a 8-0 win and first place in Group A. Canada finishes with a 2-1-0-0 record while the Finns are 1-0-1-2.
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