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 – Canada 5-2 Finland – 16 May 2017


🇨🇦 Canada 5-2 Finland 🇫🇮
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris 🇫🇷
Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Canada finishes in first, Finland fourth. Canada will play Germany, the Finns will play the U.S. in the quarter-finals.

Mitch Marner, a natural passer of great skill but often reluctant shooter, scored two goals in the first period and assisted on another to lead Canada to an impressive win over Finland in the final round-robin game in Paris.
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Slovenia, Italy Relegated From World Championship


Still with a day until the end of the 2017 World Championship group round, the two relegated teams for 2018 have already been determined, with both Slovenia and Italy, who only gained promotion in 2016, set to return to Division IA next season.
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IHLC Results – Switzerland 3-2 Canada (OT) – 13 May 2017


🇨🇭 Switzerland 3-2 Canada 🇨🇦 (OT)
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris 🇫🇷
Saturday, 13 May 2017

Fabrice Herzog scored twice, including the overtime winner at 3:40, as Switzerland rallied from a 2-0 first-period deficit to stun Canada 3-2 on Saturday.
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IHLC Results – Canada 3-2 France – 11 May 2017


🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 France 🇫🇷
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris 🇫🇷
Thursday, 11 May 2017

Canada led 1-0. France led 2-1. Canada went ahead 3-2. The sold-out crowd of 14,510 was rockin’ all night as David and Goliath played evenly for 60 minutes.
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IHLC Results – Canada 6-0 Belarus – 08 May 2017


🇨🇦 Canada 6-0 Belarus 🇧🇾
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris 🇫🇷
Monday, 08 May 2017

Nathan MacKinnon kept his hot hand going, scoring two more goals and adding a great assist. Mitch Marner added two signature helpers of his own.
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IHLC Results – Canada 7-2 Slovenia – 07 May 2017


🇨🇦 Canada 7-2 Slovenia 🇸🇮
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris 🇫🇷
Sunday, 07 May 2017

Nathan MacKinnon made it look easy–the whole team did–beating a game Slovenia, 7-2, despite some fine goaltending from a beleaguered Gasper Krošelj.
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IHLC Results – Canada 4-1 Czechia – 05 May 2017


🇨🇦 Canada 4-1 Czechia 🇨🇿
World Championship Preliminary Round
AccorHotels Arena, Paris 🇫🇷
Friday, 05 May 2017

In many cities over many decades have Canada and the Czechs played hockey, but until tonight never Paris.

The massively pro-Czech crowd of 8,834 left disappointed, though, because their team was beaten by a superior, but sloppy, Canada, 4-1.
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IHLC Preview – 2017 World Championship


The grand finale of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on 5 May in both Cologne and Paris, with the top 16 hockey nations on earth meeting to compete at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.
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