IHLC Classics: Canada Repeats Golden Comeback Over Sweden

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 Day, and in light of Roberto Luongo’s recent retirement, we feature Canada’s World Championship Gold medal victory from 2004, which saw Canada repeat as champions in a second straight comeback win over Sweden.

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🇨🇦 Canada 5-3 Sweden 🇸🇪
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Sazka Arena, Prague 🇨🇿
Sunday, 09 May 2004

Canada’s colours are red and white and gold, World Hockey Championship gold that is.

Canada rallied from a two-goal deficit twice against Sweden to beat them 5-3 in the gold medal game of the world tournament Sunday.
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Major Announcements Made At 2019 IIHF Congress


The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2019 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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IHLC 2018 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship again saw eight countries carry the title throughout 2018, with the Olympics being added to the calendar seeing 31 different matchups, with the IHLC being defended at five tournaments in seven different countries.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 3-2 Czechia – 08 Nov 2018


🇸🇪 Sweden 3-2 Czechia 🇨🇿
Karjala Tournament
Tipsport Arena, Prague 🇨🇿
Thursday, 08 November 2018

BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:34 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Arnesson, cross checking
08:30 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Lilja (Larsson)
10:31 – 🇨🇿 GOAL – Doudera (Kubalík)
10:54 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Krejčík, tripping
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Finland Wins 2018 Euro Hockey Tour & Challenge


For just the second time in history, the same nation has captured both the Euro Hockey Tour and Euro Hockey Challenge titles, with Finland today eking out Sweden to lock up the 2017-18 Tour, becoming the second team after Czechia in 2012 to achieve the double.
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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 3-2 Finland (OT) – 13 Dec 2017


🇨🇿 Czechia 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 (OT)
Channel One Cup
O2 arena, Prague 🇨🇿
Wednesday, 13 December 2017

BOXSCORE
1st Period
04:10 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Koukal, tripping
04:34 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Koskiranta, tripping
05:45 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Manninen
18:42 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Kundrátek, holding
19:09 – 🇫🇮 PP GOAL – Kemppainen (Junttila)
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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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