Major Announcements Made At 2017 IIHF Congress


The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2017 World Championships in Cologne, Germany, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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IHLC Classics: Sweden’s Unique Double

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, while the ongoing World Championships take a day off, we look back to the final of the 2006 Worlds, where Sweden made history by being the first team to win Olympic and World Championship Gold in the same year.

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World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arēna Rīga, Rīga latvia-11
Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sweden made international hockey history at the Arēna Rīga, dispatching Czechia in a dominating 4-0 victory to not only capture their eighth IIHF World Championship Gold Medal, but becoming the first team in history to win Olympic and World Championship Gold in the same year, a feat made even more sweeter by retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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Norway, Slovenia, Germany Nab Final 2018 Olympic Spots

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After nearly a year of Olympic qualifiers that began in Bulgaria last October, three rounds of play and 28 teams competing for just three spots in Pyeongchang, the final slots were today locked up by Norway, Slovenia and Germany for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 4-0 Czechia – May 21, 2006

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World Championship Gold Medal Game
Arēna Rīga, Rīga latvia-11
Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sweden made international hockey history at the Arēna Rīga, dispatching Czechia in a dominating 4-0 victory to not only capture their eighth IIHF World Championship Gold Medal, but becoming the first team in history to win Olympic and World Championship Gold in the same year, a feat made even more sweeter by retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – Sweden 5-4 Canada – May 20, 2006

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World Championship Semifinal
Arēna Rīga, Rīga latvia-11
Saturday, May 20, 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:27 – sweden-11 GOAL – Kronwall (Nylander)

02:32 – canada1965-11 PEN – Shanahan, tripping
04:11 – sweden-11 PP GOAL – J. Jönsson (Samuelsson, Nylander)
05:11 – sweden-11 PEN – Nordquist, tripping
08:11 – canada1965-11 GOAL – Calder (Richards)
09:02 – canada1965-11 PEN – Carter, interference
09:41 – sweden-11 PEN – Lundqvist, interference
11:52 – sweden-11 GOAL – Mårtensson (Timander)
13:17 – canada1965-11 PEN – Shanahan, slashing
16:21 – sweden-11 PEN – Nordquist, hooking
16:38 – canada1965-11 PP GOAL – Comrie (Cammalleri)
17:05 – canada1965-11 PEN – Shanahan, roughing
18:23 – sweden-11 PEN – Kronwall, tripping
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IHLC Results – Canada 4-2 Finland – May 15, 2006

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World Championship Qualifying Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga latvia-11
Monday, May 15, 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:36 – finland-11 PEN – T. Ruutu, interference
05:58 – finland-11 PEN – J. Ruutu, 10 min. misconduct
05:58 – canada1965-11 PP GOAL – Bergeron (Boyes, Crosby)
07:00 – finland-11 PEN -Peltonen, interference
16:03 – canada1965-11 PEN – team, too many players
16:57 – canada1965-11 SH GOAL – Carter
18:15 – finland-11 GOAL – Koivu (Saravo)
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IHLC Results – Finland 3-0 Norway – May 14, 2006

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World Championship Qualifying Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga latvia-11
Sunday, May 14, 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:15 – norway-11 PEN – Trygg, hooking
06:01 – finland-11 PEN – O. Jokinen, holding
09:35 – finland-11 GOAL – Hentunen (Pirnes, Kallio)
12:21 – finland-11 PEN – Miettinen, charging
19:29 – norway-11 PEN – Myrvold, interference
19:29 – finland-11 PEN – T. Ruutu, roughing
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IHLC Results – Finland 4-0 United States – May 12, 2006

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World Championship Qualifying Round
Arēna Rīga, Rīga latvia-11
Friday, May 12, 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:21 – usa-11 PEN SHOT – Stastny missed
04:05 – finland-11 PEN – Mäntylä, hooking
08:58 – usa-11 PEN – Meyer, holding
11:13 – finland-11 PEN – T. Ruutu, roughing
11:13 – usa-11 PEN – Gill, roughing
11:13 – finland-11 GOAL – Koivu (Luoma, J. Jokinen)
15:53 – usa-11 PEN – Suter, roughing
17:21 – usa-11 PEN – Alberts, elbowing
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