Pavel Datsyuk Joins Triple Gold Club

The only male skater eligible to join at this year’s Games, Pavel Datsyuk punched his ticket to the Triple Gold Club by virtue of his Olympic Gold with the Olympic Athletes From Russia, becoming the 29th male and seventh Russian to join the club, adding to his two Stanley Cups and IIHF World Championship.
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IHLC Results – Olympic Athletes From Russia 4-3 Germany (OT) – Feb. 25, 2018

 Olympic Athletes From Russia 4-3 Germany  (OT)
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Kirill Kaprizov’s overtime goal gave the OAR team a thrilling 4-3 gold-medal win over underdog Germany. It’s the first Russian Olympic gold since 1992.
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IHLC Results – Canada 5-0 Olympic Athletes From Russia – Feb. 19, 2018

 Canada 5-0 Olympic Athletes From Russia 
Olympic Semifinal
Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Monday, February 19, 2018

As expected, Canada exactly matched what the Americans did earlier today, defeating their semi-finals opponent, 5-0.
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IHLC Results – Canada 5-0 Olympic Athletes From Russia – Feb. 11, 2018

 Canada 5-0 Olympic Athletes From Russia 
Olympic Preliminary Round
Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung 
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Team Canada began its quest for a fifth straight Olympic gold with a speedy 5-0 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia.
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IHLC Classics: Gold For A Team With No Name

From time to time, 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 the upcoming Olympics, and in light of Russia playing under the Olympic flag, we look back on the last Russian team to play under the same flag at the 1992 Albertville Games.

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Olympic Gold Medal Game
Patinoire de Méribel, Méribel france-11
Sunday, February 23, 1992

Playing under the Olympic flag, covering up the ever-familiar “CCCP” icon on their jerseys, a country with no name made history in Albertville.

Although the IIHF would later declare that the team who defeated Canada to win Gold was in fact, Russia, at the Méribel Ice Palace, it was a team playing as the “Unified Team” who captured the 1992 hockey Gold, and retained the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – United States 4-2 Russia – Jan. 2, 2018

 United States 4-2 Russia 
World Junior Championship Quarterfinal
KeyBank Center, Buffalo 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Kieffer Bellows scored a Production Line-type goal to break a 2-2 tie midway through the third, putting the U.S. in the semis. Russia goes home in 5th place.
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Russian Female Players Banned From Olympics For Life Due To Doping (UPDATED)

After the IOC’s landmark decision to ban Russia outright from the 2018 Olympics, but still allow individual athletes to compete under the Olympic flag if they pass IOC drug tests, the IOC today announced that members of Russia’s women’s team at the 2014 Sochi Games failed their tests, and are thus banned for life from the Olympics.
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IOC Expels Russia From 2018 Olympics, Hockey Status In Question

The International Olympic Committee today announced an outright ban on the Russian delegation at the upcoming Olympic Games this February in Pyeongchang, South Korea, although athletes that are cleared of a controversial state-sponsored doping program are allowed to participate under the Olympic flag.
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