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.


 Canada 6-5 Russia  (SO)
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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Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces Class Of 2018


The Hockey Hall Of Fame today announced the newest members that will join as the Class of 2018 on November 12, with a pair of Canadian Martins (Brodeur and St-Louis), Alexander Yakushev and Jayna Hefford entering the players wing of the Hall, bringing their professional and international accolades (along with their International Hockey Lineal Championship reigns) to Toronto.
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KHL Closing Ceremony Awards KHL’s Best, IHLC Winners


The KHL formally closed their tenth season tonight in Moscow with their annual Closing Ceremony, awarding the league’s top teams, players and executives for their performance this year, with finalists SKA Saint Petersburg and Ak Bars Kazan drawing in the biggest haul and thirteen IHLC winners taking home trophies.
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IHLC Results – Czechia 4-3 Russia (OT) – May 10, 2018


 Czechia 4-3 Russia  (OT)

World Championship Preliminary Round
Royal Arena, Copenhagen 
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Adding David Pastrňák and David Krejčí paid off immediately. Not only did the Czechs break Russia’s three-game shutout streak with the magic of the two Boston Bruins stars, but they also triumphed 4-3 on Thursday on Pastrňák’s overtime winner.
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IHLC Results – Russia 6-0 Belarus – May 7, 2018


 Russia 6-0 Belarus 

World Championship Preliminary Round
Royal Arena, Copenhagen 
Monday, May 7, 2018

Russia retained first place in Group A with its third consecutive shutout win on Monday, blanking Belarus 6-0. The Russians, who won gold at the PyeongChang Olympics in February, have not conceded a goal so far at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Copenhagen.
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IHLC Results – Russia 7-0 Austria – May 6, 2018


 Russia 7-0 Austria 

World Championship Preliminary Round
Royal Arena, Copenhagen 
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Russia roared to another convincing victory against one of the outsiders at this championship, following up its 7-0 win over France with a similar scoreline against Austria.
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IHLC Results – Russia 7-0 France – May 4, 2018


 Russia 7-0 France 

World Championship Preliminary Round
Royal Arena, Copenhagen 
Friday, May 4, 2018

Russia scored three first-period goals in just 3:14 and never looked back in a 7-0 romp over France to kick off the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Copenhagen.
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IHLC Preview – 2018 World Championship


The finish of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 4 in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, with the top sixteen hockey countries in the world meeting to compete at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.
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