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.
01:27 – GOAL – Riat (Sutter, Zangger)
04:43 – PEN – P. Baltisberger, slashing
06:31 – PEN – Paschoud, hooking
08:49 – GOAL – Sutter (Leone, Senteler)
15:21 – PEN – Macík, charging
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.