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 edging out Sweden to lock up the 2017-18 Tour, becoming the second team after Czechia in 2012 to achieve the double.
Swedish twin forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin, proverbially joined at the hip for nearly two decades both with the Vancouver Canucks and Tre Kronor, formally ended their career tonight with the Canucks in Edmonton, closing out a historic 18-season NHL career spent side by side.
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 Finnish Independence Day, we look back at the 1995 World Championships Gold Medal Game, the long overdue first title for the Leijonat, over their Swedish rivals on Swedish ice.
Finally, Finland wins the IIHF World Championship for the first time. And the victory couldn’t have been sweeter. They won the gold medal game against their fiercest rival Sweden, in Sweden and with a Swedish head coach. To really rub it in, the Finnish team celebrated the win in downtown Stockholm, this while also “stealing” the Swedish tune designated for a home-team victory.
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Former Czech goaltender Josef Mikoláš, whose toughness backed Czechoslovakia to a stunning silver at the 1961 World Championships, has died from illness at the age of 77 in Ostrava.
Switzerland scored first, but hosts Sweden dominated the last 55 minutes to become the first home team to win Gold since 1986. It is the nation’s ninth World Championship Gold medal.
They did it. In a semi-final game featuring two teams challenging history, Switzerland defeated Team USA 3-0 to advance forward to their first opportunity for Gold since 1935.
Switzerland has done the improbable. Paced by exceptional defence and timely scoring, Switzerland defeated Czech Republic 2-1 in the first quarter-final game of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden. Switzerland now faces Team USA in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Switzerland continued its unbeaten streak at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship with a 3-1 win over Norway. With six wins, Switzerland finds themselves in position to possibly win their group.
Switzerland extended its winning streak at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship to five games with a 4-1 win over Denmark and secured its berth in the quarter-finals.
Switzerland just keeps on rolling. In a game where they avoided complacency and featured a potent power play, Switzerland scored three first period goals that carried them to a 7-1 win over Slovenia.
Switzerland scored three goals in the third period to defeat the Czech Republic for their third win in a row against the world’s best. They started with a win over Sweden and then Canada.
Reto Suri’s second goal of the shootout, in the eighth round, gave Switzerland a 3-2 victory over Canada.
Switzerland broke open a scoreless game with two goals in the second period and got fine goaltending from Martin Gerber en route to a 3-2 win over Sweden.
It was the opening game of the 2013 World Championship for both teams.
00:11 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Lehtonen, high sticking
01:35 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Niinimaa, delay of game
07:05 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Nilson, holding
11:26 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Berglund, boarding
16:17 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Andersson, holding
17:07 – 🇫🇮 PEN – team, too many players