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, to commemorate Finland’s centennial as a nation, we look back on just the second World Championship for the Leijonat in history, their 2011 triumph over rival Sweden, considered by Finns to be the “unelmafinaali” – the dream final.
Finland captured just their second ever World Championship Gold Medal in dominant fashion against their cross-border rivals Sweden, crushing Tre Kronor 6-1 on goals from six different scorers to win their first Gold since 1995, and unify Gold with the International Hockey Lineal Championship. Continue reading →
The IIHF announced the newest class of inductees to the Hall of Fame, highlighted by a quartet of international superstars – Daniel Alfredsson, Rob Blake, Jere Lehtinen and Chris Chelios, who will have their numerous achievements, both professionally and internationally, recognized in Denmark this May. Continue reading →
Team USA easily dispatched a hapless Swedish squad to clinch first place and a spot in the Four Nations Cup Gold Medal Game, cruising to a 5-0 victory to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship. Continue reading →
Sweden continued to roll at the Karjala Tournament, again using the man advantage to ride to victory, this time in a 2-0 win over Canada to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship. Continue reading →
Canada exploded offensively during the second half of their Four Nations Cup opener against Sweden, roaring to a 9-0 victory to make a strong statement to the tournament field, retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship in the process. Continue reading →
As one of the final tuneups before the 2018 Olympics in Korea, the top women’s hockey nations on Earth will reconvene in sunny western Florida, to face off for the 2017 Four Nations Cup, the 22nd annual invitational. Continue reading →
Swedish goalie Mikael Tellqvist, a mainstay in goal for Tre Kronor for nearly two decades, today announced his retirement from Djurgårdens IF, capping a 20 year career with stints in Sweden, Canada, Finland, Russia, Latvia and the United States. Continue reading →