The six federations and two conglomerate squads participating at September’s World Cup Of Hockey today announced their preliminary 16 man rosters, with the final seven spots each to be filled by 1 June.
Gritty defenseman Scott Hannan today announced his retirement from the San Jose Sharks, after a 16 year NHL career with Colorado, Washington, Calgary and Nashville.
Over the last two weekends, the top male and female hockey players on the planet gathered for the All Star Games of the CWHL, KHL and NHL, with International Hockey Lineal Champions abound showcasing their talents.
The NHL, who will be restarting the World Cup Of Hockey after a twelve-year absence, has unveiled the last of its projected lineups for the six national and two pan-national teams partaking next September in Toronto, speculating on who will wear their nation’s colours for the first best-on-best global tournament since the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
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 148th birthday, and with the World Cup of Hockey returning to Canada in just over a year, we look back at the last World Cup game to be played, the 2004 Final.
Canada rules the World and now they have the trophy to prove it.
Team Canada won the 2004 World Cup of Hockey Tuesday night, posting an emotional 3-2 victory over a very good Team Finland at the Air Canada Centre before a raucous sellout crowd that basked in the glow of their heroes’ triumph.
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After months of speculation, the NHL today confirmed during the All-Star Weekend in Columbus, Ohio that the World Cup Of Hockey would officially return in 2016, being hosted solely in Toronto from 17 September – 1 October 2016. As expected, six national teams (Canada, United States, Russia, Czechia, Sweden and Finland) and two “all star” teams (a team of under-23 stars from Canada and the United States, and a team made up of European players without teams playing in the tournament, such as Slovakia, Norway and Switzerland) will make up the tournament.