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 celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we shine a light on Canada’s 2006 women’s Olympic Gold victory, Canada’s second of four (and counting) Olympic titles.
It seemed only appropriate that fears of another repeat women’s Gold Medal Game between bitter rivals Canada and the U.S. would occur for a third straight Olympics – but thanks to the heroics of Sweden relegating the Americans to the bronze medal game, for the first time a new contender emerged.
But there would be no repeat heroics, as Canada pounded Tre Kronor 4-1 to win their second straight Olympic Gold Medal, and to cap off a perfect Olympics with the International Hockey Lineal Championship. Continue reading →
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 celebrate National Day (Sveriges nationaldag) in Sweden, we focus on Sweden’s second and most recent Olympic Gold Medal, won from rivals Finland at the 2006 Turin Games.
In Gold Medal Game befitting one the biggest rivalries in hockey, Sweden emerged from the 2006 Turin Olympiad with their second Olympic title, defeating border rivals Finland 3-2 to unify the Gold with the International Hockey Lineal Championship. Continue reading →
After months of speculation and negotiations, the National Hockey League today announced that they will not actively participate in the 2018 Olympics in Korea, ending a 20-year span of NHL participation in the Games. Continue reading →
Nearly one month after his former Tampa Bay and Team Canada teammate Vincent Lecavalier retired from pro hockey, power forward Brad Richards today announced his NHL career would conclude after spending his final season in Detroit. Continue reading →
Making good on his announcement at the start of the 2015-16 NHL season, Vincent Lecavalier today announced his retirement from professional hockey, his 17 year NHL career concluding with the Los Angeles Kings’ first round playoff exit. Continue reading →
With Helsinki hosting the 2016 World Junior Championships this winter, the Finnish Ice Hockey Association will retire the numbers of four national team legends during the tournament, with the numbers of Teemu Selänne, Saku Koivu, Jere Lehtinen and Ville Peltonen to be forever enshrined in the rafters of Hartwall Arena. Continue reading →
The International Ice Hockey Federation announced their 2016 Hall Of Fame class, to be inducted during the 2016 World Championships in Russia. The class includes five players and two coaches from six different countries, including two posthumous inductions, that have held a myriad of World Championship, Olympic and World Cup medals, along with a number of International Hockey Lineal Championship titles. Continue reading →
After a fourteen year professional career, highlighted by a Stanley Cup in 2012 and Olympic Gold in 2002, Canadian winger Simon Gagné today announced his retirement from hockey, after playing just 23 games with Boston in the 2014-15 NHL season. Continue reading →
Danijela Rundqvist, a mainstay on the Swedish women’s national hockey team for over a decade, has decided to hang up her skates following a solid career with the Damkronorna, retiring with a handful of international medals in-hand. Continue reading →
After a nagging wrist injury forced him to sit out the entire 2014-15 NHL season, Sami Salo today officially announced his NHL retirement, after a 15 year NHL career with Ottawa, Vancouver and Tampa Bay, along with stints with Turku, Jokerit and Frölunda in Scandinavia. Continue reading →