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 American Independence Day, we feature the long-awaited first American Gold Medal in World Junior Championship history, won on the back of a two-goal Patrick O’Sullivan performance at the 2004 final in Helsinki.
With their eleventh World Junior Championship Gold Medal just twenty minutes away, a 3-1 lead destined to end a six-year Gold drought, Team Canada seemed to be free and clear to return home with Gold in tow, helmed by future stars Sidney Crosby, Jeff Carter and Marc-André Fleury.
But a cataclysmic twenty minutes, highlighted by a brutal own-goal given up by Fleury, turned elation into devastation in Helsinki, and allowed the United States to capture their first ever World Championship title, retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship in the process. Continue reading →
The National Hockey League handed out its hardware to the best players in the world for the 2017-18 season in Las Vegas, with ten IHLC holders representing five countries taking home trophies. Continue reading →
The Washington Capitals finally shook their reputation as playoff chokers, capturing the Stanley Cup over the Vegas Golden Knights with four straight wins in five games to win their first championship in team history. Continue reading →
Sweden advanced to the gold medal game with a 6-0 win over Team USA, advancing to tomorrow evening’s final against the winner of Canada-Switzerland and the chance for back-to-back championship titles. Continue reading →
Team USA edged out a 3-2 win against the Czech Republic sending them to the semi-final of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Riding the exploits of Patrick Kane and the goaltending of Keith Kinkaid, the Americans move to Copenhagen for the final four. Continue reading →
An expected team and a very unexpected team both clinched the unwanted spots of relegation to Division IA at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, with Korea Republic clinching the second relegation, after Belarus, with a day still remaining in group play at the tournament in Denmark. Continue reading →
The finish of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 4 in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, with the top sixteen hockey countries in the world meeting to compete at the 2018 IIHF World Championship. Continue reading →
The biggest day of the year in women’s club hockey has come and gone, with the Clarkson and Isobel Cups being awarded and two Canadian defenders joining the unofficial women’s Triple Gold Club. Continue reading →
By virtue of the United States’ first Olympic Gold medal in 20 years, six new skaters from Team USA have joined the women’s version of the Triple Gold Club, all adding Olympic Gold to their World Championship Gold and Clarkson Cup. Continue reading →