IHLC Classics: The Goodwill Games Final

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 Russia Day, we focus on one hockey’s most unique tournaments ever, and one of the Soviet Union’s final Gold Medal victories, at the 1990 Goodwill Games.


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Goodwill Games Gold Medal Game
Tacoma Dome, Tacoma usa-11
Sunday, August 5, 1990

In one of the more bazaar international hockey tournaments in history, the Soviet Union emerged with Gold from the only hockey ever played at the short-lived Goodwill Games, the Olympic alternative brainchild of billionaire Ted Turner, winning 4-3 in a shootout over the home team United States to unify Gold and International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Preview – 2017 World Championship


The grand finale of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 5 in both Cologne and Paris, with the top 16 hockey nations on earth meeting to compete at the 2017 IIHF World Championship.
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IHLC Results – United States 3-2 Canada (OT) – Apr. 7, 2017


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 3-2 Canada canada1965-11 (OT)
Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game
USA Hockey Arena 1, Plymouth usa-11
Friday, April 7, 2017

The ways in which these Gold Medal meetings between Canada and Team USA can manage to differ from each other in terms of intensity and excitement always seems to be a challenge, but these two bitter rivals always manage to find a way to make it work.

For the 2017 World Championships, it was yet another overtime tilt, but this time it was the heroics of star forward Hilary Knight, on home ice, providing the drama in the form of the winning goal, giving the Americans their eighth World title, and allowing them to retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – United States 11-0 Germany – Apr. 6, 2017


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Women’s World Championship Semifinal
USA Hockey Arena 1, Plymouth usa-11
Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Cinderella run of the German squad came to an abrupt halt at the hands of Team USA, handing the Träger der Adler an 11-0 spanking in the 2017 World Championship Semifinal, punching a ticket to the Gold Medal Game and retaining the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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IHLC Results – United States 5-3 Finland – Apr. 3, 2017


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Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
USA Hockey Arena 1, Plymouth usa-11
Monday, April 3, 2017

Team USA unsurprisingly swept the Group Round at the 2017 World Championships, but were forced to sweat a little before clinching a 5-3 victory over Finland, ensuring they retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship en route to the Semifinals.
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IHLC Results – United States 7-0 Russia – Apr. 1, 2017


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 7-0 Russia russia-11
Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
USA Hockey Arena 1, Plymouth usa-11
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Team USA, fresh off a tight victory over Canada to start the 2017 World Championships, flexed their offensive muscle against a hapless Russian squad, stamping a 7-0 thumping to improve to 2-0 and retain the International Hockey Lineal Championship.

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IHLC Results – United States 2-0 Canada – Mar. 31, 2017


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Women’s World Championship Preliminary Round
USA Hockey Arena 1, Plymouth usa-11
Friday, March 31, 2017

The U.S. women’s hockey team showed no signs of rust after their highly-publicized holdout against USA Hockey, opening the 2017 World Championships on home ice with a tight 2-0 victory over Canada to win the International Hockey Lineal Championship.
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U.S. Women’s Team, USA Hockey Strike New Agreement


In a good news story after weeks of bad blood between the U.S. Women’s National Team and USA Hockey, a new four year agreement has been agreed upon by both parties, ensuring that the U.S. team will suit up for the Women’s World Championships, which begin in just three days time in Plymouth, Michigan.
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