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 →
Following a similar mandate made for the IIHF Women’s World Championships last year, the IIHF today confirmed that the 2022 Olympic women’s tournament in Beijing, China, will expand to ten teams, in order to accommodate both the host country and a new contender in an ever-increasing talent pool in international women’s hockey. 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, in honour of the upcoming Olympics, we feature the first of Canada’s four consecutive Gold Medal victories, the thrilling showdown against the United States at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
History seemed as if it were all but on the American women’s side to repeat as Olympic champions in Salt Lake City – on home ice, no less. They had stunned Canada in the 1998 Olympic final to win women’s hockey’s first gold, and defeated Canada in eight straight exhibition lead-up games to the Olympics.
But the Canadian women’s squad was looking to make some history of their own, and they exacted their revenge for Nagano by stunning the Americans at home to win both Olympic Gold and the International Hockey Lineal Championship. Continue reading →