IHLC Classics: Carlson, Team USA Sinks Canada’s Quest For Six

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 just the second World Junior Championship crown for Team USA, won off the stick of John Carlson, who stunned a hometown crowd and denied Canada’s attempt at their sixth consecutive title.

🇺🇸 United States 6-5 Canada 🇨🇦 (OT)
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon 🇨🇦
Tuesday, 05 January 2010

John Carlson scored twice including the game-winning goal in overtime, as the U.S. National Junior Team defeated Canada, 6-5, to win gold at the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship.
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Brooks Orpik Retires From Washington Capitals At Age 38

American defender Brooks Orpik, whose 18-year pro career saw a pair of Stanley Cups and an Olympic Silver medal, today announced his retirement from pro hockey.
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Major Announcements Made At 2019 IIHF Congress

The IIHF Annual Congress today was held on the off day at the 2019 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, with a number of major announcements voted on to impact the future of international hockey in the coming years.
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IHLC Results – Russia 4-3 United States – 23 May 2019

🇷🇺 Russia 4-3 United States 🇺🇸
World Championship Quarterfinal
Zimný Štadión Ondreja Nepelu, Bratislava 🇸🇰
Thursday, 23 May 2019

It’s eight straight wins for the Bear. Russia advanced to the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship semi-finals by beating the Americans 4-3 in Bratislava on Thursday.
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IHLC Preview – 2019 World Championship

The finish of the international hockey calendar is set to begin on May 10 in Bratislava and Košice, Slovakia, with the top sixteen hockey countries in the world meeting to compete at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
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Venla Hovi Announces Retirement After Historic Worlds Silver Medal

Finnish forward Venla Hovi, only a day removed from Finland’s shocking silver medal finish on home ice at the 2019 Women’s World Championship, announced her retirement on Twitter at age 31, capping a year of both Worlds silver and a Clarkson Cup.
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IHLC Results – United States 2-1 Finland (SO) – 14 Apr 2019

🇺🇸 United States 2-1 Finland 🇫🇮 (SO)
Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Sunday, 14 April 2019

Annie Pankowski scored twice, including the shootout winner, as the U.S. claimed a wild 2-1 victory over Finland in the 2019 Women’s Worlds gold medal game. It’s the fifth straight American world title.
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IHLC Results – United States 8-0 Russia – 13 Apr 2019

🇺🇸 United States 8-0 Russia 🇷🇺
Women’s World Championship Semifinal
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Saturday, 13 April 2019

The hockey gods ordained that the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship would not witness back-to-back semi-final upsets. Sparked by Hilary Knight’s five-point night, the U.S. hammered Russia 8-0 to advance to Sunday’s gold medal game against host Finland, which defeated Canada 4-2 earlier.
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IHLC Results – United States 4-0 Japan – 11 Apr 2019

🇺🇸 United States 4-0 Japan 🇯🇵
Women’s World Championship Quarterfinal
Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo 🇫🇮
Thursday, 11 April 2019

The score was a little closer than expected, but the end result was what the U.S. needed in a 4-0 quarter-final win over Japan in Thursday’s first quarter-final.
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