🇺🇸 2020 Isobel Cup Final Cancelled Due To COVID-19


With only one game to go in the 2019-20 NWHL season, the Isobel Cup final between the defending champion Minnesota Whitecaps and the Boston Pride, the NWHL today announced the final will be cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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🇨🇦 Canada’s Boycott: 1970-77

With the now-cancelled 2020 World Championships set to have begun today in Switzerland, TheIHLC.com will instead highlight the last time there was a major lack of competition in the century-plus lineage of the IHLC – Canada’s international hockey boycott from 1970-77, and how the IHLC could have looked if just one fateful game in 1970 went another way.

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On 04 January 1970, the creator of modern ice hockey and the most dominant team in the game up to that point, Canada, shocked the hockey world when it announced that effective immediately, it was withdrawing from all international competition, including the World Championships, Olympic Games and other exhibition games or tournaments.
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🇺🇸 🇷🇺 IHLC Classics: The Miracle On Ice

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, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of perhaps the most historic game in international hockey, “The Miracle on Ice.”

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🇺🇸 United States 4-3 Soviet Union 🇷🇺
Olympic Medal Round
Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid 🇺🇸
Friday, 22 February 1980

The Olympic Fieldhouse in Lake Placid, New York, hardly seemed like the place where hockey history could be made, but on one afternoon in 1980, the greatest moment in international hockey took place. It was a moment that transformed the game in one country and, over time, around the world.

It was a moment that came to define Olympic success. It was a moment that came to inspire dreams. After 22 February 1980, anything was possible.
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IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 4-3 Canada 🇨🇦 (OT) – 08 Feb 2020


🇺🇸 United States 4-3 Canada 🇨🇦 (OT)
Rivalry Series, Game 5
Honda Center, Anaheim 🇺🇸
Saturday, 08 February 2020

Megan Bozek scored on the power play 42 seconds into overtime to lift the U.S. Women’s National Team to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Canada in the final game of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series before a record-breaking crowd here tonight at Honda Center.
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IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 3-1 Canada 🇨🇦 – 05 Feb 2020


🇺🇸 United States 3-1 Canada 🇨🇦
Rivalry Series, Game 4
Rogers Arena, Vancouver 🇨🇦
Wednesday, 05 February 2020

The U.S. Women’s National Team used a pair of third period goals on the way to a 3-1 victory over Canada in game four of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series here tonight at Rogers Arena.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 United States 🇺🇸 (OT) – 03 Feb 2020


🇨🇦 Canada 3-2 United States 🇺🇸 (OT)
Rivalry Series, Game 3
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria 🇨🇦
Monday, 03 February 2020

Brigette Lacquette tied it on the power play with 6:48 left and Victoria Bach won it 3:22 into overtime, giving Canada’s National Women’s Team a 3-2 extra-time victory over the United States in Game 3 of the Rivalry Series on Monday night.
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🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada, United States Face Off In 3-On-3 Women’s Tournament At NHL All-Star Weekend


The top female players from around the world today convened to take over the NHL All-Star Skills Competition in St. Louis, taking part in a Canada vs. USA 3-on-3 game in front of a packed crowd at Enterprise Center in advance of their upcoming Rivalry Series and the 2020 Women’s World Championship.
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IHLC Results – 🇫🇮 Finland 1-0 United States 🇺🇸 – 02 Jan 2020


🇫🇮 Finland 1-0 United States 🇺🇸
World Junior Championship Quarterfinal
Werk Arena, Třinec 🇨🇿
Thursday, 02 January 2020

The defending champs are still rolling. Joonas Oden scored in the third period to give Finland a 1-0 win over the U.S. and a berth in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship semi-finals.
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IHLC 2019 In Review – Junior


The International Hockey Lineal Championship saw seven different champions hold the belt over the course of 21 games in 2019, including the end of the 2019 World Juniors and the start of the subsequent 2020 tournament.
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IHLC 2019 In Review – Men’s


The International Hockey Lineal Championship this year stayed within the confines of the Euro Hockey Tour, with only Russia, Czechia, Sweden and Finland holding the title over the course of 28 games throughout 2019.
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