🇫🇷 🇦🇹 France, Austria Relegated From World Championship


Both relegation games at the 2019 World Championship came down to thrilling and surprising finishes, with Great Britain and Italy, both promoted from Division IA in 2018, upsetting France and Austria respectively to send them down to Division IA in 2020, while each punching their ticket back to the Top Division in Switzerland.
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🇨🇿 Florida Panthers Confirm Radim Vrbata’s Retirement


The Florida Panthers confirmed that Czech forward Radim Vrbata would sit out the Panthers’ season finale in Boston, putting his 17 season career to an end, with stops in Colorado, Carolina, Chicago, Phoenix, Tampa Bay, Vancouver and Florida, along with stints with Liberec and Mladá Boleslav of his native Czech league.
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🇨🇿 🇨🇦 IHLC Classics: Vokoun Shuts Out Canada For Gold

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 Czech Independence Day, we look back at the 2005 World Championships Gold Medal Game, the first true “best on best” final in 75 years of Worlds history.

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🇨🇿 Czechia 3-0 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna 🇦🇹
Sunday, 15 May 2005

The Czech Republic has ended Canada’s two-year streak as gold medalists with a thoroughly convincing 3-0 win. Tomáš Vokoun recorded the shutout for the victors. Three different players scored for the Czechs, who were clearly the better team at the Stadthalle in Vienna on 15 May 2005.
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🇫🇮 Kimmo Timonen Retires As Champion From Blackhawks

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As first announced in March, and with his Chicago Blackhawks ending their season with a Stanley Cup victory, Finnish defenseman Kimmo Timonen has retired from his professional career after sixteen NHL seasons with Nashville, Philadelphia and Chicago, and eight Liiga seasons with KalPa, TPS and HIFK, in addition to 20+ years representing the Leijonat internationally.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 3-0 Canada 🇨🇦 – 15 May 2005

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🇨🇿 Czechia 3-0 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna 🇦🇹
Sunday, 15 May 2005

The Czech Republic has ended Canada’s two-year streak as gold medalists with a thoroughly convincing 3-0 win. Tomáš Vokoun recorded the shutout for the victors. Three different players scored for the Czechs, who were clearly the better team at the Stadthalle in Vienna on 15 May 2005.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 3-2 Sweden 🇸🇪 (OT) – 14 May 2005

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🇨🇿 Czechia 3-2 Sweden 🇸🇪 (OT)
World Championship Semifinal
Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna 🇦🇹
Saturday, 14 May 2005

Radek Dvořák’s first goal at an IIHF World Championship since 2001 gave the Czech Republic a 3-2 semi-final victory over Sweden in overtime. The result sets up a repeat of the 1996 Vienna tournament’s finale, with the Czechs facing Canada for the gold medal Sunday.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 3-2 United States 🇺🇸 (SO) – 12 May 2005

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🇨🇿 Czechia 3-2 United States 🇺🇸 (SO)
World Championship Quarterfinal
Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna 🇦🇹
Thursday, 12 May 2005

Just like last year’s quarter-final, it came down to a one-on-one confrontation between Czech goalie Tomáš Vokoun and USA defenceman Andy Roach. This time, however, Vokoun won the battle, and his Czech team grabbed a 3-2 shootout victory that puts them into the semi-finals.
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 4-2 Canada 🇨🇦 – 05 May 1996

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🇨🇿 Czechia 4-2 Canada 🇨🇦
World Championship Gold Medal Game
Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna 🇦🇹
Sunday, 05 May 1996

BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:29 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Thomas (Perreault, Galley)
07:49 – 🇨🇿 GOAL – Lang (Kadlec)
14:40 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Green, elbowing
17:42 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Friesen, slashing
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