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 Finnish Independence Day, we look back at Finland’s third ever World Junior Championship in 2014, perhaps their most significant by virtue of being won against Sweden, their biggest rival, on Swedish turf.
German defender Dennis Seidenberg, a permanent fixture on Germany’s blueline and a longtime NHLer, who made history as just the second German to win the Stanley Cup, announced his retirement from pro hockey at age 38. Continue reading →
Swedish defenceman Niklas Kronwall, the feared physical blueliner with an equally fearsome slapshot, today announced his retirement from hockey, after an illustrious 20 year career that includes a Stanley Cup, Olympic and World Championship Gold, and membership in the Triple Gold Club. Continue reading →
Slovak defender Radoslav Suchý, a defensive defenceman who made his presence felt both on the international and professional stages in the United States, Switzerland and his native Slovakia, announced his retirement from hockey at age 43. Continue reading →
Russian star forward Yevgeni Kuznetsov, a two-time World Champion and World Junior Champion with the Big Red Machine, today was handed a four year ban from international competition by the International Ice Hockey Federation, after a video surfaced earlier this summer of Kuznetsov ingesting cocaine. Continue reading →
Finnish netminder Niklas Bäckström, a key to the Leijonat goaltending corps since 1998, today announced his retirement from Tappara of the Liiga, joining the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets as a European scout. 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 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.
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. Continue reading →
Canadian goaltender Roberto Luongo, the third winningest goalie in NHL history, only trailing Hall of Famers Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy, today announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 40. Continue reading →
The Hockey Hall Of Fame today announced the newest members that will join as the Class of 2019 on 15 November, with the most decorated women’s player in history, the first Iron Curtain star to defect to the west, and a pair of multiple Stanley Cup champions, who between them hold a number of International Hockey Lineal Championships, all to join the ranks of the Hall in Toronto. Continue reading →