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IIHF World Championship 2017: Sweden won the gold!

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When Sweden’s head coach Rikard Grönborg got 19 reinforcements from the NHL in this year’s edition of the Three Crowns, Sweden was ranked as one of the favorites for the gold in the World Championship behind Canada and Russia. Strong names such as Nicklas Bäckström, William Nylander and Henrik Lundqvist could be found in the squad. However, at the start of the tournament, Sweden had difficulties getting their game together. Sloppy plays and unnecessary penalties…
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IIHF World Championship 2017: Quarter finals

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The group stage of the Hockey World Championship 2017 is over and a total of eight teams have advanced to the playoffs. The following teams will face each other in the quarter finals on Thursday May 18: Switzerland – Sweden A NHL-reinforced Three Crowns advanced to the playoffs without any major issues. On the other hand, Sweden lost to both Russia and the United States, which were the biggest competitors in the group. Sweden has…
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IIHF World Championship 2016: semifinals

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Eight teams have been reduced to four after the quarterfinals in the IIHF World Ice Hockey World Championship 2016. In this post we write about the semifinals and the results from the quarterfinals. Semifinals in the 2016 IIHF World Championship USA – Canada Comment: A classic all-North American showdown. Canada has the most talented team when comparing player by player, but team USA has a strong collective and are known to be able to execute…
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We remember: The 2006 Ice Hockey World Championships

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In 2006 Sweden became the first nation to win both the Olympic and World Championship gold medal in ice hockey the same year. The 2006 IIHF World Championships were hosted in Riga, Latvia. The preliminary stages consisted of four groups from which the teams then were merged into two new groups. Sweden won the first group stage fairly easy against Switzerland, Ukraine and Italy. In the group stage number two, Sweden finished second behind Russia….
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Schedule, Ice Hockey Women’s WC 2016

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March 28 – April 4, the 2016 Ice Hockey Women’s World Championships are held in Canada. It is the 17th time the tournament are held since 1990. Team USA are the current champions with gold medals from both 2015 and 2013 (there were no women’s WC in 2014 because of the Olympic Winter games in Sochi). Schedule, Ice Hockey Women’s World Championships 2016 In the group phase eight teams are divided into two groups, A…
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We summarize: The 2015 Ice Hockey World Championships

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The Ice Hockey World Championship is over for this time and we have experienced an amazing tournament in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic the last two weeks. This year’s World Championships was marked by participation of a lot of players from the NHL which raised the quality of the games considerably. The Czech audience has also been world-class, even in games where the host nation didn’t play. We have enjoyed the info, movies and statistics from…
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Triple Gold Club of Hockey

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The triple gold club of hockey consists of those players who have won 1. Stanley Cup 2. Olympics and 3. World Championships. When Canada won the gold in WC 2015, Sidney Crosby became the 26th member of the club. He is the only player that has been captain for his team in all three tournaments. When Sweden won their second Olympic hockey gold in the 2006 Winter Olympics, Peter Forsberg became the only player that…
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Ice Hockey World Championships 2015: Gold to team Canada

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May 17th the battle for the medals in Ice Hockey World Championships 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic took place. When the gunsmoke had faded team Canada had outshot their opponents in the final, beating Russia 6-1. Team USA got the bronze medal after a stable game. Canada – Russia In the first period the phase was high and both teams got their chances at net. The first goal came in the end of the period…
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Ice Hockey World Championships 2015: Results from the semifinals

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Canada keep their dominance in the 2015 Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. After beating the host nation they will now face Russia in the final, who won the semifinal against USA. Canada 2-0 Czech Republic The crowd in O2 Arena got to see a one-sided affair with a busy Pavelec in the Czechs goal. 8:40 into the first period Sidney Crosby and Jordan Eberle assisted Taylor Hall who did no mistake, making…
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Ice Hockey World Championships 2015: Jaromir Jagr vs Finland

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Tonight we got to experience some good hockey action in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. In the semifinals Saturday 16th of May we get to see two North American teams, the host nation and mother Russia battle for a place in the final on Sunday May 17. Sweden almost came back after a weak start against Russia Sweden’s first period against Russia was probably their worst in…
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