Every nation that ever competed in international hockey has had its best moment. For some countries its easy to figure out what it was, and for other nations it is difficult. Here are my suggestions for some of the better national teams. I'll let you tell me how I'm wrong. Canada: Probably the toughest since Canada has been so dominant in international hockey (at least when we care). I'm going to declare it a three way tie between the Henderson goal in the 1972 Summit Series, Lemieux's goal assisted by Gretzky to win the 1987 Canada Cup, and Sidney Crosby's golden goal to win the 2010 Olympic gold medal in Vancouver. Russia/ Soviet Union: There have been many great moments in Russian/ Soviet hockey, but from all the World Championships, Olympic gold medals I'm going to go with the 1981 Canada Cup victory because its the Soviets only best on best tournament win. U.S.A: The "Miracle on Ice" tops the list because it just has that American underdog spirit about that victory. I'll give an honourable mention to the 1996 World Cup victory over Canada. Sweden: Its the 2006 Olympic gold medal, and its not even close. Finland: Finland is difficult because they have finished second so many times, but don't have an Olympic gold medal or Canada/ World Cup to show for it. I'm going to go with the 1995 IIHF World Championship just because they beat Sweden in Sweden for the championship and that had to be sweet. Honourable mentions go to the 2011 World Championship, and the 2016 World Juniors. Czech Republic: It has to be the 1998 Olympic gold medal. Slovakia: The 2002 IIHF World Championship win is the nations high point since the breakup of Czechoslovakia. Switzerland: Its either winning silver in the 2013 IIHF World Championships, or upseting Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics. Belarus: The time they upset Sweden in the 2002 Winter Olympics and came fourth in the tournament. Latvia: That time they almost upset Canada in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, even though they were heavily outshot. Great Britain: Surprisingly winning the 1936 Winter Olympic gold medal. Germany: I don't know, probably the silver at the 1930 IIHF World Championships.