USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney

International Ice Hockey in Australia

G’day Sports Fans! Did anyone else get out to the International Ice Hockey tour of Australia? I got out to the final and deciding match in Sydney.

It was great to get an International Ice Hockey fix again. I know we didn’t get a full on NHL show, but it was good to see a couple of the NHL guys and the AHL guys put on another cracking show and represent their countries here in Australia. This years event was definite improvement on last years, the extra games and the tied series meant that the players were straight onto it and the game was intense from the dropping of the puck. It was also good to see the Aussie NHL signing Nathan Walker here promoting the event, even thought he wasn’t allowed to play, and the Australian Winter Olympic Ice Dancing team put on a bit of a show. It’s always good to see Aussies succeed overseas and be support here at home.

I took my camera along, a snap a few shots and little bit of video of the game. It wasn’t much, but me being me, I wanted a few Ice Hockey shots to add to the portfolio. Check out a few of my favourite photos of the USA vs Canada Ice Hockey action below. Also check out the very brief video I threw together.

Anaheim Duck Emerson Etem talking before the game.

USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014

Pre-Game Entertainment

USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014
USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014

Australian Winter Olympians Danielle O’Brien & Greg Merriman

USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014

Puck Drop!

USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014

There were a couple of scores to settle before heading home.

USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014
USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014
USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014

International Ice Hockey Action

USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014
USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014

Canada Score!

USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014

But the USA win it in Overtime.

USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014
USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014
USA vs Canada International Ice Hockey in Sydney 2014

Video

Unfortunately it was the USA who took out the game (USA 5 Canada 4) and the series in overtime. I (and almost all of the crowd) was hoping that the Canadians could pull through for the win. But it was a great match. Will have to wait till 2016 to catch it again in Australia, the promoters have decided to take the International Ice Hockey series to Asia (Singapore I believe) next year.

I’m going to have to get a proper gig to cover the Ice Hockey in the future… Or maybe even try to organise something with a trip to the USA/Canada and shoot a full on NHL match. Definitely get in touch with me if you can help make that happen! Make sure you keep up to date with all the latest from me on my social media profiles – TwitterFacebook or Google+.  And you can get in touch with me at any time via my contact me page.