‘Fastest sport’ coming to CT

2015-05-05 06:00

The Ice Station in Goodwood will be a hive of international ice hockey activity when the Ice Hockey World Championship (Divison II – Group B) takes place there next week.    

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The Ice Station in Goodwood will be a hive of international ice hockey activity when the Ice Hockey World Championship (Divison II – Group B) takes place there next week. PHOTO: ben burger

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If you have heard of the Stanley Cup and teams like the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks, then you are an ice hockey fan and Monday 13 to Sunday 19 April will be an important time for you.

The International Ice Hockey Federation’s Ice Hockey World Championship ­(Division II – Group B) will take place at the Ice Station at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World next week.

South Africa is the host nation and will compete against Bulgaria, China, Israel, Mexico and New Zealand.

“The Ice Station has the only Olympic-size ice rink in Africa, which makes us stand out from the rest and we are very proud to host the world championship,” says Jayson ­Alcock, spokesperson of the Ice Station.

“We invite everyone in and around Cape Town to come and see world class competitive ice hockey, right here in our own backyard. Especially if you have never seen an ice hockey game live and even more so if you do not really understand the sport. Now is your opportunity to learn more about the game,” he says.

Tickets for “the fastest non-motorised sport in the world” are available from Computicket and cost R30 and R60 each.

The opening game of the world championship is on Monday 13 April at 13:00 when New Zealand and Israel will face off against each other. South Africa’s first game is the same day at 20:00, against Mexico.


Visit www.iihf.com/competition/475/ for more information

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