ZURICH – Thousands of fans participated in fan surveys concerning research on co-hosting and women’s hockey. Eight lucky winners win a hockey watch from Swiss watchmaker Tissot.
The IIHF and Tissot are very pleased to announce the names of the lucky winners following the successful surveys held during the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Finland and Sweden and the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in the USA.
The surveys were conducted to get fans’ thoughts on co-hosting, the new playing format as well as women’s hockey and the IIHF was overjoyed with the huge response to the online questionnaire, onsite survey and IIHF.com polls.
The IIHF would like to take the opportunity to thank all participants for their time and effort and hope to use the information gained to ensure the IIHF’s annual top events continue to be exciting, fan-friendly and fun.
The following people will receive a Tissot Official IIHF watch:
- Allan Benediktson, Denmark
- Emma Honkonen, Finland
- Holly Potter, USA
- Adam Regec, Slovakia
- Jevgeni Sai, Estonia
- Vesa Toivanen, Finland
- Gerry Valois, Canada
- Craig Drebit, Canada
“For the first time since 1930, the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship was co-hosted by two countries. We are very grateful for the response we received from fans in the survey conducted in Helsinki and Stockholm and online,” said IIHF President René Fasel. “It will help us make the IIHF’s flagship event even better. Congratulations to the winners of the Tissot watches.”
Tissot is the Official Watch of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships. The watch is dedicated to the sport of ice hockey and Tissot’s long-standing partnership with the IIHF.
This piece pays tribute to this dynamic, agile and rapid sport, taking its colours from the game’s arena with a blue and silver colour scheme illustrating the ice’s reflections, while the bright red second hand, contrasting with its neighbouring silver hands, represents the ice rink’s faceoff and goal lines.
Through its Precision, Robustness and Sportiness, the PRS 200 Ice Hockey 2012 applauds the speed and precision of world class ice hockey. And should the ice melt, this watch has nothing to fear with water resistance up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m / 660 ft).