Finland’s Sami Markkanen (right) defends against Swedish forward Alexander Olsson. Photo: Rene Miko
BRATISLAVA – When the Finnish Ice Hockey Association announced its roster for the 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship, defenceman Sami Markkanen was compared to former ice hockey star Petteri Nummelin.
That’s because he’s playing his 15th World Championship in Bratislava. That’s...
Hosts beat champs
Czech Republic, Finland, Slovakia and USA get wins[more]
The Slovak players celebrate one of their nine goals in an upset win against defending champs Canada. Photo: Rene Miko
BRATISLAVA – Host Slovakia scored high and edged defending champions Canada 9-8 to reach second place in the group. Finland beat Sweden 6-5 in the evening to win its group while...
Teams at the 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship get two electric fans at the player bench to cool down during the heat wave like here Canada at the main and Australia at the second arena. Photos: Rene Miko, Jan Sukup
BRATISLAVA – The 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship is one of the hottest IIHF events ever. Literally, since it’s played in the summer during days that are hit by a heat...