In the IIHF’s digital world, we have been keeping ourselves busy with the vote-based Virtual World Championship and the IIHF Esports Fan Championship.
But in Antwerp, Belgium, 8-year-old Eppo Janssen had another idea that worked just perfectly for his age.
That’s still a far too long time to go for Eppo and his brother Miro, who play in the junior program of the Antwerp Phantoms. Yes, that’s the club we featured last month when we celebrated the 100-year anniversary of Olympic and World Championship ice hockey that started in 1920 in the city.
The lockdown triggered the creativity of Eppo, who’s on the under-10 team of the Phantoms, and he played his own game of ice hockey with Playmobil figures – including a rink, a ref, fans and a zamboni.
And to share his joy during the ice-less time with his friends and the world, they produced this stop-motion video. Another way to do #hockeyathome!