Players of the National Team and Iptameni, Iason Pachos, Themistocles Lambridis, Alex Rallis and Marcus Filipsson travelled from their home ice rink in Athens, in search of a frozen pond. in Greece. They didn’t expect to be hiking up the second highest peak in Greece, Mt Smolikas to find one. But they did! Yes, Pond Hockey in Greece!
The 3-on-3 tournament was successfully completed, held for the first time in Greece. It was a real celebration of the sport that brought together athletes of male, female and kids hockey! Athletes without clubs and colors created teams for the sole purpose to have a good time and enjoy the sport they love.
Winners, after almost four hockey hours, were The Greek Gods, with John Lachance, John Kokkono and Anthonis Kanellis, who beat The Scandinavian Flying Ice Mangos with Marcus Filipsson, Diogeni Soura, Alex Valsamas-Rallis and Alexandra Kovats. In the final were also the Frozen Potatoes with Jason Pachos, Themis Lambridis, Palvos Kasampoulis and Konstantino Koufopoulos.
Congratulations to all teams and all athletes!
See you again in September to see who will raise again the GOLD SHOVEL!
Iptameni Athens vs. Albatros. Every Friday… the boys are there!
It was the second friendly game against a team from the Canadian Navy (different ship) was was played in Athens. More to come!
The players of both teams are accompanied by the “IPTAMENAKIA” (IPTAMENI Athens youth team) in the traditional photo taken before the game.
A great and fast game was played yesterday at Athens Heart ice rink between the Greek All-Stars and players of the Canadian Navy. Final score 10-5 for the Greek All-Stars. All those that came to the rink had an opportunity to watch a great game, filled with action and nice goals by both teams. The fans were cheering both teams showing that sports unites nations.
The All-Stars of the Greek Ice hockey league, comprised of players from Iptameni and Albatros, will play a friendly game against sailors from the Canadian Navy that will be in Pireas during the last week of November.
The game is scheduled for November 28th at 9pm at the Athens Heart ice rink located on Pireos 186 in Athens.
Admission is free for anyone that would like to come and watch a great ice hockey game.
Once upon a time, Greek Ice Hockey was featured on iihf.com and nhl.com
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