We celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the silver medal won by the Greek National Ice Hockey Team at the World Championship Div.III held in Luxembourg in April 2010.
This achievement was the greatest in the history of the sport in Greece, and it came after many sacrifices, difficulties and obstacles that the athletes and coaches had to surpass.
Nothing came easy for this team.
Without the appropriate infrastructure and despite the indifference of government officials, the players wore the Greek National Jersey with pride and gave their very best, bringing home the silver medal. Finally, after years of effort and despite the many difficulties, the hard work of our players paid off!
Today, five years later, unfortunately, nothing reminds us of this success. The National Team has been dismantled, there is no Greek League, and the sport in general is almost extinct. Only activity is some friendly games between various clubs that still remain, and some romantics who continue to coach the youth teams. Nothing reminds us of the glorious period of Greek ice hockey where the success of the sport was front-page news of the official page of the IIHF, almost on a monthly basis.
The video was created for the older generation to remember but also to teach the youth that Ice Hockey in Greece has a glorious history with great athletes who sacrificed a lot to bring these amazing results. The moments lived by our athletes are unique. You can witness the love that the athletes share for the sport, their country and their team! You can also see the passion with which they sing the National Anthem and the strong bond that they had with each other.
The Greek Men’s National ice hockey team 2010. Thank you for making us proud.