Former NHLer and German defender Sven Butenschon compared the game to a World Cup soccer game, saying, “When you hear the roar of 80,000 people, it is a different noise.”
US forward T.J. Oshie said the players had trouble communicating on the ice with the noise supplied by 77, 803 people in Veletins Arena.
You can read more about the game here. You can also learn about the new IIHF green puck here.
In other international hockey news:
- Ryan Smyth is officially Captain Canada again.
- Hockey Canada is now offering an iPhone/iPod app.
- Think your city can host a World Junior Championship? The economic impact of the 2010 WJCs in Saskatchewan has been valued at $86 million, with $15 million being donated to grassroots hockey programs across the country as a legacy.