The World Winter Masters Games 2020 kicked off in Innsbruck today with lots of action over in Telfs for the Womens 30+ Ice Hockey tournament. Located in ‘Ice Arena Telfs’ a crowd of dedicated fans gathered to watch their respective teams compete against each other in the hopes of reaching the finals on Sunday 12th.
Competing for the title we have teams from across the globe including local legends Innsbruck Red Angels, EC Icemice Telfs, Ice Karoos and all the way from Canada are the Peace Country Canadiens.
The Red Angels put up a good fight against the EC Icemice in the first game of the tournament however it was the Icemice that took the win with a 4-0 victory. This didn’t dishearten the girls as they braved the freezing cold ice rink to cheer on the remaining teams.
The Peace Country Canadiens clearly have a strong fan base back home as a large group of friends and family made the huge trip over here to show their support! It was a solid start for the Ice Karoos taking a 2-1 lead by the 12th minute but ultimately the Canadians had more fire within them and the final result was 7-2 to the Peace Country Canadiens.
It was certainly a family affair as the Canadian crowd cheered on their team battling it out on the ice. Amongst the crowd were some very dedicated supporters including this lady sporting full Canadian kit. Her and her family have travelled from British Colombia to watch her granddaughter and the rest of the team sail on through to the next round on Saturday 11th.
With such an exciting start to the Winter World Masters we are looking forward to being at the heart of all the Ice Hockey action and hope to see you there as well!
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