The 2018 Ice Hockey Classic returned in 2018 by popular demand after successful events in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The 2018 edition thrilled packed houses with games in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland and Queenstown, promoted by TEG Live.
The teams from USA and Canada featured a collection of current ice hockey stars, illustrious veterans and promising emerging talents showcasing the toughness, speed and skill of international ice hockey.
After snatching series victories for the past three years, Team Canada’s colours were lowered by a determined Team USA 3-2 in the five-game series.
2018 Ice Hockey Classic results
Game 1: Team Canada 8-5 Team USA (22 June 2018, Spark Arena, Auckland, NZ)
Game 2: Team Canada 4-6 Team USA (28 June 2018, Queenstown Ice Arena, NZ)
Game 3: Team Canada 3-6 Team USA (30 June 2018, Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney)
Game 4: Team Canada 7-8 OT Team USA (5 July 2018, Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
Game 5: Team Canada 9-6 Team USA (7 July 2018, Brisbane Entertainment Centre)
Team USA claim the series 3-2
As well as showcasing the highest quality ice hockey, the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic had a mission to raise awareness and funds for the STOPCONCUSSIONS Foundation in association with Brain Injury Australia through match ticket purchases.
STOPCONCUSSIONS is a not-for-profit concussion and neurotrauma awareness and education charity founded by former European star, Kerry Goulet, and ex-NHL stars, Keith and Wayne Primeau.