Bundling: American and Canadian hockey against outdoor activities.
Whether indoors or outdoors, Canada coach Dominic duhamel (Dominique Ducharme) don’t expect these bitter elements can ease the development of his country to the United States cross-border hockey game.
“We are rivals and have always been nervous, and we expect to be very nervous tomorrow.” On Thursday, Canada’s junior team briefly practiced at the temporary ice rink at buffalo bills stadium. The realm of The Times. “Yes, it will play outside, but once it starts, the game starts.
Because Canada and the United States are divided on Friday, the teams meet in the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship in 10 countries. It will be the first international game to play outdoors and is expected to attract more than 40,000 fans, which will create an international hockey federation’s attendance record.
The weather is also expected to be colder, with temperatures expected to fall between 15 and 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 to -6 degrees Celsius) when ice hockey falls at 3 p.m. Eastern time.
On Thursday night, Slovakia lost 3-2 score to Slovakia, the United States lost to Slovakia with 1:1 score, and now in less than 24 hours time, they played two games.
Coach Bob Motzko says playing outdoors may be something americans need to wake up.
Adam Fox, a defense advocate, believes overconfidence may have been a factor since the United States began the game on Tuesday after the United States defeated Denmark 9-0.
“People are a little too comfortable, maybe that’s the problem,” Mr. Fox said. He pointed out that Friday should not be a problem. “It’s going to be a huge game for us and we have to be ready for the challenge and we have to overcome this loss and be ready to play tomorrow.”
The loss should not affect the chances that the United States will surpass the first four in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, after the americans tested outdoor ice, it was the Canadian’s turn on a bright blue sky Thursday.
Canadian goalkeeper hart, carter said, “this feels like home, recalled his teammate Sam in Canada many times stoll (Sam Steel) in Edmonton (aboard) outside the home in a large outdoor skating rink.
“It’s so cool to feel this cold air and a runny nose and cold feet,” hart said. Hart said he was wearing black tape to help deflect the sun.
Hart will start the game against the United States for the first time since they allowed Troy terry to lose a 5-4 win in Canada in January.
“To be honest, I’m not too worried now,” hart said. “It’s over, done.”
Despite Canada’s 33-10 lead in the world junior championships, americans have been at a disadvantage. The United States won the last three games, and Canada beat Canada 6-5 in the 2010 title race.
The organizers of the game finally responded at a brief meeting on Thursday, allowing them to play in the event of a drop in outdoor temperatures.
The NHL’s 26 regular-season games are in the open, five of which are played in matches under 20 degrees. This includes the Ottawa NHL 100 elite competition this year, when the temperature of the game was measured at 12.5 degrees (-10 degrees Celsius).
The coolest thing was the NHL’s first outdoor game at the commonwealth stadium in Edmonton in 2003, when the temperature was 0 degrees (-18).
Bierce stadium was the site of the NHL’s first winter games in 2008, when the buffalo saber played a small snowfall in Pittsburgh with a temperature of 33 degrees (0.5).
The Canadian forward Dube Dube said the uneven ice conditions would force the two teams to play a simpler style, emphasizing the short pass and the violation of the ice hockey to the end of their opponents.
“It’s going to be a meat and potatoes game, and it’s going to be an interesting part: old hockey,” said dube. “But absolutely, it’s going to be crazy outside.”