Europe versus North America. In soccer this would be a whitewash for the Europeans, but in hockey a completely different story. Montreal has been selected as a site for a pre-tournament hockey game for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. The game here will see Europe take on North America.
The European team will be made up of players from countries other than Russia, Czech Republic, Finland, and Sweden. The North American team will be comprised of the brightest of the up-and-coming players on the continent as all players on this team are 23-years-old and under. On Team Europe will be players like Mikkel Boedker, Marian Gaborik, Marian Hossa, Anze Kopitar, Thomas Vanek, Jaroslav Halak, and Zdeno Chara. On Team North America they have a roster that includes Jonathan Drouin, Jack Eichel, Nathan MacKinnon, Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Brandon Saad, and Aaron Ekblad.
A nice way to ease into the tournament and see some high calibre hockey before the NHL season begins.
-Date: September 11, 2016
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $40.00, $65.00, $75.00, $90.00, $100.00, $105.00, $115.00, $135.00, $145.00, $165.00 (plus handling charges)
Game Time: 6:00 p.m.