After months of anticipation the now annual Trans-Tasman Challenge has finally arrived as the New Zealand Ice Blacks look set to take on Australia’s Mighty Roos in a 3-game test series as part of the 2018 Winter Games.
The teams landed in Queenstown last night with the Ice Blacks getting in their first training as they aim to go one better in the second year of the series and beat Australia on home ice. Watch the video below for interviews from head coach Anatoly Khorozov, veteran goaltender Rick Parry, plus debutant Benjamin Gavoille.
Puck Yeah editor Logan Swinkels is down south for the series covering the action alongside the Botany Swarm’s Joel Rindelaub, and his impeccable moustache. He will providing the play-by-play commentary alongside Queenstown’s Casey Lucas-Quaid with all three games streaming live and free on the NZIHL’s YouTube channel.
Tickets are still available from EventFinda with individual game and series passes on sale, plus door sales are also available at Queenstown Ice Arena from 6pm on game day.
Main photo provided by Winter Games NZ.