Ice Blacks IIHF Worlds

Nick Craig on RadioSport: “Iceland will be our toughest opponent”

Earlier today New Zealand Ice Blacks captain Nick Craig joined RadioSport’s ‘Power Hour’ with Matt Buck from Mexico City to chat about the IIHF Division 2B World Championship that gets underway tomorrow.

After an intense ten-day training camp, the Ice Blacks were excited to be amongst their opponents and check out what will be the team’s base for the next week.

The team had their first skate on the ice here in Mexico City this morning, in what is a very unique setup – the tournament is being played within a large-scale shopping mall with the food court residing next door. It’s something that not many within the NZ squad are used to, or have even seen before, but they appear to be taking it all in their stride.

And while Craig is expecting that the tournament will be tightly contested between the six competing nations, the NZ skipper is predicting that Iceland will be their biggest challenge as the team that has returned from the tier above.

Listen to the full interview with RadioSport above.

Main photo: Mike Froger