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The international ice hockey federation confirmed: the world cup is played in the future in a small rink – Rene Fasel praised the Tampere new hall
The international ice hockey federation IIHF has confirmed that the value of the games played in the year 2022 forward NHL-style ice rink, international ice hockey federation leaders meeting in Tampere. Toni Repo / AL

from 2022, inter alia, ice hockey world championships are played on NHL-sized rinks. The NHL rink is narrower than in Europe commonly used trough.

– the Game has changed a lot over the past few years. The game is really good in the NHL at the moment. It is almost a different species, the IIHF's president Rene Fasel said at a news conference in Tampere, finland.

– Why we would play a larger rink?

the NHL-rink is in principle a size of 26 x 61 meters. Europe used the trough can be up to four meters wider.

the Change comes into force on the olympic games in 2022 and the world cup 2022, which the Tampere hosted in the new arena.

I Am very convinced of arena's progress. It is amazing. I hope it works as an example of how parks should be built, Fasel praised.

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