Magnus Norman has his sights on the opponent's goal. In this game, you want to hit it in
Swedish Coaches Give Stick to Players
Tennis all-star team trades racquets for hockey sticks in annual ice hockey match in Sweden
Magnus Norman has his sights on the opponent's goal. In this game, you want to hit it in the net.
Despite showing fighting spirit and new set of skills on the ice at Johanneshov Stadium, Swedish tennis stars, Magnus Norman, Thomas Enqvist and Magnus Larsson, fell short in the annual ice hockey battle held last week against their own coaches.
Fresh home in Monaco from the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, Thomas Johansson flew back to Stockholm for the sole purpose of being a spectator.
“Outside the tennis scene, this is the the main event of the year, and we take it very seriously. There is a tremendous amount of prestige and bragging rights associated with this hockey game,” said Johansson, whose knee injury prevented him from participating.
The final result was 6-4 and former pro, Joachim Nystrom, managed to score four goals to lead his team to victory for the second consecutive year.