The biggest news in the world of Ice Hockey in 2011 is that of Finland becoming World Champions for the first time since 1995. In a repeat of the 1995 final Finland defeated Sweden in a thrilling final game of the 2011 World Championships is Bratislava, scoring five unanswered 3rd period goals to clinch an historic 6-1 victory. The rivalry between these two great Ice Hockey neighbours is sure to be renewed in 2012 as they share hosting duties for the 2012 IIHF World Championships in Helsinki and Stockholm respectively, from May 4th to May 20th, 2012.
In the colder regions of the world, Ice Hockey is king, and for them, the Ice Hockey World Championships is the key event. The 2012 IIHF World Championships will make history, but not only for being held in two countries, but also because of changes in the tournament format that have been undertaken. The 16 teams will play in two groups of eight, with a round robin format, within their group, where every team plays against every other, fighting for the first four places in the group to go on to the playoff phase of the tournament.
Tissot is the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the Ice Hockey World Championships, and Tissot is present and very visible at every match.
In other hockey news, Tissot is the Official Watch of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation (FHR) and the Russian National team. Tissot also works with the Swiss Ice Hockey Association and is the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the Swiss National Team, Tissot's home country.
Tissot is the Official Watch of the Ice Hockey World Championships. This watch is dedicated to the sport of Ice Hockey and Tissot’s long-standing partnership with the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation). This piece pays tribute to this dynamic, agile and rapid sport, taking its colours from the game’s arena with a blue and silver colour scheme illustrating the ice’s reflections, while the bright red second hand, contrasting with its neighbouring silver hands, represents the ice rink’s faceoff and goal lines. Through its Precision, Robustness and Sportiness, the PRS 200 Ice Hockey 2012 applauds the speed and precision of world class ice hockey. And should the ice melt, this watch has nothing to fear with water resistance up to a pressure of 20 bar (200 m / 660 ft).
As Official Timekeeper of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, Tissot sincerely congratulates Team Sweden for its World Champion title and for the great co-organization of this tournament with Finland. Here is the final ranking: Gold Sweden Silver Switzerland Bronze United States 4 Finland 5 Canada 6 Russia 7 Czech Republic 8 Slovakia 9 Germany 10 Norway 11 Latvia 12 Denmark 13 ...More
Sweden beat Switzerland with a 5:1 win.
CUNTI Luca and ENROTH Jhonas were nominated best players of the game.
The Tissot Best Player Award watches were presented to them by His Royal Highness, Prince Daniel of Sweden, and François Thiébaud, President and CEO of Tissot, Official Sponsor.