Andrej Sekera was chuckling as the words came out of his mouth.
Team Europe had just wiped out Sweden – by most accounts, the second-best hockey country in the world – in a 3-2 overtime win at the World Cup of Hockey. Suddenly the misfits were moving on, to the chagrin of most of the hockey world, and some of the players saw the humour there.
Hockey is what brought Daniel Alfredsson and his wife to Canada, and Canada is where all four of his children were born. And on Tuesday, during World Cup of Hockey festivities, he honoured his adopted country by also becoming a citizen of Canada.
This is Krueger, the coach of Team Europe for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, and the energy is somehow constant, bolstering his ability to run a business, a Premier League soccer team, and now a hockey team formed of players from eight countries.
When I was first approached by CARHA to be the official photographer of the 2016 World Cup, I thought to myself, “sounds like a nice little tournament.” Boy, was I wrong. There was nothing little about it. This tournament was first class all the way.