As if ice hockey isn’t already dangerous enough!

A new and extremely dangerous sport is being played by Austrians and it is changing the great game we all know and love.  Under Ice Hockey is the extreme sport being played by free divers and extreme sport lovers in Austria.  And yes, it really takes place under the ice!

The game takes place after a hole is cut in the ice and teams submerge themselves in the freezing waters.  There are frequent “air breaks” and the audience watches from up above on monitors.  No oxygen tanks and the risk of hypothermia are just a few of the dangers, although divers with oxygen are always present while the game plays out.

Of course, if you are looking for a few good hockey books, the always-extreme Don Cherry has a new book called Don Cherry’s Hockey Stories and Stuff and it is available in our library, along with countless other books on the subject.