His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik (right) receives a Danish jersey from Henrik Bach Nielsen (left), President of the Danish Ice Hockey Association. Photo: Jan Korsgaard
Crown Prince Frederik announced as patron
The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will have a royal patron when it goes to Denmark in May 2018 for the first time.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was announced as patron at a press conference on Sunday in Cologne prior to the Slovakia-USA and Denmark-Sweden games.
An honour for Danish ice hockey
Henrik Bach Nielsen, President of the Danish Ice Hockey Association:
“It’s a great honour for Danish ice hockey that Crown Prince Frederik has committed to being the patron for the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. We are proud to have the attention and support of the Danish Royal Family for a sporting event the size of which the World Championship will be.
“The Crown Prince Frederik is renowned for his passion for sports, including ice hockey. On multiple occasions, we have had the pleasure of his presence at the World Championship tournament and international games. We are looking forward immensely to May of next year and we are already in full swing with the extensive preparations for the tournament.”
The IIHF 2018 World Championship is held from 4–20 May 2018 with the participation of the 16 best ice hockey nations in the world. Denmark has qualified to participate in every IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship since 2003.
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