Vikings with 3 Teams at the 24th Armed Forces Alpine Classic

The HC Wiesbaden Vikings traveled to Bavaria last weekend to participate in
the 24th annual Armed Forces Alpine Classic held at the 1936 Olympic ice
rink in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. This year the club brought 3 teams. Vikings
BLACK competed in the 1st Division, while Vikings RED and WHITE played in
the 2nd
Division. Players from the UK, Belgium, Italy, and Germany all represented
their communities in a fun-filled weekend of hockey, beer, and comradery in
the scenic Alps.black1

The Wiesbaden club had a terrific showing going 9-4 altogether. In the 1st
Division, Vikings BLACK placed second in a spirited championship game.
Vikings RED went 5-0 in route to winning the 2nd Division. David Leska won
the defensive player of the tournament award and Joe Konczyk won the goalie
of the tournament award – both from the Vikings RED team.

Despite a few injuries, it was a fantastic weekend of hockey capped off with
a team
dinner at Berggasthof Panorama. Afterwards, the players, families and
friends from 6 nationalities that make up the Vikings headed downtown for a
nice shaker. All drove home sore and dehydrated the next day..until next
year Garmisch; vielen danke!

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