Photos: Brynas IF
A new attendance record of just over 6,000 was set for the annual Black and White team scrimmage held annually by Brynas IF of the Swedish Hockey League. Thursday night’s huge attendance was aided by the participation of numerous NHL players, including the Washington Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom and Christian Djoos.
The annual tune-up game, consisting of two 20-minute periods, was held at the Gavlerinken Arena just north of Nicklas Backstrom’s hometown of Gavle, Sweden. The White team would be the victors in this year’s scrimmage, winning 6-1.
Other notable NHL players participating in tonight’s scrimmage included Anders Lindbäck, Elias Lindholm, Jakob Silfverberg, Jacob Markström, Mattias Ekholm and Calle Järnkrok.
Backstrom and Djoos, along with a dozen other NHL players, have been participating in a week long training camp at the arena this week. You can read more about the camp, and read an interview with Nicklas Backstrom right here.
Additional photos from the event: