This month, Australia is being invaded by two all-star hockey teams from the U.S. and Canada in the inaugural Ice Hockey Classic. The goal is to raise money for STOPCONCUSSIONS, a not-for-profit co-founded by Keith Primeau; and to bring some North American hockey action Down Under.
Among those on the tour: Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks), David Booth (Toronto Maple Leafs), Jerry D'Amigo (Buffalo Sabres), Zenon Konopka, Garnet Exelby and Nolan Yonkman.
(Burns was just given some big love by Fox Sports Australia, asking if he’s the world’s most interesting man. Between the beard and the zoo animals, that’s a yes.)
This being a cultural exchange and all, the hockey players agreed to learn a little more about Australia. Check out Zenon Konopka, Eric Neilson (he's the one with the amazing beard), Nick Lazorko and Nolan Yonkman in the video here as they attempt to bounce eat Vegemite, speak Australian and totally not know what a koala is.
The Classic gets underway on June 5. More details are here.