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2016 World Cup of Hockey Tracking Puck Used in the Semi-Finals Game Between Sweden and Europe Second Period Fanatics Authenticated
Lot #405

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2016 World Cup of Hockey Tracking Puck Used in the Semi-Finals Game Between Sweden and Europe Second Period Fanatics Authenticated
Lot #405
This tracking puck was a specialized puck with internal electronics that allowed its position to be tracked on the ice for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. To create the puck a standard NHL puck was cut in half and a tiny circuit board with a battery was placed inside. The two sides were then bonded together so the puck could be used for game play. The puck was engineered to have the same weight, balance and rebound as the original puck. These pucks were similar to the FoxTrax pucks that were first used in the 1996 NHL All Star game and last used in the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals. This tracking puck was the 1st puck used in the second period of the Semi-Finals game between Sweden and Europe.

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey logo is found on the top in color. Around that it reads “September 25 – Semifinal Game Two”. On the back is the 2016 World Cup of Hockey logo in B&W. Around that reads the eight squads that made up the tournament “North America – Canada – Czech Republic – Finland, Russia, Sweden, USA and Europe”. USA and Canada were all players 24 years of age and older. North America was all players 23 years of age and younger. Europe was all European nations not represented by country. The tournament was held at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. After a round-robin tournament style, the Semi-Finals pitted Canada against Russia and Sweden against Europe. The best of three Finals had Canada beating Europe in two straight.

This puck was puck 1 used in the second period in the Semi-Finals game between Sweden and Europe. The puck is Fanatics authenticated with their hologram on the back. The period and puck number are written in blue marker on tape around the side of the puck.