Haiti wins hockey world championship … seriously


One of the most unlikely national teams in sporting history has just won the championship trophy in one of the most unlikely sports to be dominated by a Caribbean nation.

Haiti’s national street hockey team (yes, that’s a thing) defeated the Cayman Islands 4:2 this morning to win the finals of the B-pool of the Street Hockey World Championship in Zug, Switzerland. The road to the cup also included victories over Armenia and France — a win that was particularly sweet for the Haitian squad.

Haiti’s surprise victory is unlikely for several reasons — not the least of which is the fact that Haitians don’t normally play hockey. To compensate for the island’s general deficiency in puck skills, the team was comprised of Haitian-Canadians…

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