Jamaica is holding tryouts for a national ice hockey team in Canada

Monday August 25th, 2014

Jamaica is looking to expand its Winter Olympic presence by putting together a national ice hockey team.

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The tropical island country is already famously home to a bobsled team, but it is hoping to put together a team of players of Jamaican descent for hockey as well, with the search being led by Graeme Townshend, the first Jamaican-born player in the NHL.

The team's first tryouts will take place in Ontario, Canada, and the team is hoping to begin playing exhibition games by next year, while the nation's newly minter Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation begins the process of building a rink in the country, according to the Jamaica Observer.

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Lets hope the Jamaicans have a team slogan even half as catchy as their bobsledding counterparts.

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