As well as other means of sports visualisation made by SportFlashback, ice hockey 3D videos and virtual replays are lifelike and engaging. Every detail such as the quality of the ice, shadows, reflections, skates gliding on the ice, players’ gear, equipment, movements, actions - all is scrupulously elaborated to achieve the strongest resemblance possible.
A demo video of Pittsburg Penguins’ Kris Letang’s goal assisted by Sidney Crosby in an NHL match against Carolina Hurricanes in the 2008-09 season was made for The New York Times. This commenced the development of visualisation of ice hockey.
Virtual replays found their audience in Switzerland during the IIHF World Championship in 2009. The most widely read and visited Swiss web edition Blick.ch published three virtual replays of goals and other observable incidents per match with Switzerland playing in preliminary and qualification rounds and three replays per each semi-final and final matches.
Coverage of the hockey best moments in 3D was introduced to the site visitors on the eve of the launch of the tournament and the replays of the World Championship games appeared on the site in the morning following the match day. Also see virtual replays on our demo page.