International competition has provided some of hockey’s most memorable moments. From the 1972 Canada-Russia Summit Series and the American Miracle on Ice in 1980 to the Czech upset win in Nagano in 1998 and the US-Canada showdown in Vancouver in 2010, the intense battles between national teams have showcased hockey at its highest level, both in terms of the quality of play and the drama produced.
It’s not surprising, then, that one of the most frequently requested features for Franchise Hockey Manager has always been the addition of international play. We listened to the fans and this year, for the first time, FHM3 added international tournaments to the game. When you start a game in the 2016-17 season, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey is on the schedule. Other major championship events have been included too.
The fun isn’t just limited to the hockey superpowers, though. FHM3 includes 46 national teams taking part in 11 different competitions and qualifying tournaments. At the very lowest rung of competition, non-traditional hockey countries like South Africa, Bosnia, and the United Arab Emirates can try to climb their way up the national team rankings.