Ice Hockey is available on VC. Blades of Steel is a really cool game but it was way too easy imo. Hit, hit, hit, win the fight, you're on a powerplay, you score, repeat.
Nintendo really could put more effort into Mario sports games. Sports Mix on the Wii was a mess due to CPU controlled partners being forced on you. Mario Golf: World Tour is amazing and if they put that much work into a hockey game it could be just as good. I didn't like Super Sluggers on Wii and barely played Strikers Charged.