NOVEMBER 4, 2016

Men's Team Canada, WFC 2016, and the World Games 2017!

Men's Team Canada, WFC 2016, and the World Games 2017!

Zac Rendell

Men's Team Canada and the WFC 2016
This December, Team Canada will be playing in the Men’s World Floorball Championships in Riga, Latvia. The tournament takes place December 3rd to the 11th. 

In 2012, Canada finished 13th. In 2014, Canada finished 12th. After Canada beat USA in the WFCQ back in February, 2016, the team is eyeing a top ten finish in the WFC. General Manager for Team Canada, Frank Julien explained, 

“Floorball Canada is still in its humble beginnings as an organization. Since winning the WFCQ 2016 in Colorado, USA, we have held several training camps for our men's team with players travelling from all over the country and as far as Europe to participate. Similarly to past years, we have assembled a coaching staff consisting mostly of Europeans in order to bring some experienced talent to our own country… This year we hope to make an impression and prove as best as we can that Canada has a place on the world stage. Our ultimate goal is to rank high enough for an invitation to the World Games 2017."

Chance to Qualify for the World Games
This WFC is especially important because Canada has the chance to qualify for the World Games in 2017. This is the first time floorball will be included in the world games. The top ranked non-European team will qualify to play in the World Games. The World Games will be played during June, 2017, in Wroclaw, Poland. More information on floorball in the World Games here: http://www.floorball.org/news.asp?id_tiedote=3900 

Team Canada Roster

Lauri Hannelius
Faez Kanji
Eric Ulli-Vanasse
Matt Smith
Marc Landriault
Felix Robillard
John Jeffries
Campbell McFedries
Kristoffer Ruckemann
Brandon Barber
Valtteri Viitakoski
Jordan Earl
Billy Petrie
Tyler Brush
Spencer Ridgewell
Jakob Lavergne
Francis Lavergne
Cameron Buck
Taylor Shipp
Benjamin Amdur

Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Alexander Bodén

Assistant Coach
Sascha Weber

Goalie Coach
Pontus Boman

Athletic Therapists
Johanna Räsänen
Shauna Blight Runesson

Equipment Manager
Kari Kallioinen


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