START & NEWS!
VIKULIN AND PETTERSSON LEAVES JENISEJ AND IVANUSHKIN MOVES BACK TO MOSCOW!
apr 12, 2018 | Several changes among players in Russia!
11 PLAYERS LEAVES THE RUSSIAN CLUB ZORKIJ!
apr 12, 2018 | Now the club negotiates with several new players!
PLAY TRUE DAY AGAINST DOPING 10 APRIL!
apr 6, 2018 | WADA, World Anti-Doping Agency, celebrates Play True Day 10 April
PLAY OFFS IN THE BEST LEAGES!
mar 25, 2018 | Updates from the top national leagues in the world!
SKA NEFTYANIK RUSSIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
mar 25, 2018 | Won the final Sunday, March 25, in Erofei Arena in Khabarovsk
BORIS SKRYNNIK AND VEITERÄ VISITED SYKTYVKAR!
FIB will ensure that the World Championship in Syktyvkar year 2021 will get a special attention, said FIB-president Boris Skrynnik when he visited Syktyvkar. Bandy World Championship is organized in 2021 in Russian Syktyvkar. The city is the largest city in the Russian sub-region of Komi and has 240,000 inhabitants.
During the past week, both FIB president Boris Skrynnik and the Finnish Champion team Veiterä have visited Syktyvkar.
In an interview with the media, Mr Skrynnik said that Syktyvkar thanks to its bandy traditions is a great place for the championship. For Boris Skrynnik, it's an old dream that the world championship will be held in Syktyvkar. He started his career as player and coach in Syktyvkar. The preparations for the World Championship have already begun. The region is famous for its bandy traditions. Building several ice halls, like in Syktyvkar, will develop bandy, not least by involving children in sport, said Mr Skrynnik.
On Saturday, March 24, the Finnish National Champions Veiterä visited Syktyvkar for a friendly match. The match was scored 8-8 against the local team playing in Russia second league. Veiterä won the match on penalties. The match attracted a large audience of about 10,000 people and that was much more important than the result.
Nikolai Berezhnaya, Minister of Sport in Komi, thanked the teams and the organizers for this fine end to the bandy season. Nikolai Valuev, the former boxing world champion, was also in place in Syktyvkar. "I look forward to seeing you again," said Nikolai. When the World Championship is held in the new bandy hall, it will be a worthwhile tournament, Nikolai Valuev said to the audience's applause.
At the opening ceremony of the match, Martti Tepponen, Veiterä, said that Finns and Komi are closely related people. The cooperation will only benefit both sides. We knew that the Syktyvkar supporters would support us, they were waiting for this, "concluded Martti Tepponen and thanked for the invitation to visit Syktyvkar.
TEAM CHINA WON IT’S FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GAME EVER!
Photo: Team China and Team Estonia
The World Championship for women was held in Chengde in China. The Chinese team won their first WC-game ever. The team played against Estonia and the victory was 5-0.
“A splendid team performance and the Chinese womans first ever WC-victory – and I think it was a first important step to persuade and show “all” in China as well around the world that China ladies will have a great medal opportunity in bandy – If China just finally put in the bandy sport in the Olympics in China 2022, before this summer” said Chinese coach Per-Erik Holmström after the historic victory.
The Game was played on the lake in Chengde China – a lake that with its skating tradition in over 350 years, longer than any other well known lake or pound in the whole world Ice games.
SWEDEN WORLD CHAMPION FOR MEN Y21!
The World Championship for men Y21 was settled this past weekend in Vetlanda, Sweden. Sweden became world champion after the final victory against Russia. The winning goal was a Golden Goal by the Swedish player Sebastian Ytterell on a corner shot after 16 minutes of the overtime. It became a very exciting final where Russia was in the lead almost the whole match, but two Swedish goals at the end gave the result 5-5.
Scorers for Russia in the final were Evgenij Filipov, Kirill Popeyaev, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Ilia Lopatin and Nikita Ivanov. Swedish scorers were Martin Karlsson, Robin Öhrlund, Filip Bringe, Jesper Jansson, Ludvig Johansson and Sebastian Ytterell.
All results in the tournament: Russia-Finland 4-1, Finland-Sweden 1-5, Sweden-Russia 3-6, Russia-Sweden 2-2, Finland-Russia 2-6, Sweden-Finland 5-0 and the final Russia-Sweden 5-6.
RUSSIA WON THE 4-NATION TOURNAMENT!
Russia got a rebound on Sweden after the World Championships final last spring when Russia won the 4-nation tournament in Söderhamn, Sweden this past weekend.
In the final match, Russia was the strongest team and won over Sweden with 7-5. Russia went to a 3-goal lead in the first half, which founded the victory. The second half was even.
The two most even matches in the tournament were the meeting between Norway and Finland, which ended 2-3 and Finland-Russia, which was a draw 4-4. That match ended on penalties where Finland won by 6-5.
All results in the tournament: Russia-Norway 16-1, Sweden-Finland 9-4, Sweden-Norway 16-1, Finland-Russia 4-4, Norway-Finland 2-3 and Sweden-Russia 5-7.
KAREBY WORLD CUP CHAMPION!
The Swedish team Kareby won the World Cup for women in Surte, Sweden the
last weekend! Kareby won the final vs last years champions Record from
Russia with 4 goals to 3.
The final became an exciting match between to very good and competent
Scorers for Kareby: Matilda Svenler 2, Camilla Johansson 1 and Ida Friman
1. Scorers for Record: Tatiana Gurinchik 2 and Olga Rodionova 1.
FIB congratulates the new champion Kareby from the city of Kungälv, Sweden!
SANDVIKENS AIK WON THE WORLD CUP 2017!
Sandviken AIK won the World Cup wich was settled in Sandviken, Sweden. Sandviken made a completely unprofitable turn in the final against Russian Jenisej. The Russian favorite team went up to a 3-1 lead and seemed to simply keep the dominance and win the match. Sandviken's coach Magnus Muhrén requested time out in the second half and after that the match turned. Sandviken played more aggressively and gave Jenisej significantly less space. The winning goal came on overtime and the extension of the sudden death was granted.
The match ended dramatically when the home team's forward Christoffer Edlund got a shot on a skate in a through-through on the left. The referees decided for a penaltyshot. Sandviken's captain Daniel Berlin felt strong and dared to go ahead to beat the penalty. He shot the ball between the legs of the Russian goalkeeper Roman Chernyk and Sandviken took their first World Cup victory in fifteen years.
Sandviken's way to victory went through quarterfinal victory against Broberg with 4-3 and victory in the semi-final against Neftyanik with 3-2. Jenisej reached the final by knocking Baikal Energy with 11-1 in the quarterfinals and in the semifinal Jenisej won against Hammarby with 5-2.
Gunnar Fast - The Bandy Missionary
The Federation of International Bandy recognizes and honors Gunnar Fast, "The Bandy Missionary" for his supreme contribution to US Bandy and thus to the entire bandy world.
In December 1980 Gunnar was both a Captain in the Swedish Army and a Certified Bandy Instructor. When Gunnar arrived in Minnesota there were only four bandy nations, The Soviet Union, Sweden, Finland and Norway. Gunnar's mission was to make the US the fifth bandy nation. He was extraordinarily successful. Within one month of arriving in Minnesota Gunnar had converted over 100 hockey players into bandy players, formed a league with seven teams who then competed for the first US bandy championship. Gunnar then organized and coached the first US national team and brought them to Sweden in October 1981.
By the 1984-85 season Gunnar had expanded the US league to 24 teams competing in three divisions. He also continued to bring US teams to Sweden where they annually competed in the World Cup Ljusdal as well as against various Swedish elite teams. Gunnar then led the US National Team as they competed in the World Championships for the first time in Oslo 1985. Gunnar was the architect of US Bandy and was a positive influence on a generation of US bandy players. Not surprisingly, the US Championships, held every year since 1981, is named the Gunnar Cup in his honor. In 2014 Gunnar was among the initial inductees into the US Bandy Hall of Fame. There is no doubt that Gunnar Fast, through his contributions to US Bandy, also changed the bandy world, beginning the growth of bandy to the present number of 27 nations. Gunnar Fast is truly "The Bandy Missionary".