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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Y17 IN ULYANOVSK, RUSSIA 22-24 MARCH
mar 22, 2018 | The tournament is broadcasted on YouTube
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Y15 IN SÖDERHAMN, SWEDEN 22-24 MARCH
mar 21, 2018 | Follow the tournament minute by minute on Elitrapport
FINNISH CHAMPIONS VEITERÄ INVITED TO SYKTYVKAR!
mar 18, 2018 | The Finnish Champions Veiterä will play friendly game versus Stroitel this week!
EDSBYN AND SKUTSKÄR SWEDISH CHAMPIONS!
mar 17, 2018 | Updates from the top national leagues in the world!
SHINTOKU FIRST NATIONAL BANDY CHAMPION IN JAPAN!
mar 10, 2018 | The national tournament was held on the new full size bandy arena on Hokkaido!
TEAM CHINA WON IT’S FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GAME EVER!
Photo: Team China and Team Estonia
The World Championship for women is this week held in Chengde in China. On Wednesday 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 today, as all games in this tournament, 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 hockey and Bandy.
The results so far: (The tournament ends on Saturday January 13 with the final).
Group A: Norway-Russia 0-5, Sweden-USA 5-0, USA-Norway 0-4 and Russia-Sweden 3-1.
Group B: Finland-China 10-0, Estonia-Switzerland 12-0, Finland-Switzerland 27-0 and China-Estonia 5-0.
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".