Documents from FIB before the tournament:

Jury set up

Guide line protests and red card rough reported november 18, 2018 nr 3

Krasnoyarsk home of one of the big teams – Yenisej

If there’s one sport at the 2019 Winter Universiade that is truly at home in Krasnoyarsk, it’s Bandy. Also known as ‘Russian hockey’ this sport has been included in the Winter Universiade competition programme for the first time in history because of a strong Bandy culture in Russia and specifically, in Krasnoyarsk.

Sergei Lomanov (above), ten-time World champion in Bandy hails from Krasnoyarsk and is thrilled that his hometown will host the event to packed stands.

-Being an Ambassador of the Winter Universiade 2019 that takes place in my hometown is a great honour for me, he says. Bandy is one of the most spectacular winter sports, and the Universiade is an exciting large-scale event. These two are meant for each other!

If ticket sales are anything to go by, the inaugural edition of Bandy at the Winter Universiade is surely going to be a spectacular success. The Yenisei Ice Stadium, with a 5,000-seat capacity is almost sold out for Bandy competitions. The stands will be packed not only by locals supporting the Russian team, but also with spectators from Sweden, Finland and Kazakhstan.

Six teams including heavyweights Russia, Sweden, Finland and Norway will participate in the men’s tournament while the women’s event will see a star-studded line up from Sweden. The Swedish World Champion team (2018) comprising of Linnea Larsson, Ida Freeman, Matilda Plan and MVP Matilda Svenler has to be considered the favourite in the women’s draw.

It might be difficult to bet against the Russians in the men’s event though, despite tough competition from Sweden, Finland and Norway. In the recently concluded test event – the Bandy U-19 World Championship – Russia and Sweden finished in first and second place, with the home team edging out the Swedes 2:1 in a hard-fought final match.

Although the members of that junior team are not part of the squad in Krasnoyarsk, Vladimir Kitkov, head coach of the Russian junior team believes the home team will be dominant. He also says the venue is unlike any other. “It is a Bandy paradise. I have seen many indoor stadiums in Sweden, but this stadium in Krasnoyarsk stands out. The Yenisei Ice Stadium is one of the world’s best arenas for ‘Russian hockey’.”

The renovated venue is indeed an impressive sight, with the large ice sheet enclosed from Siberian weather through a freestanding wooden structure.

Final Game Schedule – Boys 17

All times are local – UTC+3

Thursday, March 14
10.00 Norway-Finland
12.00 Sweden-USA
15.00 Russia-Norway
17.00 USA-Finland
19.15 Sweden-Russia

Friday, March 15
10.00 Norway-USA
12.00 Finland-Sweden
15.00 Russia-USA
17.00 Sweden-Norway
19.00 Russia-Finland

Saturday, March 16
10.00 Semi Final 1 Team 1-Team 4
12.00 Semi Final 2 Team 2-Team 3
15.00 Bronze game
17.00 Final game

Note: Time of the games can be changed by the organizers due to the Super League


Jonathan and Valentin Wang-Norderud

In the World Championships in Vänersborg and Trollhättan there where 2 goal scorers at the age of 14. Oliver Corcoran in Team Great Britain is the youngest scorer in Group B. Oliver will turn 15 this summer. But in Team Germany we actually find an even younger scorer. Valentin Wang-Norderud turned 14 last November.

Oliver Corcoran

As Germany secured 7th place in Group A by defeating the Netherlands 12-6 in Trollhättan on January 31st, German top player Johan Koch assisted Valentin Wang-Norderud for Germanys last goal in the 86th minute.

Valentin is the youngest ever goal scorer at the World Championship at 14 years and 2 months. Germany now holds the record of both the oldest (Sergei Bitkov 57) and the youngest goal scorer in the tournaments history! Valentin Wang-Norderud and his older brother Jonathan both play for the German team, and represent the Oslo club Ready Bandy, which is one of the leading clubs in the region, and was also host to Germanys pre-championship camp. The regrowth does not seem to be a problem for the world bandy with such scorers as Valentin and Oliver!

Game Schedule Bandy – Women

Note: All times are local UTC+7

Friday, March 1
11.00 Sweden-USA
14.00 Russia-Norway

Sunday, March 3
10.00 Norway-USA
13.00 Russia-Sweden

Monday, March 4
13.00 Sweden-Norway

Tuesday, March 5
13.00 USA-Russia

Wednesday, March 6
10.00 Semi final 1
13.00 Semi final 2

Friday, March 8
15.00 Bronze game
19.00 Golden final

Game Schedule Bandy – Men

Note: All times are local UTC+7

Friday, March 1
17.00 Sweden-Norway
20.00 Russia-Kazakhstan

Saturday, March 2
11.00 Finland-Sweden
14.00 Russia-China

Sunday, March 3
16.00 China-Norway
19.00 Finland-Kazakhstan

Monday, March 4
16.00 Sweden-Kazakhstan
19.00 Norway-Russia

Tuesday, March 5
16.00 Kazakhstan-Norway
19.00 China-Finland

Wednesday, March 6
16.00 Sweden-China
19.00 Finland-Russia

Thursday, March 7
16.00 Norway-Finland
19.00 Kazakhstan-China

Friday, March 8
15.00 Russia-Sweden

Saturday, March 9
11.00 Placement game for place 5 and 6
15.00 Semi final 1
19.00 Semi final 2

Sunday, March 10
15.00 Bronze game
19.00 Golden game

Jury set up & Guidelines for Protests and Rough reported red cards

Here are documents from FIB before the tournament:

Jury set up

Guidelines for Protests and Rough reported red cards

Game schedule – Girls 17


All games on local time UTC+2 and all games 2 x 30 minutes

Thursday, February 28
10.00 Norway -Finland
12.00 Sweden – Russia
18.00 Finland-Russia
20.00 Sweden -Norway

Friday, March 1
10.00 Finland – Sweden
12.00 Norway – Russia
16.00 Semifinal 1
18.00 Semifinal 2

Saturday, March 2
11.30 Medal game 1 – Sweden will play Medal game 1 at 11.30 regardless it is Golden Final or Bronze game
14.00 Medal game 2

Statistical curiosities Group A!

Oldest and youngest player
The 5 oldest players all come from Germany. Sergei Naab and Sergei Fichter are the two oldest; 47 years old. Then follows Eugen Kudrin 43, Victor Rud 42 and Michael Dunaev 40. The youngest player was Valentin Wang-Norderud, Germany, 14 years old.

Goal assistants
The player who made the most goal-assists is Petter Löyning, Norway, with 8 assistants. Alexander Kolyagin, Germany, has 7 assists and on 6 assists we find Michael Dunaev, Germany, Jan Olav Löyning, Norway, Mike Carman, USA and Maxim Ishkeldin, Russia. 5 assists Kevin Brown, USA, Daniel Berlin and Per Hellmyrs, Sweden.

Most penalty minutes
Juho Liukkonen in the Finnish team is by far the player with most penalty minutes, 70 minutes. Then Stephan den Brook, the Netherlands and Petter Moen, Norway follow with 30 minutes. 20 minutes on the penalty bench; Maxim Ishkeldin, Russia, Markus Fremstad, Norway, Markus Kumpuoja, Finland, Peter Knutson, USA, Zultan Kadirzhanov, Kazakhstan, Sam Rouppe van der Voort, Netherlands and Niklas Kvamme-Elger, Germany.

Finland won the bronze medals!

Finland won the bronze medals through a safe win against Kazakhstan with 8-2 after 3-0 in half time. Finland has made a well-executed tournament. In a few years, perhaps Finland may threaten Russia and Sweden seriously. It really needs to the World Championships to get more even fights. Of course, Finland won quite fairly against Kazakhstan and there was never any discussion about the victory. Tuomas Määttä was the best player of the game, he also scored 3 goals.

All the goals:
1-0 Teemu Määttä (12)
2-0 Tuomas Määttä (14)
3-0 Tomi Hauska (43)
4-0 Ville Aaltonen (48)
4-1 Rauan Issalyev (50) Penalty stroke
5-1 Tuomas Määttä (56)
6-1 Eetu Peuhkuri (61)
7-1 Tuomas Määttä (68)
8-1 Emil Fedorov (82)
8-2 Rauan Issalyev (86) Penalty stroke