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USA BANDY CELEBRATES 40 YEARS!

In December 2020 the sport of bandy celebrates 40 years in USA!

The American Bandy Association and the first bandy club The Bandolier was formed 1980!

Shortly after the American Bandy Association was formed in December 1980, the first club, The Bandolier, was formed. Bandy in the USA enters now its 41st season.

Bandolier is also the original bandy club and the only one that has been active during all the years. Therefore, it is no exaggeration to say that Bandolier is the backbone of bandy in the United States.

The club’s track record has become impressive over the years. Here are a few examples:

  • The first US champion in 1981
  • The first American club team to play in the World Cup in Ljusdal, Sweden, October 1983
  • First US team to beat a Swedish team. The team won 2-0 against
    Åby/Tjureda 1983, in Ljusdal, Sweden
  • 33 game unbeaten streak in US Elite league 2001-2003
  • 13 time US Champion – 1981, 1982, 1983, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020
  • 11 time North American Cup Champion – 1986, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005,2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014

In 1984 the US Bandy and Bandolier was hailed by President Ronald Reagan

Read more about US Bandy and The Bandolier 40 years here!