The Czech Republic hosted the World Floorball Championships in 1998, 2008 and, how els could it be, will do so again in 2018. A good opportunity to look where we’ve come from.
Just before the final weekend we look back at a vivid tournament, full of awesome moments making this whole WFC just epic. Actually, the best is yet to come.
AIK had just won its opener against Linköping, Falun lost its previous game 6:9 to Växjö. Then one these days came, when nothing works out. Or everything works out, depending on the perspective.
Playoff game three, one against four and then a no look shot. Lielvārde’s Striker Mihails Kostusevs doesn’t need any excuses.
Alexander Nede did score some of the most spectacular zorro goals in floorball history. Anyways, this wonder goal seems to stand above all of them. Nede’s Helsingborg played Jönköping and the master of all tricks showed some magic in full speed and from an impossible angle.
In the finnish Salibandyliiga an attentive ref applied a floorball rule many don’t even know. You actually don’t need a floorball cage to score a goal. It’s about the marked gap, which is just being covered by the cage.
Pavel Barber calls himself Stickhandling Specialist. He gathers over 250k Followers on Instagram and runs YouTube’s #1 source for shootout tutorials”. With a video about a fake floorball granpa taking on a bunch of young hockey dudes he collected over one million views.
Some adore them, some hate them. Fortunately, there have been several zorro players who amazed all of us in a very special way. They were not just polishing their ego, they were deciding matches. Here are our five best wizards in floorball history
Ok, fine, Rasmus Enström is the best player on earth, we got it. But with this sick shorthanded goal he embarrasses every single Växjö player on the field. Even the ones on the bench. And the coach and the mascot and even the janitor.
There were several amazing comebacks in floorball history. But what was going to happen on October 18, 2015 in the Salibandyliiga match between SPV and Erä was from a different planet. Four minutes before the end Erä was leading 6:0. But it ain’t over ’til it’s over, right?
SPV’s Erik Härkönen scored a pretty decent between the legs goal agains Loviisa in a Finnish Salibandyliiga match. After winning a lucky one-on-one he got into a bad angle and did what you’ll try next training.
Thanks to YouTube you know what tricks are possible when going one on zero. Lukas Granelli cut a compilation of ten incredible penalties, now seen by over 800.000 people. Watch and learn.
Perhaps you’re too young to remember. Perhaps you’re even too young to have lived back then. But in 1995 Finland won the last European Floorball Championships (in 1994 Sweden won in Helsinki). The tournament was held in Switzerland and the Fins decided the final against Sweden in an intense penalty shootout – thanks to goals by Jari Pekkola and Jari-Pekka Lehtonen and strong goaltending by Jan Gråsten.
The Swedish Floorball Federation has just released its new promotion video. It sums up the past season and offers great highlights including some historic footage.