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WFC-WOMEN QUALIFIER 2011


World Championship Qualifier Game Schedule

Richmond Olympic Oval (6111 River Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada)


Game #1: Friday February 4th @ 6:00pm

Game #2: Saturday February 5th @ 12:00pm

6.2.2011 USA took 2nd victory over Canada and qualified to the WFC from Americas

posted Feb 6, 2011, 6:52 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 6, 2011, 7:00 AM ]

USA won Canada 8-0 in the second and decisive WFC qualification match in the American qualification.

With totally four points from two matches, USA won the qualification and achieved a place in the Women´s WFC 2011 Final round played in December 2011. 

USA performed solidly throughout the match. Marie Häggström started the scoring already in the first minutes.

Canada then had their chance when they were awarded a penalty shot, but the attempt did not succeed and as the period progressed, USA scored two more goals and had a 3-0 lead when going into the intermission.

In the 2nd period Häggström finalised her hat trick and USA had a 6-0 lead. Heidi Williams settled the final score in the last period by scoring twice, so the final result was 8-0 for USA. 

USA won both matches in the qualification: first match 8-2 and second match 8-0. With two victories the American team was qualified to the Women´s WFC 2011. The Final round of the WFC will be played in St. Gallen, Switzerland from 4th to 11th of December 2011.

More photos from the WFC Qualifications are found from IFF Flickr.

Photos: Cyrus Huang & Jonathan Koo
As reproduced from the IFF: http://www.floorball.org/news.asp?id_tiedote=1867

Women's World Floorball Championships Qualifier - USA vs. Canada - Game 1

posted Feb 5, 2011, 9:54 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 5, 2011, 9:59 AM ]

Replay of Canada vs. USA, Feb 4 / 2011


5.2.2011 USA started the American Qualification with 8-2 victory

posted Feb 5, 2011, 8:27 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 5, 2011, 8:37 AM ]

The American Qualification between Canada and USA started on Friday in Vancouver, Canada. The higher ranked USA started the qualification solidly and took a 8-2 victory over the Canadian team.

The second and decisive match will be played on Saturday, at 11:30 local time (20:30 CET).

The match started evenly and both team succeeded in scoring in the first period. Maria Häggström (3+1) scored 2-0 for USA in the first period, but in the end of the period also the home team scored Marie-Eve Cadieux reduced the lead to 2-1.

USA scored two goals in the second period and in the third period the more experienced USA decided the match with four goals. Häggström from USA and Rossi Thomas from Canada were awarded as best players.

The result 8-2 means that in order to qualify for Women´s WFC 2011, Canada must win the 2nd match with six or more goals. If points, goal difference and amount of scored goals are equal after two matches, an extra time and possibly penalty shots would follow. The deciding match will be played in Vancouver at 11:30 local time (20:30 CET) and the match can be followed on-line here.

More photos from the WFC Qualifications are found from IFF Flickr.

Photos: Cyrus Huang & Jonathan Koo
As reproduced from the IFF: http://www.floorball.org/news.asp?id_tiedote=1862

Game 1 Final Score: Team USA 8 - Team Canada 2

posted Feb 5, 2011, 7:01 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 5, 2011, 8:39 AM ]

Team Canada suffered a difficult loss last night, but the spirits remain high as there were many positives taken from Game 1.  The final score did not reflect how close the match was for 2 periods.  Canada had numerous scoring chances but was unable to capitalize.  The score could have easily been much closer if there were a few more lucky breaks for Canada.  The play of both goalies was exceptional.

As the game proceeded, the more experienced European players from Team USA began to dictate the match.  Canada also found themselves in penalty troubles, and the Americans capitalized on their man advantages.

Team Canada and Team USA will play their final match today (Saturday, February 5) at the Olympic Oval at 12:00 pm.  All fans and spectators are encouraged to attend these historic first qualification matches from North America.

Of note earlier in the day, Stephanie Allam was selected as Team Canada's captain.  Stephanie is originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, and has been playing out of the Capilano Coho Club in Vancouver, British Columbia.  In the Vancouver Floorball League, Stephanie was also a member of the West Vancouver Whalers.  This captaincy is her second, as she was an assistant captain during the last World Floorball Championships in Vesteros, Sweden, last 2009.

Please see some of the initial photos taken from yesterday.  More photos to be added as available.

WFC Qualification America Game 1


CWHL Represented on World Level This Weekend

posted Feb 4, 2011, 12:52 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 4, 2011, 12:56 PM ]

VANCOUVER (February 3, 2011) – Three members of the CWHL will represent Canada this weekend at the Floorball World Championship in Vancouver, BC. Brampton Hockey Club’s GM Jody Katz will serve as the Assistant GM of the team, Head Coach Peter Crosby was named the Head Coach of the National team, and defenseman Delaney Collins is a member of the team...

Visit the following link for the complete story:


TOP CANADIAN HOCKEY PLAYERS PREPARE TO FACE USA IN WORLD QUALIFIER SERIES

posted Feb 4, 2011, 12:47 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 4, 2011, 12:49 PM ]

VANCOUVER (Feb 4, 2011) - The Canadian National Women‟s Floorball team is set to take on Team USA this evening in their first of a two game series, of which the winner advances to the World Championships. This marks the first time that the women‟s national teams of Canada and USA face one another in a Qualifier series.


“The response from the hockey world has been great and we are looking forward to showcasing our Canadian hockey talent on the floorball court,” says Team Canada General Manager, Johanna Mikkola. Team Canada„s Head Coach, Peter Crosby and player Christine Hartnoll join the team from the Canadian Women‟s Hockey League (CWHL), as well as Delaney Collins, a three time Team Canada Ice Hockey gold medalist.


“Floorball is great for conditioning and working on stick handling. It is a new challenge and I am excited to be here,” says Delaney Collins.


Team Canada has spent the past 3 days in Vancouver preparing for the Qualifier games, with a number of the players meeting for the first time just 72hrs prior to the first Qualifier game. Despite the limited time to practice together the team is prepped and ready to take on the US.


Jody Katz, also from the CWHL, joins Team Canada on the management side. “Whenever you have players representing their country it is always a battle from start to finish,” Says Katz, “In Canada we pride ourselves on having determination, passion and the hunger to win, this team is no exception.”


Games will be webcast live beginning February 4 at 5:45pm Pacific time tonight at:

www.sportswave.ca




World Championship Qualifier Game Schedule

Game #1: Friday February 4th @ 6:00pm – Richmond Oval (6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC) Game #2: Saturday February 5th @ 12:00pm – Richmond Oval (6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC)


What is Floorball: http://vimeo.com/7335117

International Floorball Federation: www.floorball.org

Floorball Canada: www.floorballcanada.ca


For more information contact:


Johanna Mikkola

General Manager Assistant

johanna.mikkola@floorballcanada.ca


Jody Katz

General Manager

jody.katz@floorballcanada.ca

Floorball - Womens’ World Championship - LIVE ONLY ON SPORTSWAVE!!

posted Feb 3, 2011, 10:47 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 3, 2011, 10:51 PM ]

Sportswave is pleased to announce the broadcast of the World Championship Qualifier games shown live - ONLY ON SPORTSWAVE!!

Games are shown from the Richmond Oval and can be viewed under the "Live Broadcast" on the site.

We will be on-air at 5:45 pm Pacific Time, so tune in and watch some great live Floorball action.

Click on the following link to view the broadcast:

http://sportswave.ca/page.php?16

The Qualification games will determine who will compete at the December 2011 World Championships in St.Gallen, Switzerland. A two game qualification series will be played in which the most goals scored at the end of the two games will advance. This will be the first time that the Canadian and US women’s national teams face one another. Team Canada brings a new look to the floor this year, having spent the last year recruiting and evaluating top level hockey, ball hockey, field hockey and floorball players from across the country. Team Canada welcomes five time women’s hockey national team gold medalist Delaney Collins to the team.

Collins is a player who possesses a great deal of finesse and speed and will be one of the top players to watch in the tournament. Other newcomers to the sport include Christine Hartnoll and Azelia Liu, a Team Canada field hockey goalie. In addition to these fine players, BC players Rossi Thomas, Lynne Verhoeven, Serina Marchesi, Lynn Santiago and Katrina Galas will be joining the team.

Attendees will witness some of Canada’s finest female athletes in this historical first match between Team Canada and Team USA as they play this exciting new hockey variant that has Olympic aspirations.


Fledgling floorball team sets sights on worlds

posted Feb 3, 2011, 9:11 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 9, 2013, 2:24 PM by Greg Beaudin ]

BY GARY KINGSTON, VANCOUVER SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2011 6:02 PM

Delaney Collins smiles during Floorball practice at the Richmond Oval in Richmond, B. C. February 2, 2011.
Photograph by: Arlen Redekop, PNG

Photos and article courtesy of the The Vancouver Sun.  For the full story, click on one of the following links:

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Fledgling+floorball+team+sets+sights+worlds/4221155/story.html

http://www.timescolonist.com/story_print.html?id=4221155&sponsor=


SPORT BC - CANADA VS USA: WOMENS’ FLOORBALL AT THE RICHMOND OVAL

posted Feb 3, 2011, 9:02 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 3, 2011, 9:09 PM ]

Women's Team Canada and BC Floorball featured on SPORT BC's website!

For more information on this article published on SPORT BC, please visit the following link:

http://sportbc.com/news/pso-news/2011/01/28/canada-vs-usa-womens’-floorball-at-the-richmond-oval/





Final preparations for Team Canada

posted Feb 3, 2011, 6:06 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 3, 2011, 6:36 PM ]

Team Canada is in their final preparation for the historic matches tomorrow and Saturday against the United States.  The aggregate winner will earn their rightful spot, representing the Americas in the World Floorball Championships in Switzerland, this December 2011.

The mood of the Canadian women is positive and upbeat.  There are many familiar faces, along with significant additions to the staff and players.  The Canadians are excited to play at the Richmond Olympic Oval, where many of them have competed before.

The team was also visited by local media today, including the Vancouver Sun.

Stay tuned for photos and updates from tomorrow's first game at 6 pm.  Spectators, fans, and the general public are highly encouraged to attend and to support our Canadian women.

Here are some photos of the team courtesy FloorballPro.com:









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