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:
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
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