Finland proving what they’re worth in their first game

Finland was too hard to beat as Denmark was defeated with 15-1.

Finland started this tournament in the best possible way when they defeated Denmark with 15-1. Even if the result was in favour of the Finish team, it was Denmark who decided to take control of the game by scoring the first goal of the evening. Frederik Nielsen was the one who put the ball in the net for the Danish team, assisted by Rasmus Ravn.

It wasn’t any long-termed happiness for the Danish team as Finland regained control by scoring six goals in a row making the score 6-1 in the first period. Finland, with Justus Kainulainen showing of his skills with five points, was not stepping down the pace but continued showing their capacity by scoring fifteen goals in total and only concede one.

Players of the game
Denmark: Mathias Hørby Jensson
Finland: Aaro Helin

//Kalle Göransson

Hungary outplayed USA

A dominant first period by Hungary against USA was the reason to a 10-1-result.

Hungary got a perfect start of the WFC U19 when Csaba Bondor scored at 0.32 of the first period. Hungary outplayed USA the first eight minutes and scored five goals (Denes Nagy Tamas Hoffmann x2 and Csaba Bondor again).

The game was decided and Hungary was able to easily monitor their lead for the rest of the game for a 10-1 win.

Csaba Bondor finished with five points, including three goals, and team mate Marko Pupek also scored three goals. The only goal for USA was scored by Carl Eriksson.

Players of the game
Hungary: Csaba Bondor
USA: William Eriksson

Comfortable victory for Switzerland against Poland

Switzerland won their opening game in the U19 WFC 2017 comfortable when they defeated Poland with the score 12-3.

Poland had a difficult first game when they suffered a 3-12 defeat against Switzerland in their opening game in the U19 WFC. Switzerland started the game with a massive overtake and it took only two minutes until Yann Ruh could score their first goal of this tournament, assisted by Harry Braillard.

The match began a bit one-sided as Switzerland won the first period with 3-0, numbers who could have been larger unless the Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Komperda hadn’t made a stunning performance to keep the numbers down.

Poland showed fighting spirit and managed to reduce the score to 2-4 but after a numerous of penalties and a Swiss team who showed no mercy, the final result was 12-3 in favour of the Swiss team who showed the audience all their plays in the playbook by winning the third period with 4-0.

Players of the game
Poland: Wojciech Malajka
Switzerland: Jan Burki

//Kalle Göransson

Big win for Czech Republic in the opening game

Czech Republic got off to a flying start in the Men´s U19 World Championships in Växjö in Sweden. In VIDA Arena they won against Latvia with the score 11-5.

Czech Republic and Latvia played the first game in the tournament in VIDA Arena. And it was Latvia who became the first team to score. After 05.59 Ivo Popovs found Emils Birkis who did 1-0.

2-1 to Czech Republic after the first period became 5-5 after the second.

And in the third the Czech team put in an extra level. Filip Zakonov did 6-5 and Martin Muhlfait did 7-5. The goals continued to come and the game ended 11-5.

– We are happy that we won the game because it was tough against Latvia. We didn’t play well the first two periods, we were a little bit nervous, says Czech Republic player Ondrej Nemecec and continues:

– I guess the whole team played well in the third period. We are very happy of the game.

Players of the game:
Czech Republic: Ondrej Nemecec
Latvia: Kriss Treimanis

Norway put their foot down in win against Japan

Norway showed they are a force to reckon with at the MU19 World Floorball Championships as they defeated Japan by 14-1.

Norway takes charge of this game from the start and most of the play can be found in Japan’s zone. But Norway can only get two goals past Japanese goaltender Reia Nagata in the first period.

But not even great goaltending can stop Norway in the second period and when Kjetil Bratland completes his hattrick the score is 8-0 to Norway. He scores his fourth in the third period and Norway win by 14-1. Tsubasa Takahashi scores Japan’s lone goal. While on the power play he finds a way to squeeze the ball past Jonas Gjesvold in Norway’s goal.

Players of the game
Norway: Casper Sletten
Japan: Reia Nagata

Estonia defeat Canada in opener

Estonia dominate Canada in the first game of the MU19 World Floorball Championships 2017 and win by 12-5.

It takes Estonia under three minutes to find the net when Heino Avi gives them the lead and about half way into the first they have gone to a 3-0 lead. But moments later Canada come back to 3-1 and when Canadian team captain Cameron Buck scores on the power play, 3-2, it looks like Canada might turn things around.

But Estonia are strong and scores in the box play and go on to a 6-2 lead after the first. Estonia then win the second period by 3-0 and even though Canada puts up a valiant effort in the third Estonia gets the win by 12-5.

Players of the game
Estonia: Andrei Polovnikov
Canada: Felix Robillard

Växjö welcomes group A!

Tomorrow is the big day – the U19 WFC starts. Växjö welcomes the final group, group A – Finland, Sweden, Slovakia and Denmark. Good luck at the championships!

For those of you who are cheering for these teams – the stickers can be found on the main street “Storgatan” in Växjö. Find your teams sticker and show your support by taking a picture and hashtag it with #u19wfc

Växjö welcomes group B!

Today, many teams will arrive to Växjö, Sweden. We take the opportunity to welcome group B – Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland and Latvia. Good luck at the championships!

For those of you who are cheering for these teams – the stickers can be found on the main street “Storgatan” in Växjö. Find your teams sticker and show your support by taking a picture and hashtag it with #u19wfc

Växjö welcomes group C!

Just a few more days to go until the U19 WFC. Växjö welcomes group C – Norway, Estonia, Canada and Japan. See you in Växjö next week and good luck at the championships!

For those of you who are cheering for these teams – the stickers can be found on the main street “Storgatan” in Växjö. Find your teams sticker and show your support by taking a picture and hashtag it with #u19wfc

Växjö welcomes group D!

 

The U19 WFC is just around the corner and Växjö welcomes group D – Germany, Hungary, Australia and USA. See you in Växjö next week and good luck at the championships!

For those of you who are cheering for these teams – these stickers can be found on the main street “Storgatan” in Växjö. Find your teams sticker and show your support by taking a picture and hashtag it with #u19wfc