Swiss Dominate BC Floorball Challenge – Canucks Outsider #55

On a summer Saturday, Dave heads to the BC Floorball’s Challenge Tournament to learn whassup with fast-paced indoor hockey sport and watch the Swiss Selects soundly defeat the Canadian Waveriders in an exhibition besides the 5-nation cup tournament.  While there, Dave talks to Switzerland’s Simon and Simon (not to be confused with the TV show), rookie player Boris Mann,StewartThe Fossil” from England (and another player from London) plus interviews with BC Floorball’s Greg Beaudin (AKA Billy Tucker) and the “godfather” of Canadian Floorball, Finland’s Juha Mikola.  Topics include rules and regulations, Swiss military training, beautifulness of Vancouver, pro players in Europe, equipment, sportsmanship and beer.

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Photo of StewartThe Fossil” in action by Kris Krug (arted-up by Dave O)
More Coverage from the BCFF

Kris Krug‘s (Vancouver Photographer) kickin’ at BC Floorball flickr page
via More Photos from the 1st Annual BCFF Floorball Challenge

BC Floorball’s Tournament Coverage

Richard Eriksson’Week of Floorball report on Urban Vancouver and Youtube’d floorball video

The Province (via BC floorball Federation on esports)

North Shore News (via BC Floorball Fancy Footwork)

Fancy Footwork
Action from the 1st Annual BCFF Floorball Tournament in May. Board Members Greg Beaudin and Blair Zimmerman compete for the ball as Adrian Zimmerman and David Senn look on. (Photo courtesy ofNorth Shore News)

Greg Beaudin, President of BC Floorball (greg.beaudin@bcfloorball.com) says,

“The Future of Floorball in Canada, proven by the results of the day, is not in the hands of the skilled hockey players turned Floorball enthusiasts but rather in the youth who can grow up learning the skills and tactics of the game as the Swiss team graciously made us realize with the thumping that they handed us. We hope the spectators enjoyed watching true Floorball skill and we thank them for coming out to watch.  Floorball is an amazing team sport for its accessibility, versatility, affordability, energy and sportsmanship.  It is totally Gym friendly and we hope that schools and community centers are quick to value Floorball as an ideal, safe, and economical Gym sport for girls and boys.  We hope that all of you can spread the good word and build the buzz for Floorball.

Play Floorball in BC – Drop in an to experience the co-ed fun – new players welcome and may borrow gear.

When and Where: Register – Poster

Monday Night Floorball – $7 Mondays 6pm-7.45pm at the Roundhouse in downtown Vancouver

[UPDATE] Summer hiatus Thursday Night Floorball – $7 Thursdays, 7PM Mulgrave School in West Vancouver

More Floorball:

bcfloorball.com – BC Floorball

playfloorball.com – Floorball Canada

floorballontario.com – Floorball in Ontario

floorballpro.com – Floorball Equipment

BC Floorball TournamentBC Floorball Tournament
Swiss Zimmerman vs. Canadian Zimmerman (by Kris Krug)

Bogus Coverage (no permalinks, tsk tsk …, just here for posterity and shame):

The Outlook

The Courier

 

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