Friday, August 23, 2013

Ice Hockey beats Floorball

Updated info... we have credible information that salming did not play for maif.. sorry. And yes sometimes we do mistakes here - the MAIF is located like 1 hour away from Salmings origin..

This story has been picked up via twitter...
It is fully incredible, but not very much exposed.

If you did not already know +Börje Salming, the man behind the Floorball and Hockey (well they do Team handball, Squash  too) - THE sport brand - Salming.
He comes originally from Kiruna in the very north of Sweden and a street in Malmberget, Kiruna.

Yes Salming is big over there, they just released stamps with him on them too.

What has just been reported via twitter was that MAIF (the local Malmberget sport club) - they have different sport sections - one Ice Hockey section and one Floorball section.

And as a pre-season practice game.. They played each other in... yes Floorball, two days ago. The incredible part of this story is that the Ice Hockey guys won over the Floorball team.

It has been explained on twitter that both the teams have not practiced very much over the summer break and that is why the Hockey guys won. We here on the other hand thinks that that is not the main reason. The main reason for the Hockey guys to be able to win this game was that the games are so utterly identical. It is just a fact you can take most Hockey guys or gals and very fast turn them into decent good Floorball players.

This story, even if little leads to several other questions or ideas:
A) As the USA wants to form a U19 girls team to participate in the U19 WFC in Belleville Canada for 2016 - one might just wonder how many of the US American girls will have strong Ice hockey roots?
B) It even more highlights the question raised by Coach +Dennis Chighisola why US Ice Hockey operations are so slow to embrace floorball?
C) If it is true that the Malmberget teams have not practiced enough over the summer... well the fact is that the Swedish new Floorball Champions from Falun, have been celebrating their Champion status from this spring by doing five practice sessions per week over the summer...
D) On that stamp of a bove more than one player has refered to Floorball as a good thing for Hockey
E) Sure Floorball has been on Stamps too - maybe it is time for more Floorball stamps, Huh?

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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!