The World Games 2017 is starting in just a couple of days. FloorballToday gives a brief overview of every team.
27 July – Switzerland – USA
28 July – USA – Sweden
How far will the USA go?
Our friends from across the Atlantic have traveled far to participate in The World Games (although none of the players actually play in the United States themselves). One thing is sure: it will be a tough tournament for the team. The team is placed in group B with giants Switzerland and Sweden – both title candidates. The United States’ players will have to take at least one game against these teams in order to make claims to the semifinals. The question is: can this David slay the Goliath?
3 players to watch
- Terence Frank – Great, stable goalkeeper who has been a core player in the team for many years.
- Mikko Vaha-Vahe – Had an excellent WFC2016 performance and is one of their best defenders.
- Robin Brown – Great forward and one of the USA’s top scorers. Featured in the Top 10 Players To Watch video.
Terence Frank, Zurisee Unihockey (SUI)
Keven Glanzmann, TSV Unihockey Deitingen (SUI)
Alexander Miller, Lillan IBK (SWE)
Fabian Lanzlinger, Zurisee Unihockey (SUI)
Michael Binder, UHC Lok Reinach (SUI)
Maurin Ruegg, UHC Baden-Birmenstorf (SUI)
Mikko Vaha-Vahe, FLOB (FIN)
Reed Hearns, IBK Lulea (SWE)
Alexander Granvald, Alvsjo AIK (SWE)
Mattias Hansen, Skoghall IBK (SWE)
Alexander McVey, Fristad GOIF (SWE)
Raphael Mori, UHC Lok Reinach (SUI)
Robin Brown, Varmdo IF (SWE)
Stefan Zimmermann, Zurisee Unihockey (SUI)
Stefan Hedlund, head coach
Vince Faso, coach
Adam Troy, general manager
Jan Svensson, team manager