This team travels around 300 km for nearest away match! Although this team has never won the SSL, Dalen remains very popular in the floorball world, one reason being that they are a return-visitor of the Czech Open. Their last big success team was in 2012/13 when they reached the finals but lost to Falun. The team is a typical playoff team and usually a tough nut to crack because historically they have been all around a solid defense – but have struggled offensively in the last years. And this season looked mediocre as they weren’t able to break into top four. However, they still managed to make it to the playoffs relatively easily.
When we talk about the best players in the team right now, we have to start with the age-defying Norwegian legend Ketil Kronberg (38 years) who is still capable of leading his national team. He is also the main offensive weapon of Dalen as he is leading the points chart of the Umeå based squad. Jonas Svahn is another well-known player with incredible speed and carries a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. Alexander Hedlund is a relatively new face in SSL who led the points league at the start of the season but eventually had to give in to the more settled names. This is only his second season in the SSL after coming from a lower league but he is already one of the leading players in Dalen despite his age. He has time and space to improve so we could very well see him in the national team at some point in the future. In the goal we find a confident Måns Parsjö-Tegnér who caught the eyes of fans around the world during the last WFC when he showed his skills. He gained knowledge from someone called Johan Rehn during his time at Falun, but in search for playing time he switched to Dalen and it worked out for him, let’s say, quite well.
What can Dalen do this year? The team will face Linköping in the quarterfinals.