Canada national bandy team

Canada
Association Canada Bandy
Head coach Göran Svensson
Team colors          
Home colours
Away colours
First international
United States 10 – 0 Canada
Porvoo, 17 March 1991
Biggest win
Canada 18 – 0 Estonia
Kazan, 1 February 2005
Biggest defeat
Russia 22 – 1 Canada
Irkutsk, 30 January 2014
Bandy World Championship
Appearances 15 (first in 1991)
Best result 6th (1991, 1993)

The Canadian national bandy team is the bandy team representing Canada. The team is overseen by the Manitoba and Canadian Bandy Federations, members of the Federation of International Bandy. The team has competed in the annual Bandy World Championship several times starting in 1991.

In 2005, the team participated in the championship in Kazan, Russia, where they lost to the Belarus national bandy team for the "B" title.[1]

At the 2010 Bandy World Championship Canada won Group B for the first time. Canada, however, lost the Group A qualification match against the United States by a score of 6–9, and thus would again play in Group B at the 2011 Bandy World Championship in Kazan, Russia.[2] For this Championship Canada's team included 4 players playing professionally in club teams in Sweden.[3] Canada did not participate in the 2015 Bandy World Championship. There were reports about them returning to the 2016 WCS,[4] which they in the end did not.[5] However, the team participated in the 2017 World Championship,[6] where they won the Gold Medal of the Division B tournament,[7][8] qualifying for Division A in 2018. Still Canada will not participate in the 2018 WCS.[9]

Canada is a country with a strong tradition for ice hockey and there are no artificial ices of regular bandy field size in Canada. At home, the team therefor practice at ice hockey rinks and the team also go to the United States to practice on full-sized ice.[10] They have continued to play the annual Can-Am Bandy Cup.[11]

World Championship record

TournamentFinal standing
Finland 1991Finished in 6th place (2nd in Group B)
Norway 1993Finished in 6th place (2nd in Group B)
USA 1995Finished in 7th place (3rd in Group B)
Sweden 1997Finished in 7th place (2nd in Group B)
Russia 1999Didn't participate
Finland and Sweden 2001Didn't participate
Russia 2003Didn't participate
Sweden 2004; (B-group in Hungary)Finished in 9th place (4th in Group B)
Russia 2005Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)
Sweden 2006Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)
Russia 2007Didn't participate
Russia 2008Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)
Sweden 2009Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)
Russia 2010Finished in 7th place (1st in Group B, lost qualification to Group A in 2011)
Russia 2011Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)
Kazakhstan 2012Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)
Sweden 2013Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)
Russia 2014Finished in 8th place (last in Division A)
Russia 2015Didn't participate
Russia 2016Didn't participate
Sweden 2017 (group B)Finished in 1st place, moving up to group A
Russia 2018Didn't participate

Current squad

Canadian squad at the 2014 World Championship in Irkutsk, Russia, 26 January – 2 February 2014.[12]

Pos. Age Name Club
GK Brian Bell Winnipeg
GK 29 Ronnie Lintic Nature Boys
DF 47 Costa Cholakis Winnipeg
DF 25 Chris Karasewich Winnipeg
DF 28 Jeremy Ross Winnipeg
MF 25 Drew Ellement Winnipeg
MF 25 Brady Fisher Winnipeg
MF 29 Brett Gavrailoff Winnipeg
MF 25 Curtis Krul Winnipeg
MF 25 Jeff Krul Winnipeg
MF 27 John Murray Winnipeg
FW 25 Brandon Ellement Winnipeg
FW 25 Colin Hekle Winnipeg
FW 27 Steve Landerville Winnipeg
FW 28 Nick Mazurak Winnipeg
FW 28 Brook Robson Winnipeg
FW 24 Brendon Sedo Blue Jeys

References

  1. Prest, Ashley (2 May 2005). "Canada's bandy team wins silver" (PDF). Winnipeg Free Press. FP Canadian Newspapers. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2008.
  3. Prest, Ashley (26 January 2010). "Bandy's dandy, and travelling the world is OK, too". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  4. Teams
  5. Playing schedule of WCS Group B
  6. Geary, Aidan (29 January 2017). "'Total euphoria' as Team Canada brings home world cup for bandy (CBC web site)". Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  7. YouTube video with the goals from the final
  8. The national team of Canada won’t come to Khabarovsk again.
  9. Go Winnipeg: "Bandy: A New Olympic Sport?", 13 February 2014 (video), retrieved on 16 October 2017
  10. Team USA Defeats Canada 6-2 in Annual Border Battle
  11. Teams 2014 Bandy World Championship Official Homepage. Retrieved 29 January 2014.


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