Canada national bandy team
|Head coach||Göran Svensson|
United States |
Porvoo, 17 March 1991
Kazan, 1 February 2005
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.
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. For this Championship Canada's team included 4 players playing professionally in club teams in Sweden. Canada did not participate in the 2015 Bandy World Championship. There were reports about them returning to the 2016 WCS, which they in the end did not. However, the team participated in the 2017 World Championship, where they won the Gold Medal of the Division B tournament, qualifying for Division A in 2018. Still Canada will not participate in the 2018 WCS.
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. They have continued to play the annual Can-Am Bandy Cup.
World Championship record
|Finland 1991||Finished in 6th place (2nd in Group B)|
|Norway 1993||Finished in 6th place (2nd in Group B)|
|USA 1995||Finished in 7th place (3rd in Group B)|
|Sweden 1997||Finished in 7th place (2nd in Group B)|
|Russia 1999||Didn't participate|
|Finland and Sweden 2001||Didn't participate|
|Russia 2003||Didn't participate|
|Sweden 2004; (B-group in Hungary)||Finished in 9th place (4th in Group B)|
|Russia 2005||Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)|
|Sweden 2006||Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)|
|Russia 2007||Didn't participate|
|Russia 2008||Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)|
|Sweden 2009||Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)|
|Russia 2010||Finished in 7th place (1st in Group B, lost qualification to Group A in 2011)|
|Russia 2011||Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)|
|Kazakhstan 2012||Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)|
|Sweden 2013||Finished in 8th place (2nd in Group B)|
|Russia 2014||Finished in 8th place (last in Division A)|
|Russia 2015||Didn't participate|
|Russia 2016||Didn't participate|
|Sweden 2017 (group B)||Finished in 1st place, moving up to group A|
|Russia 2018||Didn't participate|
Canadian squad at the 2014 World Championship in Irkutsk, Russia, 26 January – 2 February 2014.
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- Playing schedule of WCS Group B
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- YouTube video with the goals from the final
- The national team of Canada won’t come to Khabarovsk again.
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- Team USA Defeats Canada 6-2 in Annual Border Battle
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- Official Site
- New York Times article
- Canadian 2010 World Championship Bandy Team Roster
- Winnipeg Free Press Article on 2009 World Championship Team