WHAT IS FLOORBALL?
It is a fast and exciting sport that resembles indoor hockey.
The sport has been around for about 40 years and is played by more than 3.5 million people worldwide, but there’s a good chance you don’t know that much about it.
“We’re such a hockey culture here, we’re such a sports nation that some of the less traditional sports really have a challenge getting their roots established here and floorball is one of them,” chair of the organizing committee Anthony MacNeil said.
Because of it’s safe, fun, affordable and easy to learn, the sport is starting to take hold in many parts of the world, with over 68 countries recognized as members of the International Floorball Federation.
The game was invented in Sweden and the country has 400,000 registered players, outpacing minor hockey enrolment. Their main rival is Finland, where the sport is also wildly popular.
Sixteen countries will be competing in the upcoming tournament, which runs from May 8 – 12.
Games will be played at both the Dalplex and Zatzman Sportsplex, formerly called the Dartmouth Sportplex.