Thursday, May 17, 2012 - Submitted by Juha Mikkola
The Canada Cup Floorball Championship is excited to welcome 62 teams playing in a record 8 divisions this year. Here are some of the highlights that you don't want to miss...
Learn to coach and referee from International Floorball Federation instructors. There is space available at the FREE sessions and you can sign up here.
Shop at the Source for Sports/FloorballPro retail store featuring over 500 sticks. This is the first stop for all players, new & experienced! Try on the 2012 Canada Cup t-shirts while you are there... sure to be an instant classic.
Watch the Salming Vikings and Parkland Warriors play at noon on Saturday. Parkland's team has Nathan Dempsey, former NHL player and Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick, while the Salming Vikings have two of the world's best defenseman in Rasmus Sundstedt and Mattias Samuelsson from the Swedish Super League.
Watch the Canada Cup Elite and Bantam Finals in person on Sunday starting at 2:30 PM in the Main Gym. If you can't be there this weekend, you can watch the stream on the Rogers TV website next week or on the Rogers TV channel.
Enjoy the Canada Cup Awards Presentation on Sunday evening at 7:15 PM in the Main Gym. This year all individual award winners will be honoured together so don't miss the chance to see all of the tournament's top performers in one place.
Chill out after the tournament with your teammates by watching playoff hockey in Toronto. The Toronto Marlies have offered a special rate for tickets to the Toronto Marlies vs. Oklahoma City Barons AHL Conference Final game on Monday, May 21st at 3 PM along with Game 4 & 5 later in the week. Download the flyer and don't miss the special Zorro show at the game.
If you can't be in Toronto in person, follow the tournament online with almost real-time scores and statistics on the official tournament website along with regular Facebook and Twitter updates. If you are at the tournament, remember to tweet #Floorball @TheCanadaCup
And just for good measure, here are two more highlights:
The Floorball Canada Annual General Meeting is taking place on Friday, May 18th at 3 PM at York Tait McKenzie Centre Roo 316.
Tryouts for the 2013 Team Canada Under-19 Men's National Team, for players born between January 1st, 1994 and December 31st, 1997, will take place on Monday, May 21st from noon to 1:30 PM at York Tait McKenzie Centre Main Gym. To tryout, players must fill out the registration form and pay their tryout fee here.
A reminder that the game schedule for the entire weekend is on the Canada Cup website. To see the schedule for your division, click on your division first and then Schedules. If you have any questions about the tournament, check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.
In case of emergency, please contact tournament co-chairs Juha Mikkola (416-830-3992) or Johanna Mikkola (416-997-2700).