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WFC2017: Team USA review

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Updated: December 14, 2017
WFC2017

The final placement for Team USA at this year’s WFC was not what everyone had hoped for. However with close scores and a thrilling near-comeback in the playoffs, the Team earned the respect of the international Floorball community. The games that were played showed a glimpse to the sort of competitive style we look forward to seeing more of out of Team USA in the future…

 

A big THANK YOU…

to the whole staff of the WFC2017,
to our team guide Monica for your great support,
to Kate for being our voice on Social Media,
to Max for all the nice pictures,
to all of our sponsors,
to all of our donors,
to all of our fans and supporters following our journey before and during the WFC2017.

 

Group Stage

USA vs. Japan (6-4)

The 2017 WFC started off strong for the US Women’s team when they beat Japan 6-4 in the opening game.

Link to official IFF Pictures

Game highlights USA – Japan

Post game interview with Marie Häggström

USA vs. Thailand (9-7)

The second game against Thailand also proved a win, 9-7, to see the US team off to a 2-0 start.

Link to official IFF pictures

Game highlights USA – Thailand

Post game interview with Michelle Linhart

USA vs. Denmark (2-6)

The third game against Denmark marked the first loss, which they dropped by a score of 6-2. This left the US in second place in their group to start playoffs.

Link to official IFF pictures

Game highlights USA – Denmark

Post game interview with Marie Häggström

Playoff

USA vs. Norway (4-5)

The first playoff round for the US was against Norway, who kicked off the game with an early lead. The US began a thrilling comeback in the third period to nearly tie the game and force Over Time, however the US team couldn’t complete the comeback and lost the game by a single goal, with a final score of 5-4. This game, even with a loss, was proof enough that the US can compete against tough opponents at the WFC.

Link to official IFF pictures

Game highlights USA – Norway

Post game interview with Michelle Linhart

Placement Games

While the US went on to lose their placement games against Germany (10-7) and Estonia, (8-7 OT), this year’s WFC has been a turning point for USA Floorball. The games that were played at this tournament showcased a lot of young talent emerging for the US team, with a great sense of teamwork and player compatibility. With the further development of the U19 team and the sport getting more exposure, we are very excited to see what the future holds for Floorball in the United States.

USA vs. Germany (7-10)

Link to official IFF pictures

Game highlights USA – Germany

USA vs. Estonia (7-8 OT)

Link to official IFF pictures

Game highlights USA – Estonia

Post game interview with Tiffany Gerber

Background Story