I just want to start the new year by praising Mika Kohonen who now is two points away from the magical number 1000. Insanely good! Tonight his Helsingborg meet Mullsjö and there is a big possibility of Mika reaching the high score. I really hope that FCH has prepared a celebration. Of course standing ovations should happen at the time of the points.
Don’t miss Mattias Hjälm’s fantastic text about Mika and SIBF’s long time employee Klas Pettersson, who sadly has left us. Klas was also a friend of mine and one of the saddest things I have been through is being at his funeral where his wife and daughters said goodbye to him. So emotional.
Thanks to that text it has been noticed on Twitter (surely many that already knew, but not me) that no one at SIBF’s office has updating Klas life-work as a task – and a important piece of the floorball’s history. Strange prioritizations. And strange that they still direct to Klas e-mail.
I really hope that this task gets prioritized. I see that both Johan Carlsson and Joel Milesson are eager to help. Just for SIBF to start.
I have all understandment for that SSL-unions around the country wish for more modern halls when they visit Stockholm. And that they most of all shout about “that horrible parquet” when there are points lost… But now it is the way it is. The situation in Stockholm is special, the housing crisis is huge and the cost for land is really expensive. Of course the housing needs to be prioritized even if I as a sports freak is really tired of few hall- and field-times. Talk about different pictures compared to the rest of the country.
For the ones not initiated, there’s a constant work with changing these boring conditions. A work group called “Halls in Stockholm Now” has existed for many years and now calls for a member meeting with the agenda: what have we so far succeeded with and activities to go through with during the year. I look forward to see the coming agenda. Earlier I haven’t seen very much information around the work and I hope for a better visibility to the activities.
By the way, congratulations Stockholm for double gold at district team-SM for 16 year olds!
In the women’s SSl there’s many teams that build new and dare to try many young players. Some teams of course have no choice after some player losses, but I think the coaches have bigger patience and thinks of the long-term results. It’s most of all the teams Rönnby, Endre, Pixbo and Uppsala I am thinking of. I have seen some games lately and I think that the player quality has been really good.
Last time there was Uppsala-Rönnby on the tv where above all the defenders Frida Bäfve and Klara Molin impressed. They played with authority, offensively and sturdy. In that game, the forward Anna Gertz was outstanding with several points and real hard work. I like the tv-interview with Gertz. Where she swore and then apologized. Wonderfully honest!
In Rönnby I like to see Elin Björkman play. She was good against Uppsala, also many younger players take the chance. Izabell Rydell is one of them, Isabelle Nordin Persson another. Fun to see Telge’s star Jennifer Lindholm in SSL again. Adina Augustsson is injured and I don’t know how long she is expected to be gone. Otherwise cool to see Rönnby’s leadership staff, with only player profiles: Jimmy Gunnstedt, Karro Widar, Sanna Tuominen, Maiju Merikanto, Evelina Rösnäs and Hillevi Karlsson. Talk about preserving the competence.
The game was even at the start, in the second Uppsala took over completely and in the third Rönnby stood for a nice catch up from 1-5 to 5-5 which was the end result. Sour for the home team who I thought had the game, but they didn’t manage to tie it all together. Never tied in floorball huh?!
I also saw Endre-Kalmarsund the other day. Sara Steen dominated, what strides of progression she has taken and is rightly rewarded with a spot in the national team. A player that I have discovered lately is the 20 year old Alva Olofsson. There Endre has a good future player. I also think that Elin Gabrielsson and Moa Svanström was good in this game which Endre won with 4-1. Kalmarsund has some things to work on, a bit too simple mistakes in the back and desperately hard to score a goal despite chances. Unfortunately I think that the last train has left for Kalmarsund and that they will be downgraded.
Täby have some players absent. A fun news is that Jenny Gustafsson is pregnant – congratulations! But she will of course be missed in Täby. Louise Wickström is injured and possibly back for the playoffs. Unclear how far Ranja Varlu has come in her rehab. I looked for info about this on Täby’s website among other places, but no information. Maybe time for Täby to make it clear how it is with Ranja? Many are interested in seeing this skilled player on the field again. But players that deliver in Täby is definitely Jennifer Stålhult, Emelie Frisk, Matilda Sjödin, Moa Tschöp and Sara Attermo.
A player that scored a total of five assist (four in the 1st period) in the game against Tyresö was Elin Wickström. During the two last seasons the points total is 16 and now she is already up to 9. In the same game Stålhult scored 6 points by the way! Too bad that a derby in Stockholm only allures 200 people.
Important line fights in the table now. Rönnby hangs on to top four with a bit surprisingly Karlstad at their heels. Definitely a positive surprise! It seems to be a tough fight for the last playoffs spots, between Endre, Malmö and Uppsala – pretty expected. All three teams are a bit uneven in the results and right now it feels like it can end up any which way. I will look through their remaining playing programme and predict.
Floorball propaganda! Watch Mora’s Therese Karlsson’s goal against IKSU. Enjoy!
Emelie Frisk, Täby FC IBK
Beverly Smedenäs, Malmö FBC
Sofie Andersson, IKSU
Stephanie Boberg, Pixbo Wallenstam IBK
Josefina Eiremo, IKSU
Cornelia Fjellstedt, IKSU
Sofia Joelsson, IKSU
Amanda Johansson Delgado, IKSU
Isabell Krantz, Pixbo Wallenstam IBK
Klara Molin, FBC Uppsala
Frida Norström, IKSU
Ellen Rasmussen, Malmö FBC
Elin Reinestrand, KAIS Mora IF
Iza Rydfjäll, IKSU
Sara Steen, Endre IF
Ida Sundberg, Pixbo Wallenstam IBK
Moa Tschöp, Täby FC IBK
Emelie Wibron, IKSU
Anna Wijk, KAIS Mora IF
Anna Wiman, Linköping IBK
Klara Molin and Anna Wiman gets the chance and Jennifer Stålhult, Louise Wickström as well as Therese Karlsson rests for different reasons. Wiman has been outstanding for the newcomers Linköping and it’s fun that a player in a team that isn’t on a playoffs spot gets the chance. Wiman is experienced and wears LIBK on her shoulders. Molin was chosen earlier but got a stomach flu so now she gets a new chance. I have praised her in different rounds, of course she should be tried in the national team.
From SIBF’s PM:
”When Sweden played World Cup-qualifications 2015 Lundmark chose a troop with players that usually aren’t chosen for the national team. Now it’s different, since Lundmark matches a incredibly strong troop.
- It was the right decision there and then. We wanted to test and build for a few years in the future and create relationships. And there’s some in this troop who were in the last one too. Now it feels like there’s even more focus on the World Cup. Then we want to take the chance and make use of all camps.”
I think that’s right. Not many camps before the World Cup and therefore they need this opportunity to weld the team together and give players the chance to show themselves.
Tonight I am free from practice and I will be laying on the couch to zap between several interesting games; Karlstad-AIK, Falun-Dalen and the mentioned Helsingborg-Mullsjö. The clubs will have busy days with so many games on such few days, but us fb-nerds like it.