Provincial Team

Overview

Alberta's Men's Provincial Floorball Team has had mixed results since its debut at the 2007 Canadian National Floorball Championships.

No player has played for all of Alberta's matches, and the team has played a total of 16 matches, with a record of 3-13-0.

The province has yet to field a women's team. Alberta maintains a strong rivalry with Ontario.

2007 National Championships

At the first National Championships in 2007, the squad was put together a month in advance and played only a single practice together before flying off to Montréal, QC in June. The team faced stiff competition from Ontario and Québec, and although they put up strong numbers, they eventually went home with just a bronze medal. Québec would eventually take the gold.

2008 National Championships

Alberta hosted the 2008 National Championships in Calgary, AB in February. Being the home team, a lot was expected from the team, who despite a strong physical presence, could not keep up with newcomers British Columbia. Alberta had its first-ever win in a 6:5 match against Ontario during the round robin, but could not defeat them in the semi-final again and eventually lost the bronze medal match to Québec. British Columbia captured the gold at the end of it all.

2009 National Championships

2009 saw a team without Andrzej Zadora, who was preparing to play for Canada at the 2009 World Men's U19 Floorball Championships. British Columbia hosted the event in April at the Richmond Olympic Oval, and although Alberta managed two wins, both against Québec, they still managed only 3rd place. British Columbia won the gold once more and are to date the only repeat champions. 2009 would also mark Paul Stasiewich's last as Captain.

The Alberta Unihockey/Floorball Federation would fold in mid-2009, which meant no team for Alberta at the 2010 Nationals in February in Hamilton. Only Ontario and Québec fielded teams, which ended up in an Ontario victory.

2011 National Championships

Alberta finally fielded another team in the February 2011 Championships, which were played in Richmond again. After several last-minute drop-outs, only 9 players could attend, which meant a weak Albertan side. Players missing included Robert Chrobak, the Kula brothers, the Łuszczek brothers, and the Stasiewich brothers. Even with the strong leadership of Captain Andrzej Zadora, the team would eventually lose its 3 matches, scoring only 4 goals in the process. Alberta would get the bronze, and British Columbia would win its 3rd gold medal.

2012 and Onwards

In order to secure participation in the 2012 World Floorball Championships, Floorball Canada had to create a new National Championships in Canada. Provincial teams are now only formed for tournaments such as the Canada Cup, and the National Championships have been replaced by the Canadian Floorball League.

Overall, Alberta has gotten the bronze medal in Canada three times.

  • 2007: 3rd place
  • 2008: 4th place
  • 2009: 3rd place
  • 2010: Did not participate
  • 2011: 3rd place
The Alberta Floorball Association hopes to field an Elite team at the 2018 Canada Cup in Ontario. Try-outs will be announced in September 2017.

You can view the team's Wikipedia page by clicking here.

For more information, contact us at info@floorballalberta.com.