16.04.2012 | Dejv
Legendary Swedish club Pixbo Wallenstam IBK experienced on of the most successful seasons in its history. Although finally none of the elite teams qualified to the final they left very good impression when they fought to the fifth match in the semifinal series.
Women team finished on sixth place after basic part, but defeated fancy Rönnby IBK in the quarterfinal. In the semifinal “Foxes” struggled against another fancy team KAIS Mora IF. Pixbo leaded by Sara Helin and Johanna Dahlin were resisting till the last minutes, but didn’t reach the final. Even so, Pixbo women had one of the most successful seasons in the history.
Men team belonged to the elite of Swedish Superleague form the beginning and finished on the second place after the basic part. Foxes choose Warberg for quarterfinal and their choice almost backfired badly. But team around Daniel Callebsson, Peter Runnestig or Martin Östholm showed character and ensured the advance to the semifinal in extra time of the fifth match. Pixbo had to struggle with Dalen, traditional opponent, in the way to the final. Team from the North of Sweden finally succeeded in the even series. All games were watched by 2 000 fans at least. Pixbo has to wait for the final match one more year. But good news is that next year returnee Henrik Quist will assist to reach this goal.
And we can look forward that the semifinalists of the best Swedish leagues will stir up the water of jubilee Czech Open.