14.05.2012 | Dejv
Yes, we know the roster of male elite category and it is really elite society, composed of teams from Czech Extraleague, Swedish Superleague, Finnish Salibandyleague and Swiss SML. Due to the later date of the tournament the teams will be together longer time and we can expect higher quality of each game.
Czech Extraleague will be presented by play-off participants of last season - Havířov, Otrokovice, Mladá Boleslav, Brno, FBC Ostrava, Chodov, Vítkovice and of cource the winner of Superifinal Tatran Střešovice. This year, the tournament will be very important for Tatran, because it will be preparation for Champions Cup, which will be hosted by Swedish Umea in September.
Another participant of next Champions Cup will come from this city – last year Czech Open winner and the finalist of this year Superleague - IBK Dalen. Another two Superleague semifinalists will complete Swedish roster. Prague will host historically most successful participant of Czech Open Pixbo Wallenstam IBK with Henrik Quist and also Falun IBK with perhaps the most dangerous forward duo of world floorball - Rasmus Enström and Alexander Galante Carström.
The best will come also from Switzerland. Traditional participant SV Wiler-Ersigen, who overruled home competition will be also preparing for Champions Cup. The second Swiss participant is the second finalist of SML, ambitious GC Zürych with captain Aleš Jakůbek and Czech forward Vojta Skalík. The Swiss trio will be completed by former team of Radim Cepek – HC Rychenberg.
Czech Open will also host two interesting Finnish teams. Nokian KrP will come to Prague for the first time. This team has probably the best shooter of floorball world. It is Henri Johansson, who scored 62 goals in 26 matches. Second Finnish team is traditional Tapanilan Ëra, who last presented in Prague in 2007 and took bronze medals. Tapanilan won Finnish Cup this year, so this name is certainly a guarantee of quality!
Did you already choose your favorite among 16 elite teams? If not, look carefully in the list of star names and look forward their great battles during 20th annual of Czech Open.