The start of the floorball season is getting closer. All leagues in the top four floorball countries, Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland, will start this week.
Vitkovice won the women´s Superfinal in Czech Republic last season, Photo: Florbal Vitkovice Facebook
The women’s league in Czech Republic (Extraliga Zeny) will start this Saturday with four matches.
17.9. 13:00 Bohemians (4*) v Chodov (1)
17.9. 14:30 Herbadent (1) v Liberec (8)
17.9. 16:00 Vitkovice (1) v Elite (5)
17.9. 18:00 Jicin (12) v Olomouk (10)
* = Last season’s results after regular season. Reigning champion Vitkovice, silver medalist Chodov and Herbadent all had 60 points after the regular season.
All in all, 12 teams will play in the women’s league and 8 teams will make it to the play-offs whereas the 4 teams left below the play-off-line will face play-outs.
NST won the first women´s Superfinal in Finland in the Spring. Photo: Topi Naskali
In Finland, the women’s league (Salibandyliiga) will kick off this Wednesday with a single match. More matches will be played on Saturday.
14.9. 18:30 EräViikingit (8*) v TPS (5)
17.9. 14:00 Steelers (-) v Classic (1)
17.9. 14:00 SB-Pro (3) v M-Team (7)
17.9. 15:00 SSRA (-) v O2-Jyväskylä (9)
17.9. 18:00 Happee (10) v NST (2)
17.9. 18:30 PSS (4) v KooVee (6)
*= Last season’s results after regular season. EräViikingit is a merger team by Viikingit and Erä. The result is according to Erä. – Means that the team didn’t play in the league last season.
12 teams will also play in the Finnish league. Top 8 teams will make it to play-offs, 9th team’s season will end and out of the last three the last will relegate straight to the second highest league and the two other teams will face play-outs.
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Pixbo Wallenstam won the women´s Superfinal in Sweden last season. Photo: Per Wiklund
The women’s league in Sweden (SSL) will start this Saturday with one match. Six matches will follow up on Sunday.
17.9. 13:00 Malmö FBC (9) v Rönnby Västerås IBK (6)
18.9. 13:00 Tyresö Trollbäcken IBK (-) v Karlstad IBF (8)
18.9. 13:00 IBK Dalen (10) v Warberg IC (-)
18.9. 14:00 FBC Uppsala (5) v FBC Kalmarsund (-)
18.9. 14:30 Endre IF (4) v IKSU (2)
18.9. 16:00 Pixbo Wallenstam IBK (1) v Täby FC IBK (7)
18.9. 16:00 KAIS Mora IF (3) v Linköping IBK (11)
*= Last season’s results after regular season. – Means that the team didn’t play in the league last season.
All 14 teams of the women’s SSL will start their season this weekend. Out of the 14 teams, the top eight will continue to play-offs, the season ends for the next four teams and the last two teams will relegate to the lower division. The reason for why there are three new teams in the SSL this season, is because Huddinge IK gave up their place in the league.
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piranha chur won the women´s Superfinal in Switzerland last season. Photo: Fabian Trees
In Switzerland, the women’s league (NLA) will start on Saturday with four matches.
17.9. 16:00 Skorpion Emmental Zollbruck (2) v Wizards Bern Burgdorf (5)
17.9. 16:00 UH Red Lions Frauenfeld (-) v Aergera Giffers (7)
17.9. 19:00 R.A. Rychenberg Winterthur (4) v piranha chur (3)
17.9. 19:30 Zug United (6) v UHC Dietlikon (1)
*=Last season’s results after regular season. – Means that the team didn’t play in the league last season.
Eight teams will battle for the title in the Swiss NLA. Each team will play in the play-offs, and unlike last season, none of the losing teams are facing play-outs. This is because in season 2017/18 the women’s NLA will be increased to 10 teams. The two first teams of the second highest league, NLB, will be promoted to the NLA.