Chicago hosted both the US Youth National tournament and the Chicago Open tournament for adults over the weekend. The hometown Chicago Bulldogs became US Youth champions for 2022 with North Texas (NTFA) taking the Chicago Open title.

US Youth Nationals 2022

The US Youth Nationals took place with the local Chicago Bulldogs picking up the title of 2022 US Youth champions. 7 teams from across the US took part in the tournament in Chicago with a round robin format allowing lots of floorball to be played over two days followed by the elimination round. The final was between the Chicago Bulldogs and the team from Utah who were the only team to beat the Bulldogs during the round robin stage. The Bulldogs however held on in the third period to their 2 goal advantage to take the win and national youth title.

The final standings were:

  1. Chicago Bulldogs
  2. Utah
  3. Orlando Vikings
  4. Hustle and Flow Floorball
  5. Colorado
  6. Chicago Pitbulls
  7. Music City FC U15

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Photo by Adam Troy

Chicago Open

The adult’s Chicago Open tournament took place also over two days with 8 teams in total taking part including the US men’s U19 squad and a team from the host city of the World Games 2022 the Birmingham Vulcans! In a tight round robin stage, no team went through with a 100% win record setting up an interesting elimination round. The semi finals consisted of hometown Chicago Dogs beating the US men’s U19 squad and North Texas (NTFA) beating Colorado 4-0. This set up the final where NTFA held strong and clinched back to back tournament wins beating the Chicago Dogs 1-0 in a tight final after winning the Texas Open tournament back in April during the men’s WFCQ event.

The final standings were:

  1. NTFA (North Texas Floorball Association)
  2. Chicago Dogs
  3. USA MU19
  4. Colorado
  5. Tomah Floorball Club
  6. Chicago Mad Dogs
  7. Birmingham Vulcans
  8. Nashville (Music City Floorball Club)

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Photo by Adam Troy

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