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Benbrook, Texas October 2nd, 2013 – FloorballPlanet is proud to announce the arrival of a new USA Hockey floorball stick produced with unique USA Hockey logo and graphics.
Floorball a is safe, fast paced team sport similar to indoor hockey. It is played on foot with a lightweight stick, plastic ball and rules that are easy to learn. Initially developed in Sweden in the 1970’s, floorball boasts millions of players worldwide and is played at the World Cup level under the oversight of the International Floorball Federation (IFF).
“USA Hockey recognizes the cross training benefits of floorball and sees it as a great way to develop not only stick skills but to develop game sense. We see floorball as a valuable complementary sport and recommend it as part of our American Development Model (ADM) programming.” – Ken Martel, USA Hockey Technical Director, ADM.
“We are excited to be USA Hockey’s partner for the next two years,” says FloorballPlanet co-founder and US Salming importer Darryl Gross. “Salming is the leading floorball brand in North America and we are proud to partner with USA Hockey. This initiative will help grow and develop the game at both the elite and grassroots level. USA Hockey’s decision to implement floorball in its programs and use its name on a new floorball stick is proof that they recognize the wonderful synergies between hockey and floorball.”
Salming Sports, founded by Hockey Hall of Fame great Borje Salming, is one of the largest suppliers of floorball equipment in the world. FloorballPlanet is engaged in the nationwide development of floorball.