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    IIHF Inline Championship 2014

    Pardubice, Czech Republic
    June 1-June 7
    Top Division: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Great Britain, Germany, Slovakia, Sweden, US
    Division 1: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Slovenia
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    Team USA has named their roster for this:
    http://www.usahockey.com/page/show/1...ne-team-roster
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    I always enjoy this and the FIRS tournament.

    Conesy - here is a link to an interesting NY Times article from a few years ago, detailing the rise and fall of pro roller/inline hockey in the USA and Canada. Jonathan Mosenson is a good kid; he's a American Jew who played in the Israel-MIT game with me for Israel as one of the guest players, and he has represented the USA in FIRS competition multiple times in U18, U21 and mens' events, sometimes captaining the American squads.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/sp...anted=all&_r=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conesy View Post
    Pardubice, Czech Republic
    June 1-June 7
    Top Division: Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Great Britain, Germany, Slovakia, Sweden, US
    Division 1: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Slovenia
    Conspicuous by their absence from either division are the Russians.
    Is it simply a case where inline hockey has never caught on in Russia or are there other reasons?

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    Not sure, but they are absent from FIRS' main championship as well - see here: http://www.worldinlinehockey.org/201...pionship-firs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    I always enjoy this and the FIRS tournament.

    Conesy - here is a link to an interesting NY Times article from a few years ago, detailing the rise and fall of pro roller/inline hockey in the USA and Canada. Jonathan Mosenson is a good kid; he's a American Jew who played in the Israel-MIT game with me for Israel as one of the guest players, and he has represented the USA in FIRS competition multiple times in U18, U21 and mens' events, sometimes captaining the American squads.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/sp...anted=all&_r=0
    Great article, Marc! I've actually played with/against Itan Chavira in a Major League Roller tournament, and he had a cup of coffee with the ECHL's Ontario Reign. Shame inline hockey can't get more of a following.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    Not sure, but they are absent from FIRS' main championship as well - see here: http://www.worldinlinehockey.org/201...pionship-firs/
    I guess the weather in Russia would prevent kids from playing outside? Just throwing potential reasons out, but it would affect grassroot efforts to grow roller hockey there
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    Inline simply never caught on in Russia. They sent a national team to the first IIHF Inline Worlds which was ice hockey guys with limited inline experience. They were smacked and finished 8th and last. This year's FIRS Worlds has a Russian entry however.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think FIRS requires a qualifying tournament whereas the IIHF does (Latvia qualified from that spot this year). Thus, Russia could throw together a team for the former whereas they would need to actually develop a team for the IIHF competitions.
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    Also, all top division games will be streamed on the IIHF website
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conesy View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think FIRS requires a qualifying tournament whereas the IIHF does (Latvia qualified from that spot this year). Thus, Russia could throw together a team for the former whereas they would need to actually develop a team for the IIHF competitions.
    You are correct sir! FIRS had some discussion about changing their system due to the increase of competitors in recent years but nothing has been changed yet.
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    It should be noted, though, that FIRS is the official governing body for all worldwide roller sports, including inline/roller hockey, not the IIHF. Accordingly, if the sport ever reappears at the Olympics as a demonstration sport (or even an official medal sport), it would be under FIRS rules and jurisdiction, not the IIHF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Brunengraber View Post
    It should be noted, though, that FIRS is the official governing body for all worldwide roller sports, including inline/roller hockey, not the IIHF. Accordingly, if the sport ever reappears at the Olympics as a demonstration sport (or even an official medal sport), it would be under FIRS rules and jurisdiction, not the IIHF.
    I'm admittedly not familiar with the FIRS rulebook, but I'm going to assume that they don't play in quarters
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    Today's results:
    Top division
    USA: 10, Great Britain: 3
    Canada: 3, Germany: 1
    Division 1
    Austria: 8, Brazil: 0
    Slovenia: 9, Latvia: 4
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    It always surprises me how GB manage to even put a team together and a 'decent' one at that! The sport here is such a mess with no organisation at all!

    This is what I played cos I couldn't afford Ice hockey :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conesy View Post
    I'm admittedly not familiar with the FIRS rulebook, but I'm going to assume that they don't play in quarters
    Quick difference summary:
    FIRS' idea of the "ideal" rink is 50x25 meters, far smaller than the IIHF's.
    There are some differerances in goal design, additionally, the FIRS crease is rectangular while the IIHF uses a semicircle.
    The IIHF allows 16+2 as a maximum roster, FIRS only 14+2.
    FIRS play 20 minute halves compared to the IIHF 12 minute quarters.

    As for Marc's message, I'd like to know exactly how the IOC came to that decision since the IIHF is part of the Olympic program while FIRS is only a "recognized" governing body. Unfortuantely, the IOC did away with demonstation sports so the only way it would appear, IIHF or FIRS sanctioned, is as an official medal sport. However, FIRS take part in the World Games for non-Olympic sports.
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    More results:
    Top Division
    Czech Republic: 5, Slovakia: 2
    Finland: 7, Sweden: 4
    Division 1
    Australia: 2, Croatia: 4
    Hungary: 4, Japan: 3
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    For those Croatian hockey fans, Mate Tomljenovic is the starting goalie. I didn't realize he played inline, but it does bode well for Croatia's chances at promotion.
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    All Croatian inline players are actually regular hockey players. Without them, we would have the beer league level team.

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    Results for 6/2:
    Top Division
    Canada: 3, Finland: 5
    Slovakia: 7, Great Britain: 1
    Germany: 4, Sweden: 5 (OT)
    USA: 5, Czech Republic: 4
    Division 1
    Australia: 5, Latvia: 1
    Hungary: 3, Brazil: 6
    Slovenia: 5, Croatia: 0
    Austria: 8, Japan: 2
    Last edited by Conesy; 02-06-2014 at 22:52.
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    simply don´t understand ho could hungary lost with brazil - in preparation won one game with czech republic - simply crazy for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neronet View Post
    simply don´t understand ho could hungary lost with brazil - in preparation won one game with czech republic - simply crazy for me
    Yeah, it's a shocker for sure. Kudos to Brazil for managing to pull of the upset, though.
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    Results for 6/3
    Top Division
    Germany: 2, Finland: 5
    Division 1
    Croatia: 6, Latvia: 3
    Slovenia: 8, Austria: 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conesy View Post
    Results for 6/3
    Top Division
    Germany: 2, Finland: 5
    Division 1
    Croatia: 6, Latvia: 3
    Slovenia: 8, Austria: 5
    Should be Australia.

    Austria lost to Hungary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiraly View Post
    Should be Australia.

    Austria lost to Hungary.
    Crap, my bad. I shouldn't be doing these when I'm tired.
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    More results from today:
    Top Division
    Sweden: 5, Canada: 4
    Czech Republic: 7, Great Britain: 1
    USA: 6, Slovakia: 0
    Division 1
    Austria: 5, Hungary: 6
    Japan: 4, Brazil: 3
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    The week before the 2015 IIHF Inline Worlds, Tampere will also host the 2016 Europe and Rest of the World qualification tournaments.

    http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...2d860442d3f3bc

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    Results for 6/5
    Top Division
    Sweden: 12, Slovakia: 1
    USA: 4, Germany: 1
    Czech Republic: 5, Canada: 6
    Division 1
    Croatia: 5, Japan: 2
    Hungary: 1, Australia: 3
    Slovenia: 7, Brazil: 1
    Austria: 3, Latvia: 4

    Also, with Sweden's win they go straight to the semifinal round.
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    With Finland's 7-2 win over Great Britain, the semifinals are set. Sweden plays the Finns and the US plays Canada, in what should be some fantastic games. In Division 1, Latvia's first ever inline win sends them to the semifinals where they play Slovenia. The other semifinal pits Croatia against Australia, Hungary plays Japan for placement, and Austria plays Brazil without a chance to medal.
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    Results for 6/6
    Top Division
    Germany: 5, Slovakia: 4 (SO)
    Finland: 4, Sweden: 2
    Division 1
    Hungary: 12, Japan: 2
    Austria: 5, Brazil: 1
    Croatia: 5, Australia: 6 (OT)
    Slovenia: 12, Latvia: 2

    Both Brazil and Japan are relegated to qualifying events for 2015
    Last edited by Conesy; 07-06-2014 at 04:05.
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    Canada defeats the US 6-5 in the skills competition, meaning they will play Finland for gold, and the US will play Sweden for bronze
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    Australia's OT win means they play for gold against Slovenia
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    Slovenia captured Division 1 gold by defeating Australia 10-5 AND they are promoted back to the Top Division. Croatia defeated Latvia 4-3 to earn bronze.
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    Congrats to Finland for winning gold, and congrats to Team USA for winning bronze!
    Scores for 6/7
    Top division
    Gold medal game: Finland: 6, Canada: 2
    Bronze medal game: USA: 12, Sweden: 5
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    The battle for the European qualifier spot for next year's tournament begins July 4-6, between hosts Bulgaria, Serbia, FYR Macedonia, and Israel
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    Does anybody know where I can find results from all IIHF In-Line hockey World Championships between 1996 and 2005?
    For other championships I already have results.

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    In qualifying, Israel defeated Serbia 10-8 and Bulgaria defeated FYR Macedonia 6-3. There are two more days left of qualifying, and the winner of it grabs the European spot for next year's Worlds.
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    Final results for 2015 European Qualifying:
    1. Bulgaria 3GP: 2W, 1OTW for 8 points and +10 goal differential
    2. Israel 3GP: 2W 1L for 8 points and +3 goal differential
    3. Serbia 3GP: 1W 1L 1OTL for 4 points and +9 goal differential
    4. FYR Macedonia 3GP: 0W 3L for 0 points and -23 goal differential
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    The USA won the gold at the 2014 FIRS hockey tournament. Here is a 20+ minute documentary video. It really captures the atmosphere from Toulouse, France, where it was held. Enjoy!

    http://vimeo.com/103079228

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    Since we don't have a thread for the 2015 version, here's an update: Argentina, Chile, and Hong Kong will be playing the Rest of the World qualification tournament in Buenos Aires from Nov 19-21
    http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...iew/?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=9201&cHash=7e9f8e54a7aeebc3ad946e0a66ab501b
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    Argentina won the Rest of the World tournament, and thereby booked their trip to the 2015 Championship
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