TORONTO, May 20 /CNW/ - Borje Salming, Toronto Maple Leafs Alumnus and
Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and Anthony Perruzza, Toronto City
Councillor for Ward 8, will officiate over the official opening of the
eighth annual Canada Cup Floorball Championship. The opening ceremonies
begin at 3:00pm at the Tait Mackenzie Centre on York University's Keele
campus at 4700 Keele Street in Toronto.
Floorball is a type of indoor hockey played professionally in countries
like Sweden and Finland. In Canada, floorball is a popular high school
sport and used in Hockey Canada's Skills Academies across the country
for dry land training. Having received formal recognition from the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December 2008, floorball is
slated for its debut at the Olympics in the 2020 Summer Games.
The Canada Cup Floorball Championship was founded in 2004 as a way to
bring a small group of North American floorball pioneers together. This
tournament has evolved into an annual event with international appeal.
Every spring, the floorball world turns its sights on Toronto to follow
the Canada Cup, the undisputed crown jewel of North American
floorball. The 2011 Canada Cup is the eighth annual tournament and
will feature over 60 teams and 700 players from across Canada and the
United States. Teams compete in eight different divisions, from Atom
age youth players to Elite players. In addition to the exciting game
action, entertainment and activities will take place for the various
fans and parents of players.
The tournament begins at 8:00am on Friday, May 20 with high school
division action. Games are held every 45 minutes through to Sunday May
22 with the elite division championship on Sunday at 2:00pm. The elite
division championship will also be televised live on Rogers TV.
Mr. Salming is available to speak to the media from 1:30 - 3:00pm on
location on prior to the opening ceremonies. Please see media contact
What is Floorball?: www.floorballpro.com
Canada Cup Tournament information: www.thecanadacup.com
SOURCE Grassroots Floorball Inc.
For further information:
Canada Cup Floorball Championships