Re: Various results Once again we lose horribly to Sweden, this time in women's floorball world championship final - in our home games, on top of all.
After 4-4 regular time, it eventually went to shootout and after 5 pairs of shooters left it 2-2 (with a very arguable goal of Finland disqualified!) the sixth shots decided it for Sweden.
Re: Various results Finland is again ringette world champion!
Ringette is a game that was invented back when ice hockey wasn't "appropriate" for women. It's mainly played in Canada and Finland.
Which means that when there's Ringette World Championship - every 2 to 4 years, now 11th time - it's Canada vs Finland.
Except that first time 1990 there were 8 teams: Finland, USA and 6 Canadian teams. Canadians were 6 first.
1992 there was only two Canadian teams, East and West, so Finland got bronze.
But since they lost to Finland 1994, Canada started to play as one team. That made them champions again 1996 and 2002, but since Finland has dominated, now winning 5th championship in row (7th in total).
Aside the actual championship played between Finland and Canada, there a wider secondary tournament that now consisted of Czech, Slovakia, Sweden, USA and junior teams of Finland, Canada and Sweden. Canada U21 won Finland U20 for this "President's Trophy".
Re: Various results IFK Mariehamn has won their first Finnish championship
You'll see why this is incredible if you look up Mariehamn (aka Maarianhamina) on map: it's capital of Åland Islands, the autonomous are that has population of less than 30 000, around 0.5% of whole Finland.
IFK (Swedish for "Spors Club") Mariehamn is the only team located in Åland in any sports playing on Finnish championship level (they have since 2005).
We are champions... of floorball. Because pretty much nobody but Finland and Sweden plays it much. This was 11th championship tournament and so far Sweden has won 8 and Finland the rest.
But nevertheless, Finland wins world championship 2016!!!
4 Czech Republic
11 United States