GAIS Bandy

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This article is about GAIS's bandy section. For other sections of the club, see GAIS (disambiguation).
GAIS Bandy
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Founded 1894; reestablished in 2005
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden
Home ground Heden
National championships 0
World Cup champions 0
GAIS about to execute a corner

GAIS Bandy is the bandy section of sports club GAIS from Gothenburg. In 1920, GAIS won the Gothenburg district championship,[1] but the club had not had an active bandy department for years when it took up playing bandy again in 2005. GAIS are already playing football in the highest national league in Sweden.

GAIS play their home games at Heden in central Gothenburg. GAIS came close to winning their first tournament in 2006 when they lost 6-10 to IFK Kungälv in the final of the Kosa Cup. They hosted one match, Sweden-Russia, at the Bandy World Championship 2013.[2]

GAIS played in Elitserien, the top-tier of Swedish bandy, for three seasons 2011–12, 2012–13, and 2013–14. The team was qualified for continued play in Elitserien for the 2014–15 season, but choose to withdraw due to problems with getting a good enough home-ice in Gothenburg. The club had hoped to get help from the City of Gothenburg, but the city said no.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ han Josephzohn. "GAIS". BAOB Bandylexikon. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Politikerna knäckte elitklubben" (in Swedish). Idrottens Affärer. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • [2] official club website