United States national bandy team

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United States
Association American Bandy Association
General Manager United States Magnus Sköld
Head coach United States Chris Halden
Assistants Sweden Mikael Sandberg
Home stadium Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval
Team colors          
First international
Norway Norway 6 – 1 United States United States
Oslo, 5 November 1983
Biggest win
United States United States 20 – 0 Hungary Hungary
Porvoo, 18 March 1991
Biggest defeat
Soviet Union Soviet Union 21 – 1 United States United States
Skövde, 1 February 1987
Norway Norway 21 – 1 United States United States
Helsinki, 21 March 1991
Bandy World Championship
Appearances 23 (first in 1985)
Best result 5th (1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993)

United States national bandy team has been taking part in the Bandy World Championships since 1985, being the first nation to join apart from the four teams which had so far participated in almost all the world championships; the Soviet Union, Sweden, Finland and Norway. However, the American team has yet to make it to the championship medals.

America also plays Canada in the annual Can-Am Bandy Cup.

World Championship record[edit]

Tournament Final standing
Norway 1985 Finished in 5th place
Sweden 1987 Finished in 5th place
Soviet Union 1989 Finished in 5th place
Finland 1991 Finished in 5th place (1st in Group B)
Norway 1993 Finished in 5th place (1st in Group B)
USA 1995 Finished in 6th place (2nd in Group B)
Sweden 1997 Finished in 6th place (1st in Group B)
Russia 1999 Finished in 6th place
Finland and Sweden 2001 Finished in 6th place
Russia 2003 Finished in 7th place (2nd in Group B)
Sweden 2004; (B-group in Hungary) Finished in 6th place (1st in Group B, won qualification to Group A in 2005)
Russia 2005 Finished in 6th place in Group A, lost qualification to Group A in 2006
Sweden 2006 Finished in 7th place (1st in Group B, lost qualification to Group A in 2007)
Russia 2007 Finished in 7th place (1st in Group B, lost qualification to Group A in 2008)
Russia 2008 Finished in 7th place (1st in Group B, lost qualification to Group A in 2009)
Sweden 2009 Finished in 7th place (1st in Group B, lost qualification to Group A in 2010)
Russia 2010 Finished in 6th place in Group A, won qualification to Group A in 2011
Russia 2011 Finished in 6th place in Group A, won qualification to Group A in 2012
Kazakhstan 2012 Finished in 6th place in Group A, relegated to Group B in 2013
Sweden 2013 Finished in 7th place (1st in Group B, qualified to Group A in 2014)
Russia 2014 Finished in 6th place out of 8 in Division A
Russia 2015 Finished in 8th place out of 8 in Division A
Russia 2016 Finished in 7th place out of 8 in Division A
Sweden 2017 Finished in 6th place out of 8 in Division A

Current squad[edit]

United States squad at the 2015 World Championship. [1]

Pos. Age Name Club
G Zander Asleson United States Minneapolis Bandolier
G Derek Melander United States Mississippi MoJo
D Andrew Knutson United States Minneapolis Bandolier
D Greg Olson United States Dinkytown Dukes
D David Plaunt United States Dynamo Duluth
D Scott Arundel United States Dinkytown Dukes
D Rick Haney United States Dynamo Duluth
F Jon Keseley United States Minneapolis Bandolier
F/D Jakob Blucher Sweden Unik Bk
F Kevin Brown Sweden Borlänge Bandy
F Michael Carman United States Mississippi MoJo
F Andrew Hogan United States Mississippi MoJo
F Mikael Lickteig United States Dinkytown Dukes
F Wyatt Wenzel Sweden Öjaby IS
F Daren Richardson Sweden Jönköping Bandy IF
F Brett Stolpestad United States Minneapolis Bandolier
F Peter Knutson United States Minneapolis Bandolier


United States squad at the 2014 World Championship in Irkutsk, Russia, January 26 – February 2, 2014.[2][3]

Pos. Age Name Club
GK 24 Eric Kraska United States Mississippi Mojo
GK 26 Derek Melander United States Dynamo Duluth
DF 25 Andrew Knutson United States Minneapolis Bandolier
DF 28 John Arundel United States Minneapolis Bandolier
DF 29 Davis Plaunt United States Dynamo Duluth
DF 27 Scott Arundel United States Mississippi Mojo
MF 29 Jon Keseley United States Minneapolis Bandolier
MF 35 Evan Richardson United States Dynamo Duluth
MF 49 Rick Haney United States Dynamo Duluth
MF 33 Jasper Felder Sweden Djurgårdens IF
MF 41 Mikael Sandberg United States Twin City Ice Tigers
MF 28 Andrew Hogan United States Mississippi Mojo
MF 26 Mikael Lickteig United States Twin City Ice Tigers
MF 22 Wyatt Wenzel United States Minneapolis Bandolier
FW 31 Daren Richardson Sweden Vetlanda BK
FW 28 Mike Hosfield United States Mississippi Mojo
FW 22 Ian Middlebrook United States Minneapolis Bandolier
FW 22 Peter Knutson United States Minneapolis Bandolier

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.usabandy.com/page/show/683886-usa-men-s-national-team
  2. ^ "USA Bandy Team off to Irkutsk, Russia for 2014 World Championship". USA Bandy. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Team USA". USA Bandy. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 

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