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Alumni game 2017

On Saturday, June 3, the second alumni game took place. The current team played against the alumni team, composed of ex-Oxford floorball players, and also all the players that would leave at the end of the year.

In a hotly contested first period, both teams had many good chances to score, but solid defending and good goalkeeping prevented any goals.

The second period was equally tense. Both teams had their chances, but ultimately it was the alumni that took the lead toward the end of the period with a goal from Andreas, who had been playing for Oxford in his year abroad. But the alumni team were not done yet. Another goal from Andreas shortly after his first put the alumni team two goals ahead.

In the third period, the current team tried to come back, but it was an uphill battle. The exhaustion from the first two periods did not help the home team, which struggled to generate many scoring chances. Bennett did eventually score a goal for the current team, but it was too late, the alumni team took the 2-1 victory.

Goals and highlights of the game:

Cuppers 2017

On Saturday 27 May, the annual Floorball Cuppers tournament took place at the Iffley Road Sports Centre. There were five participating teams, but only one of them could take the trophy home. There was a group stage followed by semi-finals and then the grand final.

Group stages

Queen’s 0 – 0 Wolfson

The first game of the group stages was between Queen’s and Wolfson. In a nail-biting game where both teams had ample chances to score, great defending and goalkeeping from both teams ended in a 0-0 draw.

Green Templeton 1-0 Christ Church

Green Templeton’s excellent offensive play earned them the victory in the second game of the group stages. Despite Christ Church’s best efforts, it was impossible for for them to come back.

Keble 2-0 Queen’s

The inexperienced Keble team was no match for a Queen’s team with several first-team players. Keble had a difficult time defending with no substitutes, while Queen’s took advantage of their full team of 7 to take the win. Valiant effort from Keble!

Wolfson 1-0 Green Templeton

A close game that was that was decided by an all-important goal from Wolfson.

Christ Church 0-0 Keble

After their initial defeats, both teams were looking for a victory to survive the group stages. In a hard-fought game, with excellent defensive play from Keble and constant offensive pressure from Christ Church, neither team managed to score.

Queen’s 1-0 Green Templeton

A great all-round game from Queen’s, managing to defeat a strong Green Templeton team.

Keble 0-0 Wolfson

Another excellent defensive performance from Keble. Wolfson’s offensive efforts were not enough to overcome the strong Keble defense.

Christ Church 1-0 Queen’s

Christ Church handed Queen’s their first defeat of the tournament after a very good performance from both the offensive and the defensive players from Christ Church.

Green Templeton 1-0 Keble

A tired Keble team could not come back from a skillful goal from Green Templeton. After this game, Keble was eliminated in the group stages.

Wolfson 1-1 Christ Church

The group stages concluded with a strong performance from both teams, who managed to score one goal each.

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Semifinals

Queen’s 1-1 Christ Church (0-1 in the shootout)

The first semifinal was between the first team and the fourth team in the group stages. A surprisingly good performance from the Christ Church team kept them alive,  and a heroic goal from Christ Church captain Felix Westerén in the shootout granted them their victory.

Wolfson 0-0 Green Templeton (2-1 in the shootout)

The second semifinal was extremely close, but the match finished goalless after an excellent defensive performance from both teams. The shootout was even more exciting; Green Templeton scored first, and Wolfson showed that they would not give up by scoring right after. A further Wolfson goal, which Green Templeton could not match, ended the shootout in a Wolfson victory.

Final

Christ Church 1-1 Wolfson (1-0 in the shootout)

The Christ Church team had been improving throughout the tournament, with a poor start followed by better and better performances as the tournament progressed, culminating in an excellent performance against Wolfson. Christ Church took an early lead, only to be denied later on in the game by a Wolfson equaliser. In the shootout, neither team had managed to score until Christ Church hero Dan Zaitsev broke the streak. Wolfson could not match his goal, and Christ Church went on to become Floorball Cuppers champions!

The Christ Church team with the cuppers trophy

UKFF Season 2016/17-Tournament 4 January 29th

After a lengthy Christmas break we played our first league tournament at the end of January. This was the first time we played three games in one day (albeit 45 minutes each). Our results are described below.

Oxford – Warwick 4-1 (Zia, Dave, Johan, Alberto)

An early morning game that took us some time to get into. As the game went on we steadily improved and managed to get the win with some nice plays. The final goal was a great individual play from Alberto, who robbed the defence of the ball and found the back of the net very quickly.

Oxford – Scorpions 3-7 (Zia, Felix, Ian)

We struggled to keep up with the quick and skilful play of the Scorpions. Down 5-2 we dropped down to two lines and managed to grab a goal. After that we were unable to score again and subsequently conceded two goals.

Oxford – UCM 0-5

A good defensive effort against a very strong side. We kept them at 0-0 after one period but they managed to break through after that.

Well done to eveyone who played today, especially Justin who played in his first tournament!

Oxford (back row): Lucas Buzaglo, Andy Powell, Alberto Paganini, Maximilian Strobl, Johan Cassel, Milan Fowkes, Matthias Dilling, Justin Chris.

Front row: Ian Yang, David Morrey, Felix Westerén, Danny Gregory, Zia Saleh, Raimonds Rimarenko.

UKFF Season 2016/17-Tournament 3 November 27th

We played two games as part of the UKFF Midlands League on Sunday.

Oxford – Norwich (Oxford Win)

An unfamiliar side for most of us led us to a surprisingly easy win with little effort involved. Norwich didn’t show up. A friendly against Wakefield helped warm us up for the second game.

Oxford – Cambridge 3-3 

After going down 2-0, the comeback started in the second period. A heroic defensive effort from the team and some great saves from Danny helped us hold the lead. Good work from everyone, especially as the game got gradually more physical towards the end.

Goals: Milan (unass.), Zia (Ian), Johan (Richard).

Congrats to everyone who played today. We lost 9-4 to Cambridge last year so it’s a great result!

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Oxford (back row): Lucas Buzaglo, Maximilian Strobl, Johan Cassel, Raimonds Rimarenko, Zia Saleh, Milan Fowkes, Dan Zaitsev, Mårten Waldmann, Bennett Sanderson

Front row: Felix Westerén, David Morrey, Danny Gregory, Ian Yang, Richard Matoušek

UKFF Season 2016/17-Tournament 2 November 20th

We played two league games as part of the Midlands UKFF Division and our results were as follows:

Oxford – Rhinos 3-12

After drawing with the Rhinos 3-3 after one period, we struggled to keep up with their fast and accurate passing game. The end result was rather cruel.

Goals for Oxford: Milan (Maxi), Johan (unass.), Felix (unass.)

Oxford – Nottingham 7-3

A much better game overall. Nottingham brought 20 players (4 lines +!!) to really test our fitness levels. We were playing with 6 forwards and three defencemen. Thanks to our grilling fitness sessions led by Matthias Dilling and Felix Westerén we did not succumb and defended admirably. Props to Lucas Buzaglo for his good defensive play and Richard Matoušek on his first goal! Both were representing Oxford for the first time. Also worth mentioning Johan Cassel and his great defensive efforts that often left him limping off the rink…

Goals for Oxford:

Dan (unass.)
Richard (Ian)
Dan (Andy)
Johan (unass.)
Ian (Andy)
Milan (Richard)
Ian (Johan)

Well done to everyone who played today!

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Oxford (back row): Lucas Buzaglo, Andy Powell, Felix Westerén, Milan Fowkes, Maximilian Strobl, Johan Cassel

Front row: Richard Matoušek, Dan Zaitsev, Raimonds Rimarenko and Ian Yang.

Recreational 3-on-3 Tournament, November 13th 2016

We participated in a recreational 3-on-3 tournament in Moreton-in-Marsh on November 13th 2016. Oxford Floorball won its first 3-on-3 tournament. To the best of our knowledge, this is also the first tournament we have ever won.

The final scores were as follows:

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Final table:

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8 wins 1 loss.

It’s worth mentioning that Leamington were effectively the United Cities team (last year’s beaten UKFF finalists) and Sparta were the Scorpions-a very highly skilled team.

Thanks to everyone who played today, the effort level in the final to win was phenomenal.

Fantastic work by Raimonds Rimarenko in goal, goalscoring from Lucas Buzaglo, Ian Yang and Zia Saleh and good defensive coverage and battle by Richard Matoušek and Mårten Waldmann

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Oxford (Back row): Richard Matoušek, Mårten Waldmann, Zia Saleh, Milan Fowkes

Front row: Ian Yang, Raimonds Rimarenko and Lucas Buzaglo.

UKFF Season 2016/17-Tournament 1 October 16th

by Johan Cassel

Oxford Floorball started the season in division 1 of the Midlands in a fantastic fashion by winning the first two games of the year, improving throughout the tournament but realising the need for fitness sessions to be better prepared for next time.

Oxford Wakefield 3-2 (Ian, Felix, Ian)

A very tough (rough) first game where Wakefield showed a lot of fighting spirit. Ian scored the first goal of the season, assisted by Alberto. Felix scored the second goal assisted by Zia. Ian put in the winning goal, assisted by Johan. Raimond saved us many, many times.

Oxford – Manchester 3-1 (Johan, Felix, Alberto)

A very close and intense game against Manchester with both teams lacking energy towards the end of the game. Raimond continued to save us over and over again. Johan scored the first goal of the game, assisted by Dan, Felix increased the lead assisted by Johan. Manchester then scored once before Alberto decided to go on a solo run to score the final goal.

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Oxford (Back row): Zia Saleh, Matthias Dilling, Johan Cassel, Dan Zaitsev, Alberto, David Morrey, Andy Powell

Front row: Maximilian Strobl, Ian Yang, Raimonds Rimarenko, Felix Westeren, Mårten Waldmann.

Friendly 3-on-3 Tournament Results

We participated in a friendly 3-on-3 tournament in Birmingham on the 2nd of October 2016. Our team was composed of a mixture of current club players and newcomers. We managed to come second after a narrow loss to Norwich in the final, which is an excellent result!

Oxford-Manchester 4-3 (Alberto, Dan, Matthias, Malte)

Oxford-Norwich 3-1 (Dan x2, Felix)

Raymond’s aura in goal prevented Norwich from scoring two open goals from half a metre away!

Oxford-Nottingham 7-2 (Dan x2, Felix x2, Malte, Zia, Dave)

Oxford-Warwick -> win (Dan)

Oxford-Manchester -> win (Manchester forfeited)

Oxford-Norwich 5-1 (Felix, OG, Alberto, Johan, Malte)

Oxford-Nottingham 6-0 (Malte, Dan x2, Felix x2, Dave)

Oxford-Warwick 0-5 (Malte and Dave playing for Warwick)

Final

Oxford-Norwich 1-3 (Felix)

Representing Oxford: Johan, Richard, Zia, Kitty, Dave, Felix, Alberto, Matthias, Malte, Dan, Maxi, Raymond.

Special thanks to Malte, who played with us for the final time!

Floorball Cuppers 2016

 

Our annual Cuppers tournament was held at Iffley Road Sports Centre this year. The winners were Trinity College after going 0-1 down and turing the game around in the last minute of the final. Many thanks to all those involved in organising the event!

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Winners 2016 (Trinity College): David Morrey, Kitty Boyes, Nayab Malik, Jana Lücken, Malte Lücken.

Winners 2016 (Trinity College): David Morrey, Kitty Boyes, Nayab Malik, Jana Lücken, Malte Lücken.

The Final

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

 

Thanks to Alex for the videos!

BUFL UniCup 2015 Results, Birmingham, 11th October 2015

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Back row: Michael Am, Johan Cassel, Andy Powell, Malte Lücken, Bennett Sanderson, Felix Westeren, David Morrey Front Row: Nathaniel Magnuson, Richard Matousek, Marten Waldmann, Roman Lietsch, Milan Fowkes, Ian Yang, Nayab Malik Lying down: Daniil Demishin, Pascal Pfister

Back row: Michael Am, Johan Cassel, Andy Powell, Malte Lücken, Bennett Sanderson, Felix Westerén, David Morrey Front Row: Nathaniel Magnuson, Richard Matousek, Mårten Waldmann, Roman Lietsch, Milan Fowkes, Ian Yang, Nayab Malik Lying down: Daniil Demishin, Pascal Pfister

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