*Last Day in World Championship China won another game against Somali and then it became a good and intense game against the Czechs, for most of the time..
*China vs Somali
In the morning the team played a quite friendly and well played games from both side. Both coaches Pelle Fosshaug for Somali and Hans Johansson for China, thought it was a good game for the development of Bandy. In the end it became 14-1 for China, and some scoring for many players among them Johan Chang but also one of the Chinese Team Gentlemens, defenseman Yu Qitai managed to score...
*China vs Czech 2-6 (2-2)
After a slow and unlucky start China was down 0-2 in the beginning, but the Chinese team came back, after two goals by Johan Chang and the game was levelled in halftime with the Chinese Team looking really strong.
The Chinese Team, controlled the game and as far as 20 minutes left it had skated out the Czech team and got most of the chances. But today we did not manage to score the leading goal and then the Czechs produced the leading goal instead, by using their Hockey competence in the Box. After that the Chinese players left a little bit their strategy and the game opened up to much for China and the Ice Hockey experienced Czech team could find a way to kill the game...in the end it became 2-6...
*To Summarize the Tournament...
We started the tournament a little bit slow and lost clearly some games against strong teams as Mongolia, Czech and Ukraine, but you could already in the beginning see that we had increased our skating capacity and more and more pieces came in place during the whole week. When Johan Chang came on Friday we became a new team and increased our scoring capacity. Finally Johan Chang produced 17 goals, and 6 assist. With him we did two really good games against both Japan and Czech and I actually think we were a little bit unlucky with the results in these two games. We also gave the German team a good game in the quarterfinal and we won 2 games against Somali. During the week we have put all the pieces from Nordic Vikings, Hokay and Harbin Sports University together and young players like goalie Zhou Tongshe, Daniel Zhang, Zu Mingrunze Wu Jiasiteng, Zhang Pengfei really put in a lot of skating energy into the team. In the dark Yang Huai also scored goals and in the older generation mainly Captain Gaou Chunlin, Yu Qitai and Yan Dong managed to balanced the team quite well complemented by Guo Ping, Zhang Lijun, Zhang Ludao and Wang Chunyi. Gao Bochen came to the tournament with fewer but could at least play one game against Somali. We are already now really looking forward to the World Championship in Sandviken 2017...We could be ready to pick up the competition with both Japan and Mongolia, who both did a really strong tournament. All the Asian Teams are really on their way with good spirit in Bandy.
*China lost against Germany in the Quarterfinal with 10-5..
Today we meet the best team, Germany, so far in the Tournament and again we played a quite disciplined game with good defence. Johan Chang scored 4 goals and had an assist to another goal and he together with good defensive play kept us a live for a while. Johan has had produced amazing 9 goals and 4 assist in just three games. Another player not mentioned so far in the tournament is Yan Dong, born in Harbin but has done most of his active life in different clubs in Shenzen, Macau and Hong Kong Area. He has stabilized the defence but today he also scored and had one fantastic assist to one of the goals...
*Internal Points... from coach Hans Johansson
We have developed the play for each game, playing and keeping the ball better and better on the ice. We have levelled out most part of the skating part in all games. It is especially the new skating capacity put in by the young Hokay boys, that makes a huge difference in the skating capacity. The next step is that we need to learn to handle different competences with our stick, especially shooting which will give us more possibilities to score on fixed situations, like corners, penalty shoot and free strikes... If you really look deep on the statistics it has been the Fixed situations especially on corners – that was one of the major differences as the Germans stroke 3 times on corners and put in one penalty shoot. Many goals in the defensive side is still made on different errors. It is all from individual errors on the wrong place on the ice as well as misunderstanding in the rules.
*Tomorrow we will have another two games and we hope that we could finish in style...so far we have kept the spirit up.
*China beat Somali with 9-3, in the last game of the day.
Nordic Vikings player Johan Chang, who came this morning after going from airport to airport in Moscow in the morning to catch a flight, become clearly the difference between the Teams with 4 goals and 2 assists – However the Somali team scored the most beautiful goal...
*China- Japan 1-3 (1-1)
This game became the best performance for a Chinese Team in World Championship, showing that the Chinese skating capacity is as strong as the Japanese and hopefully we could look forward to many great games in Asian Bandy between this teams. Johan Chang, who arrived started his campaign in this tournament with a penalty shoot in Goal... However the Referee called it off and he missed the second chance...In the rebound Japan took the lead. Johan Chang then scored the equalizer and it was 1-1 after the first half. In the second half Japan scored on a “hard judged” penalty shoot to 2-1, in the beginning. The Japanese Team, also scored on a ball that the Chinese defenders stopped playing on because it was of the court to 3-1, the Chinese energy was not enough to change the game, where the Japanese Team controlled the game.
*Nordic Viking Player Daniel Zhang, scored a real “Lomanov” goal in World Championship.... China lost 2-8 against Ukraine..
Tomorrow will be a restart of the Tournament for the Chinese Team, with games against Japan and Somali....Johan Chang is expected to arrive just before the game against Japan..
*Captain and former Chinese Ice Hockey Legend Gao Chunlin scored first goal in the tournament for China...however Chinese Team, lost against Mongolia with 1-7 in the first game in the Championship.
*Young Huai become the first Hokay player to score in a Bandy World Championship when China meet Czech Republic.... China lost against the classic ice hockey nation Czech republic with 1-8 after a friendly game.
**So far has our best player been our goalie Zhou Tongshe, also from Hokay, who does his second World Championship, says Head Coach Hans Elis Johansson... He also added that he think they have followed the expectations so far, and hopefully we will have something more in the pocket, later in the tournament when Johan Chang, arrives and also young Gao Bochen, might be ready for play.
*China Referee Wang Xue Feng, became Chinas first FIB Referee when he finalize his FIB Referee exam yesterday. He will do his debut as Referee today in the World Championship Japan vs Czech.
*Wang Xue Feng, have for long time dreamed of playing Bandy and become a part of the Bandy World, since his father gave him a Bandy Stick, when he was a little child. Last year he did a tremendous work to put together the first China Team...
*Wang Xue Feng, Is also the first Asian Referee, if you exclude some Russian Referees in Kazachstan... so it is really a milestone made for China Bandy.