Welcome among the men´s elite: 1. SC WOOW Vítkovice and x3m team SSK Future
(7. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Apart from the eight foreign teams, the men's elite category also includes eight best teams of the Czech Extraliga. As every year, for the Czech teams the tournament will be a good confrontation with the top-class world floorball. Hence, the audience in Prague has a lot to look forward to.
Already the first group, AA, will offer a series of very attractive encounters. The tournament winner from two years ago, Sirius from Sweden, and the six-time Swiss champions from Wiler-Ersigen will meet the Prague team Future and the last year's Czech Extraliga finalist, Vítkovice.
The team of Vítkovice have already achieved quite good results several times in the history of Chance Czech Open. In 1996 and 1999, they won silver medals in the summer Prague tournament, and last year they were among the three Czech teams that made their way to the quarterfinals. There, Vítkovice lost by one goal against the later winner from Dalen.
Last year, Vítkovice played at Chance Czech Open as the Czech champions, this year they are coming as the runner-ups. Radomír Mrázek's selection can rely on offensive performances of Martin Tokoš or Milan Tomašík, who are supported from the defence by Petr Kološ and the goalie Marcel Suchánek.
The second Czech team in the group AA will play in a very familiar environment. We are talking about the Prague team Future, the sixth team of the past Extraliga season. At last year's Chance Czech Open, Future defeated the Swedish team of Dalen, but their way through the tournament was ended by their Prague rival from Střešovice a while later.
This year, the team led by Jiří Novák will definitely try to surprise the Swedish teams again. They can build their performance, for instance, on the skills of the talented young players, Daniel Rob and Jan Natov. From the goal they are supported by the goalie Filip Kejík.